Archive for March, 2012

Lost Baggages

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Yesterday, information pills stomach poet, director & writer Gulzar celebrated is 73rd birthday. Thanks to his recent successes, he is one name who is still pretty reknowned amongst the young generation. These days, his Kaminey‘s Dhan Te Nan is quite popular. And earlier this year, he co-won the prestigious Oscar for Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)

Due to this, every radio channel worth its airwaves played his songs on their daily ‘oldie goldie’ programmes. By ten pm, I was furiously switching between four channels, simultaneously sms’ing to two friends the favorite songs (multi-tasking, eh!).

Well, as the frenzy endied, I thought I had to list out a few of his songs that the Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar has graced with her mellifluous voice; after all, both have immense mutual respect for each other. She has sung in most of his films. And he has directed her home production (Lekin). The association started right from Bandini, when a young Gulzar wrote a lovely lyric about a love-lorn woman, based on refrains from Radha-Krishna lovetale. Mora gora ang lai le continues to enthrall listeners, old and new; S D Burman’s frugal but fruitful music enchants.

(As always, this is a random list – not in any particular order, and since Mora gora ang lai le has been mentioned above, and deserves to be before any list, it is not mentioned below).


Kahaani–Film Review

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Kahaani is a brilliantly directed, website taut and tense thriller, with dollops of twists, treatment and  loads of suspense,  leaving the audience forever guessing, and lots of surprise elements that will keep you riveted to your seats.



Jodi Breakers–Film Review

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Jodi Breakers seems to stem out from someone pointing out after watching Band Baaja Baraat (BBB) -‘what if they specialized in breaking than making couples?’

Well, for sale yes? Then? Then what?



London Paris New York–Film Review

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Sweet, page short, slim and pretty much serene; though the film lacks a full-bodied story yet it makes it up with its inherent charm & easy-going affability, especially between the lead pair. Plus, it’s running time is just about right.