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Gomolo.in: the new kid on the block

this blog has long been silent. The sabbatical seems far too stretching. No time for movies, u mean to say? commented one fellow movie lover. Naah. it’s just the impure feeling of lyaad (lethargy).

So, i was out surfing again, and after a while, found this new kid on the block: gomolo.in. uhh aah. On a first glance, it seemed like an indian version of Imdb, but after playing a bit, the fun starts. Inspired by Imdb, the site, it seems, intend to provide a robust platform for the movie lovers to meet and share anything and everything on movies. It has started with a very comprehensive database on Hindi and Bengali movies, and if their objectives are to be believed then Gomolo.in truly could be the first total Indian movie poratal covering every language a film is made in the country. The site is just a new-born, and has a lot of scope for improvement.

Found a web viral on youtube too. it’s funny 🙂

Here is what Mid-day has to say about the site. What could seperate out gomolo with its close rivals is its  focus to develop a strong network of people around the well-researched content. the site also has a handful of quality articles, which the real movie buffs would find very useful. They should soon start reward schemes for contributions to lure people to join. it’s interesting to see how they can create a niche for themselves in the age of orcut and facebooking. will they too join the trend of self-integration with orcut/facebook? their ‘movie locator’ app could surely be the one to start with.

June 23, 2008 at 11:10 pm Leave a comment

Jai Baba Felunath – the knife throwing scene

This clip is from Satyajit Ray‘s Bengali film ‘Jai Baba Felunath‘, an extremely popular detective flick from one of his famous ‘Feluda’ stories. watch the mastery thrilling scene, where Utpal Dutt (villain) sends out a veiled threat to Feluda and his accomplishes by tricking them to a knife-throwing skill-show — a form of jugglery art. Abhay Mitra, hand-picked by Ray, performed the jugglery in the film for Kamu Mukherjee, the personal juggler of Maganlal Maharaj (Utpal Dutt).

June 11, 2007 at 10:42 am 2 comments

Cheeni Kum: healthy and tasty!

cheeni-kum.jpgHow far would you stretch LOVE when it comes to age? When a 64 years old man falls in love with a 34 years old woman, heads turn, warnings are issued, hazards are told, and disasters are forecasted. Romance in such a scenario is ill-perceived as a man of such age is only supposed to be fatherly or grand-fatherly. So, when you take up a dry story like that to make a film, you’ve already en-routed towards a commercial blunder. The writing is on the wall.

But Cheeni Kum is among that rare list of films made in bollywood that attempts to showcase ‘romance’ from a different angle – a mature relationship, or as it says, a sugar-free romance. It’s a very bold attempt by the debutant director – the adman Mr Balki, who brings sparks in almost every fold. Be it the scene where ‘colgate’, the big tooth waiter in the restaurant, is snubbed by the chef, or the humorous verbal war between Amitabh and Tabu – the film infuses real-life quotients so effectively that you never feel this unusual love story out-of-the-world kind. The conversations hold the fort here as you see an amalgamation of some of the finest actors on screen – Amitabh, Tabu, Zohra Sehgal and Paresh Rawal – all of them make things work for this film that seriously challenge the spicy tantrums that typical romantic bolloywood films would offer. Tabu really is the sweetest euphony in this two-hour film with Amitabh Bachhan at his witty best.


[trailer]

My fav songs: Illaiyaraja’s music is soothing and brings that ‘simple’ touch to the ear.

Cheeni Kum
Baatein Hawa hai

Jaane Do na

June 5, 2007 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment


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