Thursday, May 29, 2008


a beer to replace my long time favorite Corona

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Jaane tu ya jaane na and ADA released !!!!!!

Two AR Rahman albums at the same time. Hasn't happened in a long time. The last I remember was in Tamil, Alaipayuthe and Kandukondein Kandukondein. I'm very very happy just for that one fact alone, leave aside the fact how the songs are. 18 songs are just way too much to digest. Every track I'm listening I can't forward or skip. I don't know when I'll finish listening and when I'll write about them.

My short review based on just one time listen is that Jaane tu ya jaane na carries a very contemporary fresh feel with simple and nice lyrics. For those who miss RDB's music, this one's a real treat. And ADA has some great instrumentation and ARR's song is top notch in this. However I felt 2 song were a bit outdated, but again I havn't heard them enough.

So for now happy listening and watch out for this space for a more elaborate review.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

New promo from JTYJN

New promos, new excitement, new discussions, all add up to more expectations, and why not ?? we just have 2 more days for the soundtrack to release. This is the song based on the first promo's catchy music. The song's structure however is convoluted, or we can safely put it as Rahman's style. I'm sure its gonna be catchy after few listens and after hearing it completely.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Aamir Khan Productions' DOG

OK you might think I wasted my precious 30 mins in comin up with this picture, but when Aamir can waste his time and write a blog on his newfound dog, Shahrukh, and when many websites can waste their time and readers time in writing their views about his post, I think my hour isn't really wasted. I just wanted to come up with a catchy title to this post and in the process remembered SRK's DON...then few tweaks here and there and we get SRK's DOG :).

I understand a lot of SRKs fans are offended by this cheap stunt, infact its a shocker even to many who adore Aamir. Yes, its low for Aamir to make such a comment but you gotta agree that SRK isn't a saint either. He's poked fun at several revered film personalities before. And we all clearly know (if not, Justin Timberlake reminded us last year in his song) What goes around comes back around. Its all part of the game guys...tit for tat, giving him a taste of his own medicine.

Personally I think SRK is a great entertainer and performer, while Aamir is a great talented actor. And all of this is just a publicity stunt.
Cheap ? I guess,
Bad ?? I don't think so as its garnered enough attention.
Funny ??? To me :) bcoz I don't consider SRK as God like many others do and so it doesnt offend me, and just naming a dog Shahrukh sounds ridiculously funny. hehehe...

Is this gonna be a new trend ? naming pets after famous stars ?? I don't know..

As the song from Bombay Dreams goes -
Contradictions, City of extremes, anything is possible in Bombay Dreams !!!

P.S. -On a sidenote if you think about it, a dog is man's best friend, and by Aamir naming his dog Shahrukh, I think he tried to tell the whole world that Shahrukh is his Best Friend :):)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

JTYJN soundtrack releasing on May 20th

I hate when things get postponed..JTYJN audio was supposed to release on May 15th, but now due to some reason its pushed to May 20th :(.

So till then atleast I managed to get the tracklist. In total 8 songs with 2 repeats / remixes. Damn...6 more days !!!!

Here's the Tracklist for Jaane Tu...ya jaane na -

Kabhi Kabhi Aditi Zindagi (3:41)
Rashid Ali
Pappu Cant Dance (4:27)
Blaze, Mohd. Aslam, Tanvi, Anupama Deshpande, Benny Dayal, Tanvi, Darshana, Satish Subramanium
Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai (3:41)
Runa Rizvi
Nazrein Milaana Nazrein Churaana ( 3:57)
Swetha Bhargave, Naresh Iyer, Satish Chakravarthye, Tanvi, Darshana, Benny Dayal, Anupama Deshpande
Tu Bole Main Boloon (4:36)
A R Rahman
Kahin To Hogi Ho (5:05)
Rashid Ali, Vasundhara Das
Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai - 1 (5:44)
Sukhwinder Singh
Pappu Cant Dance - Remix (4:27)
Anupama Deshpande, Benny Dayal, Benny Dayal, Blaze, Tanvi, Darshana, Satish Subramanium, Mohd. Aslam

While waiting for JTYJN's audio, you can now check out Ada's second teaser. We get to hear a beautiful humming in the background...and thats about it. Can't they come up with atleast 20 sec trailers ?? 10 sec is way tooooo short...kills me

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

'Cricketers are no different from prostitutes' - Mahesh Bhatt

Whats he smokin ???? No seriously..I've seen guys on crack make more sense than him. This is the excerpt from Indiafm -

Says a character in Jannat, "Dekhiye Sir. Cricketers aur prostitutes ke beech zyada farq nahin hota. Donon ki jawani khatm to kahani khatm."

In fact producer Mahesh Bhatt is supremely gung-ho about this latest eyebrow-raising tryst with controversy. "Yes, those are the exact words in Jannat. And what's wrong with that? If you think about it, we're all prostitutes. And at least they deliver what they promise. I'm no different from a prostitute. I too am a pleasure peddler. And please, I'd rather be a prostitute than a saint," says the eternal celluloid renegade who has earlier whipped up a frenzy of controversies in movies like Arth, Zakhm and Woh Lamhe.

Ok Sir...I can agree on the fact that YOU are a prostitute, but that doesn't make all of us prostitutes. And what do you mean by saying that you would rather be a pros than a saint..well you aren't a saint for one, so that surely makes ur a pros according to your words...And how does the sentence "Donon ki jawani khatam to kahani khatam" which is for prostitute business relate to CRICKET !!!! In this world that applies to everything, living and non living things...every THING loses its charm once its old...why just cricket !!! So according to Mr. Butt the whole world is filled with prostitutes...or better than that...the whole WORLD is a prostitute...

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Incredible trailer from The Incredible Hulk

Seems like Edward Norton has bundled together a lot of amazing action sequences in this movie. I am really looking forward to this movie alongwith The Dark Knight, even though many of whom I know aren't really interested. And all the credit to make even hardcore Hulk fans run away from Hulk must go to Ang Lee's version. That movie didnt even have a solid Villain. And it had more of a documentary feel than action. Here we have a cool villain ( read creepy and scary ) Abomination. And on top of that its Marvel's second production venture after their first hugely popular and successful Iron Man. I believe even Tony Stark does a cameo in this movie.

I'm tellin ya this movie's gonna kick some serious ass... Btw did anyone notice this from the new trailers ? The previous hulk looked a bit sad, had short hair, and looked like he wanna cry all the time, while the new hulk is much more pumped up, like a ruthless,angry and fiery monster, and yes with longer hair. Atleast in that area they've made a faithful adaptation of the comic book.

Monday, May 5, 2008

"Smile" from Chaplin by Robert Downey Jr.

This song, for those who didn't know before...including me, was written by Charlie Chaplin himself, the man who brought smile on many faces. I actually came across this song while searching for Robert Downey Jr.'s Chaplin on youtube. I heard a lot about him recently due to his hugely popular IronMan movie. And that made me do some research on his old movies which landed me on Richard Attenborough's "Chaplin".

This version of "smile" was sung by Robert himself, and listening to it you can easily say that he's a talented singer as well. Downey's bluesy voice is full and soulful and it touches your heart quite instantly. I believe there were earlier versions of the same song, but I don't know if they'd be as moving as this one. I got goosebumps listening to it the first time.

I believe Charlie Chaplin was a very depressed man in real life, which is quite ironic looking at his screen image. Manic depression sucks. More power to those who fight and are creative in spite of it. Artist and writers have higher rates of depression. Guess creativity comes with a price. But what a gift, amazing !! Now I've gotta watch this movie.

Here's the lyrics for this enigmatic song -

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying

Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile