Tag: Bollywood

Electronic Podcast Episode 5

Ok people, so this is my first time when I am going to post my non-stop mash ups on my blog, Basically I like electronic dance music (a.k.a EDM) with tracks being belted out by professional DJ’s and producers across the globe.

Online streaming linkhttp://goo.gl/3nAaG

Rapidshare download linkhttp://goo.gl/IQPcw

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For me music is THE stress buster, specially when it comes to trance, and some fast paced zippy numbers, so I have been creating non-stop mash ups since last one year or so, just to satisfy that creative urge within me.

This time around it’s a 2:30 Hrs marathon mix, with different genres of music from across the globe stitched seamlessly together. So what are you waiting for? just check it out and feed me back with your views 🙂

 

 

PS: This podcast is ideal for people going out for long drive, or a long run 😉 also I am not a pro DJ or

something, it’s just my hobby so please be lenient if you don’t find something good in this podcast 😉

Enjoy \m/

Stay Blessed. 🙂

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Barfi!

Some one said that life is a festival celebrate it, while I write Barfi’s review, this quote is what echoing within me. Yes after watching movie like Ek Tha Tiger which apparently shook my faith in Bollywood movies. I almost took a decision not to watch any Bollywood flick until a movie is something like Gangs of wasseypur types. But then your brain can only decide it’s the heart which takes the final shot, and I just came back from a mesmerizing cinematic experience known as BARFI!

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This movie is about a guy named “Barfi” [Ranbeer Kapoor] who is deaf and mute but still he is more expressive than normal human beings living in Darjeeling. Essentially Barfi is all about his bonding with other two main characters of movie Shruti [Ileana D’Cruz] and Jhilmil [Priyanka Chopra] which essentially drives the movie.

People might try to slot this movie in some genre, but I feel this movie can’t fit in one single genre, but yes I do believe that romance is something which can be felt in majority of the frames in this movie. Beauty of Barfi lies in the fact is that it’s not a movie which preaches about helping physically challenged people.

Barfi falls in love with gorgeous Shruti (who is already engaged), although Barfi can’t listen or speak, but still Shruti likes his company. Although Barfi is no match to Shruti who is from an affluent family where as Barfi’s father works as a driver. Shruti inspite of being in love with Barfi gets married to a different guy and moves on to Calcutta. Story moves on and brings together Barfi and Jhilmil who is suffering from Autism. Overall movie revolves around various incident happening around these three characters and how they keep  converging in each others path.

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No-where this movie tries to invoke sympathy from audience toward the character of Barfi and Jhilmil, from the word go they will grab you and will take you in their beautiful world. Performance wise I must say Ranbeer Kapoor has out-done himself. When Rock star came I felt it to be his career best performance which wont be repeated again, but as Barfi he has proved again that he is ready now to take on the reigning khans etc. Can you believe that he has not spoken a single dialogue or did some heroic stunt or typical latka and jhataks, yet he delivers like a heavy-duty performer. Watch out for a sequence where Barfi goes to meet Shruti’s dad, people actually clapped for this sequence. It’s will surely bring  tears in your eyes.

Priyanka and Ileana have played their part with full conviction and brilliance. You will fall in love with both of these characters. Ileana as Shruti will spell-bound you with her beauty and dignity, whereas Priyanka as Jhilmil will surely win your heart.

Many sequence will surely moisten up your eyes. Music plays a crucial role in the whole narrative with some soulful track you just feel like as if you are watching some one drawing a beautiful picture! Specially this track “Phir le aya dil” will stir your deep hidden feelings of lost love.

Barfi is all about faith in love, if you love some one then tell them, stand by them and hold them, if they go then release them, its all about acceptance of your own emotions which we tend to ignore just because of some situation.

Through out this movie I had a strange smile on my face, at times my eyes were moist too, overall I left movie hall with a strange happiness in my heart, what else you want..if you can be happy!

Go and watch Barfi, specially if you have ever been in love, this movie ultimately emphasizes the fact that indeed…..Life IS beautiful.. 🙂

Best of 2009

No prizes for guessing what this post will be saying about..yes..just trying to run through the flashback of this tough year. Coming straight to the point. I have always been a big fan of these top 5, top 10 kind of countdowns..thus I felt of doing the same for my sleepy blog as well.Ummm..let me check..to begin with

Top Bollywood movies of the year

Any normal Indian will surely get excited by even small mention of Bollywood, Was just pondering that what all can be my best movies of the year..

Here it goes..

3 Idiots :- Any one who must have seen this movie by now will support my selection, every time I watch an Aamir movie  I am left clueless that how this guy compromises so much with his character. Amazing movie. Superb story and what else can you demand to end your year on a happy note.

Rocket Singh: Sometimes simple stories can go straight through your heart. This movie is just like that. Every thing is so predictable about this movie, still you will love it.

Wanted : I know I know, this is something anti-best kind of entry, but then somehow I enjoyed this movie. Not a dull moment full on masala movie, I know that we tend to loathe such kind of cinema these days, but then after so much of complexities..it actually makes sense to watch such brainless stuff. Salman rocks.

Paa : hmm…this movie is all about Mr. Bachhan. I am simply amazed by his stamina and zeal to experiment. Although not a great story line but somehow top-notch performances by the actors in this movies makes it one of the must watch of 2009.

Dev D : Now this is what I can term as coming of ages. A small budget movie, with completely new take on all time classic Devdas, you can only feel that how the hell someone can think of making such different movies. Emotional atayachar has some how became one of them most popular word of 2009. Top notch.

Apart from these I have so many movies for 2009, but somehow I feel that these are the only ones which I would love to watch again movies like Kurban, Kaminey, New york, wake up sid are definitely nice ones but still my best ones are already decided.

Top moments of 2009

Now this is something personal.. I was just wondering if I can also pen down my best moments of the year. So read it at your own discretion ;).

First Job : Yes this was one of the high of 2009. This is the year when I started of with my first brush with corporate world. Things have moved on since, but still this moment will always be very special to me.

Yamaha Fazer: from second-hand bike to the ubiquitous Pulsar, I landed up with out of budget bike Fazer. I never thought of getting such an expensive bike for myself (yeah expensive at least to my standards) but then I would love to remember this year for Fazer, as it gave me confidence to pursue my dream, to go for what you like and to achieve what you feel is bit difficult.

MBA : This is one such achievement, which really makes me feel that Yes! I have done something significant in my life. The best part is that now I am relieved that there is no more formal education left for me (plz PhD is not my cup of tea). So no more tests, no more classes no more tension of getting flunked in exams…2009 marked an end to my student life..

Recession : Hmmm..what more to say..this is of course not the best thing to happen, but somehow I feel that this rough time has only made me stronger. It has inculcated me with a feeling that what worse can happen now, when so much of  mess has already happened. This phenomenon has only made me a tough person.

pheww..I believe these are the few best moments I tried to capture. But I am amazed by this feeling that how fast this year passed. 2009 will always be remembered for its tough situation. The kind of struggle it offered. Never mind, I have great hopes from 2010 which again will be a crucial year for me. Lets see what happens next…Wishing you all a great new year in offering…enjoy and may god bless us all with all the joy and happiness for coming year……HAPPY 2010

Bachna Ae Haseeno

This monday I checked out the much awaited music from Yashraj camp movie Bachna Ae Haseeno. It seems like that YRF has lost its midas touch in the music department, someway or the other they are not able to churn out  movies which are neither box office success nor having any catchy music unlike their other movies like veer zaara.

This movie will surely set the box office on fire for initial days becuause of its star value. With stars like Katrina, Bipasha, Ranbir, Deepika and Minisha any college goer will surely love to drop in for this flick.

Now the music…in one word I would rate it disappointing…The album opens up with Khuda Jane with singers like KK and Shilpa Rao I immediately developed big expectations. Once you listen this number and you somewhere get a feel as if you are listening song from some Bhatt camp movie with Imran hashmi in lead. May be these days we are so much into Pritam’s music that every other number seems to be composed by him only . But Khuda Jane a slow paced number is surely a treat for lovers check it out.
Lucky Boy is a big dampener neither its a dance number nor it falls in slow genre may be it will look more interesting on screen but nothing special in this number. Talent of singers like Sunidhi and Hard Kaur (Move your body fame from Johnny Gaddar) are completely wasted.

Aahista aahista is surely a winner track among all the other numbers of this title. A fast paced track which you would love to listen on a long drive is a number to watch for. Track opens up with melodious voice of Shreya and the whole pitch and feel changes as Lucky Ali takes charge of the proceeding. Lucky is almost on high pitch almost throughout the number, in coming days this one should surely be used for promotion

Jogi Mahi is nothing special to go for its just like any other punjabi number and is on some serious note, with singer like Sukhvinder Singh coming in you surely expect a cracker, but again its a let down. Other singer include Himani Kapoor( never heard of her) and Shekhar from the music duo Vishal Shekhar itself.

Small town girl is one of the funky number, with vocals from Shankar Mahadevan its surely takes some time to catch up but once you get through you somewhere get a feel of listening the song again. This is a full masti number. While listening this  I got a feel as if I am listening the track Ticket to Hollywood from Jhoom barabar jhoom, but still many of you would love the track because of its masti quotient.

Khuda Jane (revisted) is a remix version of the same number which opened the title, its a racy number with high tempo and good beats and will surely rock the floor for coming days.
and finally the surprise element- the title track Bachna ae haseeno. I got surprised to see Kishor kumar in credit of the song, but then its more of remastered version of the old song with same name, sung originally by Kishor Kumar. The only difference this time is change in the music (loads of beats added ) with Vishal and Sumit kumar adding in their vocals as well. Overall an decent number to tap your foot on.

In nutshell there is nothing special in this album expect Khuda Jane and Ahista Ahista , there is hardly any song which will set your imaginatoin wild. Even the Revisted version of Khuda Jane is one rrack to look for. It seem that duo composer Visal-Shekar are running out of gas after their phenomenoal success in Om Shanti Om. This reflects in this album as well with nothing much innovative I really wish that they churn out something really catchy in future. Overall a Okkkkish album. will give 5.5/10.
keep rocking..:)