Monday, September 7, 2009

Inglourious Basterds Review

Nazi occupied France, and a young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller quickly takes an interest in her and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the "Basterds", a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl's plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history.

During World War II a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

MY Comments

I must admit when I saw the preview for "Inglorious Basterds" I gave myself big expectations. THIS FILM DID NOT Disappoint.

Rarely when I watch a movie with such high-expectations do I have those expectations met or exceeded; this film did that and more. Even more rarely do I clap at the end of a movie, this I and everyone else in the theater did.

I have to say I am a little biased towards Quentin, I grew up with "Pulp Fiction." I watched it when I was 12 and it is still my favorite and most influential film.

However, since then Quentin has not really lived up to his billing. His style was getting a little predictable instead of familiar, the quality honestly wasn't there (I never watched Jackie Brown, and then there's Grindhouse). That is until "Inglorious Basterds." What Quentin did was exactly what was needed for the war genre, a spaghetti western feel that could only be done by Tarantino or Sergio Leone, but seeing how Leone is dead, Tarantino's the self appointed guy on this masterpiece.

So let's look at the movie which I won't give away. The writing was spot on, a beautiful transition between using not one but four different languages in this movie. Not to mention this movie was set up in the classic Tarantino mold, great scenes of rich meaningful dialog and sudden shocking action.

The acting was superb!! Christopher Waltz deserves an Oscar, seriously. I don't say that often, but honestly the man should get one for this movie, he spoke every language in this movie, and delivered with such amazing touch and poise. He stole the show in a movie that everybody was amazingly impressive.

I have no problem building this movie up, because this movie is the best film I've seen all year, and probably all of next year. Quite frankly the more I think about it, this movie may crack my top films of all time, and is Quentin's best movie since "Pulp Fiction." Take it from me, watch this film. I loved it doesn't do this movie enough justice.

Amazing Train in Germany

Just see the improvement of technology.How far technology have improved.All are their life.They need not wait for anyone than other world.This is science we cant do anything.But creativity will design all.All are really nice to see and going to enjoy.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sachin's New Formula

Sachin is coming back with strong bold and with a new idea.I think he will give us a wonderful match to us.He gave ideas to Shewag and other players.So surely Indian cricket team will win the match.Sachin Tendulkar strongly feels the 50 over one day Internationals may be played as Two innings like Test matches. To save one day cricket from the clutches of T20 guns and more over the spectators interest slowly diminishing towards these 50 over game.

This thought of connecting the game came to Sachin during the 2002 Champions Trophy final between Srilanka and India. What happened then Srilanka batted first and completed their quota of 50. Then India due to heavy downpour could manage only 2 over. The match again stared on the next day (reserve day) the same story. India could play only 8 overs this time after Srilanka finished. Then it was decided as joint holders of the Trophy. If the match had been played 25 overs each as one innings and repeat the same again.

Sachin's suggestion can be looked into as the master batsman feels ruing over Toss winning will not be of much concern because batting second in day night games is such a difficult task.

In this new format both the teams have to play under lights (Day night matches. More over you can plan the batting order accordingly to the performances.

If the administrators rethink this idea as viewed by the Cricketing legend the games will also be witnessed with greater interest and it is upto Cricket Executives of ICC to discuss the possibility.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A.R Rahman New award and Awards

Close on the heels of winning the Oscar award, the Mozart of Madras, he is affectionately known, AR Rahman has won the Grassroot Grammy in the Best Indian album category.He was honored with the award for composing music for the Tamil film Godfather. Maestro Illayaraja and Bangla band Krosswindz were in the fray for the award but ultimately the honors went to Rahman. Ilayaraja won the third place in the Best Indian category for Music Journey.

Bollywood's A.R. Rahman won a Golden Globe for his score in Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" on Sunday, becoming the first Indian composer to strike gold at the annual Hollywood awards.

"Slumdog," which tells of a young man looking for love and competing for money on the Indian version of the television game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire", also earned three other Golden Globes including best film drama.

Rahman, 43, had also been named best composer at the Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles last week.

Known for his musical versatility -- from romantic compositions to foot-tapping numbers, Rahman has innovated with different instruments and sounds to create some of India's best-known musical hits for nearly two decades.

Despite earlier international credits such as the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Bombay Dreams", it is Rahman's work on British director Danny Boyle's "Slumdog" that endeared him to Western critics.

The Golden Globe Awards are given out by some 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. They are closely watched for clues as to which films might vie for Oscars, the world's top movie awards given out in February by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Having another honorary doctorate coming his way. Th Academy Award winning composer, who has many hit tunes to his credit, will soon be awarded an honorary doctorate by the Middlesex University, London too.The man who had the world swaying to his music is now reaping the benefits of his many years devoted to music.



Civilian Honors

  1. 1995 - Kalaimamani (Given by the goverment of Tamil Nadu for contributions to music)
  2. 2000 - Padma Shri (India)
  3. 2004 - National Lata Mangeshkar Award
  4. 2005 - Mahavir-Mahatma Award

Annual Film Awards

Bollywood Movie Awards (India)

  • 2002 - Best Music direction- Lagaan
  • 2003 - Best Music Direction - Saathiya

Dinakaran Cine Awards

  • 1998 - Minsara Kanavu
  • 1999 - Jeans
  • 2000 - Kadhalar Dhinam / Mudhalvan

Filmfare Awards South (India)

  1. 1993 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Roja
  2. 1994 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Gentleman
  3. 1995 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Kadhalan
  4. 1996 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Bombay
  5. 1997 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Kadhal Desam
  6. 1998 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Minsaara Kanavu
  7. 1999 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Jeans
  8. 2000 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Mudhalvan
  9. 2001 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Alaipayuthey
  10. 2002 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Kannathil Muthamittal
  11. 2006 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Sillunu Oru Kadhal
  12. 2007 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Sivaji

Filmfare Awards (India)

  1. 1995 - Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
  2. 1996 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Rangeela
  3. 1999 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Dil Se
  4. 2000 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Taal
  5. 2002 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Lagaan
  6. 2003 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Saathiya
  7. 2003 - Filmfare Best Background Score - The Legend of Bhagat Singh
  8. 2005 - Filmfare Best Background Score - Swades
  9. 2007 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Rang de Basanti
  10. 2008 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Guru
  11. 2008 - Filmfare Best Background Score - Guru

Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA)

  1. 2007 - GIFA Award for Best Music - Rang De Basanti
  2. 2007 - GIFA Award for Best Background Music - Rang De Basanti

International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) (India)

  1. 2000 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Taal
  2. 2002 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Lagaan
  3. 2003 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Saathiya
  4. 2007 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Rang De Basanti
  5. 2008 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Guru
  6. 2008 - IIFA Best Background Music - Guru
  7. 2008 - Outstanding contribution by an Indian in International Cinema

MTV Awards

MTV Video Music Awards

  • 1999 - International Viewer's Choice Awards (MTV India) - Dil Se Re - Dil Se

MTV Asia Awards

  • 2003 - MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist India

MTV Immies

  • 2003 - Best Music Composer (Film Category) - Saathiya - Saathiya

National Film Awards (India)

  1. 1993 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Roja
  2. 1997 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Minsaara Kanavu
  3. 2002 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Lagaan
  4. 2003 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Kannathil Muthamittal

Sangeet Awards (India)

  1. 2004 - Best Music Direction (Critics Award) - Yuva
  2. 2004 - Best Music Arrangement (Critics Award) - Yeh Rishta - Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities

Screen-Videocon Awards / Star Screen Awards (India)

  1. 1997 - Best Music - Kadhal Desam (South awards edition - Tamil)
  2. 1997 - Best Music Direction - Minsara Kanavu (South awards edition - Tamil)
  3. 1998 - Best Non-film Album - Vande Mataram (Non-film category)
  4. 2000 - Best Music Direction - Taal
  5. 2007 - Best Background Music- Rang De Basanti
  6. 2008 - Best Music Direction - Guru
  7. 2008 - Best Background Music - Guru
  8. 2009 - Best Music Direction - Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na
  9. 2009 - Best Background Music - Jodhaa Akbar

Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards (India)

  • 2007 - Music Composer of the Year - Sivaji

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

  1. 1992 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction - Roja
  2. 1993 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction - Gentleman
  3. 1994 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction - Kadhalan
  4. 1995 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction - Bombay
  5. 1997 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction - Minsaara Kanavu
  6. 1999 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction - Sangamam

Vijay TV Awards (India)

  1. 2006 - Best Music Direction- Sillunu Oru Kaadhal , Varalaru - The History of the Godfather
  2. 2007 - Best Music Direction - Sivaji: The Boss

Zee Cine Awards (India)

  1. 2000 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Taal
  2. 2002 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Lagaan
  3. 2003 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Saathiya
  4. 2007 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Rang De Basanti
  5. 2008 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Guru
  6. 2008 - Zee Cine Award Best Background Music - Guru

Other Awards

Channel [V] Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award

  • 1998 - Channel [V] Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award

Planet-Bollywood People's Choice Awards

  1. 2006 - People's Choice Best Music Award - Rang De Basanti
  2. 2006 - People's Choice Best Background Music Award - Rang De Basanti

Swaralaya Yesudas Award (India)

  • 2006 - Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award for outstanding performance in music field

V. Shantaram Award

  1. 2007 - Best Music - Guru
  2. 2008 - Best Music - Jodhaa Akbar


Film Awards

Golden Globe Awards (United States)

  • 2008 - Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire

New York Film Critics Online Awards (United States)

  • 2008 - NYFCO Best Score Award - Slumdog Millionaire

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

  • 2008 - Best Score - Slumdog Millionaire

Satellite Awards (United States)

  • 2008 - Satellite Award for Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire

Black Reel Awards

  • 2008 - Best Original Soundtrack - Slumdog Millionaire

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2008 - BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Composer - Slumdog Millionaire
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (United States)
  • 2008 - Best Music Score - Slumdog Millionaire
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
  • 2008 - Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire
Other Awards
  • 1995 - Malaysian Award (Malaysia) Contributions to music.
  • 1995 - Mauritius National Award (Mauritius) Contributions to music.
  • 2008 - Rotary Club of Madras Lifetime Achievement Award.

Aadhavan movie story

Aadhavan is a upcoming Tamil action movie directed by K. S. Ravikumar. Actor Surya in starring stills and actress Nayantara in lead pair. The story line is that actress Saroja Devi who plays a rich woman owning a big mansion and has four sons. Actress Nayanthara is playing as oldest son daughter and comedy king Vadivelu plays as her cook. The movie had a twist when actor Surya plays as a servant who takes revenge on the households but fall in love with actress Nayanthara character. The music director for Aadhavan movie is Harris Jeyaraj and previously he had composed in “Vaaranam Aayiram” and “Ayan” for actor Surya.Hope it will be another musical treat for ears from Harris Jeyaraj and actor Surya Combo.I think this will be a very big hit to Surya. I expect Aadhavan will rock for sure.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

India beat Syria to lift Nehru Cup

Defending champions India beat Syria 5-4 in the penalty shootouts to lift their second successive Nehru Cup title at the AmbedkarStadium on Monday.

Goal-keeper Subroto Paul, who saved three penalties to become India’s saviour, was awarded the man of the match.

Climax scored the first goal for India in the penalty shootouts. Renedy took the second penalty and missed as he hit the pole. India goal-keeper paul revived the home team's hopes as he stopped the second penalty diving to his left. Sunil Chhetri again gave India the lead by scoring in the third penalty. Again Indian goal-keeper stopped the Syrian penalty to retain the lead. Mehraj missed the penalty would have given India the title. Syria again levelled again by scoring in the fourth penalty. Sukumar Singh again scored to give India the lead.

Before the penalty shootouts, India were granted a free kick because of a foul committed on Indian captain Bhaichung Bhutia in the 114th minute in the extra-time and Renedy didn't let the opportunity go waste as his kick swung from right to left to beat the Syrian captain and goalkeeper.

But Syria scored the equaliser in the dying minutes to dash India's hopes and the final went into penalty shootouts.

Coach Bob Houghton's decision to rest key players in the last inconsequential league match against the same opponents paid dividends as the senior players came afresh for the final encounter of the five-nation football tournament.

It was a heated, tensed and keenly contested encounter in which the referee had to intervene many times to calm down the players. Indian captain Bhaichung Bhutia was handed yellow card in the first half of the game. However, the first half ended without a goal.

India were awarded a free kick soon after the commencement of the second half when skipper Bhutia was fouled. But the free kick taken by Steven Dias was stopped by the Syrian goal-keeper.

The heat was not limited to just the players. The Syrian coach Fajer Ebrahim lost his cool in the 60th minute when two off-sides were given against his team in quick succession. He got into an argument with the linesman and that led to India coach Bob Houghton gesturing towards the Syrian camp while pointing his fingers and saying something.

In 89th minute when an off-side was again given against Syria, a frustrated Ebrahim argued with the linesman again. This time Haughton was only staring at him without saying anything.

In the extra time, a support staff of Syria was sent off for arguing with the linesman following an ugly incident in which Bhutia was tackled from behind by a Syrian player which led to some pushing and shoving.

The highly contested match was watched by Bollywood star Salman Khan and AIFF acting president and Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel and Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports M S Gill.

Two years ago at the Ambedkar Stadium, the home team had beaten the Syrians in front of a 20,000-strong crowd to win their maiden Nehru Cup title.

Actress Shilpa Latest

Actress Shilpa Shetty, who became famous worldwide and specially UK after her win on the reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, is now all set to marry businessman Raj Kundra this autumn, which her father has revealed to the news media in an application to an Indian court.And also she is also she came to IPL and getting a lot of fans world wide.

Shilpa Shetty and her London-based Indian beau formed a successful business partnership following her appearance on the reality television show. Their business empire includes a $16.2 million (10 million pounds) stake in the Rajasthan Royals Twenty20 cricket team and a recently acquired food company. Thats a big business plan indeed.

According to Bollywood actress Shilpa’s father Surendra Shetty, the couple’s wedding plans in an application for his passport to be returned to allow him to attend the event. It was confiscated after he was charged with threatening a business associate he claimed owed money to his daughter, according to reports. Now that seems like the gateway to yet another Bollywood Gossip which we would like to reveal pretty shortly.

Shilpa’s father Surendra Shetty is accused of sending gangsters to collect a debt from sari manufacturer Pankaj Agarwal after his firm Praful Sarees failed to pay Shilpa for a modelling assignment when her Bollywood career was at a low point. Since then, Surendra Shetty and his wife Sunanda have only been able to travel overseas with the court’s permission.

In his application, Surendra Shetty informed the court the wedding would take place between September and the end of December in Britain.