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October 4, 2008

Rock on, rocks on!

Filed under: Cheer :-D,Movies,Music,Reviews — Teal @ 1:19 am
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Rock On!

Rock On!

So you’d thought the guy with the classic Midas touch who had faltered with ‘DON’ would not make a comeback? So you’d thought the director with a genius lyricist’s blood running in his veins , can’t sing or act? Wrong and well, wrong again.

Starting from the slick trailors being shown on television to the promos put in theatres, ‘ROCK ON!!’ had kindled my curiousity enough to make me want to actually walk into a theatre and want to watch this movie.

The previous bollywood fest I had seen was ‘Jaane tu ya jaane na’ which was, well , let’s not get there! 😀

So I got to hear the songs of the movie much before I actually saw it. There was an instant liking to ‘Pichle saat dinon’ , soon enough I was addicted to this one and sang along everytime it was played.Oh, I forgot to mention Farhan’s singing skills. He sounds like Lucky Ali meeting rock music. Which is totally rad!The other song to which i had a instant attraction was ‘Rock ON!’ and ‘Sindbad the sailor’. Although sometimes it feels like the lyrics of ‘Pichle saat dinon mein’ doesnt make much sense, ‘Sindbad’ is full of inspiring lyrics and quite hummable too. It has been a while since I felt good after watching a hindi movie. Rock On brought that crazy grin on my face after a long long time!

Purab donnes the clown cap in the movie , and yes Arjun Rampal can also act! Shocking but true 😛

The angle of ‘the rift between 2 members of a thick gang of friends re-uniting’ might make one reminiscent of Dil Chahta Hai. But everyone has done a great job in acting in this movie. Heck , even Farhan has. This has proved that he is quite a versatile guy.

Of the recent bunch of movies I have seen, ‘Rock on’ clearly stands out.

PS: This is post #150! 😀

November 25, 2007

Listen without prejudice

Filed under: Music,Reviews — Teal @ 6:33 pm

Nopes, I am not here to talk about George Micheal’s album of the same name [Which was a gud album,nonetheless :-D]. Often I have wondered about the varied different styles and genres of music. Some , I fell in love with at the first sound, and others took a while to sink into my system and made it like a gradual liking.

I tried so hard to get back to listening and following Tamil film music and hindi film music as well. But the grotesque shelved out in the name of music is ,, aaaah …. the horror ….. :-O ..

G.V Prakash is someone who’s music is worth listening to. As far as Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music goes, it is awesome , as long as he doesnt sing tracks 😐

And what on earth has happened to A.R Rehman? The mastermind behind work like Roja, Bombay, Duet, Alaipayuthey has severely stooped in standards 😦 I remember the shock that engulfed me when I heard “Oru Koodai Sunlight” . it cant be rehman!!!! I thot :-O

Due to many limitations, I take my pathetic radiomoto to work and have to switch stations to keep myself sane. Radio One caught on the hacksaw trend a little too late. Radio Mirchi’s ingenious discoveries of Mokka Mohan and Matter Manickam have been plagiarised to the CORE. Radio One has one too many such segments, it irks me to the limit!

  • Rock n Roll Anachi
  • Harry Potter-um Kollywood Staargalum
  • Doctorrrrr
  • The Police Story

If the above 4 are funny, then I am Marilyn Monroe 😐

Listening to radio has become annoying. Big 92.7 fm truncates the first and last minute of every song they air. And give very generous prizes like 10% discount coupons, 2% discount coupons etc. I have stopped listening to AIR ,because the signal of the oldest station in Chennai has become the weakest too.

What is up with that YogiB guy .. he is picking some of IRs numbers and making a blasphemous chimera of sort. This is with reference to both Madai thiranthu as well as Engayum [which happens to be an MSV composition]**  epothum… Sheesh .. Sometimes I feel indi rockers and rappers are mostly just pathetic wannabes. I heard some guy cpla years ago [apparently lead singer of a wannabe rock band] faking the american accent while doing a cover of “Struggle within”! Imagine that ! X-(

On a totally different note, you guys must try listening to Avial. These guys make malayalam rock. I happened to have seen their only video to be aired, which was “Nada nada”, in my final year of college. Then I chanced upon thier MySpace page. … do lend a ear to “Adu Pambeh” … I am addicted to it. I particularly love the bass guitar’s strong presence in the track as well the use of the banjo.

I am looking for a track called “Trapped” by Indus Creed. Do any of you guys have it? If so do mail me the song at teal@cooltaurus.com

**Thanks Ram 😉

November 15, 2007

Teal talkies: Om Shanti Om

Filed under: Movies,Reviews — Teal @ 8:19 pm

Seriously.

I was of the stern and sure opinion that me and my sis were the only ones in the sub-continent to know Gene Kelly’s “Singing in the rain” scene by scene and frame by frame.

Fate has proven otherwise. Farah Khan has not only proved her memory power, but also her powers of plagiarism. Her previous effort “Main hoon na” ruthlessly spoofed many sequences from The Matrix. Each sequence [almost] from the first half has been heartlessly copied from Gene Kelly’s magnum opus.

The styling is one good aspect of the movie , I must say. Although I wonder whether the garments were stitched on Deepika or otherwise?

Deepika is very pretty throughout the movie, and performs pretty well for a debutant. Shahrukh could’ve forgone the sexy fireman wannabe ishtyle for “Dard-e-disco” , which is a good track. The songs of the movie arent that bad, either. The other memorable track being “Deewangi Deewangi”. The uber long movie tests the movie goer’s patience in the second half.

The comedy track of the movie is again, good. Every aspect of the movie is good, save the story and a non existent screenplay. This is one of those movies which require cryogenic preservation of your functioning brain cells in some safe facility for a duration of around 3 hours.

My friend and mom, both of whom are SRK fans, were not particularly keen on running for this movie … considering the fact that my friend used to catch the latest SRK movie within 3 days of release, if not the first day.

Some surprises lie in store. Arjun Rampal can ACTUALLY emote. Yeah,I know it is pretty surprising, but true.Apart from that, a very predictable turn of events unfold at the climax.

Teal’s verdict: Not worth the hype. Can give a 2.5 out of 5.

I simply shudder to wonder how bad the other “disappointing” Diwali releases could be… Egad …. 😐

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