Sunday, May 20, 2007

Tidel Park , Chennai


Tidel Park, originally uploaded by monu joy.

This is the place where i work...for a very long long time i wanted to shoot this building during sunset...only recently i got the chance to fullfill my wish...





Tidel Park, originally uploaded by monu joy.

A more calm and serene look....

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Is this the real me ? Oops :-P

Greed:High
Gluttony:Medium
Wrath:High
Sloth:Low
Envy:High
Lust:High
Pride:High


The Seven Deadly Sins Quiz on 4degreez.com

Saw an interesting quiz and took it....the results are interesting but not the whole truth mind you :-)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

NameSake - Movie Review


Rating 4/5

It’s a down to Earth movie without the ‘acceptable extraordinary’ situations usually seen in mainstream Bolloywood movies. The India-born, Manhattan-based director Mira Nair sketches characters in such a way that you can relate to almost all the characters at the same time….i.e., you will be thinking that you would do the same thing if you were in his/her shoes….

The story revolves around the arranged marriage of Ashore (Irfan Khan) and Ashima (Tabu) , the initial struggle of a newly wedded Indian bride in Manhattan, the pet name Gogol given to their son(Kal Penn), the struggles of the son in later life in accepting the name and who finally accepts it with a sense of pride, the understanding and humble Father who wants to tell his son many things but leaves for him to discover them by himself ,the parental acceptance of the 'distance' teenage/adult life creates between them and their children, the husband who teaches his reserved homely wife to be independent and the sheer thoughtfulness and practicality of his final lesson for her, the son who gives up his blonde GF for a Bengali girl only to find 1+1 is never 2 in real life, the pain of infidelity, the fact that there is so much more we don’t know about our parents which ironically ,we realize only after their demise .

Plus

- Identifiable characters with whom one can empathize.
-Great camera work and shots of Kolkata city.
-Greating acting by Irfan,Tabu and Kal Penn
-Bengali beauty Moushumi played by Zuleikha Robinson ;-)

Minus

-If you cant relate to the characters, you may get bored :-)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Tara Rum Pum




Rating : 2.5 / 5

When asked to give some advice to young people, Warren Buffet said: “Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself”…

The movie Tara rum pum (TRP) is an average one at best, albeit with a good message in it…. TRP gives the message of “think before you swipe the card ” which is so important in today’s world where people are earning six/seven figure salaries straight out of college and spending it just as fast.

Its from the same guy who gave us Salam Namastey(SN), which also had a great message in it…SN highlighted the struggles of being pregnant and single, the responsibilities of fathering a child and then supporting the would-be mother… ‘Live in relationship’ was a bold theme…

Coming back to TRP, the racing scenes are average stuff with the bad guys giving clich├ęd wicked smiles every time they are on screen. The songs are average too.

Plus

  • Nice message of “think before you swipe the card”.
  • Saif looks well and great (he was hospitalized some time ago)
  • Rani looks good in the second half.Just like Manisha Koirala, she too looks best without any makeup...

    Minus
  • The scene of the hungry son eating leftovers from the garbage bin was a bit too much for me.