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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Keanu Reeves

The Keanu Reeves films that I have seen are:

Something's Gotta Give (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Animatrix (2003) (voice)
Sweet November (2001)
The Gift (2000)
The Watcher (2000)
The Matrix (1999)
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Chain Reaction (1996)
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Speed (1994)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Point Break (1991)
I Love You to Death (1990)
Parenthood (1989)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
The Night Before (1988)
River's Edge (1986)
Youngblood (1986)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Aditya - the coolest e-friend of mine

Aditya Kapadia is undoubtedly the coolest e-friend that I have made. Inspite of being a celebrity (since childhood he has acted in television serials, films and commercials) he is such a warm person to befriend. All I did was to just tell him how I genuinely adored the character that he had played in the popular television serial called Just Mohabbat, and we started to vibe instantly. He is much younger to me, and that too hardly matters in e-friendship. Ours is a perfect example of being friends on the Net without imposing on one another's private life. I wish he really makes it big as a performer. Here's wishing my sweet friend all the best!


I discovered the joys of Orkutting (Being on the networking site called Orkut and connecting with friends - new & old, through exchange of scraps) last year. Since then I am quite hooked. I love the concept of making e-friends more than anything else, though I must say that the majority of the people using Orkut are not quite open to it as opposed to socialising, meeting and dating. But the ones that truly value each other's private space and have fun exchanging scraps on issues or topics of mutual interest, focusing on their passion or hobbies (or things not even remotely connected to their lives!) and can indulge in what I call innocent masti.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Aamir - The Perfectionist

Aamir Khan has been my favorite screen hero since he erupted as a bubblegummer craze in the late eighties in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. My preferences for films may have changed over the years, but my preference for my screen idol hasn't. It is largely because I have seen him grow too, the manner he has matured as an actor is absolutely amazing. He hasn't stuck to his romantic chocolate hero image. He keeps reinventing himself again and again. In film after film, he keeps surprising us pleasantly with his nuanced performances. He has become a producer, and has given one of the best films in recent years (Lagaan) which has earned Indian cinema a lot of respect and admiration, worldwide. He became an inspiration for Generation Y with the super trendy, super cool images that flooded our psyche, courtesy Dil Chahta Hai and Rang De Basanti. When he became Mangal Pandey in the mainstream historical of the same name, the youth of the nation doffed their hats at the spirit and zeal which made him essay the role of the freedom fighter who hadn't had an illuminated profile in our national history, in spite of the collective reckoning. He has always gone against the grain.
Aamir Khan is a true fighter, and a true icon for us Indians, as he essays his role, in real life, as a conscious humanitarian, throwing caution to the wind. He doesn't care to be politically correct when he opens his mouth at a public forum. He refuses flatly to suck up to the media. He remains elusive to the film-media, essentially to the gossip tabloids, as he chooses to keep his private life private. In the reel-life portrayals, he searches within himselffor answers. And through the years, his performances have thus been lined with self-control, reflection & wit. A sense of light humor alloyed with a stark seriousness is discernible in his welter of performances. Now that he has turned a director - his maiden directorial offering, Taare Zameen Par [pics on the top right], is expected to release in December! - here's wishing him all the best, may he continue to thrill us and entertain us for many more years to come.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Movie Viewing 2007 - the last quarter

Just mentioning the titles of some cool movies that I have seen this quarter...........

watch the movies if you are a film buff,
you will feel rewarded, just as I did.

'The Good German'

Also: 'A Very Long Engagement', 'Chak De India!', 'Zodiac' and 'Little Manhattan'.