Friday, November 14, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire - 'I' review

And well though its not really a review ....just some thoughts.
Ok ...coming back to the point......Saw the movie today finally .....
So 'I' = 'me'
Is it worth the hype? Well more of 'yes' and some 'no' - 

Yes for the sheer brilliance in which raw India has been captured.
Yes for the vibrant colors and wonderful camera work.
Yes for the amazing cast selection and the brilliant potrayals of their roles by each character.
Yes for the storyline (mind u ..if u think this is an exact adaptation of QnA, you might be in for a surprise)
Yes for Danny Boyle - if it hadn't been for ARR, the name Danny Boyle would still have made me go watch this movie
And of course the biggest Yes for ARR - A thumping, pulsating score worth every bit in gold (my opinion) - Jai Ho is wonderful and so are the bits and pieces of bgm's and other songs thrown in between.

A mild No - for editing (feel the editing could have been a better, made the movie a little more crispier)
A mild No - because ..probably its something that captivates the rest of the world (the fascination ..that is India) more than it might do us Indians (brickbats please)

Is it a recommended watch - Yes ..defnitely though I would have loved to hear more ARR stuff in there.
After all...ain't that what we Rahmaniacs wish for.


Sunday, November 02, 2008

Musical quest

The self styled, so called 'musical quest' ....It continues.

New discoveries ....

Annuals -
Amazing Alt Rock band .....check this out if you want to know why this band gets my approval :-)

The Ting Things
Pop-Rock at its exploratory best.....another group that gets my approval. Mind you, there are just people in this act

Fleet Foxes
Seattle based environmentally conscious pop rock. CrossbyStillsNash styled ..I would say. Glorious indeed.

The old timers ....
Snow Patrol is out with a new album ...called A Hundred Million Suns ..decent but not their best
Travis is out with a new album - Ode to J Smith ....nice album ...they sound quite different in it..worth checking out

More later ...