Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A wonderful singer...

Mohit Chauhan is a wonderful singer. This is one singer who does not have to scream at the top of his lungs to display his 'vocal range', à la KK or Atif Aslam (who, I admit do have their good songs).

Obviously it was the wonderful 'Dooba Dooba' by Silk Route, which introduced me to Mr. Chauhan's fantastic voice. Though 'Silk Route' was disbanded, it is lucky that Mohit Chauhan got an opportunity to showcase his voice in the movies.
From the popular hits like 'Tum se hi' (Jab we met) to the lesser known(but equally good) 'Guncha' (Main meri Patni aur woh) or 'Sabse Peeche Hum Khade', each song stands out for its soothing quality and excellent vocals.

Here are a few, must listen to, songs to get one started on Mohit Chauhan's music and his mesmerising voice

Ek Meetha Marz dene - Welcome to Sajjanpur
Guncha - a Ghazal from Main meri Patni aur woh
Boondein - Silk Route Boondein
Humsafar - Silk Route Boondein
Ankhon hi Ankhon mein - EMI
Kuchh Khas - Fashion
Is this love - Kismat Konnection

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Songs in the head

- Sitaram Sitaram - Welcome to Sajjanpur
- Ek Meetha Marz dene - Welcome to Sajjanpur
(This movie seems like a good one. Will watch)
- Aye Malik tere bande hum - Do Ankhein Bara Haath
- Tere Sawalon ke - Manorama Six Feet Under

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Review time

Yes Yes a few more movies watched...

A Few Good Men

"Did you order the code red!!?"... A great courtroom drama with some hard-hitting dialogues.

Hell Boy II - The Golden Army

Disappointing. The dialogues lack punch, just when one thought that super hero movies had figured out the importance of giving depth to a character...Hell Boy proves it all wrong. If i had never seen a movie with special FX and CGI before, this would have been a brilliant movie, but well I have seen movies with wonderful CGI, hence I now expect more than just CGI to make me go wow!.
The movie is just one BIG anti-climax as far as I am concerned.

The Royal Tannenbaums

erm, interesting star-studded movie about a dysfunctional family. decentish!

Whitnail and I

A movie about two struggling actors, who decide to take a break from their unemployment and go to the Countryside for a 'holiday' with some funny results. A bitter sweet comedy with some wonderful script

Detroit Rock City

Great movie! I wonder why this is not as popular as the cult classic "Napolean Dynamite", The plot follows 4 friends whose main aim in life is to watch the KISS concert. Some hilarious stuff ensues in this very attempt!
I am no big KISS fan, but still enjoyed the movie, if you like the Band and their music, you will love this movie!


Wonderful, if you have not watched it yet, then please do watch it now!

Die Hard 4.0: Live free or die hard
Not much I can write about this movie, it faithfully follows the (now) aging cop in his endless adventures. John Mclane seems very much to be a NYPD version of Sindbad the sailor in the sense that adventure, action and danger always seems to follow him around

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Whirlwind trip!

Goa and Gokarna packed in a weekend !

We managed to visit two places in two days and yet managed to relax and enjoy the break. :)

How we did it -

Friday night: Train to Hubli
Saturday Morning: Taxi to Palolem beach - Goa
Sunday Morning: Taxi to Om Beach- Gokarna
Sunday Evening: Taxi back to Hubli
Sunday night: Train back to Bangalore :)

Super eh?

here are some pictures

Addendum: Life in the fast lane...

The next day after the post, a colleague struck up a conversation with me over lunch about my rant.

He was critical of the fact that I am errr critical.

I believe what he said was "Its very easy to criticise people, right Mr. Gawde?".

Well, absolutely. When I enquired why I wrong in my criticism,
Pat came the answer "A lot of my relatives live there"

Well ALL my relatives live there, a wonderful set of people, who I love to meet. But that fact would not change my opinion of the city.

I must add that it is also very easy to praise people, and here is some praise for Chennai

I do not know a soul in Chennai. In no way am I connected to the city, and neither do I speak the language.

But every time I have visited the place, I am amazed by how nice and polite everyone there is. Everybody is willing to help you out irrespective of whether you know the language or not

Simi says
"Hey, Mumbayya ANTAGONIST!
Each to his own opinion, right?
Through out the cycle of two seasons of terrible rains that I was in Bombay... except for one time when I got pushed off in a halting train (solely cos I really didnt know the trick!), Bombay's been such a cool city to me.

Its vibrant and rich with experiences stemming out of daily life esp the local trains which I refer to as 'Theatre in Motion'.

Tryst has it bad for you, with Bombay!"

Glad you had a good experience, I have known the city since I was a child, it definitely has changed as far as I am concerned :) and I wonder why there needs to be a 'Trick' to get off a train!

That's all folks!