From Philip K. Dick's 1978 article "How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later" (emphasis mine): The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. George Orwell made this … Continue reading Why television and movies are captivating
It's Ravana. Watch the trailer if you don't believe me. Ashok Banker is on a roll: ... But their (Rohit Vaid and Abhimanyu Singh, of Contiloe Pictures) enthusiasm, love, and passion for the project hooked me. I signed on, despite myself. Surprising myself, my family, friends. And so Mahayoddha Rama was born, an animated film … Continue reading Guess who?
It's been 5 days since I saw the movie, but the title song of Amrithadhare is still playing on and on in my head. As far as I'm concerned, it's going to be one of those classic songs. Nee amrithadhare KoTi janma jothe gaathi Nee amrithadhare Ihaku paraku sangathi Nee illavaadare naa hege baaLali? ... … Continue reading Mano Murthy did it again
When you have cousins flying over from Canada and Australia and everybody catches up, you tend to do stuff together. We went bowling and watched Musafir on Sunday. The movie is worth watching just for Sanjay Dutt! He's amazing. My favorite dialogue of the movie is (in Hindi) "Taqdeer teri chutti pe. Maut teri sar … Continue reading Reelity
It was a good day for work. I worked non-stop in refactoring my project and cleaning up the code. So, I ended up the day by seeing "Ocean's 12" at PVR Cinemas at Forum with my friend Azmi. The movie's great. I liked the plot. There's only word to really describe it - slick. Really … Continue reading Great movie after a great day
I've been down with fever since the past two days :( I watched a part of the 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' movie and one sentence really stood out for me: Men are the head but women are the neck. We can make the head turn any way we want. Food for thought! Another interesting … Continue reading Galaxy of neck and heads
I watched the "The Last Samurai" yesterday - excellent movie. Those Japanese are so disciplined and honourable and spiritual (well, atleast according to the movie). I couldn't believe it was actually Tom Cruise - this is the first movie of his that I really appreciated. Read "The Bourne Identity" by Robert Ludlum - this guy … Continue reading The Samurai Identity