Monday, 27 February 2012

Movies Review: Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya

Movies Review: Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya: The movie, directed by Mandeep Kumar, is a romantic-comedy movie and makes you leave the hall with a smile on your face.

It is mostly said that real-life couples can't make do magic in their movies, but a good story backed by nice acting and chemistry can do anything. Riteish and Genelia acted together in TUJHE MERI KASAM, MASTI and then TNLHG. Both acted great in the movie with Genelia allowed to act freely in the movie and always performs best in these kind of roles. The movie slows down in the middle of the second hour, but  comes alive after some time.

The story revolves around Viren (Riteish) and Mini (Genelia). Mini's father wants her to get married. Viren due to some misunderstanding feels that Bhatti (Mini's father) took his hard-earned money. During Mini's engagement, Viren appears drunk and Mini seizies the opportunity and made her kidnap herself and flees with Viren, making look as if Viren has kidnapped Mini. Then a romance starts developing between the couple.

Movie has some illogical humor, like AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI has, but it keeps audience involved in the movie. The songs in the movie are nice to listen and are peppy and energetic.

Riteish's acting is nice and plays his role beautifully. Genelia, as usual is a livewire with her natural and cool comic timing. Riteish and Genelia together made the movie more appealing. Om Puri's role as Viren's Dad is remarkable and Smita Jaykar also plays her role nicely. Veena Malik's number was not so good.

On the whole, TNLHG is a cool rom-com with refreshing performances by Riteish and Genelia, but slows down sumwhere for about 5-10 min after second half.

Overall Rating: 3+ out of 5

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Music Albums Review: London Paris New York

Music Albums Review: London Paris New York: LPNY is written and directed by debutant Anu Menon and stars Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles. The film will release worldwide on 2 March 2012. Ali Zafar is the Music Composer, Lyricist, Singer and Lead Actor of the movie, London Paris New York (LPNY). Ali was good while singing “Madhubala” (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) and Tere Bin Laden songs. But its about writing / composing / singing now and its a different challenge. Ali Zafar says, “I wanted to create sounds that are fresh and since the film touches on different emotions I could experiment with genres”.

Song 1: "London Paris New York" starts beautifully with female voice by Sunidhi Chauhan. The singing by Ali Zafar is good. The Hindi-English mixed lyrics will attract listeners . The song is peppy and good to hear.

Song 2: "Vo Dekhnay Mein" is the best song in the album. Ali Zafar created a soft and soothing romantic song with simple lyrics.  Most song is dominated by good piano tone.

Song 3: "Ting Rang" attempts to bring the Punjabi flavour with Dhol and western beats and harmonium. Ali's voice isn't so good for Punjabi tracks as Mika or Master Saleem's. Its video may add some flavor, but as an audio, it’s only an average.

Song 4: "Thehree Si Zindagi" is cool and nice track. Ali Zafar tries to sing like Atif Aslam! Aditi Rao Hydari is also nice as a lead playback singer. The lyrics are also first-class.

Song 5: "Oo Lala" is sung by Hadiqa Kiani and Sanam Marvi of Pakistan. The song starts after one minute of extensive orchestration. Then some Classical-Sufi notes, then English rap and then Ali Zafar's 20 seconds voice. The song is a big experimentation and sorry to say, it fails at the end.

Song 6: "Aaja" starts with a tale by heart-break actor followed by the drunken voice of Ali Zafar. It also has some Punjabi lyrics in it and is a very unusual type of track.

On an all, album has some nice songs but loses its way somewhere. Some songs can be said as an overdose by Ali Zafar to bring more variety.
Best Songs:  “Thehree Si Zindagi” and “Vo Dekhnay Mein”
Overall Rating of the album: 3.2 out of 5.

Mobiles Review: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. Galaxy Note

Mobiles Review: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. Galaxy Note: Samsung launched Galaxy Note just 6 months after the launch of Galaxy S2. Both smart phones are android powered and well featured. So here is the comparison of both smart phones.

Display: Both mobiles have Super AMOLED screen with 16M colors. S2 has a 4.3 inch screen with a resolution of 480 X 800 pixels, but Note has a 5.3 inch screen with a resolution of 800 X 1280 pixels.

Size: Note is a big and heavy device, while S2 is a light weight mobile. Note weighs 178g, while S2 just weighs 116g. Note is 146.9mm long, 83mm wide and has a depth of 9.7mm. Galaxy S2 is 125.3mm long, 66.1mm wide and has a depth of just 8.5mm.

Android Version: S2 features Android 2.3OS, while Note has its advanced version Android 2.3.5.

Processor: Both mobiles have dual core processors. S2 features a 1.2Ghz processor, while Note has 1.4Ghz Cortex A9 CPU powered by Mali 400MP GPU.

Camera: Both mobiles have 8MP camera with a resolution of 3264x2448 pixels, along with LED flash and autofocus features. Both also have a 2MP secondary camera. Both cells have touch focus, geo-tagging, image stabilization along with face and smile detection features. Both can record HD 1080p video at 30fps.

Battery: Note has a strong battery. It has a 2500mAH battery providing 26 hours of talk time on 2G and 13 hours of talk time on 3G. However, S2 has 1650mAH battery, providing 18 hours of talk time on 2G and 8 hours 40 minutes of talk time on 3G.

Storage: Both the mobiles are available with 16GB and 32GB internal storage capacity along with 1GB of  RAM. Both can be expanded through microSD memory card up to 32GB.

Price: Galaxy S2 will cost around 27,500 Rs, while Galaxy Note will cost around 32,700 Rs in the market.

On an all, Note has better features than S2 but Note is a bulky and expensive smartphone which can be considered as a tablet also. So if you want light weight and less expensive smartphone, go for Galaxy S2.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Mobiles Review: Spice Mi-280

Mobiles Review: Spice Mi-280 is the recent Android bar shaped mobile with dual SIM.
Android version: Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
Processor: 650MHz processor
Camera: 3.2 megapixel primary camera and a 0.3 megapixels secondary camera
Its current price in India is Rs.5299

Bollywood Movies Review: Ekk Deewana Tha

Movies Review: Ekk Deewana Tha is a pure romantic movie with Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson (new comer) playing the lead roles. Gautham Menon, the Director returns to the bollywood after a long time of directing "Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein" movie. The movie is a remake of K. Balachander's roaring hit EK DUUJE KE LIYE.

The director, Menon is a really good director well known for his fine story-telling. But in this movie, he fails to make an impact as he increases the length of the movie for no valid reason. Just when persons start to think that the movie is going to over now, the director start a new chapter in the movie. The music by the great AR Rahman also lacks charisma in the movie and can be only rated OK.

Prateik's acting seems natural in the movie, after playing good roles in Aarakshan and Dhobi Ghat movies. His dancing hip-hop moves in the songs were nice. Amy Jackson looks pretty in the movie. But her make-up was not so good sometimes in the movie. She also tried to leave a good impression on the audience with her pretty looks.

The story starts when the hero falls in love at first site with the actress. He then starts chasing her. After telling her about his feelings, he start following her to Kerala. Even she accepts her love but is afraid of her conservative and religious family. She often seems confused about her love in the movie. Even the audience gets confused whether the couple will meet or not.

The question after interval in mind of audience, Will they get together or not? Actress appears, she likes him, then disappears, then she again appears, she likes him, gets married finallyyyy. On an whole movie is stretched by around 20 minutes. Final Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Sports Update: Gambhir Slams Dhoni For Being a Show Pony!

Sports Update: After winning match against Australia, Gautam Gambhir slammed Dhoni for “being a show pony” and “unnecessarily glamorising easy victories”.

Despite Dhoni scored 13 runs in the final over. According to team-mates, Gambhir was happy with his man-of-the-match performance, despite missing his century, But after he read article on cricinfo, the headline was ‘Ice-cool Dhoni downs Australia.’ After reading that, Gambhir flung his bat across the dressing room onto a sleeping Duncan Fletcher and screamed, “Bhains ki aankh!”. “What the hell is this, yaar! I did all the hard work. I negotiated the toughest period of play, tackled seaming deliveries when the ball was new and make a fighting 90 in the toughest of conditions. Along comes this guy, needlessly makes an easy win difficult and hits a fluke six in the last over. And everyone is singing his praises? This is not on!”

Friday, 10 February 2012

First Look: Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen

Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen is the sequel to 2010 Housefull movie. The movie is now officially revealed by Sajid Khan. It features many actors including John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Akshay Kumar, Asin Thottumkal, Riteish Deshmukh, Shazahn Padamsee, Shreyas Talpade, Zarine Khan, Boman Irani, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Chunkey Pandey,  and many others. The first look in the movie posture is very appealing as it comprises all the actors there and is surely going to attract audience for watching their respective favorite ones. The movie is going to be released in Cinemas on April 5, 2012. Lets see what lies in the box of Housefull Sequel. Can it also prove to be big Hit like Don sequel?

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Is Agneepath Sequel being planned?

Sequel for Agneepath? Director Karan Malhotra, who is enjoying suceess of Agneepath, is now in two minds about what to do next. While earlier right after the release of Agneepath,  Malhotra completely rejected the idea of a sequel, but now he is in two minds. However, Rishi Kapoor n Sanjay Dutt have gained strong response in the movie. But they are now dead in the movie. Even Priyanka is dead. Due to all this, director is confused how to bring them back in the movie.  Even, Producer Karan Johar who was against movie sequels, is also not opposed to the idea of Agneepath 2. He is currently working on Dostana 2. Director Malhotra is now planning to go on holiday break with his wife and will do a serious rethinking on the remake and the way how to bring the characters back in the movie.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Mobiles Review: LG Optimus VU

LG is likely to announce the availability of Optimus Vu soon in Korea. Its availability and price is India is not known yet.
Display: 5-inch display with 4:3 aspect ratio with 1024 x 768 pixels IPS display 
Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core processor according to Datacider.
Android Version: Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Camera: 8-megapixel camera, 
Storage: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM  

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Movies Review: Agneepath

Remaking Agneepath was a big challenge for Karan Johar as the original movie was a big hit in the past. But Karan took the challenge. The cast of the movie is perfectly chosen. Most impressive characters in the movie were Sanjay Dutt as Kancha and Hrithik as Vijay Deenanath Chauhan. Sanjay Dutt had so strong screen-presence in the movie. Hrithik was also remarkable in the movie with action as well as emotional scenes. Rishi Kapoor played his role of Rauf Lala in a perfect way even he had never acted in such a negative role before. Priyanka's role as Kaali was kept short but she also made her presence felt in the movie. Om Puri and Zarina also played good role in the movie. Kanika Tiwri, a 15-year old girl from Bhopal played the role of Hrithik's sister as Shiksha in the movie. Her role was much appreciable in the movie. The songs in the movie were perfectly placed. Overall Remake of Agneepath was good movie, except some time after interval when the movie seemed to be stretched a bit. Overall rating- 3.5 out of 5.