Friday, 29 June 2012

Mobiles Update: Samsung GT-i8250

Mobiles Update: Samsung GT-i8250: Samsung unveiled a new Android smartphone in China, Samsung GT-i8250. This handset is probably rebrand of the age-old original Galaxy S smartphone.

Andriod Version: Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS

Processor: 1GHz Marvell single-core processor

Memory: 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory.

Display: 4-inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 resolutions

Camera: 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 0.3MP front camera.

It has measure 122.5 x 63 x 10.45 mm and weighs 125g.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Movies Review: Teri Meri Kahaani

Movies Review: Teri Meri Kahaani: The movie runs through the tagline "Thrice upon a love story". The movie has three different episodes of love stories in different generations and history keeps repeating itself to narrate the same love story.

The first episode has an aspiring musician Govind and a film actress Rukhsar in the 60s. The second episode has Krrish falling for Radha over tweets. In the third, there's the Punjabi kudi Aradhana and Javed in a pre-independent era.

The lovers meet each other in all three love stories in the end. The basic idea of presenting three love stories over three different eras is merely visual presentation.

The movie narrates the love story of lovers and the way they gets separated in the first part. The way they come back meet each other is presented simultaneously in the climax. This presentation does nothing, but confuses viewers making the individual stories lack novelty.

Shahid Kapoor acts best in the pre-independence era and impresses audience with his shayari. Priyanka Chopra sometimes over expresses in the movie, but gave her best in the pre-independence era story. Prachi Desai and Neha Sharma also impress audience in their short roles.

Teri Meri Kahaani is an ordinary story of lovers, which Kunal Kohli tries to express in some special way, but somehow fails to deliver his best again in the end. The first part of the movie will keep you involved in the movie, with the first story being the most impressive one, followed by the third one. On the whole, TMK is a good movie, if you forget the post-interval part. TRP gives Teri Meri Kahani 3- stars out of 5!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Movies Review: Gangs of Wasseypur

Movies Review: Gangs of Wasseypur: The movie is all about story of Dhanbaad and specifically Wasseypur. The movie starts with a long opening sequence where a gang relentlessly showers bullets at the haveli of their rival gang.

The movie can be well praised in terms of its screenplay, but long story line fails to impress audience. It is full of fighting, abusive language and drama. Some times you may feel that there is over-use of abusive language to attract audience. That's the reason the movie is awarded "A" status.

Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpayee) is the lead actor, whose only aim is to take revenge of the death of his father by Ramadheer Singh (Tigmanshu Dhulia). Sardar Khan marries 2 women, Rajini (Richa Chhada) and Durga (Reema Sen).

The movie also gives a brief introduction to Wasseypur and its ancient inhabitants. The movie is mostly narrated by Piyush Mishra to describe what's happening. The movie starts from the pre-independence era, and reaches recent times.

The performance of Manoj Bajpayee in the movie is remarkable. Persons can get bored from the movie, but Manoj Bajpayee is the one ho will keep them involved in the movie. His presence illuminates every sequence that he emerges in. Richa Chadda and Reemma Sen have meaty roles in the movie. The acting of all actors can be well-praised in the movie.

On the whole, the movie has all the trappings of an entertainer, but with a difference.  But one needs to be patient and have a really strong belly to absorb a film like GANGS OF WASSEYPUR. The movie is not like a regular Bollywood movie. There can be 2 complete opposite reactions for the movie. One can say that he has wasted his money, while other can think that it is full worth of money. TRP gives 2.6- out of 5 for Gangs of Wasseypur.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Movies Review: Ferrari Ki Sawaari

Movies Review: Ferrari Ki Sawaari: It is a simple movie about a talented boy who wants to play for team India.

Kayo (Ritvik Sahore) is a school kid but is a very strong cricketer. He wants to go to the Lords Stadium in London for coaching, which requires a hefty coaching fees. His father Rustom (Sharman Joshi), is not a rich person and fails to get any loan also.

Then he meets a wedding planner, who requires a Ferrari for a local corporator's son wedding. In a chance encounter, Rustom gets his hands on Sachin Tendulkar's Ferrari and he takes the car without informing anyone.

Humour and drama move along in the film. The movie will make you laugh in one scene and gets a lump in your throat in the next scene.

Boman Irani, as the grandpa, due to his bitter past with cricket, doesn't approve of the sport anymore. But as the time pass and after watching his grandson play strong cricket, he also approves the same.

Sharman Joshi plays a nice role as a father. Boman Irani as always has a strong screen presence. Ritvik Sahore also plays his part well. Paresh Rawal is impressive in his short role.

The movie never seems boring despite of 1 or 2 scenes which are stretched. The movie will touch your heart for its modesty. TRP gives 3.2 stars out of 5 to Ferrari ki Sawaari.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Movies Review: Rowdy Rathore

Movies Review: Rowdy Rathore: This movie has two Akshay Kumar with a difference in style to their moustache. The film never uses the double role formula to its advantage. Mr. Rowdy (Shiva) just steps into Rathore's shoes after the death of Vikram Rathore.

The story is about Vikram Rathore (Akshay Kumar) who is an honest and courageous cop against the village gang-lord (Nasser). First half of the movie revolves around Shiva's lousy love story with Sonakshi Sinha.

Action-lovers audience will get disappointed in the first half of the movie, as this part just contains love scenes. Hope arrives when the other Akshay (Rathore) comes into with strong action scenes.

Rowdy Rathore is remake from Ravi Teja starrer Telugu film Vikramarkudu. The movie has many negative points like the strong Rathore fails to kill villains, but the other Shiva kills all villains, despite he was not shown strong in the movie anywhere.

Akshay Kumar is good, but not so nice in his lover boy role. Original Vikram Rathore grabs attention of the audience in his short role and also pulls off the action convincingly. Sonakshi Sinha has a major role only in the first half, while she appears rarely in the second half. Akshay Kumar's dancing chemistry with Vijay and Prabhu is good and well choreographed. Overall, Rowdy Rathore gets 3- out of 5 from TRP.

Movies Review: Shanghai

Movies Review: Shanghai: Shanghai is a story of current situation in India, where govt wants to work on an infrastructure project, which in turn affect living of several residents of Bharat Nagar.

The person opposing the project, Ahmedi is run over by a speeding van, which was a pre-planned murder. Police pass-off the case as a drunken accident, while adherent Shalini (Kalki Koechlin) knows about the murder. A bureaucrat Krishnan (Abhay Deol) is appointed to investigate the case. A local videographer Jogi (Emraan Hashmi) claims that he has evidence on the mishap.

The two male leads have strong characters in the movie. Jogi (Abhay) in the end had the option of solving the case or running away from home. In the end, he solved case in a very smart manner.

The movie is not a suspense-thriller as the murderer in known right from the opening scene. But the actual brain behind murder was known in the end. So the film is basically about the 3 protagonists trying to fight against the system.

Shanghai almost redefines Emraan Hashmi from his typical kissing characters and lover-boy image. You will see a new Emraan in Shanghai. Abhay Deol, as the South Indian, is brilliant as always in his role. Kalki Koechlin also impresses audience with her intensity in act. Farooq Sheikh also acts good as the scheming politician.

Shanghai is a movie for persons who wants to understand story and remain in their seats with their attention to details. It is not a movie for persons who wants to come to multiplexes for enjoyment. The movie is of short duration, around 1 hour 56 minutes. So persons watching movie will never get bored. On an all, Shanghai gets 2.9+ out of 5.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Mobiles Review: Sony Xperia Tipo

Mobiles Review: Sony today launched Xperia Tipo and Tipo Dual
Display: 3.2" TFT screen
Camera: 3.2MP camera. 
Android: Android ICS 
Processor: 800MHz processor 
Memory: 512MB RAM with an internal memory of 3GB expandable upto 32GB via MicroSD card .
Tipo users can use two sim's in the mobile as it comes with a Dual-Sim feature!

The company hasn't disclosed about pricing and availability as yet.

Mobiles Review: Sony Xperia Miro

Mobiles Review: Sony Xperia Miro: Sony today launched Xperia Miro.
Android version: Android 4.0 ICS 
Display: 3.5" screen size 
Camera: 5MP rear and a VGA front camera
Processor: 800MHz Snapdragon processor 
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 3GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. 

The company has not disclosed about its price and availability yet.