Friday, 30 November 2012

Movies Review: Talaash

Movies Review: Talaash: Talaash is a simple suspense film without an edge-of-the-seat experience.

The movie starts with a car accident leading to the death of a famous film actor. A random road accident takes the shape of a murder mystery with Inspector Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) investigating the case. Shekhawat is unhappy in his personal life and holds himself responsible for the death of his 8-year old son, which results in a strained relationship with his wife (Rani Mukherji). Then he meets Rosy (Kareena Kapoor), a sex worker who helps him in his case.

The movie revolves around two fundamental tracks - Shekhawat's accident investigation and his personal exploration due to death of his son. One expects the two tracks to correlate with each other right from the start to make it one whole story, but they stay independent of each other till the end.

There is no stylized action with no item numbers in the movie. In the second half, there is a bonding track between Aamir and Kareena which makes audience feel where the film is heading towards.

Aamir Khan acts brilliant with his professional and personal roles. On the one side, he is strong with commanding cops at work, and on the other he is a vulnerable man at home. Rani Mukherji also acts good in her role of a woman who has come out of a personal tragedy. Kareena Kapoor looks appealing, but she seems to be in the Chameli character hangover. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is perfect in his role and Rajkumar Yadav as subordinate to Aamir also impresses.

The identity of the accident suspect can be guessed by the audience, so there is a lack of big suspense in the movie. The sense of suspense seems suspended from the movie.

There are some mystery and suspense elements in the movie, which makes the movie a one-time watch. But if you are looking to watch a finest suspense thriller, you will be surely be disappointed with Talaash. On the whole, Bollywood Paradise gives Talaash 3.2+ stars out of 5.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Mobiles Reviews: LG Optimus L9

Mobiles Reviews: LG Optimus L9: LG launched Optimus L9 in India at a price tag of Rs. 22,000.


Dimensions: 4.7-inch IPS Display, Weighs 125gms and 9.1mm thin
Processor: 1GHz Dual-Core Processor
Memory: 1 GB DDR2 RAM and 4GB of Internal Memory.
Operating System: LG Optimus UX 3.0 will be integrated with Android ICS
Camera: 5MP rear camera and VGA front
Battery: 2,150mAh SiO+ Battery
Other features: The QTranslator and My Style Keypad function with QMemoTM.

You can buy LG Optimus L9 on at a price of Rs.19,900.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Movies Review: Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Movies Review: Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Nowadays, love stories mean instant breakups and sex before love. Its heartening to see a full-blown story with romance showing good old values with a advanced outlook.

Shah Rukh Khan as Samar Anand continues his charm of romantic roles and wooing girls who are already engaged. Samar Anand is a smalltime labour in London and Meera (Katrina Kaif) belongs to a millionaire family. They fall in love with each other and when everything seems to be going in favor of them, an accident separates the lovers. After many years, a documentary filmmaker Akira (Anushka Sharma) meets Samar, who is now a bomb-squad officer and also falls in love with him. When Samar comes to London for helping Akira, another accident changes his life.

The first half of the movie is all about love and romance between SRK and Katrina, filled with songs at regular intervals. Second half of the movie starts with amazing performance by Anushka as modern generation girl. Her performance keeps the audience involved in the movie.

Shah Rukh as always lives up to expectations as a romantic hero. His charm in the first half wins hearts of every girl. Katrina also tried to impress audience with her romantic avtaar and succeeded in her attempt also. Anushka's charm wins heart of audience and her acting can be rated as best in the movie.

The film's structure is like Yash Chopra's earlier movie Veer-Zaara, where the lovers remain separated for many years, didn't get married and then another woman helps in bringing them together. This Yash Chopra's love story is essentially desi at heart with some advancement.

On the whole, first half of the movie is bit stretched and sometimes can make you bore due to regular inclusion of songs, but second half keeps audience involved due to good story. We give Jab Tak Hai Jaan 3.9+ stars out of 5.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Gadgets Review: Samsung Galaxy Camera

Gadgets Review: Samsung Galaxy Camera: This camera featured Android Jelly Bean, a 4.8 inch touchscreen display, which makes it a smartphone camera but without phone calls


Processor: A powerful 1.4 GHz Quad Core Processor.

Operating System: Google’s Android Jelly Bean OS v4.1

Design: It has same design of the Galaxy series models. The thickness is 19.1 mm with height and width of 128.7 and 70.8 mm respectively.

Display: A 4.8 inches Super Clear LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels with 16M color depth.  It has Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

Dimensions: It weighs 305 g.

Camera: 16 MP rear camera with smart pro mode that helps in taking pro photos, Video recording with 720×480 resolution at 120fps. Other camera features present in camera are autofocus, pop-up Xenon flash, AF light, wide angle 23 mm lens, geo tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and 21x optical zoom. Galaxy Camera has voice control also and  65 editing features.

Memory: Internal memory of 8 GB with 1 GB RAM and external memory can be extended upto 32GB using microSD memory card.

Connectivity: WiFi and 3G enabled with which you can directly shoot and upload content. There is also an Auto Cloud Back-up which will save the photos instantly. Bluetooth v4.0, USB 2.0 and 21 Mbps HSDPA.

Battery: Standard Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery.

Other features: MP3 player, MP4 player, Dropbox, HDMI Port, Document editor and SNS integration.

The company has not disclosed the price of the camera yet. The camera is likely to be available in India by mid-November.