Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Mobile Reviews: Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Mobile Reviews: Samsung Galaxy Grand 2: Samsung launched a second version of its Galaxy Grand mobile, Grand 2 with improved features over its earlier smartphone.
Display: 5.25 inch TFT LCD display that features 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
Processor: Quad core 1.2 GHz mobile processor with  1.5 GB RAM
Memory: 8 GB internal memory with a memory card slot.
OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update packed in NatureUX
Camera: 8 megapixel camera at the back with auto focus and LED Flash and a 1.9 mpx camera in the front.
Battery: 2600 mAh battery
The company did not announce the availability and price of the smartphone.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Mobiles Review: Samsung Galaxy Golden I9230

Mobiles Review: Samsung Galaxy Golden: Samsung launched a dual screen flip mobile Galaxy Golden with a golden coloured accent. This mobile will be available at a price of Rs. 51,900 in India.


Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system

Processor: 1.7GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM.

Display: Two 3.7 inches slim screens with a resolution of 480x800 pixels

8-megapixel rear camera and 1.9-megapixel front camera

Memory: 16GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 64 GB via SD card

Battery: 1820 mAh

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Mobiles Review: Micromax Canvas Turbo

Mobiles Review: Micromax Canvas Turbo: Micromax launched A250 Canvas Turbo for a price of Rs 19,990. The device will be available from October 26 in India.


Display: 5-inch 1080p IPS display from SHARP.

Operating System: Android 4.2.1 JellyBean

Processor: 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6589T Quad-Core processor with 2 GB RAM.

Memory: 16GB internal memory of which 1GB is for the installation of apps and 12.5 GB is available to users. No provision for expanding the memory.

Camera: 13 mega-pixel snapper at its back & a 5 mega-pixel front facing camera. The snappers can record and playback Full-HD videos.

Battery: 2,000mAh battery providing a talk time of 7 hours and 105 hrs on stand-by mode.

The smartphone is a Dual-SIM device with one slot being micro-SIM and the other for a regular SIM card slot.


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Gadgets Review: Samsung Galaxy Gear

Gadgets Review: Samsung Galaxy Gear: Samsung launched its digital wristwatch that can take photos, track your physical workouts and use some apps also. The Gear will be available next month.


Display: The watch measures 1.63 inches diagonally.

Camera: The smartwatch has a small 1.9-megapixel camera.

Memory: Galaxy Gear has 512 megabytes of RAM with an internal memory of 4 GB.

Processor: It has an 800-megahertz, single-core central processing unit.

Weight: The device weighs 2.6 ounces.

Operating system: Gear runs on Google's Android operating

Colors: The watch is available in colors like lime green, oatmeal beige, wild orange, mocha gray, jet black and rose gold.

Other Features:

- The watch can be synced to a mobile, which will allow users to answer calls and receive text messages from their wrist watch.

- Users can also receive emails and share pictures. You can not use it as a stand-alone device as it should be paired with a Samsung phone or tablet.

- Users can answer calls through the watch by lifting their wrist to their ear.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Mobiles Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Mobiles Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Samsung launched its new stylish phablet Galaxy Note 3 at IFA 2013 in Berlin. The device features a larger screen than Galaxy Note 2, but is thinner and lighter than Note 2. This new version of Note 3 has the best ever look than all its earlier phablets. Here is the list of its features:


Display: 5.7-inch fullHD displa
y of the Super AMOLED variety

Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core processor

Android Version: Android 4.3 with TouchWiz UI

Memory: 32/64GB internal storage expandable upto 64 gb, 3GB of RAM

Camera: 13MP camera capable of 4K video recording

Battery: 3200 mAh battery

Colors: Available in Jet Black, Classic White, and Blush Pink colors

Samsung has provided the Note 3 with more S-Pen compatible apps, like handwriting-recognition features and drawing tools. Flip Wallet leather covers are also available in multiple colors.

The Note 3 will be available starting September 25 in 140 countries globally.


Friday, 15 March 2013

Mobiles Reviews: Samsung Galaxy S IV

Mobiles Reviews: Samsung Galaxy S IV: Samsung announced Galaxy SIV which will roll out to 327 carriers in 155 countries with the first phase of rollout starting 26th April.


Display: 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with the pixel density going up to 441 ppi. The display can work with the gloves also.

Dimensions: It measures 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm and is quite thinner and lighter than its predecessor at 130 g.

Camera: 13 megapixel snapper and a 2.1 megapixel front camera. It has some amazing features like the autofocus zero shutter lag camera with an Eraser, Cinema Photo, Drama Shot, Story Album, Sound & Shot, Dual Shot, Dual recording, Dual video Call. The snappers can also record Full HD videos at 30 fps and one can also record video and simultaneously click images.

Processor: Quad-core Cortex-A15 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz & Quad-core Cortex-A7 with 2 GB DDR3 RAM

Android Version: Android 4.2.2

Memory: 16/32/64 GB memory variants which is further expandable up to 64 GB via micro-SD card.

Connectivity: 4G LTE Global frequencies and 3G connectivity with other features like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, DLNA, IR-blaster port for using the device as a remote control.

Battery: 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery with wireless charging capabilities through the wireless charging pad

Colors: Black Mist and White Frost.

Other features: It has sensors like temperature & humidity sensors apart from the Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer and Gesture

Here are some new features incorporated in Galaxy SIV
Here are some new features incorporated in Galaxy SIV
Air View- It is the same feature from Galaxy Note II which helps preview content by just hovering your finger over it.
Samsung Smart Pause- While watching a video if you look away from the screen the video will get paused and will play again when you look at the screen.
Samsung Smart Scroll- The front camera detects the movement of your eyes whilst reading on the Galaxy S 4 and scrolls the content automatically.
Samsung WatchOn- It uses the IR blaster and helps you remote control your TV, Set-top box, air conditioner and likes which use IR sensor.
Optical Reader- Recognises information while seeing it from the camera and the dictionary is also incorporated in this.
Group Play- It allows Galaxy S 4 users to share audio/video content without Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. One can share content on up to 8 Galaxy S 4’s with also some multiplayer games on board.
Eraser- Erase unwanted objects from the picture.
Cinema Shot- A feature which records a video in which a part of picture is moving giving it an animated feel.
Drama Shot- This feature click 100 images in 4 seconds and creates a preview collage merging all the images in one.
Sound & Shot- It enables to add a background sound to a picture for some seconds.
Dual Shot- It uses front and rear camera simultaneously that produces a picture embedding the picture shot from the front camera.
Dual Recording- It is the same as the dual shot feature except for the fact that it is a video recorder embedding the video shot from the front camera.
Dual Video Call- Uses front and rear camera while a video call.
S Translator- It translates a sentence into another language and also in text format.
S Health- Monitors your health, body movements, daily habits. The Galaxy S 4 is also the first device to feature temperature sensor as in a thermometer. Also, Samsung is offering an S-Band accessory that works via Bluetooth in the S Health app.
S Travel- A travel application with facility to book tickets.
Samsung Knox- It is a feature for the enterprise users which allows the possibility of dual persona of the device, while a part is used for personal content and the other for professional content.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Movies Review: Vishwaroop

Movies Review: Vishwaroop: The movie is about international terrorism and is mostly related with Afghanistan and America.

Nirupama (Pooja Kumar) is married for three years to Vishwanath (Kamal Haasan). Vishwanath runs his own Kathak dance class in New Jersey, America. Nirupama bored of her routine life wants to get out of her married life and hires a detective to find a flaw in Vishwanath as she is having a relationship with her boss. The detective stumbles on a conspiracy, which leads the Jihadis to Nirupama and Wiz. Both are about to be executed when Wiz asks for his last wish taking VISHWAROOP to another level.

There have been several movies on jihadis and Americans, but this one is the best one so far. The movie will take you closely to lives of Afghanistan persons.

Kamal Haasan is in his best form of acting in this movie and the movie has a little Hollywood feel also. Pooja Kumar also plays her part well. Rahul Bose also delivers his best form in the movie.

On the whole, the movie is one of the best Bollywood movies on terrorism. However, the movie is bit stretched when showing flash back scenes. At the end, you will think that the movie could have been made much much better. Vishwaroop 2 will be based on terrorism in India. Bollywood Paradise gives Vishwaroop 3.6 stars out of 5.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Release Dates of Movies for 2013

Release Dates of Movies for 2013: 


1 Feb 2013
Deewana Main Deewana
Listen... Amaya
Midnight's Children
Pyar Ka Jalwa
The Unsound

8 Feb 2013
ABCD - Any Body Can Dance
Special 26

15 Feb 2013
Beehad - The Ravines
Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story
Murder 3

22 Feb 2013
Kai Po Che!
Rise Of The Zombie
Zila Ghaziabad


1 Mar 2013
Ankur Arora Murder Case
Bloody Isshq
I, Me Aur Main
Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga
The Attacks Of 26/11

8 Mar 2013
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns

15 Mar 2013
Jolly L.L.B.
Mere Dad Ki Maruti

22 Mar 2013
Sona Spa

29 Mar 2013


5 Apr 2013
Chasme Baddoor
Go Goa Gone
Shortcut Romeo

12 Apr 2013
Nautanki Saala!

18 Apr 2013
Ek Thi Daayan

26 Apr 2013
I Love NY


1 May 2013
Shootout At Wadala

10 May 2013
Aashiqui 2

17 May 2013
Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi
Mickey Virus

31 May 2013
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani


7 Jun 2013
Ramaiya Vastavaiya
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2

14 Jun 2013
Bang Bang Bangkok

21 Jun 2013

28 Jun 2013


5 July 2013

12 July 2013
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

19 July 2013


8 Aug 2013
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2

15 Aug 2013

23 Aug 2013
Phata Poster Nikla Hero


6 Sep 2013
Bullet Raja


2 Oct 2013

11 Oct 2013
Ragini MMS 2


15 Nov 2013
Rambo Rajkumar

29 Nov 2013
Ram Leela

November 2013
Krrish 3


December 2013
Dhoom 3

Note: Only the movies whose dates have been finalized by the production houses have been mentioned in the above list.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Movies Review: Race 2

Movies Review: Race 2: As everyone knows, Race 2 is a sequel to Race movie, so the story is strongly connected with the 1st part. The movie has cool action sequences, hot romance with suspense and twists. The story is smartly packaged with good narrative style.

Race 2 has mostly same type of suspense that was in the 1st part. So the person who has seen the first part can make some wild guesses about the suspense. However, some scenes and situations were inspired by Hollywood movies.

John (Armaan Malik) plays a rich person role with a street fighter history, who is known as casino king with step-sister Elena (Deepika Padukone) as a partner in the business. Armaan's girl friend is Omisha (Jacqueline Fernandez). Ranvir Singh (Saif) partners Armaan on a heist with the help of RD (Anil Kapoor). The twist comes when Ranvir discloses that he is partnering Armaan to take revenge for the death of his lover Sonia (Bipasha Basu) in the first part.

Saif Ali Khan plays a good bad guy in the movie. John Abraham replaced Akshaye Khanna as villain and left strong influence on everyone. Jacqueline Fernandes tries to replace Katrina Kaif in the movie and has been successful to some point also. Deepika Padukone replaced Bipasha Basu, but her role has been underrated in this sequel.

The action scenes by Saif in the movie can be compared with the action sequences by some superhero. Suspense and twists of Race and Race 2 are same to some point. The ending of the movie depicts that John will also be seen in the third part of the movie.

On the whole, Race 2 is a cool suspense movie, although the suspense quotient is guessable sometimes. However, the nice narration of the movie will keep you involved in the movie. Bollywood Paradise gives Race 2 - 3.2 stars out of 5.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Mobiles Review: Samsung Galaxy Grand

Mobiles Review: Samsung Galaxy Grand: Samsung has launched a new dual-sim smartphone inspired by the success of the Galaxy Note series.


Display: 5-inch WVGA TFT LCD display

OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor with 1GB RAM

Memory: Internal memory of 8GB (user memory of 4GB), which can be expanded up to 64GB

Camera: 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera which supports zero shutter-lag

Battery: 2,100 mAh Li-ion battery

Dimensions: Measures 77 x 143.7 x 9.6 mm and weighs 162 g

Samsung Galaxy Grand has been priced at Rs 21,500 in India and is available in Elegant White and Metallic Blue color options.

Movies Review: Inkaar

Movies Review: Inkaar: Sudhir Mishra’s "Inkaar" is a story about sexual harassment at the workplace. The movie could have been a big blockbuster if the writer had thought of a strong end to the story.

Maya Luthra (Chitrangda Singh) is a small-town girl who comes to Mumbai to make a career in the advertising world. Rahul Verma (Arjun Rampal), CEO of the company helps her climb the ladder of success in the professional world. They start flirting openly but all falls apart after some time when she is back in the city as one of the board of directors of the company. This results in a a clash of egos between the pair. Maya files a sexual harassment case against Rahul but the team finds it difficult to reach a final decision as it thinks both sides are true in their own aspect.

The film will keep you think whether Maya is really a victim or just taking revenge? The first half of the movie is very strong as per its script. Sudhir Mishra addresses situation that exist in every work environment nowadays.

Arjun Rampul delivers his one of the most strong performance after Rajneeti movie. Chitrangda also acts sharp in her role.

On the whole, Inkaar is a gripping movie which will keep you involved for most of the time and keep you guessing who is right and who is wrong? However, the ending of the movie could have been much much better. Bollywood Paradise gives Inkaar 3.4 stars out of 5.

Mobiles Review: Micromax Canvas HD A116

Mobiles Review: Micromax Canvas HD A116: Micromax today announced a successor to its Canvas mobile, the Dual-Sim Micromax A116 Canvas HD.


Display: 5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels with a 294 ppi.

Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor packed in MediaTek MT6589 with 1 GB RAM with PowerVR SGX5 GPU

Memory: Internal memory of 4GB which is further expandable

OS: Android 4.1 JellyBean

Camera: 8 MP rear camera and a VGA front camera for video calling

Battery: 2,100mAh.

Canvas HD will be priced less than Rs.15,000 in India. The company will start taking the pre-orders from 26th Jan and the smartphone will be available in shops from the first week of February.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

58th Filmfare Awards Winners

Here is the list of winners of 58th FilmFare Awards.

  • Best Actor (Popular) -    Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi)
  • Best Actress (Popular) – Vidya Balan (Kahaani)
  • Best Film (Popular) – Barfi!
  • Best Director (Popular) – Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani)
  • Best Debut Director – Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)
  • Best Debut (Male): Ayushmann Khurana (Vicky Donor)
  • Best Debut (Female): Ileana D’Cruz (Barfi)
  • Best Film (Critics): Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Best Actor Male (Critics): Irrfan Khan (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Best Actor Female (Critics): Richa Chadda for Gangs of Wasseypur
  • Best Screenplay – Sanjay Chouhan and Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Best Dialogue – Anurag Kashyap, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin K Ladia and Zeishan Qadri for Gangs of Wasseypur
  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – Yash Chopra
  • Best Story - Juhi Chaturvedi (Vicky Donor)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Annu Kapoor (Vicky Donor)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Anushka Sharma (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • Best Music Director: Pritam (Barfi)
  • Best Playback Singer (Male): Ayushmann Khurrana (Paani Da Rang from Vicky Donor)
  • Best Playback Singer (Female): Shalmali Kholgade (Pareshaan from Ishaqzaade)
  • Best Lyrics: Gulzar (Challa from Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • Best Choreography: Bosco Caesar (Aunty Ji from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu)
  • Best Background Score: Pritam (Barfi)
  • Best Sound Design: Sanjay Maurya & Allwin Rego (Kahaani)
  • Best Costume: Manoshi Nath and Rushi Sharma (Shanghai)
  • Best Production Design: Rajat Podar (Barfi)
  • Best Editing: Namrata Rao (Kahaani)
  • Best Action: Sham Kaushal (Gangs Of Wasseypur)
  • RD Burman Award 2013: Neeti Mohanv – Jiya Re (Jab Tak Hain Jaan)
  • Sony Trend-setter Of The Year 2013: Barfi

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Mobiles Review: Nokia Lumia 920

Mobiles Review: Nokia Lumia 920: Nokia has launched the new Lumia smart phone featuring Windows Phone 8 called Lumia 920.


Size & Weight: It weighs 185g with a breadth of 10.7mm

Display: 4.5 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels and a pixel density of 332 ppi protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Camera: PureView 8.7 MP camera with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. It can record 1080p video @ 30fps and has a secondary camera of 1.3 mp.

Processor: 1.5 GHz krait Dual-core processor supported by Adreno 225 GPU and 1 GB RAM

OS: Windows 8

Memory: Internal memory of 32GB which is not expandable

Battery: Non-removable 2000 mAh battery which supports talk time up to 10h and standby up to 400h on 3G

Nokia Lumia 920 is priced at Rs 38,199 in India.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Movies Review: Table No. 21

Movies Review: Table No. 21: Table No. 21 is a suspense thriller movie, with a strong message in the end.

The movie opens with a ambitious couple landing in Fiji to spend a holiday. At the last day of their week-holiday, they met Paresh Rawal, who introduces a reality game with a price money of Rs 21 crore to them. The game is more like Rajeev Khandelwal's reality show "Sach Ka Saamna", but the difference here is that a task is attached with every question in the movie.

Due to big prize money, the couple says yes to the game as they think that Mr Khan (Paresh Rawal) is just a stranger and son't know much about their personal lives. But the game starts getting more personal with every question and the couple wants to leave the game in between, but they can't due to rules of the game.

The last 30 minutes of the movie strongly catch the attention of the audience due to strong screenplay.

Rajeev Khandelwal is the future of Indian cinema and his acting is again admirable in the movie. Paresh Rawal never lets his strong image down in the movie. Tena Desai also makes a strong debut in the movie.

Table No. 21 is an unusual movie with a strong surprise in the end. The surprise element in the movie will keep audience involved in the movie. On the whole, it's a must-watch movie. Bollywood Paradise gives Table No. 21, 3.5 stars out of 5.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Mobiles Review: Sony Xperia Z

Mobiles Review: Sony added another member to its Xperia flagship, Xperia Z.

Sony's Xperia Z runs on Android 4.1 JellyBean which is likely to be upgraded into 4.2 very soon.


Display: 5 inch LCD Full-HD (1080p) with a pixel ratio of 441 PPi supported with the Bravia Engine II.

Camera: 13MP rear camera equipped with the latest Sony Exmor RS sensor.

Processor: Quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset.

Memory: 2 GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory expandable via SD-card.

OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Battery: Non-removable 2,330-mAh Li-Ion battery.

The smartphone is covered with Gorilla Glass on its sides apart from the display. The smartphone will be globally launched at the end of Q1. However, the company hasn't disclosed any pricing details. Xperia Z is likely to be priced in excess of Rs 30,000.