My Voice Over Demo… Hope everyone likes it… Let me know if i am bad or ugly…
Need to start tumbling! Soon I shall, soon i will.
What happens when 4 friends have nothing to do but think of a place to go for a nice drive on a saturday night???
You would definitely expect something crazy.
Well, here we are in a friend’s Swift cruising through the traffic of Mumbai, heading towards a place where the word ‘Bisleri’ was synonym to White Gold!!! In the middle of nowhere, you got it right - Andheri (E), Mumbai…
My friend couldn’t hold up to his excitement and disclosed the secrets of this mysterious place much before we actually reached the destination. As described by him in his own words “Ok Guys, now that we’re close to the place, let me disclose the secret of this place. We need to climb a 8 feet wall, face the other side and you can see entire mumbai airport, the runway and the airplanes are right 20-30 ft. above your head. Guys, just enjoy the thrust”
Well, as we reached the place, the wall he was talking about had nicely been covered with a barb-wire. What do we do now? Cannot go back after the excitement within was high!!! A sweet gentlemen from one of the slums nearby offered us to enjoy the scenery from the roof top of his house, a nearby slum. And Wallah!!! We saw planes landing, taking off, getting parked, hovering over… Experience was just bizarre… Something that cannot be explained in words… Sharing a pic of the actual view… If you want to enjoy such moments head to Jari Mari, Andheri East, Mumbai!!!
It requires excessive brilliance to write about Sherlock Holmes! And to be honest, I do not seize such quality. This grace is only acquired by veterans like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and to some extent Paulo Coelho or JK Rowling!
BBC Entertainment’s offering – ‘Sherlock’ is a masterpiece. For most of us here in India, Sherlock Holmes would be synonym to a Guy Ritchie movie or Robert Downey Jr. The audience here who are ardent Sherlock Holmes – the book readers are very minuscule. I would say most of them are clueless about a book called Sherlock Holmes. Not blaming them for that. I am one of them. This ignorance of mine about Mr. Great continued until my friend dragged me to a nearest theatre to watch Downey’s Sherlock Holmes. Because of the Sherlock foundation laid in my head by Mr Ritchie, it made me actually borrow ‘Sherlock’ the series from my friend and that eagerness to start watching the show on my laptop/desktop was unexplainable.
Overall, that I know off, there are only 2 seasons, each episode of nearly 1 hour 30 minutes. Yes… I know what you thinking? Big task to strain your eyes in front of the demon computer screen? Nope, trust me; it’s a feast to your vision. The director/writer- Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have done an incredible job of not changing the core of brand/franchisee ‘Sherlock Holmes’ but actually tickling the imagination of the viewer by questioning- ‘What if Sherlock Holmes would be alive in this era?’. The answer to it – Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman starrer ‘Sherlock’
Enough bragging about the show! Till the time you don’t watch it, you wouldn’t get what I’m talking about. Go ahead- beg, borrow, steal; but do watch ‘Sherlock’. Let me know your views about the show by tweeting or by reblogging this post. May LOGIC live forever and after. Amen!
Please forgive me for my absence from this platform for so long. I never meant to be away! Firstly, blame my lazy hands for not typing www.tumblr.com on the address bar. Secondly, blame Mark Zuckerburg… You get it, right?
Allow me to start writing about Anurag Kashyap’s new masterpiece – Gangs of Wasseypur II. This ain’t a review but the experience that I really want to share with you. Moving on… Yesterday, my very dear colleague and friend invited me to watch the paid preview of Gangs of Wasseypur at a plush suburban theatre which is located near my house. 10.30PM the show, measuring the distance from my residence to the theatre in my rusted and idle brain made me actually re-think the decision of not willing to go for the movie. Nope, I would not give the sole credit to my idle brain but Anurag for building the excitement in Wasseypur I!
Bought tickets, sat comfortably, eyeing at one or two hotties and the lights go off. You see the big screen rolling the credits, post which I only remember coming out of the theatre in awe. Luckily my jaw didn’t drop when the end credits flashed! Didn’t get it? Boss, the movie was MAGNIFICENT… Dialogues, action, star-cast, the editing, sound, cinematography, dialogues… phew… were top class. How does he manage to pull it out so brilliantly? I wonder! 2 highlight points of the movie I would like to mention here – 1) The Actors, 2) The Rawness of the movie.
Faisal – Nawazuddin Siddique, Ramadhir – Tigmanshu Dhulia, Perpendicular – Aditya Kumar, Definite – Zeishan Qadri, Nagma – Richa Chadda were brilliant. How can I forget ‘Physaal’ Khan’s love interest Mohsina – Huma Quereshi! Brilliant casting by the person incharge. Pat on his/her back. I wouldn’t call it acting. Whatever it was, it was definitely natural. I actually thought as if Wasseypur was my town and Nawazuddin and co. were my fellow citizens. That natural, I tell you. Marlon Brando (The Godfather) and Heath Ledger (Joker) you’ve got some competition from these amateurs cum rookie now.
Story-telling, camera movements, dialogue delivery, make up and set, everything about the movie had a certain kind of rawness of Wasseypur in it. I could station in my head how Wasseypur is and what would be the actual scenario there. The conversations between characters really made me feel as if I wasn’t watching a 16:9 film but something happening right infront of my naked eye.
To end, Mr. Kashyap hats-off! Beautiful execution of this feature film. Guys, now that you’ve read it go and watch the movie TODAY! Nahi toh tumhare G$%nd mein bamboo ghusayenge. #LastLineInfluencedByGOW2
And and and… I dedicate this song from the movie to all my dear readers. Enjoy!
Gangs of Wasseypur in Marathi. We call it Gangs of Nagpur starring Bharat Jadhav and Makrand Anaspurkar
With the recent ACP Dhoble tale that is directed towards ending Mumbai’s nightlife, I came up with this masterpiece.
Conceptualized by ME!
’Koole’ means A$$ in Marathi. So check out Tusshar’s a$$ and read the title again… Makes sense?