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Posted on 16 January 2009 @ 10:51 pm GMT+8

I first read about this movie in the newspapers where it was mentioned that it was nominated for various awards. Despite my all time favorite actor Anil Kapoor starring in it, I didn’t pay much attention to it. Only until recently when it won 4 Golden Globe awards, including best original score by AR Rahman, I decided to catch it.

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This movie is basically about how an uneducated boy living in the slums, working as a tea waiter “chai-wala” made his way to being a millionaire in India through the show “Who wants to be a Millionaire”. On his way up, he got arrested before the final show due to suspicion of cheating.

I didn’t quite like the idea of using the millionaire show as the backbone of the film, but I would give it thumbs up for the potrayal of slums and poverty in India. It had disturbing scenes on how homeless kids are used to beg on the streets, all for their “masters”. The way the story is told is pretty straight forward. However, I did find some parts ridiculous like how fluent the slumdogs are in English. Anyway, I would recommend this movie for it’s uniqueness and challenging shots into the less-seen world of India.

More info on this movie here.



Posted on 22 December 2008 @ 10:06 am GMT+8

As usual, I went on my usual JB trip yesterday and managed to catch Transporter 3 movie there. This movie is to be released on 1st Jan here in Singapore, but apparently it’s already released in Malaysia. I was pretty excited about this show, as I enjoyed the first 2 installments.

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I came out from the theatre, feeling very disappointed. First of all, this movie isn’t as action packed as it seems. There were a few “whoa” moments, but that’s about it. The story telling seemed to be abit broken apart at first, but it came fine after about 30mins into the movie. To top is off, the lead actress in the movie was personally an eye sore. I have not seen any on-screen actress with this much freckles before!

Jason Statham however was cool as usual, and he did most of the stripping instead of the girl! :D I felt that the story was trying hard to make good chemistry between the actors. Oh.. how I miss the BMW in the first movie (The Audi was used again here). Anyways, if you’re an action junkie expecting alot from this movie, I suggest give this a pass. Only watch if you have spare time or got if off to**ents :P

Official site here.



Posted on 26 November 2008 @ 2:55 am GMT+8

I’ve been pretty pissed on this. As some of you have heard, the members of Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees are on strike, asking for higher pay from the TV producers. You can imagine how many viewers are affected world wide!

I’ve been getting repeat telecasts for all programs on the 3 main Hindi channels which I’ve got, namely Sony Entertainment TV, Zee TV and StarPlus. Yea.. I’ve got the Hindi package all right. This has been going on for over 3 weeks. I’m eagerly anticipating Indian Idol (left with 14 contestants) and Voice of India (left with 4 contestants!!)

Who’s the loser now? We are. :@ Paying for the damn package to watch old crap. Those Indians betta sort this out fast.. We’re waiting…
Full news here.



Posted on 17 November 2008 @ 2:50 am GMT+8

Here I go again.. I’ve been watching some Bollywood movies in the past and I came across this actress which has many similar characteristics of Hollywood sweetie, Jessica Alba.

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This lady here (on the right) is actress Hrishtaa Bhatt. Most of her roles are minor and she’s got a relatively small list of movies under her belt. Trust me, the picture doesn’t tell much, compared to the movies itself. What’s more.. they’re born 12 days apart :roll:



Posted on 16 November 2008 @ 2:49 am GMT+8

As the title suggests, most of the action happens in Africa. The story starts from before Alex the lion ends up in the Zoo. After which it cuts into where Madagascar 1 left off. The animals accidentally fall into Africa where Alex reunites with his dad and the other animals meet others of their own kind.

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Overall, I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants a good laugh. It’s better than part 1, has more content, jokes and action. I would also say the animation seemed more complex with more colorful scenes. I was laughing all the way. This movie was also made in tribute to Bernie Mac, who died in August. He was the voice of Zuba (Lion Alex’s dad). Read more about this movie on Wiki. Official site here.





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