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Saving Mr Banks | Hollywood Movie | Unbiased Reviews

Saving Mr Banks | Hollywood Movie | Unbiased Reviews

The creative process of writing is sometimes so rooted in the subconscious that the lines between the personal experiences of the author, their wish-list and the imaginary world become extremely blurry. For a lot of writers, the spark that pushes them along comes out of a single incident, e.g., Stieg Larsson – the successful author of the “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy is believed to have created the character of Lisbeth Salander based on a girl he knew to be rape victim, but couldn’t help. Movie : Saving Mr. Banks Director : John Lee Hancock Produced by : ... Read More »

The Last Airbender | Movie Review

The Last Airbender | Movie Review

Continuing the animated TV series turned movies trail, let’s talk today about one of Nickelodeon’s most popular series that was adapted by none other than M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense fame), and won for him a lot of accolades, but in the worst categories, rather than best. We are talking about his 2010 film – “The Last Airbender“. Movie : The Last Airbender Director : M. Night Shyamalan Produced by : M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mercer, Frank Marshall Screenplay by : M. Night Shyamalan Based On : Avatar: The Last Airbender by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko Music ... Read More »

Kalidas and Shakuntala | Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Kalidas and Shakuntala | Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Kalidas was arguably one of the most talented poet and dramatist around the world. Though he created stuffs only in Sanskrut (Sanskrit) language; his creations are famous around the world. Best known for his magnum opus अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तलम् (Abhijñānashākuntala or Abhijñānaśākuntalam); Kalidas’ creations include विक्रमोर्वशीयम् (Vikramōrvaśīyam), Mālavikāgnimitram, कुमारसम्भव (KumarSambhavam), मेघदूत (Meghadūta) and others. Due to his incredible input into Sanskrit literature the impact of Kalidas is evident in the Indian culture. That is the reason why ace Film and TV Serial maker Shyam Benegal dedicated two episode of Hindi TV Serial Bharat Ek Khoj to Kalidas and Shakuntala. I like to ... Read More »

The Classical Age| Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

The Classical Age| Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Episode #16 of Hindi TV Serial Bharat Ek Khoj (by Shyam Benegal) which was based on the book – Discovery Of India (by Late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru) and was aired on DoorDarshan and now is available as a set of DVD for home viewing; explores the Classical Age. The major part of the first half of this episode gives some historical facts about around year 1000 to 2500 B.C. This well researched (by the author) segment discusses about the culture developed around the time of Gupta Age, Maurya Empire. The references to Dramas, Plays and other form of art and ... Read More »

Episode 10 | Mistaken Identities | Hum Paanch Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Views And Reviews

Episode 10 | Mistaken Identities | Hum Paanch Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Views And Reviews

Episode #10 of Hindi TV Serial Hum Paanch follows the very popular theme of Mistaken Identities of the Boss, which we have visited many times in other TV Serials as well as movies (and even in books). TV Serial : Hum Paanch Producers : Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma ( Balaji Telefilms, Zee Telefilms) Writer : Imtiaz Patel Directors : Kapil Kapoor, Sameer Kulkarni, Rajan Waghdhare Editor : Ajay Bhave, Vikas Sharma, Ranie Singh Starring : Ashok Sharaf, Priya Tendulkar, Shoma Anand, Vandana Pathak, Kavita Rathod, Ritu Deepak, Neelam Sagar, Amita Nangia, Vidya Balan, Sujata Sanghamitra, Rakhi Tandon, Bhairavi ... Read More »

Sangam Period – II| Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Sangam Period – II| Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Episode #15 of Hindi TV Serial Bharat Ek Khoj (which was aired on DoorDarshan and now is available as a set of DVD for home viewing); explores the seonc segment of the Sangam period mainly through exploration of Silappadikaram. Read our views about the first segment of Silappadikaram here. This episode explores the way of living and folk traditions of various areas of Southern India during the Sangam period. If you pay attention towards various conversations you will be able to explore the way of living and thinking of people during the same. Folk dances and plays were integral part ... Read More »