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Slumdog Millionaire

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
Drama/RomanceStarring:
Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Freida PintoStory:
A boy hailing from a slum, currently working as a chaiwallah in a call centre, wins millions on a reality show. The host of the show, Prem Kumar(AK), gets him arrested on charges of cheating. During interrogation the inspector(IK) asks him how he knew the answers to all the questions, something even the best quizzers are not able to do. As it turns out each question is somehow related to the life of Jamal(DP), the boy. The answers to the questions weave the story of Jamal, that is what this movie is about. Watch it for the details :)My Comments:
Parallel Cinema. A brilliant story combined with excellent acting and screenplay make this movie a must watch!

Ghajini

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Rating:
YellowGenre:
Action ThrillerStarring:
Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan, Mohit AhlawatStory:
Sanjay Singhania(AK) is the chairman of Airvoice, a business tycoon. He's fallen in love with Kalpana(Asin) who is a small-time model. Ghajini(MA) is a flesh trader. Kalpana manages to rescue some children from his men, in the process she comes to know about his activities. Therefore, Ghajini decides to kill her. Just then Sanjay reaches her place. Kalpana is killed, while, Sanjay is hit hard on the head with the rod. Even though he survives, he now suffers with Short Term Memory Loss(anteretrograde amnesia - he forgets everything after 15 minutes). The rest of the movie is about how he overcomes the handicap to kill Ghajini with the help of a medical student(JK).My Comments:
This movie had everything in it for it to get a green. The only problem with it is Aamir Khan. Aamir in this movie has done a Sunny Deol, what he didn't understand is that it was Sunny's overall person…

Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

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Rating:
YellowGenre:
ComedyCaste:
Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Archana Puran Singh, Manu RishiStory:
A young boy wants to enjoy life. He finds an easy way out - stealing whatever he wants.This habit makes him the biggest thief in the country, with innumerable cases filed against him.His family dumps him, friends betray him. The only person left in his life is his love.My Comments:
Based on the story of Bunty a thief caught in Delhi this movie is a decent fun-filled time pass.

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

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Rating:
GreenGenre:
RomanceCaste:
Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Vinay PathakStory:
Destiny makes a beautiful girl marry a rather champu kind of a man. He's fallen in love with her and wants her to be happy. He creates a second identity, the kind of person who he thinks she'd like to be married to - a sexy, muscular, loquacious, flamboyant dude.My Comments:
This movie is like a piece of art. Either you are going to fall in love with it or feel that it is ridiculous. It's story is as short as written above. There is nothing more in it.Unlike other SRK movies this isn't a comedy but still there are scenes which would bring a smile to your face. Watch this movie for its interpretation of love. Zara hat ke hai!

Dostana

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Rating:
YellowGenre:
Romantic ComedyCaste:
John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan Priyanka Chopra, Bobby Deol, Kiron Kher, Boman IraniStory:
Sameer(AB) and Kunal(JA) are two homeless bachelors who present themselves as a gay couple to Neha(PC) so that they can rent rooms in her beautiful apartment. Both of them fall in love with her while she considers them to be her closest friends. Just then the suave new Editor-In-Chief of the fashion magazine that Neha works for - Abhimanyu Singh(BD) steps in. The story goes multi-dimensional.Sameer and Kunal join hands to throw Abhimanyu out of Neha's life. Watch the movie to find out who gets to marry Neha finally!My comments:
The first half was great. The songs are fun. The movie begins to drag in the second half, but is over before it starts hurting.

A Wednesday

Rating:
GreenGenre:
ThrillerCaste:
Naseerudin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Deepal Shaw, Aamir BashirStory:
'A Stupid Common Man' loses the 'known strangers' that he met in the locals everyday while travelling to his office in the bomb blasts of 26th July.  He chooses 'A Wednesday' as the day when he would bring the perpetrators to justice. Between 2 PM and 6 PM of this day the lives of all people involved in the incident change as 'A Stupid Common Man' brings the terrorists to justice.My Comments:
This movie represents the spirit of the people of a country which has witnessed innumerable number of terrorist attacks in almost all parts of the country. The issues are different, the people behind the attacks are different, but it is the same stupid common man who dies.This Stupid Common Man who is inside me and you and all the people around us one day might just wake up inside one of us and do what the stupid common man in the movie d…

Dasvidaniya

Rating:
GreenGenre:
DramaCaste:
Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shourey, Rajat Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Saurabh ShuklaStory:
Amar Kaul is the accounts manager of a small firm. He is a typical desi chap who gives up his dreams and ambitions in life so that he can take care of his responsibilities. A rather meticulous person, he has the habit of making a list of all things to do every morning.The movie is about one such list. The list containing his last ten wishes before he dies of stomach cancer. The list does not contain any earth shattering item. The items are just simple things which people like you and me might want to do before we die:Saying I love you to your first love, bidding good-bye to your best friend whom you've not met in ages, a foreign trip, setting right sour relationships, having your photo printed on the first page of the newspaper and so on.The movie takes us with Amar Kaul, through his last few days, as he goes about fulfilling these wishes.My Comments:
This …

Barbarians at the Gate

Rating:
YellowGenre:
Comedy(Drama)Caste:
James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert, Joanna CassidyStory:
Based on the book with the same name, which in turn was based on a real life incident - the hostile takeover of RJR Nabisco, a US tobacco major by KKR.The movie shows the incidents which led to the occurrence. The failure of the under R&D smokeless cigarettes, the reducing share prices in-spite of all efforts being put by the firm, the extravagant lifestyle of the top management and many such issues.My Comments:
The movie captures this historical event in a very entertaining manner. There's not a single moment when you feel you are getting bored.

Death Race

Rating:
YellowGenre:
ActionCaste:
Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShaneStory:
In the year 2012 the global economy has collapsed. Crime is on the rise. Private companies are managing the overflowing prisons. They are resorting to ways similar to those used by Romans to entertain the public, and in the process earning profits.The favorite driver of the audience Frankenstein is about to earn his freedom by winning the last race when he is killed on the order of the warden, whose baby the death race is. Frankenstein to the audience is nothing more than a mask. The warden finds a former racer, gets his wife killed and gets him jailed for the crime. He is given the offer - one race and he is out of the place. In reality she wants him to lose, and tries her best to do the same. Watch the movie to find out what eventually happens.My Comments:
The biggest + of the movie is its pace, you don't get the time to get bored. The biggest - of the movie is that the…

Rogue Trader

Rating:
YellowGenre:
ThrillerCaste:
Ewan McGregor, Anna FrielStory:
A real life story based on Nick Leeson, the incharge of Singapore operations of Barings Bank, and his adventures which resulted in the bank becoming insolvent.My Comments:
A well made movie. Worth a watch. Though it might be difficult for someone not aware of the workings of the finance industry to comprehend the happenings in the film.

Sarkar Raj

Rating:
YellowGenre:
Suspense/ThrillerCaste:
Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya BachchanStory:
Anita, the CEO of Shepherd Power Corporation, wants to setup a power plant in Maharashtra. She manages to convince Shankar, the son of Subhash(Sarkar) that the project is beneficial for the state and the people. He in turn manages to convince Sarkar. They together convince Rao saab, the leader of the people of Thakurwadi, the proposed site of the plant.But there is widespread chaos as Rao Saab's grandson takes an opposing stand. Also, Qazi along with the Traitor Deputy CM is trying to get rid of Sarkar and his clan. Their attempt to murder Shankar results in the death of his wife Avantika and his unborn baby. Then Rao Saab's grandson gets kidnapped. Subhash ends up in the hospital after a heart-attack. There is a proposal to shift the power plant to Gujarat. There is chaos all around, further increased by the murder of Shankar. Watch the movie to find out wha…

Welcome to Sajjanpur!

Rating:
RedGenre:
ComedyCaste:
Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Rao, Ravi Kissen, RajeshwariStory:
The story of a village called Sajjanpur narrated by the village letter writer. It picks up various issues like goondaraj, political scenario in villages, inter-caste marriages, problem of illiteracy(the fact that the definition of a literate in India is such that a good %age of literates can only sign and read their names, no more), and so on.My Comments:
A good-hearted attempt to bring forward the various problems faced by the villages in India (like a 23 hour powercut!) in a light-hearted way. When you try to do something that is mid-way, you falter. Shyam Benegal dared to do what Shahrukh Khan inspite of being the current king of Bollywood did not dare to do(Swades was serious business). And, he faltered. It brings out what it was meant to. But its so slow that Atal Behari Vajpayee could finish reading his book out loud before the movie finishes(atleast that's what I fe…

The Bank Job

Rating: 
YellowGenre: 
Thriller(Based on True Story)Caste: 
Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Moore, Daniel Mays, Richard LinternStory: 
The vault in the basement of the Llyod's bank in London is considered to be the safest safe deposit box in the country. This motivates the biggest conmen, politicians and businessmen in the country to keep their personal belongings here, safe. Michael Abdul Malik, aka, Michael X is a drug dealer, smuggler on the rum from law. To prevent his arrest he has got compromising photographs of a female member of the royal family. This is helping him to roam freely even though the police has got sufficient proof against him. He has kept those photos in the vault in Lloyd's Bank.The scotland yard is aware of this but cannot take any action openly, so they take a second route. They blackmail a small time drugpeddler, Martine, caught on charges of drug peddling to help them in lieu for her freedom. She in turn approaches her ex-boyfriend and together t…

Lost in Translation

Rating:
GreenGenre:
Romantic DramaCaste:
Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Akiko TakeshitaStory:
Two souls are trying to find a meaning to their lives. One is a big movie-star struggling in his personal life. The other is a Yale educated Housewife, trying to figure out what she wants to do in life. The movie is about how they meet and just get along...My Comments:
I've given this movie a green, not because I believe everyone is going to like it, but because I loved it. It is slow, meaningful(I'm not too sure everyone's going to get the meaning though) and very realistic. There is no special situation, no special people. It is about a few days that two people who are trying to find some meaning to their lives spend together and enjoy! That is probably where the biggest difference lies. I didn't feel like I was watching a movie, I felt I was just looking at two normal human beings living their normal lives for a few days.

What Women Want

Rating:
YellowGenre:
Romantic DramaCaste:
Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa TomeiStory:
Nick Marshall, one of the most successful designers in the advertising industry is expecting to be promoted to the designation of Creative Head. But he finds out that instead Darcy McGuire has been hired to fill the spot. In between there is an accident because of which he gains the ability to hear what women think. His psychologist suggests he could use this ability to his advantage and so he does. He uses this ability to use all of Darcy's ideas against her, so that he can get to the position that he wants. But somewhere along the way he falls in love with her. The rest is for you to watch and enjoy :)My Comments:
Nothing much to say, really. A nice time-pass flick.

The Ant Bully

Rating:
YellowGenre:
Animation, Children's FlickCaste:
Voiceover by Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Campbell, Paul Giamatti, Allison MackStory:
Lucas is a tiny toddler, who is bullied by one of the kids who is bigger in size. In turn, to take out his frustration, Lucas bullies ants. He destroys their nests, floods their nests and kills the ants. He is named Peanut, the Destroyer. Peanut is what his mother calls him. Zak, the ant wizard, prepares a magic potion. The potion reduces Lucas' size to that of a baby ant. The ants kidnap him and take him along. In a congregation the queen ant decides to give Lucas a unique punishment. She orders that he can leave their nest when he becomes an ant himself.The rest of the movie is about how Lucas, helped by Olga (Zak's girlfriend) learns the virtues of teamwork and hard work that ants swear by.My Comments:
Lately I've been watching a lot of animated movies. This is due to 2 reasons:
1. My frie…

Rock On

Rating:
YellowGenre:
Musical DramaCaste:
Farhan Akhtar, Prachi Desai, Arjun RampalStory:
A group of guys get together and form a Rock band. They chase their dream of being eich and famous some day. En route to that success life demands that they compromises. Then, egos sent in and they all fall out. 10 years later they get together, two of them are rich, two others are strugglers; one is about to die, one's marriage is in trouble, one is in love and one is in a financial mess - making compromises. They all get together and try to move beyond the past and chase their dream once again, but this time the dream is slightly different.My Comments:
Same. Nice. Well-Made. Good for timepass. The songs are ridiculous, though the music is good. Though in the movie they seem to fit in fine.

Mumbai Meri Jaan

Caste:
Paresh Rawal, Soha Ali Khan, Irfan Khan, Kay Kay, Madhavan and others...

Story:
The mumbai bomb blasts of 26th July and its effect on the lives of various normal characters...
the policeman(Paresh Rawal), Journalist(Soha Ali Khan), A computer hardware dealer- hates muslims(Kay Kay), Chaiwala - An immigrant from South India(Irfan Khan), A patriot who refuses to go to America, wants to lead a simple life(Madhavan).

Comments:
A nice well made movie. Serious, not one to be watched with friends.

Wanted

Genre:
Action/Suspense

Caste:
James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Kretschmann

Story:
A group of superpower assassins is out there killing people whose name is told to them by fate(decoded from a yarn knitted by the loom.) The best amongst these people is killed by Cross, a defect. The son of this agent is inducted into the fraternity as a replacement. He is the only one who can kill cross before he kills everyone in the fraternity.

Watch the movie to find out whether he is able to succeed...

Comments:

A well made movie with good action scenes and a brilliant storyline and screenplay. Watch It!

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Rating:
Yellow
Genre:
Action/Adventure

Caste:
Jet Li, Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh

Story:
2000 years ago the Han Emperor had defeated all his enemies to take control of the whole of china. The only enemy left undefeated was death. Soon he came to know about a sorceress who supposedly knew about the secret to immortality. The king fell for the sorceress at the first sight. She wasn't aware of the secret but she knew where to find it.

As she found the secret, she fell in love with Ming, the Emperor's friend and ally. The Emperor went back on his promise to let the two marry, sensing this earlier she had cursed the emperor. Ming was murdered and she too was attacked. The Emperor and his entire army turned to clay.

2000 years later, Alex the son of the O'Connells finds the tomb of the Emperor. The O' Connells are tricked by the Chinese general into awakening the mummy. The Emperor goes on to become immortal and then raise his army.

Watch the movie to find …

Singh is Kinng

Genre:
Action comedy

Caste:
Akshay Kumar, Om Puri, Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Shourie

Story:
Happy Singh is a young lad- good at heart but always getting in trouble while trying to help out people, ending up doing more harm than good. LakhanPal Singh a.k.a Lucky, a guy from the same village who went to Australia in search of work, but ended up becoming the don. One fine day the news of an attack on him is printed in the local newspaper. The villagers scheme and use the high emotionality of Happy to send him to get luccky back.

What follows is total chaos, as Happy Singh becomes the king.

Comments:
Any comic movie with any kind of religious references (cheap ones) is not my taste. I avoided this movie for quite some time. Finally, giving in to the temptation of knowing what made this movie the number one grosser internationally. Did I find something. . . no. It's a sweet movie about a good-at-heart idiot becoming XYZ owing to the circumstances. The songs are not worth wasting your time upon.

The Illusionist

Rating:
Green
Genre:
Suspense, Drama

Caste:
Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan

Story:
A girl from the Royal Family, Sophie. falls in love with the Cabinet Maker's son. The boy was no ordinary boy. He was a budding magician. As the world has it, the two were separated. The boy leaves everything and starts travelling to learn the secrets, the mysteries.

By the time he returns to Vienna he is a master illusionist, Eisenham. The two meet and the fire rekindles. But Sophie is about to get engaged to the crown prince who plans to overthrow his father and become the Emperor. In the chaos that is created Sophie is murdered by the Crown Prince. See the movie to find out how the magician is able to take revenge for her love's death...

The movie is based on the book 'Eisenham - The Illusionist'.

My Comments:
There are movies and there are movies, and then there is The Illusionist. A class apart. Something not even close to anything that I've seen bef…

Amu

Language:
English(Primarily), Bengali, Hindi and Punjabi

Genre:

Suspense, Riots

Cast:
Konkona Sen, Brinda Karat

Story:
Kaju has come to India to search for her roots, her parents as told by Keya, her mom died in an epidemic in a village in 1985, the entire village, she said, got wiped out. As Kaju closes in on her roots she found out that her family was one of the several families who were destroyed (killed or separated) in the 1984 Hindu-Sikh riots.

She believes that an auto driver who was a local goon in his youth and who murdered several people during the riots is her father... is she the daughter of a goon, a murderer? Watch the movie...

My Comments:
A well made movie about the riots. Negligible explicit scenes(unlike the cheap bollywood movies which try to sell on such horror content). It's all about a daughter who is trying to find out the true identities of her parents.

The movie is absolutely serious, it is well made and the actors are all good. Though somehow it is not made well eno…

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

Genre:
Romance, Desi Entertainment, Khichdi

Caste:
Aamir Khan's Nephew, Genelia, Naseerudin Shah, Arbaaz and Sohail Khans, Mrs Sarabhai(Whatever her real name is!)

Story:
A group of friends discussing the idyllic love story of their friends(Chalte Chalte). Friends who loved each other, but did not realise it. Everyone around them knew it, but they didn't realise it until... until they got into affairs with other people.... Aur kuch bataane ki zaroorat hai kya...

My Comments:
This is the first movie which I saw more because of the heroine than because of the story and thankfully so. I would've repented my decision to watch the movie otherwise. On a second thought, considering how well this khichdi was made I wouldn't have, even though its the same old wine in a new bottle. That's because the bottle indeed is good- Aamir Khan's nephew, Genelia and the rest of the caste, and the movie itself is well made. In any case what I found amusing was that the Khan who is most fam…

The Dark Knight

Genre:
SuperHero, Action

Story:
Batman has brought crime in Gotham almost to its end. Helping him indirectly in this are Gordon (from the police) and Harvey, the DA. Harvey is also the man, whom Batman's love interest Rachel is dating. At this point a freak named Joker joins the mob. He offers them the end of Batman in return for half of their money. The mob initially refuses. But as Batman gets more closer to them they start getting worried and finally agree to Joker's condition. Is Joker able to force Batman to reveal his true identity? Is he able to bring Batman's saga to an end?

Comments:
The last Super-Hero(Super, Spidey, Bat, HeMan category) movie that I liked was Superman, as a kid. After that, this is the first Super Hero movie that I've liked. In the earlier (recent) movies stunts were filled like anything, there were so many of them that none looked special. In this movie there were very few stunts, each had something special about it. Even a scene as simple as ba…

The Da Vinci Code

Rating:
Green
Genre:
Suspense, Book2Movie

Director:
Ron Howard

Story:
The curator of Louvre Museum in Paris, Jaques Sauniere, is murdered. The police suspects Mr Robert Langdon is the murderer, because a message has been left in his name. At the museum, while being interrogated by the police, he meets the grand-daughter of the curator. They soon realise that the curator had left cryptic messages for them to solve and something is waiting for them.

Soon they come to know that all this has to do with underground christian cults, sects etc. Then, the biggest secret of all is unravelled, that Jesus was married and one of the groups, the Priory of Sion had been protecting his lineage from being eliminated. And that the holy grail was not a cup but this lineage. And they now had the secret which the vatican was trying to eliminate.

Are they able to find the Holy Grail, the descendants of Jesus? Watch the movie, I don't wanna spoil your fun.

My Comments:
This is one of those movies which I line up …

Kung-Fu Panda

Rating:
GreenGenre:
Animated Action Comedy
Story:
Poh, the Panda, dreams of becoming the Dragon Warrior, the most ferocious warrior of China. But, in reality he has been adopted by a stork which is in the noodle making business, and that is what he wants poh to continue with unaware of his dream. 
Then Master Ugwe, the spiritual master of Kung Fu in China makes a prediction. That it is time to select the Dragon Warrior. Poh, goes to see the event and ends up becoming the Dragon Warrior. But, Master Chifu and the Ferocious Five refuse to accept him as the Dragon Warrior. They think that Master Ugwe has made a mistake. But they don't have time, Tylon - the adopted son of Master Chifu and the most ferocious of the Kung Fu warriors, is approaching the city with an intent to forcefully acquire the Dragon Roll and ravage the city. Will Poh be able to gain acceptance by Master Chifu and the Ferocious Five? Will he be able to defeat Tylon? Watch the movie and find out.Comments:
Well Made. Pacy,…

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Rating:
YellowGenre:
RomanticStory:
A technology has been developed whereby it is possible to get a person erased from your memory. The hero goes to the store to meet the heroine, only to find out that she does not even recognise him anymore. Later he finds out that she has got him eliminated from her memory. He decides to do the same. Only some way through the procedure, he feels that he has done a mistake. The rest of the movie is about how he fights the procedure to keep her memories alive and how they finally get together.Comments:
Watch and Enjoy. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry. Rating's yellow only because Not Everyone can enjoy or even 'feel' this movie.

The Lake House

Genre:
RomanticStory:
The lakehouse was designed by an interior designer for himself and his family. After they split he lived there with his son. Outside the lakehouse there is a mailbox. A mailbox which acts as a bridge across time for the hero and the heroine. The hero is the interior designer's son, who himself has become an interior designer. The heroine is a doctor. Whatever the hero puts in the mailbox the heroine gets two years in the future and vice-a versa. With time the two fall in love with each other.Then they make a plan to meet. The heroine waits but the hero does not come. They break up. Later on the heroine finds out that the hero had died on his way to the restaurant. Watch the movie to find out how they are eventually able to meet.Comments:
A well made movie, must watch for those who like mushy movies. Don't think too much about the fast forwarding and rewinding that is happening, because you'll find logical errors.

GhostRider

Genre:
Superhero, ActionStory:
The Devil locates men in need, and gives them what they desire, in turn he makes them sign a contract. The contract of becoming a Ghost Rider. The contract says that the Ghost Rider will destroy a thousand evil souls. Johnny Blaze and his father, both are stunt bikers. His father has cancer. The devil makes him sign the contract, in turn he cures his dad's cancer. But the next day he kills him. He tells Johnny to leave his friends, family, his love otherwise they would all be killed. In fear Johnny leaves them all, including his love Roxanne.Years pass by, he becomes the greatest Stunt Biker ever, achieving feats no one has achieved. He's pushing the limit to see if its him doing it or is it the Devil's power. Then he meets Roxanne again, he takes it as a sign that it is indeed him. Just as their relationship started, the fateful day has come. The son of Devil, challenges his father, Mephistopheles. He wants to get the contract.…

Zoom

Rating:
YellowGenre:
Super Hero, KidsStory:
Kids with supernatural abilities from around the world(they were all americans in the movie) are located and brought together to give special training so that they get the ability to control their powers and enhance them, thus, becoming superheros. Zoom, who was the captain of the 5 member superhero team 30 years ago, is their instructor. He pretends that he has lost all his powers, and also strongly believes that the kids should be allowed to lead their own, normal lives, instead of bringing them here and turning them into Super Heros.  All this because his whole team, including his brother Concussion, was killed in their last mission.What he is not told is that Concussion is still alive and that the kids are being trained for a mission to trap him and drain his powers from him. Watch the movie to find out what happens.Comments:
Mast time pass.

Terminator

Genre:
Sci-fi, Superhero(villain)Cast:
Arnold SchwarzennegerStory:
After the war between humans and machines ended, machines took over the Earth. They made slaves out of humans. But there was a revolution led by John Carter, a revolution for freedom. The machines send a terminator to the past to terminate his mother, Sharon Connor, so that he is never born, and as a result there is no revolution. Jack sends one of his soldiers Reese Carter to protect her. Jack dies, terminator dies, Sharon Connor lives. Before dying Jack becomes impregnates Sharon with his seed, the child would be born to become John Carter.
Comments:
Well Made. Just wondering what happened to the person who originally fathered John, before Reese came from the future to change the past, and as a result the future!

October Sky

Rating:
GreenGenre:
BiographicalStarring:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura DernStory:
USSR launches the first satellite into space. Entire United States is cursing them, they believe it is a plan to bomb them. There is a boy, Homer, in a small mining town called Coalfield. Instead of fearing it, he finds it beautiful. In a town where the young kids only have one goal, to become the captain of the Rugby team, so that they can get a scholarship and move out of the city, because if they don't there is just one thing for them to do, to become a miner, he dreams of building a rocket. He dreams of building a rocket so that he can participate in the science fair, get a scholarship and get out of the town. His father, John, hates him because he does not want to become a miner. While he visits every single match of Homer's brother Jim, who is the rugby captain, he doesn't visit a single launch of Homer's rockets. Homer's team consists of his two friends and Qu…

Aamir

Rating:
GreenGenre:
SuspenseCaste:
Rajeev KhandelwalStory:
Aamir, a Doctor, returns from the US to find that somebody has kidnapped his family and wants him to do a terrorist job. He needs to deliver a red briefcase to ensure the safety of his family. The movie is about how he is forced to participate in terrorist activities and the turmoil that he faces. Watch the movie to find out whether he is able to save his family.Comments:
A decent movie. It shows how normal, educated youth are forced by terrorists to perform terror activities. Some people may want to link it to the recent series of bomb blasts that have been performed by educated youth.

Bhooth Nath

Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Kids' Movie

Caste:
Amitabh Bachchan, ShahRukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and the Kid(whatever his name is)

Story:
Son(Vijay Nath) leaves father(Kailash Nath - Amitabh Bachchan), who dies in an accident while trying to stop his son. He becomes a Bhoot and lives in his bungalow, scaring away anyone who comes to live in the house. Then a Cruise Line Officer's family moves into the house. He tries to scare the kid Banku, but is unsuccessful. Instead he develops a bond with Banku. Meanwhile, Vijay returns from the US and wants to sell the house. Watch the movie to find out what happens!

Comments:
Good, in parts. Rajpal Yadav, Shah Rukh Khan have been under utilized. Too many songs, and hardly any good ones. Overall a decent timepass.

Rocky Balboa

Rating:
Yellow
Caste:

Sylvester Stallone

Genre:
Drama

Story:
Rocky comes out of retirement, challenges the current heavyweight world champion. He practices and fights. Is he able to stand in the ring till the end? Is he able to win? Watch the movie to find out.

Comments:
From where I saw the movie, there was no story. It was all about a fight. Watchable.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Rating:
Green
Genre:
Drama, Suspense
Starring:
Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Story:
A rich father's son, Dickie, goes to Europe. He's writing a book and has absolutely no intention of going back. The father sends Thomas Ripley to Italy, to get his son back. Tom is a multi-talented person, he can mimic, copy signatures, play piano, sing and what not. He agrees to go only because of his desire to tour Europe. Tom finds Dickie, befriends him and is fiancé, Marsha, and starts living with them. He tells Dickie the real reason for his trip which brings them closer, they start visiting, playing and singing at various clubs in Italy.

While Tom falls in love with Marsha, Dickie is having extra-marital affairs. This results in an argument that ultimately results in the murder of Dickie by Tom. Using his talents Tom assumes the life of Dickie. He uses Dickie's money to set a life. But things get complicated, he tries to get away but wherever he goes, he meets people who know both him…

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Rating:
Yellow
Genre:
Romantic Comedy, Super-Hero(ine)
Starring:
Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Ivan Reitman, Anna Faris

Story:
A piece of rock falls from the sky. Girl(Jenny) touches it and becomes Super Girl(G Girl). She saves the world with her superpowers while living a second life as a normal girl next door. The problem is she does not have anyone whom she can trust. Even though there is Prof who has been in love with her since the time when she was just a normal girl. Because of some misunderstanding both of them have come to hate each other. In between she meets a guy who tries to impress her by trying to help her out. They have an affair. Everything is going fine when jealousy sets in. Guy realizes that he is in love with Hannah, his co-worker, who has now broken up with her model-boyfriend, whom she caught in bed with a whole group of girls. SuperGirl goes crazy and tries to ruin his life. Guy teams up with Prof and schemes to get SuperGirl to a piece of rock which will drain her of her …

Blade Squad

Rating:
Yellow

Genre:
Action

Story:
A movie about a squad of cops who wear bullet proof uniforms, and move around the city on roller blades propelled by rocket-type bags trying to control crime. The movie is based in the future, when because of the excessive traffic it becomes almost impossible for regular cops to reach the crime spot in time. The squad is made up of people with dubious pasts, brought together by their sergeant whose only selection criteria for the squad is the drive to chase. They can't leave the squad because this is their last chance of holding a badge.

A junkie is killed in a road-accident while trying to evade arrest by the Blade Squad. His brother thinks that the leader of the squad is the cause of his death. He makes a plan. He conducts a robbery and creates a situation where the squad is chasing him. In doing so, the squad leader meets with an accident and is paralyzed head down for life. This creates a lot of emotional and mental pressure on the squad members.…

50 First Dates

Rating:
Green
Genre:
Romantic

Caste:
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

Story:
Henry is at the island taking care of the aquatic life there. One day he goes to this restaurant and sees a girl and love happens at first sight. He starts a conversation with her(Lucy) and they almost go on their first date. Well she has to go pick a pineapple with her dad for his birthday as per the Indian customs. So she promises to meet him at the same restaurant for breakfast the next day. The next day he sees her in the restaurant and walks up to her, but she does not recognize him any more. The owner of the restaurant, who was a good friend of Lucy's mother, pulls him outside and tells him about Lucy. That she had met with an accident about a year ago, because of which she suffered a short term memory loss. She has been living the same day, the day after her accident for the past year, day after day. She tells him how her father and brother have sacrificed their lives to take care of her.

This is a story of ho…

The Forgotten

Rating:
Green
Genre:
Suspense

Story:
A plane crash kills everyone on board, including 11 children. About 8 months after the incident everyone starts forgetting the incident, the memory of the children has been erased from everyone's minds including the parents. But, Terri remembers her son. Everyone around her thinks she has a psychological problem and try to cure her. Finally, the situation gets out of control. The police is after her thinking she is a runaway psychotic. FBI agents are after her. Why? Nobody knows. She finds a mate in a former New York Rangers Player whose daughter was on the flight with her son. Throughout the movie they dodge the police and the FBI Agents. Watch the movie to find out what happened to them and their children.

Comments:
Overall a great movie to watch, though the ending was not good enough.