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Table No. 21

Table no. 21 is a movie with an attitude. I have never before seen a movie leaving a social message with such an impact. Undoubtedly, this is a revenge movie (oops I have given it away, but can’t help it), but the revenge is intriguing and also amazingly entertaining — there are moments in the movie which will bring anybody on the edge of the seat. If it were a…


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OMG

The success of this movie clearly highlights the contempt of the “Godmen” by the urbanites, but only if this contempt could be extended to the “God” himself. The movie makes a good statement, but it also propagates the same old notions. Thankfully, there are no blasphemy laws in India, so the movie could be made. But, unfortunately, India doesn’t have any independent Law of Tort either — except the Consumer…


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Ek Tha Tiger

I met a couple who spoke reverse french. For example, they would say “aime te je” instead of “je t’aime”, meaning “I love you”. I thought it must be some unique way of expressing love — assuming everything about French is lovely. But, no, this was some kind of defense mechanism. Undoubtedly, love is the most powerful and the cleanest form of politics, so anything is achievable through love —…


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Antilla, the Ambani Residence

The building you see above is the famous house of Mr. Mukesh Ambani build at the cost of US $ 1 to 2 bn. Well, to put things in perspective, that’s something like Rs 5,000 to 10,000 Crores — I wonder whether a Taj Mahal would cost so much today. And, see what it looks like: A flatted factory at best and a multi-storey garbage dump at worst. Who can…


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Flattr.com

Flattr.com is more than a website. I agree to a great extent with the tagline of the website, “big change through small payments.” The concept is very simple: An interested person is expected to make a monthly commitment of an amount as small as 3 Euros on the Flattr Website, and then click on the “Flattr” button whenever he sees it on any website of which he likes the content;…


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Mod

I should first make a declaration that I like Nagesh Kukunoor’s Cinema. I was just reading the box-office reports of the movies. The taste of the Indian audience is pathetic. A movie like Mod has earned just ₹ 40 lacs, and is being termed a “disaster”. Incredible! Mod is zillion times better than Ra.One, Bodyguard, Dabang, Reddy, Singham, and, for that matter, even 3 Idiots. I also watched Aashayein, and…


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Udaan

Rebellion is a necessity in any political society. It is a check on power. It emanates in many forms and is never without a cause. The attempt has to be made to understand the cause. For example, the most prominent rebellion is that of the teenagers, which is always considered as being without cause. But, is it true? A teenager considers herself a political prisoner of her parents, who have…