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  • Narendra 2:31 pm on June 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , harry potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Hogwarts, , JK Rowling   

    Potter Mania 

    About 8 years ago around the same time, I had just got into a B-school, most of the kids were still trying to bond with one another. And then came a wave named ‘Harry Potter’ which galvanized most of us. The fifth book ‘ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ was up for release, it created such a buzz and hype, it was totally new for us in India. Never before had any book release received such dizzing media coverage. Naturally it became a huge talking point amongst the management students for the sheer hype and promotions.

    Among us, dwelled few hardcore Potter fans, Subbu and ripujeet. Subbu used to sit next to me and ripujeet was right behind us. These guys went total nuts as the launch date came closer, they used to share many a Potter related stories with great enthusiasm, we used to spent hours discussing and speculating the possible plot of the 5th book and the future roadmap. At that point of time I hadn’t read any of the books, but I had heard enough from the hardcore fans to know decent amount of details. I finally read the series much later in 2007, and I went backwards from Part VII to I ( Please don’t ask me why, I have no explanation for such behavior )

    Since then my fascination for Potter movies and books has remained spirited. I have seen only 6 films a the Cinemas over the last 5 years out of which 3 have been Potter movies, such is the charm of Potter movies, for me it’s nothing less than a phenomenon. And now that the final edition is about to release in less than month’s time, Potter fever is back. The trailers are brilliant, looks like the makers have left no stone unturned to make this a big success.

     

     

    I’m waiting for this with bated breath, finally I’ll be going to the Cinemas after a hiatus. And Potter movie is worth the money. Guaranteed Entertainment.

     

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    • sufia 4:57 pm on June 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      do watch it and tell me how it goes

      • Narendra 6:26 pm on June 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Of course, I will post on my Blog.. nevertheless Potter is a winner all the way…walk into the Cinemas n u wud be left spell bound ^^

    • Sheryll 8:52 am on June 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      OMG!!! I can’t wait to watch the last HP. I will miss it very much! thanks for sharing the trailer. It did look good.
      I guess I have to go back re-reading the books.

    • Narendra 12:44 pm on June 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Yaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Oh yes, do re-read the books..I’m going to run through the 6th part..love that part 🙂
      Also, I have all the 7 movies in my laptop..will watch them over the weeks

    • Single Malt Monkey 7:14 pm on June 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve never read a Potter. Now it’s a matter of Honour ! 🙂

      • Narendra 9:07 pm on June 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :-O :-O
        You should, Al…I’m not sure what kind of books u read..but, Potter is worth the time.

    • Vincent Raja 1:20 pm on June 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Really. im waiting for the last part … 🙂

  • Narendra 3:57 pm on January 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Anand, andaz apna apna, dark knight, dost, , harry potter, , , race, ROFL, story, titans, top 5 movies   

    Top 5 Movies 

    We all love movies don’t we? I’m not too very fond of them however, I have my favorites. I am skipping Harry Potter series simply because it deserves an exclusive post.

    So, here are my top 5 favorite movies sans Potter

    The Dark Knight: I have seen this movie more than 40 times and still can’t get enough of this superhero flick. Usually I do not care about acting but the Joker act by Heath Ledger is absolutely remarkable. The actions sequences are breathtaking especially the chase sequence which ends with a huge trailer flipping upside down, jaw dropping stuff ( cheering with wolf whistles ). The Joker guy steals the show but hey, Batman isn’t too far behind, jump from a Hong Kong high rise, clash with the cops, cool stunts and conspicuous lisp makes him & the movie a treat to watch.

    Remember The Titans: This movie just got stuck. It’s definitely not a cinematic masterpiece but it struck a chord with me. The movie revolves around the racial divide in America in early 70’s. It takes you through a journey of a coach, junior coach and their football ( American football ) team on how they overcome the race barrier to form the strongest team of that era. A truly inspirational real life story. Trust me you would love this one.

    Dost: I was in hospital bed the first I saw this movie. I’m sure not many of you would know about this movie.  A 1974 classic has Dharmendra, Shatrughan & Hema in the lead. It’s a movie about good & bad, friendship & betrayal. It’s a simple movie but I keep watching this again and again for Shatru’s brilliant comical portrayal of a thief who is trying to mend ways. Such a shame film makers never tapped into Shatru’s free spirit, watch this movie to see one of his finest performances. It has a profound title track..gaadi bula rahi hai..seeti baja rahi hai..do check it out.

     

    Anand: OMG! No words to describe this gem. A tale of a dying man who LIVES every moment of his life and more importantly brings joy to everyone around him. Rajesh Khanna breathes much more than life into Anand. Despite being a story of a terminally ill patient, it showcases a different dimension of life and happiness. The last few minutes of the movie really get to you. The movie rightly ends with the now famous lines Anand mara nahi, Anand marte nahi.

    Andaz Apna Apna: Who said Salman can’t act? If you think so then you must watch this movie. He stole the thunder in this rib tickling, complete ROFL movie. It’s a brainless comedy with Salman and Aamir in the lead ( partly inspired form Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ) their comic timing and performances leave you begging for more. I pity the people who do not understand hindi, believe me you missed something really BIG.

     

     

    What are you waiting for? Go ahead share your TOP 5 movies.

     

     
    • Blockader 5:43 pm on January 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Can you believe that I have collected comic books for 27 years and I still have yet to see the Dark Knight? I think I need to add that to my To-do list.

      • Narendra 6:49 pm on January 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        For sure Brad..Dark Knight is an absolutely delightful watch..especially for superhero lovers..am sure you would get hooked to this flick.

      • sufiaz 11:21 pm on January 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        so what be yr opinion on shawshank redemption? or green mile?

        • Narendra 11:30 pm on January 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Green mile..is a colossal bore..I don’t like big, huge men crying..freaks me out
          As of Shawshank..I can’t handle the slow paced movies..Thumbs down to both

        • sufiaz 11:32 pm on January 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          hawww..them r good….perfect slow paced movies..no thinking required.

          i take it u aint a bollywood fan then?

          • Narendra 11:36 pm on January 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Bang on target..I remember watching movies like K3G, mohabatein, KHNH and many more, used to get so impatient..I so badly wanted SRK to die in KHNH n see the credits roll.. OMG..god save this world from 180+ min movies..phewwww

        • sufiaz 1:20 am on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          remember hum aap k hain kon? THREE bloody video cassettes long.

          • Narendra 1:24 am on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Oh yes..but that had Madhuri… guess a pretty face can keep me up for 3 hours.. yaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy 😛

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