Friday, September 25, 2009

30 Second Summaries - Bonus Edition

a.k.a. “I am feeling too lazy to write anything else” edition


In today's busy world, the attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. In the world of information superhighways and consequent information overloads, people don't have time to read long pages and pages of reviews of the movies they want to watch (or sometimes, even to see the actual movies), when they can just as well spend that time doing something else.

That’s why, just reading this post (investment of around 5 minutes + 1 minute for commenting) makes sure you can talk about movies which have a total viewing period of about 8-10 hours. Plus, there’s a bonus thought per movie, which makes you sound even more “deep and thoughtful” in any conversation.

So, what are you waiting for?

Dil_Bole_Hadippa-763996 Dil Bole Hadippa:

Happenings in a supposedly friendly match: sledging, deliberate obstruction leading to injury, gender fraud, (which also means) identity fraud. And to top it all off, unless I am much mistaken, there’s a passport/visa fraud in there, too.

I guess it’s true Cricket is no longer the Gentleman’s Game.

Bonus thought: This, plus “Rab ne bana di jodi” means, in YRF universe, the superheroes would never need a mask, since nobody would recognise them anyways when they change into their “costume”. (And people think Lois Lane is blind)



wanted“Wanted” has an assassin as its main character. Unfortunately, he cannot (as far as we know) curve any bullets. Which is surprising given how laws of Physics normally work in Bollywood masala.

Bonus thought: What do you think Shreyas Talpade is more embarrassed about: “Bombay To Bangkok” or sharing name with Mahesh Manjrekar’s character in this movie?

rashee What’s your rashee?:

For the guys: Irrespective of your (and her) rashee, you will finally end up with Priyanka Chopra.

For the girls: Depending on your rashee, you may finally end up with Herman Baweja.

Bonus thought: Multiple (unrelated) characters with same face? Does this film belong in YRF universe? (see “Dil Bole…” above for details)


- The Great Eagle Has Spoken


P.S. Some other 30 second summaries: Aug ’09, May ’09 and Dec ’08.