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On my flight from India to US two weeks back, I watched Chak De! in Jet Airways In-Flight Entertainment. The irony is that I have the DVD of the movie purchased and lying idle in my house for months now. The movie is a great attempt and a much-needed one to highlight the neglect of all other sports in India other than Cricket that too on Women Hockey. Other than track games and recently tennis, women sports have been for long least appreciated in the country. This movie was about how an Indian team coach Kabir Khan (played excellently by…

Having bought the DVD several months back, I managed to watch the movie “Guru” staring Abhishek Bachchan yesterday. The story was widely rumoured to be based on Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani’s life. Abhishek definitely has done a superb performance in the movie coming as the ambitious businessman. Though Aishwarya Rai comes throughout the movie, she has very little role and leaves no impact. The first half of the movie, where Gurukant Desai raises to fame fast was well taken, but the second half resembles more a routine Hindi Movie with a fight (not physical) and the Hero winning at the end.…

I have watched few Hindi movies, main reason being I understand little of the language. Though I can read and write Hindi (since I was in a CBSE school where it was compulsory till 8th standard), strangely I cannot understand the language much. Last week in NDTV, I saw the coverage of a new movie produced by Sanjay Dutt – “Dus Kahaniyaan”. Somehow the idea of 10 different short stories made into one single movie interested me, especially the part “Shabana Azmi” playing a south indian grandmother. So today we went to the movie in Sathyam Cinemas “Season” theatre. Before…

In the Jet Airways flight from Chennai to Singapore I watched “Lage Raho Munnabhai”. Since I got a Business Class upgrade, they gave a Personal Video System – which was a small Fujitsu Lifebook laptop with customized hardware and software. I don’t understand “Hindi” beyond the basics, so I was skeptical on how much I will like the movie and understand the jokes. But the English Subtitle really was useful and well done that I enjoyed the movie 100%. I laughed and laughed, that I had to control myself during several instances from being heard by my fellow passengers. I didn’t…