Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

How to Look Like Jungle Book's Mowgli Under $200

Being Mowgli is not so simple. The very look could be expensive, at least by Indian standards. You'd need a Pageboy haircut first. So, choose a good salon. You never know when this trend hits the fashion world. Do keep up with the latest hair trends.

Next, you'd need a  loincloth. I'm not very sure if people would be of this opinion. It's okay for kids and definitely not okay for grown-ups. Interestingly, loincloths are available on major online shopping sites like eBay! Get your pick if you dare.

Of course, tan sessions wouldn't hurt. Grab a good online deal on a session in your nearby store. Don't attempt a DIY as it will leave you looking like a leopard. Complete the look with a simple wooden boomerang from Amazon.

Bingo! Your Mowgli look is ready! Let's sing together, "Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai...." Ah, what fun!

How much would it cost to be Jungle Book's Mowgli

By the way, did you watch the trailer and the new song? Check the two videos below:

I'm getting nostalgic. Are you?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Frozen: The Best Animated Flick I Have Ever Watched

Frozen, The Movie

Frozen, the Movie
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Walt Disney Pictures has always been everyone's favorite. With a host of inspiring animated movies, Disney has been a darling for kids and even oldies like us.

And then, this famous brand came up with 'Frozen'. This is one of the best animated flick I have ever seen.

Fairy tales aren't new. But what Frozen, the movie, has portrayed is worth a standing ovation. Elsa, the lead character, teaches us how to overcome age old social bondages an follow our heart. 'If you are never yourself, you are never YOU' - was the clear message.

Frozen, Elsa
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Creating ice is Elsa's talent. But, it is seen as a curse and she has to hide it from the world. The song, 'Let It Go', in the movie marks her rebellion and finding herself afresh. Anna, on the other hand, is the funny, happy-go-lucky sister who cares about Elsa a lot. She is brave, courageous and loves love.

While Elsa finds a way to show her act of true love through her sister, Anna learns a few worldly ways from her. That suffices what both were lagging behind in.

Frozen, Elsa and Anna
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While I would rather not talk about the male characters, I would definitely love to mention about Olaf (which literally means ancestral heritage) - Elsa's creation, the snowman, and probably the best part of the movie.

Olaf was created to portray the innocence of Elsa's powers. The little snowman is a part of her and Anna's beautiful childhood. Though his coming to life was completely accidental, he is the sole broken bridge that can bring the sisters together, kind of. He is a memory of the picture-perfect springtime of their lives.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Zeenat of the Retro, Zeenat of the Ads

Bold and beautiful, Zeenat Aman was 'the' glamor girl of Indian Cinema of the 70s and 80s. She was a trendsetter of her times - the first ever Indian actress to be recognized as a sex symbol. An era has passed since then. But, elegance still continues to be her. True, we all remember this 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram' diva and her movies very well. But, do you remember the ads she had featured in, too? Like...

When Air India was offering a 17-day vacation in India at $793?
Zeenat Aman in Air India ad
Source: U Turn
When Lux Supreme was the mystery behind Zeenat's glowing complexion?
Zeenat Aman in Lux ad
Source: Tasveer Journal
For once, forever...?
Zeenat Aman in Lux ad
Source: Jungle Key
And, had continued to be so, for a very long time?
Zeenat in lux ad
Source: Pinterest
When she was sipping Brooke Bond Taj Mahal tea?
Zeenat Aman in Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea Ad
Source: Bombay Dak
And enjoying a few moments chewing Baba Zarda?
Zeenat Aman in Baba Zarda Ad
Source: Cutting The Chai
And a few moments more...?
Zeenat Aman in Baba Zardaa Ad
Source: Cutting The Chai
Or even flaunting a perfume brand cum namesake?
Zeenat Perfume
Source: Cutting The Chai
Finally, here's a video of the famous Baba Zarda Ad that featured the diva. Enjoy!

Source: YouTube

Friday, 10 April 2015

Badass Movie Characters That Are Based on Real, Infamous People

Being badass isn't always bad...especially when filmmakers get 'inspired.' Here's a list of some of the most intriguing, infamous people in history, whose lives ended up inspiring movie characters.

Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Edward Theodore 'Ed' Gein was an American serial killer, notoriously famous as a grave robber. It is believed that Gein was obsessively devoted to his mother and began robbing local graves after her death, keeping body parts as trophies. Investigations confirmed that he had practiced necrophilia and experimented with human taxidermy. Gein was declared mentally insane and was sentenced to life imprisonment. The famous character of Norman bates, played by Anthony Perkins in the 1960 movie, Psycho, was inspired by Ed Gein and his crimes.
Normal Bates and Ed Gein
Left: Anthony Perkins as Normal Bates; Right: Ed Gein
Source: The Nuray Blog
Ajay Devgan as Sultan Mirza & Emraan Hashmi as Shoaib Khan, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)
The movie narrates the growth of the Mumbai underworld. It is loosely based on the lives of real-life gangsters Haji Mastan (Sultan Mirza, portrayed by Ajay Devgan) and Dawood Ibrahim (Shoaib Khan, played by Emraan Hashmi).
Ajay Devgan as Haji Mastan, Emraan Hashmi as Dawood Ibrahim
Tania Raymonde as Jodi Arias & Jesse Lee Soffer as Travis Alexander, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret (2013)
In June, 2008, Travis Victor Alexander was murdered in his house in Mesa, Arizona. Travis had succumbed to death after receiving multiple stabs wounds, a slit throat, and a gunshot to the head. Jodi Arias, his ex-girlfriend, was charged with first-degree murder and convicted in May, 2013. The television drama Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret was released in June, 2013. The film revolves around the infamous love affair between Alexander and Arias, and the murder that happened subsequently.
Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias - Real and Reel Life
Top: Arias and Alexander in reel life; Bottom: Arias and Alexander in real life
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Mahie Gill & Deepak Dobriyal as Anusha Chawla & Robin Fernandes, Not a Love Story (2011)
The movie portrays the infamous Neeraj Grover murder case (2008), for which Kannada actress Maria Susairaj (played by Mahie Gill as Anusha Chawla), and her beau, Naval Lieutenant M.L Jerome Mathew, (played by Deepak Dobriyal as Robin Fernandes) were convicted. According to reports, television executive Neeraj Grover was found by Mathew in Susauraj's bedroom upon a surprise visit payed by him. The latter had then stabbed Grover with a kitchen knife. The body was chopped into pieces, burnt and disposed.
Mahie Gill as Maria Susairaj; Deepak Dobriyal as Jerome Mathew
Extreme left and right: Mahie Gill and Deepak Dobriyal in the movie
Middle: Maria Susairaj and Lieutenant M.L Jerome Mathew
Mia Kirshner as Elizabeth Short, The Black Dahlia (2006)
The movie is partly based on the gruesome murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947. Her body was discovered in Leimert Part, Los Angeles, California, mutilated and sliced in half at the waist. Post murder, Short had earned the nickname 'Black Dahlia.'
The Black Dahlia
Left: Real life Elizabeth Short; Right: Mia Kirshner as Elizabeth Short
Vidya Balan as Reshma / Silk, The Dirty Picture (2011)
Although denied by the makers, actress Vidya Balan's role of Silk in the film was heavily influenced by the very controversial, South Indian sex siren, Silk Smitha's life.
Silk Smitha Real and Reel Life
Left: Vidya Balan as Silk; Right: Silk Smitha
Jennifer Carpenter as Emily Rose, The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Anneliese Michel was a German born woman who was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy. But, family believed she was possessed by demons. Michel had undergone exorcism rites in 1975 and died a year later due to undernourishment, dehydration and lack of medical care. The case has been cited as an example of negligent homicide and religious hysteria.The character of Emily Rose in the 2005 movie, The Exorcism of Emily Rose was inspired by Michel's life.
Anneliese Michel and Emily Rose
Right: Carpenter as Emily Rose; Right: Anneliese Michel, the real life Emily Rose
Irrfan Khan as Paan Singh Tomar - Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
This 2012 biopic has been inspired by the life of Paan Singh Tomar, who had served the Indian Army and represented India in the 1958 Asian Games. He was a seven times national steeplechase champion, but chose an early retirement only to return to his native land and become a notorious Chambal Valley bandit.
Paan Singh Tomar
Left: Irrfan Khan as Paan Singh Tomar; Right: The real life Paan Singh Tomar
Source: Livemint
The Bell family, An American Haunting (2005)
This is America's most infamous poltergeist case, in which, a mysterious vengeful entity (?), popularly known as the Bell Witch had tormented the Bell family settled in Adams, Tennessee, and caused the death of John Bell, the head of the family. The Bell Witch took a particular pleasure in tormenting Betsy, the eldest daughter of John Bell. The 2005 movie An American Haunting portrays the incidents and occurrences that happened during the haunting.
John Bell - The Bell Witch Haunting
Left: John Bell in An American Haunting; Right: John Bell in real life
Swastika Mukherjee as Anguri Devi, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
Margeretha Geertruida "Margreet" Zelle MacLeod, popularly known by her stage name as Mata Hari, was a famous Frisian exotic dancer and courtesan, who was convicted of being a double spy. She was executed by firing squad in France. Actress Swastika Mukherjee's role as Anguri Devi in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! has been hugely inspired by this badass lady.
Anguri Devi and Mata Hari
Right: Swastika Mukherjee as Anguri Devi; Right: Mata Hari, the Frisian exotic dancer
If you happen to stumble upon more of such characters, do share.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Minimalist Movie Posters That Say, 'Less Is the New More'

It's been a while since impatience became the new life. Being minimalist has turned into a norm. 'Keeping it simple' is the new trend. And, here are few movie posters that advocate it. Loud and clear. Keep scrolling...

Hammered B-)
Thor Minimalist Posters

Boo! >:)

"The acorn isn't tasty" - Scrat :-

Minimalist Movie Posters Ice Age

Nuclear Reaction :-O

Minimalist Movie Posters Predator

Why so serious? :O)

Minimalist Movie Posters The Dark Knight Rises

Princess Merida o-+

Minimalist Movie Posters Brave

Where's Kevin? ~:>

Minimalist Movie Posters Up

V for Very Impressive! =D>

Minimalist Movie Posters V for Vendetta

Lord of the Rings...and of Swords? <):)

Minimalist Movie Posters Lord of the Rings

Ripples, ripples. Run! :-S

Minimalist Movie Posters Jurassic Park

Fear Factor Season 100 :(|)

Minimalist Movie Posters King Kong

There's plaque on your teeth, shark! (:|

Minimalist Movie Posters Jaws

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......$100 Million $-)

Minimalist Movie Posters Gravity

Dafuq? :-j

Minimalist Movie Posters 50 Shades of Grey

Keep your city clean,
Please use dustbin
- By order, Municipal Corporation :-@

Minimalist Movie Posters Snow White

Going Underrr... [-O<
Minimalist Movie Poster Titanic

Take it with a grain of SALT :-/

Minimalist Movie Posters Salt

Feeling blue >-)

Minimalist Movie Poster Avatar

Hasta la vista, baby! 8-X

Minimalist Movie Posters The Terminator

Hey Mark, what's on your mind? :-?

Minimalist Movie Posters Social Network
If you happen to come across more of such minimalist awesomeness, do share. :)

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