Rush (2013)

Watched Rush. This is the movie that defines grit. It once again brings to fore the argument that bad things can lead to a greater good, failures lead to success and above all, one should have the nerve of steel and that stubborn determination to charge through every goddamn thing in their way and achieve what they truly desire.

Talking about racing, this movie is ruthless in reminding how dangerous a sport Formula 1 ‘was’. Beneath all the pomp and the engine music lay a well of death. The drivers back then have to be greatly admired for their zeal which surpassed their humane fear. F1 is much more safer now, thanks to the advancement in technology. And F1 remains one of the two most favourite sports of mine, alongside football, for it appeals to the intellect. Every detail matters in here, and just one additional twist of a wrench or a kink in the design makes a difference of one thousands of a second, the value of which only F1 fans know!

1 – Nenokkadine

Finally done with “1 – Nenokkadine”!

Sugar, spice and everything nice, but Professor Utonium accidentally added a mysterious substance – Chemical X!!

The movie is a beautiful combination of Fight Club, Shutter Island, Memento (which I haven’t watched, so I rather say Ghajini) and innumerable other good flicks, blended with a dash of “The Departed”, haunting background music, songs with beats borrowed from Manisharma, who in turn borrowed ‘em from God knows where, a hot model-turned-actress, typical mind boggling fights and yes….the Chemical X – Sukumar’s love for psychopathy!

And thus we have “1”! An ongoing boggle-fest conceived by a director who doesn’t know why he made the film, an actor who doesn’t know why he played the lead, an audience which doesn’t know why it watched and liked/hated the film, and me…who doesn’t know why he’s pulling out the control rods out of the confusion reactor.

The Hobbit: An Unnecessary Trilogy

It is highly unlikely that your audience will watch the same movie thrice. What if you split it into three, and release them in 3 consecutive years? 3 blockbusters, 3 billion dollars (May not be accurate to the last dollar/box-office stat but drives home the point, doesn’t it?)! This is what Peter Jackson and party are doing to us. Putting us in a pony-wagon for a journey from New York to Washington in the 21st century so that we consume a lot more of his muffins than we would on a regular flight.

Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners is an interesting movie. You must watch it for Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal’s wonderful performances as a “normal”, frustrated guy, and a worn-out Al-Pachino-esque detective (add “respectively”, if you are a grammar nazi)! The movie somehow reminds me of Insomnia and of course, Titanic! Yes, Titanic. In a thriller. Watch it and you’ll, probably, know why.  All in all, a nice thriller to watch when you feel you badly need to take a couple of hours off, which shouldn’t include introspection!