Archive for March, 2011

Well its Saturdays like these that we all slog our back sides off, for the first 5 days. Eventually as it happens we go a little numb as the events get underway. Find ourselves reminding that its actually happening and yes I have a day off tomorrow too 😛

The very first thought that flashed my mind on the morning after, as I opened my eyes was the ugly reminder that my team lost. It was a major consolation that Manchester United beat Arsenal ending the latter’s FA Cup campaign (Yessssss). But let me stay away from a non linear narrative and pick an excerpt from the cliche’ starting from where it all began.

Du Plesis & Petersen.... exult after a close finish !!!

Close finishes specially when India is on the wrong end of such results, generally sparks of wild debates about of what could have been. Heck, the Indian television business accounts for almost a dozen of such shows which air prime time debates of such nature and milk the poor middle class Indian’s precious attention. Was it the decision to have Nehra bowl the last over and not Harbhajan, was it the selection of leaving out an extra specialist spinner in Ashwin, or was it the manner in which India’s famed batting line up folded like a pack of cards giving away the initiative and managing a less than average score in Nagpur, are questions that cricket lovers will find themselves asking and answering for a long time now. As we hope that this does not have a denting effect on our overall hopes of making it to the Quarters I cant help but know for a fact that its India’s batting that let us down. Getting all out with more than an over to spare when just 40 mins back we were at 260 odd for 1, is not something that has not happened before in cricketing terms,but may be not to this team. That had a telling effect on the eventual result of the match. However in the manner in which we tightened our screws around in our fielding and bowling which and displayed a much improved performance, it was a heart breaker to have lost at the dying minutes of the game. I urge my country men and cricket lovers to stop blaming Dhoni for it. There is absolutely no guarantee that Bhajji would’nt have leaked those runs either. Let the team learn from these mistakes made in this match, recuperate and smash their way to glory from here on. To Team India…. ALL THE BEST 🙂

Talking about glory, I finally managed a smile after a long evening with Man United’s win over Arsenal in their FA cup clash last night with a crushing 2:0 win which could have easily been a 4:0 with some lovely chances created by the frontmen in red. But as most of Red Devils fans will, I will take this 2:0 win over our cocky rivals. Shame on each Gooner who invested their time and energy predicting, expecting and finally praying for a slip up in Man Utd’s form leading to the crucial phase to the Premier League title race.

Fabio capitalises on a fantastic Rooney pass after an even better Chicharito attempt !!!

Well lets just say we are back after 2 forgettable matches. But thats for another day. Let us now just bask in the glory of a wonderful evening where Hernandez, Fabio and Rooney did almost everything right and ensured a telling win shooting the Gunners down (who incidentally are now out of Carling Cup, Champions League and now FA Cup :P)Arsene Wenger with all due respect does cut a sorry figure in the sidelines for someone who spent majority of the season jumping around like a man possessed. You take some rest now.

Well thats my “straight from the bed post on a Sunday morning, about a Saturday that was” !!!

Watch Harsha’s match round up of the Ind vs SA clash here !!!

For more picture from Man U vs Arsenal game, click here

First things first. Its been a lil while since I watched this title (opening night 3rd March) and it’s been a jam packed weekend since. Good news is with some time passed, I can now try and stay away from fan boy sentiments.

Damon & Blunt manage to hit the right romantic notes with TAB

So yeah its obvious that I liked the movie and the matter of fact is, there isn’t a lot to dislike in this one. An engaging screenplay with its lead cast in top form in the shape of Matt Damon & Emily Blunt with supporting cast led by the likes of Terence Stamp & Anthony Mackie. One of the best first 60 mins from recent memory esp. amongst the releases this year so far. But well as we all have come to expect from movies these days, I wish the ending was a just a wee bit more stronger. Having said that if You step aside to construct an alternative, there wont be many that You could recommend or would wish to see.

The best bit of the enterprise is the unmistakable chemistry between the 2 main leads, which was of paramount importance, considering its a love story after all. Speaking of which I think trailers these days give away a lot. The idea is to hit the right balance between creating the right level of enthusiasm while trying to stay away from creating unwanted expectations at the same time.

As a personal choice when depicting an emotional aspect and sometimes a subject as as tough as love, I like to see the vulnerable side of my characters and thats where the script shines in The Adjustment Bureau. The hopelessly in love aspect has been portrayed brilliantly in this one, making it one incredibly likable fare.

And for anyone who is still unsure whether to give this one a try, I have for You a scene from the movie that highlights the spark between the 2 central characters in the most nonchalant way. Have a good time 🙂 Enjoy…

Recommended. 8/10

I dont generally put up teasers but I mean c’mon… can we wait for this one to come out 🙂

This is what a sequel teaser should look like. Spot on I say