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Commented on sonal_neo's review

Jul 22, 2003 09:30 AM

Sonal, You've really captured the essense of this beautiful book in this review. It's been some time since I read it last, but the review brought back some of the emotions I felt back then. Have you read the sequel to this: Oliver's Story? Even that's a very touching book, and touches more com...plex sentiments. great reveiw, keep writing, Amit.Read More

Commented on staronearth's review

Jul 15, 2003 02:34 PM

Hey Arati, Thanks for including Accha ji mai haari... It's a perfect song. And who can omit 'pahela nasha?'.. 'Dil Kaheta Hai ' was also a beautifully picturized song.. it stunned me the first time I watched it.. keep writing, -Amit.

Commented on staronearth's review

Jul 15, 2003 02:30 PM

KKHH was way too boring movie packed with sleek cinematography. I revealed one great truth though: unless you drop the pallu, you won't get your man. This was one of the most sexist new age movie I have seen. The tomboyish Kajal is 'just a friend', the moment she wears traditional (designer, as you ...note) clothes, she's hearth-throb.. pathetic movie. Haven't had the heart to watch HDDCS.. I'll take your opinion on that one :-). Rest movies were also equally pathetic, but at least weren't such big hits.. -Amit.Read More

Commented on staronearth's review

Jul 15, 2003 02:26 PM

I couldn't watch this movie past first half an hour. It was just too loud. If I were the editor, I'd cut most of Kiren Kher's shots, most of Ash's shots, most of the film. The music was the only consolation. keep writing, Amit.

Commented on staronearth's review

Jul 15, 2003 02:24 PM

Aarti, I wouldn't give 4/10 to it's columns, as they might be controversial, but they are thought provoking.. at least some of them. Nice review, thought.. keep writing. Amit.

Commented on blazingstar's review

Jul 15, 2003 02:12 PM

I find some of the description questionable, though. e.g. There existed a program which aimed to assimilate the natives into mainstream. They did this by rehabilitating the children in foster homes and groom them to be housemaids and workers. Rehabilitation doesn't mean uprooting. and assimi...lation doesn't mean 'being forced to change ways'. This line alomst seems to be taken from official propaganda.. That's really pedantic, I know. Nice review otherwise, compact but informative. keep writing, Amit.Read More

Commented on alaina's review

Jul 15, 2003 02:04 PM

Hi Alaina, I had never heard of this movie. If I'm not wrong, similar things were attempted in India with the so called 'Denotified Tribes'. The film sounds interesting. Thanks for the well written review. -Amit.

Commented on own review

Jul 15, 2003 10:46 AM

Now that I look at it, I see that I've two songs at 18! that already makes the list 21 songs long. But after going thru all this trouble, I'm not going to change it. -Amit.

Commented on ChrysatusAuratus's review

Jul 15, 2003 10:44 AM

It speaks a lot of truth, but is too emotional. Not easy to read. It looks like an excerpt from a heated debate with a friend, not a review. Otherwise, the points made are well made! -Amit.

Reviewed Twenty Best Songs of Lata Mangeshkar

Jul 15, 2003 10:37 AM 55565 Views

(Updated Jul 15, 2003 10:37 AM)

Twenty best songs of Lata-didi? Let's look at it this way: one song per category? that beats twenty; one song per major Music Director? easily beats twenty; good songs in 1960s/1970s/1980s? still, beats twenty. This one person has done it all, in many languages, different types of music; you nam...Read more

Commented on own review

Jul 15, 2003 09:38 AM

Haven't read Toklin (surprising?), so can't say it it's weird. But what Burgess has done here, is remarkably witty.. for example, for chaplain, he uses 'charlie'. Or badiwaad, for bad (bad-wad).. This apart from the russian roots based words.. it's really some interesting stuff.. -Amit.

Reviewed A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

Jul 14, 2003 10:38 AM 6517 Views

(Updated Jul 14, 2003 11:31 AM)

C l o c k w o r k O r a n g e Anthony Burgess' book Clockwork Orange is hard to classify. Those who have read Orwell's ''1984'' or Huxley's ''A Brave New World'', would find some similarities here, especially in terms of the concept. But that said, the book deserves a lot of praise for the o...Read more

Reviewed Mozart - Greatest Hits

Jul 10, 2003 10:40 AM 2501 Views

(Updated Jul 10, 2003 10:40 AM)

If you listen to Western classical music (WCM) seriously, you can skip this review. I'm sure you wouldn't be listening to this stuff. If however, you're thinking about venturing into WCM listening, and you think this would be a good starting point, think twice. What compilations like these gi...Read more

Commented on santanus's review

Jul 08, 2003 01:13 PM

You hit the nail on head! AajTak is nothing beyond headlines. They might be fastest, but they are also the dumbest. Good review. keep writing. -Amit.

Commented on own review

Jul 08, 2003 10:52 AM

Solaris: I agree with you. There ARE a lot of good stories in regional literture.. if only.. anyways, thanks for commenting. arkhan: Thanks for encouraging words. It's more fun writing about off-the-beaten track movies/books.. -Amit.

Reviewed Twenty Best Songs of Mohd. Rafi

Jul 07, 2003 05:44 PM 4594 Views

(Updated Jul 07, 2003 05:49 PM)

I don't believe in top 20 lists, as they keep on changing all through life. And then to take 20 songs of Rafi, that's a difficult task! There are so many good numbers to choose from. Here is the list of my personal favorites of the countless gems Rafi has given us. And for those who are going to...Read more

Commented on own review

Jul 07, 2003 04:12 PM

Thanks for your encoraging comments. Even I've seen this movie multiple times, and still never get bored.. and still cannot manage to hold back my tears, which is a rare thing, really. regards, Amit.

Commented on own review

Jul 07, 2003 04:11 PM

suyog: what can I say, but thanks! :). I mean, you like all my reviews.. even while not liking what I'm reviewing.. that's a great compliment indeed! sarah, sandhya: thanks a lot. disskonnekt: thanks. yeah, rearden is also a very deep character. infact more real than both frisco and galt. ...regards, Amit. Read More

Reviewed Ek Doctor Ki Maut

Jul 07, 2003 02:01 PM 8564 Views

(Updated Jul 07, 2003 02:01 PM)

There are two schools of thoughts, when it comes to film-making. One school believes that films are about entertainment (obviously, mouthshut belongs to this school, as it has put this film under entertainment!), while the other school believes that films should have a meaning, and a soul -- whe...Read more

Reviewed Madhushala - Manna Dey

Jul 04, 2003 03:13 PM 10408 Views

(Updated Jul 04, 2003 03:13 PM)

If you're connoisseur of good music, and good poetry, please, please, please get hold of this cassette, and, the text of Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan's epic poem, Madhushala. Of course, the precondition is that you understand hindi! Madhushala, the album, is a unique combination of the poetic g...Read more