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The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of The Unicorn – Review: Whoaaaaaaaa!!!

The Adventures of Tintin - Secret of the Unicorn

It all starts with the very first frame and keeps you at the edge of the seat till the very end. The only time you get to take a gasp of breath and relax is when the movie credits roll.  This is probably the best animation that you have seen off late! The sheer imagination that Stephen Spielberg has managed to wrap within an already established theme is definitely worth a standing ovation.

For those who expect a lot of subtle moments and soulful conversations, well, this movie might not be for you. But I would really suggest them to leave their adulthood behind and venture into this adventure ride. I bet you wont be disappointed.

You probably know that it’s an animation movie and might be hesitant about the realms of the journey, but when you enter this creation by Stephen Spielberg and Peter Jackson, you will experience an entirely different style of animation, which is more real than the real..!

The most pivotal aspect of a movie’s grip is its screenplay. Stephen Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have managed to come up with a screenplay that can get your heart pumped up like on a roller coaster ride. John Williams’ score is anyway top-notch just like any Spielberg / Peter Jackson movie.

If there’s someone who deserves a major portion of the applaud apart from Spielberg and Jackson, then its the deliciously crispy editing by Michael Kahn. The same guy who excelled in Spielberg movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan.

The most lovable character in the movie for me was Haddick played by Andi Serkis. Remember Gollum in Lord of the Rings? If yes then you should probably thank Serkis for that as well.

Tintin and Snowy are anyway a treat. Sakharin played by Daniel Craig is mysteriously evil as intended in the script. Thompson and Thompson are the two cherries on top!

All in all, a movie worth more than just one viewing. And yes, did I mention about the awesome 3D? One of the rare movies where 3D is just a factor and an avoidable character like loads of other scum coming our way. This has some awesome frames designed to enthrall you just in 3D, but if you’re watching it in 2D even then you are surely gonna enjoy anyway.

I am a nobody to rate a movie made with such passion and fun. 107 minutes is much too less for a movie as enjoyable as this! Go for it.

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Dr. Bhupen Hazarika – A Legend!

A Legend

There are very few voices which emerge from the beats of the heart!!! The thump that it leaves when it stops beating forever is what I just experienced when I heard today that Dr. Bhupen Hazarika has, in fact become a legend and completed his journey as a mortal!

When the songs of Rudaali played in Rangoli on Doordarshan, I loved it for its sheer tune! My father was the one to let me know about Bhupen Hazarika, the Singer. I was left with no option but to watch him sing at the musical concerts that played in Doordarshan at the National Musical Congregation which was telecast live. My father, being his ardent fan, never let me change the channel(although there was just one more channel to see back then…! DD and DD Metro). Those were the times when I was forced to listen to his music, but then, when I look back, I was glad I lived at the times when I could watch him perform live.

Being an Assamese folk singer, he never restricted himself to any particular genre of music. His genre varied from films to pop, from folk to classical and even English songs. The sheer brilliance of his baritone voice made the words that were expressed in his music, gems.

I do confess that I was not an ardent fan as my dad, but having heard his “Dil hoom hoom karein…” or “Ganga behti ho kyun…“, I was aware of the kind of Legend he is, rather he was.

Very few voices can cross the barriers of generations with their music. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s was definitely one of them.

An irreplaceable loss to the world of Music and Art.

“… ek boond kabhi paani ki… morey akhiyon se barsaayein…

dil hoom hoom karein… ghabrayein…”

Photograph credit: The Hindu.

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My Name is Kishore and I am not Anna !

Anna Hazare says his next mass movement would be for introducing “Right to Recall” in the Electoral System in Indian Democracy.

In different news, an idiot poured insecticide into a bowl full of milk to kill an insect which was happily taking a swim.

Coming back to Anna Hazare, well, please go ahead Sir. There are thousands of followers who will strongly support you.

About the bowl of milk, there are reports that it’s lying uselessly on the table. The same idiot savior will now go down History as the person who valiantly killed the insect in that bowl of milk.

By the way, apologies for the mix-up in news!!!

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