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No, contrary to popular belief, I am not shutting this blog down. Yes, people (my dear friend Ankur included) might go on to comment on the rather infrequent (nigh, dead) posting pattern, but I’m still not ready to give up on the Buddhifree identity. So then, what exactly is this post about? It’s about this […]

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This is not so much a review of the movie as just some unstructured thoughts on it. Director: Milos Forman. Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce. Adapted from Peter Schaffer’s Broadway hit of the same name, Amadeus is a partially fictionalized account of the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Told from the perspective of his […]

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Screenplay for a short film I made as part of a college assignment. Bastardized from a premise by Anubhuti Jain, the movie is a weird comedy about addiction, pre-conceived notions and the randomness of the human mind. The finished film, sadly, didn’t turn out to be as good as the screenplay would have suggested :-/ […]

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Screenplay for a short film called Headless Chicken. It’s my take on the themes of rape, corruption, red tape and karma. The back-story is partly inspired by the Priyadarshini Mattoo rape and murder case. Conceptualized and written in one night, bang in the middle of my end term exams, the script was supposed to be […]

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Three screenplays of wildly varying quality and subject matter, each for a 5-minute short. Two of them featuring extensive dialogue work in Hindi. Recipe for disaster? Kwo-oh-fee! Talaash Putlay

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All sane people loath Batman & Robin, love the Nolan Batman movies, casually appreciate Batman Forever, and admire Burton’s Batman. But, no movie from the Batman canon polarizes opinions as much as Batman Returns (1992). No two people in a random room-full of people have ever seen eye-to-eye on this one. Radicals call it Burton’s […]

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Dark Matter is a drama with a psychological edge to it. It revolves around an average couple, Jai and Kavisha. When Jai accidently strangles Kavisha, things get really twisted. Jai, crushed under his own guilt, begins a downward spiral, inhabiting a warped world created by his mind where the reality and his perception of reality […]

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The Naked Truth (Screenplay)

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This is the first draft of a screenplay for a 5-shot movie exploring how a manic-depressive loner finds his emotional release by pretending that he’s the king of an illusionary land. It’s a part of a college assignement. Once again, feedback will be appreciated. Download the PDF version here.

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Hollywood seems hell bent on turning everything that’s ever worked into a movie-from pointless sequels to extend franchises well past their primes, to pointless adaptations of TV serials (like the one being mooted by John Stamos for Full House), to even more pointless and silly remakes. But, one series I really, really hope they don’t […]

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What do I think? The lab looks bigger…definitely more number of suits, RDJ again looking the part, cool new gadgetry. All in all, a step up on the previous movie while still maintaining the familiar look and ambiance.Only doubt I have about the movie, though, is Jon Favreau. Make no mistake, I absolutely loved the […]

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Bigger, better, kick-ass! Was that the Scorponk theme, from the first movie, played out on electric guitar I hear in the beginning? Linkin Park are rumored to be scoring the movie with Hans Zimmer, so I won’t be all that surprised…

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Just been crawling around on the net, and what do I find? Megan Fox auditioning for her part in Transformers! And no, contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t just include her turning up–the poor girl actually had to recite some lines too…a task she had trouble with in the film too…but who’s complaining?

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Now THIS looks like the good action flick I mentioned earlier… This has gotten me drooling no end-it seems bigger, better and more action packed (leave it to Michael Bay to up the ante!) than the first Transformers movie…

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I’ve never been a G.I. Joe fan, but when news of the in-development movie came along, I got a little excited at the prospect of watching a good action movie. After seeing this Superbowl spot for the movie, I’ve gotta say, I’ve given up all hope of a good actioner. Lines like “What did you […]

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Now that I’ve (almost) accepted the fact that I won’t be seeing one of the best movies of 2008 win the Best Picture Oscar, I can finally put up the Oscar nominee list… Best Picture“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”“Frost/Nixon”“Milk”“The Reader”“Slumdog Millionaire” Best DirectorDavid Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”Gus Van Sant, […]

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In a move that could see the Jason Bourne series becoming Universal’s answer to the Bond series, Universal Studios has signed an agreement with the Ludlum estate that gives them exclusive rights to the Jason Bourne character and first look at other Ludlum novels. This move paves the way for future installment in the lucrative […]

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Our Rating: 3.5 Music by: David Arnold David Arnold really hit his melodic best with Casino Royale. He had really waltzed into John Barry territory with tracks like City of Lovers and Vesper. But, in Quantum of Solace, we see (actually, hear) Arnold doing what he does best-heavily percussive, off-kilter-at-first action cues. In fact, some […]

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Variety magazine reports that the soundtrack for Chris Nolan’s masterpiece, The Dark Knight, won’t be eligible for an Oscar nomination. The score, credited to Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, has been disqualified because too many other people were also listed as composers on the score cue sheets.Besides Zimmer and Howard, three others were listed […]

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The first teaser trailer for Angels and Demons is here. Check it out…. Looks pretty impressive, and from what I can gather, Tom Hanks has done away with the crazy-no-sideburns-hairstyle he had in The Da Vinci Code. I just hope the movie’s as good as that….

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As the wait for Bond 22, Quantum of Solace, enters its final phase, I decided to listen to all the 22 themes again and list out, what I feel, are the top 5 Bond themes. A word of caution though, the major criterion for judging is how well the song stands up on its own. […]