Saturday, 30 May 2015

San Andreas - it is not my fault ! ;)

The aura of the San Andreas fault was as big as Hollywood in my growing-up days due to my and my friends', (Srini, Ravi (my name is Ravichandran ;)) and a few more at school), obsession with Alistair Maclean novels.

wonder if this image can be used.

After watching the movie, 'San Andreas' (and even while the propaganda campaign was on in Facebook), I did have a feeling that had they heeded the Macelean-esque style of hamming, with dramatic, crisp and witty dialogues, it would have fitted the Rock's own quirky style.

The film is not a disappointment by any standards (the 'father-daughter' (Alexandra) love is almost a take-off from where the 'Taken' duo had left off.) and a much more tolerable movie than many who have reviewed it - as a copy of '2012'.

This movie has lots of humane elements that a tragedy (by modern standards) usually has and as I began to muse on how on Earth were they going to end the movie, the wife (Carla Gugino) says, "So, what are gonna do now?" at the end ;) and here the rest of the cast and the filmmaker missed a dramatic moment of togetherness as if they had not been told what to do. :D

A watch-able movie and in 3-D, it really makes for an enjoyable evening out.

Footnote: San Andreas by Alistair Maclean is a novel.

Monday, 25 May 2015

'The Underdog' rocked

One of the most delightful plays performed by delightful actors - "What is wrong with Bangalore Women" - the title though is a little misleading as there is no negativity in the projection of women but observations centered around how some young, lecherous bachelors (did you hear 'bastards'? :D), obsessed with women and girls, interact with each other.

This particular scene is a delightful portrayal of a 'hot' Bangalore girl, a little stupid - She says she wants to go to Egypt and follows with a quip that she has never been to Europe ! and her sexiness and its effect on the audience and the play was electrifyingly funny.

Wish there were more plays like this and more theater groups like 'The Underdog !'

Thanks, Shilpika, for letting me post the pic on the blog. 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

A lovely day for a play

How the day was developing into
suggested a different Sunday evening
Because the day was meant for watching a play !
With an actor
 and the director
Bangalore theater group
at Alliance Francaise
and those who had similar ideas and were off
to watch the IPL match
at the Chinnaswamy stadium were in for a damp squib!