July 05, 2010

I Hate Luv Stor(y)s

What happens when there is sizzling chemistry between the lead pair sans any story? Result would be a cliched film like I Hate Luv Storys. Now, what does storys mean? Punit Malhotra, first time director from the "Karan Johar's school" should only be able to tell us. After all, he tried so hard to make this film look urban. Coming to the lead pair, I must admit that I had got mesmerized for the third time watching Sonam kapoor (as simran) with an exuberant display of skill and charm, after Sawariyan and Delhi6. Imran Khan as Jai Dhingra, prefers to be called Jay not Jai, as the latter does not go with his cool casanova image. Sameer Dattani as Raj, Simran's fiance is as expressionless as a rock. Time for him to realize this.

Jay is an AD (assistant director) to Veer, a director who tastes grand success with every run-of-the-mill love story of his. He hates romantic films, but sticks to Veer's team for the sake of his resume and monthly bills. Enter Simran, an art director, hired to work on Veer's new romantic saga and Jay assists her. Simran falls in love with him as he makes her realize that her so called perfect life with Raj is not as perfect as she had thought it to be. Dreams shatter to reality when Jay tells Simran that he does not feel the same for her. But, he eventually realizes his love for her and wins her back on the same day as the film premiers.

The first half of the film is a little entertaining but the second half tests your patience with a sagging plot. Music by Vishal-Shekhar is just okay with Bin Tere and Sajda standing out from the album. I will recommend this film for just one reason - Sonam A Kapoor.

My rating for this film - ***

(* You will shoot me

** Waste of time

*** Can sit through

**** Worth watching once

***** Must watch)

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I have imported my blog to a new template. Everything was fine until I noticed that the comments on older posts are all lost - some hundreds of them. I forgot to take even a backup of my old template. :( Any expert suggestions on getting them back?

July 04, 2010

My Birthday Prediction

You are highly intuitive and creative. Your mind thinks in pictures. You seem to draw information and ideas from out of the sky.Your intuition is your gift, along with a powerful drive to know the Oneness of all things. You are so driven by spiritual pursuits that no ma...tter what you do in life, the world of spirit and philosophy will be central to your daily behavior. You feel linked with the larger universal forces, and nothing will change that.You have a fine mind and keen insights, but these do not come as a result of logic or rational thought. You are more likely to direct your life by inspiration, rather than by calculated reflections.On some level, you know that you are in the hands of destiny, and that you must surrender to the higher powers that shape your life.

You are usually a late bloomer. Your early and middle 30s tend to be years spent in apprenticeship and slow development. During this period, you can become frustrated with your progress, or the apparent lack of it.You need to develop faith. You are a highly charged person with much to do, but you must develop character and sound judgment before you begin to tap your true potential. Just as a tree needs roots to grow tall, so, too, do you need to develop depth of character in order to begin to expand in the ways you desire and ultimately envision.Your highly developed intuition makes you a wonderful counselor, healer, or health practitioner. You have a gift for inspiring people. Many people admire you without your knowing it. You are a visionary, and others sense your wisdom.You are acutely sensitive and easily influenced by your surroundings.

You love beauty and harmony. You crave social interaction and much attention. You can be very emotional, often experiencing extremes of happiness and sadness. You are usually too easily hurt.You get depressed easily and feel the lack of confidence during times you are in a dark mood.Despite your sensitivity, you possess leadership abilities. You are modest, diplomatic and polite. You have the ability to persuade, and can be quite forceful.Your high sensitivity to others makes you compassionate, kind, and gentle. You have an opportunity for fame and success as long as you do not pursue either as your gods. Look for ways to help others and convey a larger message, with which you were blessed. This will bring you the material and social fruits you desire.