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music-of-chance1What would you give away to gain your freedom back?!

It is the story of a man, his stand to life, his approach to his family, his point of view about the happenings and his patience with the series of events that he is exposed to…

Nasha looks like a lonely man being left by his wife and leaving his only daughter to his sister to be taken care of. He works as a fireman till he finds out that he is inherited some fortune as a result of his father’s death, whom he has never known about. After this relatively lucky event (according to him), he spares some of the money for his daughter’s future and the rest for the feeling of freedom to be led by himself…

He quits his job soon afterwards and hits himself on the roads, new and strange and feeling his car as his home more and more day by day unchaining himself at the same time from a routine-based settled life cycle…

This is when he meets Pozzi and the really interesting part of the book takes a start. Although Pozzi looks just like a child to him by his appearance, he soon finds out that he is an assertive card player. At this point their roads (fates) intersect on the same ambition in order for Pozzi to earn more money and for Nasha to maintain lately gained freedom he has been drenched in so far…

After a card game they participiate (Pozzi as the player and Nasha as the investor), as they consume all the money at the end and as they still owe some amount, they are hired by the other rich players as the constructers (to construct a WALL), which constitutes the main part of the book. After this point Nasha loses his control over the events, the people, the environment, his life and himself…

This was the first book i read by Paul Auster and was not my own choice but the Book Club’s. It was a translation book (I read it in Turkish) and although subject matter is a bit different, I enjoyed the book.

So my rate is 4/5!

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i am so happy that i got the chance to see Billu Barber so early as it is almost an impossible dream to obtain hindi movies so easily and early for me (reason is we do not have a bollywood cinema in Turkey plus there is such a low possibility to find a Bollywood movie in a DVD store…yea i can hear you saying unlukcy you:x).

Well i won’t go into the subject matter of the movie considering that you  must already have read countless reviews on some other blogs or sites. So to save you from another “repeat-read”, i just want to share my opinions about the movie.

The cast (Shah Rukh Khan, Irfan Khan, Lara Dutta) together with some special apperances such as Deepika, Kareena and Priyanka makes the movie quite strong and already lessens the percentage of being a flop. If you are a regular viewer of my blog, you already know what i think about SRK’s himself and acting, so naturally i loved the movie but not only due to SRK. Irfan Khan is also very talented as per acting. He just lose and melt in his role forgetting real himself. I haven’t seen a Lara Dutta movie before (except a few videos on youtube) but i liked her as well. She looks pure, her facial expressions carry some kind of peace.  And of course the guests of the movie were breath-taking being both charming and sexy.

What else…

  • Topic of the movie was not so creative or interesting but motivating the humanly feelings to come to surface.
  • Costumes were really cool, especially the dresses Kareena wears during the Marjani part.
  • Songs are catchy. Accelarating the steps and the heartbeats. My favourite from this soundtrack is Mera Love Hit Hit -Highly Recommended.
  • During the scenes when SRK appears, i stopped both blinking and breathing 😆
  • And lastly, during the whole movie i wondered quite a lot what SRK feels when his fans fall off a tree branch and get hurt.

Overall, it is a nice movie, not a flop like Yuvraaj (Sorry Katty and Salman-ji :P). And my rate is 5/5.

                             billu-barber

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slumdogmillionaire_bestpicturei knewww itttttt….i knewwww itttttttttttttttt that this movie would rock the scenes and get the awards…yay!!!!

Today when i went to office my colleagues congratulated me saying that “your relatives got the award” as they consider me Indian rather than Turkish:P Now the DVD of the movie is being circulated in the whole office…Even the ones approaching hindi films with some kind of prejudice are asking from me to borrow it:D Ahhh it seems Turkish streets will be full of “Rahuls”, “Rajs”, “Simrans” or “Anjalis”  soon if i am to lend every favourite movie of mine:P

Oh by the way, i should say a few words about Rahman…well in fact what to say! What he creates is just awesome!

Apart from Slumdog Millionaire, Kate Winslet was my favourite with the movie The Reader and seems my wishes came true one by one when the topic is Oscar. I hope this “wish-realization” process can maintain its magic in other fields as well:)

And the oscar goes to ME, of course, as i was too successful at my guesses:P

P.S.: For the ones who want to read my reviews of Slumdog Millionaire and The Reader, please check here.

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Hmmmm…love story…phir bhi…as far as my weak memory remembers, this is the first time i saw a Telugu movie from the beginning to the end and i enjoyed quite much…

The lead role is shared by Siddharth Narayan and  Genelia D’Souza, who are both talented and hence giving the movie some kind of soul and energy. 

Mainly it is about a “seems-impossible-love” story. You know the lovers are subjected to a series of obstacles to be overcome at the end of the movie. But in this movie the topic is also intervened by some other sub-topics such as the relation between son and a father, the strength of bond within a family, the clashes between the younger and the older generations, friendship, etc. 

Siddu, who has been secured and given everything by his father, now wants to make his own choices  in life, however he does not know how to persuade his father. He behaves different at home and outside. He seems to follow the rules his father sets for him but in fact he is breaking all the rules secretly…One day he is made to engage with a girl his father chooses for him but soon after his engagement he finds the love of his life, Hasini, who becomes a turning point for him to prove himself against his father and to reach his love!!!

Well i liked the movie. I liked the soundtrack as well. Only thing disturbing me in this movie was Hasini’s clothes (bad taste!).Towards the end i found myself crying again…damn i could never help it when i am face to face with a love scene:P

Curious about my rate? If it is a love story, what do you think it would be? Of course 5/5:D

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Today i would like to share another video of Shah Rukh Khan from the movie Phir Bhi Dil Hindustani…In this video you will find the extremes of romanticism and your love for King Khan will surely increase…well, at least this was what happened in my case:P

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my_bloody_valentine_3d_final_movie_posterFriday night. The clock shows almost 9 pm and i am entrapped within a dark room at least for 2 hours. It is crowded but i cannot see anyone around. My heart is beating faster and faster. I find difficulty in breathing and i am ready to scream until the lights of the cinema saloon are turned on and i burst into laughing seeing my husband wearing those huge 3D glasses:D

My Bloody Valentine is a horror, thriller, suspense or mystery movie. It is a 3D one so that one can get the benefit of each horifying scene more and more. The cast composes of Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue.

kerr-smith-my-bloody-valentine-3-d_8The chains of events take place on a vanetine’s day as the title suggests. Many people are killed on this day just before they were about to have a party at the entrance of a mine, the suspected one is an old miner who has been in coma for years after an accident which caused the death of many other miners. When this miner, Harry Warren, is about to kill Tom Hanniger, he is killed by the police. Tom cannot overcome this incident seeing so many people murdered in the most disgusting and cruel way and gettting face to face with death himself as well. So he vanishes suddenly getting out of town.

000209651He returns after 10 years later on the valentine’s day to find his old girlfriend married to the police chief with a little son and to be accused of the series of murders  which take a start on his return.

After each murder the case gets more and more complicated and the suspected people include even the chief himself.

The movie is not a perfect one as its story basis is not processed pretty well and it has some clear defects as almost every horror movie has. However the way it uses the technology of 3D is one of the best for sure as it takes the breath of audience away with every bloody murder. It is quite tension-giving while feeling the cold blade of the murder kit on your back after all:D

My rate is 3/5!

Errr my rate for Kerr Smith is 5/5! 😛

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Movie: Delhi 6 (2009)
Music Director: A R Rahman
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Om Puri, Divya Dutta
Song Title: Rehna Tu

Rehna Tu Lyrics

Rehna tu hai jaisa tu,
Thoda sa dard tu, thoda sukoon,
Rehna tu hai jaisa tu,
Dheema dheema jhonkha,
Ya fir junoon,
Thoda sa resham tu humdum,
Thoda sa khurdura,
Kabhi to add jaaye ya lad jaaye,
Ya khushbu se bhara,
Tujhe badalna naa chahu,
Ratti bhar bhi sanam,
Bina sawajat, milawat,
Naa zyada naa hi kam,
Tujhe chahun jaisa hai tu,
Mujhe teri baarish mein bheegna hai, ghuljaana hai,
Tujhe chahun jaisa hai tu,
Mujhe teri lapat mein jalna, raakh ho jaana hai..

Tu zakhm de agar,
Marham bhi aake tu lagaye,
Zakhm pe bhi mujhko pyaar aaye,
Dariyaa o dariyaa,
Doobne de mujhe dariyaa,
Doobne de mujhe dariyaa,
Rehna tu hai jaisa tu,
Thoda sa dard tu, thoda sukoon,
Rehna tu hai jaisa tu,
Dheema dheema jhonkha,
Ya fir junoon…

Haath thaam chalna ho,
To dono ke daaye haath sang kaise,
Haath thaam chalna ho,
To dono ke daaye haath sang kaise,
Ek daaya hoga, ek baaya hoga,
Thaam le haath yeh thaam le,
Chalna hai sang thaam le..

Rehna tu hai jaisa tu,
Thoda sa dard tu, thoda sukoon,
Rehna tu hai jaisa tu,
Dheema dheema jhonkha,
Ya fir junoon,
Thoda sa resham tu humdum,
Thoda sa khurdura,
Kabhi to add jaaye ya lad jaaye,
Ya khushbu se bhara,
Tujhe badalna naa chahu,
Ratti bhar bhi sanam,
Bina sawajat, milawat,
Naa zyada naa hi kam,
Tujhe chahun jaisa hai tu,
Mujhe teri baarish mein bheegna hai, ghuljaana hai
Tujhe chahun jaisa hai tu,
Mujhe teri lapat mein jalna, raakh ho jaana hai..

Translated lyrics are available at http://bigbangbong.wordpress.com/

P.S. Thanks for your recommendation Sree-ji…i just loved the song:D

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