To be or Not to be : is the John Abraham Question

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october hindi movie

October is essentially ‘a film’. It is not a story, it cannot be a novel, it can only be a film. Visuals are the soul of the film, no powerful dialog, none of the excessively dramatic performances we are accustomed to in a hindi film, here the film conveys everything in a subtle sublime manner. …

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for the answers I seek

I took the cart, then the gallop then the rope, my bare hands breaking, healing, firming, that grip of mine I climbed, I climbed on As I reach some solace, the stage where I camp, the grimmer greater summit stares down on me, glares at me, mocks me, challenges me the resolve to climb, the …

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Ready Player one movie

The basic theme of Ready Player One has potential. We have all read newspaper reports about couples immersed in games like Age of Empires, Fortnite etc.forgetting to attend their own babies. (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/mar/05/korean-girl-starved-online-game)However, we have treated such deep level involvement in games as aberrations. RP1 turns this on its head and imagines a society where everyone …

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annihilation movie poster

‘Dystopia of Abundance’ is what I felt after watching the imagery in the movie ‘Annihilation’ . Dystopia is the favorite theme of most sci-fi movies, however the dystopia is mostly barren, deserted, a jungle of concrete, broken landscape, full of death and misery. In short it is the full cocktail of depressive imagery. Annihilation breaks …

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Ship of Theseus Anand Gandhi

Ship of Theseus is the one film and the only film where I was part of an audience which gave a standing ovation after the movie ended. It seemed ridiculous at the time, but I guess it very moving for many people. The slow and subtle film however was surprisingly enduring, and a couple of …

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The first three chapters were quite informative however chapter four struck a chord. Chapter four dwells on the idea of what are we or what is the definition of us Introducing us to the concepts of dehi, deha, prakriti, purusha the weaves an idea around these concepts. Innately or because of being brought up in …

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raman raghav and unbreakable

I was watching Nawazuddin’s interview online in which he was speaking passionately about his movie Raman Raghav 2.0. He expected the movie to do well. However the interviewer was bemused, as the dark movie showed killing of a young child and how can you expect such a dark movie to do well with Indian audiences! …

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Arsene Wenger Arsenal Manager 2018

You might have mixed feelings about his management, or the current direction of the club. However, I cannot help but admire the resilience shown by Arsene Wenger. Faced with a barrage of criticism, under performing team, every headline discussing his replacement, and yet Arsene Wenger has maintained decorum, quite statesmanlike. Imagine a Murhinio facing such …

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider

In the season of rehash/remake/reinterpret we have a new film Tomb Raider. It’s of the genre of Video Game Films (if we can define such a genre) and is the third such movie, others are Jumanji and Assasin’s Creed. Well Jumanji is not really video game to movie, however you can consider it in the …

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Story of an hour kate chopkin

Read the Passage below, and answer questions based on the context of the passage Chopin tackles complex issues involved in the interplay of female independence, love, and marriage through her brief but effective characterization of the supposedly widowed Louise Mallard in her last hour of life. After discovering that her husband has died in a …

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