Sea Biscuit

There are some movies that become watchable not because of the cinematic elements alone, but the passion of the film makers….that intangible element that seems to seep through the screen into the audience hearts.
‘Sea biscuit’ is one just film.
The story is one of the most tried and tested in the Hollywood/Bollywood/Anywood…the underdogs perform and win. But it is the setting and the mileu, brilliantly captured by the passion of the crew, is what makes it worth watching. Let it be the excitement in the race track or the back-stable action…they are captured well, helped in generous measures by some excellent cinematagrophy and great music.
Jeff Bridges is as usual brilliant in a character that has many shades(some too predictable).
Chris Cooper is ok, and so is Tobey Maguire. All of them give creditable performances, but ultimately it is the spirit in which the film is made, that shines through, and the horse that plays ‘sea biscuit’ takes this spirit on its saddle.

Four point someone

Four point someone-By Chetan Bhagat

This novel takes the point of view of the back-benchers..the laggards…intelligent people who refuse a part of the sytem. Theri rebellion is simple…almost simplistic. Hari, Alok and Ryan have very little in common..except their friendship and the three letters I.I.T.
¼br /> The novel is well written with good hurmor and moves with good pace.
And it achieves its purpose…it takes you back to your college…your bridge between teenage and adult hood. In a lot of ways a professional college is where you feel like a guinea pig…sometimes in ur own hands.

First fag, first kiss…etc to name a very few of the firsts that feature in the novel.

My Cousin Vinny

Forget the plot, overlook the holes in the scrpt, and bear the repetitive ‘f’ word…the film is worth watching anyday. You can safely put it in the league of  “A fish called Wanda”, or ” Ace Ventura: The Pet Detective”.

Joe Pesci is brilliant and so is Marisa Tomei with all her wise-cracks.

Film is great with a fast paced screenplay and the funny situations that are thrown up, and the controlled performances by the lead actors.

My picks: 1) Joe Pesci and his false-alarms
2) Nervous competition for Joe Pesci
3) ‘Finessing’ prosecution attorney by Gambini
4) The first two scenes…pretty original
5) The final encounter: Marisa and her automobile expertise.

ET, IT…and the rest