Saturday, July 23, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger is a sci-fi, action-adventure, Hollywood movie that is scheduled to release in India on July 29, 2001. The movie is based on a superhero created from the extremely popular Captain America Comics (Marvel Comics) that were popular since 1941. The original comic strip character was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

Captain America: The First Avenger is the story of Steve Rogers who gets rejected from being of service to his country because he is considered to be physically unfit. However he volunteers for a secret government experiment called Project Rebirth and becomes America`s super-soldier during World War II. He has a sidekick called Bucky Barnes. In the movie Hitler also has among his weapons a magical weapon called the Tesseract. Interesting stuff.

Directed by Joe Johnston the movie stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Dominic Cooper , Richard Armitage, Hayley Atwell and Neal McDonough. Screenplay is by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Music for the movie has been composed by Alan Silvestri, cinematography is by Shelly Johnson and editing is by Jeffrey Ford. The film has been made at a budget if 140 million USD.

Captain America brings a refreshing angle to the sci-fi movies we have been inundated with and combines fact and history with sci-fi and super heroism. Undoubtedly they make up more than a few reasons to watch the movie without fail.

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Aarakshan - A movie by Prakash Jha

Aarakshan is yet another hard-hitting movie from the Prakash Jha stable dealing with a burning issue - reservations. It has a power packed star cast headed by Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpai and Prateik Babbar. The movie is scheduled for release on August 12, 2011.
Written and directed by Prakash Jha, the movie’s screenplay has been written by Anjum Rajabali. Music is by Shankar Mahadevan and Loy Mendonca.

Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of an idealistic college Principal Prabhakar Anand who has, with the courage of his convictions turned the college into the best in the state. His student disciple is Deepak (Saif Ali Khan) who apart from being loyal to his Principal is also in love with his daughter Poorbi (Deepika Padukone). Prateik plays the role of Sushant, Deepka’s friend. The story deals with the issues of the youth, their future, their apprehensions and hopes and centres around the Supreme Court’s order on reservations.

Aarakshan is a much awaited movie from Prakahs Jha, a director who captures India’s burning issues with stories that both entertain and educate, engage and inspire. Book Aarakshan Movie Tickets Online at Jha is known for his balance in presenting the social issue and it will be interesting to see how this burning issue of caste based reservations has been dealt with. But despite the social angle, one thing the audience can be assured of is power-packed entertainment that depicts film making at its best.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Dookudu - Mahesh Babu Starrer

Dookudu is a cops and criminals Telugu film and more importantly a film starring one of the big superstars of Telugu cinema today, Mahesh Babu. Scheduled for release on August 12, 2011, Dookudu is directed by Srinu Vaitla and stars Mahesh Babu , Samantha , Abhimanyu Singh and Vennela Kishore. Music has been composed by Thaman and the story has been written by Gopimohan. 
In the movie Mahesh Babu plays a police officer who has to catch Prakash Raj, a mafia don who has escaped from him. If he and his team do not capture the mafia don in ten days they lose their jobs. The desperate police team tracks Prakash Raj to Turkey where Mahesh Babu meets and falls in love with Samantha, the daughter of Mahesh Babu’s superior officer Najar. Now this Najar is also the same guy who is involved in helping Prakash Raj escape. How the cops find the criminal and expose the corrupt cop is the story. 

Mahesh Babu brings his own magic to the silver screen and under the able guidance of a top-notch director like Srinu Vaitla, in the seductive locales of Turkey, the film should be a visual treat. Certainly on the list of all Telugu film buffs especially since it is a Mahesh Babu film coming after a long delay. So Book Dookudu Movie Tickets Online as soon as they are available.
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The Smurfs Releasing on July 29th

The Smurfs is a 3D, CGI, animation movie based on the adorable small blue fictional comic characters, called the Smurfs. Created by Peyo, a Belgian cartoonist, in 1958, the Smurfs live in a village and run their own lives with all the characteristics of humans. In the movie an evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs from their village. Consequently the Smurfs fall out of their secure magical world into the middle of Central Park. As all the Smurfs are only as high as three apples, they have some serious challenges as they try to survive life in New York and the devious plans of Gargamel as he tries to hunt them down and prevent them from reaching their village.

The movie, the first of a trilogy, is scheduled to release on Jul 29, 2011 and promises to be a fun filled, fantasy with all these lovely Smurf characters. The movie is directed by Raja Gosnell and the screenplay was written by J. David Stem. The movie stars Neill Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara and Hank Azaria. Music has been composed by heitor Pereira and Cinematography is by Phil Meheux. Editing is by Sabrina Plisco.

The Smurfs are completely adorable characters and it would be interesting to see what they do when stuck in a world outside their own, in New York. It holds delicious promise and surely should be great fare for children and adults alike.

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