26 Jul

Extreme Movie Review: Singham (2011) Ajay Devgn

Dhing chika, Dhing chika, Dhing chika… This is what I got from singham, a ringtone… I hated Dabangg even more when it got National Award!
Don’t want to continue it in a post dedicated to Singham anyways!

if ( you like dabangg) {
Just go and enjoy Singham! This is pretty much mindless fun & laughter.
}

okay, so if you’re still with me then let me continue…

A bundle pack of abs, tight muscle and vardi (police uniform) make you no less than a super-man; this is the primary assumption of Singham.

Under false corruption charges Inspector Rakesh Kadam commits suicide, main culprit Jaykant Shikre (excellently played by Prakash Raj), a super-power politician from Goa.

Ajay Devgn as Singham, enters as an Inspector from a remote village, solving local issues in his unique-style. As per bollywood demand, Singham was destined to fall in love with Kavya (debut of Kajal Aggarwal). Movie does contain some songs & so called fairly childish love moments. You can totally utilize that time for washrooms & other needs.

Story line continues, in some xyz case our powerful villain had to appear before the macho Singham. As usual, verbal actions sowed the seeds of anger between the duo. Jaykant used his political power to transfer Singham to Goa City, in his area, to nail him down and started betrayals. I don’t want to get into further detail of what and when and how…

The vengeance saga continues with fairly comedy fight sequence and extra ordinarily unhuman stunts and mirthful dialogue sequences.

A few dialogues are:

jisme hai dam, wo faqt bajirao singham.
tera family bada hai, bahar mera truck khada hai…
meri zarooratein kam hai, isiliye mere zameer mein dum hai
kuch bhi karneka, Jaikant Shikre ka ego hurt nahi karna…
aali re aali, ata tuzi vari aali…
are ata mazi satakliree (this one was funny)
kya hua singham, is route ki sabhi laine vyast hai?…

Fight sequences I just cannot describe!! I just can’t stop laughing at that!!

Anyways, welcome back Ajay :)

No need to say, movie ended in an impractical way conveying “satyamev jayate” !! A few lines conveyed by Ashok Saraf (a constable), about Police in India are quite true! So ends one more over-action packed, masala hindi movie…

For those who want quick solution: Singham is the answer to the buzz-word of the century, corruption; rest wait for JanLokPal :)

Dhing chika, Dhing chika, Dhing chika…

21 Jul

Light Writing or Painting Photography with Sony DSC HX1

It always feels good to have a capable camera and it feels even better to explore new capacities of my Sony DSC-HX1 :)
After entering into manual mode and understanding a bit of photography basics, I turned exploring something really creative and exciting in photography.

Light Writing… quite self explanatory, writing with the light source and importantly making sense there-after :)

What it takes to take a light writing?

– Exposure: A long exposure time is a basic requirement for your camera. My Sony DSC-HX1 provides enough long exposure time, 30 sec.
– A tripod: Without a steady support you won’t be able get the perfect shot. Anything more than 1 second has a risk of introducing “hand-shaking” effect in your capture. I don’t have tripod but I managed. ;)
– Light Source: A light emitting source.
– A dark place, really dark :).
– Have your ISO least and aperture value higher. Play a bit with settings, you’ll figure it out.

Also you have to imagine a virtual surface and sense of in-focus area, to capture a perfect light writing sample.

Below are my first captures into “light writing”:

First Word: Love (expressing my love towards Sony DSC-HX1)

love-light-writing

Love


F-Number: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 5 Sec.
ISO: ISO-125

Well that’s me in the back… and that’s why proper darkness is required.
Also, do remember, camera will capture a mirror image and you’ll have to do basic editing!

and my name: Krex
krex-light-writing
F-Number: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 5 Sec.
ISO: ISO-125

More later…

-- Kedar Vaijanapurkar --