Blog Posts by Kunal Guha

  • Review: Skyline

    Skyline review

    Skyline is a film of many firsts. The first alien movie to induce humour (unintentionally). The first time 95 % of the cast actually got a role in a 'real' production. The first time aliens who couldn't be tamed by nuclear missiles are forced to succumb to punches (the lead actor is actually seen throwing fists at one ET, 25 times his size in one scene). And hopefully the last time the talented VFX experts Brothers Strause (that's how Greg and Colin Strause are referred to) occupy the director's chair.

    The film's plot is like a dozen other alien movies produced every year in Hollywood. Most of them only manage a DVD release. The basic premise is: aliens decide to invade earth, giant spaceships that resemble floating garbage dumps (emitting blue lazer lights) descend on Los Angeles to cause mayhem. This is when our instinctively-challenged cast decides that the safest place to take cover is by heading out on the streets (what is the collective IQ of the scriptwriters?). The lead cast

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  • ‘Still have butterflies in my stomach before a shoot’

    Says Amitabh Bachchan who’s cool, composed yet petrified about how the audience would react to the latest version of his show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 2010'

    Excerpts from the interview:

    Firstly, what keeps you ticking at your age?

    I am almost 70 now. The body gets tired if I’m just sitting around. So one should keep doing something always. Pt Jawarharlal Nehru had once said, that when he used to leave for his election campaign, he would leave at five in the morning and return only at one in the night, completely exhausted. Then someone had asked him how he manages to keep going even after having had such a tiresome day. His reply was, ‘When I am in the company of an audience that cheers for me and I hear them applaud and scream for me, I get the energy to go on.'  I similarly draw energy to go on when I am cheered by the public. So you can say that the euphoria of my audience keeps me ticking.

    What has been your personal take-home from working on KBC?

    The biggest incentive that this

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  • 'I have butterflies in my stomach before a shoot'

    Says Amitabh Bachchan who’s cool,composed,yet petrified about how the audience would react to the latest version of his show Kaun Banega Crorepati 2010

    Excerpts from the interview:
    Firstly, what keeps you ticking at your age?

    I am almost 70 now. The body gets tired if I’m just sitting around. So one should keep doing something. Pt Jawarharlal Nehru had once said, that when he used to leave for his election campaign, he would leave at 5 in the morning and return only at 1-2 in the night, completely exhausted. Then someone had asked him how he manages to keep going after having had such a tiresome day? He replied, ‘When I am in the company of an audience that cheers for me and I hear them applaud and scream for me, I don’t know from where I get the energy to go on.’ I similarly draw energy to go on when I am cheered by the public. So you can say that the euphoria of my audience keeps me ticking.

    What has been your personal take-home from working on KBC?
    The biggest incentive that this show Read More »from 'I have butterflies in my stomach before a shoot'

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