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Oh I saw that movie in the theatre and was very impressed by it. The sets were amazing and the story was good too (loosely based on a true story?). I expected more from Deepika's role but the role sort of dies and becomes a bit pathetic. I expected it to be far more charismatic and complicated but it came off rather simple and plain in the end. That was the only thing I didn't like about the movie. The lead male character was much better and had a lot of dynamics to it. Enjoyed the songs very much and the acting was mostly top notch. It's one of the rare Hindi films I'd watched in a long time.
I was very disappointed by the way the movie turned out at the end. All the hallucinations and illness and the over dramafication of it didn't fit well with me.
The male actor did perform well in the second half of the movie. I definitely agree that Deepika's character lost it's track at the end. It wasn't quite the same as it was developed to be in the first half. It seems to me that the director's vision killed the movie. The other actress in the movie was Priyanka Chopra and although she had a small role she performed it very well. And the visuals were solid too.
 
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He set me up for the greatest one liner I've ever had on a forum. So brilliant.

Sadly his post and my response were removed moments later. Damn it. haha Still upset. Gotta cherish those moments of on the fly comedic one liner genius.
Yeah, it kind of does suck he isn’t around for the festive season. Was a fun year having him around. He was one of the most approachable people I knew in here, a very admirable quality.
 

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I was very disappointed by the way the movie turned out at the end. All the hallucinations and illness and the over dramafication of it didn't fit well with me.

The male actor did perform well in the second half of the movie. I definitely agree that Deepika's character lost it's track at the end. It wasn't quite the same as it was developed to be in the first half. It seems to me that the director's vision killed the movie. The other actress in the movie was Priyanka Chopra and although she had a small role she performed it very well. And the visuals were solid too.
Yes, that's what I meant but wasn't able to pinpoint it better. The second half was just dull.

This reminded me of the movie Passengers - a supposed sci-fi thriller but it was more a sci-fi love story. I was very disappointed because I was aiming a sci-fi classic or at least a true thriller, but still, the first half the movie is very good but then it takes a sharp Hollywood turn and goes all downhill from there. In other words, I didn't like the 2nd half the of the movie or the ending.

All the latest sci-fi films have been very disappointing, to say the least (Annihilation, Arrival, Passenger etc.).
 
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Yes, that's what I meant but wasn't able to pinpoint it better. The second half was just dull.

This reminded me of the movie Passenger - a supposed sci-fi thriller but it was more a sci-fi love story. I was very disappointed because I was aiming a sci-fi classic or at least a true thriller, but still, the first half the movie is very good but then it takes a sharp Hollywood turn and goes all downhill from there. In other words, I didn't like the 2nd half the of the movie or the ending.

All the latest sci-fi films have been very disappointing, to say the least (Annihilation, Arrival, Passenger etc.).
Passenger is indeed an apt comparison to Bajirao Mastani. Although totally different stories but they fail at similar points. I haven't watched Passengers completely but from what I have seen it disappoints in the second half.
 
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And it seems you are not that far behind (even though 2 decades!) either!
To be fair I’m a couple of decades behind on a number of things. I was born in the tiny country of Kuwait, the first decade was between Kuwait and boarding school, before relocating to Canada.

Kuwait was and is quite literally a desert. There was exactly 1 channel on the television and afternoons they’d play Hindhi movies, which is how and why I grew up with some knowledge of Amitabh Bachchan.

We used to travel quite a bit in summers, wherever we went, Africa, Asia, even Europe, everyone knew who he was. They may not have known his name but he was the person they always had in mind when it came to Indian cinema. It is amazing to me all these years later to discover he is known in places like China and Korea, even here in the Philippines. Sort of like how people around the world may have Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee in mind for Hong Hong based cinema.

With the videos you put up I’m guessing you’re an 80’s person. Or an early 90’s one. We know INXS wasn’t the greatest band in the world but it is something we cherish for the special place it has in our lives. Nostalgia is fun, doubly so when we can share it with others.
 

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Passenger is indeed an apt comparison to Bajirao Mastani. Although totally different stories but they fail at similar points. I haven't watched Passengers completely but from what I have seen it disappoints in the second half.
Try watching the end of Annihilation. Lmho! I mean literally. My sis and I had a WTF moment and we were both quiet in the car on our way back home and then suddenly burst into laughter.
 

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To be fair I’m a couple of decades behind on a number of things. I was born in the tiny country of Kuwait, the first decade was between Kuwait and boarding school, before relocating to Canada.

Kuwait was and is quite literally a desert. There was exactly 1 channel on the television and afternoons they’d play Hindhi movies, which is how and why I grew up with some knowledge of Amitabh Bachchan.

We used to travel quite a bit in summers, wherever we went, Africa, Asia, even Europe, everyone knew who he was. They may not have known his name but he was the person they always had in mind when it came to Indian cinema. It is amazing to me all this time to discover he is known in places like China and Korea, even here in the Philippines. Sort of like how people around the world may have Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee in mind for Hong Hong based cinema.

With the videos you put up I’m guessing you’re an 80’s person. Or an early 90’s one. We know INXS wasn’t the greatest band in the world but it is something we cherish for the special place it has in our lives. Nostalgia is fun, doubly so when we can share it with others.

Annie - This should be open, it's civil rights this is the 90's
Flight Attendant 'Stove' - it's not. You're in the wrong decade
Annie - you are


LMHO!!!
 
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Yes, that's what I meant but wasn't able to pinpoint it better. The second half was just dull.

This reminded me of the movie Passengers - a supposed sci-fi thriller but it was more a sci-fi love story. I was very disappointed because I was aiming a sci-fi classic or at least a true thriller, but still, the first half the movie is very good but then it takes a sharp Hollywood turn and goes all downhill from there. In other words, I didn't like the 2nd half the of the movie or the ending.

All the latest sci-fi films have been very disappointing, to say the least (Annihilation, Arrival, Passenger etc.).
To be fair, I’d wade through any amount of muck for the gem “Miss Sarajevo” that came out of the movie Passengers.

For anyone clued into the Balkan crisis, or just anyone at all that has ever felt the effects of politics and religion disrupt their lives, it’s one of the greatest songs ever written.

 
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To be fair I’m a couple of decades behind on a number of things. I was born in the tiny country of Kuwait, the first decade was between Kuwait and boarding school, before relocating to Canada.

Kuwait was and is quite literally a desert. There was exactly 1 channel on the television and afternoons they’d play Hindhi movies, which is how and why I grew up with some knowledge of Amitabh Bachchan.

We used to travel quite a bit in summers, wherever we went, Africa, Asia, even Europe, everyone knew who he was. They may not have known his name but he was the person they always had in mind when it came to Indian cinema. It is amazing to me all these years later to discover he is known in places like China and Korea, even here in the Philippines. Sort of like how people around the world may have Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee in mind for Hong Hong based cinema.

With the videos you put up I’m guessing you’re an 80’s person. Or an early 90’s one. We know INXS wasn’t the greatest band in the world but it is something we cherish for the special place it has in our lives. Nostalgia is fun, doubly so when we can share it with others.
Yes - I'd think Amitabh would be fairly big in Asia. We don't hear much about Kuwait these days, do we? Even though it's well known or so I think. How old were you when you relocated to Canada? That is if you don't mind sharing.

I think both Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee is/was famous worldwide.

I listen to a lot of the songs from the 60s and 70s too as I'd like to explore a great deal. The INXS song was from 2006 I think. Or 2005. I made a lot of CDs back then that are still with me. I sometimes go back and listen to those and it's funny to see what I liked back then.

Here's a song that I found in one of David Lynch's movies called Blue Velvet. Later I did a research on the 50s, 60s and 70s and found more gems.

 
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Yes - I'd think Amitabh would be fairly big in Asia. We don't hear much about Kuwait these days, do we? Even though it's well known or so I think. How old were you when you relocated to Canada? That is if you don't mind sharing.

I think both Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee is/was famous worldwide.

I listen to a lot of the songs from the 60s and 70s too as I'd like to explore a great deal. The INXS song was from 2006 I think. Or 2005. I made a lot of CDs back then that are still with me. I sometimes go back and listen to those and it's funny to see what I liked back then.

Here's a song that I found in one of David Lynch's movies called Blue Velvet. Later I did a research on the 50s, 60s and 70s and found more gems.

I’m an open book, I can’t think of very many things in my life that are private. In past my generally open disposition has caused my partners or parents a bit of embarrassment as I blathered on about something they might have felt was very personal.

Especially when younger. My parents would dread taking me around to the relatives because they never knew what I might blurt out. Mum says when I was about 6 I told her brother his gift of a train set was poorly thought, because I couldn’t take it with me to boarding school and because I had a couple of days left to enjoy it.

As an adult I have learned to be a bit more tactful about other people’s privacy. But I remain an open book.

I was about 9 when the family relocated to Canada. You’re right about Kuwait, the country has been stagnant for several decades locked in a sort of constitutional crisis where no real decisions are made while their world around them has seen explosive growth. The leadership in Kuwait swaps between two royal families as an Emir passes away, but of course that’s going to have problems. The GCC - UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi, Oman and formerly Qatar - were all fine for the first 1 or 2 generations after their respective independence but after that the cracks appear. And they will appear because decadence and debauchery will only get you so far when you’re in the business of building countries out of the desert.

Ha!

I’m two decades behind on Western music as well. I’d always assumed INXS to be a late 80’s/90’s band. Had no idea they were still going into the 2000’s.
 
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Haha.. I have seen it in bits. I have also seen a movie where he is named Kalia. Is this the same one? I have seen a lot of Bachchan movies but I don't know which is which.
You should see some of his recent movies. They are all good movies except the most recent one. Big B is like Federer in longevity and Anderson in the way that he is getting better and better with age.
Federer in longevity and Anderson, yes. Kevin Anderson.

It’s best to be specific, who knows what people read these things on the internet.
 
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Maybe it's just me but I can't very much enjoy the tennis of lesser(compared to the top guys ofcourse) players like I can enjoy the movies of lesser directors.
It’s my genuine belief for this to take place you need to try and learn it. Really really try. Once you do and can relate to playing and learning it, watching skilled tennis becomes a pleasure. In fact often watching skilled rec level tennis is just as enjoyable as the professionals. I can go to a club and watch kids chase after the balls, the ones that are above a certain level.
 
All that gives me hope that maybe one day I can do something of my own. I would love to act and especially direct movies but it's just a wish as of now. I need to figure out life before any of that lol.
Time waits for no man. Don’t put your dreams on hold.

You can start small (30 sec, 1 min short films shot on your phone, etc) . A lot of info is available online.

Read as many of the great plays as you can. From Shakespear to the current off-broadway plays. Study humanity and people. Learn to be more compassionate. A good book on directing actors is “A Sense of Direction” by William Ball.

Read the free screenplays available of movies you like online. Then watch the movie again.
 
It’s my genuine belief for this to take place you need to try and learn it. Really really try. Once you do and can relate to playing and learning it, watching skilled tennis becomes a pleasure. In fact often watching skilled rec level tennis is just as enjoyable as the professionals. I can go to a club and watch kids chase after the balls, the ones that are above a certain level.
Haha. I didn't quite say it the right way. When I said this,
Maybe it's just me but I can't very much enjoy the tennis of lesser(compared to the top guys ofcourse) players like I can enjoy the movies of lesser directors.
I meant to say that when it comes to movies I can enjoy the movies of lesser directors the same way I enjoy the movies of GOAT directors but with tennis although I enjoy watching it no matter who is playing but not the same way I enjoy Fedalovic.
For Example : Not many people know the director of Predestination. Not even the top 100 directors ever. But Predestination is one of my favourite movies ever.
Tennis of some lower ranked tennis player can be good but no not my favourite.
Read the free screenplays available of movies you like online. Then watch the movie again.
Thanks for the advice man.
Honestly I don't like plays a lot but I will give them a try sometime.
I have done the screenplay rewatch exercise with some movies like Taxi Driver, Predestination, The Usual Suspects and a few more but the last time I did it was about a year ago.
 

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I’m an open book, I can’t think of very many things in my life that are private. In past my generally open disposition has caused my partners or parents a bit of embarrassment as I blathered on about something they might have felt was very personal.

Especially when younger. My parents would dread taking me around to the relatives because they never knew what I might blurt out. Mum says when I was about 6 I told her brother his gift of a train set was poorly thought, because I couldn’t take it with me to boarding school and because I had a couple of days left to enjoy it.

As an adult I have learned to be a bit more tactful about other people’s privacy. But I remain an open book.

I was about 9 when the family relocated to Canada. You’re right about Kuwait, the country has been stagnant for several decades locked in a sort of constitutional crisis where no real decisions are made while their world around them has seen explosive growth. The leadership in Kuwait swaps between two royal families as an Emir passes away, but of course that’s going to have problems. The GCC - UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi, Oman and formerly Qatar - were all fine for the first 1 or 2 generations after their respective independence but after that the cracks appear. And they will appear because decadence and debauchery will only get you so far when you’re in the business of building countries out of the desert.

Ha!

I’m two decades behind on Western music as well. I’d always assumed INXS to be a late 80’s/90’s band. Had no idea they were still going into the 2000’s.
INXS does go back to the late 70s and I'd say they were more of a band of the 80s and 90s until the lead singer died or rather committed suicide. They revived the band around 2005 I think and I watched JD Fortune (Canadian rockstar) getting hired as the lead singer, so that's why I remember more. The song I posted (Afterglow) was from the album they first released but the song is probably not as well known as the other two songs from the same album.

I think it's great that you are always a couple of decades behind!. You would always look 20 years younger!
 
INXS does go back to the late 70s and I'd say they were more of a band of the 80s and 90s until the lead singer died or rather committed suicide. They revived the band around 2005 I think and I watched JD Fortune (Canadian rockstar) getting hired as the lead singer, so that's why I remember more. The song I posted (Afterglow) was from the album they first released but the song is probably not as well known as the other two songs from the same album.

I think it's great that you are always a couple of decades behind!. You would always look 20 years younger!
It wasn't suicide. Auto erotic asphyxiation... He was in to some weird kinky ****.
 

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It wasn't suicide. Auto erotic asphyxiation... He was in to some weird kinky ****.
He hung himself. Asphyxiation happened because of it. Even JD got fired from the band for using cocaine and was a heavy user. I think he’s more clean now and still with the band.

Not sure if it’s the stardom that makes them get into these things. It could be a very tough challenge to handle for some so they look for ways to cope with it.
 
He hung himself. Asphyxiation happened because of it. Even JD got fired from the band for using cocaine and was a heavy user. I think he’s more clean now and still with the band.

Not sure if it’s the stardom that makes them get into these things. It could be a very tough challenge to handle for some so they look for ways to cope with it.
Sorry for putting it so bluntly but he was choking himself while masturbating... That's how he died, not the best way to go..
Choking yourself to achieve a higher climax has its dangers.. Ha
 

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Sorry for putting it so bluntly but he was choking himself while masturbating... That's how he died, not the best way to go..
Choking yourself to achieve a higher climax has its dangers.. Ha
One might say the intention was still to kill oneself (or was okay with it) and one last 'good time' while going away forever. In the end, it doesn't really matter. A lot of the celebrities commit suicide anyway.
 

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Congratulations, Nat! How awesome. Very happy for both of you. :)

How big is the house?
Thank you :)

Big enough :p House prices in London are INSANE, it's a two-bedroom semi, with two bathrooms, got a fairly big garden etc...nothing crazy but we're on the housing ladder now. Nuts really, hasn't really set in yet!

The face of a man that knows he can whip Poisoned Slice ass at any moment on Red Dead Dead 2. We will get there eventually. Yakuza has ended up taking me away from anything else of a minute. Kiryu is going to turn into one of my favorite leading men.

Congratulations on getting the keys. :love:
Thanks mate!

One day when you're ready you can join the NatCrew and pillage the land with me :cool:

Not played Yakuza, you recommend it?
 
Thank you :)

Big enough :p House prices in London are INSANE, it's a two-bedroom semi, with two bathrooms, got a fairly big garden etc...nothing crazy but we're on the housing ladder now. Nuts really, hasn't really set in yet!



Thanks mate!

One day when you're ready you can join the NatCrew and pillage the land with me :cool:

Not played Yakuza, you recommend it?
My mate is too busy with life so we've only had about 2 hours with Red Dead. Another victim of timing. :p

I'd recommend Yakuza. I'm playing the prequel Yakuza0. Avoid if you're not into cut scenes. Feels like there are more cut scenes than game play. Plenty of side quests for you to enjoy. I like it.
 

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My mate is too busy with life so we've only had about 2 hours with Red Dead. Another victim of timing. :p

I'd recommend Yakuza. I'm playing the prequel Yakuza0. Avoid if you're not into cut scenes. Feels like there are more cut scenes than game play. Plenty of side quests for you to enjoy. I like it.
It's so good man, hope you get to play it more soon.

I'll look into it, I don't mind cutscenes too much and do enjoy a side quest.

Hey! Congratulations! I had absolutely no idea you were in London. Triple congratulations. Having your own pad is fun, and creative. And it seems you’ve got someone to share all that with.
Thanks buddy. And yeah excited to have our own space to play around with.
 
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