watchings of idle hours #3 : books vs. movie adaptations

There would be, perhaps, half a dozen movies for which I must have read the original book either after or before I saw the movie. Of course, unlike the Hollywood ones the Bollywood productions have been disappointing. Gone with the Wind In case of Gone with the Wind, first I saw the movie, for the …

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watchings of idle hours #2: leadership lessons from a pow movie

Lessons from the Movie - The Bridge on the River Kwai It was only accidentally that I got to watch the movie. In a friend's  house once I came across dozens of movie CDs gathering dust. I asked him whether I could borrow those and see if those contain anything worth watching. On a listless …

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Happy New Year – When Writers / Directors Run out of Ideas

When singers/music directors run out of creativity they bring out remix albums. When writers /directors run out of original  ideas, the product is 'Happy New Year'. The movie has just the right remix to entertain the Indian audience, particularly those  who are not great fans of Holllywood movies, or so the director thinks. And the …

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