Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Shot in The Dark - 1964

Directed by Blake Edwards

A funny movie where a foolish clumsy officer ( Peter Sellers as Jacques Clouseau) gets on to a murder case which leads on to several murders and the obvious suspect in all cases appear to be Elke Sommer as Maria Gambrelli . However it seems like Officer Clouseau has an attraction to Miss Gambrelli and also refuses to believe that she is the  culprit. How much Officer Gambrelli gets onto his superior's (Herbert Lom as Charles Dreyfus ) nerves and how pathetically clumsy he can be takes the story ahead. There were several scenes which brought about a smile or a giggle or an amusement. Was a fine watch, but nothing I would treasure in my collection.

A one time watch.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Created by David Crane, Marta Kauffman.

Now a shocker to all the Friends fans.

I have "started" watchin Friends. Maybe the fact that I don't watch TV much and even when the TV at home is running, its usually in regional language, which I find easy to ignore. Thanks to torrents, am catching up on all the good stuff i missed out on the idiot box.

I watched the first season of Friends.23 episodes. Am I hooked?? You bet it. After the first episode(Pilot), i just couldn't wait to watch the whole season in one sleepless night, but I din't. I just couldn't bear to finish off so soon, unless I get hold of the second season. So I took about ten days to watch the whole season, occasionally overdoing my quota of two episodes a day. First season is ocmplete and I still don't have the second season in hand.

The best I loved in the series is the raw honesty in it. We sometimes love our friends, sometimes just can't stand them, sometimes think selfishly,sometimes care for them the whole world,sometimes don't give a shit about them, sometimes have bigger priorities in life and still love them a lot. And whats is surprising me is that I am in love with all the characters - Monica (Courteney Cox) , Rachael (Jennifer Aniston), Feebi (Lisa Kudrow),Ross (David Shwimmer), Joey Tribioni (Matt Le Blanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry). A series which was screaming out that guys and girls can be great friends on platonic basis. Even on the second round of viewing I can't stop giggling and laughing genuinely(which most comedy movies fail to do). It has so many small tit bits of humour,wit,sarcasm and laughter without making it feel made up.

Am gonna keep this series intact and am gonna get hold of all the other seasons too.