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Peep into the African Jungle in Chander Pahar

The Bengali movie Chander Pahar is based on the daring novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay that projects Dev Adhikari, the actor playing Shankar, one of its main protagonists on a hazardous voyage. The winter release of this film brings back into contention the lions, tigers, a whole lot of wild animals some of which were once part of the circus in addition to the perilous snakes and mythical monster which are an integral part of the story. Directed by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee the film is a perfect getaway for every Bengali family who have grown up reading this pictorial novel. With a running time of almost two and a half hours the audience is held spell bound as the African setting both amazes and brings them on the edge of their seats many a times. Shankar leaves his remote Bengali village to take up a job as that of a stationmaster with the Uganda railway. The series of encounters where Shankar is chased by the African jumbos and ferocious lions are totally enthralling. The Masai figure in the film and so does the mamba which is the most venomous snake found in Africa. Dev is ideally suited for his role in the Mountain of the Moon where he finds a Portuguese man Diego Alvarez played by Gerard Rudolf to look for the diamond mines that a guarded by a mythical monster even feared by the natives of Africa. The kids will love it for Dev and the animals. Chander Pahar is a movie that will make Bengali audiences proud as it has dared to take the industry into a new period. That a 15 crores film like Chander Pahar be at all produced in Tollywood is in itself unthinkable. Chander Pahar has been packaged and sold as a product and more over against the views that it will be practically impossible to gain back its costs. Through Chander Pahar, Shree Venkatesh Films has something different to offer passionately which stands out for its finesse. The uninhabited station and its nature affectionate station master Shankar projected with the various shades of the African sky, the roaring African lions whom Shankar comes across, a black mamba slipping into Shankar’s room and Shankar’s successful attempt to jump over a deep abyss to rescue Alvarez from a pack of hyenas and cheetahs are some of the poignant yet unforgettable moments that linger in the mind. Chander Pahar is a must watch and it depicts that gradual transformation of an adventurous dreamer in to a survivor. Shankar is the last to come out of this thrilling tale alive as even he at last cannot save Alvarez from the perils of the Mountain of the Moon. The visual treat is unforgettable. However a few closely knit moments created between the humans in the film could have raised it by many...
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni – our loving captain of the Indian cricket team

He leaves the spectators flabbergasted, All shots in the cricket field he has mastered, He can play the helicopter shot extremely well, And can take the bowlers to hell, He has still miles to tread, To reach Ganguly’s milestones at the head, His decisions are amazing, Though they are entertaining, For giving Jadeja the last over, Pakistan bowled India over, Or providing the last over to Ashwin, Saw the Champions Trophy India win, He is electrifying behind the stumps, That forbids the batsman to go for bumps, He never panics in England, And keeps a lot of time in hand, He is captain the cool, And never lands in a pool, Or coming in at No.5, Hitting a High Five, To power India to win the final World Cup match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was declared Man of the...
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Cinema – the curse of today’s world

It may be the dreadful fighting sequences in Fighter or the tremendous burst of energy provided by Chak de India, cinema has got both its pros and cons like the flip of a coin. But it is indeed true that nowadays, the cinemas comprise of such violence or awkward scenes that it would be better not to be watched by the kids and the weak minded people. Kids become more violent by watching fights in cinemas. The terrible ghost of Talaash seems to come alive in their minds. They are not able to sleep at night and are suddenly awakened by fostering the fear of the ghost that would seemingly enter their house to attack them. Simply because it triggers off and satiates the subdued animal instincts in human, people continue to watch such movies. Such instances become more furious when it acts upon the tender minds in the most vulnerable period of the teenagers. Millions and billions are wasted in the name of producing such useless and harmful entertainment. As cinemas nurture and cultivate the unfulfilled dreams of human desires, people irrespective of age, sex and status love to watch them. The producers do not intend to comprehend the impact of their cinema on different segments of people throughout the society at a large. Avatar reveals exactly what the British had done to the Indians during their regime of cruelty and vindictiveness. The news about the latest films also distracts young children from their studies. People may get motivated by cinemas like Taare Zamin Par and 3 Idiots, but these gems are produced very rarely. Vulgarity and violence is exhibited in most of the cinemas which are geared up to cast a tremendous negative impact on mankind. They are adequate to demolish the moral and social obligations. Unfortunately, cinemas have become an addiction to a section of the community today. It is indeed true that young children are distracted by cartoon films or cricket followed by other sports, but the cinema enthusiast wants to watch television all day long. There is no dearth of movies today, which is due to blessings of the cable networks. They fail to show resilience to any limit while watching movies. Even if we compare, a cricket match goes on for a few hours only, which is surely less harmful. Nowadays, the disgusting cinemas have demoralized young minds and the effects of these will and shall be felt after ten to fifteen years. When these young minds will blossom they will not forget what they have watched in their childhood instead would only like to express them and slowly but steadily, the society will be destroyed. Hence the slow erosion of any work culture, sense of morality and steady growth of violence will decompose the good values that are inculcated within the human mind. Alas! It will not be too harsh to say that the corrosive impact of cinemas on the minds causes irreparable...
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Monetizing agents like Appnext, RevMob play a sterling role

Rely on Appnext among the tons of advertising and monetizing mediators who are holding up the newest platform of the mobile user age. The sole interest of this company lies in aiding their game and app developers to generate more money through advertising, cross-promotion and unleashing their products. Their typical strategy involves targeting players and mobile users during natural breaks provided during the course of their games. The solid foundation that appnext, the leader, has in advertising at social networks is their backbone while they foray into this newer...
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The most successful Hindi film, Chennai Express

With all the buzz around Bollywood and all over India regarding paying tribute and contributing to 100 years of Hindi cinema, it seems the Rohit Shetty film Chennai Express has done its bit. Chennai Express released on Eid in August 2013.Clamored to be an Indian romantic action comedy film produced by Gauri Khan under Red Chillies Entertainment banner it features Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The enthralling music is by Vishal-Shekhar. Though disapproved by critics as a film unworthy of Shahrukh Khan it has broken all records at the box-office. It seems the hard work of this self made star and the entire team has paid off as it is a thoroughly entertaining film. The producers Ronnie Screwvala, Gauri Khan, Karim Morani and Siddharth Roy Kapur are laughing all the way to the bank. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone back together after five years have stamped the final seal of approval upon Rohit Shetty’s already glittering achievements. Chennai Express makes SRK again the Badshah of Bollywood after his stint of two decades. The film was extensively promoted before release on August 9. The business response to the film Chennai Express has made everyone’s endeavor for the film worthy. Released at a record number of screens across India the film grossed Rs.100 crore within the first three days of its release. The film is made in an ideal Hindi masala movie style which is to be enjoyed at the theatres and forgotten about later. It is a very different Shahrukh from his romantic comfort zone and Deepika makes it watch able for a number of times. The over the top stunts that are a special feature of any Rohit Shetty film makes the entire environment highly amusing. For now it seems that SRK’s Chennai Express is unstoppable and set to create history at the box...
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