Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kai Po Che, an failed experiment and the films coming this friends

Kai Po Che, an failed experiment and the films coming this friends

Abhishek Kapoor's honest attempt with Kai Po Che is praiseworthy but as a whole his experiment with continuing the Rock On!! legacy has failed.  The film based on friendship, politics, cricket and religion may have all the basic ingredients of a block buster but Abhishek has't been able to weave the same kind of magic he did with Rock On!!.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Manmohan Desai the original showman of Bollywood

Manmohan Desai the original showman of Bollywood

Today is the birth anniversary of Manmohan Desai, a producer, director who gave us big blockbusters in the 1980s.  The original poor man's showman, his films had the panache and elan.  Today we remember this great producer/director with fondest memories.

S.H.Bihari, a great poet's anniversary and happy birthday to Danny and Shahid

S.H.Bihari, a great poet's anniversary and happy birthday to Danny and Shahid


'Deewana Hua Baadal' are the words of a songs from the film Kashmir ki Kali, which went on to become one of the blockbusters of Hindi Cinema.  It launched the career of Sharmila Tagore who is now world famous.  

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sunday Punch : The polishing of the grinding stone at a flour mill

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This is a video of a miller 'Kanak' polishing the grinding or milling stone to get a proper texture.  This has been shot in realtime.  

How many of us remember the flour mill and the 'Atta', as now a days we get ready made atta.  This art of milling is dying in cities like Mumbai.

There is also a spiritual perspective to the grinding stone.  Like life we chip at it till we get the best finish and one day like life the grinding stone will be gone.

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The Bar Tender

Madhubala the enchantress, the eternal beauty of India

From today the Bar Tender is starting a new series of Birth and Death anniversaries and birthdays of film personalities.  This is a humble way on the part of the bar tender to pay homage to the great personalities who made Bollywood what it is today.
Madhubala the enchantress, the eternal beauty of India

Today are the death anniversaries of film Actresses Madhubala, Lalita Pawar, Composer Jagmohan and birthday of Actress Bhagyashree.  Let us wish a very happy birthday to Bhagyashree and pay a tribute to the legendary Madhubala, Lalita Pawar and composer Jagmohan

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Two good films last week , what can we expect this Friday

Two good films last week , what can we expect this Friday

The last week saw release of two really good films, one for story and other film just for choreography.  Special Chhabbis, as the Bar Tender has already reviewed 14.02.2013, is a a special movie with all the trappings of a bollywood movie.  True suspense, good story and very good acting from the cast has won the critics and the fans alike.  Akshay has created a different fan club of fans for him with this film.  

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sunday Punch : The making of a Sweet Lime for you shot realtime

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Last week, I gave you the making of humble tea, today I present to you the making of sweet lime juice or 'Mousambhi' juice.  The video has been shot in real time.

The days in Mumbai are getting hotter and what better way to quench your thirst than to have a glass of refreshing sweet lime juice.  Enjoy the video and get yourself a 'Mousambhi' juice for a refreshing day

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The Bar Tender


Thursday, February 14, 2013

A week that was and the week ahead, Bartenders reviews

A week that was and the week ahead, Bartenders reviews

The year has begun and we are already into February and the Bar Tender was wondering whether this year may see any big hits.  But so far the quality of the films as been from good to worse, none justified the label 'Very Good'.  But the Bar Tender has changed his opinion after watching Akshay Kumar in Special Chhabbis.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sunday Punch : The making of a Tea for you shot realtime

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This is a video of a road side vendor 'Gopal Chaiwala' preparing tea for his customers. This video has him preparing a 'Parcel' tea with such  ease.  This has been shot in realtime.  

The Tea, our National drink, is served from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and is a daily morning ritual for us.  Give the video a thought and enjoy it.

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The Bar Tender

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Week new releases, whats special this Friday


Thank God its Friday, here comes the Bar tender's chance to review the films releasing this Friday.  This Friday there are two major releases, one is Neeraj Pandey's Special Chabbis and other is Remo's 3D treat called Any Body Can Dance (ABCD). Lets take a look.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

'David' A Experiment by Bijoy Nambiar, which has failed miserably

'David' A Experiment by Bijoy Nambiar, which has failed miserably

David, The Bar tender had many expectations from Bijoy Nambiar. But Bijoy's head and body seems to be in taken over by 'Shaitan' literally.