February 15, 2013

4 Seasons Restaurant reveiw

Four seasons is a multi cuisine, Veg and NonVeg restaurant with branches in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

We usually visit the Indiranagar branch in Bangalore. They serve very tasty and quality food. The specialty being their wide range of starters. Try their platters which come in Veg, kebab, non – veg etc..

The cuisines available are Moghalai, Arabic, Hyderabadi, Chinese and Lebanese. So its a real treat for a group of people with different tastes. Everyone can have their choice. The quantity of food served is good. The first thing that one would notice at this restaurant is the big, thick menu with lots of pictures. Sometimes you may find it difficult to navigate through those pages to the one you want to. But
having pictures of few of the dishes allows you to choose a new dish.

The ambiance is good, with perfect lighting and non – smelly air. The let down is that their napkins smell though they look clean!! They also have few tables on their roof top which is very pleasant and refreshing. One can also see metro train running between Ulsoor and Indira nagar stations from a distance.

The service is really good and prompt. Even the food arrives in time, and so in total the waiting time is not much.

Items that you must try are Platters (you can choose from a variety of them) in which they give lots of different types of starters especially Veg steak and gold coins, any of the chicken curries, the chicken actually melts in your mouth; kulcha which are soft to the end even after turning cold and the best point about them is they are not very greasy; 4 season special chicken soup is delicious, biryani has the perfect spice and served hot, so tastes yummy. You can also try their desserts like double ka meetha if you do not mind the cost.

Four seasons is an expensive restaurant, it would cost anything from 500 to 800 per person depending on only veg or non–veg or a combination of both.

February 13, 2013

Special 26 Movie review

Its been a long time that I came out of the theater so happy! The film just makes you forget everything else and entertains you thoroughly…and that too, while maintaining tempo and logic through out.
Well, looks like Akshay kumar along with his routine ‘formula’ movies is catching up with some good stories too!
Special 26 is a movie inspired by real incidents that happened way back in 1980’s. The movie deals with fraud, intelligent fraud that demands ‘pakka’ planning and guts to implement it. It is about a group of such people who are absolutely disciplined, bold and having immense faith in their plan and of-course in each other. What is commendable is that director Neeraj Pandey has a grip over the story he is telling us and the he does not loose the grip on narration until the end titles! To tell a real life story on reel is not always easy, especially so when it involves top notch names like CBI, Mumbai police, politicians, business men etc.. It is a great feat performed well by the writer cum director Neeraj.

One more thing to be noted is the effort the team has taken to suit the locations and settings to suit the time period. They have taken special care in showing all the oldie bikes and cars and buildings to set the mood of eighties.
All the actors performed very well, but a special mention goes to Manoj bajpayee who lives his role. After her many good roles in Telugu and Tamil films one might be disappointed to see Kajal Agarwal doing nothing except looking beautiful. The director is definitely very talented, to have dealt with that subject in a lighter vein and yet none of the characters loses their seriousness.
The songs, though unnecessary and interrupting are good. Easy and meaningful lyrics penned down by Irshad Kamil and M M Keeravani's music, make a great combination.
This movie is a complete entertainer and you will want more of it. A must watch for all the movie lovers who want to watch a heist drama that has sense and comedy that’s not made up. So, go and find out who the special chabbis are and what are they up to.

February 04, 2013

Midnight's Children Movie Review

Midnight's Children, a silver screen adaptation of the legendary work of the celebrated authour Salman Rushdie is an amazing piece of artistic excellence coupled with content.

For those who have read the novel, I tell that its not possible to fit the vast 600 pages into two and a half hours of screenplay. Deepa mehta as the director and Salman rushdie who adapted his own book into a movie screenplay have taken up a huge task and one has to say, they succeeded.

For all those who did not read the book, it is a novel written in the style of magical realism, with history of India and Pakistan during and after Independence as the background. He narrates to us the ups and downs of the nations while talking about the lives of a set of children born in the same hour of the nation's birth. It is a fusion of history and imagination, a romance of his dreams with his experiences in post colonial India.