Pakistan- What have you done?

Pakistan Cricket constantly finds itself from one problem to another. They have been dogged by all sorts of controversies from quite some time. Players being dropped, players retiring midway, ball tampering, terrorist attack and no nation wanting to tour them,  captains being changed randomly, players being recalled and new captains appointed in middle of a tour , players who have retired are suddenly drafted back in the team and on cricket field the results ave gone from bad to worse.  But now what has happened today is the absolute bottom.

At a time when Pakistan as a nation is facing one of the worst calamities of all time and millions of people are suffering and have nothing left in their lives, Cricket was their one little glimmer of hope. But after today even that flicker of hope is extinguished.

Pakistani cricketers including their current captain have been found to fix the ongoing match at Lords. There is video evidence to the fact and the bookie-agent has been arrested. Seven players have been named in the video shot by ‘News of the World’ report during his sting operation and the evidences are quite conclusive. And who are the players that have been named, it is Salman Butt their captain, Mohaamad Amir -the 19 year old bowling sensation, Mohaamad Asif the best Pakistani bowler around, wicketkeepr Kamran Akmal, young debutant Wahab Riaz and Umar Amin and one more.

The video shows the bookie Mazhar Majeed asking for upfront money from the reporter and assuring him that everything is ‘under control’. He gives him assurance by saying that the bowlers would ‘no balls’ at particular time in the match to prove that fixing was ‘on’. The bowlers Amir and Asif did exactly the same thing during the Lords test, they bowled really big no-balls, which nobody could have missed.  Pakistan captain Salman Butt is seen socializing with this bookie.In the 2nd video young Pakistani players Wahab Riaz and Umar Amin are seen accepting money from the bookie. There is more evidence too, which has been handed over to Scotland Yard for further investigation.

Problem seems much more than merely what we have seen and heard and read. The players involved are 18-19-20 year old young players. They have hardly made their place in the Pakistan side and they are  involved in match fixing or spot fixing as it is called. Perhaps the entire culture in Pakistan team is rotten to the core, that even newcomers are introduced to fixing this easily.

ICC and ECB have gone out of their way by allowing Pakistan to hold neutral tests in England, by hosting matches against Australia in England and MCC had even sponsored the series calling it ‘Spirit of Cricket’ series !! ICC even was thinking of organizing matches for ‘flood relief’ in Pakistan. Mohammad Amir had the whole world at his feet with his sensational bowling maturity and was being compared to the modern great Wasim Akram. Umar Amin was hailed as the future of Pakistan batting. How come cricketers like these get easily lured by money at such a young age? Thats is the question Pakistan cricket has to answer.

As a pasionate cricket lover I am thoroughly heartbroken at the turn of events. The ghost of match fixing I thought was buried with the last century and Cricket had emerged successfully out of it in last 10 years or so. But now with these fresh new evidences and charges one thing is clear that amongst some cricketers of the world, greed for money is somehow greater than the passion for the sport. Would we ever come out of this?

What we need now is strong leadership from ICC and firm action against the people who have been involved in such spot fixing. Time has come to set an example by punishing the guilty and give out a strong message to the upcoming cricketers around the world, that match fixing or spot fixing has no place in cricket.

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Endhiran – Coming Sept 24

For those who do not know what poster is this and what film I am talking about, DIE !!!

This is the upcoming movie of the Mega-super star Rajnikant. The movie is called Endhiran and translated as Robot in Hindi. The movie directed by Shankar and starring Rajnikant, Aishwarya Rai and Danny is the COSTLIEST movie produced in Asia. At 150 Crores, not even the mainstream bollywood movies or hong kong movies can match its budget. Of course when it comes to Rajnikant, this is expected.

The movie releases on 24th September 2010, nationwide in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. It is also releasing the same day in Malaysia, Japan, China, Singapore and other parts of the world. The music release of the film was held in Malaysia.

Usually advance booking of any film, Hindi or English begins a week before however the advance booking of this movie has begun a month before on 24th August. Needless to say that the movie would open to huge box office numbers, after all its the one and only BOSS arriving after a gap of 4 years.

Here are 100 facts about Rajnikant for the people who do not know much about him.

1. Rajinikanth killed the Dead Sea.
2. When Rajinikanth does push-ups, he isn’t lifting himself up. He is pushing the earth down.
3. There is no such thing as evolution, it’s just a list of creatures that Rajinikanth allowed to live.
4. Rajinikanth gave Mona Lisa that smile.
5 .Rajnikanth can divide by zero.
6. Rajinikanth can judge a book by it’s cover.
7. Rajinikanth can drown a fish.
8. Rajinikanth can delete the Recycle Bin.
9. Rajinikanth once got into a fight with a VCR player. Now it plays DVDs.
10. Rajinikanth can slam a revolving door.
11. Rajinikanth once kicked a horse in the chin. Its descendants are today called giraffes.
12. Rajinikanth once ordered a plate of idli in McDonald’s, and got it.
13. Rajinikanth can win at Solitaire with only 18 cards.
14. The Bermuda Triangle used to be the Bermuda Square, until Rajinikanth kicked one of the corners off.
15. Rajinikanth can build a snowman out of rain.
16. Rajinikanth can strangle you with a cordless phone.
17. Rajinikanth can make onions cry.
19. Rajinikanth can watch the show 60 minutes in 20 minutes.
20. Rajinikanth has counted to infinity, twice.
21. Rajinikanth will attain separate statehood in 2013.
22. Rajinikanth did in fact, build Rome in a day.
23. Rajinikanth once got into a knife-fight. The knife lost.
24. Rajinikanth can play the violin with a piano.
25. Rajinikanth never wet his bed as a child. The bed wet itself in fear.
28. Rajinikanth doesn’t breathe. Air hides in his lungs for protection.
29. There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Rajinikanth lives in Chennai.
31. Rajinikanth does not own a stove, oven, or microwave, because revenge is a dish best served cold.
32. Rajinikanth has already been to Mars, that’s why there are no signs of life there.
33. Rajinikanth doesn’t move at the speed of light. Light moves at the speed of Rajinikanth.
34. Rajinikanth knows Victoria’s secret.
35. Water boils faster when Rajinikanth stares at it.
36. Rajinikanth can throw the Thackerays out of Mumbai.
37. Rajinikanth kills two stones with one bird.
38. Google won’t find Rajinikanth because you don’t find Rajinikanth; Rajinikanth finds you.
40. Rajinikanth leaves messages before the beep.
41. Rajinikanth once warned a young girl to be good “or else”. The result? Mother Teresa.
43. Rajinikanth killed Spiderman using Baygon Spray.
44. Rajinikanth can make PCs better than the Mac.
45. Rajinikanth puts the ‘laughter’ in manslaughter.
46. Rajinikanth goes to court and sentences the judge.
48. Rajinikanth can speak Braille.
50. Rajinikanth can teach an old dog new tricks.
54. Rajinikanth got small pox when he was a kid. As a result small pox is now eradicated.
55. Rajinikanth’s calendar goes straight from March 31st to April 2nd, no one fools Rajanikanth.
56. Rajinikanth grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils the water with his own rage.
57. The last time Rajinikanth killed someone, he slapped himself to do it. The other guy just disintegrated. Resonance.
58. Rajinikanth once had a heart attack. His heart lost.
59. Rajinikant proves Newton wrong all the time. Every time he performs an action, he simply eliminates anything and everything that can provide the reaction.
60 Rajnikanth can dream upto 256 levels of dreams even without sleeping.
61.Rajinikant can lick his elbows.
62. Rajinikant once ate an entire bottle of sleeping pills. They made him blink.
63. Rajinikant does not get frostbite. Rajnikant bites frost.
64. Rajinikant doesn’t wear a watch. He decides what time it is.
65. Rajinikant got his drivers license at the age of 16 seconds.
66. When you say “no one is perfect”, Rajinikant takes this as a personal insult.
67. In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Rajinikanth could use to kill you, including the room itself.
68. Words like awesomeness, brilliance, legendary etc. were added to the dictionary in the year 1949. That was the year Rajinikanth was born.
69. The statement “nobody can cheat death”, is a personal insult to Rajnikanth. Rajni cheats and fools death everyday.
70. When Rajnikanth is asked to kill some one he doesn’t know, he shoots the bullet and directs it the day he finds out.
71. Rajinikant can give pain to Painkillers and headache to Anacin.
72. Rajinikanth knows what women really want.
73. Time and tide wait for Rajinikanth.
74. Rajinikanth sneezed only once in his entire life, that’s when the tsunami occurred in the Indian ocean.
75. As a child when Rajinikanth had dyslexia, he simply re-scripted the alphabet.
76. Rajinikanth collects Honey from his private Moon – HoneyMoon.
77. Rajinikanth can answer a missed call.
78. Rajinikanth doesn’t need a visa to travel abroad, he just jumps from the tallest building in Chennai and holds himself in the air while the earth rotates.
79. Rajinikanth’s brain works faster than Chacha Chaudhury’s.
80. Rajinikanth doesn’t shower. He only takes blood baths.
81. To be or not to be? That is the question. The answer? Rajinikanth.
82. The quickest way to a man’s heart is with Rajinikanth’s fist.
83. Where there is a will, there is a way. Where there is Rajinikanth, there is no other way.
84. Rajinikanth’s every step creates a mini whirlwind. Hurricane Katrina was the result of a morning jog.
85. Rajinikant doesn’t bowl strikes, he just knocks down one pin and the other nine faint out of fear.
86. Archaeologists unearthed an old English dictionary dating back to the year 1236. It defined “victim” as “one who has encountered Rajinikant”.
87. There is no such thing as global warming. Rajinikanth was feeling cold, so brought the sun closer to heat the earth up.
88. Once a cobra bit Rajinikanth’ leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.
89. Rajinikanth is a champion in the game “Hide n’ seek”, as no one can hide from Rajinikanth.
90. Rajnikanth inspired James Cameron to make Avatar, he discovered Pandora.
91. Rajinikant is a weapon created by God to use on doomsday to end the world.
92. Aliens do indeed exist. They just know better than to visit a planet that Rajinikanth is on.
93. We live in an expanding universe. All of it is trying to get away from Rajinikanth.
94. If at first you don’t succeed, you’re not Rajinikanth.
95. Rajinikanth’s first job was as a bus conductor. There were no survivors.
96. Rajinikanth does not style his hair. It lays perfectly in place out of sheer terror.
97. When Rajinikanth plays Monopoly, it affects the actual world economy.
98. Rajinikanth is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.
99. Rajinikanth’s house has no doors, only walls that he walks through.
100. You can write only 100 facts about the superstar. Rajnikanth is very modest.
Now, go and book tickets of the movie.

Inglorious Basterds – Oh what a film !!!

‘ Inglorious Basterds‘  –  film by Quentin Tarantino is an awesome film. I happened to see it almost a year after its release but now I regret why I didn’t see it earlier.

Its a World war II,  fictional drama set in Nazi occupied France in 1944. A group of American Jewish soldiers decide to kill Nazis and plot to kill top Nazi leaders including Hitler. They mercilessly gun down and shoot Nazis they capture. They are led by Lt. Aldo Raine, played superbly by Brad Pitt. They call themselves ‘The Basterds’.

There is another plot by Shoshaana Dreyfuss played by Melanie Laurent, Jewish owner of Cinema house to kill hundreds of Nazis along with its top leaders by burning down the movie hall with Nazis trapped inside it.

The 2 plots unknowingly merge and what we see is an example of brilliant fictional cinema at its best when the plots succeed in a way we never imagined.

The actors play their parts perfectly well especially Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz who plays menacing Col. Hans Landa.  Diane Kruger also does well in her role as German actress Bridget von Hammersmark.Eli Roth is good as Sgt. Donny Donowitz.

The film is slightly slowish but it keeps you hooked and there is not a dull moment. Long scenes and violence are trademark of Quention Tarantino and this is certainly a masterpiece from the ‘ original new age director’. More than half the dialogues in film are in French or German and some Italian too,  but the subtitles help to understand the going ons easily. The movie has wonderful background score as well including the opening credits music. The movie took a long time in making but it was certainly an effort well done.

The movie has been received well at the box office and even at various film festivals and generally appreciated by the critics as well.

My Ratings : 8.5/10 –  Its a must watch for lovers of Good cinema.

127 Hours – Looks ‘Rocking’

Here’s the trailer of upcoming movie ‘127 Hours‘ starring James Franco and directed by Danny Boyle of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ fame. The story is a true life story of American Mountain Climber Aron Ralston who became famouswhen he was forced to amputate his lower right arm with a dull knife in order to free himself after his arm became trapped by a boulder when he was mountaineering in  Utah.

The trailer looks ‘rocking’ and worth waiting for.  The movie would be one serious movie with most of the stuff shot with solo hero James Franco trapped with the boulder, but the trailer shows all the ‘fun-parts’ and makes you wanting for more by its end. The movie has screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and music by A R Rehman. The movie releases on November 5 in USA.

Peepli [Live] keeps Alive the Flame of Good Cinema

Peepli [Live], an Aamir Khan production movie, is one of best satires that Indian cinema has seen in some time.  Directed by first timer Anusha Rizvi and starring virtually unknown faces, it shows the plight of helpless farmer family who are made pawns in the game played by various Television channels, political parties, bureaucrats and local henchmen.

The plot of the film is about Natha and Budhia as two poor farmers, residents of the Peepli. The two brothers face losing their farm lands over an unpaid government loan. They seek help from a local politician, who advises them to commit suicide to benefit from another government program that helps families of poor farmers who have committed suicide from debt. They think long about it and cunning elder brother convinces Natha to commit suicide so that he would get Rs. 1,00,000 from government. A local journalist overhears Budhia to urge Natha to commit suicide. In his zeal to make news out of nothing he prints that and all hell breaks loose.

Mainstream media, in an effort to garner more TRPs start covering the news and  giving it a political twist by blaming the agriculture minister and then the chief minister of the state. The rival channels follow them to the village. The politicians get to hear about it and they join in the circus along with the bureaucrats. Everybody invades Peepli, interviewing Natha, his family, his freinds and whomsoever they can find. They camp outside his house and make the entire thing a big farce. No one really bothers about Natha and the reason for which he wants to commit suicide.

The movie ends in a mad chase for Natha and oneupmanship by various media houses and political parties and local leaders with no one really caring about poor family. The end is of course tragic with Natha assumed dead in an accident with the family not getting any money as it wasn’t a suicide.

The movie is a big big satire on Indian system overall, Indian politicians and especially mad rush by television channels to gather TRPs and nothing else. It has shown the true colors of India, which exists today beyond the few big cities. It is certainly an eye-opener.

The film doesn’t star any big stars but mostly theater actors with Raghuvir Yadav as Budhia as perhaps the only known face. Omkar Manikpuri as Natha suits the role however I found him more comic looking than tragic and doesnt have to many expressions of even dialogues. Rest of the caste is unnown but well caste, especially Malaika Shenoy as a ‘Barkha Dutt Clone’ representing English media and Vishal Sharma as Deepak representing Hindi news channels are absolutely perfect and their acts liven up the film. Various other actors have smallish roles with Naseeruddin Shah in yet another cameo as agriculture minister. Naseer nowadays does more cameo roles than anything substantial.

The movie, to be honest is decent and very well made with amazing detailing, which is a rarity in Bollywood cinema. Rural India is shown perfectly as it is and the rural-urban divide is startling in the opening scene and then at the end. The satire works and even if you laugh, with a lump in the heart , at the film you know you are laughing not at the plight of Natha but the general conditions of rural India of today. The movie reminded me of the best satire ever made in a Hindi film history – ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ especially with the end. The pace of the movie is bit slow especially in the first half and the language at times crude, however it does sound genuine. Although I do not like when audiences laugh and clap by just hearing crude Hindi words. The movie is good, although not a great movie.

The critics have liked it,  common people have admired it and the movie is doing quite well at the box office as well, inspiite of no stars and rural theme thus proving that good content always works. Certainly such kind of films should be made and marketed and released in mainstream. Lastly, a word about the producer Aamir Khan. If it were not for Aamir Khan the producer backing the film, marketing the film, publicizing it at every avenue, I doubt if any of us would have even bothered to see the film. Perhaps the film wouldn’t have got a mainstream release as well. At the most it would have got some awards in some obscure film festivals of the world and perhaps a standing ovation from some weird juries, but it certainly wouldn’t have got the kind of audience it has got now. All credit to the ‘golden’ man Aamir Khan.

My Ratings: 8/10 –  Do watch it to know the true India.

IPL 4 – No.of matches to be reduced

Finally some sense is prevailing with respect to IPL. With the increase of teams from 8 to 10, it was expected that with the home and away format there would be 18 matches for each franchise and thus 90 league matches plus 2 semis and final and 3rd place thus making it 94 matches for the 4th season of IPL, to be played in April-May 2011.

94 matches would have been a bit too much with IPL season going almost 6-7 weeks and in the month of May in India, with the hot weather,  it would have been deadly for the players involved. Of course the team franchises wanted the format to remain that way as more the matches, more the revenue for them, more advertising money, more stadium receipts, more television money. Some players were against it but did not speak much in the press for the fear of backlash from the franchises, after all the big auction is coming up in October 2010. Of course ex-IPL commissioner Lalit Modi was all for more matches. Now that Lalit Modi is absconding and no longer relevant, the governing council is taking wiser steps.

The governing council is meeting on August 20 to decide upon all these issues. The format would be revised to have 5 teams in each group who would play each other on home-away basis thus making 40 matches and thenthey would play 1 match with teams from other group, thus making 25 matches and totaling 65 matches for the league stage. Add 4 more matches and it would be 69 matches totally with each team playing 13 to 15 matches maximum.

There are chances that there would be a cap on no. of matches each Individual player, especially International players,  would be allowed to play and would be limited to 12, but this is yet to be confirmed. Also on the cards are auction related rules which are not yet final and would be decided only after the Champions league matches in September 2010.

Lets hope IPL emerges as a strong brand after all the controversies in the previous season and we have a great tournament.

Sehwag scores 105 but not a Century

Amazing thing happened yesterday in the One Day International match between India and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was bowled out for 170 on a pitch helping swing bowlers. India was initially in trouble, lising 3 quick wickets but then was cruising towards victory with Sehwag battling brilliantly and with a steady control over his batting, almost against his own batting style.

India needed 5 to win with Sehwag on 99 and enough overs in hand. Sri Lankan off spinner Suraj Randiv bowled a ball which went for 4 byes as everybody including the keeper Kumar Sangakkara. Now Virendra Sehwag needed 1 for his 100 and India needed 1 to win. What happened next is shameful for Cricket in general and totally against spirit of the game. Sri Lankan captain instructed Randiv to bowl in such a way that Sehwag doesnt get to hit the ball, indirectly asking him to bowl a wide or a no-ball, so as to deny Sehwag his 100. Suraj Randiv did exactly the same, he bowled a big no-ball, so big that it looked it was deliberate, Sehwag came forward and hit it for 6 but then he was denied that six runs as India had won that match with 1 run from no-ball and thus inspite of making 105  Sehwag was left stranded on 99 not out.

The above act is simple unbeleivable in todays day and time, especially when  Sri Lanka is known for their ‘fair play’. Sehwag was not amused but he did not mind it much but did mention in the press conference later that Sri Lankans did it deliberately and they had done similar things to Tendulkar in an earlier One day match played in Cuttack, some months before where Sachin was left stranded on 96 when Malinga bowled 4 wides. The Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara of course denied everything and admitted that it wasnt a fair thing to do. He defended his bowler. Later the Sri Lankan board members and then the Sri Lankan team including Suraj Randiv personally apologised to Sehwag for what they did, thus admitting that what they did was deliberate.

Later the stump camera audio tape revealed more. Sri Lankan captain Sangakkara was caught on tape asking Randiv to do the shameful act and deny Sehwag a century.

It hardly matters that Sehwag scored a century or not, India won the match of course with a bonus point and all is well after apology from the Lankan team, however his clearly destroys the myth that Sri Lankan team plays every game keeping ‘spirit of cricket’ in mind.  The Indian media, ex players etc. of course furious at what Randiv did, some even asking ICC to investigate and fine him. Some call it the case of ‘spot fixing’ the match. Everybody agrees though that what Randiv and his captain did was shameful and should never have happened.

Here is the video of the event.

Moon – Good Sci-Fi

‘Moon’ is a small British film which had a limited theatrical release in 2009 and I think it didnt even get a proper release in India. Its a science fiction tale but unlike recent sci-fi films doesnt boast of superlative special effects but tells a human drama.

It is about a guy, brilliant Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell, who has been recruited by Lunar Industries to reside on the dark side of Moon and collect Helium-3 and ship it back to earth for the energy needs. He is the lone occupant of the lunar base with a computer named Gerty to keep him company and control various tasks on the base. He just has about 2 weeks of his 3 year contract left and is looking forward to go back to earth and meet his wife and daughter.

Here the story takes twist and we realize that everything is not what it seems. Sam is not actually the real Sam Bell but a clone of him and there are other clones as well, who when implanted with memory and DNA of Sam Bell all assume they are the real Sam. The 3 year contract is not the contract but the lifespan of a clone and the company Lunar Industries has been using them since last several years. The wife and kid are all part of the memory and no direct communication with earth is a trick employed by the company to keep ‘clone of Sam’ not to communicate at all.

The story gets interesting when 2 of the clones, who accidentally meet as they are never supposed to meet, plan to escape along with the help of friendly computer Gerty. They discover various truths about themselves and how they have been lied to and how they are mere puppets in the hand of big company. They discover the communication jammers, other clones who are kept frozen, learn the truth of how other clones were used and then incinerated and they find out that the wife has already died on earth and the daughter is 15 years old. Ultimately one of them does escape and the movie ends with him returning to earth and confronting the company.

The movie, unlike a big Hollywood big budget sci-fi film, is shot with a smallish budget by débutante director Duncan Jones and most of the film is shot inside studios on a bunker like set. However the set has been superbly designed. The outdoor moon scenes are also brilliantly shot. Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell and his clones acts beautifully. The actor makes us feel his pain when he realizes that he is just a clone and has been taken for a ‘ride’ by the company. Kevin Spacey voices the computer Gerty and nice to see ‘machines with heart’ for a change. The background music is apt and reminds one of ‘2001 a Space Odyssey’ and other movies set in ‘space’ genre. It is rumored that the director is planning a prequel to this movie and then a sequel as well to complete the trilogy.

I would surely recommend this movie to all the Science Fiction lovers and would eagerly wait out for the prequel.

My Ratings: 8/10 –  Dark side of the Moon was never more beautiful

New Song -Munni Badnam Huyi – Dabangg

Here’s a new song from the upcoming Salman Khan film ‘Dabangg’. The song is typical ‘item number’ set in a rowdy bar somewhere in northern India amongst all kinds of people you can imagine. It features Malaika Arora Khan as the dancing girl and also features Sonu Sood and Salman Khan himself. It has a catchy tune and is a definite ‘paisa vasool’ item number for the masses. Must say Salman Khan is at his wildest in the song.

I would say this song is this years ‘Dhen Te Nen’ . Listen to it here..

Up in the Air – for the vagabond in you…

Finally managed to catch the movie ‘Up in the Air’ this weekend. A ‘delightful movie’ to summarize in one sentence.

Here’s a snapshot of the movie. The movie stars George Clooney as Ryan Bingham who travels across America, from one company to another, firing people. Thats his job, to downsize people. He is a loner, a vagabond, a person who calls airports as his home, travels with almost zero luggage – both in reality and metaphorically. He meets another  ‘corporate traveler’ Vera Farmiga as Alex, who is just like him. They instantly bond together and start meeting as and when their busy schedules permit.

His life changes when Anna Kendrick’s character Natalie comes up with a solution which makes his job redundant, where he could fire employees across USA, right there sitting in his office, using the Internet.

He takes Natalie on a training trip with him, criss-crossing USA. This is when he realizes the impotence of having family, having a home, friends and relatives and decides to have a ‘relationship’ with Alex, who it turns out has a big secret of her own. The end is quite different from what you expect.

No one else but George Clooney could have done the role. It seems that the role is written solely for him. Vera Farmiga as Alex and Anna Kendrick as Natalie are perfectly cast too. Chemistry between the lead stars has to be seen to be believed. George Clooney as super cool, suave Ryan Bingham has to be one of the best casting in a film ever.

The movie is brilliantly shot and directed by Jason Reitman. The movie has a polished, mature look to it. From the busy airport checkins to the plush hotel rooms, to various companies to the corporate boardroom, the movie gives a very posh look. The movie is light romantic as well as satirical comic. The director has included interviews of people who have lost jobs in real in recent downsizing across USA. The movie gives you a very true picture of corporate America.

I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who hasnt seen it. I just regret why I didnt watch this movie earlier on big screen.

My Ratings: 9/10 –  Go fly with it..