Friday, July 14, 2006

My Images Tag

Tagged by Alexis

1. Most desired celebrity


Manisha Koirala
Comment: She is the most desirable celebrity for me in the truest sense of the word. I had fallen head over heels for her (figuratively) since the day I saw her picture in the paper when Subhash Ghai launched her in Saudagar. My admiration only kept growing for her as an actress with films Bombay, Khamoshi and Dil Se. I have also forgiven her for films like Ek Chhotisi Love Story and Market. Heroines have come and gone after her whom I have liked, but no one can beat her.

See those eyes and that smile; I don’t think you can disagree with me.

2. Want to do this some day


Do a short term (Month long) Film Appreciation Course at FTII, Pune
Comment: I don’t think a comment is necessary here. Hope it will happen in the next couple of years.

3. Want to visit this place


Pondicherry
Comments: No, I haven’t read Mukundan’s book yet. But I have heard stories about this place from a friend who died in a bike accident a couple of years back and also read Alexis’ post that intensified my urge. The place has some charming attraction.

4. Random Favourite


Khalid Mohamed
Comment: Sorry all the people on my Blogroll, you all deserve to be here. But it is because of this person that I know you all. It was the chance sighting of his review of Khalnayak in TOI while watching the film on the video (those days films released simultaneously in the theatres and video) that stirred something inside my head. Now, I get withdrawal symptoms if I don’t get to read his review of a film on the Sunday.

5. I was tagged by Alexis

I wish that Bishwanath Ghosh and Varna to carry this tag forward.

7 comments:

Alexis Leon said...

Manisha Koirala - Nothing to say. Not a big fan of her.

FTII - Wish you all the best.

Pondicherry - Nice choice. I have sat on that very bench and regularly jogged through that road.

Khalid Mohamed - Never read any of his reviews.

And thank you for taking the tag.

Velu Nair said...

Of ur favourites I share an immense liking for the writings of Khalid Mohammed. Not for his films though!

:)

silverine said...

That picture of Manisha Koirala is indeed beautiful, but I am not a fan of hers. FTII Pune is very good I heard. Best of luck for that.
I think there is no one in Khalid Mohamed's class when it comes to film reviews.

Paresh Palicha said...

Alexis: Thanks a ton for helping me in making this post and also commenting on it. I couldn’t find your post on Pondicherry, otherwise I’d have linked it on the post.

You can enjoy some of Khalid Mohamed’s writings here & here. I’m sure you’ll like them.

Velu: I agree with you to a certain extent. I didn’t like his Fiza, but really enjoyed Mammo, which he scripted for Shyam Benegal. Have you seen Tehzeeb? It is a good film. Thanks for being a regular in commenting here.

Silverine: You Said It!!! I’ve followed numerous other reviewers of past & present, who are extremely good, but Khalid Mohamed is a class apart.

You know something, if I’m laughing loudly reading something, my mother would ask: Are you reading Khalid Mohamed’s review? Nowadays, she asks the same question whenever I’m reading your blog, that is why I mentioned him in my comment on one of your posts.

JamesBright said...

Manisha Koirala surely looks beautiful.
The film course is a good idea but you can make films even without any of those courses!
I do not know about Khalid Mohammed, I am very sorry.
Pondicherry is wonderful and I too want to visit there at some point!
Nice tag and my best wishes.

Velu Nair said...

Paresh

Just wanted to let u know that i hv blogrolled ur 'Films & Me' blog on my film blog. With the hope that I get to read soemthing from u soooooooooon! :)

it has been ages since Iqbal, u see? ;)

Masd said...

I have been mesmerized by the pic of Pondicherry.