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Re: Nukkad

Post by Zynda » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:59 pm

Phew... this summer seems to be a little harsh in BLR. Google shows me that temperature this time is around 2-3 deg warmer than usual. I dunno when pre-monsoon showers are supposed to arrive, but I hope it does soon. I remember in 2016, bad summer with no rains meant that BWSSB was thinking of rationing water and given the existing harsh summers this time, if rains are not normal, then we may see similar conditions. Was seeing extended weather on Accuweather and I am seeing few scattered showers in Mid-April but not rains which extend for few days or a week.

Anyways, from a personal selfish POV, the upcoming Ola ban should ease traffic situation a bit in BLR...although it would hit the Ola drivers lively hood quite badly. People are speculating, the 6 months ban time will be used to encourage & promote Kumaraswamy's own taxi aggregator and it is quite likely that many of the existing ola drivers will be forced to switch over to his company.

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Post by Zynda » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:02 pm

It seems like PC may get the big break she is hoping for in Hwood. It seems like Marvel is in talks with her for a role in one of the future MCU movies.

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Post by vishvak » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:13 am

Meanwhile in Japan new time period is declared with distinct features - no BS about clash with earlier era. Guess Japanese don't give fk about log kyaa kahenge (meaning international gang of believers) propaganda and go about doing their own cultural affirmation/re-enliving without much ado.

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Re: Nukkad

Post by Zynda » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:10 pm

Even though Shazam has been received spectacular reviews & RT ratings (93% as I type with 150 reviews in), the OW numbers will be muted. Current projection is tracking around 55-60 Mil USD in US and around $50 Mil in China.

So far most people who have watched it love it but still the traction is just missing. In France & S Korea, it seems like the admission numbers have been dismal.

The biggest mistake this movie made is releasing between two MCU heavy weights. Captain Marvel was a mediocre movie but most of them wanted to wet their appetite for Endgame and went out to see it in huge numbers (having Marvel tag also helped immensely) and just crossed $1 Billion BO today. Of course, the political controversy surrounding Brie Larson's comments made the average movie goer take notice of the movie if they hadn't done before and got a lot of people charged up to support the movie.

And with Endgame releasing just 3 weeks, it is a must watch for most CBM/casual people (& early rumours suggest that it is really good) and hence families would rather save money & watch Endgame, rather than spend $50 or more (avg money spent on going to movies...just tickets alone) on a DC movie whose character is not well known.

The saving grace for Shazam would be its low budget. Rumoured to be around $90 Million, even if it does $500 Mil total BO, it would be considered a decent hit. I may be expressing a pessimistic attitude prematurely and I hope I'll be proven wrong, else DC has a hard time catching a break.

Both Spider-verse & Bumblebee received similar high praise from critics & 90%+ rating from critics, but did not set the BO on fire. However for both, there was room to make some money due to their long legs. Shazam doesn't have the luxury of long legs. In 3 weeks time, most movie screens wanna cash-in on the Endgame mania and will gladly remove Shazam (& other movies) from their roster.

I will be going & watching Shazam this weekend. I do hope people here who usually watch these kinds of movies will watch it as well.

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Post by Suraj » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:04 pm

Vikas wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:39 am
So if an ex-Indian citizen is stripped off his citizenship by the host country (as it is happening with a Indian who became British citizen in 2014),
Can the said person be deported to India ? If Yes, then under what convention since the person would have relinquished his Indian citizenship so technically he can visit India only on a visa and that too only if he has Passport of the host country ?
What happens to such Nationality-less people ?
Didn't see this until now, but the answer is that this depends. Some countries are signatories to the UN Convention on reducing statelessness. They have laws that will ensure you maintain your citizenship IF it's shown that there's no other citizenship you are eligible for.

As UK is a signatory to the convention, a British citizen cannot be stripped of their citizenship if they have no other citizenship they are eligible for. In this example, India doesn't automatically re-accord citizenship . India is not a signatory to the convention and will take away your citizenship as soon as you acquire another passport. If you lose it later, that's the person's own problem.

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Post by Chandragupta » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:01 am

Zynda wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Even though Shazam has been received spectacular reviews & RT ratings (93% as I type with 150 reviews in), the OW numbers will be muted. Current projection is tracking around 55-60 Mil USD in US and around $50 Mil in China.

So far most people who have watched it love it but still the traction is just missing. In France & S Korea, it seems like the admission numbers have been dismal.

The biggest mistake this movie made is releasing between two MCU heavy weights. Captain Marvel was a mediocre movie but most of them wanted to wet their appetite for Endgame and went out to see it in huge numbers (having Marvel tag also helped immensely) and just crossed $1 Billion BO today. Of course, the political controversy surrounding Brie Larson's comments made the average movie goer take notice of the movie if they hadn't done before and got a lot of people charged up to support the movie.

And with Endgame releasing just 3 weeks, it is a must watch for most CBM/casual people (& early rumours suggest that it is really good) and hence families would rather save money & watch Endgame, rather than spend $50 or more (avg money spent on going to movies...just tickets alone) on a DC movie whose character is not well known.

The saving grace for Shazam would be its low budget. Rumoured to be around $90 Million, even if it does $500 Mil total BO, it would be considered a decent hit. I may be expressing a pessimistic attitude prematurely and I hope I'll be proven wrong, else DC has a hard time catching a break.

Both Spider-verse & Bumblebee received similar high praise from critics & 90%+ rating from critics, but did not set the BO on fire. However for both, there was room to make some money due to their long legs. Shazam doesn't have the luxury of long legs. In 3 weeks time, most movie screens wanna cash-in on the Endgame mania and will gladly remove Shazam (& other movies) from their roster.

I will be going & watching Shazam this weekend. I do hope people here who usually watch these kinds of movies will watch it as well.
I watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it. Much better than the feminist propaganda that Captain Marvel was (I gave it a miss). DC is coming into its own but they need to deliver on Batman & Superman their most popular characters. Till date their best movies have been their B grade characters - Wonder Woman, Shazam and Aquaman.

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Re: Nukkad

Post by Zynda » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:14 am

^^ Yup. Very enjoyable film...although better suited for kids than adults. Haven't watched CM, but many user reviews says it is more or less an average movie. Anyways, in Shazam I thought the action could have been better. CGI was low quality in a few places and it is understandable since the budget was low. Henry was supposed to cameo as Supes but apparently things did not work out and hence they had to cameo Supes without head shot. LOL.

Batman movie is in works, directed by Matt Reeves.

It is truly appalling that DC doesn't have a plan wrt Superman. Its most iconic & recognizable Superhero. I think Man of Steel 2 or which ever reboot (considering Henry Cavill is not playing Supes anymore) is one of the most requested movies. I understand, Superman is a difficult character to portray in movies, but the absence of a Supes movie in DC future movie is disappointing. Also Flash movie & Green Lantern movies does not seem to be a priority for DC now. Next year, DC got Birds of Prey movie, Suicide Squad 2 (got me interested since James Gunn will be directing it...the same director of Guardians of the Galaxy) & of course Wonder Woman 2.

It is good that DC is show casing its less known characters in movies and that they are being well received. I hope all these are gradually building up to a real good Justice League movie that is deserved.

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Re: Nukkad

Post by Zynda » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:56 pm

So there is a leaked footage of Avengers Endgame snippets in circulation. May be a little hard to find considering Disney/Marvel has been forcing sites to remove it. Folks who are interested enough to search may find it still if they persist enough. Anyways, it is onlee 10 days to go until theatrical release. Will not post any spoilers here.

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Post by hanumadu » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:03 pm

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Post by chetak » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:27 am

next time you decide to stop off by a roadside vendor for that cool sherbet, DON'T!!

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Re: Nukkad

Post by chetak » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:15 am

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Rice varieties, indigenous ones saved in Wayanad. See the variation in colour....we have killed all these in the name of green revolution


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Post by chetak » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:11 pm

The same difference between noodle eaters and rice eaters (SDREs)

Only in India - never knew that a lungi has so many uses

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Re: Nukkad

Post by rsingh » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:09 pm

I watch "visa to explore" Youtube Video. Theses days host is traveling to Assam. In his latest video he told that there are more than 300 varieties of rice in that region. Guys please watch his video. Plain explaining. No fancy terms or expensive innovative cooking. Just ethnic food of that area.

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Re: Nukkad

Post by Zynda » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:19 am

I guess not many CBM fans either here or on BRF...I vividly remember having vibrant discussion on BRF nukkad around the time of Avengers 1 release. May be people involved have over grown them.

OMG Avengers Endgame is gonna do 1B USD BO this weekend alone. I saw it on Friday evening...was floored. Had some slight issues with ending & other aspects, but the last one hour was pure comic book gold. But this movie serves as an ultimate send off to a few characters and finale to culmination of the last 11 years of MCU saga. I thought I will hang up my enthusiasm levels for MCU movies post-Endgame but all MCU did was get me more excited for future movies bar the upcoming Spiderman: Far From Home. I was totally not on board for next year's Black Widow movie but now I am excited. Some how, I also liked the portrayal of Captain Marvel in this movie. She did not have much to do in this movie but what ever she did was awesome. Got me a little excited for future CM movies.

Also made me sad about the current state of DC movies. As a more of a DC fan rather than Marvel, I was hoping that we would see some think like Endgame style battle in Justice League with principal members taking on Darkseid...some day we will see it.

Paid 800+ INR for ticket but one of the few movies (after URI) I felt the ticket price was worth it.

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Re: Nukkad

Post by Vikas » Tue May 28, 2019 7:36 am

Does anyone know how to get medical certificate from a doctor for driving license in Mumbai ?
The RTO website says 'Govt Doctor' and not any doctor. Can I just walk into a hospital and get it signed/stamped by a doctor.

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Post by Rajesh_MR » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:21 am

I have done that in Bangalore, Kerala

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