Archive | September, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

16 Sep

After a decade since ‘Planet of the Apes’ released in 2001, a reboot in the form of a prequel, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, appeared in cinemas with plenty of negative hype regarding the extremely long name and the pointlessness of a reboot of a reboot quite possibly made to cash in on a partially successful franchise.

The story is about scientist Will Rodman (James Franco), who is hell bent on curing Alzheimer’s that has haunted his father, Charles Rodman (John Lithgow) and an ape called ‘Caesar’ (motion-captured Andy Serkis) whose mother, a test subject, hands down the cure that enhances the primate to near human intelligence and his realization of where his kind stand in the world of humans. Continue reading


Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

8 Sep

Written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is about Kush (Imran Khan) being given the responsibility by his London-settled big brother Luv (Ali Zafar) to find the perfect desi girl for him to get married to after his ‘badly scripted’ immature breakup with his British Indian girlfriend Piali (Tara D’Souza). He ends up rediscovering ‘crazy/carefree England-born but a desi at heart’ Dimple (Katrina Kaif) as that perfect girl and then conveniently falls in love with her. Continue reading

Dinner: Sapne

2 Sep

Quoting the website: ‘… great food, amazing service and a fine ambiance doesn’t have to cost the world.’ That honestly sums up my first encounter with this newly opened Indian Cuisine restaurant called ‘Sapne’ in Jumeirah Beach Park Plaza. (map)

Once again on recommendation of my partner in crime Shruti, who also happens to be the person who shot the dishes served there, (go check them out on the website… like, right now!) we headed down the ever-so-slow Jumeirah Beach Road looking for the restaurant because she conveniently forgot the exact location, so it meant my iftar ended up becoming more of a dinner. Anyway, beyond the minor hunger pangs in my tummy, we slipped into an empty restaurant. Continue reading