NYC to BOM
This was my time on Air India and It was one of the best airline experiences ever. Direct flight from New York to Mumbai takes only 13 hours and 40 minutes. This route is serviced by new Boeing 777 planes that are really nice. Lots of legroom, the seats are comfortable and are equiped with personal on-demand video service. I had unlimited and uninterrupted access to TV after a long long time and I made full use of it. Other than about 4-5 hours of sleep, I was watching it constantly.
Here are the movies that I watched:
- Casino Royale: It is probably the most action-packed Bond movie ever. I was getting tired watching all the running around. The new Bond is the best built, but his face most definitely is not suitable for Bond. As I had mentioned before, he looks like a KGB agent.
- Khosla ka ghosla: I like it. Anupam Kher did a good job without making a fool of himself. The movie is made very well, too.
- Lage raho munnabhai: bande me tha dum, vande mataram!!! Quite entertaining. I am not ashamed to admit that I like Sanjeev Dutt.
- Eklavya: It was OK except Amitabh Bachchan. It was painful to look at him. He looked so so old and his costume and make-up didn’t help him.
- Uttaraayan: Watched a Marathi movie after a long time. It was a good adaptation of “Durgi” by Jayawant Dalwi, but it could have been made better. The dialog lacked substance and cohesiveness at times. Also, it should included more poetry as it was an important part of the relationship between Raghu and Durgi.
- Bhagum bhag: couldn’t take more than about 10 minutes of it.
The best part about all these hindi movies was that they were edited to remove all the songs and made to fit in less than 2 hours. It was just perfect. All the three movies had Boman Irani. He seemed much better than Kader Khan and Johny Lever. Maybe, after a few more movies, he will become unbearable too. Also, two of them had Vidya Balan. She looked quite good. Probably one of the best of the newer actresses in Bollywood.
Looking forward to watching a few more movies on my way back on the 25th.
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