Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Agneepath Review

Indian actors have become mature now. I liked the acting of all the actors involved. Rishi Kapoor looked awesome and he acted very well in the movie. Sanjay was more of a look than dialogues (Geeta fame).
I will not write much about Hrithik because he acted well but cannot be compared with Amitabh..
They used the characters but could write a better story for them.. The movie tries to take shape in first part but moves from the basic plot in the second half..
The devil look of Sanjay Dutt created an impression that killing him would be impossible and the fight sequence in the end was good to confirm that.. I liked the characters in the movie but not the movie story and dialogues..
Not every-time u can use Epics like Mahabharat to make your dialogues.. they did not create much effect..
At the start of the movie itself the way they have presented the poem part was not convincing.. it was not the way a Hariwansh Rai Bacchan poem can be recited..
In all, will give 2.5 out of 5 to Agneepath. But all directors need to "kar shapath", no more remakes, no more remakes..


Sunday, January 29, 2012

setting up PHP (5.3.9) with apache (2.2.21) on windows

I was trying to configure the apache server to load php module from last 2 days. The web server was running fine unless i add that LoadModule statement.
LoadModule for php5_module I was using in httpd.conf file to load php module:

LoadModule php5_module "C:/php/php5apache2_2.dll"
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php

# configure the path to php.ini
PHPIniDir "C:/php"

So I searched all over the net to find nothing which will solve my problem.

Finally, when i start the server from command line (command below), I saw that the module cannot be loaded because the server cannot locate the php directory and the dll file.
Command to run apache server from cmd line in debug mode:
httpd.exe -e debug

So the solution was so simple:
use the \ instead of /. All over the web i saw that u need to use the forward slash but actually it worked when i used the backslash.

Note: I also downloaded the linux zip of php when i first did it. Then came to know about this link which worked great to know which file u exactly need to download.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chaalis Chaurasi (4084) Review

Fun it was. But the director Hriday Shetty will not get the credit. Its the actors who won the claps.
Naseer sir was the best, KK as always with his witty smile, and Atul Kulkarni as a manager (Bhadva in Hindi :)) another theater actor trying commercial cinema and not to miss Ravi Kishan, super timing he has.
The 2 hours 23 minutes were not boring but still the story was missing. Not a new one at least.
Some item songs make it hot but Hawa hawa recreated by Neeraj Shridhar has taken away all eyes. The badmast girl was gorgeous but did not create the Munni effect.

In all I like the movie and give it a 3 star.

Listen to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5HjwEDEaw0