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Friday, June 10, 2016

The Conjuring 2 Review: There's Something Not Quite Right About The Movie

Image Credit: The Conjuring 2 Official Website
The movie starts with a promise to scare the audience with premonitions, demon sounds and apparitions. The story gradually takes momentum and we start liking the humour and the rains.  The movie is set in 1977 London where almost bankrupt mother Peggy Hodgson stays with her four children. The occurrence of unnatural things in the house creates media murmur but the sceptics constantly keep slamming mother Peggy’s claim of the presence of a poltergeist in their house. However due to lots of clamour and witnesses, the church takes up the case. Following the order from church, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) travel to London to observe the situation but they couldn’t prove any vision or signs of demonic possession.

The supernatural elements are appropriately supported by facts and debates within the movie that makes The Conjuring 2 an interesting watch however elements like demon sounds, levitation, mysterious knocking, moving swings, strange voice recordings  and other poltergeist  activities gives us a sense of déjà vu as we have seen most of these elements in other horror movies. Things that makes The Conjuring 2 a successful horror movie is its legacy, plot and cinematography. The simplicity of the narrative and the bonding between Ed and Lorraine Warren is something that takes this movie to another level.

The film qualifies to become a sweet family drama especially with tender moments like Ed playing the guitar to entertain the kids and Ed and Lorraine both sharing their fondness for each other to Janet (played by Madison Wolfe). The biggest plus for this movie is its direction and James Wan made it a point to highlight best little fright elements of its prequel in this movie. Most of the movie is shot in low light however just like other horror flicks most of the fear-provoking things happen during the night.

The background score of this movie is terrific but as I have said before, there’s something not quite right about the movie because if you are a horror movie fan you will surely not get that cinematic jolt as everything that appears are predictable and clichéd. Even English rhymes and gross painting couldn’t make me quiver. The movie may get a good opening due to its previous success but I am sure, you won’t be horror-stricken after watching this movie like you did after watching Paranormal Activity and The Ring. 

             

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The Curious Case of Sadistic Comedy: If Tanmay Bhat’s latest Video is Comedy Then I Seriously Have Problems with the Rising Mediocrity

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You see a sense of sadistic pleasure in the so-called comedian’s action when he was performing the whole act and insult seems to be his modus operandi to go viral. It looks like a professional trying to be amateur just to attract the younger social media crowd. Comedy is a lighthearted activity and it propels laughter however I am seriously against humor that insults people. The ability to generate laughter with a hint of satire and subtleness is what most loved comedians do and I am sure everyone doesn’t possess this skill. 

The real burning issue of India is not poverty or draught anymore, it's Tanmay Bhat's latest Snapchat video. The infantile comedian is trending on the Internet with his mimicry and the gloomy part is he mocked Sachin Tendulkar - the God of Cricket and Lata Mangeshkar - the Melody Queen. There's an intense debate going on between pro-bhats and anti-bhats but I could only see AIB (A YouTube Comedy Channel) and Snapchat getting all the publicity for free.

The advent of face swapping apps like Snapchat and MSQRD are undoubtedly becoming addictive for the younger generation but do you think using such apps to affront somebody with below the belt criticism is right? The whole controversy is adding perplexities for the youth of our country who thinks it's cool to follow AIB and TVF on YouTube and it's perfectly alright to do anything in the name of Freedom of Speech and democratization of Internet that AIB supports. Unquestionably, AIB is a wacky comedy group and I am following them because of their urban humour however I am against their latest stunt of offending people to gain recognition. It's easy to make a headline by doing controversial things at the age of Internet and people like Tanmay Bhat is exactly doing that.


They are perfectly exploiting the power of digital masks/filters to hide their face and do mimicry. Face Swapping Apps are allowing the introverts to do video blogging because when you are inside a mask, you have no fear of condemnation. Unlike yesteryears, video blogging is becoming a modish activity. Youtubers are making a living from advertisements and sponsorships and being an uncensored platform, you have the freedom to be original. I am passionate about this drift but I am not supporting Tanmay for his latest gig. So, what's next? The answer is, the whole comedy is actually increasing Snapchat downloads and AIB’s YouTube views, which is an irony of our generation, though. After the whole chaos, most people will forget this issue and Tanmay will resume making videos. We are living in a halfway society and if we are not guided, we may be doomed for our mistakes. The intellectuals slammed Tanmay for his act; however, he won’t feel guilty because he created that much-required buzz to augment his career goals to become a known comedian at least in India.