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Munich-Review

Munich(2005)
The world was watching in 1972 as 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the Munich Olympics. This is the story of what happened next.

Outline-
Eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.
A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner[Eric Bana], a low-level Mossad techie It’s an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts — with retribution following retribution — so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. What does it mean to be a Jew?

Cast-Erich Bana,Daniel Craig, Hanns Zischler, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ciaran Hinds
Director-Steven Spielberg
Awards- Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 21 nominations.

Review-
Its a different movie…in the sense its not just mindless revenge bots let loose by Mossad[Who incidentally are famous for their eye for an eye funda….] & their fanatic sense of justice. It shows the burden of a man who sets out to serve his country but is assailed by doubts….He starts questioning the the directives & their usefullnes. Is all the bloodshed justified? Revenge at what cost? His actions spawn further violence against Israel. In the end you know that the buck has to stop somewhere…tit for tat will leave you with nothing…

Bana portrays the befuddled recruit, jittery assassin, cool planner, ballsy negotiator perfectly. He is well supported by craig as the angry patriot out for blood.

Was not sure I would like it, but it was definitely worth the watch. very serious movie…not a time pass type…must be in the mood for something deep. GThough you may want to take sides, just get lost in the hopelessness of it all. You can feel the futility, feel like the movie was a waste of time, but is a real conflict in the world, and you just feel a little more informed, and thankful for that.

Watch it…

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Rang jao!!

Happy Holi ppl!!

Holi

adieu…

All good things come to an end…well this was one end I did not want for it. The “it” I refer to is…or rather was… my trusty old Nokia 7710.Its essence[the touch screen] cracked rendering it paralyzed. It was with me for almost 3yrs. & I had planned to graduate with it in my pocket, but it was’nt meant to be.

Ok, the phone was very big,heavy,clumsy,quirky…due to it, many-a-time I did not carry my wallet with me. It used to hang when I needed to use it urgently, would not read the memory card when I wanted to listen to songs…but it was unique[maybe because the production stopped after 6 months of launch of the set :)], ppl were curious about my cell & downright amazed by the screen size

*sigh* no more wonderous stares…

Like a week back, after many days I had started to surf the net, looking for new phones on the market…just for fun[The phone was fine that time….]. Later I changed my number & the phone started giving me problems…Was it destined that I was to loose my phone?

So a it happened a couple of days later. At first I thought it was a strand of hair…tried to pick it up but obviously could’nt…Then I thought maybe it was a scratch,not a problem as I had a scratch guard. Tried using the phone but the touchscreen respond…it was then that I knew .

So now:
-I cannot dial numbers as the dialer is virtual…ie it appears on the screen & yuu have to tap in the number.
-I cannot type messages,again virtual keyboard.
-Cannot tap the most imp. thing, the OK buttons in the menus.

It means that the phone is paralyzed…I can receive calls & make calls to only those number that are in my saved in my phone. Nearly useless 😦

So I had to buy a new phone & ironically, the looking up I had done before the incident paid off. I bought Sony Ericsson’s W660i[black]. Nice small, very light, simple phone. I wanted a small phone as I was really tired of lugging around my huge old phone. Its a Walkman series with 2 MP camera & looks extremely good[typical sony :)]

I don’t know whether to be happy that I got a new phone or sad to loose my old one…Its a catch 22 situation.

I wanted a new phone but not the expense of my old phone becoming useless….

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