Comics and me

so here we are again. another study holidays. another boring set of days.

ok so here is one of things that got me interested. Comic Books. Yes, Comic Books. i’ve always been a fan of Comics; Marvel and DC. Xmen and alternate stories especially. Read quite a few and bought whenever i could. but the fact that comics are very rare to come by in India i had to be content with the books in the Local libraries. the only fault with that was that you couldnt get to read continuous series. ok so the other day when i visited Demonoid i came across torrent links for COMICS!! i didnt know there were people out there who actually scanned comics and put them on torrents. well being a customer of BSNL ‘s HOME 250 plan i’ve never gone hunting for torrents if you think that i was ignorant or a noob or something. And so was completely surprised to find the torrents.

Ok so how do you read these comics?? they usually come in compressed formats: zip, rar, ace or tar archive file. i thought you needed to unzip those files and then somehow read them. well i dint have the time that day after i downloaded my first comic, DC Universe 0. after 2 days, during a casual conversation about loafing during study holidays , i came to know that my friend was reading Naruto Manga. thats how i came across “Cdisplay“, an awesome reader to read comics. It auto decompresses the files and allows you to read the comic. read more at the page.

ok so here’s to the future!! will be reading more soon. sent the files to a couple of friends to get me some more as i cant do it myself. something to wait for these hols. apart from more SouthPark Episodes 🙂

Currently very interested with Final Crisis-a new series on DC.

Thanks to: Sindhu for the Demonoid invitation code ( even though i hadnt asked 😀 )  and to Rahul for letting me know about Cdisplay.

Manorama Six Feet Under

there i was channel surfing while having breakfast and decided to check out the local movie channel. there was a hindi movie playing ( just started) which i recognized as “Manorama Six Feet Under” i had wanted to watch it cause i had heard that it was a different type of movie. true, it is a non-mainstream movie. the main protagonist is Satyaveer(Abhay Deol) is a down on his luck junior engineer . he used to be a writer whose first work “Manorama” sold barely 200 copies which was why he lost interest.

the movie opens portaying him in a bored life in a small rajasthani town , married with a kid, from where he sees no escape. one day a woman appears and asks him to play detective akin to his book’s creation “detective Raghu”. Satyaveer is pending enquiry regarding a bribe that he took and hence jumps at the idea of making some money rs 20,000 to be exact. so he takes up the assignment and his life spirals out of control. the woman dies ( murdered , he says) , he gets beaten up by thugs and his marriage gets rocky. what happens after this? how the plot unfolds? watch it 🙂

i liked the way the movie was picturised , directed. the dialogues where good although the rajasthani dialect is at times difficult to understand but everything is explained so not much ambiguity is left( there still is some ) The story flows smoothly , is a bit slow at times. It incorporates the nuances of small town life and politics. i loved the detailing.

by the way , it appears that this is a remake of a Hollywood movie “Chinatown” starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Roman Polanski.