May 2009 releases, a wearable MP3 player, and the Wall of Fame

Not much at all going on in May as well, and I wonder if it's an entirely hopeless situation for everyone involved in the film supply chain channel with the ongoing multiplex strike, given the Indian Premier League of cricket is in full swing. (Go Mumbai Indians! :) The only film scheduled to release this month is '99', on the eighth. Here's a trailer of the film starring Kunal Khemu (yes, that kid from Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke (1993) and Raja Hindustani (1995)!), Soha Ali Khan, Simone Singh, and others.

In other news, I've been using since its release in late March this new Sony wearable MP3 Walkman during workouts. Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to tell you that for any exercise activity, this is beyond anything else that's been made available by anyone including Apple, Inc. The ear buds are strong enough to silence the wind even when running at the beach (although you can turn down the volume to where you hear everything around you and still enjoy the music, so it's hardly a hazard). And at its price, it's a steal -- it could have been priced at least $50 more, and I'd still think it were a bargain. Check out this video review for more.

My only concern -- that it wouldn't fit well -- was nullified when I used it hanging upside down without any incidents (and no, it's a standard gym routine, not an impersonation of the Kaala Bandar -- can't you just hear Divya Dutta say the term?). Other noteworthy features include a three-minute charge for 90 minutes of playback (with 12 hours non-stop playback at a full charge), compatibility with Apple (uprotected AAC) and Microsoft (WMA) audio formats, and with the Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems. Definitely recommended, don't think twice. And ladies, it's also available in pink.**

In yet some more news, this 20 in. x 30 in. piece is the latest addition to my wall of fame :)

* Release date source: IndiaFM
**No, I do not work for Sony Corporation. :)


Darshit said...

I suppose this time my b'day would be much 'Thanda'. Cause movie releasing doesn't look 'so' good. :(

Saadia said...

Hey, what trivia! The moment I read, "Kunal Khemu (that kid in Raja Hindustani)", I instantly connected the Kalyug boy with that cute little chotu. Wow, I never noticed!

theBollywoodFan said...

Darshit: Is it the eighth? There are always DVDs to watch =) Many best wishes in advance!

Saadia: The other Kunal Khemu (as an adult) film that seems to be popular is Traffic Signal. I haven't seen either. Someone suggesting watching Kalyug, and I have yet to see it. What did you think?

Darshit said...

Yup man. Thx 4 wishes. And yes, i do that. Last year I did watch RDB. Full Volume :-D

theBollywoodFan said...

Good going! As long as family and friends are right there to share in the fun, it's all good. :)

Anonymous said...

Adab theBollywodoFan,

I didn't know about Kunal's new film, thanks. Glad you pointed out Kunal's early film history. I remember when I saw him in Traffic Signal, he looked so familiar that I had to look him up and found the Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke, and Raja Hindustani conncetion. I LOVED him in Raja Hindustani. Did you know it was my cousin's kid who played the baby on Aamir's back in Raja Hindustani? (kidding).
@ Saadia: I've seen Kunal in both Traffic Signal and Kalyug and he's very good. I believe if you had to make the choice that Traffic Signal is a superior film, but they are both worth a watch.

All the best,

Bhargav Saikia said...

The '99' movie looks pretty good actually. I need a filmi stressbuster asap!

About Sony MP3 products, I find their earphones very uncomfortable. Never fits my ears! lol!

theBollywoodFan said...

We could all use a filmi stressbuster! As for the headphones, it depends on which ones one gets, since one size fits all doesn't work well. This particular Walkman comes with three pairs of earbuds of different sizes -- you pick which to use! It's no Bose (there's nothing like Bose...their noise-canceling products are simply the best, and great to use on flights), but when compared to its competitors' products, this one offers the best quality I have listened to in a while, for what it is.

All: Have a great weekend!

theBollywoodFan said...

This series of pictures is very interesting. Of the Hindi film personalities that cast their votes...(and pay attention to the gestures, viewer discretion advised; it's something a seven year old seems to know these days), here's Aamir (cool), Shah Rukh (not bad), and Amitabh and Abhilash. Am I the only one who finds that gesture distasteful? Apparently not, if Jaya-ji offers any indication...

That's my gossip story of the quarter, by the way :D

Anonymous said...

Bahahahahahahahaha That picture of the Bachchan family and their not-so-discreet gesture was hilarious. That you dearest BollywoodFan, you made my day :P ^^

Ahh..teeheehee anyway besides that could you please suggest any good songs or soundtracks that are any good...Im having trouble finding some. :(

Anyways Happy Moviewatching,
Much Love,

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi there, Aishwarya! 2009 hasn't been all exciting from a filmi standpoint, sadly. Have you listened to the releases by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Luck By Chance and 13B)? The soundtrack of the year so far has to be Delhi-6 by A. R. Rahman, but I'm sure you've listened to that. :) Also check out Tahaan if you haven't already. In fact, I'd recommend you check out the film too. Hope all is well. Thanks for stopping by.