Monday, December 11, 2006

The world's fastest Indian

This one is exclusively for the speed junkies.

Guys, go watch “The world’s fastest Indian” without fail. It’s running in Satyam Cinemas, Chennai. I can’t say enough of this movie. The title is prone to misinterpretation - Indian happens to be the brand name of the motorcycle that Burt Munro uses to set the under-1000 cc land speed record in 1967. The record still stands, and Burt Munro has been inducted in the Motorcycling hall of fame.

The movie is based on real events concerning the record setting.

Sir Anthony Hopkins. Record setting despite heart-attack stricken post-retirement old age. Travel from the Kiwi-land to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the US. Need I say more?

Watching someone clocking 331 Kmph on a big screen has some untold romance. This happens to be the first New Zealand based flick that I’m seeing, but it doesn’t get better.

Some sparklers from the movie:
“You live more in five minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in a lifetime.”
“If you don't follow your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable.”
“If you don't go when you want to go, when you do go, you'll find you've gone.”

When I went there, flicks like Dhoom2 and Vivah had gotten sold out but this one was half empty. Some irony that was.

5 Comments:

At Tuesday, December 12, 2006 2:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


"When I went there, flicks like Dhoom2 and Vivah had gotten sold out but this one was half empty. Some irony that was."

YOU BET !!!

 
At Thursday, December 14, 2006 1:46:00 PM, Blogger Jairam said...

Hey Govar

Happened to watch this movie around two months ago, and man, do I agree with you when you say this is a brilliant movie.

Extremely heart-warming story and Anthony Hopkins make this a must-watch movie.

Cheers......Jam

 
At Thursday, December 14, 2006 4:27:00 PM, Anonymous Jassi said...

So i see u enjoyed it...Rocking movie it was man!

 
At Friday, December 15, 2006 12:32:00 AM, Blogger Govar said...

@Jam: Would be great if you can post reviews on your blog da... as and when you get to see these. I'm missing the movie network that we used to have in the campus.

@Jassi: Ofcourse. Your feedback directly made it to my sunday planner. :)

 
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