Thanks to the Big FLIX membership that my wife smartly got for us in Rs. 99. We are being treated to original DVD’s and VCD’s galore. Can you belive in just 99 the whole month unlimited DVD’s and VCD’s on rent and as many as you want, plus free home delivery and home pick up !!!! That’s Reliance Big Flix for you. Too bad for my body though, late nights will mean my morning jogs will go missing, but I am not complaining !!!!
The weekend started with Saturday night when we decided to rent one of the most gripping and one of my most favourite movie of all time –
THE GHOST & THE DARKNESS (1996) :
This movie is a must watch for all adults. Its gripping gripping gripping !!! I first saw this movie when in first year of my college in the last show in RAJSHRI in Vadodara. Our favourite movie hall in those days.
This a true story !! Remember even the most unbelivable portions of this movie actually happened !!!! This movie is based on the happenings during 1898 at a place called Tsavo in Uganda (Tsavo in swahili means a “place of slaughter”) where a railway bridge is to be built by the British. Val Kilmer plays an unbelievably superb role of Patterson the engineer who was sent from India for building this bridge. The bridge was to be completed in 5 months and he is very confident that in 5 monts he will complete the bridge.
However, Africa is not India, Patterson realises only after reaching there. Tsavo is the worst place on the earth, the site of the bridge is being stalked by two Man Eater Lions.
I won’t play the spoil sport and tell you the whole story. The movie also has my favourite Actor Micheal Doublas playing the role of the famous hunter Remington as only he can. The sense of humour in the entire movie is terrific. We also have our very own OM Puri in the movie.
Ideally to be seen in a Cinema Hall for the real experience, however at home we put my kid to sleep. The whole dark room and home theatre were pretty good enough to scare my wife and sis in law who were watching the movie for the first time. No there is no Ghost in the movie but I can tell you it will scare you !!!!