The Expendables | Thoughts

The Expendables: The Film


The Expendables | Teaser

Boy: “It’s a boy movie.”
Boy: “Are you sure you want to watch it?”
The ‘girl’ in her wanted to prove him wrong.
Girl: “I liked the Watchmen. I want to watch it.”
Boy: “Okay, don’t blame if you’re bored. I warned you.”
She concentrated on the food more than the brawn.

The brawn | The Expendables

The elaborate order was as follows:
Caramel and cheese popcorn, large Coke,
2 brownies, a Dairy Milk, a burger and coffee

The Expendables | Open Container

And she thought about the intricate design of the tattoo she wanted to get.
Trying to speak to her girlfriend on the right was no respite.
The tomboy (girl in disguise) wanted to get herself a gun.

Artwork | The Expendables

My pick of lines from the movie:

“They got an army. What have we got? 4 & a half men,” says short Asian guy.
(I’m not really racist. I just appreciate the source of humour in such situations.)

“Why don’t we tattoo Charlotte’s web on your head?”
And then he launches into an elaborate discussion on the intricacies of its design.

Girl: “I’m Sandra. What are your names?”
Boy: (Points to himself) Buddha (points to another) Pest.

Taking money for something is not a gift.
Taking nothing for something is.

Girl: “I loved you. I waited. I don’t even know what you do for a living.”
Boy: “Now you know what I do for a living. I’m not perfect. You should have waited. I’m worth it.”

I’m not exactly a fan of the action packed movies of the 80s.
I do have early memories of Sylvester Stallone.
The men in my life, starting with dad, seem to be majorly influenced.

The Expendables | The Actors

In the Expendables, they were all old and there was blood and gore.
Technologically created effects lent the movie an old age appeal.
Meh. I just had fun being me.

I’m sure many are Rocky and Rambo fans. You guys are in for a surprise treat.
Because I am amazing at great finds like that.

Independence Day | Aamir Khan

Truly, Aamir Khan has been a pioneer.

He has always been my most favourite actor.
I remember the first time I met him.
I was all of 9. Carrying an autograph book.
Hovering around as he sat across the chair from my dad.
Coyly shaking his hand. Smiling. Shying away.
It’s one of my most treasured memories.

if I’ve changed over the years.
Aamir Khan has made waves with his appearances.

I recently did an article on his changing faces.
I had the most fun doing it. The research made me love him all the more.

Aamir Khan | Changing Faces 1

Aamir Khan | Changing Faces 2

Aamir Khan | Changing Faces 3

The discussion that followed between Deputy Editor, Filmfare, Anuradha Chaudhury and me was a gush session on Aamir. We’re both huge fans.

You can check out the article in print in the Filmfare issue dated July 7, 2010.
Or simply log on to the website at Filmfare.

The following advertisement is what I would like to accompany the article:

And I love this look of his for personal reasons 😛

Right after the production of my Filmfare article,
I went for a party to celebrate board exam students’ results.
Quite fitting. And an uncle made me take a spot poll.
What is everyone’s favourite Aamir khan look?
The popular answers were:
Andaz Apna Apna, Dil Chahta Hai, Rangeela, Rang De Basanti & 3 Idiots.

What is your favourite Aamir Khan look?
Leave your answers in the comments section. I would love to read!

Photographs: Dhruvi Shah