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100 Best Movies

written by Sudheer Satyanarayana on 2007-01-01

Sudheer's 100 best movies list

  1. 300
  2. 50 First Dates
  3. A Few Good Men
  4. Apocalypse Now
  5. Argo
  6. Avatar
  7. Behind Enemy Lines
  8. Black Swan
  9. Blood Diamond
  10. Bloodsport
  11. Captain Phillips
  12. Cast Away
  13. Catch Me If You Can
  14. Commando
  15. Crimson Tide
  16. Definitely, Maybe
  17. Django Unchained
  18. Edge of Tomorrow
  19. Enemy of the State
  20. Enter The Dragon
  21. First Blood
  22. Forrest Gump
  23. Gladiator
  24. Good Will Hunting
  25. Guardians of the Galaxy
  26. Hostage
  27. I Am Legend
  28. Inception
  29. Inside Man
  30. Inglourious Basterds
  31. Jurassic Park
  32. Jurassic Park III
  33. Jurassic World
  34. K-19: The Widowmaker
  35. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  36. Marnie
  37. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  38. Munich
  39. Olympus Has Fallen
  40. Parental Guidance
  41. Patriot Games
  42. Psycho
  43. Rush Hour 2
  44. Safe House
  45. Saving Private Ryan
  46. Schindler's List
  47. Seven
  48. Seven Pounds
  49. Shanghai Noon
  50. Shutter Island
  51. Sweet Home Alabama
  52. Taken
  53. The Great Escape
  54. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  55. Terminator Salvation
  56. The Bourne Identity
  57. The Bourne Supremacy
  58. The Bourne Ultimatum
  59. The Bourne Legacy
  60. The Birds
  61. The Butler
  62. The Da Vinci Code
  63. The Day Of The Jackal
  64. The Departed
  65. The Fast and the Furious
  66. The Firm
  67. The Great Train Robbery
  68. The Godfather
  69. The Hunt for Red October
  70. The Hurt Locker
  71. The Last Samurai
  72. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  73. The Martian
  74. The Proposal
  75. The Pursuit of Happyness
  76. The Quick and the Dead
  77. The Sum Of All Fears
  78. The Wolf of Wall Street
  79. The Terminal
  80. Titanic
  81. Valkyrie
  82. Vertical Limit
  83. V for Vendetta
  84. White House Down
  85. 3 Idiots
  86. आँखें (Aankhen)
  87. गोलमाल (Golmaal)
  88. तारे जमीन पर (Taare Zameen Par)
  89. लगान (Lagaan)
  90. सरफ़रोश (Sarfarosh)
  91. ಮಿಂಚಿನ ಓಟ (Minchina Oata)
  92. ಗೌರಿ ಗಣೇಶ (Gauri Ganesha)
  93. ಶ್!!!(Shhh! !!)
  94. ರಕ್ತ ಕಣ್ಣೀರು (Raktha Kanneeru)
  95. ದೃಶ್ಯ (Drishya)
  96. ಕರಿಯ (Kariya)
  97. My Autograph
  98. ಆ ದಿನಗಳು(Aa Dinagalu)
  99. ನಿಷ್ಕರ್ಷ(Nishkarsha)
  100. ನಾಗರಹಾವು (Nagarahavu)

The movies are listed in language and alphabetical order.

Da Vinci Code

written by Sudheer Satyanarayana on 2006-12-31

It'd been six months sice I borrowed the book from Avi. I couldn't read more than twenty pages. I felt that it was disgusting novel as I skimmed through the first few pages. I was in no mood to read any books. I forced myself to read this one and I failed miserably.

And then the movie is in the news. Everybody sang praise to Dan Brown's work except for the pontiffs. I felt the frustration of not reading the book. I made my mind and decided to read the book from the start once again. After all, I remembered little but Saunnierre's murder. Christ! My brother had taken the book away and left it at home in Mysore. I felt at loss.

While I visited a book stall with Balu I spotted Tom Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" and I grabbed it. I decided to read Dan Brown's novel after Tom Clancy's. I read "The Sum of All Fears" and I liked it. When I went home in Mysore, I brought "The Da Vinci Code" back to Bangalore.

The first day, I re-read the first few pages. This time more seriously. The book gripped me. The second day I was reading the book in my usual style - lying. I felt pain in the elbows for holding the book for a long time. I went on and on and on reading the book till midnight. The quest for the grail undoubtedly made me curious beyond expression. When I felt overwhelming sleep I looked at the clock. It was 02:52. It was early morning morning and I feared I'd get late to office the very second day!

The narration is marvelous and the plot ingenuous. Dan Brown has sent hidden messages through the fictional character Robert Langdon with the fictitious profession symbology. This is probably the book that caused me to search the web a lot. It was an interesting way to learn about numerous topics related to Christianity and Peganism. I understood "Friday The Thirteenth" better. The book brought clarity to the words "The Holy Grail".

Dan Brown blends ancient history and modern characters to create a chain of entertaining events. If you want to try alternate history genre, this is a good start. After reading the book, the tourism minded people will eventually make a plan to visit The Louvre. The thought about Da Vinci was constantly rising in my mind for several weeks after reading the book. Learning more about the polymath was enjoyable and might have inspired and affected my thinking permanently.

Rising Sun

written by Sudheer Satyanarayana on 2006-05-24

Hai kohai,

Michael Crichton is clearly a versatile author. I was stunned to read Jurassic Park, The Lost World and Congo a long time ago. Movies were made out these novels and they became super duper Hollywood hits. I had read these books before the movies were made. The story of dinosaurs was breathtaking. I could hardly imagine Crichton writing anything but technical thrillers. I was mesmerised to watch the movie, The Great Train Robbery authored by Crichton-san.

I was under the impression that Rising Sun was also a techno-suspense novel. As I started reading the first few pages I realised it was not. The novel is about Japanese economical aggression and how they influence America. The plot is carefully laid out with intricate sequence. The novel gave me fresh insight into racism, business strategies of giant Japanese corporations, the influence of businesses on the governments and its effects on the common man and most importantly the Japanese culture. The novel is as good as the author's other novels. You bet the Japanese would be astounded to read the gaijin's narration. I have decided to read all the remaining Crichton books.


The Tipping Point

written by Sudheer Satyanarayana on 2005-01-01

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Gladwell writes about the unusualness of the usual things. The book is focused on epedemic sciece and the narration is quiet non-technical. You don't have to be a scientist to learn about this science. Good case studies - Airwalk, Hush Puppies, etc are described throughout the book.

It is a must read for marketing professionals, epidemic scientists, publicists, revolutionaries or whoever wants to spark off news about just anything.

War and Peace

written by Sudheer Satyanarayana on 2002-01-01

History is an inexorable process that which man cannot influence.

The existence of free will is questioned by the author. As he narrates the story of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, he illustrates how the (his)story takes twists and turns making the emperors silent spectators. If Napoleon Bonaparte was a mighty emperor why did he lose the battle against the Russians? A trivial cause like, he(Napoleon) catching cold just before one of the strategically important battles could be one of the possible reasons for his failure. And that happened without anybody but history's influence. If such a noble warrior could not influence history what to say of the common man?

'nyet' on #atheists once asked me why I chose the IRC Nickname after a dead man. If you didn't know, my IRC nick name used to be Bonaparte. And I replied, that I just am and quoted Tolstoy's deterministic world view.

History is not just the past. But it is an on going process which never stops. We think that we can influence it, but it happens on its own. So says the author indirectly.

Helen Bezukhova, Pierre, Natasha Rostova and Count Rostopchin are the characters that come to my mind when I talk or hear about the book. The narration is simply superb.