Tango Charlie

Saturday, December 13, 2014


One year after Rudraksh , sort of Matrix missed Bollywood but fun, Mani Shankar returns with a much more interesting war film, Tango Charlie . Bobby Deol Sepoy Tarun Chauhan interpreter there, a career soldier who, under the orders of his mentor (Ajay Devgan) is assigned to various missions around the Indian territory, the Bengal jungle to snowy peaks of Kashmir.


The pre-credits of the film clearly exposes the writer's point of view: the death of a soldier in any conflict whatsoever, should not be a source of pride but shame for the nation that sent the casse-pipe. What strikes right away, compared to other more patriotic war movies as Line Of Control or Lakshya is looking for realism: we really feel that the excellent Ajay Devgan (which already played a martial officer Zameen ) is broken at all guerrilla tactics, presented here with great precision.

Moreover, the soldier is presented as an ambivalent character, subjected to cruel dilemmas; executor of dirty work, he has the duty to obey the orders of his superiors, even if he disapproves. However, the film does not condemn the military intervention necessary, but only the thankless task of the soldiers, stripped of any aura of dignity.

With this sense of resignation that bathes the film, so we are far from the radical anti-militarism of American films about Vietnam. This is of course a masala, with some short lengths, several fairly mundane love songs to calm the tension, and learned a little cameos by the hair of Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Shetty.

Otherwise, Tango Charlie is for the most part a series B forceful and credible as we did little in Bombay.


The Interview is a film of 2014 directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, star alongside James Franco. The host of a talk show, Dave Skylark, and his producer, Aaron Rapoport, get an interview with Kim Jong-un, the dictator of North Korea. But everything is complicated when the CIA asks them to assassinate him.


The film was to be released in US theaters on December 25th 2014 . Because of the controversial plot of the film on the political leader Kim Jong-un , in June 2014, North Korea has threatened retaliation no mercy to the United States if they had not prevented the distribution of the film, labeling it as an act of war and a wanton act of terror, and defining Rogen himself a gangster film, but the distribution of the film was canceled.

On November 24, the Sony Pictures Entertainment has been the victim of a serious cyber attack by a group of hackers calling itself GOP (Guardians Of Peace), which would have taken away and partially published material concerning private thousands of employees of the distribution company, star of Hollywood such as George Clooney , Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Gosling , and movies always belong Sony still unreleased in the United States.

These would use such material as blackmail right to request the cancellation of the output of The Interview , fueling suspicions American in intelligence on North Korea as the instigator of the attack, whose authorities would, however, denied any involvement. The film was premiered in Los Angeles on 11 December 2014.

Following terrorist threats "in style September 11 "aimed at cinema that had screened the film, perpetrated by the GOP December 16 still considered difficult realization by higher authorities intelligence Rogen and Franco would have canceled all their public appearances scheduled for the promotion of the film, and subsequently many of the major multiplex chains US would refuse to project The Interview. On 17 December, the film's release is permanently deleted from Sony, specifying that are temporarily provided other releases film, television or home video of the film.

The Mess of The Interview you are spending rivers of bits. Especially on how Sony should have or could handle the bomb that has instead exploded in hand with resounding loss of investment, credibility and raising even more of a problem in terms of freedom of expression internationally. Also we have said our .

Meanwhile, someone who knows how to move and catch the public's tastes - but certainly in a situation like that it took very little, it must be said - is the bearded George RR Martin , deus ex machina of the A Song of Ice and Fire . Better known to the general public in format TV series such as Game of Thrones .

Well, the sly and now mythological author, spokesperson of a fantasy as it humanized - builds character " complex but without the rancorous greed of wanting to overcome the human being who carry around , " he told us some time ago - is taken the field. It has made ​​available Seth Rogen and James Franco his home movies . You can bet that the call will not go unheard, especially if the other side is a champion of social marketing: Franco , in fact. Although the gloss is mainly addressed to fellow Canadian.

It's really surreal wrote on his blog not Martin - in a devastating manifestation of cowardice Regal, AMC and every other major US cinema chain has deleted by programming the new comedy of Seth Rogen and James Franco, The Interview, because - yes , seriously, is not a sketch of South Park (though I expect it will be soon) - North Korean threat . "

Then, after having built the trailer, takes hard: I mean, really? REALLY ?? These super corporations, many of which could buy North Korea with little cash, do not want to show the film because Kim Jong-un turn up their noses?. And down again on the real point, but basically it is also the great mystery behind the story: that of cowardice . An explanation that seems really weak compared to the noise we hear for days.

The level of cowardice of these corporations is amazing - Martin writes, troubling a reference extraordinary it was a good thing that these guys were not around when Charlie Chaplin created The Great Dictator. If scares them Kim Jong-un with Adolf Hitler would directly in the pants.

The point is this the reflection of the author of the saga more followed in recent years is flawless. But since it was sheer fear and how, instead, of a decision taken on the basis of serious and worrying, much to bring up even Barack Obama ? In depth must rotate something more serious. For strength and not for conspiracy. Otherwise, really, Martin is right across the board.
Tango Charlie
Kalyan Panja
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One year after Rudraksh , sort of Matrix missed Bollywood but fun, Mani Shankar returns with a much more interesting war film, Tango Cha...

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