Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Poll: Alternate Storylines for Famous Films – James Bond Edition

Which of these alternate plots for Bond movies, based on the titles of the films, do you find the most appealing?

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/zQSPDMMD1eU/?ref_=po_fp

You can vote though your IMDb, Facebook or Amazon account

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Poll: BAFTA Awards 2016: Best Director

Who should have won the BAFTA award for Best Director at the BAFTA Awards 2016?

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/4HmAXLc9EzA/?ref_=po_ho

You can vote through your IMDB account, Facebook account or Amazon account

Poll: Most Iconic Scene from a Scorsese Movie?

Martin Scorsese is one of the most acclaimed American directors of all time.

His films often explore themes such as Sicilian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Despite this, he has an incredibly varied and accessible filmography that includes a romantic drama, a taut urban cop thriller, an oddball comedy and a religious period film.

Which scene from his movies, as nominated by IMDB’s Poll Board Members, do you feel is the most iconic of his filmography?

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/vny8CMQrmow/

You can vote through your IMDB account, Facebook account or Amazon account

Poll: Creepiest Xenomorph type?

Which creature do you think is the creepiest from the Alien (1979) franchise?

Please note: Only creatures from the movies are included

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/zoy5R-Kh-z4/?ref_=po_ho

You can vote through your IMDB account, Facebook account or Amazon account

Poll: Alternate Storylines for Famous Films – Part II

Which of these alternate plots, based on the titles of the films, do you find the most appealing?

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/fErPS42Eb0g/?ref_=po_ho

You can vote through your IMDB account, Facebook account or Amazon account

The Best of the Sabri Brothers – Part 2

See part 1 here: Ya Sahib ul Jamal

 

Deewani Khwaja ki Deewani

One of their more famous ones (with many versions!), Deewani Kwaja ki Deewani (which roughly translates to ‘Enchanted…enchanted by Kwaja’) is a Qawwali in praise of Kwaja Gharib Nawaz, or Mouinudin Chisti (Radi Allahu anhu). He was an Islamic Scholar who established the Chisti order of Sufisim in India, and his shrine is located in Ajmer Sharif.  He (Radi Allahu anhu) was also a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

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The Best of the Sabri Brothers – Part 1

I know my posts are usually about movies, but I wanted to share some Qawwali’s from my favorite music artists.

A Qawwali is a form of Islamic Sufi music that is popular in South Asia, most notably Pakistan, and it is often performed in Sufi shrines or dargahs. Sufi saint Amir Khusro Dehlavi of the Chisti order of Sufis is credited with fusing the Persian, Arabic, Turkish, and Indian musical traditions to create Qawwali in the late 13th century in India.

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