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MQ: Movies 2009


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MQ: Movies 2009

  1. 1. MetaQuizziks Meetings Topic: Movies 2009
  2. 2. Score: 3/10 on IMDb. A sample comment: I'd rather eat Nutella in a taco shell full of onions than watch this again… A “It wasn’t that bad” comment: I am a mother of 5 children, ages 12 to 2. My 3 daughters are 11 and two 9 year olds. They LOVED this movie and laughed their little butts off the whole time. 1
  3. 3. And the answer is ….
  4. 5. “ Preventing ______” is a project by a group of people who are enthusiastic about the potential of artificial intelligence, but are concerned about how it will act if we don’t program it to be friendly to humans, and ensure that it retains that friendliness as its intelligence increases. They also run the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the only 501(c)3 non-profit in the world devoted to the cause. Fill in the blank. 2
  5. 6. And the answer is ….
  6. 8. The movie has one of the highest IMDB ratings for a an actor turned director (debut) - 8/10. It claims to be based on "a thousand true stories". The title means both ‘separation’ and ‘quest’ in Urdu. Id movie & director? 3
  7. 9. And the answer is ….
  8. 10. Firaaq – Nandita Das
  9. 11. Believe it or not, this movie’s byline was “Action & Great Reaction”. Considering the unique creative appetite Tamil Directors have for naming their ventures, this one sticks to the theme in the byline. This 2009 Tamil film was initially thought of a science education film by schools, only to turn out as the usual Ghajini-ish tale of vendetta - a lover’s retribution for the murder of his fiancee!!! 4
  10. 12. And the answer is ….
  11. 13. Newtonin Moondram Vidhi (Newton's Third Law)
  12. 14. Frank Lovece of Film Journal International characterized it as, “The Player meets All About Eve…” Cast included appearances from Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar, Boman Irani, Rani Mukerji, Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Kareena Kapoor, Diya Mirza, Vivek Oberoi, Akshaye Khanna, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Ranbir Kapoor. The director cum screenplay writer claims the story was inspired by Guddi, Rangeela and Om Shanti Om. Which 2009 movie? 5
  13. 15. And the answer is ….
  14. 16. Luck By Chance
  15. 17. Her identity was kept under wraps until the film’s release and also the first screening(s) of the film did not feature her in the credits. When film critics started asking who this woman was – it was finally revealed in a separate interview. Id this Brazilian model & what 2009 role did she play? 6
  16. 18. And the answer is ….
  17. 19. Giselle Monteiro – a Brazilian Supermodel plays a punjabi kudi - Harleen Kaur in Love Aaj Kal
  18. 20. 4. And what liberty was taken because of this 1978 film? 7 Which 2009 movie’s curious title was because of this old Italian movie?
  19. 21. And the answer is ….
  20. 22. The Enzo Castellari film was released in the US as Inglorious Bastards . Tarantino chose this title both as tribute to and differentiation from that film.
  21. 23. What “event” do the following news clips refer to? <ul><li>One doctor was arrested on May 19 after having scared his neighbors by throwing down an inflated surgical glove which had been smeared with brown hair dye. </li></ul><ul><li>A van driver in Delhi was set upon and given multiple fractures in the early A.M. hours of Friday, May 18, by people who thought him to be ___________ </li></ul><ul><li>Early May 15, at 2:30 A.M., a pregnant woman in East Delhi fell down some stairs after being awakened by the shouts of neighbors saying that the _______had arrived. She died in a hospital. </li></ul>8
  22. 24. And the answer is ….
  23. 25. The Monkey Man <ul><li>delhi-6 is supposed to be based on it </li></ul>
  24. 26. Support cast of which movie? (not exhaustive) <ul><li>Kamran Akmal </li></ul><ul><li>Mohinder Amarnath </li></ul><ul><li>Rao Iftikhar Anjum </li></ul><ul><li>Allan Border </li></ul><ul><li>Stuart Clark </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Crowe </li></ul><ul><li>Dilhara Fernando </li></ul><ul><li>Brad Haddin </li></ul><ul><li>Brad Hogg </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Hussey </li></ul><ul><li>Sanath Jayasuriya </li></ul><ul><li>Dean Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Brett Lee </li></ul><ul><li>Farveez Maharoof </li></ul><ul><li>Sajid Mahmood </li></ul><ul><li>Shoaib Malik </li></ul><ul><li>Dimitri Mascarenhas </li></ul><ul><li>Ajantha Mendis </li></ul><ul><li>Albie Morkel </li></ul><ul><li>Morne Morkel </li></ul><ul><li>Muttiah Muralitharan </li></ul><ul><li>Ashish Nehra </li></ul><ul><li>Andre Nel </li></ul><ul><li>Yusuf Pathan </li></ul><ul><li>Ramesh Powar </li></ul><ul><li>Kumar Sangakkara </li></ul><ul><li>Ishant Sharma </li></ul><ul><li>Navjot Singh Sidhu </li></ul><ul><li>Harbhajan Singh </li></ul><ul><li>Maninder Singh </li></ul><ul><li>RP Singh </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Slater </li></ul><ul><li>Graeme Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Symcox </li></ul>9
  25. 27. And the answer is ….
  26. 28. Victory (starring Harman Baweja)
  27. 29. Name actress and name of the character she is playing in this 2009 film 10
  28. 30. And the answer is ….
  29. 31. Malashri as “Kiran Bedi”; from the movie Kannadada Kiran Bedi