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VOL 2 ISSUE 11 SEPTEMBER 2009 RS 100
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The hottest things that matter this month...
Fitter than the rest!
Harsha Bhogle is opening his li’l heart out for us on the eve of his book release. Do you follow cricket? I usually catch the World Cup and India-Pak matches, and the closest I got to the game was when I performed at IPL. So that’s all the cricket knowledge you’re going to get from me! Harsha Bhogle, pg 56 Shallow! So you’re into better things in life then we guess; like the kind Vir Sanghvi has got on his show on Discovery Travel & Living and NDTV Good Times. Well, he’s showing off all the pricey luxury stuff. You into luxury and stuff? Well not too much into stuff, you know. Although I do pick up a thing or two on my travels abroad. I prefer pampering myself differently, like going for foot massages or a day at the spa. A few days back in NY, I went to this Spa and the aromatic head massage sent me to straight to heaven! Vir Sanghvi, pg 68 014
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Profound. Okay, so we also have this really hot chick in a hotter photo shoot teaching us tricks on how to con people. Have you ever been conned by a hot woman before? Hot woman, no! But I was conned by an ageing, bald estate agent! This was when I was new in Mumbai and about to rent a place in Bandra. I was in touch with this agent who took three month’s rent as deposit from me; a horrendous amount and just took off! It was a shock when I landed up at the new house to ﬁnd it locked and the landlady didn’t allow me to enter! Hustler, pg 82 Damn! Now if you were fit enough, you could’ve caught him and cracked him open! Why don’t you check out what our fitness expert, Petr Cech, the Chelsea goalie has got to say! (Scoffs!) Yeah right. I was born ﬁt baby! I’m into weight training. I know a lot of people are into the new-age fads but I’m old school. I believe in doing the training that ﬁts for your body, and weight training is what suits mine. Train like Petr Cehc, pg 104 That’s hard-core! And what about video games. Are you into that too? That’s not my scene really. I have friends coming over at weekends and they spend the whole day ﬁghting over the console! I mean, I seriously don’t understand what’s the big deal! Incoming games, pg 36
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and with a stomach you could surf a 40-feet wave on (not without breaking your nuts) - that’s Koena Mitra for you. And she is one cool babe! And we’re not saying that just because she was extra nice to us FHM guys (we know that’s just our six packs and sculpted looks, really). Sure she did accuse us of being shallow and other stuff, but still she ﬂoored us with her wise-ass answers and her fresh takes. Read on to know how the conversation went... DARK, DUSKY
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Previews Your leisure time – rated and sorted
Dogs of war
Tarantino goes over the top with Inglourious Basterds
Hanging’s too good for ’em The scar on Aldo Raine’s (Pitt) neck is not mentioned throughout Inglourious Basterds. Though it hints that Aldo survived a lynching, a common punishment in the early 1900s.
Steak screamed as his anaesthetic wore off
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Who: Brad Pitt (hairy-lipped), Mélanie Laurent (clean-lipped), Diane Kruger (lippy), Michael Fassbender (chippy) What’s it about? Quentin Tarantino goes to war with this bruising tale of Jewish revenge. Led by the moustached Pitt, the ‘Basterds’ are a gang of American WWII soldiers dropped behind enemy lines in occupied France and charged with terrorising and torturing the Kraut invaders. Meanwhile, in Paris, a Jewish cinema owner (Laurent) bids to take out Hitler and his chief minions by burning down her theatre when the Third Reich’s top brass are all inside. What’s good about it? QT’s bullet-speed banter is back (although without the modern pop references, obviously), ﬁring out a hail of comedy moments,
with rat-a-tat regularity. The opening act feels like a spaghetti western, as we’re introduced to the ﬁlm’s star man, Nazi ofﬁcer and ace ‘Jew hunter’ Landa (Christoph Waltz’s scene-stealing moments are brimming with malice and ominous humour), before picking up pace as a war ﬂick with the unleashing of the Basterds, a brutal Dirty Dozen who carve swastikas onto the faces of their foes. The director’s signature ﬂourishes – close-ups of female feet, biting barroom banter and the Mexican stand-off – all get a fresh update. The soundtrack’s decent, too. What’s bad about it? The maverick moviemaker has tampered with history itself (sure not for the ﬁrst time. but in a way peculiar to Tarantino), particularly the ﬁlm’s bloody conclusion, which will leave hardcore history-
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loving types scratching their heads. Also, given his star-billing and some excellent moments, Pitt seems to be somewhat underused. Verdict: After the disappointment of the deathly dull Death Proof and the slick but empty overkill of the Kill Bill movies, QT is rediscovering his form: Basterds is a tense, punchy and darkly funny ﬁlm.
The CIA’s Special Activities Division (SAD) are the reallife Inglourious Basterds
“Show us your membership cards!” demanded National Trust Ofﬁcer
There’s something for everyone, unless you’re blind
Mesrine: Killer Instinct & Public Enemy Number One Paxman tried out a new look
BOLIVIA In mid-’60s, SAD paramilitaries teamed with Bolivian special forces to go after Ché Guevara’s (above) outﬁt, the national Liberation Army of Bolivia. The beret-sporting rebel was captured and executed under CIA orders in 1967.
VIETNAM SAD were extremely busy in ’Nam, sometimes training Hmong rebels, sometimes assassinating Viet Cong. And it had ‘Air America’ backing it all the way. AA was a passenger and cargo airline that was secretly funded by the CIA. The airline was also rumoured to have been doing a nice trade in heroin smuggling.
Who: Vincent Cassel (psychotic), Gerard Depardieu (rotund), Ludivine Sagnier (sultry) What’s it about? Two-part crime ﬁlm that bookends the month. This is the true story of France’s most notorious criminal, Jaques Mesrine (Cassel). It’s so much fun that it’s not until the end that you remember what a ruthless shit he was. Movie bore: Cassel gained 20kgs for the role of the hoodlum.
Funny People G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Who: Sienna Miller (catsuited), Channing Tatum (cat-suited), Ray Park (that guy who was Darth Maul) What’s it about? The ﬁlm of the toy that wasn’t Action Man. Ridiculous action ﬂick that looks like a combination of X-Men and Mission: Impossible. Elite special ops crew battle nasty arms dealer and his rise to power using metalchomping nanobots. Movie bore: Martial artist Ray Park described his rubber and metal ninja suit as being like moving in “an elastic band”.
Point Break woman swaps boards for bombs in The Hurt Locker They loved their job at Dyno-Rod
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When Yanks intervened in the civil war in 1993, SAD were right on the frontline, gathering information on bent ofﬁcials and arms-dealers it had on its payroll. The intelligence gathered led to ops like that seen in Black Hawk Down when a sniper pops a couple through the engine block of a warlord’s car before kidnapping him.
AFGHANISTAN Sign of the times Any swastikas were removed or covered on German adverts for the ﬁlm as it might violate German law (which prohibits the exhibition of Nazi symbols except for art or science).
During the Soviet war in the ’80s, the CIA and SAD were handing out AK-47’s and special forces training to the Mujaheddin. Their training helped defeat Russians and some of them ol’ boys are after us now!
Who: Adam Sandler (dying), Seth Rogen (supporting) What’s it about? George (Sandler), is a comedian who’s dying. He meets stand-up Ira (Rogen), and hires him. Simmons helps Ira with his stand-up and Ira helps Simmons come to terms with mortality. Directed and written by Judd Apatow, this is guaranteed to be funny and touching in equal measures. Movie bore: The main characters are named after composers George and Ira Gershwin.
The Hurt Locker Who: Jeremy Renner (ballsy), Anthony Mackie (cautious), What’s it about? A ﬁlm about a US Army bomb squad going around Iraq defusing bombs. Sergeant James (Renner); reckless adrenaline junkie seconds away
from a very messy death. Sergeant Sanborn (Mackie); keen to survive the remaining weeks. It’s a brutal look at the stress put on soldiers and goes some way giving a snapshot of life at war. What’s good about it? A lot. Scenes where they’re disarming bombs are genuinely tense. They often used four cameras, covering every angle, so it looks amazing. They ﬁlmed in Jordan so it feels authentic (during production the crew even got shot at). It features a blink and you’ll miss scene, seeing his arm ﬂy past your face cameo from Guy Pearce. Similar show from Ralph Fiennes as a dodgy English mercenary. As this is a war that’s going on, it adds to the intensity. Movie bore: Jordanian military provided security to the crew. 09/09
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The ultimate supercar Bow down to the Queen - the 911 Turbo aims at spoiling the party for every other supercar on this planet
Dial 911 for speed Porsche 911 has been the uncrowned queen of the Supercar Empire since it’s birth way way back in 1963. Much envied and even more desired, the new avatar of 911 – the 911 Turbo is now set to up the ante. At rest, the droolworthy form, the ﬁve pod instrumentation console and the slick interiors are enough to justify the one and half crore price tag. But it is when you ﬁre the ignition that all the doubts are buried six feet deep. Armed with Variable Turbine Geometry and VarioCam Plus tech, this reincarnation of the 911 is born to cut thorugh the citytrafﬁc rough and tumble like hot knife through butter... Once you hit the clear stretch, it’s time to whip up the 480 horses under the hood into a frenzy... Vroom and you are crossing 100 kmph under 4 secs... that’s what 911 Turbo power translates into. And if you are tempted to push it too hard, you can rely on the Porsche Stability Management system to save your hide... 036
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Need to know Porsche 911 Turbo
Price: Rs 1.44 crore Engine: 3600cc, 487PS, 620Nm Tranmission: Five-speed triptonic, all-wheel drive Performance: 4.0 secs 0-100km/h, 310km/h top speed Fuel efďŹ ciency: 6.0kmpl (overall) 06/09
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PROFILES IN COURAGE
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY Corbis & Indian army
Just over a decade ago, a few good men made the ultimate sacrifice for the country. These young men were just between 19 and 24 years of age but when the national security came under threat, they went beyond the call of duty to protect our borders. FHM offers tribute to these brave young Indian soldiers...
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