Christian Bale – The man behind the bat mask

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Year 2005 was the rise of a powerhouse actor who not only gave a new lease of life to the batman movie series, but also made the superhero more realistic with a convincing performance. The actor was none other than Christian Bale. The way he took batman’s role to the next level with his commendable performance is really worth appreciating, marvellous as well as inspiring.

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The earlier movies of batman in 90’s era looked comical and lacked the substance of reality and this is where Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan made the batman movies reflect reality. When I saw the first look of Batman Begins, I was really convinced that this is the super hero the world was really waiting for. If Christopher Reeves immortalized “Superman”, then Christian Bale gave a new edge to this comic hero by physically and mentally training for this role. “Batman begins” chronicles the journey of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire who turns into a dark knight to seek justice for the innocent and vanquish crime, injustice and corruption from the gotham city.

The movie “Batman Begins” was not only a commercial success, but also boosted the career of Christian Bale. Christian Bale teamed up again with director Christopher Nolan for the second time in the sequel “The Dark Knight”. In the movie “Dark knight”, Batman has to face the most deadly adversary – The Joker who has plans to destroy Gotham city and how he brings Joker to justice has been shown very interestingly in the movie. The role of Joker was played by late actor Heath Ledger and Christian Bale took the award for this late legendary actor “Heath Ledger”.

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Apart from Batman movie series, Christian Bale also earned an oscar award for his role in the movie “The Fighter” and delivered a memorable performance in movies like “3:10 to Yuma”, “Terminator Salvation”, “The Fighter”, “The Public enemies”, “The Flowers of war”, “The machinist”, “The prestige”, “Reign of fire” and “New World”.

Christian Bale debuted at the age of 14 in the television movie “Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna”, followed by “Empire of Sun” which was directed by Steven Spielberg. “Empire of the Sun” gave him popularity as a child actor and he later went on to act in several movies like “Treasure Island”, “Little Women”, “Mary, mother of Jesus”, “Swing Kids” and “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”.

Christian Bale donned the bat mask for the last time in the third and final chapter of Batman movie series – “The Dark knight rises” where Batman has to team with up mysterious Catwoman to stop terrorist Bane from destroying Gotham city.
Forthcoming movies – Actor Christian Bale will be seen in forthcoming Hollywood movie “Knight of Cups”, “American Hustle” and ‘The Last Photograph”.

This article is dedicated to one of my favourite actors – Christian Bale who inspired everyone that there is a superhero in all of us and we just have to find our potentials. Hope you all loved this article. Do comment.

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Prashant Badiger.

Immortals of Meluha – Legend of Shiva

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Novel Title – Immortals of Meluha
Author – Amish Tripathi
Publication Date – 2010
Publishers – Westland

First of all I appreciate the imagination of author amish tripathi to come up with such a unique novel that retells the legend of lord Shiva in a fictionalized way. This book is like a reference guide for the readers who are new to Indian mythology and unaware of the legend of God Shiva.

When I gained my consciousness as a human being, it was lord shiva’s temple that I first visited and I felt a divine calmness in my mind. I wondered who must be this enigmatic yogi who is in constant meditation, detached from worldly pleasures. He is known by many names like “Ashutosh”, “Shankara”,”Mahesha”, “Neelkantha”, “Somnath”, “Balrajeshwar” and “Shambu”. “Immortals of Meluha” redefines Lord Shiva as a modern day warrior who realizes his divinity and potential as a divine “Neelkantha” and wages a war against inhumanity. On the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, I bought this book and as I started turning the pages of this book, my faith and devotion in Shiva has become more stronger.

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Synopsis : Set against the backdrop of Indus civilization, immortals of meluha is story of a Tibetan warrior named Shiva whose tribe is constantly attacked by a terrorist group named prakratris. He not only has to confront these deadly ‘prakratris’, but also find a secured and secluded place for his tribe where he and his tribe can lead a peaceful life far from the bloodshed and inhumanity. But destiny has kept some different plans in store for this valiant warrior Shiva. Nandi, a resident of a place called “Meluha” invites shiva and his tribe to migrate to meluha where they can be safe from the heinous prakratris. Though shiva settles down at meluha along with his tribes, he has to face a new challenge to protect “meluha” city from chandravanshis and nagas, the deadly enemies who are bent to destroy the meluhan empire. How Shiva protects Meluha from chandravanshis, nagas and prakratris is best described by author amish tripathi in the first chapter of shiva trilogy – immortals of meluha. Today where Indian authors are coming up with same stuffs like stories about call centers and emotional love sagas, amish tripathi’s book is really a visual treat and a refreshing change. Through this book, author amish has bridged the gap between mythology and history and presented a modernized version of Shiv puran.
In this novel, you will find all the mythological characters like Sati, Daksha, Nandi in a complete new avatar.

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Amish Tripathi – Author of book “Immortals of Meluha”

Immortals of Meluha is the first chapter in the Shiva trilogy followed by another two novels – Secret of Nagas and Oath of vayuputras. Immensely gripping with action, romance, intriguing story line and engrossing characters, Immortals of Meluha keeps you glued right from the opening scene till the grand intriguing climax. If I want to describe about this book in simple words then it is like ‘Avatar” meeting “300”. This novel will remind you of epic hollywood movies like “Ben Hur”, “Avatar”, “Gladiator”, “Kingdom of heaven” and “Brave heart”. I highly recommend this novel to the readers who love fantasy, history and mythology. Hope you all loved this article. Do comment and keep reading.

Har Har Mahadev !!!