Saturday, November 24, 2012

Life Of Pi

This is a movie based on the novel written by Yann Martel. The book is in my list since a long time but havent got a chance to read.

The movie starts with a small village in South India where Pi’s father has a zoo in Ponducherry. Due to some reasons his father decides to shifts to Canada with some animals from the zoo. They start their journey with Japanese ship but a storm hits the ship and it sinks. While everyone is sunk with the ship, Pi is the only one who is saved and finds himself with a Tiger, Hyena and Zebra in a life boat. He fights for his life and does everything to keep the tiger alive as well because he knows if tiger doesn’t get anything to eat that will be his last day. But gradually they (tiger and Pi) start understanding each other. Finally they reach the coast of the sea. While Tiger disappears in the Jungle, Pi was taken to the hospital by the people who want to know how the ship sank.

It’s so invigorating, it makes you glued to screen. It’s more or less like Cast Away in the middle. In Cast Away Tom Hanks is stranded alone at the sea sore but in Life of Pi, Suraj Sharma (Pi) is with the tiger.

Script is good though it is little slow in the middle. If you are an adventurous then this is the film for you.

Some dialogues from the movie

No one knows about religion until someone introduces it to us.
Religion is darkness.
Hunger teaches what we never knew about ourselves.
And above all – Don’t lose hope.

I will go with 3.5 out 5 for this amazing adventurous movie.

Happy Weekend!

Monday, November 19, 2012


‘Rahiman Dhaga Prem ka, Mat todo chitkay.
Tute se fir na jude, jude gaanth pad jaye’

The Doha by Rahim is not only true for love, its equally true for trust as well. Once the line is broken its hard to keep the faith rejuvenated.
Its not only in the case of love relationship, the fear of trust sometimes forbids to make friends, to get acquainted with strangers. We feel scared of sharing things because we always fear if the person might share it with someone else whom we don’t want them to know. It can happen with parents, with colleagues, with lovers and with friends as well. Sometimes kids develop this phobia at a very early age which makes them hard to talk to any unknown person even for the sake of their own good.

This generally happens when we have a bad experience in the past and that haunts us in future as well. We must choose our friends carefully and have full faith and this should be from the both sides. We should never break anyone’s trust because in the world everything can be recovered but lost trust is irreparable. It takes years to build, seconds to break and forever to repair. 

"You can complain because roses have thorns or you can rejoice because thorns have roses" - Ziggy

Have a lovely week.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lajja by Taslima Nasrin

This book was written soon after the Babri Masjid demolition in Ayodhya on 6 December 1992. The writer has narrated the plight of a Hindu family in Bangladesh soon after the riots spread in India and repercussion of it in Bangladesh.

Muslims in Bangladesh were savaging Hindus. Every hour incidents of rapes, incineration of temples, and house trampling of Hindu were flashing on TV. Despite this Sudhamay (leads protagonist and Hindu) was averse to others demand, while some Hindus were fleeing Bangladesh he wanted to stay in his motherland in the hope that riots will be recede some day. Like everyone he was also the staunch lover of his homeland and wanted to exercise his rights in his beloved country. But day after day situation was getting worse and they were being deprived of their fundamentals rights. Their atrocious behavior towards Hindu wasn’t waning.

One passage that really shook me,

“Loving ones country is a universal feeling. But when certain groups of people find that because they do not owe religious allegiance to the declared national religion, their religion is regarded as secondary or is perhaps even third grade in status. And when they are also branded as second class citizens, their egos take a tremendous battering.”

Taslima had tried to put her thoughts and reality of what was happening in Bangladesh without any bias and may be that was the reason that Muslims of Bangladesh issued Fatwa against her and fundamentalists in Bangladesh were clamoring for her life.

It’s really a good book to know the reality of what happened in Bangladesh after the Babri Masjid demolition. Many people don’t find courage to write against his/her own religion but Taslima Nasrin has it but then she has to pay hefty price for it. We need writers of this kind who try to reveal the reality. I think India has lost a very good writer in the name of Salman Rushdie. Hope in coming years we give enough space to the writer to write freely without and restrictions.

“True love is always inside us, loving is learning to use it.”

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jab tak hai jaan

 I went to watch this movie with much expectation as it was Yash ji’s last movie and had 3 masters but to simply put it wasn’t a masterpiece but to my surprise theater was houseful even at 11 PM, he (SRK) surely has power to attract audience even if it’s not a par movie.

The movie is a triangle love story among SRK, Kat and Anushka which comes to light in the second half. Story is kind of same as of Yash ji previous films but somehow I dint get the logic of this tussle between God and Love.
SRK was at his level best so was Anushka somewhat but I don’t know when will Katrina learn to act. Even if it is a most intimate scene she looks emotionally hardened.
The story line is not that great and length of the movie makes it even tougher to stay calm for 3 hours. The movie attaints its best in last half an hour after SRK meets another accident and loses his memory. I liked the movie in parts but not as a whole.
Songs were good so was the location in Kashmir. Kashmir is really a scenic place, hope I will go there someday.

I will go with 2.5(+0.5 for that dance of Katrina before Isk Shava song) out of 5.

But one confusion when Imran (Rishi Kapoor) says
“Har ishq ka ek waqt hota hai?” Is it really so. I thought pyaar ka koi waqt nahi hota bas ye to ho jata hai :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Happy Diwali!

May this Diwali brings lots of joy, happiness, good health, success and illuminates your life with wisdom . Lets kill the Raavan inside and awaken the Ram.

Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous Diwali!
Stay safe. Take care :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Which category do you fall in?

There are two kinds of people in this world. Not the ones who tweet and those who don’t , not the ones who see glass half full or half empty, not the ones who support Congress or BJP (Democrats or Republicans) , not the ones who eat Veg or Non Veg, not the Hindus or Muslims and not the developers and testers but these are Optimists and Pessimists.

Yes you got it right. There are only two types of people, those who think that nothing can be changed and those who are making conscious effort to bring in the change. I don’t need to write the dictionary meaning of these two words, you are all aware of that.

Pessimists try to find the negatives in everything that comes in their way while optimists accentuate the positives and hope that good will prevail. Pessimists are never satisfied because they are always seen complaining, whether it’s good or bad doesn’t matter.

While optimists try to find solution of a problem, pessimists are smothered in the problem itself. Pessimist are seen criticizing the bravest of the idea coming from Government while optimists try to understand if it is good or bad for the country as a whole before announcing their verdict.

So let’s not become pessimist but hope that things WILL fall into place today or tomorrow.

Have a nice day!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

And love will comeback to you!

Have a nice day!

Sagarika Ghosh's Interview with Sunanda Pushkar

I managed to come home early and got the chance to watch Face The Nation on CNN IBN anchored by Sagarika Ghose.

It was Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda replying to Modi’s remarks which he made while campaigning in Himanchal Pradesh.

You know what, the first question Sagarika asked made me laugh and after the series of question that followed.

  1. How did you feel after Modi made that comment on you?
  2. Did you feel hurt?
  3. Do you feel quite sympathetic about your husband that he stood by you?
1. Now sometimes I wonder don’t they dig up in the dictionary to use something different rather than asking same question over and over again, whether its politicians, sports persons or actors.

2. Do they really need to waste their precious time in interviewing someone which has no relevance rather than bringing up something which change things for good. Yup she is entitled to react but then there is no point making all the hue and cry.

Media is also busy in the race, who digs the story first, who interviews whom first so that it keeps flashing on the bottom of the TV screen.  They seem to never act like a fourth pillar of democracy. What ever happens the whole day, it’s the politics that has to make the headline. Whether it’s the hurricane, gang rape or illegal property deal but at the end of the day it matters what Modi said in his campaign.

I hope the better sense prevails in media and they don’t follow the light camera action every where.

Good Night!