Life's Like That...!!!

HE will keep testing you from time to time and you will see lots of UP's and DOWN's......try to never give up, you will definitely succeed in HIS test.....

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Movie Review: Nil Battey Sannata - A true masterpiece by a Debut Director

Nil Battey Sannata is an emotion-filled story of a single mother, Chanda Sahai and her daughter, Apeksha (Appu). The screenplay by the debut director, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, I must say couldn't have been presented in a better by any director.

The movie is nothing but a smooth running drama without any twists and turns but with some exceptionally brilliant piece of acting and direction. The story is more about a parents' effort for their kids and at the end giving an excellent lesson of importance of education. In the movie, just like any other parent, Chanda, is full of dreams of a bright future of her daughter. She is trying to raise Appu, but finding it difficult along-with all the hard-work and labor she has to do in order to get money for the schooling and food. However, Appu is unable to perform at school and is pretty adamant on not caring for education. A resentful mindset for life-standard which her mother is able to provide her and Chanda not able to understand the situation where how she can help Appu, she is forced to join the same school and class as her daughter. That's where the things take U-turn and triggers a sense of competition in Appu with a challenge from her mother to out-perform her.

Rest of the story continues as an expected family-friendly melodrama. However, I must again add that the movie, along-with the perfect mother-daughter angst which has been portrayed very beautifully and sensitively, is also a perfect example of importance of education in life. The most important lesson which is given at the end of the movie in the last scene is that it's not the parent's limitations, but sometimes what limits us is the efforts which we put in achieving our goals.

Rating: 9.5/10

Yes, it deserves this score.

PS: Another beautiful lesson from the movie is how we kids overlook the efforts that our parents have put to raise us. But sooner or later we end up realizing it, don't we?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

28 and ORPHAN again...!!!

Say No to Old-Age Homes. Respect the people who made you what you are. (Image Source)

Son decides to admit the father in the old age home as desired by his wife (the daughter-in-law).

He brings his father in the car to an Orphanage cum old age home run by a Priest.

The receptionist gives different choices like TV, AC , Veg etc. Father says No TV, AC etc.

Son goes out to bring luggage from car. The wife calls up to check whether all fine. And also insists that father need not come home even for festivals.

The Priest appears and immediately starts talking with the old man.

The surprised Son wonders and asks the Priest whether he knows his father before as they were talking as though they knew each other since so many years.

Priest with tears in his eyes says.."yes, yes my son, He came here 28 years back and took with him an orphan boy in adoption."


PS: How easily we youngsters forget what our parents did for us and send them to old-age homes. We ourselves try our best to find the problem of a infant by their crying faces but neglect the crying faces of people who did the same with us when we're infants and reject them? Say NO to OLD-AGE Homes. Respect the people who made you what you are.

PPS: I came across this short story and couldn't resist myself from instantly sharing it here. It may sound a bit filmy to many, but it's enough to give the message to any sensible person.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Udta Punjab: A Well Versed Movie with a small tinge of Bollywood...!!!

*****This review doesn't contain any spoilers.*****

I don't think I need to give basic introduce about this movie, especially with all the hype it got due to censor-board and politics. Lemme just give the basic introduction. The movie is starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and  Diljit Dosanjh in the lead role with a run-time of 149 minutes. Written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey.

The story kicks in with a drug addict star, Tommy Singh, who lost a good deal for his release of an album due to his addiction. In parallel, a migrant worker from Bihar finds a packet of drugs in the field.

Majorly, the story revolves around Tommy Singh, our migrant worker and the life of a young boy, Bali, who is a drug addict and the brother of a police officer Sartaj Singh. Bali's truth comes out to his brother and family due to his once overdose of drugs when he gets hospitalized. That's when Sartaj meets Dr. Preeti (Kareena Kapoor) for his brother's treatment and together they start a quest of exposing the roots of this drug-scandal in Punjab.

The story continues with few expected Bollywood flavor twist and turns. Like a big star running and fighting the world, escaping the cops and traveling on a bicycle to cities just to find a girl. However, the movie has perfectly portrayed the real picture of Punjab which has never been presented to the outside world. For example, the youth killing their parents or near ones for the drug addiction. We consider the elderly, white bearded sardar uncle's as figure of warm and affectionate personalities, however, no-one is picture perfect, right? Like the eldest leader of drug gang, how cruelly he leaves Alia for his boys to rape her. Similarly, how the police helps with trafficking of drugs and how politicians take advantage of drug problem for their vote-bank. Most of these problems, at max, we've just heard from our friends or maybe somewhere in the news. However, the very much needed dirty picture of overall ideal and calm looking state of Punjab was impressively presented on the big screen.

Overall the best performance in the movie or in other words, the person who literally stole the show was Alia Bhatt. She has once again out-performed all of her co-stars. Luckily, the Bollywood now has someone who can perform extra-ordinarily in all kind of roles. Other than Alia, Diljit Dosandh has justified his role. If all goes good, he is going to be a strong contender for his debut Bollywood role.

Rating: 8/10

PS: Like other Anurag Kashyap's movies, this one also would have deserved a perfect or near perfect score like Gulaal or Gangs of Wasseypur. But that's the point where Udta Punjab has missed it score is that Anurag Kashyap has not directed this movie. Like the other two classics which I mentioned, if the film-makers would have focused less on big star-cast or would have chosen someone who suited the roles better then it could have been much better. Like there could have been better options than Shahid Kapoor for a drug-addict star in the movie. This point along-with the story, especially in the second half, forced me to add the second part of the title of this post "Small tinge of Bollywood".

PPS: A reminder for my dear sceptic Indians, the abusive language has not been censored in this movie. Also the use of drugs has been shown in pretty clear manner.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Grave Gravity...!!!

The grave gravity,
No one understands you.
And until the situation turns blue,
People don't realize you. 

(Being a science freak, it becomes mandatory to mention Einstein, right? :P )

An attempt to draw the great Einstein using Dot-Rendering...!!!

School teachers declared Albert Einstein insane,
And the whole world declared him a retard.
Later that retard lad gave a theory,
And now to understand that theory people are ready to give rewards.

Although Newton realized gravity,
Only after apple fell.
Later Einstein's theory defied it saying it's space-time continuum,
But how everything is interwoven continuum, it took 100 years before anyone could tell.

(Many times we underestimate kids, the best example for why we shouldn't do that)

Youngsters fall in love,
Get married.
After marriage they realize,
The big mistake they did when in love they got carried.

(okay so coming to a serious note, when we don't understand gravity of the situation)

We drive like crazy, 
We even cause accidents on roads.
We never understand the safety,
Until someone very close dies while ignoring traffic lights and sign boards.
Selfish humans, we never look at the other side of the coin,
Until too late, we never realize things seriously.
We screw up things in life,
Expecting others to reciprocate passionately.

We ignore them like anything,
When life gives us chances.
Instead of complaining for things,
Why don't we notice and react on subtle signs of nuances?

My only appeal to you is to understand the gravity,
When it is in it's raw form.
Before life looses it's brevity,
And becomes a storm.

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