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Donate your eyes

You will after watching this ad. Simply brilliant and very moving.

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Aur batao!!

If you and your friends find each other saying these two words over the phone a frickin’ number of times then I am reasonably sure that both of you are working.

A good friend, who I do not know why I do not speak to that much, called up late last night and as we talked she told me how there was nothing much after office to do and that life had become so bore. I told her in a long discussion (perhaps the longest I have ever talked to her on phone I guess and otherwise) that she should find out something to do. Maybe read, write, travel and most importantly do something that interests her. The punga I think is with her organization where she does not get time for herself or to do things that she likes doing, and she being the hardworking girl she is, slogs off and that frustration builds up.

I know the sign and this feeling over comes to me every couple of months and I have to do something to get over it. I regualrly go visit friends (Tk and Bharathi essentially), make it a point to meet all friends who pass through Delhi, even if it is for half an hour, and every once in a while I make trips outside the city, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Dehradun etc.

What else can one do? Any suggestions??

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Movies Music Review

Black Friday

I saw this movie quite a while back, but the scenes are still fresh in my memory. The gory scene just after the blast and the deformed bodies. The police torture scene and the man shooting himself and his family. The exploitation of angry Muslim youth by Tiger Memon and many more. Its hard to believe that the same director has actually directed Shaka Laka Boom Boom.

The movie has been adapted by Anurag Kashyap from a book by Hussain Zaidi. The movie is fast paced and moves effortlessly form the past to the present and various scenes. The movie uses original names, from Tiger Memon to Dawood Ibrahim. No one has been spared, not the Muslims, not the Hindus, not the Police and not even Balasaheb Thakare. For once a hindi movie has called a spade a spade. The movie even manages to humanize the terrorists without actually pardoning them. As Ojas puts it here, “And that graffiti on the police station cell wall and that chase sequence… they have managed to catch even the minutest details.

The brilliant Kay Kay Menon, as Inspector Mario, speaks more from his eyes than his actions. The scenes with his dipping his head in a bucket of water, and giving the lady her spectacles back are just awesome. However, the movie’s best act goes to Pavan Malhotra as Tiger Memon. He has played his part exceptionally well. Tiger’s histerical shouting after his office is burnt down and his manipulation of the angry Muslim youth is spell binding. Also worth mention is a splendid performance by Aditya Srivastava as Badsah Khan. His potrayl of Badsah’s journey and the troubles during it make you sit up and take notice. His tussle scene with Yeda Yakub for his passport gets you to the edge of your seat. Overall the movie gets a 4.5/5 from me. A def must watch!!

One complain with the movie. I think at points it has under used the music by Indian Ocean. The song Bandeh comes at the end, and is a masterpiece. I wish I hear them play it live once.

अरे मंदीर ये चुप है, अरे मस्जिद है गुमसूम, इबादत थक पड़ेगी हो
समय की लाल आँधी, कब्रिस्तान ये रास्ते, अरे लतपट् चलेगी हो

अरे नींदें है ज़ख़्मी, अरे सपने है भूखे, की करवत फट पड़ेगी हो
एह आंधी चोट तेरी, कभी की सुख जाती, मगर अब पाक चलेगी

PS: What is it with guys and water. I personally feel so much better after a shower when I am depressed and also how sweet the rain feels at times.

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Rozana

This is the brilliant song sung by the now-seen-in-every movie, yet brilliant, Amitabh Bacchan. I personally know some one who wouldn’t be complaining at all.

The movie is Nishabd, apparently the RGV’s version of Lolita. Anyways, I liked the song and am posting the part of the song I really loved.

कुछ गाऊं तो याद आते हो
गुनगुनाऊं तो याद आते हो
कुछ पेहनू तो याद आते हो
कहीं जाऊं तो याद आते हो
कुछ खोने पे याद आते हो
कुछ पाऊं तो याद आते हो

Brilliant lyrics and song. Go check it out.

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Movies Personal

Feeling Lonely

No idea why, but I somehow feel very lonely today.

Anyways, watched The Pursuit of Happyness today. Must say that it is a pretty good movie, totally worth a watch. Totally loved it, and especially the love of Will Smith for his kid (also his son in real life) and the trust of the kid in his father. Should give it 4/5.