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Movie Review: Brothers

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Went to watch ‪#‎Brothers‬ (the Indian Adaptation of ‪#‎Warriors‬) yesterday. Karan Malhotra’s blessed with a good casting as Akshay Kumar & Sidharth Malhotra are perfect for their roles. What the Director has conveniently forgotten inspite of increasing the screen time is the detailing of the Sub Plots and has left most of it to be in auto understand mode by the viewer. Shefali shah plays a pivotal small role and enacts the varying emotions well.. Jacqueline fernandez has a small role too and she has improved in her acting skills evidentally.

All in All Jackie shroff, Akshay kumar & Sidharth malhotra carry it well. The Actions sequences are Nice and their Contrasting Styles of MMA have been shown well too. The Kareena Kapoor Khan Song is a Total Waste of Time and is disgustingly choreographed and its almost right before the interval.. so queue up for refreshments a little early to avoid the queue tongue emoticon. The Music is plain ordinary, and Sapna jahan and the brother’s anthem are the only ones which are listenable. The Screenplay & visualization of Sapna Jahan song has been done wonderfully though, all credit to the director.

All in all.. a Decent One Time watch and is definitely not as bad as the critics have made it to be.. but nowhere close to the original in terms of gripping screenplay.

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2013 in review

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Wonderful Ad Advocating the Need for Change in Societal Outlook towards Re-Marriage Feat. Minissha for Femina!

 

Brilliant Concept showing the Love, Emotional attachment and the Need to Move-On Post Death as Life doesn’t Stop there.  Wonderful Ad showing the Understanding Grown Up Daughter.. who is Happy to see Her Mother Re-Marry!

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Movie Review: Heer and Hero !!

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This is a Honest Confession, This is My 1st Experience of Watching a Punjabi Film.. till date in a Theatre! And I Have No Qualms in admitting it was because of Minissha Lamba in its Starcast that i decided to watch it in the 1st Place.

All Right Now Let’s come to the Performances.. Gurpreet Ghugghi and Aaryan Babbar were in Their Elements, Each Packing a Punch both in terms of Dialogue Delivery as well as Essaying Comic Lines. Aaryan Babbar Runs albeit funnily too.. whcih was kinda strange in a Good Action scene but i guess it goes with the Movie at Large. it was a Romantic Comedy..

Preet Bhullar is unknown Commodity to me, but he looked alright and did his bit as one of the Heroes well too. Manoj Pahwa had a Small Role too but was Good fun watching him etch it on-screen.

Mukul Dev was a Wonderful Half Inspector Uniform Half Jeans wearing Cop dishing out Salman Khan’s Dialogues in Punjabi, but was Fun. Yograj Singh ji, Father of Yuvraj Singh who recently played Farhan Akhtar’s Coach in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, here Essayed Minissha’s Father’s Role.. as a Tough Rich and Influential Punjabi Villager well, albeit in a Short role again.

The Whole Show was about Geet aka Heer in the Film essayed Brilliantly by Minissha Lamba, She Plays the Sometimes Naive, Sometimes Naughty and Sometimes Intelligent but Always Very Beautiful Girl Perfectly…

The Music was Surprisingly Good too.. “Dil Naal Dil” sung By Sonu Niigam is the pick of the Lot and Beautifully Pictured too and “Ullu Da Patha” is a Catchy Danceable track as well.

Surprisingly the Regional Film has an Item song too performed by Hazel Keech of Bodyguard fame who was recently evicted from Bigg Boss house too.

Expect Witty One-Liners like “Gareebon Da Ashutosh Rana”, “Gareebon Da Vijay Mallaya” dished out at Critical points in the Movie which sure will make you Laugh.

Its a Nice Feel Good Romantic Comedy for the Entire Family and definitely Worth a Watch atleast once.

For Minissha Fans, You wouldnt mind watching it Twice too.. 😉

Have Fun..

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A Link of One of My Fav Songs from the Film.. Dil Naal Dil

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Not Your Average Love Story!

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Late in the Day, a WhatsApp notification came on Rajeev’s New Smart Phone. He wasn’t the most Tech-savvy but knew and cared just about enough to keep up with his generation. He was studying as his final year Exams for MBA course were near, so gave the WhatsApp notification a miss, and thought to himself that he’d check it a bit later.

After finishing his Studies for the day, He checked his phone for notifications which included 5 facebook notifications and 3 WhatsApp Messages. He quickly went through them all, only to find a strange message from an unknown number, He added the number to his safe list on whatsapp to see who actually had sent the message to him. It read, “Hey Wassup? Howdy.. Wanna Meet up again for a Movie tonight?” from a Pretty looking Female in the Display Pic, whom he had never met.

Was this a Prank by some of his Friends? What if it’s a case of Mistaken identity because his Whatsapp profile did not include a Display Pic or Name of himself, as he didn’t really care about it.. Nonetheless, He mustered up Courage beyond his Over and Above shy self to reply back politely.. “Who is this?” Soon came the reply, “Sweetheart, Its Neha, Don’t you remember we met at Mahi’s Birthday Bash yesterday..?” He again texted back “I Don’t know any Mahi or Neha? My Name is Rajeev.. I think your looking for a different person.” Neha replied “Oooopppss!! Sorry, I thought this was Farhan’s number..”

Rajeev replied “No it isn’t.” The technology created conversation ended on that note, but for a strange reason, unlike ever in the Past, Rajeev saved her number and name to his contact list and on Whatsapp too.  It was possibly her Mysterious Charm that led him to do this..

Once in the Day, he started to look at the Display Pic of This Really stunning Looking Female along with her status, but would never message her. He was a Principled Guy from a Wealthy South Delhi Based Jain Family, with Values, Traditions and Aesthetics well mixed in his system. Rajeev is a Good Looking Guy who prioritized his Studies and Work Ethics and would often not reciprocate Passes from the Opposite Sex, because he had it set in his Mind that He’d Marry the Girl his Parents approve and find for him.

Nonetheless, We may call it infatuation or intrigue, soon the daily affair of checking her rapid change of Display Pics and Status became an hourly one, He began to take more and more interest in it all. This went on for a few months, meanwhile he completed his MBA with 1st grade distinction and The Grandfather started stressing that he’s growing Old and wishes to see his Eldest and Favorite Grand Son’s Wife real soon.

 

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”~ Sarah Dessen

 

He tried to reason with his Grandfather but to no avail and soon began the search for his Bride-to-be.  Now, Rajeev with every Possible meeting of searching for his bride to be began to get anxious, he began to compare the Prospective Brides with Neha, who was now seen as His Ultimate Girl.. A Girl who was Outgoing, Respective, Funny and Outrageously Beautiful.

So, After a Few Days he mustered up the Courage to Whatsapp Message Neha. He found that his message were getting delivered but not read by her, he searched the net about what it meant and got to know that she may have blocked him. Soon, he logged to his facebook account and searched for her, sent a message to her on facebook and Friend requested too. Two days went past and he didn’t get a response or an acknowledgment of the friend request either.

Now, he was beginning to lose it as he felt that he was madly in Love with her, but knew nothing about her besides her Name and Number, she wasn’t taking his calls or replying to his Sms’s either. He lost all hope and discussed what he could do with his Best Friend, Sumeet, who suggested that he should try his Luck on Twitter too, there everything is Open unless the Profile is restricted, he installed the twitter app on his mobile and searched users with her name. He saw a girl who quite resembled Neha, with username “L_Only_Ness”, he started to follow her on Twitter, coz. Neha’s Real name was Neha Lodha, so the user id seemed to make sense.

She would only Post Random Motivational Quotes or just talk to her Close Friends. He didn’t tweet to her as this time he wanted to get a where about of her location this time and didn’t wanna get blocked. Boom came his Luck, The Very Next Day she tweeted that she’s going to watch the Iron-Man 3 at PVR Select City Walk, this was his opportunity, he picked his Luxury Sedan and headed to the Mall to try and Catch Neha there, and possibly get to see her in Real Life and Speak to her.

He Reached the Mall and began to walk across all floors to search for her vigorously, but to No Avail. Then he thought she may have started watching the Movie so Bought tickets for the Iron Man show, but the Trouble with a Wide spread Hollywood Large Film Release in a Multiplex is that u have shows running every 15-20 minutes. None the less he tried to streak in every Audi that was playing the Movie, but it was incredibly difficult to recognize her in almost filled Halls and that too with 3D spectacles on.

He decided to give the Movie a Miss and patiently waited outside near the Exit of all the Cinema Halls. 2 shows had exited and there was No Sign of Neha, amidst all this he received a Call from his Mother enquiring about his whereabouts and suggesting him to reach a particular House in Greater Kailash, as they were to have a meeting with a Family for a Prospective Bride.

He waited another 20 minutes and left the mall disappointed, somewhat resigned to his state. He began to feel that Neha was just a Fairy and he’d never really get to speak to her, leave alone marrying her. He Left for the House at the Address mentioned by his Mother, where his Parents were already waiting for him downstairs, He quickly changed his Clothes to slightly more Formal ones and redid his Hair for an Evening of yet another evening Tea come Bride searching session, ultimately whom he’d reject or request the Girl to Reject him (as the case maybe)

 

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”~ Pablo Neruda

 

His Mother tried showing him the Pic of the girl, but he told her to keep it inside because he’d meet the Girl in Person anyways now. He met the Bride’s Parents, Greeted them as the Parents sat down chit chatting.  He revolved his Neck to see who the Girl was but she wasn’t there yet, Her Parents informed that she was late from College and duly Apologized. A Little Later the Girl arrived and his Parents began to pay compliment to her, he didn’t raise his head to see her until he heard both Parents saying “Let’s Leave the Kids alone to get to know eachother better”

Before he could raise his Head, the Girl exclaimed “Rajeeeeev… Its so Good to see you, What a surprise!” He quickly rose to see who she was, only to find Neha standing in front of him.  His eyes literally lit-up by watching one of the Most Beautiful Creations on Earth for him, she showed Spark for him too. He murmured “Some Luck, I have been Born with!!” She heard that but didn’t question, The Duo soon began to converse about Studies, Interests etc. He suddenly felt the urge to tell her that He Loved Her, before he could say anything, All Heaven Broke Lose..  She said “I Love You! Will you Marry Me?” He was all pink, with Blushed strokes extensively on his Cheeks, only to recheck if he was dreaming? He quickly said, “Neha, or whetever your Name is.. Pinch me”

 

“Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.” ~ Nicholas Sparks

 

Neha stood Puzzled but did what he asked for. He Cross checked by looking back at her face and to his surprise it still was Neha, the Neha he Loved, the Neha he knew nothing about but was chasing since Months. He had never stalked in Life, but this Neha had made her do that too. He explained to her everything but soon after there was a knock on the Door, suggesting the Meeting should be over. He was about to get up when Neha exclaimed “Ten More Minutes mom.. Please!!”

The Parents agreed, and Neha began explaining her bit… “I Wanted to be a Model, but you know us Maru’s, the Parents never agree. The Farhan, whom I incidentally mistook for your number was a Model co-ordinator whom I had met over at a Common Friend’s Birthday” incidentally His number and Rajeev’s number were all the same barring the 98 in the start for Rajeev, whilst Farhan had 99, thus the mistake.

She continued to explain “My Father got to know around 15 odd days later that I had contacted and met Farhan, and he has those typical Marwari Businessmen attitude, he wouldn’t let me work and instead wanted me Married to an Eligible Partner in the same community, and it would be THE Husband’s choice to finally let me Work as Model or not, but as far as Dad was concerned it was a strict No-No.”

Now, Rajeev stood more Puzzled.. “How and when did you begin to Love me?” She exclaimed “Oops.. I forgot to tell you that, I fell in Love with you cause my Mom showed me Your Bio-Data and I recognized you from the number I had mistakenly whatsapp’d, Boy! Your Good Looking, cultured, well mannered and the Fact that you didn’t Jump on the texting mode to me inspite of a Girl’s inititated message, showed your Good Up-Bringing, I was impressed with that… a Lot”

“Later My Dad took a Call from Farhan on my Phone, and my Phone was confiscated for Good and replaced with a New Phone and Number along with a stern warning. I had started imagining about you as my Mother had enquired about you and was all Praise for You and Your Family.” She went on to explain that she wasn’t active on facebook coz. Her Father was on Her Friend List and would keep track/ spy her unnecessarily, thus Twitter was her choice of Weapon when it came to Social Networking. Rajeev told her that he had been following her on Twitter and had read that she was going to watch a Movie in the Day, she replied “Ya.. that was the plan but when I was starting back from my Classes, then I received the Call from my Mother that Your Parents had informed that they were coming with you today.. so I Never went for the Movie and rushed back from Naraina, where her College of Fashion designing was to her Home anticipating their 1st meeting, she got a Late because of Traffic and had to Rush to get Ready to meet her Dream Man!”

 

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” ~ Jane Austen

 

Everyone in The Society immensely respected Rajeev’s Grand Dad and his contribution, along with Rajeev’s Charitable Heart, Ethical workstyle and Respect envibed in his Behaviour. She had once seen Rajeev pick a Young Boy who had met with an Accident on BRT owing to a Speeding Car’s fault and how selflessly Rajeev had raised him in his arms, seated his Bloodshed Legs at the Back of His Luxury Car, without worrying about his Designer Clothes and Car’s upholstery going dirty. When she saw him doing that, she realized that this guy was not the average guy his age, and was falling in love with him every passing day in which she waited to see Rajeev, for their Pre-Marital Meeting.

*Few Days Later*

The Engagement was fixed at a Plush City Hotel, and the two of them exchanged rings and did a Ball dance together. The Beautiful Performance followed a Hug and she told Rajeev in an extremely Light tone “I Love You and will Keep Loving You all My Life..” ….

 

“Two people in Love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s Beautiful.”~ Milan Kundera

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Chup Chup Ke from Rush

This is one of My Fav. Songs these days, Love the way its sung by Ash King & Very Lovable & Melodious Music by Pritam!!

Karaoke Version:

Lyrics with English Translation:
Pehle Kabhi Hua Karti Thi Dil Se Meri Dosti
Earlier I used to be friend with my heart

Pehle Kabhi Raha Karta Tha Yeh Dil Mere Paas Hi
Earlier my heart used to be only with me

Phir Hua Isse Jaane Kya Mujhko Hui Na Khabar
Later I don’t know what happened to it

Mera Sab Kuch Le Gaya Mujhse Bachake Nazar
And now It stole everything I had, hiding from me

Kehne Ko Hai Mera Par Meri Sunnta Nahi
Though it is mine, it doesn’t listen to me

Kahin Yeh Tere Dil Se Tho Chup Chupke Milta Nahi
Hey, Is it meeting your heart in secret

Nahin Tho Mere Seene Se Yeh Dil Nikalta Nahi
If not, my heart shouldn’t have left me

Kuch Iss Tarah Milta Hai Jaise Koi Ajnabi
Now, my heart meets me like a stranger

Aur Meri Iss Halat Pe Khata Taras Bhi Nahi
And nor it cares about my condition

Jaane Kiske Rang Mein Khudko Hai Dhaale Hue
Don’t know whom it is influenced by

Mere Kitne Hi Raaz Hai Khud Mein Sambhale Hue
Many of my secrets are carefully hidden in my heart

Par Isske Raaz Hain Mere Liye Raas Hi
But my hearts secret is still secret to me

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Mini and Me.. :)

I had the opportunity to catch up with Minissha at the Park Hotel, Delhi.. where i was fortunate to be invited by her.

She was here for Fujifilm Camera’s new Product Launch, She happens to be the Brand Ambassador of the same too..

here are some of the clicks from the event and of her with me too..

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Movie Review: Jism 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jism, as a Film Franchise is one of the Better Part Seductive Part Erotic Thrillers for a Mainstream Adult Audience. Jism 2 from its Promos gave the impression that it will take the seduction to another level.. with the incredibly Curvy & Beautiful Indian Origin Adult Actress- SUNNY LEONE!

Jism 2’s Plot isnt too bad, Sunny Leone has minimal inhibitions in showing her well endowed curves & moves, The Music is Pretty Good too..

What the Movie lacks is the Execution.  Pooja Bhatt yet again disappoints as a Director, she Doesnt do Justice with any of the Actor’s Abilities although is able to catch some Good Moments on Camera- Probably the only Saving Grace of the Film.

I dont give Away the Plot while Reviewing a Film as a Principle, but here are some Pro’s & Con’s of the Film for me!

Pro’s Biggest USP is Sunny Leone, enought to drive in Male Audiences across India to see the Siren in a Theater instead of Downloading her Previous Works of Art. The Music is a Respite with “Abhi-abhi” and “Maula” the Pick of the Lot! Randeep Huda delivers good screen presence as a cynical but crazy lover. Sunny Leone shows bits of Ability to act & is Prob. one of the Prettier Actresses capable of strutting Bikinis, Backless or just wearing sheets and oozing Oomph with Ease.  (Most Bollywood Actresses with the Exception of Mallika or to an extent Bipasha.. try doing it but dont look too comfortable) That’s where i think Sunny has created a niche for herself in the Hindi Film Industry.

Con’s Arunoday Singh and Arif Zakaria look incompetent in most of their screen space, showing very Bad Casting. Arunoday singh is Well built Man but strongly needs improvement in Dialogue delivery & showing Emotional Outbursts, infact in one scene when he was crying, i almost burst out laughing, that’s how unreal it was! Arif Zakaria is just Plain Bad. The Dialogues arent great either, normally a Bhatt stronghold. Only a Few by Randeep Huda worthwhile. The Dubbing Artist for Sunny, whoever she was, looked like an amatuer and mostly made a fool of Sunny, Plus the Heavy Breathing in almost all Scenes, Obviously a Pooja Bhatt’s maverick idea to titilate the audience with her leading lady’s well endowed Actress caught me by the Nerves. Weird as it may appear, Sunny’s shown pukin and both before and after that scene she’s shaking it as though she can hardly Breathe. It almost made me say.. WTF? the Build up to the Thriller wasnt Bad but the end Execution was not Good at all. Perhaps something to Learn from Sujoy Ghosh’s “Kahaani” another Woman Oriented Thriller but with a Good End execution.

All in All, I’d say “Jism2” is a letdown, if u compare it to the Original Film of the Franchise, which had a Fine Mix of Seduction, Story and Acting. But, The Presence of Sunny, its Music and Randeep’s Occasional Outburst of Good Acting, along with Brilliant Locales in Sri Lanka make it a One time watch esp. for Men.

On a Scale out of 5.. I’d give it 2 Stars, sheerly for the above mentioned reasons.

Had the Same Film been Edited Better with an Out of the Box Ending: i wud have surely given it a 3, but Ms. Bhatt clearly has no intentions of doing that. she wanted to titilate the audience with a 5 Character film (Yes, The Film only has 5 characters in the Film), Also the Film would have been made on a Paper Thin Budget, So am sure it’ll be a Big Hit in terms of Gross Revenues, but wudnt do anything great in the film careers of Randeep, Arunoday or Pooja Bhatt as a film Maker either, it  May Put sunny amongst the Top Seductresses of Bollywood with Competition from the Likes of Mallika sherawat though..

So, A Note to Men, if you have nothing better to do this weekend, u may chose to watch it : but be reminded watch it with ur Good Guy Buddies so that u can have fun, chat up or laugh about when the story gets boring and doesnt have any action, if u know what i mean! 😉

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Hindi Film Industry’s 1st Sci-Fi Comedy- “Joker”

I saw the Promo of Joker.. and to be honest inspite of the Director’s Previous Track Record found it amusing as well as something new!!

What do u guys think??

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“Maa”- Taare Zameen Par

One of My all time Favourite Track, Beautifully Penned by Prasoon Joshi & Sung so Beautifully by Shankar Mahadevan!! One of the Very Few Tracks that brought a Tear in my eye.. Kudos to Aamir Khan!!

Happy Mother’s Day to All the Lovely Mother’s across the World including the Best Mom in this World- MY MOM!!

 

Main Kabhi Batlata Nahin
Par Andhere Se Darta Hoon Main Maa
Yun To Main,Dikhlata Nahin
Teri Parwaah Karta Hoon Main Maa
Tujhe Sab Hain Pata, Hain Na Maa
Tujhe Sab Hain Pata,,Meri Maa

Bheed Mein Yun Na Chodo Mujhe
Ghar Laut Ke Bhi Aa Naa Paoon Maa
Bhej Na Itna Door Mujkko Tu
Yaad Bhi Tujhko Aa Naa Paoon Maa
Kya Itna Bura Hoon Main Maa
Kya Itna Bura Meri Maa

Jab Bhi Kabhi Papa Mujhe
Jo Zor Se Jhoola Jhulate Hain Maa
Meri Nazar Dhoondhe Tujhe
Sochu Yahi Tu Aa Ke Thaamegi Maa

Unse Main Yeh Kehta Nahin
Par Main Seham Jaata Hoon Maa
Chehre Pe Aana Deta Nahin
Dil Hi Dil Mein Ghabraata Hoon Maa
Tujhe Sab Hai Pata Hai Naa Maa
Tujhe Sab Hai Pata Meri Maa

Main Kabhi Batlata Nahin
Par Andhere Se Darta Hoon Main Maa
Yun To Main,Dikhlata Nahin
Teri Parwaah Karta Hoon Main Maa
Tujhe Sab Hain Pata, Hain Na Maa
Tujhe Sab Hain Pata,,Meri Maa

“I’ve never told you
How scared I am of the dark
I’ve never told you
How much I care for you
But you know, don’t you Mom?
You know everything, my Mom.

Don’t leave me alone in crowds
I’ll lose my way back home
Don’t send me to places far away
Where you won’t even remember me
Am I so bad, Mom?
Am I so bad, my Mom?”

When sometimes Papa swings me
Too high in the air,
My eyes search for you, hoping
You’ll come and hold me safe

I don’t tell him
But I get petrified
I don’t let it show
But my heart sinks
You know everything, don’t you mom?
You know everything, my Mom

I’ve never told you
How scared I am of the dark
How much I care for you
But you know, don’t you, Mom?
You know everything, my Mom.

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