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A small American town where two interconnected families live. And the bond connecting them is sometimes love, other times hate…

Physically-ill teenage girl unable to walk and talk properly, still her feelings are so fresh and capable enough to be enthusiastic about tasting love (or sex in more concrete). A mother who is helpless at times without knowing what to do with her daughter, and a grandmother who shows much affection and supports every wish of her grand-daughter no matter how extreme it is…

On the other hand there is a man who recently lost his wife yet still keeps his heart open to love. His two sons: one is loyal to his family and experiences every bit of happiness and pain, the other son runs after his dreams leaving everyone behind however returns to home at last gaining nothing…

The movie is all about life itself and some interwoven abstract concepts, love being on the lead. I rate the movie as 3/5 since it is lack of a proper focus and an appropriate processing of the topic-line, plus it is not long enough to capture the audience wholly.

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gangaajal-2003My Sunday movie was one from Bollywood named Gangaajal with the leading actor Ajay Devgan. Although i am not a big fan of Ajay, considering his acting skills, i thought to go for this movie and clearly i didn’t regret it.

The movie is basically about a Superintendent Police (SP) who has been recently sent to Tejpur in Bihar on duty. After a short discovery around, he soon finds out that Tejpur is a place where folk is supressed by the cooperation between the police forces (misusing their duties) and the bandits of the place itself who have all the money so the power.

The new SP (Amit Kumar) stands up and fights against those evil people who have been ruling Tejpur people by threatening, torturing, stealing, deceiving. Now Amit Kumar is the only man standing on their way!

The movie takes its name from a way of punishment developed with some furious people whose only target is to revenge, to punish, to reveal their anger; and this way is nothing else apart from smashing people’s eyes and burning them with gangaajal (acid).

This is just one of the incidents to be inspected and prevented by Amit Kumar. And he is supposed to deal with more than this! Whether Amit wins the battle or he is removed from the way just like others is a mystery to be solved by you after watching the movie:)

I rate this movie as 4/5 as it is a bit long and too many repetitions there are on the same stuff. However, Ajay’s acting and the topic-basis surely worth watching.

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Today is the birthday of one of my dearest friends whom i gained thanks to the blogsphere. He is a passionate blogger himself and an enthusiastic commentator of my blog besides his other characteristics:P Ladies and Gentlemen, please put your hands together for Mr. Sreeram 😀

Mr. Sree, are you ready for your birthday party? Well i tried to arrange everything as we decided beforehand but unfortunately at the last minute beautiful ladies refused to join the party. I know it is a big loss for a Don Juan like you but at least for this year you have to manage with the cake and juice 😆

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Are you excited for the gift i bought for you? 😀 Well i am sure you think i got you some books or DVDs butttttttttt you are totally wrong! You should know one thing which is Choti is really modest and generous 😀

See your gift…

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Ab khush?! 😛

Ok ok ok…that much kidding is enough, isn’t it?

Wish you a happy birthyday, a very blessed one, and a long life with all your beloved ones all in peace, health and happiness 🙂

Hope you can have a real party where you can enjoy to the fullest with better gifts 😛

Happy Birthday,

Choti

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It was such a sunny day today and unfortunately i missed the quarter of it waking up almost at noon as i slept quite late last night losing myself in Breaking Dawn. As soon as i opened my eyes in the morning (i mean at noon :P), not minding my starving innerself, i attempted to go on where i stopped last night. Just 1oo pages were left and the excitement was at the peak! Rather than reading in bed and starving and getting lazy whole day, i got out of the bed, got dressed and went to the nearest starbucks so that i could enjoy both eating and reading at the same time!

While sipping from my coffe latte and hearing the sound of water flow in the small pool in front of starbucks, the real world slowly lost the reality and i was among the vampires again. The rest might contain some spoilers so if you haven’t read the book yet, you better stop here 🙂

What i saw within the pages…Edward Cullen (as dashing as ever), Jacob Black (as the warmest and softest friend on earth), Bella Cullen (the new surname after the marriage, a new-born vampire with a strong ability, a baby born soon after the wedding in an unusual way), Nessie (A new and cute member of the family, little daughter of Edward and Bella who erases the Jacob’s love for Bella in a blink as it is found out that Nessie is the soulmate of Jacob, who also causes a threat from Volturi),strong family bonds, friendship in every form (between vampires, between humans, between vampires and wolfmen)…what is more…love (forever), passion (between burning skins), jelousy (like a heavy stone in heart), but the most important is the happy end:)

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Hope you realize how tight i am hugging the book in the photo due to two reasons: 1) I didn’t want to end it so soon 2) i wanted to see what would happen in the end so impatiently. Such a controversy 😛

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200px-ofmiceandmenFor the ones who already know about the book “Of Mice and Men”, i should mention immediately that this won’t be a book review, rather it is a brief summary of how much i enjoyed last night during the play i watched…

As it had been quite a long time since i went to see a play at a playhouse, i was quite excited about it. And at the end of the play i was very happy being totally satisfied with the play. The performance of the actors were really appreciate-deserving. The play was simply an adaption of the book itself to the scene and seeing all those characters (especially George and Lennie) just in front of your eyes was like a magic.

Below is the short description of the play suggested by Wikipedia:

Two migrant field workers in California’s Salinas Valley during the Great Depression—George Milton, an intelligent and cynical man, and Lennie Small, an ironically-named man of large stature and immense strength but limited mental abilities—arrive at a ranch near Soledad, southeast of Salinas, California, to “work up a stake.” They hope to realize their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land. Lennie’s part of the dream, which he never tires of hearing George describe, is merely to tend to (and touch) soft rabbits on the farm. George protects Lennie at the beginning by telling him that if Lennie gets into trouble, George won’t let him “tend them rabbits.” They are fleeing from their previous employment in Weed where they were run out of town after Lennie’s love of stroking soft things resulted in an accusation of attempted rape when he touched a young woman’s dress.

At the ranch, the dream appears to move closer to reality. Candy, the aged, one-handed ranch-hand, even offers to pitch in with Lennie and George so they can buy the farm by the end of the month. The dream crashes when Lennie accidentally kills the young and attractive wife of Curley, the ranch owner’s son, while trying to stroke her hair. A lynch mob led by Curley gathers. George, realizing that he is doomed to a life of loneliness and despair like the rest of the migrant workers, and wanting to spare his friend a painful death at the hands of the vengeful and violent Curley, finds Lennie and gently recites with him their dreams of owning their own land just before shooting him in the back of the head.

Well, after last night i decided to go to playhouse more often to see more plays and i am sure my friends also agree with me. What do you say girls? 😀

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Last night i was so bored without knowing what to do…while trying to pick up a movie my eyes got stuck on “Twilight” once again…i told myself  “come on man you watched it earlier, you know each and every scene already, what can you find in it except Edward Cullen (Robert Pattison) :lol:” However this time i found someone else: James (Cam Giganget)!

I have been on the good (Edward’s) side until the time i am attracted by the voice of the evil (James). James is a harsh-type vampire with a wild and dangereous appearance. He is portrayed as a tracker vampire without any mercy killing people even for fun! He is lack of the soft look, calm attitude and deep patience that Edward has. In this sense, he is the opposite of Edward.

Ehhh! Until coming across James, i did not know even the evil has a kind of power to attract things/persons 😛

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Edward Cullen

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James The Tracker

Well knowing both their personalities and checking how they look like above, which would you choose? I would vote for the evil one this time but i can’t ensure a stabile/constant preference as my mood  can easily influence my preferences 😀

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aloo_chaat_photo1Returning from America after completing his education, Nikhil is forced to get married to a girl chosen by his parents in line with their religion and tradition. However, Nikhil’s parants are totally unaware of the fact that he is already in love with a muslim girl, Aamna,  whom he met in America. Being sure that his orthodox father will never allow his marriage with a muslim girl, Nikhil consults his uncle for his help. They make a plan together to persuade Nikhil’s father and the rest of the family. According to this plan Nikhil tells his father he wants to marry an American girl Nikki, who is hired for the play and soon afterwards he brings both Nikki and Aamna (as Nikki’s friend) to their home for introduction and marriage preparations. Meanwhile, showing Nikki’s faults and Aamna’s good behaviour, he dreams of proving that religion is not an issue in love! However, Nikhil seems not to consider a series of mischances to occur in the plan itself…

This is the basic storyline of the movie without any detail. Time to time i remind myself of not watching any Bollywood movie whose cast i have never heard of, however sometimes i ignore my inner voice and i want to give a try to such movies. Reading the topic line, no need to mention that it was a chick-flick one without any special peculiarity, without bringing anything new into scene, or without providing any good music for the audience.

A pure timepass, or in more true words, a total timewaste deserving just 2/5…

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Ladies and gentlemen, i am again back to you with another Shah Rukh Khan video 😆 I was watching One 2 Ka 4 and i thought why not to share my favourite part from this movie. It is one of the rare art pieces where you can find thriller, action, romance, horror, fun and love just within one video. While having the eyecandies (SRK and Juhi Chawla), do not forget to taste the velvet voices of Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik as well 🙂

Enjoy it!!!

Hai Dil Baazi Lyrics:

–FEMALE–

Haye, haye, haye, haye

Dil ki baazi laga, humse aankhen mila

Mere yaar re

 

Haye, haye, haye, haye

Pyaar ki hai umar, tu hai kyoon bekhabar

Sun yaar re

Ruk piya

Ruk piya, ruk piya, ruk piya piya piya

Chala kahan leke jiya, leke mera jiya jiya jiya

Haye, haye, haye, haye

Dil ki baazi laga, humse aankhen mila

Mere yaar re

 

–MALE–

Deewana main nahin

Dil ka sauda ho tujhse yeh mushkil hai

Kisi ko bhi dedoon dil

Yeh khilona nahin aakhir yeh dil hai

 

–FEMALE–

Tauba tauba

Tauba tauba mujhko hi samjhe ho gair piya

Tere liye main leloon duniya se bair piya

Haye, haye, haye, haye

Dil ki baazi laga, humse aankhen mila

Mere yaar re

 

–MALE–

Tujhse bhi badhke haseen aur bhi hai jahan mein, deewani sun

 

–FEMALE–

Mar jaaoon, mit jaaoon

Tere sadke karoon zindagaani sun

 

–MALE–

Oh, do din hai jeevan ke, kisi ke bhi sang hole

 

–FEMALE–

Oh, dil ki hai majboori tujhpe hi dole piya

Haye, haye, haye, haye

Dil ki baazi laga

 

–MALE–

Naa

 

–FEMALE–

Humse aankhen mila

Mere yaar re

Arre haye, haye, haye, haye

Pyaar ki hai umar

 

–MALE–

Kya

 

–FEMALE–

Tu hai kyoon bekhabar

Sun yaar re

 

 

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A small room with a window, a table with a chair, a bed, a lamb, some papers, some photographs…This is the place where an old man, with a blank mind except a few memories, is kept…

It starts with a simple, plain story about this old man. Then other characters come on the scene and the story gets accelarated. It sounds like a story within the story. Each and every character is somehow connected with one another, the old man being the key point…

An unknown story, an open end to be shaped by the reader… Abundant details, all to be used at some place sooner or later in the book…. Quite random, usual, even routine, still next page calls for the reader…

Reading some other works by Paul Auster, I would rate this one as 3/5 since it doesn’t create enough curiousity for the reader…

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Chuiya, still a child but a widow at the same time sentenced to live in an “ashram” by religious bindings, unaware of what is going on around with her innocent mind and her love and care-seeking heart…

Kalyani, sharing the same fate, feels sympathy with Chuiya. Although she takes shelter under an “ahsram” to go on her living under protection, she is forced to sell her body. Meanwhile, being a widow, although strictly forbidden, she can’t help falling in love…

Narayan, adopting a newly born philosopy, followed by many through the leadership of Indra Gandhi, has a different approach to life, and is quite criticized by his close cicrle due to his disobedience to the traditions and his wish to make a widow her wife…

An unfortunate story of two lovers struggling to love independently under the roof of another struggle of a nation to live independently…Hidden truths, hypocrisy, belief in superstitions, using people for benefit and ignorance…Some pseudo-facts like a sharp slap…some sincere confessions like a soft touch…

Decorated with the enchanting music of A.R. Rahman, both the topic-line and the cast (Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas, Sarala Kariyawasam), it urges you to take a step further towards an enlightened world…All in all, a striking movie deserving a five star!

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