jiya laage naa..

this amazing song of talaash has intrigued me every time i have heard it..

it reminds me of the feelings that also come in the bhajans’ reciting the feelings of radha for her krishna. one of the stories i read the another day had rukmini serving radha food and later on milk.

it was krishna whose devout bhakt radha is, comes to know, that something was left to be placed in her plate even when we think he isn’t there!

when finally radha had food and is going to sleep, rukmini comes to krishna. he can’t sleep as he says radha has milk before going to sleep. so rukmini acknowledges. she goes and gives radha a glass of milk and comes back. even then krishna cannot sleep. she sees that and queries again. he says that radha should have hot milk.

so she rushes again and come back. now this time krishna’s palm has burn marks. she asks why? krishna says you gave her boiled one, so i took some heat of it.. wow..

Jiya laage na tum bin mora….

is that what bhakti is all about, and is what shraddha results in, brilliant and amazing.. 🙂


talaash : movie review

talaash movie poster

talaash movie poster

i knew the story of talaash before viewing it in theatres. but what a movie. and like aamir said, those who have known the story and have read the secret still found it interesting. how true!

i loved the movie due to the intensity aamir portrays his character and the bloody truth of being human ~ having to face something ~ which we aren’t fully responsible for. he tries to take a nap on a sunday afternoon while going to a nearby park, where his character’s only child dies in a mishap.

responsibility is a double edged sword and so shekhawat’s character feels it all along that he was responsible for his child’s death, spoiling his relationship with his lovely wife. only when she has found a neighbour who can talk with the departed ones, she realises that they have been osing out on time. inspector shekhawat is on another mission, of deaths related to a superstar and the talaash (search) for the background of this untimely and illogical death of a well known character in bollywood.

suddenly, rosy comes in and the search takes turns and twists. kidnapping and other motives are sprayed on the canvas.

i loved the pace of the film and the music has been going on through my ears for last 2 months or so.
jee le zara, muskaanein jhooti hain are my favorites and jiye laage na – most heard song of the album.

aamir, raani and kareena have done a good work

overall this movie is definitely worth watching!

apan kon?

 आपण कोण ह्याचा शोध कायम सुरु असतो..
मला हा प्रश्न कायमच पडत आलाय .. साला आपण कोण.. कुठून आलो आणि काय करतो आहोत? त्यातच मध्ये शोध लागल्याप्रमाणे पाणी फक्त पृथ्वी वरच पडू शकते.. ! (सौजन्य नासा) इकडे तिकडे कुठेही यान पाठवा चैला शोध तोच.. आपले पूर्वज लेकाचे उगीच काही खोटा नाही बोलून गेलेत! काखेत कळसा आणि गावाला वळसा. असो. इतरही बाबतीत त्यांना जरा उशीराच कळते.
जन्माला येऊन असे काय विशेष केले आहे? इकडे तर च्यायला  जगणंही महाग होत बसलंय दिवसेनदिवस आणि सामान्य गरजांच्या मागे धावता धावता आपण पूर्ण संपून जातो आहोत. पण एक प्रश्न पुन्हा सतावतो. 

मागच्या अनेक पिढ्यान पिढ्यान कडेही तेवढेच २४ तास होते…त्यांनीही बरीच कामे केलीत आणि बरच आयुष्य जगले… अगदी निवांत ..

कुठेतरी भाऊगर्दीत  आपण आपली गती तर वाढवतोय पण तो आनंद कुठे तरी मिसिंग आहे, असे कायम प्रत्येकाला ह्या न त्या क्षणी वाटतच असते.

The Dark Knight Rises – Movie Review

the dark knight rises poster

the dark knight rises poster


well, Christopher Nolan, is a great story-teller and a superb director, one must say – after watching the Batman trilogy.

It’s already 8 years passed since Batman had disappeared from public appearances and so has Bruce Wayne. Wayne has invested his amount @ Wayne enterprises in a nuclear science project ~ which has crumbled and the profits are going down year after year. Bane ~ a ruthless criminal meanwhile flees from a CIA aeroplane while capturing a nuclear scientist – who was on the development project.

Bane (Tom Hardy) attacks the stock market in Gotham and gets his numbers of shares in market to a very low price. Batman comes back while looking to attack Bane and Police instead of tracing Bane try to lock out Batman instead. Batman escapes with a newly developed vehicle – The Bat.

Wayne decides to leave the company in the hands of Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) for the safety of the project – which is in an inactive state at a base below the river flowing through the city of Gotham and attack Bane with the help of Selina Kyle / Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) – whom he has caught stealing his mother’s necklace @ Wayne manor once.

Insteading of being able to beat Bane, Batman himself gets attacked and injured in the hands of Bane and comes to know that he is the one who has come to attack Batman from the League of Shadows after Ra’s al ghul’s death.  Bane breaks Batman’s back and gets him locked in a prison ~ just like a big well and can be escaped with just a rope. Only one child has been able to escape from the prison and that one child is believed to be Bane.

Bane then takes the control over the city and plans to blast off the nuclear material within  a few hours. How Batman reaches Gotham and will he be able to save the city or not? forms the rest of the story.

The actors are superb, the story – edgy and the direction – from Christopher Nolan is legendary.  The climax is interesting and makes viewers think of the brilliance – the Nolan brothers have put into the series.

Bane might not be the Joker, but is able to create the fear in terms of the viewers to an extent.

Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are new additions to the series.

Impressive and a must watch movie.


Cant wait to see Nolan movies after watching Inception a lot of times. this one is worth the wait as its the last movie of the trilogy.

Next would be the Superman (Man of Steel) in 2013, where Nolan comes back in the role of producer.

Hope that Inception has a sequel.


(Warning: mild spoilers throughout — though the film has enough big surprises that you need not worry.)

A gang of thugs has just looted the Gotham City Stock Exchange and crashed out on motorcycles, hostages in tow. The police are helpless as they pursue the miscreants into a tunnel. Suddenly, the tunnel goes dark. A familiar vehicle with monster-truck wheels, driven by a man in black cape and cowl, has joined the chase. Batman is back. An older cop observes the action, smiles and says to a rookie, “Boy, you’re in for a show tonight, son.”

The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), Christopher Nolan’s mesmerizing climax to his trilogy reboot of the DC Comics character, is a show, all right. But not in the way of the standard summer action fantasy. Although his movie contains elaborate fights, stunts, chases and war toys, and though the director dresses half his…

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Cocktail : Movie Review

cocktail movie poster

cocktail movie poster

the movie derives its name from a mixture of various drinks and offers to an extent (the first half) the required content. but yes, you wont get a hangover from this movie as soon as you leave movie  theaters. 

gautam (saif) comes to london for a job and is kind of a lady-killer – starting from boarding the plane and staring at the lady attendant! he lands up @ meera (diana penty) the moment he is there ti leave his uncle with whom he stays @ London. meera has just married and has come to stay with her husband (randeep hooda) – who dumps her at the moment he sees her at his office. in comes veronica, who is a rich spoilt girl and they meet at a restroom to become the best friends later on. veronica invites her to her house and give her a room at her big apartment. they soon start befriending each other and one day see gautam flirting with his new boss, and veronica decides to settle the score by predicting she’s pregnant from him.   all soon gets well, between the two, when they meet together on the bar, where veronica’s the queen of hearts! 

gautam begins a relationship with veronica and shares the room with meera! gautam’s mom (dimple kapadia) calls in to find that gautam has already found a bahu (dau-in-law) for her and due to the nature of meera, who wouldn’t get rejected – says that she’s the girl! veronica doesn’t get angry at first but the impressions that meera puts on her to be mum-in-law gets her interested towards indian culture back again.

the story moves to south africa (capetown) where meera and gautam stay together for a while and veronica gets distanced. gautam, for the first time, falls in love with meera, even though his live-in relationship with veronica stays in everybody’s minds and meera decides to quit the game of frdship and love for the betterment of other two. 

the story’s seciond half goes on to tell the same repeated story.  

 the first half establishes cocktail, while running only for 45 mins. the second half (around 1.5 hours ~ 91 mins)  doesn’t do that well, gets like a rehash of the love aaj kal kinda thing. 

diana penty has loads of tears in the film, well and the times she has to act otherwise, does that in a good way.saif  gets to play his usual stuff, but age looks to take on him on the upper side now.deepika plays veronica with grace, its her and saif’s touch, that lift the first half. most of the comic punches are on veronica’s part.

boman irani and dimple gets a good amount of scenes, but their characters seem a bit less deep. 

overall, the music is good, with tumhi ho bandhu and daaru desi rocking the first half.

 the plot ni imtiaz and sajid ali lets down the direction of homi adjania in someways, it could have been much better, if there was another twist in the tale.

 worth a one time watch, just if u have time.

Shanghai movie review


Shanghai Poster

Shanghai Poster

Shanghai ~ the name just based on the thought process that todays leaders in India – just want to replicate the success of Shanghai in their elected area. Nobody seems to mind about the consequences of the progress from nothing to everything and of people’s unity with their soil. A political satire in its own way, Shanghai depicts the problems the leaders face while trying to progress against some NGO’s and the NGO’s view from the background.

IBP ~ India Bana Pardes! the name of the party that promotes itself into making India a foreign land. The people once were so attracted towards the development of the West ~ the politicians thought of making one in here itself ~ in a symbolic place called Bharat Nagar. The slums are being moved out of the city by 50 kms and in comes Mr. Ahmedi ~ played by Prasonajeet who takes the cause of opposing the plans of the development of Bharat Nagar.

He is brutally killed in front of everybody ~ his followers on one side and his opponents on the other. How a student of his – Shalini Sahay – played by Kalki, a video shooter and a photographer Joginder Parmar ~ Emraan Hashmi and the government official ~ T. A. Krishnan ~ Abhay Deol (with a Tamilian accent!)  go to the base of the plot to kill Ahmedi – form the narrative of Shanghai.

The story is based on the novel ~ comes with the opening credits ~ is so relevant today, it fails to beat the impact of time.

Dibakar Banerjee just ROCKS man! This is the second movie of his that i saw and liked. Oye Lucky Lucky Oye was brilliant piece of work too. His choices of actors has been also good. Abhay Deol never looked same in both of his movies and well different thena ZNMD too. Emraan Hashmi ~ though might have been cast a year ago ~ proves his worth with this role. Kalki has a small role. Prosanajit well adds intensity of Dr. Ahmedi to this film. Farooq Sheikh, Chinmay Mandalekar and Anant Jog have some important parts of the film.

Music is from Vishal and Shekhar, but we hardly have one song playing in the mind when we leave ~ Bharat Mata ki Jai.

The climax unfolds how brains of an intelligent guy can save many and destroy many! Whereas in the end we still see the picture we saw about 10-12 years ago. Just a word of thought.

A nice and thoughtful watch with the pleasure of a good filmmaking from an old narrative which totally fits in our present.