Monday, June 29, 2009


Yashraj Films-I've got one advice for u:-"YOU NEED TO INTROSPECT". Well, the grandaddy of all production industries is on its way down. Well, at least their latest release surely indicates that.

After slumdog millionaire,I didn't get a chance to view any movies for a really long time. After weeks and weeks of waiting, I finally got a chance to watch one. There were 3 good movies in the list-Terminator,X-Men Origins and New York.And since I am a hardcore Bollywood fan, I chose New York.And the moment, the film started, I knew I had made the wrong choice.All my anticipations took a battering as i continued to watch the film.Its not as bad as Tashan or Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic, but it just doesn't deserve the "worth watch" title.

The movie, as u may have heard in the reviews, centres around the post 9/11 scenario when detentions were on a high and even a pizza delivery boy could have been on the suspect list.

The plot was good, but the script simply blew it up.They say it was the story of 3 friends, it was anything but that sadly.The good times of their friendship could be seen briefly, presented in its full charm through a song that had no intention of coming to an end.And the good times end there.

The viewer is then taken through a burst of scenes that portray nothing but violence, sadness, and misery.And the climax is even worse.Looks like Aditya Chopra loved Jannat and he decided to use it as the climax of this one.The only problem is he made it simply look worse.

John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, and Neil Nitin Mukesh did play their parts well.Even Irffan Khan was at his acting best, but this bunch of actors just couldn't save the movie from going into pits.

I am going with 2 out of 5 for Yash Raj's newest venture.Desperate times seems to be ahead for Yash Chopra and his battalion unless they don't pull their socks.If you ask me, I think they need to produce films with SRK in the lead till the tables turn.After all, SRK is their lucky mascot!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


After a long break, your friendly blogger is back.I must apologise to my regular visitors for not updating my blog.I am sure all of you would have been bored reading my old posts all over again.I assure you that I will keep updating my posts regularly from now on and I hope to receive your true suggestions and comments.Without further ado,let me straight jump to my latest post.

After a series of movie reviews,I decided to write something else for a change.The plot for this post happened on January 17th 2009.I made a visit to Bhavan's Vidya Mandir,Girinagar,my alma mater,which gave me the first leap to my future.It was the day on which my school was conducting its annual mega event-Magnum Opus 2008-2009.An event, which i remember my batch conducting a couple of years back and reaping success in the end.I was really excited about my visit since it was after a 4 month-long gap that I was stepping into my school.To meet my teachers,who gave me wisdom in every sense of life,my friends,who were there for me through my thick and thins,and the campus,which was,is,and will always remain my second home was truly exciting as well as a nostalgic experience for me.

I was deeply touched by the way my teachers expressed their affection for me and the confidence and the faith they imposed on me made my heart and soul shed tears of joy.And of course,my batchmates were as jolly as ever.Their physical appearances might have changed,with some growing tall,some growing thin,and some sporting moustaches and beards,but they are still the true Bhavanites at heart.And they are and always be my faithful friends.

And about the campus,well, there's nothing much to say about it.Its the still same old campus(except that it was repainted,i guess) with the same old classrooms,the same old stage and the same old buildings.I experienced the feeling of the old memories coming back to me as I took one glance at the majestic structure.

How I wish that I was still studying at my school??How I wish that my school life was extended by another 50 years or so with the same old friends of mine, at the same old campus with the same teachers??

Life has to move on,and one must accept life the way it is.But whatever life throws at me,whatever challenges I face,those memorable moments I had at my alma mater will always be etched in my memory throughout my life.And January 17th 2009 will always be remembered by me as one of the most memorable days, and as a day I spent at my alma mater.