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Rockstar : A different and good watch(Rating 3/5)

Rockstar: Yet another love story with a different angle by Imtiyaz Ali after ‘Jab we met’ and ‘Love Aaj Kal’.

Story of struggle and passion of of a wannabe rockstar, from college to the big stage. First half of the movie is fun-filled and entertaining.
The second half of movie is a bit monotonous according to the demand of story. Story narration is quite impressive at most of the time, apart from the switching between present-past, this switching was much good in ‘Love Aaj Kal’.
Ranbir Kapoor has done fantastic job, a true rockstar starting from the innocence in the opening reels to the arrogance in the end.
Actress, Nargis Fakhri has also done true justice to her role.

Just go for this movie for entertainment with no expectations as hyped.
Why to Watch: Ranbir’s acting , Nargis Fakhri’s acting and beauty , A different angle to love story
Why not to Watch: Not upto the much hyped expectations.

Rating: 3/5

Roomies Forever

Today I was fighting with loneliness after coming from office early, I am missing my roommates a lot, and nothing can fill that feeling of emptiness.
I know we were fighting all the times but still can’t resist the feeling of joy of the fights those pillow fights, , shut the light beat the right, GPL (I hope everybody knows this acronym),birthday bumps.→
Such messes all over the apartment, waiting for months to someone clean it and the waiting ends until the landlord comes to check the room or someone is coming to visit.

Drinking like a fish and then counting the money left for next peg and then somehow managing for a cheap one (sometimes deshi) .

Talking about each others girlfriends and their stories like “ Bro she looked at me today, not even this she even smiled” , imagine what they would reply on this…..depends.

Doing calculations and fights over monthly expenses.
Late night chats about topics like ghosts (I have seen, my friend has seen… etc), True love and crushes in colleges…

Understanding the unsaid, Pirated DVDs (all kind of), evening tea, snacks and smoke, Credit from roomies and everything.

I was having nothing but everything (my roommates: my best friends) with me at that time; Now I have everything but their memories.
I love my roommates…
Just planning for a second reunion..!

RA.One: Why and What??

Technically speaking Ra-One was a good attempt but not comparable to Robot. The story is about a game which is played very well throughout the story. A game designer makes a game inspired by his son’s views and for his son in which, villain is more powerful than the hero. The villain and hero (Robots) come out of the game in real world; which can be compared as Robot-Terminator Soup, to save the son of designer of the game.
The climax is already written and explained in the first half of the movie by the game designer. So, after first half you can watch the movie if you like watching video-games played by others. Adult comedy unnecessarily inserted in some scenes, sometimes it makes one think,was it comedy punch or something else.
Talking about the acting, SRK was not this bad before. Kareena totally resembled Katrina in terms of acting. Arjun Rampal and the child actor were much better than others.
Apart from technicality and animation NOTHING is there in the movie to make you feel entertained.
Don’t go after critic’s reviews they are paid enough for this movie, well I am neither a critic nor paid.
Why to watch: Kareena Kapoor’s looks, Animation, songs are good, And of course SRK fans should go for it ; if Salman’s fans can make bodyguard a hit then why not Ra-one.
Why not to watch: Weak Storyline, Roles exchanged (Kareena was acting as Robot while Robot SRK was sensible), PJs on the name of comedy, the first 15 minutes are insane.
                                                                                                 Rating: 2/5

Greatest Assasin of Indian history: Untold

Since been a kid every child learns and knows the things and facts which his parent, teachers and society wants him to know…
Now as we are grown ups we listen and discuss only those topics which media hypes and are interesting to us, sometimes we miss some points due to negligence and sometimes some points (some very important points) are not given any importance by media and society for various reasons.
I want to share my views on one of those points, you can add some points to this or can contradict on these, I will welcome every comment
We all Know who was Nathuram Godse ………..an assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, He committed one of the greatest crime of Indian history, we all read this in history books. Now let us discuss the untold.
We read about the crime but what was the motive behind the crime, before going to that point we must know who Nathuram Godse was…
Nathuram Godse was born in Baramati , Maharashtra in a Brahmin family. His father Vinayak Vamanrao Godse was a post office employee. It is hard to understand Godse as governmement has suppressed the information about him including the court statements, letters etc were banned for public until recently.

       Histories are always written according to the king
Sometimes I ask to myself what would be the reason behind this, didn’t he have the freedom to express himself or he was an exception to that freedom or something else.

Preliminary investigations of the Gandhiji’s murder case revealed that he was the editor of a Marathi newspaper– Hindu rashtra, and one of the biggest follower of Veer Savarkar and Mahatma Gandhi.
Nathuram Godse was arrested moments after shooting Gandhi, and was taken to the nearby Tughlaq Road police station. A reporter somehow managed to see him and ask him whether he have anything to say ‘For the present I only want to say that I am not at all sorry for what I have done‘, he replied. ‘The rest I will explain in court.
On 8 November 1948, he was allowed his day in the sun when he rose to make his statement. Reading quietly from a typed manuscript, he sought to explain why he had killed Gandhi. His thesis covered ninety-pages, and he was on his feet for five hours. Godse’s statement should be quoted extensively as it provides the insight of his personality and some reasons..

“Born in a devotional Brahmin family, I instinctively came to revere Hindu religion, Hindu history and Hindu culture. I had, therefore, been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole. As I grew up I developed a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance to any isms, political or religious. That is why I worked actively for the eradication of untouchability and the caste system based on birth alone. I openly joined anti-caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social and religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession. I used publicly to take part in organized anti-caste dinners in which thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Chamars and Bhangis participated. We broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other. I have read the speeches and writings of Dadabhai Nairoji, Vivekanand, Gokhale, Tilak, along with the books of ancient and modern history of India and some prominent countries like England, France, America and’ Russia. Moreover I studied the tenets of Socialism and Marxism. But above all I studied very closely whatever Veer Savarkar and Gandhiji had written and spoken, as to my mind these two ideologies have contributed more to the moulding of the thought and action of the Indian people during the last thirty years or so, than any other single factor has done.
All this reading and thinking led me to believe it was my first duty to serve Hindudom and Hindus both as a patriot and as a world citizen. To secure the freedom and to safeguard the just interests of some thirty crores (300 million) of Hindus would automatically constitute the freedom and the well being of all India, one fifth of human race. This conviction led me naturally to devote myself to the Hindu Sanghtanist ideology and programme, which alone, I came to believe, could win and preserve the national independence of Hindustan, my Motherland, and enable her to render true service to humanity as well.
Since the year 1920, that is, after the demise of Lokamanya Tilak, Gandhiji’s influence in the Congress first increased and then became supreme. His activities for public awakening were phenomenal in their intensity and were reinforced by the slogan of truth and non-violence, which he paraded ostentatiously before the country. No sensible or enlightened person could object to those slogans.
I would consider it a religious and moral duty to resist and, if possible, to overpower such an enemy by use of force. [In the Ramayana] Rama killed Ravana in a tumultuous fight and relieved Sita. [In the Mahabharata], Krishna killed Kansa to end his wickedness; and Arjuna had to fight and slay quite a number of his friends and relations including the revered Bhishma because the latter was on the side of the aggressor. It is my firm belief that in dubbing Rama, Krishna and Arjuna as guilty of violence, the Mahatma betrayed a total ignorance of the springs of human action.
In more recent history, it was the heroic fight put up by Chhatrapati Shivaji that first checked and eventually destroyed the Muslim tyranny in India. It was absolutely essentially for Shivaji to overpower and kill an aggressive Afzal Khan, failing which he would have lost his own life. In condemning history’s towering warriors like Shivaji, Rana Pratap and Guru Gobind Singh as misguided patriots, Gandhiji has merely exposed his self-conceit. He was, paradoxical, as it may appear, a violent pacifist who brought untold calamities on the country in the name of truth and non-violence, while Rana Pratap, Shivaji and the Guru will remain enshrined in the hearts of their countrymen forever for the freedom they brought to them.
The accumulating provocation of thirty-two years, culminating in his last pro-Muslim fast, at last goaded me to the conclusion that the existence of Gandhi should be brought to an end immediately.
In his words “I don’t refute Gandhi’s theory of non-violence. He may be a saint but he is not a politician. His theory of non-violence denies self-defence and self-interest. The non-violence that defines the fight for survival as violence is a theory not of non-violence but of self-destruction.The division of the nation was an unnecessary decision. What was the percentage of the Muslim population as compared to the population of the nation? There was no need for a separate nation. Had it been a just demand, Maulana Azad would not have stayed back in India. But because Jinnah insisted and because Gandhi took his side, India was divided, in spite of opposition from the nation, the Cabinet. An individual is never greater than a nation. The central government had taken a decision — Pakistan will not be given Rs 55 crores. On January 13 Gandhi started a fast unto death that Pakistan must be given the money. On January 13, the central government changed its earlier decision and announced that Pakistan would be given the amount. In a democracy you cannot put forward your demands at knife-point. Jinnah did it and Gandhi stabbed the nation with the same knife. He dissected the land and gave a piece to Pakistan. We did picket that time but in vain. The Father of our Nation went to perform his paternal duties for Pakistan! Gandhi blackmailed the cabinet with his fast unto death. His body, his threats to die is causing the destruction — geographical as well as economical — of the nation. Today, Muslims have taken a part of the nation, tomorrow Sikhs may ask for Punjab. The religions are again dividend into castes, they will demand sub-divisions of the divisions. What remains of the concept of one nation, national integration? Why did we fight the British in unison for independence? Why not separately? Bhagat Singh did not ask only for an independent Punjab or Subhash Chandra Bose for an independent Bengal?
I am going to assassinate him in the open, before the public, because I am going to do it as my duty. If I do it surreptitiously, it becomes a crime in my own eyes. I will not try to escape, I will surrender and naturally I will be hanged. One assassination, one hanging. I don’t want two executions for one assassination and I don’t want your involvement, participation or company. (This was for Nana-Apte and Veer Savarkar as they were against Gandhi’s policies too, Godse wanted to assassinate gandhi all by himself and took promise from Nana Apte that he will continue helping Veer Savarkar in rebuilding India as a strong free nation.
On January 30, I reached Birla Bhavan at 12 pm. Gandhi was sitting outside on a cot enjoying the sunshine. Vallabhbhai Patel’s granddaughter was sitting at his feet. I had the revolver with me. I could have assassinated him easily then, but I was convinced that his assassination was to be a punishment and a sentence against him, and I would execute him. I wanted witnesses for the execution but there were none. I did not want to escape after the execution as there was not an iota of guilt in my mind. I wanted to surrender, but surrender to whom? There was a good crowd to collect for the evening prayers. I decided on the evening of January 30 as the date for Gandhi’s execution.
Gandhi climbed the steps and came forward. He had kept his hands on the shoulders of the two girls. I wanted just three seconds more. I moved two steps forward and faced Gandhi. Now I wanted to take out the revolver and salute him for whatever sacrifice and service he had made for the nation. One of the two girls was dangerously close to Gandhi and I was afraid that she might be injured in the course of firing. As a precautionary measure I went one more step ahead, bowed before him and gently pushed the girl away from the firing line. The next moment I fired at Gandhi. Gandhi was very weak, there was a feeble sound like ‘aah’ (There are proof that Gandhi did NOT say “Hey Raam” at that time – it’s just made up stuff) from him and he fell down.
After the firing I raised my hand holding the revolver and shouted, ‘Police, police’. For 30 seconds nobody came forward and I scanned the crowd. I saw a police officer. I signalled to him to come forward and arrest me. He came and caught my wrist, then a second man came and touched the revolver… I let it go…”

It’s just a small part of his speech, is it worth to be banned?
Do you think he had a single genuine reason to put his life and his earned respect as a freedom fighter on stake?

The Spellbinder …

 
Once upon a time there lived a spellbinder!
She met a non-abler, who was also a dabbler
And now,
The dabbler sings the rhyme, thinking it as sublime
“She makes me spellbind, I thought she was mine
And was totally consigned,
Although knowing her opine that we can never entwine
I love her like divine
People say that love is blind, but I didn’t ever mind
For the sake of mankind, I am telling this first time

Don’t ever get spellbind
Coz love is really blind..

Not a Love story: Ask Google for the Story!

*Contains no spoilers*

‘Not a love story’ a movie based on Neeraj Grover Murder case.

Its a story about obsession, passion , murder and guilt. A better result out of RGV’s experiment movies.

The movie revolves around Anusha (Mahi Gill) who is a wannabe actress and her journey towards a fate, you can rhyme her fate as

” Koi khud se bura nahi hota, Pal to kisi ka saga nahi hota”

Here goes the story:

Cinematography and background score (Rangeela song) of the movie is the most criticized part. Talking about cinematography it’s quite unique and catchy, the cameraman was continuously seeking something inside the undergarments of the heroine, all the scenes of were shot as to make some mark of preference on them.

Also by the time you reach the court scenes, the wavering hand held camera goes haywire and one feels dizzy at points. I have read that camera was held by some NFDC students at court scene shots, and yes it seems like a school project rather than a movie.

Rangeela song the theme song and ringtone of actress irritates one in the whole movie. The best part of movie is the acting of Robin (Deepak Dobriyal), pappiji of ‘tanu weds manu’, great acting by him, Mahi Gill is average.

Watch this movie if you want some different taste in all departments of cinema.

Movie Rating 2.5/5

A face of my Life

                         

                          In the journey of life I found some faces

                                   The faces which left dark traces.

                             Some faces made me smile at nights,

                                     Some faces made me cry.

Of all those faces you are the one face  →

In spite of all happenings you are the one ACE,

You don’t know my SWEETY

What I did to be witty

             I’ve become a complete CLOWN.

“Not even renown”

                               She says to forget the love
       And you know what my SWEETY In life of a lover, love is all above
                                     Nothing can even shove.

So my dear SWEETY never ever feel pity
Because in the journey of life everybody finds some faces,

The faces which leaves dark traces.
And in my life you are the one face, undoubtedly ace.


Aarakshan: Better to be named as “Education: The Rajneeti or The Politics

Aarakshan garners mixed reviews of the critics and viewers. The movie is among the rare mainstream bollywood movies going beyond boy-meets-girl kind of story and presents the real aspects of reservation and education system of India.

The story centers around education system; the first half relates to Aarakshan peripherally and the second half showing the condition of our education system as a business in our society, quite unconnected with the first half. The message of movie is although very good, but you can not shake of the feeling that you are trapped in a three hour long lectureSongs are good, but unnecessarily introduced in between the story.
Prakash Jha so-called raising the public issue talking like a great man in press conferences and making the point of anti-reservation just to get publicity. In fact, the movie is just the flip side of the coin.

When you watch the movie, first thing, you will laugh on our mighty politicians who were in favour of banning this movie, even after watching the movie. This shows the intellectual level of all of them.
The supreme court quashed the suspension of screening of the movie and lifts Uttar Pradesh ban on reservation. Speaking for the bench, Justice Sharma said: ‘In fact, such discussions on social issues bring awareness, which is required for effective working of democracy. In fact, when there is such public discussion and dissent there would be an informed public opinion which, is necessary for our society.’
Addition to that the court said: ‘Once the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has cleared the film for public view, the screening of the film can’t be stopped’. A very warm welcomed decision by the supreme court.
In short Aarakshan shows great insight into socio-political insight of education system in India, worth watching for that. But if you are looking for entertainment or some ‘Rang de Basanti’ type of bang you will be disappointed….choice is yours