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We watch movies for an entertainment and unwinding ourselves. However, each movie has a life story of their characters. Wisdom can be derived from on screen lives, if we contemplate. Here, I’m sharing what I have contemplated with few words about movie as well.

#MovieWisdom #Tamasha

#MovieWisdom #Tamasha

#Tamasha

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Boy and Girl meet by coincidence. They decide to walk together for sometime without string attached or circumstances compelled them to do so. They depart happily with ecstatic memories of togetherness, as pre decided. Girl misses the boy and finds him out (or vice versa) after a painful quest. Boy is trapped in the robotic default life which he never wanted to live. Girl tries to make him realise the fact and there comes an enlightenment after lot of emotional suffering at both the end. Finally, happiness ever… You might be thinking that I’m narrating a story of Tamasha, nope, not only Tamasha, this is under current of all Imtiaz Ali’s movies, may it be ‘Socha na tha’ or ‘Ahista Ahista’ or ‘Jab we met’ or ‘Love aaj kal’ or ‘ Rockstar’, the only exception you may cite is ‘Highway’!! ‘Be what you are’ and ‘Listen to your heart, go back to the person staying there’ are his common messages since last decade. ‘अरे भैया you keep on telling us की break the routine तो आप भी करो ना अपना routine break! कुछ नया, कुछ हटके like what you keep on preaching’!! Instead, he is asking us on poster tagline ‘Why always the same story?’ Exactly, that’s what we want to ask man!! 

Tamasha is a common love story told in weird sequences. I’m not sure whether Imtiaz has tried becoming Christophar Nolan :p

Much awaited Ranbir and Deepika’s online chemistry looks faded as compare to YJYD. In fact, Deepika looks older than Ranbir 🙂

Weakly knitted storyline looses its grip many times. Performances of lead actors are good. Rehman’s percussion dominated music is a treat and Irshad Kamil’s lyrics are meaningful.

Sidhi baat, no bakvaas:

Eagerly waiting fans will be disappointed, however it is worth one time watch on week days. Many, like me, would like it. Good news is tickets rate is not of festive season, on which so called superstars are banking 🙂 🙂

Movie Wisdom:

Movie itself is preachy, ‘Be what you are’, ‘Listen to your heart and follow the inner voice’, ‘Break the routine and defy the life rules’ etc. However, apart from these घिसीपिटी बातें, one may contemplate subtle wisdom as well. 

  1. If person feels special and vibrant in your company, you are the one, no matter what your routine portray you. 
  2. Every one has a hidden self, which gets expressed unknowingly in certain relationship. Whether you accept it or not, you realise it or not, there is a strong connection and strings attached in such relationships.
  3. Soulmate is the one who can bring your best out of you, even if you’re ignorant about it.
  4. You can never get over the memories of person who has made you to forget everything but time spent together.
  5. Each one on this earth is in boring routine. What you admire in other person’s life is a boring routine for them and they admire your routine ! That’s what life is, accept it or not.
  6. Every person has three faces. One, what they are in core, second, what they wear in their routine life and third, what they portray in society or social media. Relationship where you are comfortable wearing a first one is the close one and where you prefer third is the distant one. All our relationships fall somewhere on this spectrum.

On lighter note…

  • Woman can understand what man wants and that too, better than man himself !
  • Man does not bother to know who he is within, girl comes in his life and takes him to emotional rollercoaster with her to make him realise who he is :))

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I’m not a paid or commercial movie critic, neither this is technical review of the movie.This share is to help like-minded friends for spending their money and time effectively 🙂

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Posted by on November 29, 2015 in Reviews and Movie Wisdom

 

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#MovieWisdom #PyarKaPanchnama-2

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One more compilation of relationship jokes, as usual on women. Funny but one-sided. Three type of responses expected about this flick masculine, feminine and neutral. Masculine responders would love this movie the most as they will be able to relate or identify with FUBs (Frustrated, Used Boyfriends) ventilating in the movie. Feminine responders will oppose and argue about how men suck in the relationships. Obviously they will hate the film. Third one, neutral, they will neither relate nor oppose, simply enjoy few gags, laugh and go home forgetting what they have seen!

Eight minute signature hate speech of the movie is an outburst of frustrated boyfriend, has to be funny because more than a suffering it is an introspection of what extent girls can take a guy on a ride for his single minded interest in her.

Over all, few gags and hate speech makes it light comedy which looses its pace often. However, guys are gonna love it. Funny one liners will entertain the audience.

Sidhi baat, no bakvaas:

Hilarious, one time watch, provided you are not very senti about jokes on women.

Movie Wisdom:

  1. Love and relationship needs work and efforts, it is not self-growing. The way all three relationships start and progress through out the movie will make you understand one thing very clearly, falling in love or getting into relationship is far more easy than sustaining in it.

  2. Exotic vacations, expensive shopping bonanza or partying-drinking is not going to improve your relationship unless you address the core issues.

  3. One has to communicate on very first sign of an exploitation and stand for their self respect otherwise s/he will be left with feeling of used-up, suppressed anger, frustration and sometimes, guilt of being emotional dependent.

  4. One loving or caring attitude will not change face of your relationship, such patch up techniques takes you on emotional roller coaster.

  5. When you think that ‘Problem yeh hai ki woh ladki hai’, please extend your thought ‘aur meri niyat thik nahi’ 🙂 Girls are smart enough to read guy’s intentions in relationship. When she finds physical attraction as a sole intention, she may not interested in long term commitment but still takes the guy on a ride for her own purpose. She use her charm and sometimes, body to manipulate guy the way she wants.

  6. Loosing a peace of mind in love is not only with guys but that happens with girls as well. They also feel used, sucked, cheated and manipulated.

  7. When you feel that you are taken for granted or not respected, it’s time to talk or walk away to prevent further damage to your self-esteem and suffering.

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I’m not a paid or commercial movie critic, neither this is technical review of the movie.This share is to help like-minded friends for spending their money and time effectively 🙂

 
 

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#MovieWisdom #Jazbaa

#MovieWisdom #Jazbaa

Jazbaa

Though I was watching films regularly since I wrote about ‘Masaan’, I couldn’t get time to write here. Many reader friends were insisting me to write few lines. I was also missing this section of my blog. The day it crossed magical figure of one lakh readers across seventy countries, I decided to be active on this section of my blog. I’m back with movie wisdom.

#Jazbaa

Captivating, good paced thriller with interesting final twist. Although courtroom drama is below average than what we have seen in many Bollywood flicks, lead performances keep the film alive. Moreover, beautiful cinematography and effective dialogues add to your viewing experience.
Aishwarya Rai has delivered a convincing performance minus her annoying grunts and screeches on some scenes 🙂  She looks impressive and beautiful in almost every frame, perfect choice of come back script. Irfan Khan plays typical and Shabana Azmi is ok like except last few minutes of her performance.

Sidhi baat, no bakvaas:

Nothing new, cleverly packaged, stylish time pass thriller.

Movie Wisdom:

  1. Do not mess with the mothers.

  2. Trauma of rape is devastating for victim as well as her keens.

  3. Guilty looks for and hire expensive lawyer than an Innocent

  4. wisdom from dialogues – रिश्तोंमे भरोसा और मोबाइलमें नेटवर्क ना हो तो लोग गेम खेलने लगते है – आज के जमानेमे शरीफ वो है जिसके मोबाइलमे पासवर्ड नहीं है

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I’m not a paid or commercial movie critic, neither this is technical review of the movie.This share is to help like-minded friends for spending their money and time effectively 🙂

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Reviews and Movie Wisdom

 

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Share about Masaan…

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I’m sure, my regular readers might be expecting sharing about ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ by this time. However, I have to disappoint them because this Friday I preferred to see debutant Director Neeraj Ghaywan’s movie ‘Masaan’- premier arranged with movie crew by Cineman Productions. Film is scheduled to release on July 24th,2015.

Simple looking love stories knitted in interesting backdrop of burning ghat in Varanasi (Benares), narrates changing perception of Indian youth about love, sex, morals, personal liberty and caste traditions. Appropriately paced story creeps in your mind leaving you completely engrossed. Character driven narratives could have been told in any backdrop but selection of cremation ghats of Ganges is sign of smart film making, full marks to Neeraj Ghaywan.

Cinematographer Avinash Dhaware is brilliant with his lenses. This film would have been life-less without his magical portrait of burning ghats, scenes of Ganges, coin searching dives, colourful streets or funeral pyres. In fact, cinematography of this film makes it ‘must see’. Lyrical interludes and background score is effective and will increase your engagement.

Richa Chadda is marvellous with internalizing her loss and her silences, so is Sanjay Mishra with his misery and struggle to save his family honour. Vicky Kaushal as a Corpse-burner on the ghat and Shweta Tripathi as a higher caste middle class girl, are fantabulous in their performances. Young Nikhil Sahni and Bhagvan Tiwari are noteworthy.

Sidhi baat, no bakvaas:

Must watch for any sensible and hard core movie lovers.

Movie Wisdom:

  1. Caught in any mutual sexual act, girl will be blamed, defamed and exploited more than a boy.

  2. One would spend much more to save his honour than his life, that too out of capacity!

  3. Young India’s perception about gender or cast discrimination has changed but not about corruption.

  4. Many times power and money makes person insensitive.

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I’m not a paid or commercial movie critic, neither this is technical review of the movie.This share is to help like-minded friends for spending their money and time effectively 🙂

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Share about Dil Dhadakne Do…

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One more emotional rollercoaster from Zoya Akhtar. She took us on road trip in ZNMD and now she has set us on cruise trip. Although means of trips are different, conflicts remain the same. Treatment is different but flavour remains the same. Destinations are different but outcome is same, trip changes the tripper’s outlook towards life.

Family drama which may make you think beyond what you see. Predictable and slow paced story sails in lighter tone. Many times, story fails to hold your attention but thanks to exotic locations for filling the gaps. Climax proves it as Hollywood style Bollywood piece 🙂

Dialogues are witty and meaningful, likely to stimulate you to think beyond words. If you are thinking and/or analytical type, post movie close your eyes, think beyond what you have seen and try to relate, of course after going back home and not in cinema hall 🙂

Performances are excellent. Background score is an average type. Title song is not a part of the movie.

In short, Well directed story which hardly have any interesting content. Packaging is the main strength of this film and that will make this film to earn 🙂

Sidhi baat, no bakvaas:

Packaging makes it good entertainer, will relax you and bring smile on your face.

Movie Wisdom:

  1. Relationships are much deeper and emotionally connected than what we think about it.

  2. Many times, while handling emotions, people cheat not only others but themselves as well.

  3. Bad marital relationship between parents make their children emotionally unstable and non-assertive.

  4. On lighter note, Dog understands humans better because it has no logic but pure emotions.

Disclaimer : 🙂

I’m not a paid or commercial movie critic, neither this is technical review of the movie.This share is to help like-minded friends for spending their money and time effectively 🙂

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Share about Bombay Velvet

Bombay Velvet

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Period crime drama remarkable for its visual appeal,superb background score, meaningful songs and fantastic lead performances.

What missing is storyline 😦  I wish it would have been tighter, better edited, more paced with effective dialogues – it would have been blockbuster.

Connection with characters is missing. You don’t feel for characters and I think it is one of the prime requirements for any movie to be successful 🙂

Four writers together could not give well paced plot and thrilling narration is the most unfortunate part of the film.

Cheers for great music and effective lyrics.

Personally I liked the nostalgia it creates, retro look of Ranbir-Anushka and of course, bombay before my birth 🙂

Sidhi baat, no bakvaas:

Good one time watch on weekdays

Movie Wisdom:

  1. Needy and ambitious person can be exploited easily.

  2. Favour from shrewd, manipulative and powerful people comes with a price, hidden or open.

  3. It is beyond common man’s imagination and thinking that how influential people play with power and to what extent.

  4. And of course, मोहब्बत बुरी बिमारी लगी तुझे तो तेरी ज़िम्मेदारी 🙂

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I’m not a paid or commercial movie critic, neither this is technical review of the movie.This share is to help like-minded friends for spending their money and time effectively 🙂

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Share about BABY

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Absolute thriller…

Gripping storyline, superb pace, solid performances, good camera work and effective background score makes this film delightful watch. Last half hour is nail biting and will leave you completely engrossed.

Best thing about this movie is, its straight on target, no distractions like love story, unnecessary songs, item numbers or faltu masala. Rocking performances by all lead casts – Akshay, Danny, Anupam, Rana, Taapsee, Kay Kay, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Rasheed Naz…

Only negative remark about the movie is its name, it should have been more interesting 🙂

By the way, in my share about ‘Khoobsurat’, I have quoted Sonam Kapur complaining ‘No one is taking me seriously’. Indeed she is right, first day-night show of ‘Dolly ki doli’ got cancelled because of only 5 viewers.

Sidhi baat, no bakvaas:

Paisa vasool thriller, go and enjoy…

Movie Wisdom:

  1. Terrorists and politicians have one thing in common; they manipulate innocent people’s life for their malice gains.
  2. Patriotism is not a virtue, its conviction – its religion.
  3. Fanaticism has two faces, positive and negative, constructive and destructive.

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I’m not a paid or commercial movie critic, neither this is technical review of the movie.This share is to help like-minded friends for spending their money and time effectively 🙂

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Posted by on January 25, 2015 in Reviews and Movie Wisdom

 

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