Sunday, January 24, 2010

Aal iz Well -n- Aal iz Well- Director's Cut

Well, well, well.. I don't think I need to tell what I am going to write about here... It must have become quite clear from the Title to this post.. No??? Oh Shit! (That reminds me of one hilarious incident, but I think I can come back to that some other time!!) Well, for all those idiots who can't figure it out still, by Aal iz Well, I mean the movie "3 Idiots"!! But.....beware....

SPOILER WARNING: If you still haven't seen the movie and don't want to spoil your experience, I would suggest you not to read further and would request you to come back here as soon as you see it and then read this till the end!

At a budget of 45 crores, a producer earns 385 crores in just 4 weeks and the movie becomes the highest grossing hindi movie ever made! And the numbers are still set to grow! Ohhh....okay...I know this is boring, but that's the statistics! Okay, alright you know it!

Raju Rastogi (not Aman) and Farhan Qureshi (not Hari) enter the ICE (why not IIT?) as first year engineering students and there and then begins their new journey with a different destination as they meet Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad (a.k.a. Rancho and many more a.k.a.'s...!!) (and not Ryan)... Rancho's a guy who is going to change their lives forever...They would never ever be the same again (What a deviation from the book, I'm referring to 'Five Point Someone', ofcourse!!) !! Well, I think that's enough! I am not going to tell the complete story, you can read that anywhere! This is supposed to be a Director's Cut...so....its time for personal views...

After 25th December, whenever I met anyone who had seen 3 Idiots, there was just one comment, "Tune 3 Idiots nahi dekha to kya dekha?" And I used to say, "Don't worry..Dekh lunga as soon as I get a chance!!" And finally today after a wait of one whole month, I saw it! Everyone said that it is a must-see.. And after seeing it, even I say the same.. In fact, in today's India Aal iz "surely not" Well.. Are koi Education Minister ko ye movie dikhao!!

One of the most senti movies, should I say? May be... If Taare Zameen Par had the potential to wet all mummys eyes, then 3 Idiots can make good friends weep really very easily!! May it be because of "I Quit", the background score or at all those innumerable instances where I could easily identify myself with one of the characters, the director was able to make sure that its audience, which is full of idiots, wipes out tears. After seeing this movie if I meet Rajkumar Hirani, I would surely say "Jahanpanah, tussi really great ho!!" The path he carved for Munnabhai, has led to this highway for Rancho. With his hilarious, chamatkari and unexpected comedy-sequences, Hirani has yet again managed to produce one of the most finest movies Bollywood has ever seen!

And did any of you notice a grave mistake in the movie? Mona Singh who plays the role of Kareena's elder sister is in one scene addressed as Poonam and in all subsequent scenes, she is Mona!!

After seeing the movie, I could make out one more thing..Why Chetan Bhagat was angry with the director and Aamir Khan...well, this may not be the actual reason, but still you can read it! (Free advice de raha hun, lena hai to lo, nahi to nahi!) Do you remember Rancho's dialogue when he is first summoned to Virus's office? No? Okay, here it goes...just for you.. "...something, something, something and then "yahaan par bache aakar kya karte hain? Pehle engineering, phir MBA aur phir US jaake bank mein naukri" ....something, something, something..." Those of you who have read Chetan Bhagat will know what I am referring to! Two years ago wasn't he (an engineer and MBA) working in Hong Kong, in a bank? Well, that's completely my personal view! What do you think?

Overall, I would say this is a movie for everyone in some sense or the other. For idiots (Chaturs, in particular) who find it difficult to chase their dreams... For the idiots' much more idiotic pressurizers who even after 60 years of India turning a republic fail to think beyond the conventional career options... For the education system of the country which prevents you from imagining and keeps pushing you towards rote-learning... The list goes on and on and on... Didn't Robert Frost choose the path less travelled by?

Its high time now. Success kaa picha mat karo. Excellence ka picha karo aur success khud tumhe pakadne bhagegi.

And if you are still wondering why I have Aal iz Well twice in the title, it is because I saw 3 Idiots twice in a span of 8 hours, after an eager wait of 1 whole month!!

So finally what do you think? Are you an idiot? (Dil idiot hai pyaar se usko samjha le....hehe..!)

And what an idiot I am to be sitting in front of my PC at 4 in the morning and typing my blog post!
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Saturday, January 02, 2010

2009: The Story of my Experiments with Life..Part III

The final part...

7 Sep: Swine flu finally reached my school.

16 Sep: Phones caught...Lost contact with the world...

27 Sep: My first encounter with death!

8 Oct: Is Aal iz Well??

11 Oct: Delhi Darshan Day 6: Chandni Chowk etc..

14 Oct: Mama reached Delhi.. Met her after more than 3 months...

17 Oct: My 5th crackerless Diwali..

21-23 Oct: CBSE National Level Science Exhibition: Our project was one of the best 3 at the Nationals!!! Yahooooooo......:-))

26-27 Oct: Love, Eashan, Venky...why did u do that?? How stupid of you Eashan!!

10 Nov: My first workshop at Air Force Bal Bharati Public School, Lodhi Road about Greenb Buildings.

19 Nov: What a testing situation Sid!

26/11: 3 things: 1) India's encounter with terror's 1st year...2) Indian constitution's 60th year and...3) Our Principal Sir, Sri Vinay Kumar passes away...

28-29 Nov: Chandigarh trip. Had a gr8 time!!

2 Dec: Filling the 'void' in 12-C!

12 Dec: My D-day! I am now an adult!!

15 Dec: A revolution starts??

25 Dec onwards: Enjoying full-to at the hostel with just the 3 of us around....Amrit, Atul and me!! Grt food, basketball etc etc...but no phone, koi baat nahi!!

Well...I know all these three posts about my experiments with my life were full of suspense and were not clear to everyone...but this is something for sure that whatever has been written here has got to be understood (and is meant to be understood) by some specific people only!!

Now, my pre-boards are approaching...so I wont be online for some time....But till then...enjoy the new year... do leave ur comments here....thank u so much for ur patience....:-)
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Friday, January 01, 2010

2009: My Experiments Continue...(Part II)

Its the new year already...So Happy New Year everyone!!

4 May: Our first (and may be the last) hostel trip toi Ambience Mall, Gurgaon...Monsters vs Aliens...hehe...

18 May: Thank you so much for the visit!

22 May: Entered Orissa after 343 days...

27 May: My very-own ATM card comes to life...

2 May: Farewell to my phone.

8 & 20 Jun: Went to my school after more than a year...So many happy faces!!

24 Jun: Sambalpur: The hottest place in the country...Where's the monsoon??

7 Jul: Returned to hostel...Cheerful faces awaited me...

8 Jul- 12 Aug: Juniors arrive at the hostel...What an unforgettable time!! So sweeeeet memories!

16 Jul: Half-Blood Prince released! Although I was in Delhi, I haven't seen the movie yet!

31 Jul: Tree Plantation Drive by ONGC. Shiela Dikshit was just a few ten-centimetres away from me and I still couldn't interact with her!! My first view of a VVIP!

7 Aug: 18th May--was it faked?

12 Aug: I was finally selected as the President of the Enviroinment Council of my school.

13 Aug: CEEC trip to Vigyan Bhavan. My first close view of the President of India!

16-18 Aug: CBSE Regional Level Science Exhibition at Amrita Vidyalayam, Saket. Our project on Mathematical Modeling and its Application in the Treatment of Cancer did get selected for the Nationals!

Well...that is it for Part 2...Part 3 coming even faster, with much more interesting bits of news....Thank you for your patience....
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