|Take '12- that's the film society. This is a picture during the latest episode- 4th October 2012.|
While I am talking about films and tv, how can I miss out on the two major releases of the past month that have made all the news? I happened to be at CP for a shoot, one Sunday afternoon, and Barfi! was on at Regal. No second thoughts and I had a ticket in my hand for the 12.30 show. Considering my love for trains, the only thing I knew about the film before watching it was that it was the story of a deaf and dumb boy in Darjeeling. Ranbir and Priyanka, both of them deserve huge applause for the awesome acting. I mean, how easy is it for a normal person to play the role of a deaf and dumb or autistic child? I did find the storyline a little complicated (just a little) with the many unexpected moments, but I don’t think I would rate the movie anywhere below a 4 on 5.
The other major release, and one which I had been looking up for since over a year, was Heroine. No, I didn’t go to see the film for Kareena’s acting. Probably that’s what made all the difference. I went to see the film for Madhur Bhandarkar’s reality-show syndrome and on finding none of it, I was disappointed. I didn’t waste time in updating my facebook status- “Mr Bhandarkar, I revered you till 3 hours ago.” No, my respect for the director didn’t go down. I was just left wondering why I expected thing ‘A’ from him while he was concentrating on showing me thing ‘B’. The way a person tends to go through ups and downs in life and how even someone as big as a ‘heroine’ is a normal human being at the end of the day- that’s what the film wants to show and Kareena’s acting in this regard is marvelous. But for the standards he has set for himself and what I expected from him, I would rate this Bhandarkar movie, a 2.5-3 on a scale of 5.
|That was our first look of the Taj. From the Agra Fort. The only picture that I clicked in the entire trip ;)|
|Posing in front of the Taj isn't an opportunity anyone misses out on|
|At the Agra Fort|
|At Fatehpur Sikri. We suddenly realized that we hadn't clicked any pictures of ourselves! :D|
The last thing that comes to my mind right now is J K Rowling's latest novel- The Casual Vacancy. I ordered it online and received it two days back. Although I have signed the book, I haven't yet started reading it, it's going to take me sometime and dedication to do that- not possible under the present work-load for sure...
|Just clicked the picture to make it part of the blog entry. The Casual Vacancy by Rowling|
Even not writing any entry brings about 1000 visitors to my blog every month. It seems my tagging and Google’s indexing are finally working out in my favour. I just hope, if for nobody else then for myself, I shall be more regular than I am right now with my blog in the coming days. Till then, hasta la vista! :)