7 Days

It has been 7 days full of idleness for me, though I’ve loads of stuff to share with you. After my exams got over I spent my meaningful week doing things which I always wanted to do. Let me write about them
Film Festival at my Room

I watched lots of movies and almost err all bollywood flicks. I particularly preferred those movies which usually trigger a sacrilege almost similar to “PSPO nahi jaante”, during some gossip sessions which made me feel awfully ignorant about bollywood.
Those movies included old films like “Angoor”, “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak”, “Naram Garam” and new films like “Water-(Deepa Mehta)”, “13B” and many more...
BTW... I’ve recently became a fan and admirer of “Anurag Kashyap”. I know this is cheap publicity of my orkut community but do join my orkut community of “Anurag Kashyap”.
Now I’ll tell you about some movies which were successful in creating an impression over my artistically retarded brain.
No Smoking:
As the title suggests, the movie is all about “no smoking”. It is a perfect answer to Hollywood’s science-fictions. I hate science fictions not just because they present a lot of violence and unnecessary action but they are illogically unrealistic. “No Smoking” is also unrealistic and as termed by critic Taran Adarsh it leaves you exasperated and disgusted. However, I felt there was some logic in this “Anurag Kashyap’s” movie which could serve as a better substitute to bull-crap movies like “Hostel”, “Saw series” and all science-fictions including blockbusters. It is all what I think.
Water:
Anurag sir’s dialogues in the movie were more than enough to appreciate the excellence of the movie. It’s all about widow remarriage. It is a movie not for everyone. There are only few people who can like this movie because actually at times it is unrealistic and sensitive for Indian audience. Lisa Ray looks extremely pretty in her white attire and is perfect for a role opposite John Abraham.
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak:
Aamir Khan debuts in this film with Juhi Chawla and I don’t know why I missed this movie for 20 years after its release as they both are one of my favourite male and female actors. Though this movie was nothing at all great to describe about. The story is not new. Despite wonderful performances from both Aamir and Juhi, it couldn’t catch my interest at any point of time. Once again this bollywood movie defies the meaning of serendipity with a lot of unusual coincidences.
Angoor:
This movie proves why situational comedy is far better than stand-up comedy. It is based on Shakespeare's play 'The Comedy of Errors'. Sanjeev Kumar and Deepti Naval are simply the best in this movie. Do watch it when in need of some laugh-alone moment.
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer:
I liked the movie for two reasons. First, the movie flows very smoothly and second, Konkona Sen Sharma, one of my admired actresses is superb in her artificial Tamil accent. I did feel the movie could’ve been more meaningful if the relationship between the lead protagonists was of a different nature. The ending was apt and bollywood type. No spoilers!
Sirf Tum:
Remake of block buster national award winning Tamil film Kadhal Kottai, is an average romantic movie. The story is highly based upon imagination and strange coincidences but due to perfect acting by all the actors in the movie it deserves some applause. Priya Gill is the only thing for which you would see the movie more than once.
Naram Garam:


The “Amol Palekar” and “Utpal Dutt” duo shines again in this movie with Swaroop Sampat, the popular face of the hugely popular TV comedy show “Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi”. Everything is just perfect in this movie and I wouldn’t have been surprised if someone goes to court for adapting his/her true life story in this movie. It is too realistic to be considered as a bollywood movie.
Holiday at Home

I really needed this break after a lot of things over these past few hectic months. I really loved this holiday. I chatted with my grandmother over non-trivial subjects at which she is just an expert with her friendly behaviour. I wonder (Generation gap)2 = (NO generation gap).
Other thing which caught my attention was the fact that most of the billionaires and entrepreneurs are young and are computer geeks who are also college dropouts. Let me name a few for you. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg (Founder of Facebook), Steve Jobs and quite a few.
I read a lot of books on paraphysics too but I won’t bore you with “Karma” and all such “Re-birth” stuff.


PS: Feeling a lot better after writing this post.
PS: I really loved the past 7 days.
PS: Do comment on the movies I wrote about.

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17 comments:

Aparna said...

i should check out water

someone recommended it to me

glad you liked mr and mrs iyer...i like that movie very much

granny talks make me nostalic
my granny stays far away...so i am not all that lucky

aishu said...

hey nice that you've enjoyed your 7 days.
sadly,i haven't watched any of these films...don't know why?
will check out after my exams :)

arpana said...

Qayamat se qyamat tak ws a new concept at d tym it ws made.
ab tum aaj dekhoge use, jabki uske baad waise 10 mov ban chuki hai toh kaise achhi lagegi???
rest of d move i loved dem too..

arshat.chaudhary said...

hey! a really cool idea this.. showing movies in your room.
I havent seen naram garam out of the mentioned movies.. i will catch it sometime.. :)

Ashish said...

@Aparna(first)

Yeah try "Water" with a bit of patience


@arpana(second)
hmmmwoh toh hai....par on the whole the movie was nice :)


@aishu
check out "Naram Garam"...my personal favourite :)

@arshat.chaudhary
hey its a cool idea but I never did that... :P rather I saw them all alone :)

Cursed♪♫ said...

HeY! You saw 13b ? How is it ??
Really nice to know that you had fun. I'm stuck. My exams are just starting ! :) I haven't seen Water...or No Smoking... I may do something like you in the vacations...maybe. maybe not! Cause I've got boards next year !!!! School sucks :P hehe!
Tc :) BooRin Dude! Kiddin!

Pretty Me!! said...

u saw sm really grt movies !! i envy you fr this ;)

intutius said...

7 days of pure peace...cool man!!! Such times don't come often..!!

And yes..it has resulted in an awesome movie-review blog..lolzz.. :P

ramya said...

hey, you are tagged..to write 25 random things about yourself. Its up on my blog also

ARJuna said...

Nice to know that you enjoyed your week.
The days after the exams are just pure bliss.

workhard said...

Hi, good you had a movie marathon and thanks for the review, Yeah Q say Q tak still remain all time favorite, and i watched Sirf Tum just to see sush...


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Ashish said...

@Cursed♪♫
13B is a good interesting movie...new concept
I hope you also enjoy your holidays :)

@Pretty Me!!
:P

@intutius
Bahut mazaaa aaayaaa peace hi peace
lol

@ramya
yeah I'll write it sometime :)

@ARJuna
yeah dude :)

@workhard
My favourite in the list is "Naram Garam"....btw Welcome to my blog

aZoed said...

Q2Q is an all time favourite of mine... Angoor is of course a cult comedy... I just had to sit through most of the other movies somehow...

Pyaasa Sajal said...

am eagerly waiting to watch "no smoking"...kahin mil hi nahi rahaa..recently I have grown into a huge admirer of Anurag Kashyap..in fact admiring wil be an understatement as I have begun to worship the guy...just cant have enough of Dev D and Gulaal...and both these movies were publicised by "chalk writings" on my room's door :) ...hope that i get to see No Smoking soon...Anurag Kashyap is great...

Angoor happens to be one of my fav movies...am glad you liked it...the movie gives very much a theatre kind feel,which I simply loved...I wil suggest you watch Jaaane Bhi Do yaaro(I have already recommended u :P..)

among others,I have seen Kayamat se Kayamat tak long back...dont remmber much of it...I dont think I have seen much of others...

am sure you had a nice time wid these movies :)

Pyaasa Sajal said...

I had a 3day 'holi'day just after my mid sems...my movie list included:

Delhi6(2 times)

The Matrix(2 times)

Matrix reloaded

matrix revolutions

Hum dono(Dev anand-Saadhna)

Talaash(Rajendra Kumar-Sharmila Tagore)

and all that alongwith the 2 Ind-Nz matches :)

now you got to envy me a little :)

P.S: watch Gulaal at the earliest,very good movie,while the songs are just as aamzing as they get

narcissist said...

yeah no smoking is a movie for people with different taste..n Anurag has revolutionized the indian film industry.me too a gr88 fan of him.these are some people like anrag,abhay deol,naseruddin shah,key key menon,rahul bose n many more r providing the real class to cinema.
watch "anuranan " too.it has the diffenrence starring rahul bose.
mr. n mrs iyer is all time classic.
i agree with you on "QsQt" itz boring ,bakwaas.
angoor is pretty good.Sirf tum i cant dare to watch.the name does not sound interesting.
there r lots of really fantastic cinema.itz a nice way of recognizing dem.kudos to u.

arshat.chaudhary said...

hey! a really cool idea this.. showing movies in your room.
I havent seen naram garam out of the mentioned movies.. i will catch it sometime.. :)

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