Sunday, February 08, 2009

Luck by Chance

I watched 'Luck by Chance' today, not by chance tho'. Had been hearing good reviews about the movie, so checked it out myself. It's an amazing movie. Realistic, non-typical Hindi movie fare, yet neither dull nor too preachy. The film doesn't have any dull moments, which some non commercial movies have at times. It's purely about Indian Cinema, the people in front of and behind the big screen, their aspirations, their hard work and how finally luck does the trick!

It talks about opportunists in the Film Industry, who do not look back as they move towards fame and glamour and sucess. Success spells 'new friends, newer relations....', all aimed at earning more success in the Industry. It talks about how it is easier for star kids to be launched even with lack of talent, while the more talented keep waiting unless of course, you've luck by your side. It also shows the diplomacy, the manipulations, the glamour, the grime and the two-faces of most people in the Film Industry .

Farhan Akhtar is an amazing actor and has played the opportunist actor who starts from scratch well. He acts effortlessly and ends up charming all. Konkona SenSharma, is definately a good actress and plays her role of a hard-working and hopeful struggler well . The movie moves around these two characters and has nearly half the Industry making an appearance.

The film is excellent and worth a watch. Still haven't watched 'Slumdog Millionaire' (SM). Many people have stated that it's better than SM, tho' I yet to watch the other.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Shahid Vijay Salaskar Udyan

There's a small new park on the Jogeshwari- Vikhroli Link Road. The park was in the making for some time. Recently a few student artists were seen painting away their imagination on the walls. A few days back, the park was seen open for public with the name 'Shahid Vijay Salaskar Udyan'. It has a monument at the entrance depicting the matyrdom.
Could not manage to click a snap as I could just manage a sneek peak twice from the auto on my way to office!

Regional dadagiri at it's height !

People just need a reason for spreading terror/ dadagiri. We have the MNS fighting for rights for the Marathis. That's fine. But to cause harm to others in the bargain is not the way ! Moreover love for own kin does not necessarily have to mean hatred for others. Also, slowly this is also becoming a ground for some people to take advantage of the situation and spreading 'dadagiri' in their own way. Recently, two eunuchs dressed jazzily in tight western attire and bright make-up pushed their way into the First Class Ladies compartment on the Virar local. Generally when eunuchs get in, no one bothers to tell them anything because you can only expect gibberish from them. One woman standing near the door happened to ask them whether they carried a first class ticket. That was it ! One of them started her spat of bad words, curses and what not ! And to top it she started in Marathi and finally declared - 'Mee Marathi Chakka aahe. Maazha janm Mumbai-cha aahe............ Tujhi himmat kashi zhaali amhala kaahihi bolaichi..... ?' (I am a Marathi chakka. I was born in Mumbai..... how dare you tell eunuchs anything....?). This is the most funniest non-political regional declaration I've heard in recent times.