Trying to find answers!!!……Its all me at Grey cells ……. Unfinished thoughts

Banaras [ Kaashi ] — A logical end to Hindu life??

Posted in Bolly wood, Movie through my eyes by nagaje on December 14, 2008

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No place in the world is associated with Religion & Death simultaneously as Benaras / Banaras / Varanasi / Kaashi …. Every Hindu wants end his life’s journey in the abode of Lord Shiva …. Having a good death is as important as having good life….. That is  ” Kaashi “  for you in two justified sentences ….

” Banaras ”  Movie also sends same intensity of thoughts as you really get into the movie…. though it is just portrayed as “ A Mystic Love story ”

Pankaj Parashar has handled the story with utmost sensitivity as the topic deserves ….. the background score by Surender Sodhi is great… Banaras has been Mystically and beautifully captured on celluloid by Nirav Shah. .. Dilouges have been just out of life, Natural, heart rendering by Javed Siddiqui

Urmila[ Shwethambari] the epitome of ethereal beauty has done more than justice to her role as a Love / Spiritually inclined scholar of religion ….  Dimple[ Gayatri devi] dons the role of a mother with the sophistication, her performance is out of the world when she reveals the truth in the climax  ….. None other than Raj Babbar [Mahendranath] would have done justice to the role of doting father who ignores the social restrictions for the sake and happiness of his daughter…… Ashmit patel[ Soham] is an discovery to many in this movie, who has  proven his mettle  impresses anyone tremendously.

The movie is for a sophisticated niche audience that can watch it with an open mind… as the story revolves around the caste system that still prevails in certain parts of the country…. the journey into self realisation…. supreme struggle towards life without attachments….. Conspiracy of a mother to protect her prodigy……. Revealation of sordid truth….. coming to terms with reality….. one roller coaster ride into the turmoils of human emotions….

Shwetambari, a svelte, young daughter of rich Brahmin parents,  studies science at an University in Banaras.  Soham , is a low caste mystic who teaches music at the University. When the two fall in love, hell breaks loose.

Despite of all opposition from the orthodox society …. parents finally give in and consent to the marriage …. but desiny had its own design… soham gets murdered on the day of marriage…. Shweta abondons the most coveted city Banaras …. Searching for answers she embarks into journey of introspection…. tries to detach herself from all worldy ties .. as the despair looms on her life….

The movie unfolds unexpected series of events towards the climax… when Shweta, now a world teacher in philosophy and religion returs to Benaras after 17  years  to meet her father on death bed…. fighting her inner turbulence as she denies all her attachments ….. Little does she  realize that she is going to  confront the sleeping demons and the dark secrets lying underneath erupt like a dormant volcano…… that will question the very being of  her so called Self realization……. the movie takes you to the zenith of emotions in the concluding part when she realizes her own mother was the mastermind behind the Murder os Soham…. ..

Well …… I had a good Handkerchief  to see me through the tears that was streaming through my eyes unknowingly … uncontrollably…..

Not a Movie for the masses though!!!

Jodha…… Akbar???? Hmmmm … Story….. endless!!!

Posted in Bolly wood, Thoughts by nagaje on February 9, 2008

Remember during the speculations of the year’s great wedding Aishwarya – Junior Bachchan .. ….. that MR. Bachchan wanted to visit ‘Bahu’ on the sets of Jodhaa-Akbar .. But Ashutosh does not like visitors to his sets what ever is the profile of the visitor… But now it was Amitabji……… So eventually a party was arranged on the sets to  make this visit an successful event… 🙂 Thanks Ashu…….

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Gowariker later kept mum about the delay in the release dates ….. though the movie was due for Diwali release of 2007 ………it then was expected for January 2008  due to heavy post-production works ….  BUT never happened…. D-day is almost there the MOVIE is ……. YES …. It is getting finally released on FEB-15th   [ after valentine’s day!! 😉 … …. another Romantic story being narrated.. by Ashu…]

So many stories go along with ….. Jodhaa-Akbar…..right from the making..

Ashutosh got Rajput cooks to create a delicious Authentic Rajasthani meal……. which both Aishwarya and Hrithik enjoyed,,, but special orders were given to the cooks to use LESS of spices…& .. Desi ghee 🙂

Can you believe Hrithik has quite an experience of injuries… Falling down from horse… getting hit by Aishwarya’s sword in the Sword fight scene of the movie… but all smiles at the  end of the day       

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Poor Aishwarya was also so busy with the tough schedules of Jodhaa-akbar that she had to miss hubby dear.. Abhi… for some time 😦

Ashutosh even cut a beatiful qawwali sung by AR Rehmaan  just because the movie was getting too big…….. Now…… cummon yaar …… all of us know Ashutosh  is known for his Looooong movies  😉 …. Rekha and Chinni had tough time in the making of a lavish song sequnce that about  a thousand of dancers…… in very grand traditional outfit and sword….. aaaah man thats work……….

 Can you believe our beauty Aishwarya was to lokk agressive when riding horse as a fighter queen …….. that left ashutosh worried… if he has to use some technology to morph… the expression  😦

Jodhaa-Akbar… reflects a perfect.. relationship of how an arranged marriage should evolve though it is being termed as period film….. its an lesson for youngsters of this era too 😉

I am damn sure a  movie like Jodhaa-Akbar made with a big budget of Rs 400 million……….. will that make an hit??? YES Aishwarya feels  so….. toooo !!!! Read complete story here

 With all that Gold and Glitter by the famous people like Tanishq… did not impress Hrithik ….he felt though the movie is historical its too illogical for a person to wear such an extravaganza…. and so much to protect oneself… pooor Hrithik had weighed down by all that metal…. 😦

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Aishwarya was all set to start a new trend of lending her own voice to a song in Jodhaa -Akbar for an devotional song ‘Mann mohanaa’ but aish was too busy to be available for Rehmaan’s time… so no…. such event happened   … 😦

Heyyy Guys I am tired of so much news………. I am just waiting to watch the movie and get my own opine on this… wait for my review 🙂

These are some more news…………………………

Was there any JodhaaBai????

Myth ??Fact?? Jodhaa akbar !!

Jodhaa-Akbar a needless controversy????

Not tired yet?????? I am ……. Bossss Bi for NOW…

Cheerio……………………………………..

Cheeni Kum is Definitely NOT Sugarless…!!!!!

Posted in Bolly wood, Love, Movie through my eyes by nagaje on November 26, 2007

Hey I saw!!! Cheeni Kum.. was long awaited movie for me in Television 😦

as I could not get to Multiplex when it was shown all around town.. I would not say I was busy..

I was expecting another Nishabd … but this was a beatiful concept so close to reality … I never knew when the movie got over….

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Believe me it was Truly , Amazingly refreshing …… Though all the music Tracks are with some previous references from Kannada / Tamil [ after all Ileyaraja.. has done the score] .. they are still fresh and nice…

N balakrishna has done the best Directing though some initial pieces of movie gets repetitive… but you fail to notice it… Thanks to the Cream of Bollywood stars… The BIG B and Suave Tabu….Brilliance is the only word that can explain the dazzaling performence…. and expressions…. Dilogues were brilliant

 I started to dream my own 64 throughout the movie…..

Movie has a great mix of chracterisation…. An ‘Budda’deb .[Amitabh] who is so…strict…who gets angry.. who reacts.. so opposite to the name….

An Cute little Independent Nina [Tabu].. who can be so.delicate.. charming…

An 85 yr old Mother [ Zohra] who lives lif as though it started yesterday…

An sweet little sexy[ Swini] who could give you complex by her thoughts…

A retired disciplined….Gandhian…. Mr.Verma [ Paresh] who loves Bhojan… Bhajan.. Baaji[ Har bhajan singh].. Loves Chicken … and Lords.. for Cricket

Friends of Mr.Verma.. who enjoy Tea & Buiscuit … on his Dharna[Sathyagraha]

Awesome mix of characters….

Best Part of the movie is ……. Though it is said to be British setting all happened in Our local studio… &  Old little darling Zohra could even remember her c0-stars dilogues at that age.. Kudos….

It was a Nice way to end my hectic weekend  ……

Cheeers…………..

No SMOKING…. Hits U where it hurts most!!

Posted in Bolly wood, Movie through my eyes, Thoughts by nagaje on November 5, 2007

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If you are a movie buff … think again…. No smoking  is no movie for a thoroughbred Bollywood fan …. Either u get out of the theater after few minutes…Or if u happen to sit through the movie … u will see stars in daylight after getting out of the theater….or really PUKE….

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Boss…… it is an extreme experimentaion by Anurag Kashyap and Vishal Bharadwaj…… I have seen Vishal Genre of movies I have liked them …… still,  this was a sure-shot shocking Drama .

Kashyap seems to have kept of  Non Indian classical art audience in mind for this movie……  Not any Indian movie buff would like .. this self indulgence of Anurag and Vishal….

Well I took my risk… and came out with a sick feeling in the gut… Believe me if I was into smoking… I wud have left the butt half smoked there and written  “THE END”  to my habit .. even before movie ended.

Cheerio………….

Bhool Bhulaiya……. Old Wine in New ………. :-)

Posted in Bolly wood, Movie through my eyes by nagaje on October 16, 2007

Got a weekend to spare ?? …. U like Akki ??? U could dance to Hare Rama.. Hare Krishna… and wanted to see whts the movie all about??.. U watch Bhool Bhulaiyaa !!!

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I had  seen the Tamil… Channdramukhi [ Rajnikanth fame] … that got Jyothika Best actress award by Tamil nadu Govt…

I also had heard about Manichitrathazhu [ Mallu Yaar] .. that got Shobana National Award for best actress…

There is also a kannada version Apatamitra Vishnuvardhan & Soundarya  starrer But that was her last movie before her unfortunete flight accident and sad demise…….

There was no clues that Bhool Bhulaiyaa was Hindi version By Priyadarshan … But yeah Vidya has done a great Job.. as her counterparts… She even learnt Kathak for the movie!!!! 🙂

Watch the trailer here………………..

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I am not sure if all can like the movie I liked it for the difference I saw in the Re-make…. its fresh!! But Comedy at its worst!!

Film had a great Opening of > 85% in box -office more so because of the Trio Aksahy, Paresh , Vidyaa. …  have done a great Job.

Shiny as usual put that sheen on to the frame but not much of work… Ameesha is as usual wasted.. xcept for losing weight…

Preetam  touches hearts when he plays chords.. Music is good  Though it sounds bit creepy everytime the Bengali score goes in the  background with ghunghuroo….[ You know what I am talking!!! ]

Akshay even sang the Hare Rama Track LIVE on the sets of  SAREGAMA.. and it was Dhamaaal..

Blue Umbrella ??

Posted in Bolly wood, Movie through my eyes, Thoughts by nagaje on August 15, 2007

Remember the thunderous applause ‘Omkara’ received ??? yeah the same … of  ‘ Beedi ‘ fame……..walked away with great awards list!! [ U can check here ]….

Now Vishal choose none other than a Ruskin bond short story to win Best children film award…

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Sweet little Debutante!! Shreya is a show snacher!! Being simply ‘ Biniya ‘………….. More so because every oneknows Pankaj Kapur is a class of his own .. when it is acting!! to add spice Gulzar  is the lyricist , what more does a movie need to get acclaimed!!

Blue Umbrella A great back drop of heavenly Himachal Pradesh … an idyllic small village with  kids having nothing much to do but entertain the whole of village where everybody knows anybody………… Biniya finds this enchanting blue umbrella too good to pass up so trades her lucky charm … her prized possession is villager’s envy.

Other hand is this rich man of the , village Shop  keeper Nandu… who wants this umbrella to add jewel to his fame!!…Tries Beg …. borrow…. steal …… principle to own it

Story unwinds here with great whirlwind of human emotions .. posession, envy, innocence, stealth, cheating,pride, guilt, insult, maddening loneliness, forgiving …. All’s well kind of End!!

Vishal has made the simple story enticingly captivating… Pankaj steals the show with his flawless performence capturing every frame adding enough Drama….Shreya stands big with maturity personified..

Vishal made ‘Makdee’ was Conspiracy …. ‘ Blu Umbrella ‘ is fresh smile …Kids sure would say Thank you Vishal uncle!!!

JiaaaaaaaH ………….as sexy as the name!!

Posted in Bolly wood, Movie through my eyes, Time by nagaje on August 2, 2007

Jiah Khan

 

One Sexy babe !! Born in Newyork bought up at London.. Now trying to reign the hearts of her fans all over the world!! direct from Bollywood!!  When half of the Bollywood tries to scream I am also sexyJiah has to just open her lips for the whole world to scream …  She is the siren!!

Born on 20th of Feb ,   a Sweet Cusp of Pieces &  Aquarius  an water-air sign that talks of blend of Intelligence and emotion  …..  Their ability to break the rules and help others reach their fullest potential makes them one of the most understanding characters of the Zodiac……….They are unique and rebellious people who are driven to change the world. However, they can be shy, quiet and sometimes elusive, refusing to show their true selves. They are modest and thoughtful [Not My Opine ….. that’s  astrology  !! ]

Whatever you say She is one young [Really at 19] sex godess who knows what she wants … she is known to get her scripts completely before she accepts an Movie offer tht’s what film magazines talk of her!! She seems to have turned down an offer by the ever famous Sanjay Gadvi of ‘ Dhoom ‘ fame……. She was to even debut Mahesh Bhatt’s “Tumsa Nahin Dekha” …. as this girl found the charecter too mature for liking!!

But Finally .. when she did debut… it was a sizzling story line of 60+ with a teeneger.. and none other than the best ever voice of India Mr . Bachchan senior himself to share the screen with her … and people could not stop saying Jiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ……………..AAAAAAha  😉  Even though the Movie did not steal box-ofiice Jiah did a thunderous Step-in to Bollywood

With such a grand entrée obviously it certainly does not shock anyone that she is approved by Sallu [Aka Salman Khan] for the Prabhudeva directed Pokri … a huge sucess down south… for its Hindi version!!

The  Befitting  jewel of the crown is that she gets to star with Aamir Khan in Ghajini.. another remake from south!!

Great going Jiah … Now Thats a true launch!!! Wanna read more??? HERE