Archive | August, 2012

FINDING NEMO (2003) – ENGLISH

26 Aug

I watched it again in 3D and its simply still great.

You need to change anything to make the best more perfect, what this film does is simply that. This is a great movie and the re release has just added technology and left it intact. I hope many have watched it when it was first released in 2003 and considered it to be by far the best animated movie till then. Yes, I strongly believe this is the best animated movie just next to Monsters Inc. and the best father son story that is so very cutely told. 

A cowardly father has lost his son and in turn to get him back he gives up his own cowardice and swims across the length and breadth of the ocean to reach him. It is dramatic, comical and even romantic. When the blue tank fish Dory seems to be losing her love interest Marlon, she turns back to him and says “When I look at you, I feel like I am home” that is enough to melt any man’s heart and so it did touch mine too, not just once but any number of times I watched it. 

PIXAR was already making great animation movies but with this one it just set the standards too high for itself that since this most films of PIXAR have touched those standards. 

This being an animation movie needs simply great animation detailing which PIXAR did so very beautifully, never will you fill as if out of place, it’s seriously one of the most colorful films. It brings alive the whole Ocean and lets us swim all across it.

Kudos to Andrew Stanton and the whole PIXAR team for having given us one of the best gifts and bonding us back with those emotions. And thanks a lot again for doing it in 3D and re releasing and giving us an experience to watch it in theaters again. 

It’s a definite 5/5 for one of the best animated movies ever. Please take your kids along if they haven’t seen it and you can for sure go through the ride again and it’s overwhelmingly enjoyable again and again and again. Please watch it in theaters in 3D. It’s not worth missing beautiful cinema.

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SECRET OF CREATION

26 Aug

In wonderment, I was thinking
About what brought me to existence
And to know that, I was willing
For which I resolved with perseverance
To go through the past
To comprehend what had transpired
Was it an erosion or was it a blast?
And who was it that had aspired,
The creation of the universe?
With difficulty, I read
Many a time, many a verse
From which I made out the thread
That there’s one common notion
That love is the secret of creation

GANGS OF WASSEYPUR (2012) – HINDI

26 Aug
A revenge saga that makes us yearn for more.
This was released on June 22nd and its sequel was out on Aug 8th, in the meanwhile I had a tough time to sit back and wait, coz the end climax made me wait and see what is going to happen next. its taken forward by the protagonist Sardar Khan and we move forward with him. This film is for sure an epic just coz the scale is too grand to weave a script. It spans across 60 decades from 1941 to 2004. It starts at 2004 in beginning and ends in mid 1990’s and there are many references o show us the age. If radio was heard or Trishul being seen in cinemas or to Kyu Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu This is authentic and great many kudos to Rajeew Ravi the cinematographer and the production design of Wasiq Khan who brought alive the 1970’s the 80’s and yes even the 40’s. Just an aberration here Trishul was released in 1979 while it was shown to be as 1989.
Music was raw and pleasant and even philosophical like song of Ik Bagal Main, to a silly yet hilarious song like I am Hunter, Sneha Khanwalkar adds a voice to the already interestig script. The audiography is good and so is the voice of Piyush Mishra as he says the back story behind what was happening on screen.  
But the most interesting of all is the script itself that is driven by Sardar Khan played by Manoj Bajpai and by Ramadhir Singh played by Tigamanshu Dhulia, its their rivalry and how they deal with this. So instead of killing simply each other, they decide to tell and take 
“Keh Ke loonga Uski”


The dialogues are witty and the violence is gruesome. All in all, its a gory depicition of a true incidents told entertainigly. Kudos to Anurag Kashyap the pioneer of great Indian Cinema for making it in this way.

There is a scene in which Sardar Khan tries to open the door by smashing with his legs and hands and screaing while his aide simply opens the bolt and says “Yeh aise khulta hai” such moments are what made this revenge drama witty and hirlaious. It’s sarcastic one may say as it makes a mockery too of few things, yet it’s not cynical but intelligent. 
Manoj Bajpai might well win many Best Actor awards or atleast be nominated to many.  Anurag Kashyap for sure is the best director yet again and I hope he wins the elusive best director award at least this time. 
A 4/5 for movie that is made like an epic. There are many characters still there is a connect that keeps us glued even in a repeat watch.

ANOTHER DAY OF LONELINESS

23 Aug
So many lonely so many alone
Few by choice but most by force
Some have just been done
Some went thru a divorce

Some have no reason to convey
Some have seldom words to say
Some found it tough to stay
Some failed as others betray

How to live in longing
While days just prolonging
And I in such questions
End another day of loneliness

WHAT IS THIS?

23 Aug
What is breath what is death
What is darkness what is light
If not for perception of self

What is lies and what is truth
What is chaos and what is ruth
If not for our own imagination

What is to take and what to make
What is doing for self and for others sake
If its for the heart that is unfelt, unseen

What is dream and what is being awake
What is real and what is fake
If todays dream is tomorrows reality

****Inspired from the Akali Rajyam song “O MAHATMA”

MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (2004) – SPANISH

23 Aug

The diaries are surely worth reading. The journey is worth taking.

Two friends embark on a journey to know what their continent is like and what it is being out of their country and they discover not just themselves but a purpose of their own existence.

“I have something to think hard and long. So much injustice eh?” The last dialogue of the movie by Ernesto Che Guevara is what this movie culminates into. 

Based on dariries of two friends, Che and Alberto, this movie is a realisation of reality they have encountered and now they have to fight against injustice. 

This film has many emotions and feelings and puts them well together. From being humorous at times and being thoughtful the next, it sways all through the journey and by the end left me with a satisfying feeling. Now, I watched it fifth time and since first time time while in my college days till this day, neither my feeling or my way of looking at things in outside world changed yet it struck me each time with a quest for a change. It’s a simple journey that is not dramatised to the extent of a proper climax that will make us see an edge of seat drama or makes us wait for something that’s going to happen. Though, nothing of that sort happens, it ends with an apt note of a simple realization by a character and its the characters Ernesto Che Guevara and Alberto Granado who drove the movie. 


There are glimpses of romances though by Alberto mostly as he flirts with women and Che for once with his grilfriend, this is a romantic movie of a different kind, this is of two men who are love with their passion to explore. They beg, borrow but do not do any illegal thing of stealing money and yet make it thru the destination though longer than they intended, and longer was the journey the better got the situations. 

To simply say this movie is about the realisation of the greatest revolutionary fondly called ‘Che’ might well be an understatement. This is the transformation of a man from a selfish aimless love deprived being to a selfish revolutionary and more selfish for his passion to change what was existing, compassion to may be termed selfish as per this movie coz when wounds heal for those patients these two men have happiness in their eyes. 
To bring about a revolution one needs to be utterly selfish that he needs change at any cost.

Cinematography is great and so was art direction. Special mention to music by Gustavo Santaolalla, its apt and I just love the way a bit called “Apertura” was composed. Music echoed their feelings in this.


I will go with 4/5 for a journey that’s a must watch not just because it is historically important for all those who are interested in knowing CHE, but it is about understanding what we value this live for. It’s not preachy and that’s the beauty it just conveys what it needs to subtly.

MAN, FLOWER, DEW

10 Aug

When sun rises and flowers blossom
The dewdrops fade in the heat shade
Each man wakes, as a day is ready to be made
He wakes with a hope to sleep again in peace
And for today, world would be a better place
He tries to do his best to pass a day of life’s test
As sun rises high and flowers take the heat
Without squabbles, he passes time
Squandering moments at his own pace
The sun now lowers and fade shall the flowers
The light goes away and night creeps
He too ends his days and sleeps
While the buds get ready to face next day’s light
And new drops are born at night
The man lays in wait of tomorrow dreaming it would be bright