Archive | January, 2014

PLEASE DO COME

31 Jan
Anguished, I shall be in your presence
But to rend my heart by your looks, do come
You can leave me alone and walk away again, 
But to keep the unfulfilled promises, do come
To whom, shall I convey the reason of our parting,
So to please the world for one last time, do come
The candles are glowing in hope of your return
But even to blow the last flames of hope, do come
Just give me an illusion that you did respect my love
To showcase our love was just a mirage, do come
If to hide love, is love then I have hidden it
But even to to take away my hidden soul, do come
Perhaps, you shall not come when I live, or even die
But as my ashes are scattered in waters,
So to let me go, by your tender touch,
And to touch my ashes, please do come.

Inspired from Ahmed Faraz’s ghazal “Ranjish Hi Sahi”. Though it’s a translation for most part, the last few lines have been added. 
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HER (2013) – ENGLISH

27 Jan
A heart touching love story where the girl is not to be seen, only heard. It’s music to ears.
Lover or loner this will suffice the needs of both.

 Though I watched this film as a download earlier with the fear that it may not release, I was supremely happy to see it release and watched it alone amdist lovers. Was wondering if there can be a better date than such a romantic movie on a full moon night.

I am a loner and a happy one,Now, as I say I am a loner, I have 3 indeed 4 women to make love with, that’s Movies, Music and Books added with my Camera. I am happy coz these do not expect anything back from me and just keep giving me joys. Expectations are the root cause of most disappointments and thankfully I have been less subjected to them. Companionship brings joys for sure but if it does not go well life is ruined miserably. However strong a company maybe through phone or chatting, unless it becomes physical and culminates organically, it is vulnerable and there is fear of falling apart too. So just let me rephrase what I said, I am a lover and a happy one too and yet I go through a fear of falling apart. Companionship is a prime most desire of any human being and after a certain age most humans desire a companion who can satisfy the physical desires. 

Spike Jonze is the first person, I would like to speak about in my review. And this  not for his direction but for his screenplay. He wrote a script himself and has used wonderful scenes to make it interesting. 

Theodre Twombly the character played superbly by Joaquin Phoenix is a character who is seeking company in his life. He gets Samantha (voice of Scarlett Johansson), an advanced operating system that is artificially intelligent, as his company. Their relationship hits all the right notes and blossoms beautifully. I must say just for the voice of Scarlett Johannson, she must be given best voice over award. The fine nuances of emotions are expressed superbly in voice modulations.

Shot superbly by Hoyte van Hoytema and put together wonderfully by 2 editors, this is beautiful, but the pace is a bit slow and it takes time to sink in.

This is not a feel good film but is extremely romantic film. There a lot of romantic moments in the film but they are shot with Joaquin alone as there is only voice of the girl. I loved the dialogues between them and they are so connecting too. Most of us would have through such moments in relationship. 

A 4/5 for this, except being tad slow I am all for love and romance. Kudos to Spoke Jonze for perceiving it and then making it uncompromisingly with his own unique vision.

చిట్టి చెవులు

19 Jan
రోజు చేసే ప్రయాణంలో ఓ సన్నివేశం 
కలిగించెను మదిలో ఆలోచనల సమావేశం 
తండ్రి బండి నడపగా, తల్లి ఎత్తుకోగా 
అ పసి కళ్ళలో చెణుకులు 
అందించింది నాకు మధుర సందేశం 
అమ్మ పాటలు వింటూ హాయిగా నిదురించే ఆ వయస్సు 
శబ్దానికి అర్ధం తెలియని మనస్సు 
ఈ శబ్దాల రొద ఎలా భరిస్తోంది 
ఆ చిట్టి చెవులు ఎంత రోదిస్తున్నాయో 
ఎవరు వీరంతా ఎందుకున్నారు ఇక్కడ
ఈ ప్రయాణం ఏమిటి, మరి గమ్యం ఎక్కడ 
ఇలా ఎన్నో సందేహాలు ఆ బుజ్జి మనసుకి

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2013) – ENGLISH

19 Jan

Lovely music and good acting are just not good enough for a Coen Brothers film. There has to be something intriguing.

This film is good, but its not great. That is the disappointing part of a Coen Brothers film. If it’s good, then it will just not work. This film specifically is a bout a musician and his cat. The cat plays an interesting role in the film.

This is a musical, as there is lot of music and the protagonist is musician himself. Based in 1960’s folk music, the music is just too good. Be it “Hang Me”or “Five Hundred Miles”. Thanks to the artists Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and others.

Production design and Cinematography are immaculate which is very much expected. The writing is good too. But it’s actually the acting that made the lines good. Oscar Isaac shines as Llewyn Davis. But it’s John Goodman who stole the film for me. His performance is so so good.

This film triggered an interesting debate between me an my friend, as to why the end and the beginning are similar. Is it a metaphor or placed deliberately or is it something else. I missed it completely but when I reflected upon what I saw, it was interesting for me.

So there are interesting aspects, but yet lot of the film is obvious. And if the expectation is a of a typical Coen Brothers film, you may be tad disappointed. Yet, definitely, this film is worth a watch. A 3/5 for this.

ఏవి ఏవి

19 Jan
ఏవి ఆ సహజ సిద్ధమైన పర్వతాలు 
ఏవి ఆ ప్రక్రుతి ఐరావతాలు 
మన పండుగలు ఏమయ్యాయి, మన పద్ధతులు ఎలా మారాయి 
పల్లె పిల్లల కొంటె పనులు, ఆ కోటి కొమ్మొచ్చి ఆటలు 
వసంతాన కోయిలమ్మ పాటలు 
వెన్నెలలో ఆడుకునే సయ్యాటలు 
లంగా ఓణీలు కట్టుకుని మురిపించె పడుచు పిల్లలు 
ఊరంతా పండగలా జరిగే మన పెళ్ళిళ్ళు 
ప్రతి పండగకు హారతులు పట్టే చెల్లెళ్ళు 
ఏడిపించి ఊరిస్తూ తిరిగే కొంటె మరదళ్ళు 
ఏమయ్యాయి మన సంప్రదాయాలు, వైభోగాలు 
మళ్ళీ ఆ రోజులు వస్తాయి అని ఎన్నో ఆశలు 
అవి రావి అని తెలిస్తే మరల నిరాశలు 
నాలుగు పైసల కోసం ఏమేమి కోల్పోయాం 
అన్నీ సంపాదించి ఆనందాన్ని కోల్పోయాం 
ప్రతి రోజునీ ఒక పరుగులాటగా మార్చుకున్నాం 
ఎటు నుంచి ఎటు వచ్చాం 
ఇంకా ఇటు నుంచి ఎటు వెళ్తాం 

నీ హాయి

19 Jan
ఈ వేకువ నీ మోము నూతనంగా ఉందేమి?
అన్ని సోయగాలు కలిగి అధునాతనంగా ఉందేమి?
ఏమి కలలు కన్నావో నిన్నటి రేయి 
నా గురించే అన్న భావనలో ఎంతో హాయి 
నావి కాదు అని తెలిసినా, నీ కలలు నిజమవ్వాలి 
నీ హాయి కలకాలం నిలవాలి

तेरे बिना जी नहीं सकता

19 Jan
तेरी बातों से जुदाई सेह नहीं सकता 
तेरे बिना एक पल भी रेह नहीं सकता 
कैसे बयान करू मेरी मजबूरी 
कि तेरे बिना जी नहीं सकता