Tuesday, February 22, 2011

khoda pahaad...nikla chutiya

"Oh...man oh man oh man..."
-Kevin Spacey (american beauty)
The above lines were said by Kevin spacey in the film American beauty when he realised his true inner self. (2 seconds later he was shot by a homosexual).

Recently I was given so much time to think about me, I started discovering myself. Yeah I know its a cliche...

But guess what as I got to know myself, My reaction is..."Oh Shit"...

Usually knowing oneself is considered a positive experience by all. But hey...what if you dont like what you discover inside u. Its kind of funny...right.

I realised that my sense of humor comes from a cynic that sleeps inside me, I realised that my wit comes from an arrogant Napoleon who keeps coming out once every year. I realised my helpfulness and kindness come from a marylyn monroe who strives for limelight. I figured that my creativity comes from an escapist still trapped inside. I understood that all my achievements where a by product of my wish to belittle others. I am a prankster because I am a sadist who likes to be in control. I got to know that my easy going attitude and my adjusting nature comes from a loner who has lost all his friends.

So what the fuck..."khoda pahaad nikla chutiya"...I am here just laughing and hating my true inner self. I guess the journey of soul searching is highly over rated...I mean what would u do if u do not like the person you find inside.

You cant run away because thats what you are...damn!!! wtf.

That was a good one you imbecile GOD. This round also goes to u...


Sunday, September 5, 2010


When do u say that you are a fuck up?
Will this qualify?

I got a smallish good news, I got a little happy, then i realised...i have no one to share it with. absolutely no one.

What was that good news? I forgot. Does it even matter?


Friday, February 27, 2009

Delhi-6, Saawariya, Yuvvraaj and so on...

Watched Delhi-6 today, Lets get straight to the point. Lets talk about it.
The best part about the film was its camera angles. Every shot seems to have been thought uniquely by the DOP of the film. Each and every shot is a gem in itself because of the thought that went into it. The height of their effort was that they even refrained from using the standard camera angle to show the beauty of Taj Mahal. Yes even the Taj Mahal was shot creatively and uniquely. The camera remains in the close up mode while shooting scenes of Chandni chowk and yes I could make out that it was an effort to get us closer to Chandni Chowk life, the jerky movements symbolise the abundance of activities in Chandni Chowk and the fact that if you stand in the middle of the road you will be pushed here and there. Beautiful!!

The other good thing was lighting and Color correction. Right from Ram leela in the night, to the morning as Delhi wakes up and to the afternoons on the terrace with Masakali a special effort was made to take care of the feel of the scene and what time of the day it is. One scene worth mentioning is the credits itself. Splendid!!

And then the genius of music, Rahman spun his magic all the way. Best track "Ye dilli hai mere yaar" a true feeling of morning in delhi as it wakes. Hear closely the very beginning of this track and you will find that the genius made the singer sing in a lazy drowsy tone as if she just woke up like 6 AM Delhi in the background. Slowly genius made the music go loud and more active as the activities of Delhi become fast and the later in the night Delhi goes back to sleep again with the music. Awesome!!. The song Masakali is beautiful and the back ground music rocks. Bravo!!

The editing was sharp and yes a little non orthodox. Loved it!!

But I want to ask one thing...
What is film making?
Is it only about taking the most unique camera angle for every shot?
Is it only about playing the best music in the background for every scene?
Is it only about taking care of lighting of every frame so that it looks like a painting?
Is it only about every dance, song or scene choreographed like an opera?
Ask Delhi-6, Saawariya, and Yuvraaj and many more like them...

In totality this film Delhi -6 was pure NONSENSE. What is the use of having collected all elements beautifully when they do not come together. The script was loosely written. The acting was a big let down. Cliches after cliches thrown to the audience on the face. Nothing was subtle, every thing was said on the face directly and in the climax scenes too.
The only subtle dialogue was about Masakali pigeon between Sonam and Abhishek.
No justification of so many colorful characters assorted just to entertain. No reason for the change of heart of any character. Rishi Kapoor in an interview about the film said that his character is about a person who is saving for a ferrari. Where was this in this film? Such loose definitions of obvious characters. And to top it all the arguments about mandir masjid looked childish. The build up of the climax was nonsensical and never looked real. I almost thought the intention was humor but later realised it was serious. Very serious.

Who goofed up?

Both writer and Director I think. It happens when your previous film is a big hit people do not ask questions while reading your script. Money is thrown wherever you point. And yes it leads to self indulgence sometimes (sanwariya) and sometimes it leads to false sense of creativity (Yuvvraj and Delhi- 6). Writer, director thinking they are doing something different bringing a faqir showing mirror, using Ramleela, using monkey man. COME ON GUYS give audience a break. Think about a cliche and its there in this film. Any cliche. If just shouting dialogues is going to resolve the conflicts of the film you can understand the shallowness in the script.

Actors were wasted. Even the fine actor like Atul Kulkarni looked clueless. False expressions of Sonam, totally predictable expressions of Waheeda, Wasted Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek Bachhan frustrated as an actor with nothing to do. Even if the character is just an observer please provide him something more to act. And what was that Amitabh bachan garbage? what for? laughable gimmicks used by the creative team.

The whole effort was to show the beauty of Delhi-6 whether in its harmony or its violence. It failed. The scenes of harmony were predictable while violent ones were childish.

And wake up Director sahab, all indian women do not sit on the terrace singing while sorting spices, and the new kind of women you wanted to show with Sonam trying for Indian idol failed to impress. All muslims do not eat Paan, All policemen do not speak Hariyanvi, And why the Rajasthani tone in the dialogues of jalebi? Wake up sir!! this is not expected from the maker of RDB.
Sir I can see where your story points came from. While you were writing the indian idol was going on so why not put a character which tries for it. This indian idol thing in the film was wasted but hey why not use it to create some talks because reality shows are frenzy nowadays. I can also assume while you were making the film Tajmahal was voted as one of the wonders so hey you thought lets use it and incorporate it after all NRI coming to india must visit Tajmahal. But sir, these scenes here and there spoiled the pace of your film.
Please explain why the nonsense Newyork and Delhi mix scene? I could not get it?
And what about this twisted timeline. The monkeyman attacted in 2001 how come metros, mobiles, crashing markets and indian idol with judges as Anu Malik and Javed akhtar was there? Even the fashion of 2001 was not used.
Every thing looked as staged and profiling of Indians in a disheartening manner without using heart. I am telling you this film is more digraceful to indians than slumdog millionaire(if it was).

I would give this film 2/5.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

"Home" sweet home...

If you really want to enjoy this post please download the track "resilience" of lemony snickets movie and only then continue...else u would spoil what is going to be a thought provoking post...

Here it starts,

I defied it, I denied it, I thought against it, away from it, I even tried to tell others to disobey the call of it, but "it" I believe now is the ultimate truth or beautiful thing.

Because of "IT" your eyes closed, you lay down...no one can wake you up...may be you are watching the rest weeping near "earlier" you, may be you laugh at them may be you feel sorry for them...may be you are clothed may be you are naked...may be you dont have any form...but can you imagine the peace of the mind when you die?

I feel that "it" is the only friend a human has...still human runs away from her...but sometimes it calls...it called some in my college atleast...I had always said no to that call...you have also said no thats why you are alive reading this post...why have you done it? what holds you? what prevents you from the "home" of the ludo of life. For me it was my ambition and desire for success...for some might be love...for some might be ignorance...for some might be fear...for some just wanted to prove their bravery in struggling which is stupid...but if we register our feelings and we are not faking...we might remember when it called us...and what prevented us.

How do you feel about "IT" calling?
and what prevented you?

Friday, June 29, 2007

Who is your role model?

Once my class X teacher accused me of being arrogant when I replied I had no role model. The way she interpreted my statement was that ... let me report you what she actually said...

She said,
"Out of so many great people,
so many leaders revolutionaries,
so many successful people
from the entire race of humans
which includes your parents
you can't find a single person whom you want to be like?"

as she was chanting above statements the class looked at me as though I was standing there naked. Its obvious that everyone has a role model how can this one not have one. Its mandatory to have one and even if you don't have one you will find one slowly through your friends, teachers, parents and even media the one whom you want to be like, the one who is a sample example for you to follow and the one whose name you will say when someone asks you this question to avoid the kind of looks I was facing. Seriously how can any one not have a role model when the answer of this very question is told the child when he is in nursery for his moral-science exam.
"My god!Have you forgotten the answer Anshul!" the looks from class pierced and inquired, "Come on say Mahatma Gandhi or Einstein or your father" and suggested, "OK say the name of the guy who topped class X last year".

I was standing there like a fool as I said the truth.
No, I dont have any role model.
And Yes I don't find anyone whom I want to replicate.

I am sorry everyone but I could not find anyone till date whom I admire, its not that i don't admire great works, but I cant find anyone as a model for me. Even when I entered into an institute(IIT) where people dream being to, my friends called cream, butter, chhaaas etc etc of the nation found their role models in the seniors they had their fanaticism for. Many of them are role models themselves now for the new entrants to the factory of IIT. And all of them are doing the work exactly what their role model did who did exactly what his role model did who did what his role model did...till you can imagine (And interestingly some deny that they are trying copying the God of their extent of dreams)

Till now I dont have the answer to the question that everyone else answered. Is this some kind of disease? But I don't want to cure it. So this might be an addiction. I am addicted to be me unlike all other normal people who have the ability to praise someone and see good they can use
from the life of their role model. I guess I love being abnormal.

So finally the question is ...Are you addicted or normal?
diagnose yourself truthfully and then comment.
Truthfully please.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

how old are you?

This being my first post...so shud have started with a warm hello to all. But i suppose its late now and i have already started typing. Neways my first blog is for ppl who write and are known as writers. Have a look at the following assertion:-

Assertion:-A writer is as old as the number of writers bloc he has had.
Reason:- A writers bloc is a state of a writer in which whatever he thinks cant fulfill what he is looking for. Whatever ideas he gets seem compromising rather than promising. Slowly he gets into a state where he feels that his mind has stopped thinking and being creative. The reason for such bloc is he wants to break free from a cocoon hence he is asking his mind to give him something that even he cant believe its his own. He wants to create something thats unique and he hasn't explored so far. Hence after clearing the bloc he has aged as a writer. More writers bloc you have had older you are.

I recently had my 2nd major writers bloc. So I am young and only two blocs old.
By the way how old are you?