2018 Dairies !!

2018 has been a Journey filled with lots of travel Stories. Right From Jaipur to Jodhpur in India to Monoco and Morocco for Work. And not to forget the highlight –  Japan for Family Holiday. 
Culture
Experiencing the Rajasthan culture in India to experiencing the Japanese culture and living the  Moroccan life. 
All these places either had Food, lifestyle or architecture. And these  Culture  became another Journey in itself.
Books worth the Read In 2018. 
Journeys through the books. 
Starting from Exiting West to Landing at the port of Mokha and Many reads in between from open by Andre Agassi to “Killing Commendatore by Murakami  below are the top 5 reads of 2018.
1.Exit West – by Mohsin Hamid  stories of immigrants. 
2.Homo Deus – by Yuval Harari  How the Technology  is collecting data and using it. 
3.Born a Crime – by Trevor Noah A true story of a comedian born in South Africa with a mother being a black and father a white. 
4.Monk of Mokha –  by Dave  Eggers – Story of how The port of Mocha coffee travelled across the international waters.
5.Killing Commendatore – by Murakami
Noteworthy Movies of 2018 
1.Puzzle -How a simple gift of a puzzle changes the perspective of one individual 
2.Crazy Rich Asians – The Big fat Indian wedding going global 
3.Searching – How technology helps track down a father daughter and her murderer. 
4.Ben is Back – A  young drug addict and his mother’s story to come in terms with reality. 
And the Hindi film industry had many movies to choose to watch this year! 
But there a few out there you couldn’t miss at all . 
1.Pad Man by R.Balki was one of the great stories the year began with and continued till Raid, The income tax issue can sometime come as a surprise-Ajay Devgn needs to experiment.
2.Hichki -Though a inspiration from the west.Brought Rani Mukherji Back as a actor and the production house for their content. 
3.Missing the only missing from this psychology thriller was the audience who missed one of the best thrillers of the year.
4.October – Simple stories are the most difficult to tell.And October by Shoojit Sircar was one such story.
5.Beyond the cloud by Majid Majidi -Had the world  take notice of Ishan Khattar as an actor & performer 
Raazi,Soorma,Parmanu,Andhadhun,Badhaai Ho ! And Manmarziyaan were a few movies to watch out. 
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Kapoor & Sons since 1921

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Kapoor & Sons  Since 1921

Kapoor and sons the melodramatic movie by Dharma production released on the 18th March.

A typical dharma movie dramatising a simple idea by showing each character to the fullest.A predictable story as it starts from the two sons coming back home to be with their grandfather who is terribly sick and who’s only wish is to have a family photo with the title kapoor and sons since 1921 before he dies.

The movie is character driven , showing the relationship of two brothers.Their conflicts,their similarities and their jealous attitude in sibling of the same gender.

The story was dragged after the interval with not much to show and tell.Shakun Batra’s second flick after ek main aur ek tu.Had high expectations from a cast like Rishi kapoor,Alia Bhatt,Siddharth Malhotra and debutant Fawad Khan ,had all the hype . Rishi kapoors performance and theatre artist like Rajat Kapoor and Ratna pathak’s  chemistry and  expression were well timed.But as far as the juniors go they overacted mostly.

The 140 minutes could be sliced to 120 minutes by making it less about the family photo.

The relationship between the mothers and sons were flawless.

Kapoor and sons since 1921 is like the comeback of the  dharma productions after a long while .