Bloody Diamond

While waiting for  another movie show to begin.And realising the neighbour too has come  for the same  screening and  as we were catching up what has been happening in our lives.I don’t know how,But he told me about the movie, “Blood diamond”The story and star cast and  I was immediately, drawn to go and watch this movie.Instead of what I had come to watch.

Almost a year later today,I had the movie saved on “MyList” on the popular streaming website and it did not disappoint me at all.With the story establishing the characters and story in the first few minutes,to taking off with the action and tension of the scenario of what would be happening next.

The story is all about illegal trading of diamonds and how one is forced,Brainwashed to be part of this racket and how everyone is under suspicion of hiding away diamonds for their benefit.

The 150 minutes action packed movie is worth spending part of your weekend. If You haven’t watched Blood Diamond,Go watch it now!! It’s got a story,It’s got the emotions of empathy for the characters every time they are in trouble and the One Question will they find it or not.

Happy New Year!!

The Last Week Of 2017,Hadn’t been planned.And had no idea it  would be another Hectic week ahead right since the week began,The preparation of the Annual ‘Cookie Exchange ‘we’re getting done,From the menu,To the Photoshoot.

Thinking ahead  for 2018,Ordered Books online,And Had The Photoshoot planned for the  books  which I not only planned to start my Year with ,But almost done reading “ExitWest” to having  fulfilled one of my other passions besides Filmmaking. Sharing my learning  and experiences with  others ,some teaching.Well Yes”Coffee Tasting” sessions for lovers of the beans and for the listeners of a Radio Station 104.2 Fm jiyodilse.The 365 Day  calendar Year!!

Surely had a mix of 365 different  moments. Including the eve that welcomed the Year in a simple  way of having Conversation with  friends who are more likely to be frequently met over this Year. And to conclude the night with Irish Coffee with a friend at home.

Parched – Movie Review!! 

A story set in a village, of Rajasthan a typical story of the rural India where the age-old traditions and Practices like child marriage,Dowry,Marital rape and mental abuse is practiced.

Starring Radhika Apte playing Lajjo,

Tannishtha Chatterjee playing the character of Rani,who’s son Gulab played by Riddhi Sen is married off to a child bride Janki played by Lehar khan.

The story continues with the struggle of these ladies as they are seen as ones who should be at home and cook food, and shouldn’t be allowed to read or work as it’s seen as a threat to the men.

But,they find the courage and are trying to change the way of living in rural India.

The movie directed by Leena Yadav,Produced by Ajay devgn is surely a movie to watch to know how india is still the same in rural areas,But the change is there in urban India.

The problems in a diverse country like India is far too many.And that’s why the curiosity remains of everyone to visit this country.

Hindi Medium -Movie Review!! 

Hindi Medium,A topic that represents Indian general population in a big way. The 29 states , cities and village all speak our national language and their state languages But,Still metro cities and specifically our national capital is more concerned if we cannot speak in the English Language.

A story that was well written and made,Narrating to what extent will parents go to get the Best for their child.

Top Educational institutes have made education a business.

A few highlights of the movie were how little do we bother if a foreigner cannot speak English the correct way.

But,we are ever ready to insult our citizens,If they make minor mistakes.The poor do not get the opportunity to showcase their talent and the newly rich too might have the swanky cars and huge houses but not the class.

But, If given the opportunity to have their kid being educated they too would do to be at par with the others.

But the competitiveness is driving people to take extreme routes.

Mughal-E-Azam The Musical !!!

Come 2016…After 55 years since its original Release,10 years after its Re-release now comes the “Musical Play “ and the show just wants you to have more and more of the specular show.The sets and The lights, the actors and re-creation of everything from the original was a feast to watch.

I remember,Watching the movie more than 10 years ago,When I was just 12 years and even that time I remember there was so much excitement amongst the family itself we couldn’t wait to watch and that was the same feeling even during the day of the “musical play” And there are few love stories you can watch for the costumes,Large than life experience and this is one of them.

 Salim, an emperor’s son, falls in love with a beautiful courtesan. He is determined to be with her, even if it means waging a hopeless war against his father.The movie a classic, First released in 1960 Starring Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Prithviraj Kapoor, this epic is known for its direction, music, sets, costumes and also for the lead pair: Madhubala and Dilip Kumar ,The film’s conception began in 1944 but it took many years before the film was actually shot. It went through a series of changes. Firstly, the financier had backed out. Secondly, the cast went through several changes and the cost of production for one song was reportedly more than the entire budget of other films that were made at that time. It finally released in 1960 and is said to have broken all records at the box office.

Mughal-e-Azam became the first full-length feature film colourised for a theatrical re-release; although some Hollywood films had been colourised earlier, they were only available for home media. It was subsequently selected for seven international film festivals. Upon release, the film drew crowds to the cinemas,with an overall occupancy of 90 per cent. Subsequently, it completed a 25-week run.

The movie comprises 12 songs and considered the finest in the history of indian cinema.”Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” .

For all the Indians in India,Mumbai the “Musical” is coming back this march. please if you get a chance please go and watch it.