Sunday, March 25, 2012

What you had said earlier today!

Some soulful tune plays in the tunnel of my heart - do you hear?
Look up at the sky! An ochre, crescent moon shoots slivers of light!
Thrumming in the dark silence of the night,
Are those strains of your voice that rise and fall away? 
Sequences and phrases from what you had said earlier today!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Shaheed Divas

Dekhna hain zor kitna baazuein kaatil mein hain!

How did they manufacture such explosive gunpowder within themselves?
Leaving the foreign ruler's citadel of power and
Their brutal, butchering machinery
Thoroughly shattered!

Some brave-hearts sacrifice themselves and turn martyrs,
So the rest stay inspired to fight on!
Supreme sacrifice they offer
As an act of defiance against injustice.
So the nation awakens united!
Binding people is their life's only objective
Against alien rule and its intolerable, inhuman cruelty.

Bhagat, Rajguru and Sukhdev
Their mother's pride;
Our motherland's shining lights!
The love for their motherland greater than all else
Guiding lights for generations to come!
No we don't have to remind ourselves about them.
They are and will eternally remain indelible.

Let us rededicate ourselves to our nation
Whatever endeavour we may be involved in!
Yet, let the interests of the nation
Always remain supreme.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kahaani - An original Bollywood thriller!

When you are watching a Hindi movie and if it is able to remind you of the Bourne series, Munich and a few other top-notch suspense thrillers from Hollywood stables there has got to be something happening already. And yet there are just traces of these Hollywood thrillers. What you have instead is a totally native and original script plus a Kolkata-centric story full of unpredictable twists and turns and acting that rachets up the quality to levels hardly ever seen before in Bollywood.

Quote from Bollywood Analytics on Facebook: A suspense thriller like this rarely comes out of Bollywood. An editor does a good job when the audience has little to no time to get distracted or bored and here Kahaani scores well. A must watch film for movie buffs! The high score notched up by this film will be tough to beat for most films!

Vidya Balan and Parambrata have given stellar performances. Vidya depicts her anxious, scared character flawlessly. Parambrata is this police constable who is falling for the charms and gutsy attitude of the protagonist Vidya Bagchi and wants to always be of help - the helpful assistant! The cinematography and screenplay is with focus on Kolkata and is colorful like the city without being jarring.

Some refreshing music with the heavy doses of experimental elements. 'Tore Bina' is just hauntingly good based on Hindustani classical elements yet a fast pace - speed-ed up raga!

The financial numbers are again witness to the quality of this movie. From Bollywood Analytics: Kahaani as on 17th March - Rs 25 cr - Going at good pace. Based on trends, should do between Rs 40 - 45 cr which woul