Monthly Archives: August 2009

Love…………

I have been accused of being unromantc and unemotional, so this topic might come as a bit of a surprise for a lot of people.

Love is a very complicated emotion. Biologists might tell you that it is the work of hormones;X-Chromosome, Y-Chromosome etc etc. While the poets will tell you that is the most beautiful feeling that one can ever have. What is my opinion about love? As I am, my opinion will be quite complex and complicated.

In my opinion Love is the most unconditional feeling that one can have for somebody. Its an unconditional bond! Problem with modern ‘love’ stories are, that you have to fill too many prerequisites to prove that you are in love with somebody. That is why, I am still single and looking for somebody who shares the same ideas that I have regarding love.

People ask me, that how will somebody realize that he or she is in love. My answer is simple, just ask him or her that why do they love the particular guy or girl. If they are not able to give any answer, then they are in love. Now you will ask me, Why So? As I said above, Love is unconditional but it is also quite unreasonable. You cannot fall for somebody for reasons, it just happens. One cannot start loving somebody, it is a moment of spark, of madness. My theory may not be right but I feel it is quite relevant.

Everybody falls in love atleast once in their Life coz it is such a beautiful emotion, that you cannot stay away from it for too long. But wait for your Miss.Right or Mr.Right, coz they will come, till then, enjoy with the wrong one.

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Film Review: Kaminey

Now it was the most awaited movie of this year and boy-oh-boy it does’nt dissapoint. Kaminey is the best movie I have seen this year and for that matter the best gangster drama Bollywood has gifted us in ages. If you want to watch Kaminey, then please have some patience and pay all your attention to the drama unfolding(switch off your cellphones).

Kaminey is about Charlie and Guddu, twin brothers played by Shahid Kapoor, both of whom suffer from speech impediments and who can’t stand the sight of each other. Charlie, who pronounces S as F, is a small time gangster. Guddu, who stammers, is a mousy NGO worker. Guddu’s life plans, chalked out until 2014 on a chart stuck in his cupboard, are wrecked when he impregnates Sweety, his fiery girlfriend who until now has neglected to tell him that she is the sister of a powerful gangster-politician, Bhope, played by Amol Gupte. Meanwhile Charlie has come to possess a guitar containing cocaine worth 10 crore. The quintessential gambler thinks he’s finally hit the big score. What follows is a frantic, convoluted journey through Mumbai’s mean streets which are of course populated by many Kamineys: corrupt cops, nasty drug dealers , gun wielding henchmen. Eventually, the brothers’ determinedly separate narratives collide and they are forced to come together.

There are stretches in the movie that will confuse you and even bore you, especially the first 15-20 minutes. The whole movie as 11 odd characters that demands attention and there are dialogues in Marathi and Bengali, so you need to be very attentive. Among those eleven characters, there were two vey interesting chracters. Mikhail played by Chandan Roy Sanyal and Bhope Bhau played by Amol Gupte( Creative director of Taare Zameen Par). Chandan Roy Sanyal has an amazing screen presence and you will never get bored while he is on the screen. And Amol Gupte!!! Where was this guy all these years? Playing a gangster cum politician, Amol Gupte has a menacing screen presence and oodles of acting talent. He was brilliant.

Shaheed Kapoor played the role or roles of a lifetime. Charlie and Guddu are the most difficult and layered characters he has ever played but he was truly awesome. While playing the role of Charlie he made me remeber Pankaj Kapoor in Maqbool and that speaks for itself about his performance. He has sunk his teeth into both the roles and gave a performance that was unexpected from such a young actor. Kaminey will do for Shahid Kapoor what Omkara did for Saif Ali Khan. An actor is born from a star.

Priyanka Chopra is again fantastic playing a head-strong Maharashtrian Girl. She was brilliant in the first half but in the second half she was sidetracked. But she stood out and gave an enthralling performance.

Kaminey will take some getting used to. It isn’t the comfort food that Bollywood normally dishes out. But I strongly recommend that you see it. This taste is worth acquiring.


Generation Gap

Nowadays the older and the younger genration complains of generation gap and breaking down of communications.But for this, who is to blame? We, the Younger Generation or the Older and the ‘Wiser’ generation.

There is a huge conflict between the elders and the younger ones on generation gap and both accuses each other for the communication break down and the wider ills due to this. But my bone of contention is that both the generation are getting used to the conflict rather than finding the reason for this.

The elders are always critical of the younger generation on a wide range of issues and the latter is often getting used to the mumbling and jumblings and of the older generation.

The generation gap, however, is a deeper malady than viewed superficially. There may be the following differences between the old and the young:

  • Of ideas on general conduct comprising dress, food habits etc.
  • Morality, marriage & career
  • Of tastes on art, music, literature, and in short total outlook.
  • Family unit breaking up and gradually losing the importance it once had. The central authority of the paternal figure becoming redundant.
  • Imposition of the self-righteous attitude of the older generation on the young.
  • Biological evolutionary difference
  • It is a general observation of the younger generation that the elders behave like a frog in the well. They are fully convinced about the ideas through which they have lived there lives.They ignore certain vital factors that are no longer valid in the case of the modernity. There always has been generation gap since the dawn of civilization. The young have always deviated from the older standards and it was well that they did or there wouldn’t have been any progress today.

    The Younger generation naturally differs in dress, food, habits etc as these were not available with the older generation. These changes are indicative of progress. Everything around us is changing. With Passage of time the society and the enviroment changes and then why should a generation should be asked to stagnate. Are we not taughr that stagnation leads to disaster?

    It will be generally agreed that most fathers want their offspring to adopt the same profession that they themselves followed without giving due weight to the aptitude of the offspring. This causes tension between the elders and the children. The younger generation is more intellectually evolved than the preceding one. But the ego of the older people does not permit them to accept this hard truth and they would always like to play the role of the destiny makers of the younger ones.

    The modern age has a wider field and many times more job opportunities are available to the really deserving candidates. Hence the youth have to become deserving and must walk on the untrodden path to face a cutthroat competition. It won’t be wise to check them in this advance in the right direction.

    People are fixated at the type of music the youth follows. The film songs, of one’s youth, is still appreciated and the later music is rarely appreciated. This also relates to art and literature. reading habits people also change. The Hobbies and tastes change with time to time and no one should bemoan this change. Tradition, Culture and Moral definations always change with time and anybody who bemoans it can become a subject of ridicule. I one persists with it, one widesn the genration gap and has no business to criticize the youth.

    The family unit is breaking up. The central authority is losing its power. Every member of the family earns or has to earn. One who earns won’t accept the authority of the other that is equal usually to that of the father. In olden days only the family head earned and the others lived on his income. Thus he held the baton of power. Now, he must surrender it to the young. If he doesn’t yield, there are bound to be conflicts and unrest in the family.

    The older generation had few opportunities to come into contact with the western world. The earth was a big planet. Travels were slow made with animal power. Automobiles were rare. The people were content with whatever environment they had. But now the world has shrunk. A global environment is developing. It is natural for the young to learn newer ways of this rising global culture encompassing every aspect of human life. They can’t afford to follow the retrograde suggestions of their elders.

    They have wider horizons to explore if they are to survive or lead a normal life from the existing standards of modern life. They must speak a language universal in its application and not be confined to their local language whatever it may be hence, the generation gap. They must eat Italian pizza, Chinese food or fast food and prefer coffee to the good old milk or lassi (yogurt). The leisurely ways of the old are gone. The younger generation must have speed, of motorbikes, cars, helicopters jet planes and rockets going into space. What can link them to the old bullock cart?

    At least a quarter century separates the older generation from the younger one. In most cases the gap is of over half a century. Naturally an imperceptible biological evolution takes place and the nature wants the survival of the fittest. The young generation can’t survive if it doesn’t change. No power on earth can prevent the natural gap owing to this evolution. Nature equips each succeeding generation with mechanism to survive the rigors of the new environment.

    But every coin has another side. The younger generation should guard themselves from the malaise this society have. Stress, depression and frustration are normal complaints by the younger generation. I this cut-throat compeitition and this rat race we must not forget about humanity. We must not forget to enjoy the fruit of our labour.

    We are the future of this human race and if we go astray, everything can fall apart. We should pay heed to the early warning about modern ills and saty away from them coz we are the moulders of our own future.They young should listen to the old but must take their own decisions with discretion and a balanced perspective. The coming generation will be better than each preceding one.


    Advantages of Being Single……

    So many people are depressed, sad, and lonely because they don’t have somebody.

    They think that once they finally find someone, they will be happy — and they will have no troubles. Well I’m writing this for all of you people today.

    It may be true that having someone can help add to your happiness and fulfillment. I believe that can occur and does occur when you find the right person that suits you.

    But I can also recall a lot of people that are in relationships and they are miserable. They’re not happy at all. In fact, it’s like they are in prison. Many of them are trapped and they’d give anything to be single. They’d give anything to be in your shoes today.

    I want to point out to you today some of the great advantages of being single.

    – You can do whatever you want, whenever you want. No questions asked. No guilt about doing it either. You don’t have to make excuses. You don’t have to call your partner to check in on her or ask her permission to go somewhere.

    – You can fool around with as many women as you want.

    – You can have a lot of fun.

    – You can go out to places that you otherwise couldn’t go to if you had a partner.

    – You can have fun and spend time with your friends. A lot of married people don’t have a lot of time to spend with their friends anymore.

    – You can really focus on your career, education, fitness, and goals.

    – You have time to improve yourself and become a better person.

    – You are free. You don’t have anything holding you down or back.

    – You don’t have to listen to any bitching.

    So the next time you start to get down because you’re not dating someone, remember to enjoy the time that you are single. Before long you’ll be married and settled down. Enjoy it while you can.

    Another thing, once you do find someone to settle down with, know that if you don’t bring happiness into the relationship, you will never be happy in that relationship in the long run. Don’t depend on someone else for your happiness — that is no way to live.

    Only you are ultimately responsible for your own happiness.