Saturday, May 22, 2010

Kati Patang...

It was the movie we had waited for… especially since it was the first promising movie releasing after my exams, and we made plans… plans that we immediately put to action on Friday. Komal went through all the trouble of harassing the theatre staff till the advance booking opened and I risked going for a movie without reading the reviews, which is a huge deal for me!

And now after watching the movie, I want to say that at least it should not have made me want to run out of the theatre during Intermission, which Terence almost did… and I had to pull him back inside reminding him that we had paid 140 bucks for it.

And that’s what Kites is, a complete bore! It was a huge disappointment… it has a very half hearted storyline, makes you wonder whether the writer had more to say but was just too lazy to pen it down. It moves at a snails pace, so slow that (spoiler alert : read ahead at you own risk) when Hritik stands at the edge of the cliff at the end of the movie looking over at the vast and gorgeously blue ocean, you just wish he’d jump off soon and finish it off.

It’s a plain love story, kind of reminds you of one of those 80’s movie where two lovers from distinct backgrounds run away cos the world is too harsh to understand their love… broke with nowhere to go, one of them with a poverty stricken family to support, continuously facing a dilemma and the unruly, money powered, arrogant villains chasing them wherever they run.

The only difference this time is the language instead of the caste(she doesn’t know English, he doesn’t understand Spanish), casino barons instead of the big haveli rajputs, high speed car chases with police sedans painted white and blue instead of the usual khaki gang in open jeeps and the blatant acknowledgment of their sheer desperation for chasing after the money instead of the age old pride and honour ‘we-don’t-need-the-money-when-we-have-our-love’ funda! Hritik is Hritik, nothing more, nothing less! And what a waste of Kangna Ranaut.

A few good things if you must go and watch the movie;
Barbara Mori in a bikini, even being a woman I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
Amazing landscapes in bright contrasting colours; the casinos and the luxurious villas. The whole feel of the movie is larger than life!

But all in all, this one is worth a miss!

My verdict : **/ 2 stars.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

If I were...

Now i had to kick start my blog with something, its been dormant for too long, and currently I'm blank to think of something new! So here's answering your blog post's answer, Janaki.

If I were a Month, I would be August ;
If I were a Day, I would be Saturday - So i'd have the whole weekend ahead;
If I were a time of the day, I would be Midnight ;
If I were a Direction, I would be Up ;
If I were an Element, I would be Oxygen ;
If I were a Liquid, I would be Water ;
If I were a gemstone, I would be a Diamond ;
If I were a Tree, I would be a Cashew tree - big strong branches, low lying, so u can climb up n go to sleep;
If I were a Bird, I would be an Eagle ;
If I were a tool, I would be a swiss knife;
If I were a pair of shoes, I would be a pair of Hiking Boots ;
If I were a color, I would be Green ;
If I were an emotion, I would be Happy (is FREE an emotion?) ;
If I were a Fruit, I would be a Mango ;
If I were a Sound, I would be the sound of the gushing waterfall;
If I were a car, I would be Land Rover;
If I were a Food, I would be Mac n Cheese ;
If I were a Taste, I would be Sweet ;
If I were a place, I would be the tip of Mount Everest ;
If I were a Material, I would be Cotton ;
If I were a Body Part, I would be the Eyes ;
If I were Music, I would be Instrumental ;
If I were a Dance, I would be a Dance, doesnt matter which ;
If I were an Animal, I would be a Koala Bear ;
If I were a gift, I would be anything You need ;
If I were an Element Of Earth, I would be the Water ;
If I were a Historical Figure, I would be ;
If I were A Famous Actor, I would be Julia Roberts or Helen Hunt ;
If I were a Book, I would be The Harry Potter ;
If I were a Poem, I would probably not exist ;
If I were a Room of the House, I'd be my room .

And a few more from me
If I were a Smell, I'd be the smell of earth after the first Rains, closely followed by coffee.
If I were a Dessert, I'd be a Cheesecake
If I were a Clothing, I'd be a pair of Jeans
If I were a Gadget, I'd be a Camera.

Anybody wants to add something, feel FREE...