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Aa Dekhen Zara : The Review

April 21, 2009 Leave a comment

People who read my previous rant should know that this was coming. A detailed and engaging view on “Aa Dekhen Zara”.I cannot recall when in recent times I have written two reviews back to back but it seems that happy times are back for my blog.  Anyway, more than a year back I wrote a review of the Neil Mukesh Starrer  “Johnny Gaddar” . I have mentioned there that this new lad showed promise. And he doesn’t disappoint here either. The only things I didn’t think has gone quite right here is the fact that his role has become a lot stereotypical. He is dirt poor, he gets a means to make lot of money not through conventional means and finally pumping up adrenaline to make the end justify the means. But this movie is not about Neil only-theres a lot into it.Lets start with the trailer:

Synopsis: Neil is an extremely poor  freelance photographer often having his a$$ boned by camera thieves,goons and of course,credit card recovery agents. Whatever meager means he has is because of a not so generous editor of a newspaper. One fine day he gets  a news that his photography mentor- his grandfather has expired and he should be there at his house to pay his respects.He goes there and comes to know from his advocate that his grandfather was working on something that made him take huge loans against his assets. Also he left a letter for Neil.

The letter...

The letter...

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Dakshineshwar: A Story of beliefs,Strange Malls and the scorching Kolkata Sun

October 13, 2008 Leave a comment

* This post was written on Saturday-any reference to ‘Today’ invariably means Saturday(11th Oct) not today *

Durga pujo is the festival of the bengalis.Its the festival of togetherness for the communism fed and Trinomool stricken simpletons of the eastern most Bengali speaking state-a state sorry to say, no one cares as much anymore.Its the time bengalis all over pack their bags and travel to Kolkata to spend a few days with their loved ones(read senile parents and relatives who just refuse to leave ‘bongobhumi’ or whatever was left of it).Part of that travel usually involves succumbing to old traditions and some needless locomotion in a weather which though counts to some 27 degrees centigrade yet feels like 36 degree centigrade because of the abysmally high relative humidity.Add to that the ever inviting face of a scorching sun and you get you own shot of a sunburn tequila ! Coming back to the needless locomotion part.Well we have a family pujo of our own-its a Kali pujo.You can do the pujo during the scheduled days of Kalipujo or you can do it on special Saturdays where a lot of factors from the Bengali almanac fall in line.Also after all major events in my family its a custom to travel to Dakhineshwar and offer our pujo to the Goddess Kali there.This time the event was the first homecoming of sonny.

Foreigners snapping religeous madness while Mr. Oddball floats away...

Foreigners snapping religious madness while Mr. Oddball floats away...

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