14 February 2016 | By: Writing Buddha

Love and Valentine!!!

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         Valentine's Day is an opportunity for lovers to express their love through many ideas that they had in their mind from days. There are many history regarding this day and I do not want to delve into it and bring out my theory. It's a day of celebration and I wish everyone who has ever been serious about any person gets his/her partner forever and they build a great epic love story ever to leave an inspiration behind. Love happens eventually and its entrance in life changes the flow of thoughts. The person comes in between everything that you plan. When you are along with them, you do not think of your dreams and future. When you are not with that person, you think of how to be with them. When you are about to meet the person, you think of how to make the date and meeting special. When you are planning something, you plan keeping the person in mind. Everything revolves around that person.

            Love never dies. It is a cliche but everyone who have ever fallen in love will agree with what I am saying. Yes, obviously, the partner changes for good if the love doesn't blossom in the right way with him/her but the feeling stays with you. It shifts to the other person who enters your life at the right time after that and makes you forget the last person you were in love with. And you wish to get settled with him/her before things get wrong. Yes, love makes you insecure. Love makes you negative. You always fear losing the person. And it sometimes lead in making you do things that you shouldn't and later on, you are left to blame only yourself for the absence of that special person in your life. Love, therefore, becomes cruel at times too.

            Love is expected to do always good to you but it is not that particular about its execution. It changes you as a person overtime. And when it makes you a better person, understand that love is meant to be the base of your life. But if you find your unwanted traits haunting you every now and then, understand that love is acting hard upon you or either the person whom you have selected to bestow it with isn't appropriate and you need a better partner. Love is looked as a bad habit by the previous generation in every era which leads to lovers committing activities which shouldn't become the way of achieving this power that can be used in more effective way for your survival. But with time, love has got its importance and even the fight for gays became prominent because of it. "Nobody should be forbidden from feeling this eternal soul-refreshing act" has become the ideology of this generation which is great. 

          Loving is similar to identifying yourself over time. It helps you understand how good a person you are. When you try to sacrifice everything of yours for making your special one feel blessed, it makes you realize how big your heart is and how much you can give in life to someone. The expectation of getting back is what generally fails love in life. And that's called conditional love which exactly isn't love but satisfaction that you need in life through the importance you want from your partner. The person who is really in love never thinks about what he is getting back from the person he is in love with. His whole idea is to offer his life with as much as he can do for this person who has changed everything for him. The emotions, physicality and connectivity that love brings with it is harmonic which takes your soul to a sky which has only the person and you dancing together syncing with the tunes of your heartbeats. I wish every true lover a very Happy Valentine's Day and I hope you get your world of togetherness and you prove previous generation that we respect Love and aren't doing so-called immoral activities in the name of it. Also set an example for the upcoming generation. :-) 


13 February 2016 | By: Writing Buddha

Review: Fitoor: Confusing Screenplay but artistically made!!! **½

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FITOOR: 2.5/5

        Fitoor's trailer had impressed me a lot and I was looking forward to this movie. Well, after watching, I will not say that the movie is totally disappointing like Sanam Re but it has its ups and downs throughout the screenplay. Film starts off well showing the childhood days of both the protagonists and how Tabu warns the boy of not falling in love with her daughter and stay in his limits. But he soon falls in love with her. Tabu has all the idea of it but she purposely make him realize that he is not of their status therefore even thinking about the girl is crime for him. Her only intention is to break his heart because a man broke her heart years ago. And this is the theme plot on which the whole movie is based upon.

           The first half is little slow but I enjoyed it. Yes, few twists and turns are unexplained throughout the movie but avoiding them, it was a fine watch. But because no character had stern opinion on their doings, the movie kept confusing us in 2nd half. The dialogues are wonderful and I loved many of them. The background music and songs are also treat to ears. The locations and cinematography is great. Kashmir looks beautiful from the camera of this movie. London is also shown finely. But because characters keep moving here and there quickly, you start hating the whole premises of the movie based on multiple locations- Kashmir, Delhi and London. 

           Coming to the performances, Tabu and Aditya Roy Kapoor has been impressive. Aditya wasn't perfect but there was a huge amount of improvement in his acting skills. And doing such an intense role was already a challenge. Katrina Kaif has acted as usual as she does- with no great expressions. But she looks great in the movie in red hair. Aditi Rao Hydari also looked beautiful and impressive in her small role. Rahul Bhatt is also effective. Ajay Devgn is wasted. The biggest problem with the movie is its confusing screenplay and trying to be over-literary in its narration. Otherwise, it's not totally-avoidable stuff. You can watch it as its made in an artistic manner. I give it 2.5 stars out of 5. 



Review: Sanam Re: Mat Dekho Re!!! 0

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             SANAM RE: 0/5

     I am neither very romantic nor very rude to either get into passion of love or shrug it off. But few romantic movies or books do effect me for a while and I love getting in that mode for few hours/days. The trailer of Sanam Re and its songs promised a great romantic movie coming for us this Valentine's but unfortunately, there is everything in this movie except romance and love. Divya Khosla Kumar have started considering her a great director after the success of her first movie "Yaariyaan" which turned out to be a hit I do not know why. And therefore we got to see the result of that over-confidence in the form of Sanam Re. 

            Coming to the good points about this movie, the locations and visuals are wonderful. After a point when you realize that movie is not going to impress you anymore, it's only the scenery that you fall in love with. The music is melodious and there are many songs which will stay in your playlist for a long time. Except this, there is nothing I can point out in this movie which will impress you. 

           The story starts off well and there's a flavor of romance in the conversation between the grandfather and the child and even when the protagonist grows up, you feel that once he'll find his love, the story will become more mesmerizing. But unfortunately, director has been unable to give a direction to this romance and gets lost in between the script. Whenever you feel that the story is at least about to reach the average status, a song pops in and breaks the flow. The characters keep on coming and disappearing without any reason. The chemistry between the lead actor and both the actresses never come at a point where you would say,"Wow, what a scene!". It's all plainly done. 

           Coming to the performances, Rishi Kapoor does not have much to offer in this cameo role. Pulkit Samrat has given an average performance- neither good nor bad. Yami Gautam is unimpressive in this movie. In her teen role, she does not look like a school child and someone who is forced to look younger. The real charm and surprise package has been Urvashi Rautela. Whenever she is on the screen, she brings hotness and makes you tempted towards her. She is someone you would remember even after coming out disappointed by this movie which does not have any love story, script and story. I give this movie 0 out of 5. 


7 February 2016 | By: Writing Buddha

Review: Ghayal Once Again: Stuck in 1990!!! *

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      I watched Ghayal in my childhood and I don't remember much of it. When I came to know that a sequel to that movie is in plan, I laughed knowing that Sunny Deol is about to make fun of himself on big screen. There was a time when superstars like Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor and Suniel Shetty worked as the lead actor. Now they shouldn't dare to make a movie revolving around them. The era is finished. Anil Kapoor have understood the same and therefore he does movies like Welcome, No Problem etc featuring many other actors which gives him success. In Ghayal Once Again, Deol looks tired, boring and ineffective. Even his acting skills aren't as powerful as it used to be a decade ago. Many of his dialogue deliveries didn't have finesse and lacked effectiveness.  

            Sunny Deol is also the writer and director of the movie hence the whole responsibility, praise or blame of this movie is going to be credited to him. Well, he should be praised for making one of the best sequels considering that it begins right from where it ended 26 years ago. It even shows flashbacks to prove that they have not diluted any facts and the movie is actually the sequel of a beloved movie directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The first few minutes are chaotic as the characters are introduced but stability comes soon in the plot. But the problem arises when you realize that Sunny Deol have scripted this one still keeping the flavor of 26 years ago in mind rather than the current scenario even though corruption is still the root cause of the under-developed position of our society and country. 

           The chase takes so much of the screen time that it becomes exhaustive after a point of time. And because you have come to watch the movie for Sunny Deol, you find him on screen for very less time frame. And even when he comes, he is either getting emotional or running and chasing people to save them. There's no great dialogues between his character and villain. There is neither any clap-worthy fighting scenes. I expected the movie to be the one which will compel me to hoot and whistle but rather I kept scratching my head and blaming the superstar for over-hyping the sequel. Narendra Jha has delivered a great performance and even Tisca Chopra looked elegant in her small role. Rest, everything is just average including Soha Ali Khan. I give this movie just 1 star and that for the effort of Sunny Deol by being everything- Director, Writer and Actor. 



Review: Sanam Teri Kasam: Emotional, Romantic but Stretchy!!! **

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      Sanam Teri Kasam is a romantic movie which has released just at a right time when Valentine's Week is around the corner. The people who loved Aashiqui 2 as a movie excluding the songs/music factor will definitely love this one. The story revolves around the lead actors where the girl is very innocent and obedient and belongs to a very conservative family while the boy is very rich and lives life on his own terms. They live in the same building but have no interaction until one day they meet and talk. Some misunderstanding happens regarding this interaction at the girl's family and she is declared dead by her father. Now, the boy starts helping her and even gives her a make-over so that some boy agrees to marry her because of which her family had always been in stress. But by then the actor himself falls in love with this girl and what happens after this shouldn't be disclosed. Go to your nearest theater and watch it to know how this couple moves ahead. :-)

            The film is beautifully made keeping in mind the target audience- young boys and girls in colleges. And it will definitely be loved by them because it has all the factors that the people belonging to this age face in their love life. Either one of them will have a parent who won't like the person and reject the child's desire to marry him/her. There are boys who are neglected by their father because of a big mistake they committed sometimes in past. There are girls who are boycotted by their family because she is caught with a boy either by parent or by some family friend. So somewhere this movie will strike chord with many. The movie becomes emotional in the 2nd half but with it, also becomes stretchy. Thankfully, the dialogues in the movie aren't very cliche and you can handle them with ease even when they reach the unwanted level of boredom. The music is also versatile and melodious except one song which plays when the actress goes through makeover. 

             Coming to the acting department- the lead actors have given a power-packed performances. Harshwardhan Rane looks amazing on screen and his chiseled body adds more power to it. Though his role didn't have much variation because of which we couldn't see many facial expressions but the rough and tough body language definitely suited him. Mawra Hocane has won the audience's heart with this movie. Her debut performance is so confident that not for single second, her expressions go off the track. She has been a treat to watch. Whenever both the lead actors are on screen, they make sure that you don't get bored even in the stretched climax. All the other actors have also done a fine job but not at par with the lead actors. Coming to the drawbacks, some characters are definitely regressive. E.g. a policeman getting emotional every time he sees the couple together in love. The last 30 minutes of the movie which does make us emotional but only reduces the quality of the movie. Overall, I would say that the movie is an average attempt with the plot of 1990s executed in 2016. I give it 2 stars out of 5. 


1 February 2016 | By: Writing Buddha

1400* BLOGS in 2377 Days with Lakhs of You!!!

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        For many, it seems that writing blogs come naturally to me but that's definitely not the case even when I am writing my 1400th Blog Post tonight. It gives me nervousness every time I am about to write something and I take my god's name before hitting the "Publish" button. I know I am not a perfect writer or a very great intellectual but the only reason I feel that everyone of you have kept reading my post is because of the true and honest propensity I have towards this medium which helps me connect with my friends and readers and share my thoughts. Through this blog, I only try to write whatever opinion I have about something. There may be many grammatical mistakes and nonsensical solutions that I give on some serious issues but I believe in taking the discussion forward rather than sitting silently and watching the things taking its own speed every day. 

            14 Centuries have happened in 6.5 years and I am sure there are many more to come. When I started blogging, there weren't many bloggers in our country and it was easy to find the audience and prove my visibility. But with time, every other reader who found a blog's link thought that even he/she can write and today, almost every 5th person you know must be writing something on a web portal. This has made it hard to keep your blog's visibility on high and fetch more new readers. I am happy that even without getting into cheap marketing and desperate social media posts, I have managed to retain many of my readers who joined this place when it came into the Blogosphere. These are the people for whom I'll keep writing even if my posts would be read by 50 familiar guys only.

               It has taken me 2377 Days to write 1400 Blog Posts with an average of a post every 1.69 days. It took me 185 days to complete my last 100 blog posts. For each blog that does not contain review, the kind of response that I get, I sometimes feel as if I should just keep writing blog posts every hour to receive such kind of sweet replies but because life is not even that easy, I chose to write reviews and between them a post or two regarding my opinion on some issue or my thoughts about something or sharing my recent achievements. Excess of anything is bad but I have seen that I have a little of my audience who believes in my Movie reviews and other half waiting for a new book to be reviewed by me because of which I am unable to leave doing that. 

            The journey of blog keeps changing its shape time to time according to the current scenario I am writing in and these days, I am in love with reviewing movies which has also given me a great exposure towards movies otherwise before 2 years, I used to watch only 4-5 movies a year. Now I feel my creative wisdom better than what it was couple of years ago because good and bad movies enable me to think how a particular incident can be translated differently through a creative artist's work. I am sure that by the time I would be completing my 1500th Blog Post, the content in my posts shall also change and move into some other direction before it becomes monotonous and avoidable. This is the first century this year and please pray for the next one to come this year itself as it is going to be the bigger one- 15TH!!! 

            Thanks for your support. Without it, this BLOG is just a LOST SPACE in this big world of INTERNET. 

P.S.: I kept the arrival of this centurion post little silent because I really want to celebrate my 1500th BLOG POST which is really going to be close to my heart. 



The Ribbon Trap by Shine Syamaladevi (Book Review: 2.75*/5) !!!

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           I am just done reading the 7th book of the year in the first month itself and I am quite happy with the speed I am about to complete my year's target of 60 books. I hope I achieve it without any further hurdles in this odyssey of reading. This time I picked up the debutante Shine Syamaladevi's The Ribbon Trap publishing by LiFi publication. The book is 271 pages thick but the disappointment is its price tag which is Rs. 295/-. In the country where even famous pulp authors like Chetan Bhagat and Durjoy Datta sell their book at Rs. 130, publication should think it 10 times before sticking such a price tag to a debutante work. It affects the author's career. 

         Well moving ahead, The Ribbon Trap begins with a sweet journey showing the two protagonists in a great relationship of love where the male is keeping care of the female as she is going through some problem related to depression and trauma. The sweetness gets interrupted when the author takes us in to the flashback because of which the girl, Smita, have reached this situation in a hospital where she in unable to remember her past properly. The flashback isn't any interesting until the 100th page or so when the real story begins on which the whole book has set its premises upon. The interest level continues until some 200th page or so and then the narration becomes very weak and the pre-climax isn't as interesting as a reader expects after reading some 100 pages of great page-turner value. 

          Shine has a fine command over the language which makes his narration pretty simple. The characterization of Smita is done wonderfully but I feel that he lacked when it came to giving importance to other character in the story. But I liked the author's effort in taking a risk of writing such a complex story in his first attempt itself rather than doubting his caliber. The twist that he suddenly brings in the flashback and the way he continued it by taking the story further from the present was interesting. 

          Coming to the drawbacks of this book I would say that because author isn't very great in the language, sometimes he is at loss of words in describing or narrating a scenario. Also there are many grammatical mistakes which are unavoidable. I can only advise the debutante author to read more books, understand how sentences are formed, generally the ones which are part of a conversation between characters. And read as many thriller books as possible because he has an inclination towards it. It would be great to read a thriller again from the author with better sentence formations, twists, turns and pre-climax where I found him a little lacking this time. I give this attempt 2.75* out of 5.