30 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

Completed 12 Years of Blogging | Writing Buddha | How Blogging changed my LIFE and WORLD?

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12 years back, I wrote my very first Blog Post on 31st July, 2009 and I never knew I will come so far with it. It all started as an open Personal diary which later got converted into a platform where I discussed about the books I read which I still do. I also started bringing ahead my viewpoints on topics related to youth and current affairs. Later, I switched a bit and started talking about movies too considering that most people of my age were interested in knowing about both – new and old movies. I continue reviewing and talking about very few movies I watch which I strongly feel I should talk about. Since last few years, the Blog has taken turn towards Spiritual content as well.


When I started writing, I never knew that the form of Blogging or connecting with people will change over the time, but I did my best to adapt though I always lack in it. I am still behind, and this is something I am still learning on how to adapt immediately as soon as the world of media progresses. I started clicking book photos with every kind of aesthetic value in it with my limited photography skills. Later, people told me that people love to watch videos more than reading so it would be better if you can start a Youtube channel. Somehow, I managed that. Now the articles and new algorithm say that the social media platforms are supporting short portrait videos of 15 to 30 seconds. This is the new adaptation I am working upon.


These twelve years has been such a growth as a reader, writer, thinker, content creator but mainly it has made me a completely changed person altogether. Now I think differently and my view of seeing the world is very distinct than how it was previously. This platform also allowed me to meet so many celebrities I adored which was an experience I would have never had otherwise. I also know many of you in such cities where I haven’t visited ever or maybe I shall never visit too. But the kind of bond I have with people is amazing.

I owe my life to Writing Buddha – the name I have chosen for my online presence, and I have spoken about this in brief in the video. Please do watch and keep supporting as you have always done.


Thanks a lot.



28 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

Movie Review: Mimi: Very entertaining, funny & emotional! ****

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So Mimi released 4 days before its official release date because the movie already got pirated on some online platform. Luckily, its also Kriti Sanon’s birthday today hence it has become double treat for her. To start with, let me tell you, this is the best acting performance from Kriti Sanon in her career and this time, rather than only liking her for the looks and charm, you are going to love and adore her for acting. I already liked her a lot but now she has made me believe in her as a good and terrific actor too. May God bless her with better opportunities in the future. Let’s talk about her towards the end of the review again.


Mimi is a feel-good movie. Initially, you will feel that it’s just going to be an okay-okay stuff but the way it starts changing its colour with every scene, you start diving into it and after a time, you and movie becomes one. Well, this became quite spiritual but yes, the movie has that power which makes you believe in whatever happens with all the characters in every scene. I liked how the makers have used the concept of surrogacy and displayed it very beautifully which will make unaware people understand about it while enjoying the movie. The sensitivity of the topic has been respected and you’ll not find any disrespectful or demeaning words either for the surrogate mother or the parents who are wanting to have one.


The locale and dialect are used very wonderfully which works in favour of the movie completely. The dialogues are powerful which makes you laugh and cry whenever the makers want you to. And isn’t this an incredible thing when audience starts dancing on your tunes? Talking about the music, yes, its joyful and soulful, too, as per the situations. The movie never loses its grip and keeps you entertained throughout – either through its comedy or drama or emotional scenes. The makers haven’t overdone anything. The movie has everything in its right quantity. What I liked about the movie is that it keeps changing its tone every 10 minute and keep it balanced for us.


Talking about the performances, lets first talk about Pankaj Tripathi – well, he is again the winner here. From Kaleen bhaiyya, the kind of transformation he makes here is so powerful that you can’t fail to notice it. He is back to the kind of characters we have always enjoyed him play where he is little funny, little mad, little crazy, little screwed yet has heart at the right place which makes him so lovable on the screen. The way he makes those small little gestures at the right moment in the right scene is commendable. The other performances by Sai Tamhankar, Supriya Pathak and Manoj Pahwa are equally good in their own parts. They play small parts but very essential ones. Even the roles played by the two foreign characters are emotional and powerful – you love watching them on the screen unlike other movies.


And now, finally talking about Kriti Sanon- Let’s take her seriously now. She has just upped her game. She is no more the Kriti Sanon we know. Now when you hear that she is part of some big projects like Adipurush, wait to watch her rather than not thinking twice while reading her name. Every time she smiles, you smile with her. Every time, she is confused, you find the confusion within you. Every time, she is crying, you find lump in your throat. She just keeps you with her throughout and makes you miss her every time she is not shown on the screen. Even when Pankaj Tripathi is doing his job, you still want her to be there. I don’t think there could be anything better to be said about her than this. She has portrayed a mother very nicely on the screen and convinces you with every expression she makes. This movie, MIMI, can be said as career-defining role for her and the movie shall always be remembered for the emotional ride she takes you along with her.


Overall, MIMI is one of the best movies made this year. Even though its predictable but it keeps you involved and entertained. I give this movie 4 stars out of 5. You will understand the pain of a mother – while she is pregnant or giving the birth or taking care of the child in his infant days through Kriti’s acting and the storyline. Don’t miss it.





27 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

Movie Review: Hungama 2: One of the worst movies!!! 0 Stars

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I still remember watching Priyadarshan’s Hungama more than a decade back when his movies used to be as awaited as Hirani’s movies these days. Almost every movie of his had so many confusions within the plot that made audiences die from laughter. It has been a very long time since he created any movie and most of us remembered whenever any makers ruined a movie in the name of humour and comedy. Finally, we got to know about the return of Hungama as Hungama 2 but with new characters having only Paresh Rawal and Manoj Joshi as a continuity from the old one. The cast looked boring with people like Meezaan Jaffrey, Shilpa Shetty, Pranitha Subhash in the lead roles.


I was still expecting something from the movie just because of one name – Priyadarshan. Unfortunately, there’s some issue with some of the old directors who are stuck where they were two decades back even now. They haven’t moved a bit in terms of both – content as well as thought process. They feel that they can still sell the same stuff to the new set of audience. Even the same old audience have grown up now who have begun rejecting even Khans so it is an example of over-confidence when you, as a maker, believe that mentioning the names of your previous hit movies in the trailer will make audience love the new one too. This is an outdated strategy which doesn’t work anymore.


Hungama 2 script also has many twists and turns and confusions and lunacy but this time, it doesn’t have comedy in it at all. In fact, even these turns of events are predicted by us right in the first segment itself knowing how Priyadarshan’s mind functions. You want things to happen beyond your predictions, but it doesn’t – not even once. The whole movie is generally shot in a big bungalow which restricts even more possibilities that could have happened with this story. I only felt laughter once when Tiku Talsania tries to tell the DNA report results to Ashutosh Rana otherwise other than that, the whole movie only makes you want to skip it as soon as possible.


When you know that there’s an actress like Shilpa in the movie, you expect her to have most screen presence whereas you’ll realize that she’s just having a minor role which doesn’t do much other than advising Meezaan or else, dancing in the useless and unwanted recreated version of Chura Ke Dil Mera. Leave this song, not a single song of this movie is good – I don’t know what Anu Malik was smoking while creating songs this time. Never heard such a hopeless album in recent times. The dialogues are just disappointing as they are unable to generate laughter in you at all. In fact, it makes you angrier.


Nevertheless, I also found this movie to be Hinduphobic. Yes, not at the level of Akshay Kumar’s Laxmi but it is. I will give you few instances. The actor keeps hand directly on God’s head while making any promise – says something as demeaning and insulting to the idol of Lord Krishna as “Tu murli baja raha hai ya meri baja raha hai” – When asked to keep hand on Bhagavad Gita and take the oath, the character says “jahaan haath pair rakhwana hai rakhwa lo” – while giving reference of pregnating someone else’s wife, the character refers to Ramayan etc. This is very upsetting and insulting to someone like me who believes in God and Dharm.


Lastly, the movie is such a bad example to set for the new generation. I have just started disrespecting Meezaan Jaffrey for accepting this role in the first place. You’ll find him disrespecting the kids in the house and calling them names which we shouldn’t at all – we know how sensitive children are. The same goes with Ashutosh Rana as well. Then, Jaffrey also talks badly with all the elders around him as if they are meant to be ill-treated by him every now and then. And not only this, but he also even goes a step ahead in disrespecting the women characters in the movie. He calls and talks with the lead Pranitha’s character so badly that you want to just stop watching the movie at that point of time. In one scene, he tells at her face that he is about to rape her and he even starts doing that. And he justifies it by saying that I can do this as I am father of your children. All of this is too difficult to accept.


Overall, let’s not talk about it more, Hungama 2 is one of the worst movies. I give it 0 stars.





Web-series Review: Hostel Daze Season 1 & 2: Full of Nostalgia & Friendship! ****

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Somehow, I had not watched Hostel Daze until now even when it has been almost 2 years since its release but the recent streaming notifications for Hostel Daze Season 2 made me watch both the seasons together last evening with my friend. And I must say this is a show which is double fun when watched with a friend who’s your age as you keep on sharing your experiences along with the show. Hostel Daze is basically about how boys lead their life in hostel after getting admission into Engineering college. How all kind of perfect, imperfect, careless, ambitious, romantic, studious boys come together to stay in the same building for next 4 years is what makes this show funny and a treat to watch.


Anyone who has ever stayed in hostel is going to enjoy this a lot due to ample amount of nostalgia embedded into it. Even if you haven’t been part of the hostel but of a college which had all kinds of weird personalities in your batch, this show is going to make you call all your friends and talk to them once. Though the show is made as a comedy piece, but you will keep on relating it with yourself and your group of friends. There is plethora of abuses in almost every minute of the show, but this is purposely created for a section of audience hence anyone else watching it might get irritated with it, but the young crowd is going to like it for sure. The students who are studying from home are really going to miss their college life as the show displays everything that happens among friend – abuses, ragging, friendship, politics, revelation of secrets, affairs etc.


The 1st season is about the 1st year of Engineering where everyone is worried about their popularity as they want to create their own identity and get respect from the seniors. Then there is another character who is dying for a girl’s attention. There’s another who has built an image where everyone has to agree to him otherwise, he can wreak havoc in your life.  You also see how everyone gets to someone for cigarette, another for information on girls and another for collection of porn. All this is something that happens in Hostel and is very much true even if it might look impossible for someone who has never seen this side of life.


The first season is all fun whereas the second one takes you on little Bollywood-ish side where you can see two guys trying for the same girl. The only TVF thing about this angle is that both are undeserving and incapable of getting the girl. Haha! Season 2 is of about 4 episodes only of 30-odd minutes each which is like a movie only. You can call it a mini-series. The last episode is something that surprises everyone as you find it very emotional and relatable. Every time when we are with friends, we feel as if time at home is going to be wonderful but just after a week, you start remembering the good time spent with friends and you start preferring them more than your family members. This fact is so unwilling, yet everyone goes through this, and it has been shown so realistically that you can feel it with a drop of tear in your eyes.


I liked the little glimpses of songs added in between of the story which gives you a very serene feeling. The dialogues are powerful where many of them just makes you fall off from your seat laughing. Think twice while drinking water while watching this series as you might throw all out because of unplanned laughter. Haha! Few characters talk directly with us through the camera such as the watchman, warden, Photocopy shop owner, Laundry-boy, Housekeeping staff etc. which is a complete TVF thing. You can feel the power of the monologues spoken by every character. It is something which keeps the series interactive as well which is very unique thing to do.


Overall, I would say that Season 1 is better than Season 2 but collectively, Hostel Daze is a show not to be missed. And yes, if you have been out of touch with your college friends, this is going to be hard for you as you’ll feel lump in your throat with every other scene, and you would want to call them which you’ll not be able to. Overall, I give collective rating to both the season as 4 stars out of 5 where 4.5 stars go to Season 1 whereas 3.5 stars go to Season 2.





24 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

जानिए क्यों मनाई जाती है गुरु पूर्णिमा और क्या है इसका धार्मिक महत्व | What is Guru Purnima? | Hindi (Video)

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आदिकाल से ही सनातन धर्म में आषाढ़  माह की पूर्णिमा को गुरु पूर्णिमा पर्व के रूप में मनाया जाता है। शिवपुराण के अनुसार अठ्ठाईसवें द्वापर में इसी दिन भगवान विष्णु के अंशावतार वेदव्यास जी का जन्म हुआ। चारों वेदों का बृहद वर्णन करने और वेदों का सार 'ब्रह्मसूत्र' की रचना करने के फलस्वरूप ही ये 'महर्षि व्यास' नाम से विख्यात हुए। इन्होंने महाभारत सहित अट्ठारह पुराणों एवं अन्य ग्रन्थों की भी रचना की, जिनमें श्रीमदभागवतमहापुराण जैसा अतुलनीय ग्रंथ भी है। इस दिन जगतगुरु वेदव्यास सहित अन्य गुरुओं की भी पूजा की जाती है। शैक्षिक ज्ञान, आध्यात्म एवं साधना का विस्तार करने और इसे प्रत्येक प्राणी तक पहुंचाने के उद्देश्य से सृष्टि के आरम्भ से ही गुरु-शिष्य परंपरा का जन्म हुआ।


शास्त्रों में 'गु' का अर्थ अंधकार या मूल अज्ञान, और 'रु' का अर्थ उसका निरोधक, अर्थात 'प्रकाश' बतलाया गया है। गुरु को गुरु इसलिए कहा जाता है कि वह अज्ञान तिमिर का ज्ञानांजन से निवारण कर देता है, अर्थात अंधकार से हटाकर प्रकाश की ओर ले जाने वाला 'गुरु' ही है। गुरु तथा देवता में समानता के लिए कहा गया है कि जैसी भक्ति की आवश्यकता देवता के लिए है वैसी ही गुरु के लिए भी, क्योंकि यह सम्बन्ध आध्यात्मिक उन्नति एवं परमात्मा की प्राप्ति के लिए ही होता है।

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Movie Review: 14 Phere: The same old Intercaste marriage concept! **½

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Last night, I watched 14 Phere, the movie starring Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda. This is the movie that talks about a couple working in the same corporate company who are in love since their college days. They wish to marry each other but the way their strict parents are, they know this intercaste marriage is going to be troublesome hence they think of faking the whole thing and get married twice- Once by taking the fake parents to boy’s home and second time, to the girl’s home and get married each time for their parent’s comfort from both the parties. They get it all set by having theatre artists to play their parents at both the places and their colleagues to play the part of other relatives etc. Now it is all about how this whole façade is going to be played out and if they get it with it or in case they are caught, how they are going to survive it.


The movie tries to talk about many social issues such as parents’ blocked mindset towards inter-caste marriage, honour killing, dowry issues, corporate life challenges etc. to ensure that the movie is not just a rom-com but more than that. The story is very promising, and you have high hopes initially as you know lot of laughter moments and other twists and turns will come into places but alas, what you get after the first half an hour is just a predictable script which you believe can be written by you too. I found it very surprising that the writers and the makers thought this as something new and unique whereas the plot of the movie is so oldish which has already been done in Bollywood multiple times.


The great thing is that the length of the movie is limited – not even 2 hours which is a saviour. Sometimes, when a movie is not able to deliver throughout, you expect a lot from its climax – the way Priyadarshini’s movie are but here, disappointingly, the climax is very plain. You will question yourself if these are the same families which talks of killing their young boy and girl if they get into intercaste marriage. They just talk among themselves a bit and the movie ends there. Everything that has been created since start of the movie falls here heavily. Now, such Romcoms which has young and new generation actors comes with an expectation of good music but even that’s missing here. It has not a single song which can woo or remain with you. There are no dialogues to impress you. The one thing that I really loved is the chemistry shown between the MIL and DIL – it is so emotional that you will get lost in that particular scene.


Lastly, talking about the performances, Vikrant Massey is naturally good despite script not having much for him but still the movie runs on his shoulders. Kriti Kharbanda, looks pretty and beautiful, and acts well – just as she has been doing but I believe it’s time for her to take her acting beyond her comfort zone – little bit of what she showed in her last release- Taish. Gauahar Khan is fine. Jameel Khan is also okay in his small part. Rest, all the characters are forgettable.


Overall, this is a rom-com which doesn’t have romance as well as comedy. But still, if you have lot of time, watch it. I give it 2.5 stars out of 5.




21 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

The Granddaughter Project by Shaheen Chishti (Book Review: 4.5*/5) !!!

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There are few books which can move you emotionally as well as psychologically. I am not talking about just making you cry and leaving an impact through the over-eruption of emotions. I mean to say that they carry such situations and characters which insists you to put yourself into their place and think of what you could have done- when you find no better idea than what is already being told in the story, you get submerged in the story and give yourself to it completely. I had the similar experience with reading Shaheen Chishti’s debut book named “The Granddaughter Project” which is of around 264 pages. It’s a very nice package in terms of publishing quality – in a hardcover format with a very beautiful cover jacket having a very intense and appealing cover page. And rest, author further makes this book a very satisfactory experience overall.


The story speaks of how a girl gets a letter from her grandmother which covers all the details about her life which leads in making the girl understand how women were treated during her grandmother’s era and how not much changed even when her mother got married. Her grandmother also gives her 2 more letters to handover it to random girls in different cities which are also written by their respective grandmothers. This irritates her boyfriend as he has to live away from his girlfriend until she is back after delivering the stupid letters to some random girls. The other two girls also get to know about their grandmother’s life in detail about which they didn’t know anything earlier. It makes them think about the women’s condition in those days. These letters make all the three girls take some important decision in their current life - learning from the experiences and hidden message their grandmothers are trying to tell them through their story.


The narrating style of author is very interesting where you will find a very great commanded words and sentences crafted which ensures you relate to every emotion and condition he is trying to tell. Chishti also ensures that the transition between the letter content and current story is rightly balanced so that none of the flow gets compromised. I liked this handling a lot as many authors fail to make a mark in such complex story-telling methodology. Though the subplot sounds little unrealistic that a girl travels so much just to deliver letters to random girls, but author ensures that it all sounds justified once he is telling the story in his writing style. You start trusting in everything he tells. I believe that’s what the USP of his uniqueness is.


The story ends up telling the conditions of women in all the generations which makes us think about how oppressed they have been. Every woman reading this will be able to relate it with themselves or their mother whom they have seen closely doing nothing else except satisfying their respective husbands and still getting ill-treated for a small mistake. Similarly, any girl of this era will understand how things have got better now with more friendly and feminist men around them but still they will get alarmed about something which is still not going the way it should be. This book is such thought-provoking, futuristic, and eye-opening.


While reading, I thought so much about how my mother is being treated and I felt that yes, women, despite of gender equality discussions are still not getting the same respect they need to get for what they are. The patriarchy and the male ego are still killing the emotions, willpower and life of many women and girls. I, as a man, had to question myself if I am doing well with the relationships I have with females in my life. This is the power Shaheen’s writing has upon you. Even after being a man, you will question your attitude and try to change yourself immediately.


The book talks about many factors on how Bengal famine in 1943 impacted the whole place and how some women suffered because of it. We are acquainted with how people like landlords molested and misused women just because they had money to buy anything – even humans. Reading the encounters where men almost rapes women in pretext of providing some benefits and women must suffer it without raising their voice made me feel pit in my stomach. Similarly, in another story, we get to know of horrific stories which takes place during World War 2 where again, women are led into prostitution services and reading those accounts will make you go and hug a rape survivor and help her as much as possible. I just couldn’t imagine the kind of violence Jew women had to go through and author has written everything raw which makes you feel as if you are present in the camp and experiencing everything yourself. Scary!


The book is impactful, interesting, strong, women-oriented and what not. The way it does justice to its title is mind-blowing. The research of author to understand how the old era was and what exactly happened during those real historic events with sufferers is worth applauding. I only disliked the last Grandmother’s story because it was really nothing when compared to the first two stories. Also, I felt that the book could have been short by 30-40 pages as it feels stretchy beyond a point. Otherwise, this is going to be one of the remarkable books to be published this year. I am glad I picked it up. I give it 4.5 stars out of 5 and ask all the modern women as well as men to read this. It is going to change your perspective forever.






20 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

जानें देवशयनी आषाढ़ी एकादशी और चातुर्मास का Spiritual और Scientific महत्व | Sirf 6 mins mein | Hindi (Video)

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आषाढ़ मास के शुक्ल पक्ष की एकादशी को आषाढ़ी एकादशी कहा जाता है। हिन्दू धर्म में आषाढ़ी एकादशी का विशेष महत्व है। इस तिथि से जगत के संचालक भगवान विष्णु चार माह के लिए शयन करने चले जाते हैं, इस ति​थि से चार माह तक देवताओं की रात्रि होती है। देवता शयन करने जाते हैं, इसलिए आषाढ़ी एकादशी को देवशयनी एकादशी, हरिशयनी एकादशी, शयनी एकादशी आदि नामों से जाना जाता है। देवताओं के योग निद्रा में जाने के कारण चार माह तक कोई भी मांगलिक कार्य नहीं होते हैं। इस चार माह को चातुर्मास कहा जाता है, जिसका प्रारंभ देवशयनी एकादशी से ही होता है। चातुर्मास में भगवान शिव और उनके परिवार की आराधना होती है। चातुर्मास में भगवान शिव जगत के संचालक और संहारक दोनों ही भूमिका में होते हैं।

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17 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

Movie Review: Toofaan: Similar to Sultan, Panga but watch it for Farhan's commitment! ***½

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I have never been excited about any OTT release than Toofaan. And all because it has Farhan Akhtar in it doing what he has already done before and inspired me – acting a character which requires immense physical transformation. I am basically getting too charged these days about getting healthy hence any kind of motivation really works for me. Toofaan is the movie based on a Boxer’s love story along with how he conquers the ring again after getting banned from the sport for 5 years. Now, this is obviously, not a unique plot as we have seen almost similar plotting in Sultan as well as Panga. There are many more movies which talks about the same – a sportsman leaving the game and returning after hardcore training and physical exertion.


Farhan Akhtar, as an actor, is a bit different than others which makes the movie look fresh even when it is based on the same plot on which we have seen many movies in the recent past itself. His expressions whenever he is relaxed, determined, committed, demanding, angry, silent, loving are so emotive that you can feel his soul every time. Even in Toofaan, the way he has played all the three different parts- of a rowdy, boxer, and family man – is so natural that you just believe in everything he shows on the screen. This is an OTT release, but the movie would have been a very great experience in the theatre.


Similarly, talking about Paresh Rawal, he is playing the role of the Boxer’s trainer and he plays his part religiously. You can see in his eyes that he has the grasp of understanding who can be converted into a Champion just by a glance he makes at them. His opinion on Hindutva sounds quite irritating but then that’s the reality of many people in real life. I also liked how makers justified this angle from both the ends. If we have Paresh Rawal as hardcore Hindutva who can’t stand Muslims in his life except when it comes to Boxing, we also have people in the movie who wants to convert a Hindu girl as soon as they find her committed to a Muslim boy. This topic is very sensitive which I believe could have been avoided from the plot but fine, Mehra has still underplayed it and didn’t carry it for too long.


Mrunal Thakur looks very sweet in the movie, and I liked her portrayal of being a Doctor as well as her carefulness for Farhan’s character because it is due to her that he leaves every nonsense and focuses on Boxing – not once but in two different phases of his life. I didn’t like what happens to the Mrunal’s character later, but I believe it could have been dealt in a better manner because making audiences emotional purposely is not a good idea anymore. This really looked forced in the movie. All the other characters played by Vijay Raaz, Darshan Kumar, Hussain Dalal or Supriya Pathak are also written well, and the actors have also done complete justice to it. Through the character of Darshan, makers try showing how the corruption happens in every sport. The unfairness happens in front of everyone but still if the system wants to drag someone back, they can do it even in everyone’s presence.


Along with a boxer’s life, corruption, effort and several other elements in the sport of Boxing, Love-Jihad, Inter-religion marriage, sacrifices etc, movie also tries to display several factors such as match-fixing, bullying etc. The music in the movie is inspiring – every time there is some background score or a song, you can feel the passion within you. All the fighting and action scenes are well-executed- nothing new to offer but very steady still. This is a nice entertainer and I give it 3.5 stars out of 5. This is surely motivational if you are wanting to get that shot which can move you out from your bad routine and make you push towards building your body and getting a healthy shape. I have just reviewed this movie from that angle and not from technical perspective at all.




12 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

जानिए पुरी जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा के बारे में कुछ रोचक बातें | Hindi | Know about Jagannath Rath Yatra (Video)

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Jagannath Puri Mandir jo ki Orissa mein basa hua hai - uska hamare Hindu aur Sanatan Dharma mein bahut bada sthaan hai kyonki wo hmare chaar dhaam mein se ek hai..


Phir bhi maine paaya hai ki kayi logon ko is Mandir ke baare mein gyaat nahi hai.. Mandir chchodiye.. Jagannat Bhagwan Vishnu ji ke kayi avtaaron mein se ek hain ye tak nahi pata hai..


2021 mein aaj hi se Jagannath Puri ki yatra aarambh hone jaa rahi hai toh socha aapke saath usse judi kuch jaruri baatein share karun taaki ab hum sab hi ko is Mandir aur isse judi kahaaniyon ke baare mein maalum ho sake..


Jai Ho Vishnu Bhagwaan ki! Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevay!



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11 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

Ashwatthama's Redemption: The Bow of Rama by Gunjan Porwal (Book Review: 4.5*/5) !!!

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There are very few duologies or trilogies which keeps you interested with its sequels in the series. Some where down the line, we observe that the essence of the 1st part has been lost because either the author ends up overdoing or writes it just for the sake of completing the sequel because of the publisher’s deadline. This has NOT been the case with Gunjan Porwal’s 2nd and final part of the “Ashwatthama’s Redemption” series named “The Bow of Rama”. The 1st part is named “The Rise of Dandak” which released 3 years back and the final part has taken a good amount of time to be in our hands. I can proudly say that Gunjan impresses you with his craft again and every sentence that he writes screams of how he deserves to be one of the popular Indian mythological and historical fantasy writers.


His writing style is so apt that I couldn’t find any flaw anywhere. The way he takes the story ahead from where the 1st book ends is done very seamlessly. I keep suggesting authors to give a small recap of their earlier books in case of sequels so that people can revise it before proceeding ahead with the new part but not many implement this – may be because they believe the sale of previous books will decrease. Porwal has done it by himself, and it has been blended so beautifully in very few words that even if you haven’t read the 1st part, you will not find it difficult to understand the 2nd part. My recommendation would be to read the 1st part as it has many great concepts and philosophies discussed in detail such as karma, life, death, guilt, ego, mind games etc.


The narration of “The Bow of Rama” is quite relaxed despite several things happening at different places with different characters at the same time. You will feel the excitement and there will be the curiosity about what would happen next, but author keeps everything quite calm for the reader to not find anything clustered or pacy. Most of the characters are from the 1st book itself hence they don’t need much introduction but here, we start getting to know about their power with which they can win against the Dandak and Asuras. I liked how the bow of Rama on which even the title of the book is based is given importance and thrilling aspect right from the initial chapters itself. You will just want to know how the weapon which is associated with Lord Vishnu will be regained by this team of righteous people.


I liked the whole section which leads Ashwatthama to go to Ayodhya – the chapters where he ends up meeting Hanuman and the little tale of Lord Ram that is being discussed. Something similar happens in the 1st book too which brings back the nostalgic effect. I liked some great philosophies that is discussed in this same segment such as where Hanuman tells how he got a chance to redeem his Karma and end the cycle of Birth-Death otherwise God can do everything by himself, but he gives an opportunity to human beings to better their karma. Amazing! Similarly, the book also talks about some ancient powers and miracles such as shahtra-bhautik-vigyaan, parmanu-bahutiki, atomic physics, dark magic and other scientific factors which has been part of our culture since long back.


The great USP of this book has been that more than the action scenes the book here talks about the strategy that both the end choses to get onto the fight. The very first scene where one of the main character loses life and the love relationship of a couple gets affected speaks about the intense planning with which it happens. After that, the way author has used many intellectual elements to plan the last big war is a treat for readers. You need to be very calm and patient throughout the whole 2nd half because somewhere you want the War to begin and bow to come into the picture but that’s what the narration of this book is all about – wait and watch! I also liked Ashwatthama’s dilemma on what to choose – mortality or immortality. Every time he gets into that situation, as a human being, you get a lot to question yourself about what you would have done in that situation and it tells us, how hard one’s life can be.


The conversations between all the characters just win your heart time and again. The most magical part about the book is that author has written fighting, action, battle, and war sequences not only for you to feel the adrenaline rush but to ensure that you keep on imagining the whole scenario and build it in your world of Visualization. This makes the book very impactful and memorable. By the end, I wanted it to have another part in the series too which I rarely wish for any duology or trilogy. Haha!


Lastly, talking about the drawbacks- I must say that there aren’t many but still I think the book could have been 70-80 pages less. I feel few parts are given too much description which doesn’t elevate the scene but become stretchy and boring after a time. Because the book’s title has the name Rama, you want to read more about him, but it ends very soon, and you are taken ahead in the story immediately. Otherwise, this book has no issues at all and is a superb read. I give it 4.5 stars out of 5 and recommend it to all the fantasy, Indian mythology, ancient history, philosophical lovers to get it soon along with its 1st part.






8 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

किस तरह श्रीराम ने अपने कर्म का फल श्रीकृष्ण के रूप में भोगा | The Story of Bali & Jara | Hindi (Video)

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Hum mein se sab hi ne suna hai kis tarah hamare karam laut ke hamare paas aate hain chahe wo achche ho ya bure. Iska sabse bada pramaan toh hmare Shri Vishnu hi hamein de ke chale gaye hain apne do avataaron ke roop mein. Shri Ram ke avatar mein Shri Vishnu ne Bali ka chchup ke vadh kar diya tha jo ki sahi tha kyunki wo adharmi tha lekin jis tarah se maara gaya wo sahi tarika nahi tha.. Ye ek bura karam Shri Ram ke saath reh gaya tha jo ki unko bhogna pada jab wo Shri Krishna ke roop mein aaye. Aur wo aisa bhogna pada jisse unki aatma ko unka deh chchod ke hamesha ke liye jaana pad gaya..


Is 5 minutes ki kahaani ko suniye aur jaaniye hamara Sanatan Dharma hamein kya kuch nahi sikhaata...



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6 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

Web-Series Review: Maharani: Just an Above Average stuff! ***

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I watched “Maharani” – the web-series which recently started streaming on Sony Liv. Referring to the trailer, I didn’t have much confidence in the show, and I also didn’t expect Huma Qureshi to pull off the role of a rural woman. Now, after watching the series, I must say that it is strictly an okay-ish series which does well on few parts and falls flat on another unwanted stuffs the makers tried justifying through their sub-plots. Huma Qureshi has been able to play her part beautifully but still she is not as convincing as she could have been. Her acting, dialogue deliveries, facial expressions, conviction – everything is good to go with the role and she has tried well to ride the show on her shoulders for most of the time. Her transformation from a simple homemaker to the Chief Minister of Bihar in 1990s is nicely justified from her end even when script doesn’t allow her to try much.


We have regularly seen murder mysteries or a spy-cop investigating dramas which have made almost every web-series created in a similar manner. This was supposed to be a completely different subject but to bring the feel of an investigation in the show – you will find two such sub-plots in the story – 1. Investigation of the scam which gets introduced after Rani Bharti becomes the CM – 2. Investigation on who fired the bullets on Bheema Bharti (played by Sohum Shah) when he was serving as CM. Secondly, right in the initial scene itself, the show focuses on how casteism has prevailed in Bihar during 1990s but unfortunately the subject gets completely lost later in the show and there’s no focus on this premise at all.


Now, talking about Rani Bharti who is the central character here, the fascinating element that you wanted to watch is her transformation from a rural character to a CM who will bring revolution the way Anil Kapoor does in Nayak. Unfortunately, the transformation happens immensely fast that you can’t even register when it happened. You find it surprising that just in the next episode itself she begins with confident speech in Parliament and then starts taking tough decisions like a pro and that too, without her successful CM husband’s guidance. These are the mistakes which doesn’t let Maharani become a web-series which can’t be skipped. You can easily miss this and not regret at all.

Now talking about few good points – the Parliament sessions are very nicely organized and presented. They are the most entertaining and unmissable element of the show. You will just enjoy the kind of dialogues, poems and references used by all the characters who speak during their debates and discussions. You will find Amit Sial as a surprising factor in all these scenes. He does it with so much belief and conviction that you will not want to believe that he’s not a Bihar’s opposition leader in real life. Even beyond these scenes, he has given very great performance and is one of the pillars on which this show stands upon. Another great part of the show is minimal background music which keeps you grounded while watching without getting overwhelmed. Last but not the least, the dialogues are superb. You will love watching characters talk with each other with a perfect amount of sarcasm and humour blended in their conversations. There are no mistakes made here.


So, overall, as I said this is just an above average web-series which can be missed and doesn’t has anything for which you should watch it. I give it 3 stars out of 5. Watch it only when you are done with other popular web-series and movies released lately.





4 July 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

Movie Review: Haseen Dillruba: Watch it for the depth in its characters than the murder-mystery! ***½

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I don’t get much chance to watch the movies/series which gets released on Netflix as I still don’t have subscription due to its costly plans. Somehow, I managed to watch Haseen Dillruba within the first 2 days of its release itself. What excited me for this movie were the casts – Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane. I like Taapsee whenever she plays such roles and what an irony it has been that she has ended up playing a newlywed bride who is unsatisfied with her matrimonial relationship right from when it starts. E.g. Manmarziyaan, Thappad and now this – Haseen Dillruba. I think she has learnt the art of playing such wifey characters. Haha!


Talking about the movie, though it is marketed as a murder mystery but let me tell you, when you’ll watch it, more than wanting to know who the killer is, you will love the depth in the characters and the evolving relationship of Taapsee and Vikrant. The movie depicts very accurately how arranged marriages are set-up in our country. It also displays very bluntly on how two mismatched personalities agrees for the same knowing that there are very few commonalities between them. There is plethora of lies that one or both the families end up saying in assuring that the match gets fixed. The expectations start getting crunched right from the Day 1 when the lies said by girl’s families start getting exposed and even, the girl starts realizing that the boy she has gotten married to can’t fulfil her expectations.


This makes the initial development very solid which makes you more interested in this plot than who killed whom which is introduced right in the 1st scene of the movie. I liked how both - the husband-and-wife deal with each other throughout this difficult phase and try to settle emotionally even when nothing works out practically. The introduction of groom’s cousin in the story which is played by Harshvardhan brings in the quotient of extra-marital subplot and the story becomes more interesting after this. I really liked the complete segment up till the pre-climax.


The narration is very easy, and you would find yourself very comfortable with the screenplay of the movie. Talking about the performances, I must say Taapsee Pannu will make boys crazy to have a wife like her if she continues performing like this. She is adorable and desirable throughout just as what title of the movie promises her to be. Vikrant Massey has indeed given one of his powerful performances. Harshvardhan Rane is a fine actor, and his small contribution is acknowledgeable. Wish he keeps getting chance in the movies regularly. The music and songs by Amit Trivedi give the serenity and soulfulness to the experience of watching this piece of cinema. The dialogues are fine and there are no problems with that.

Now talking about the drawbacks – there is just one and it is the climax where the murder mystery is resolved. It is something which you can guess shortly after watching the flashbacks – you just need to know how it happens. Even if you haven’t guessed, the climax and its absurdity will make you laugh sarcastically than believe in what storytellers want you to believe in. When a movie does well throughout and fails in the climax, it becomes an average stuff unfortunately. But still, I will ask you to watch this one not for its murder mystery but the problems with modern marriages which has been portrayed very aptly. I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.