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Another one on slumdog…

Enough and more than enough has been said about slumdog millionaire on TV, print and blogosphere….my final two pennies…while I see two clear camps of oh-so grt-why-be ashamed-of-our-reality(slums) and why-did-they-show-india-this-way-movie-is-overrated,  but I don’t see myself fit into either camps. 


I like the movie, and found it awesome (as my previous post says) but only for the brilliance of the director’s way of story telling. I cringed at the slum parts and wondered if this detail was necessary, but somehow that didn’t stop me from appreciating the central plot of Jamal knowing every answer linked to some tragedy in his life and the way it unfolded in the movie. 
(And also maybe because I am a big time sucker for anything where love triumphs over everything 🙂 )

I wish more movie-goers would purely enjoy the cinematic experience of that movie, but I guess its difficult to detach given our inherent passionate nature and the need to see things(including movies) in black and white.

A friend came back this week from the States and he reported several Americans thinking of India dirt-poor because of the movie, which is so just one side of the coin, I am sure a grittier movie can be made in not-so-well-off sections of the US which makes me agree with  another comment on blogosphere..Oscars are given to what appeals to the sensibilities of the Academy and Hollywood has always loved to typecast all nations , not always in a nice light, we with our slums fight nicely into the mould.

Though , I seriously wish Rehman wins his Oscar because he deserves one , not for this movie but his other work, other wins wont be Indian wins but people will celebrate anyhow. We are known to celebrate “Mera Bharat Mahaan” when a third-generation Indian-American does something great in America. 😛 

All said and done, I am glad the movie was made, because the kid who actually played and stays in slums( his mother complains that people have a found  a new way to tag them as “slumdog” and I’m sorry for that), has been enrolled in school , his ailing dad is getting medical attention and he will get a neat sum of some lakhs when he turns 21, all thanks to the film crew.

If this film has changed the life of one underprivileged kid who didn’t have a shot, the movie is worth it, whether it sucks or is a masterpiece.


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Kudos to SlumDog Millionare

Vivek has been asking me to watch this movie since a long time..my bad that I waited for the movie to bag Golden Globes before I gave it a dekko. The movie is awesome, some people have reservations about how India is portrayed, but I loved the story and human spirit captured in the movie..any more words would give away the plot and I urge everybody to discover the movie on your own.


I am happiest about Rehman being awarded the Globe and moi thinks even if SM isn’t his best album (most Indians would agree), the album has done a wonderful job for him to be discovered in the Western world for the musical genius he is!

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Woah…

Some songs just sneak up on you from your playlist unleashing a beehive of bittersweet memories….the culprits today..awarapan deewnapan (from jism) and pehla nasha ( from JJWS)

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Figurana…

..is what the latest Hindi flick Dostana should be named…such perfect bods espec John and Shilpa (I can kill for those abs).. ..indian fitness centres would have done well to endorse this movie…”hamare gym mein aao aur john ke dostana biceps pao”  ….ahem..if they had worked on the script as much the actors..

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Main Jahan…

Himesh is often ridiculed by many of my peers, but for me, this one song compensates for all his other nasal exploits….Himesh must have sure done himself proud.

The mellifluous voices of  Krishna, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan do complete justice to the song but the soul of the song is Javed Akhtar’s penmanship….each to his/her own interpretation

Lyrics courtesy :
(main Jahaan Rahoon
Main Kahin Bhi Hoon
Teri Yaad Saaath Hai) – 2

Kisi Se Kahoon
Ke Nahi Kahoon 
Yeh Jo Dil Ki Baat Hai
Kehne Ko Saath Apane Ek Duniya Chalti Hai 
Per Chhupke Is Dil Mein Tanhaayi Palti Hai
Bas Yaad Saath Hai 
Teri Yaad Saaath Hai – 3
Main Jahaan Rahoon
Main Kahin Bhi Hoon
Teri Yaad Saaath Hai

Kahin To Dil Mein Yaadon Ki
Ek Suli Gad Jaati Hai 
Kahin Har Ek Tasveer Bhahut Hi Dhondhali Pad Jati Hai
Koi Nayi Duniya Ke Naye Rango Mein Khush Rehta Hai 
Koi Sab Kuch Paake Bhi Yeh Mann Hi Mann Kehta Hai
Kehne Ko Saath Apane Ek Duniya Chalti Hai 
Per Chhupke Is Dil Mein Tanhaayi Palti Hai
Bas Yaad Saath Hai 
Teri Yaad Saaath Hai – 3

Kahin To Beete Kal Ki Jadein
Dil Mein Hi Utar Jaati Hai
Kahin Jo Dhage Tute To Malaayen Bhikar Jaati 
Koi Dil Mein Jagah Nayi, Baaton Ke Liye Rakhta Hai
Koi Apni Palko Par Yaadon Ke Diye Rakhta Hai
Kehne Ko Saath Apane Ek Duniya Chalti Hai 
Per Chhupke Is Dil Mein Tanhaayi Palti Hai
Bas Yaad Saath Hai 
Teri Yaad Saaath Hai – 3

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Back to Heroes

[SPOILER ahead if you are @ Season 1 ]

Sunday morning, reading two posts from two people about season 1 inspired me to resume  my season 2 viewing. I had left after 3 episodes as I found the Maya track too dark. But, boy, I’m glad that I was back ..though not as gripping as season 1, it does well and I’m assured that season 3 is better…however, found it strange that Candince is murdered in the earlier episodes, her ability is very powerful and is a favourite of some of the people I know….I’m sure she will make a comeback later…..till then Happy Viewing to me , I just wish I had watched this season earlier when I had better company 🙂


@ 19th Nov. : Want to finish season 2 this week to catch up . Cant wait to get to Season 3

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