Thursday, April 25, 2013

Go Gokarna ! - Episode 1

A long missed break ,mounting pressure from a unfinished story  ,I was all getting worked up .
A bit of  scratch on my head followed by a search , decided to Go , Gokarna .A quick  booking and boarding  a Volvo Bus , I was there at around 7 am  to watch this amazing sunrise .


Gokarna is a   slow paced temple town along side the shores of Arabian Sea  extending the shores to some beautiful beaches till Honnavar .I chose Om beach and had made a booking for the stay before I left .With a quick ride from bus station , in a  tuk-tuk for 150 bucks and  7 to 8 min ride I could hear the roars from  shores .


As I Entered   Om beach I was greeted by a sign post ,that I was actually looking for , " Namste cafe " and even more warmer greeting,  by the Reception in charge Eshwar .Once the room was ready Eshwar showed me way to my room . I got ready quick ,got on to job , that I had come for ;) . 
                              Armed with 3 P's , pencil paper and pad , I panned through the cafe for the right spot .I chose the center of the broadly v  shaped open edge area of the cafe , under a tree.A perfect vantage point for my advantage :) .I could see the beach line , the rocks and the horizon . 





"  Sir Masala Chai , Strong .And here is your honey "  came a voice from behind .
I started to pen down the story line  refueling myself with tea after every scene .
The tea-sea-scenes cycle continued ,until I wrote THE END on page 30 after 5 days . 


I was relived that finally the story was complete I decided to work on my another assignment.
It was assignment to Sketch a character for one of the Kannada Commercial Movie , which is scheduled to start post June .The people and the place helped me get the visualisation of that character in 2 days .I was contended  made some interesting friends from Australia France and England . Finally I check ticked the check-boxes in itinerary ,   Visit to temple and  Hike  .


A quick hike  from Om Beach  ,through Kudle beach ,I reached Gokarna in 30 minutes .After seeking belssings from Lord Mahabaleshwar for all my futre endeavours ,I decided to head back to banagalore .This time around I wanted to try out Konkan route on Konkan Railways .

      And events that happened in that Journey between Gokarna to Kundapur would make an entry as one of the unforgettable journeys of my life . So far ! 

[ To be continued in Go Konkan ! - Episode 2 ]


Friday, April 19, 2013

Parari Kannada Movie Review






First things first . This movie being produced by non natives of Film industry  was the motivation to go to the hall . Coming to the matter  of the Subject line above , the movie starts with a neat narration and slowly looses it pace.  At the beginning it started to give sense that its gonna be Kannada's   American Pie kind of movie . That sense evoked promise to stay on my seat and expectation increased and hoped chaitanya would do the justice .A few sequence and songs later , it seems it not  about pie nor their fantasy .The plot changes and that's where move slips into the gorge.
             In order to hold that plot Chaitanya has tried hard with deliberate punches and twists . Some example of his hard effort are sequence of Bullet praksh rolling in barrel went too long   and  dead man's sequence in the plot .Seriously Chaitanya ??!!! post intravel I felt like escaping .hoping that director of Aa Dinagalu fame would do some justice to Audience I stayed on ..Also Its rated "A" , never mind the rating , but the Humour was loud  and Cheap at times  . I counted people in theatre at the begining it was  18 precisely  at Inox  12.40pm show in mantri Square Malleshwaram .  I paid 258Rs inclusive taxes ,  for the Movie at Inox  .No Worth No value .
The only saving Grace in the movie are
      a. Bullet Praksh and Umashris performance
      b. Cinematography is descent
      c.  New bees shravanth and shrungha  who have tried to do justice to their roles  ditto to Shubha and jhanhavi .
      d sadhu kokila's character

The -ves :
         a. music
         b. Story line
         c.After a point of time the " Jockey Kaacha " humour looses it shine and laughs and gets annoying .
         d.deliberate and effort ed dialogues to make u laugh ..God!
hoping something worth while and good from chaitanya next time . **and Half  for the producers and for the positives .
       
     

Friday, December 28, 2012

RIP Nirbhaya

Nirbhaya finally leaves this world leaving us all humans shaken with what happened to her .The whole act being loathed and condemned its time to galvanize masses for a movement for stricter policies and laws . The life of Nirbhaya should not go in Vain .We do not want any single case of such nature at all.period. How do we ensure women safety ? Unless the perverts have a sense of assured punishment, there is no way .Death penalty is easy way n is no good . A punishment that makes the criminals of such nature die every day in guilt and grief till he has his last breath . All this lies in our hands and to push the representatives of our democracy to pass laws and dictate harshest of the harshest punishments to the guilty. Im not sure how soon this going to happen .Sooner the better . R.I.P nirbhaya .

Friday, November 23, 2012

Life of Pi movie review

Life of Pi : A well told story . A class cinema( !mass) . No hidden dragon nor horses on Mountains , this Lee's movie will take you into a journey of Pi seeking answers to questions of his own about God and life . A fabulously shot , excellent in graphics and great screenplay . In the end as a audience you get to have your own "Pi" takeaway ,out of this delicious cake served by Lee . I m feeling so calm and ever more positive ! .Suraj Sharma has the whole " Pi" to himself in this movie . Cheers Suraj Great Job! . I guess that is enough food for thought for you folks to walk to the booking site/counter . Push your seats back and enjoy the journey of Pi . :) I give **** Cheers! Note : patience required . As some scenes appear more like monologues and sometimes its just only the scenes that do the talking .

Thursday, August 2, 2012

jism 2 movie review

At the outset Jism 2 is a story revolving around Isna ( Sunny)a porn star ,Ayan (Arunoday) a cop and bad guy (ex-cop) Kabir ( randeep ) . The film starts with the ending sequence and continuing with the flashback during which another flashback to show the relationship between Isna and Kabir .Which later progresses to her being used as pawn by ayan through her jism and her own revenge.What follows is Mediocre. Honesty ,this 132 minutes film feels like eternity .The treatment of the story is nice ,however the screenplay is loose and story lacks the pace and punch . Some plusses : Good camera work and Showcasing sunny in very Sensual and aesthetic way. As a first timer Sunny does a good job with her lines and expressions .watching sunny without watching her previous work , is bliss. think we can see more of her in future .pooja uses the canvas well to narrate the story very colourfully. Randeep hooda too does a neat job with his intense dialogue delivery . Arunoday was ok. Ditto for music . Minusses: Most of the sequences were predicatable. . weak screenplay and story plays spoilsport . The promos were very promising and I desired for a powerpacked story from Mahesh Bhatt . Alas ,Desire is the root cause of ... you know that . A 2.5 stars .Watch if u have time ,patience and Sunny on mind :) .

Monday, May 28, 2012

TCS world 10k 2012 success story

With what started as a greed for medals , my inclination to runnining now has tranformed to being a " way of life " . After slashing the weight figure by 12 kgs since Jan 2012, I was feeling better and lighter . I had set my eyes on TCS world 10k marathon 2012 edition and vowed to improve my timing, with friend JJ at work being my reference [ he clocked almost an hour last time around and got a enviable Nike dri-fit shirt] .With my last year timing of 1 hr and 20 minutes and with my current weight this felt impossible.


I spread the marathon virus to some of my friends and family members. And yes they succumbed and we started training from April .With Vishu being the first to join the brigade , Dippy , bhanu , santosh ,sunay to follow .The group inflated with Sanj's , Chan's , Shru's,steff, kiran , Smith's ,Gan's and PP by mid of May. Santosh and Sunay pledged to run next time . With all fervour we trained and did very bengalooru thing : Breakfast at MTR's on Sunday .All the run ,all the fun during training kept our spirits on high till the race day .


All of my cousins camped at my place and at the break of dawn we headed to stadium . With the crowd swarming up at an exponential rate we secured ourself in the holding area . It was 8.00am when we heard Go and by the time I crossed the start line it read 8.04 . With a crowd of almost 9000, covering the first 2km was herculean .I had resolved to run despite this. I cleared , ran on footpath ,off the median and gained momentum and maintained the same till the end . When I reached the finish line it It was 9:00:55 am .I was elated and ecstatic .After gasping for breath and cooling down I said to my innerself "Mission possible ! " . I beat JJ , will get the Cool Nike drifit Shirt that says " IM A FINISHER " !!! and to top it all timing within 1 hr ...wow!!!. I have raised the bar and set target for the later half of the year.Watch out for this space and say Amen! :)
My Numbers :
Overall Rank 759
Category Rank 510
Gender Rank 746 00:56:46 at an Avg Speed of 10.57 Kmph

Kudos to all for being " FINISHER "!!! : Chan's , Shru's ,Sanj's ,Smith's ,Pooj's,vishu, dippy, bhanu , Gan's , Kvb, PP .

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Vicky Donor movie review

Wah , Wah , wha! . Apllause Applause . LOL . These are some of the colective experiences you would have when watching the movie. At the outset , Sperm Donation itself being such a taboo to be discussed , a movie on the same subject is quite bold . This is movie about Vicky Arora , unemployed , helping son in mothers 'parlour waxing , massaging and no source of income , comes to notice of a doc curing infertility . The doc hell bent on getting his sperms and to get him to be the donor , as he sees the sachin tendulkar , bradpitt in him . After lot of convincing and lab tests Vicky becomes the Donor . Donor with DNA of Supreme Aryan race.Now the story takes a turn from here on . How he falls in love and the twist and turns in the story . All this makes you applaud the direcotr and the writer for treating a story on sperm donation and a love story with such finnese. The handling of climax is worth applauding .At times there is much of punjabi tadka comin .Nevertheless with my Delhi Noida experince I was able to laugh genuinely on the punju dialogues .havin a punju frind wud be of instant reference in case u miss out on the laughs . Really the nominations for Best Director / Writer /Story /screenplay is already set for this years Film Awards . The music is just Ok .Paani da song being my Fav's. Aayushmaan /Annu kapoor /Dolly Ahluwalia/Kamlesh Gill have done perfect justice to the roles . I loved Biji's role . So now , Just don get the sperm word rush in your head , just rush to the theater and enjoy its a Good watch .
 
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