Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Aaja Dhoom machale Dhoom

If there is one movie I have no views to share on, it's Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. Contrary to what the title begs, I prefer to do just the opposite. And for good. Why? All I'll say is you expect to see a Hailey's comet and end up watching an inflated balloon in the sky.Yeah so what if it has all these fantastic actors, gorgeous locations, dressy sets, peppy songs and a dying-to-be-different storyline? It’s still an inflated balloon. So we’ll let it stay in air and proceed to fresher pastures – the B-I-G-G-I-E-S!

Have you seen the promos of Dhoom 2? They look absolutely swashbuckling. It looks like the kind of movie that gives popcorn a good name. I hope that’s the case.

And then there is Don. Man, Farhan Akhtar is sure in sticky spot. It’s a no-win situation for the man who made Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya. See, it’s very simple. If he remains faithful to the Big B classic, he’ll be under attack. If he strays too much, he’ll be under attack. But thanks to Shah Rukh Khan and good luck Chopra, Priyanka not Prem, a promising opening is already in the bag. The trailer looks all right, I thought. It sure looks glossy if nothing else. Will it work? What do you think?As for what I think?

Lage Raho Munnabhai is where my bets lie. I love how the word ‘hope’ springs up at the mention of every forthcoming flick. But I truly hope the jolly good duo of Munna and Circuit regales us yet again with their tapori brand of masti and banter. And it won't echo of the Phir Hera Pheri disappointment.So which one is it going to be for you? Dhoom 2, Don or Lage Raho Munnabhai?

A new day has come!

Life has not been the same for the past two months or so.
I quit my old job and got a new one.
I quit my favourite city and came to a new one too!
Yes, after years of pondering and fretting about moving out of the house and living alone for a while, I have finally found the guts and the right opportunity to move out of my home and shift from my home town to Hyderabad.
For me, moving out of home, and into a new city, where I have to adjust with a new job, make new friends, find a decent place to live, and take care of myself (food, clothing!) and keep my expenses and finances in check is a huge thing!
I have always lived a very protective, pampered life and I am sure managing everything by myself is going to come as a very rude shock to me, sooner, rather than later.
But I am excited and I am nervous. I know I am not going to find it easy to adjust to a lifestyle so different, but I suppose, it’s high time I learn to do that! Everyone I know said, we grow up really fast when we live by ourselves. And I can’t help but agree. Thinking of so many different things at once is no joke after all.
Today, its been two months at work, and well, considering I am sitting here blogging, it is obvious that I didn’t have muchwork to do.
Lots of new things are happening and lots of new experiences around too. Should be a fun few months to live through. I know it is going to suck, but I am going to love it!