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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Them ego-trippers

Sorry to say, but these days, I find it utterly painful to look at creative individuals who can contribute so much by their art/craft are simply busy being too full of themselves, indulging in absolute nonsense on social media.
All they are busy doing is going yak-yak-yakking over trivial stuff, unloading on us their opinions and comments that they had rather put a lid on.
The results are preposterous as well. Their creations, which they could have excelled at, become nothing but boring exercises in self-indulgence.
These pompous folks are over-eager to beat their own drums, when they aren't busy running down someone else for the sake of drawing attention to themselves. And, yes, sometimes they form a mutual backslapping brigade as well, with others who are more than happy in returning the favors. It's their natural right to act holy and hoity toity at the same time - so they believe. It's time we tell them to excuse us... we aren't buying what you preach.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Not talking the talk

It's been a thing with me... NOT talking the talk. People keep asking me why I don't speak out, when I should.... or why I don't make the right kind of noise.
Well, first, noise puts me off somehow. But, actually, it is more of a reticence to talk about the things that disturb me, depress me or disgust me. I even detest my inability to speak up, I do. To be honest, I hate when I feel the urge to talk about something that bothers me but I feel like I've already talked about it too much in the private... so I just hold it in.

Friday, May 19, 2017

I Am Groot

Asked to pick the best lines from 'Guardians of the Galaxy', I'd pick "I am Groot"...
closely followed by "I am Groot"...
and "I am Groot".

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May the truth set me free

Check out @sakagaze's Tweet: https://twitter.com/sakagaze/status/864672115399606273

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Best of 2016

Here is the list of top ten films seen in 2016: 

1. Carol (2015; Dir. Todd Haynes) 
2. Aligarh (2016; Dir. Hansal Mehta) 
3. Cinemawala (2016; Dir. Kaushik Ganguly) 
4. Anomalisa (2015; Dir. Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson) 
5. Inherent Vice (2014; Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) 
6. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016; Dir. Ang Lee) 
7. Thithi [The Funeral] (2016; Dir. Raam Reddy)
8. The Danish Girl (2015; Dir. Tom Hooper) 
9. La La Land (2016; Dir. Damien Chazelle) 
10. Maman Est Chez Le Coiffrur [Mommy is at the Hairdresser's] (2008; Dir. Léa Pool)


Tuesday, November 01, 2016

An amazing year

I have had an amazing year.
But, no, this hasn't been it.
I must have had it years ago.
Can't exactly recall when though.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

These days, the much desired leading man in Bollywood doesn't just have to compete with other heroes.... but he's also to compete with his own film's leading lady....
hope you got the hint, yes, I'm talking about 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', Karan Johar's latest big-screen offering.

More than anything, it's a handsome tribute to good old Bollywood (or all that we love it for).
Karan Johar has come up with a fine piece of screenwriting (the dialogues do a best fit too), developing an actually flaky kind of story (but obviously, since the mainstream romance of the yore is as good as dead).