Kahaani – Movie Review

Kahaani

Do you remember the times when your grandma used to tell you stories? Your eyes and ears focus to grandma and nothing else. You’ll watch this movie in the same manner. This movie isn’t a narration but it’s still a Kahaani.

Vidya Bagchi is working for a software security company in London. Her husband Arnab Bagchi, working for NDC in Kolkatta, Suddenly stopped calling her. She comes to India to find out the reason for his disappearance. As the cops turn out to be unhelpful, she investigates on her own with a helping hand in form of a newly joined police officer, Rana. Things get complicated and the mystery around the disappearance of her husband darkens. She becomes target of unknown elements and her life comes into danger. Will Vidya survive through the unfolding mystery? Will she find her husband? Watch the movie to find out.

First of all, Hats off to Vidya Balan for playing the role of pregnant woman. She is flawless and effortless in this role. She is the life of the movie and carries the whole movie easily on her shoulders. She reminds me of Late Smita Patil. At the moment there is no actress who even comes close to her when it comes to acting. Since the whole movie is focused on Vidya Balan, the rest of the cast gets very little. Special mention for Paramrata Chatterjee for portraying Rana. He has a freshness on his face and throughout the movie you feel that this role is written for him. The rest of the cast, as I said earlier, has little scope but they support Vidya Balan throughout.

The story of this movie is very clever and different from the regular masala flicks. Starts with a moderate pace and slows down a little after interval. But the climax is just mind blowing. There is a scene where Milan Damji, Arnab’s look alike, kicks Vidya in her stomach. I was quite shocked by this move. But what happened next was jaw dropping.

The screenplay totally justifies the story. Humor has been sprinkled but not very often. There is a contract killer in this movie. You actually laugh when he murders someone. Dialogs are a mix of Bengali and Hindi. That doesn’t make this film Bengali. There are no catchy lines or something that will glue to your memory. Cameraman has done brilliant job. The crowded city of Kolkatta, the darkness of the city, Joy of Durga Pooja are treat to watch.

Brilliant and engaging story, Powerful performance of Vidya Balan, Over the top climax, Top notch direction. Kahaani shouldn’t be missed. My rating 9/10.

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Smile Can Make Big Difference

Today, I was listening to some old songs. One of my favorite tracks “Purani Jeans” started playing. My college days started rolling in front of my eyes. I thought of recalling those days through pictures. Very few photos those days as there were hardly any cameras. Mobile revolution had just started. I couldn’t find those photos from my college days anywhere in my backup. I logged into my email and did a query. I found some photos and while going through the search result, I found this beautiful story which I thought is worth sharing.

A little boy wanted to meet God. He packed his suitcase with two sets of his dress and some packets of cakes and he started his journey. He walked a long and felt tired. So he sat in a park on the way and opened a packet to eat a piece of cake. Then he noticed an old woman sitting sad with hunger nearby, so he offered her a piece of cake. She gratefully accepted it with a wide look and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty that the boy longed to see it again. After some time he offered her another piece of cake. Again, she accepted it and smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word. While it grew dark, the boy was frightened and he got up to leave but before he had gone more than a few steps, He ran back and gave her a hug and she kissed him with her prettiest smile.

The boy returned home. After a while, When the boy opened the door, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face.
She asked him, “What did you do today that made you look so happy?”
He replied, “I had lunch with God.”
Before his mother could respond, he added,”You know what? She’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen in my life!”

Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and asked,”Mom, what did you do today that made you so happy?”
She replied, “I ate cakes in the park with God.”
Before her son responded, she added,”You know, he’s much younger than I expected.”

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, All of which have the potential to turn a life around. Remember, nobody know how God will look like. People come into our lives for a reason, for a season, or for a lifetime. Accept all of them equally.

Please share this story with everyone you love. If not this post, then copy-paste this. Or tell this during a conversation. Don’t forget to smile and…
Think Nonsense…

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1461 Days Back..

It was one of those days when I was just staring at the computer screen. I had nothing to do. Totally jobless. Broadband had arrived just three months back. Most of my browsing was done during night hours due to the bandwidth cap. I clicked a random link out of the boredom. It was a warez blog with a great design. The bottom of the blog read ‘Powered by WordPress’. Clicking on the link introduced me to the world of blogging.

Now I wanted a blog. I wanted to blog. Why not? Everyone had a blog. There were blogs written by dogs and cats, supposedly. I already had the nonsense idea in my mind. The question was where to host? One of the perks of being a moderator or web hosting forum, you get free web-space. Thanks to the admin who set it up for me. I got everything I wanted to start a blog.

Four years ago, The very day I published my first post on the blog. I didn’t care about the language. Not about the content and not about who will read it. I just wanted to write. After a while, It got popular. I was overwhelmed by the appreciation. I even earned from blogging.

Over the years, The frequency of posts dried up. I didn’t even try to allocate time to blogging. And when I tried to write something, I was blank. That screen was punching me and I was taking blows standing.. Sorry. Sitting, Like a boxer out of practice. But today I decided to face it. This post is a result of that.

When I started this blog, I wanted one and I wanted to blog. Now I want to blog more. I want to write more. Lets see how much punching I can handle.

Till my next blog post.. duck a punch and
Think Nonsense..

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Happy Diwali

॥ शुभ दिपावली ॥

Diwali 2011

May the joy, cheer,
Mirth and merriment
Of this divine festival
Surround you forever.
May the happiness,
That this season brings
Brighten your life
And, hope the year
Brings you luck and
Fulfills all your dearest dreams!
Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Diwali. :)

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Spice Mi – 720 Review

The war of Tablets is on. Every week you see a new entry in this category. Every manufacturer is trying to get ahead in the race but in the end consumer comes out as winner. The reason is the competition between manufacturer’s which has dropped the tablet price and have made it affordable. Right now you can get a decent tablet at around 15k. When iPad was launched, I wanted to own one. If not, at least one tablet. Last month, HP Touchpad went on fire sale. I was very disappointed as I couldn’t get one. So I started looking for a tablet and I found Spice Mi-720.
Like every gadget, This has it’s pros and cons. But it’s pricing and features makes you forget the cons. This is a very decent tablet priced at Rs 11990/- on Flipkart. It was delivered in 3 days flat. Let’s look at it’s features and accessories.

Package contents:

The package includes one tablet. You’ll have to charge it before you use. Don’t search for the battery. It’s already in the tablet. A two pin DC 5V charger. Three pin charger would have been nice. There is a stereo headset for music and calling purpose. One Micro-USB cable to transfer contents from and to PC. No need to install any software. One leather pouch which was white in color. And lastly, User manual and service center list.
I expected the tablet to come pre-charged. It will just vibrate when you try to switch it on. It takes around 2-2.5 hours to charge. Stereo headset were disappointing. If you are an audiophile then throw the headset into trash and get another one. Maybe the manufacturer’s intention was to provide this for calling purpose only. In that case, it’s fine. The leather pouch, Well.. Who provides a white leather pouch in a country like India? It’ll get dirty quite easy. Tablet fits quite comfortably in the pouch. Flip it and you can use the pouch to dock the tablet. Useful when typing or using maps. It has got magnetic lock to ensure safety of tablet. It’s designed well except one thing that you can’t use the secondary camera for video calling when it’s in pouch. Read More »

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