Tuesday, October 27, 2015

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (2014) - ENGLISH


Lovely film, lovely story and thank my lovely wife.

My better half insisted that I watch this film and for her I did watch it. I must mention I cried a lot upon watching this. Thanks to the emotions involved. It's a simple story that's very simply told. The beauty lay in the simplicity here. 

Two teenagers have health problems and they meet and decide to spend some time together. That's the story line, but one does for another is what the story is all about. Oops, I spilled the story out, oh that is fine because I did not tell even one bit. I must say, I found some similarities to Erich Seagal's "Love Story" but that's the end of it. 

Life is a journey and it's beautiful when you have the right company. I found mine in my partner, Siri. Yes, I call her Siri and for this journey called life, she is the one I have decided to travel with. I am super happy right now and exploring movies such as this, makes our time more beautiful. 

It's a movie that is adapted from the same name and I give credit to the writer of the novel John Green above all. Shailene Woodley gave a super performance here that is worth all the praise and much more. The director did a commendable job in putting the cast right for the story and also getting a just adequate amount of emotions. Never did I feel anything was melodramatic in the tear-jerker. 

Watch this to know, how much we are grateful to be fine and happy. This gave me an opportunity to show gratitude to life and to my wife. A 4/5 for this. The love story hangs in the top class league.

Monday, October 26, 2015

जादू

जादू आपने कुछ चलाया नहीं, लेकिन वो खुद चलगया 
जैसे बगैर माझी के नय्या साहिल पहुँच गया 

तेरे शरमाने से

गुलशन बनगया मेरा जहाँ तेरे आने पे 
जन्नत बनगयी ये समा तेरे मुस्कुराने पे 
जीने की चाहत लायी हो तुम ज़िन्दगी में 
पर मर न जाये कही तेरे शरमाने से 

साथी बना दिया ग़म को

ज़माने की चाहत में हमने खोया तुमको 
जब मुड़के देखा तो खोया सभी, ऐसे लगता है हम को 
साथ नहीं है तुम्हारा, इसलिये साथी बना दिया ग़म को

हर पल में ज़िन्दगी

ज़िन्दगी कई पल से बनायी गयी है 
पर एक ही समझते हो ज़िन्दगी तो भूल है 
क्यों की हर पल में ज़िन्दगी है 
जियो हर पल ख़ुशी से हमारी यही तो उसूल है 

हर किसी का जनम

बिन बताये ग़म को समझने वाले भी दोस्त होते है 
पर जो ग़म को मिटा सके वही सनम होता है 
और उस सनम लिये ही हर किसी का जनम होता है 

मेहसूस तेरी ग़म को

ग़म बहुत है हम क्या करे, कर सकते है तो मेहसूस तेरी ग़म को 
ऐसी नौबत क्या आयी है तुम्हे, ज़रा बताओ हम को  

दिल से बया

ज़ुबान और कोई निगाहों से बया करता है ग़म को 
दिल से तो सिर्फ  दोस्त ही बया कर सकता है ग़म को 

COURT (2015) - MARATHI


I loved this film for it's simple and real depiction of Indian courts.

This is as close as it can get in depicting how the Indian judicial courts deal cases. Please note that this film is not exactly about a particular case, but it was more so a comment on how the judicial system works in India. Although, a case was taken to represent the judicial procedures, I looked at this film as a showcase of the process in itself. 

There is a lot of reflection of reality which is a rarity in Indian films. We have camouflaged films, or those which in the name of depicting reality show us the perspective of makers. The best realistic film was "Black Friday" as per me and this comes the second best. Second only because it did not have an engaging storyline or one that we would be keen to know, All it has, is a case at best about a man who is accused of raging emotions. 

This is a Marathi film and I commend the fact that Marathi films have come a long way. They have made films like "Shwaas" "Deool" and many others which are like the reflection of the possibility of Indian cinema. Sadly, very few films have explored Indian emotions, Indian mindset and told Indian stories with utmost honesty.

I applaud the director Chaitanya Tamhane for not putting in any drama and also from refraining from any commercial elements and showing things as they are. 

Performances are true to the characters by each one. From a sweeper to a lawyer and judge, everyone played their role as they would live it if it was their own life. The camera was used as a tool to capture the happenings instead of making anyone conscious of its presence. 

I am going with 4/5. Loved it but I doubt if I would sit through this another time.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

सच्चा दोस्त

सच्चा दोस्त कभी बुरा होता नहीं, 
होता तो कुछ ज़्यादा ही अच्छा होता है 
हम तो है यहाँ सबके दोस्त 
पर हर किसी का दिल आपकी तरह सच्चा नहीं होता 

बनाने वाले

जहां बनाने वाले खुदा से ज़्यादा, तुम्हे बनाने वाले खुदा को मानता हूँ 
क्यों कि इस जहां से ज़्यादा मैं तुमपे भरोसा करता हूँ 

फरक नहीं

दोस्ती में ऐसे डूब गये, कि अब सुबह और शाम का फरक नहीं 
दोस्त के खातिर ऐसा कर गये, कि अच्छा और बुरा का फरक नहीं 

कोई नहीं

तन से जुदा हमें मौत कर सकती है 
पर मन से जुड़ा कोई नहीं 
कितना भी कहू काम है 
तुझसे अच्छा दोस्त हमें कोई नहीं 

कहानियाँ

सीढ़ियों पे सोगयी है शीशमहल की कहानियाँ 
जिसके बातें करते थे यहाँ कि कई ज़बानियाँ 
शायद हमारी भी एक कहानी होगी 
फिर न जाने क्यों याद आ रहे है हमें वो कहानियाँ 



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