Sunday, December 9, 2018

Teefa in Trouble | Movie Review

Teefa in trouble has been the biggest opener in Pakistani cinema so far, as quoted in Wikipedia. Although my likings for movie doesn’t depend on the box-office collection, I just believe in the entertainment value of the film. Being one of the fans of “Ali Zafar”, I thought let's give it a shot and I watched it on Netflix.

Well, to be honest, I was going to quit after watching for some time but then the story started getting interesting and the cinematic value improved as the movie progressed. I was wrong thinking that a low budget movie might not be that good in terms of the cinematic effect. But this movie is an excellent example for movie buffs like me. I watched every single scene with full interest. Sometimes, I had to repeat the scene to appreciate the cinematographer. Some hard-to-believe situations carried out very well.

Ali Zafar has done a brilliant job with narration. Though I think the movie is a bit long but the catchy dialogues, good writing and creative camera angles kept me glued to the screen.

There are some really larger-than-life shots, especially in Poland. They took care of details, for example, In an action sequence, when a car was ran over in one scene, some of its parts were shown in the next scene to maintain the continuity. Even fight scenes were good to watch just because of the continuity followed very well. In the climax, when Ali is done with a long fighting scene, there were about 7-8 villains still to fight with, I thought, oh man again there is going to be a long fight scene, it's too much now. But then, to my surprise, they showed in a time lapse of photographs when the train goes in a tunnel, that was brilliant to avoid the repetition.

I liked when Ali and Maya were sitting on the roof and spend the night there, she says "Yahan raat ko aksar thand badh jati hai" (It's quite cold here sometimes). As a gentleman, Ali is supposed to give his jacket to her. I was thinking, what a cliche man!. But to my surprise, thanks to the writers, Ali gave her the jacket. He made her feel special, without being romantic, because he is not suppose to be her hero yet. The scene ended with a witty comment about cold. (No spoiler attack :). Go watch the movie).

"Chan Ve" song is okay, good for humming with a romantic feel. "Item Number" song is good for its lyrics, very catchy, peppy and new. "Sajna door" song is amazing. It starts with English lyrics when Maya sings then Ali takes over with a mix of Punjabi and Hindi lyrics. I liked it for its lyrics and overall feel. Other songs are average neither bad nor very good.

Overall, I liked the movie very much and would recommend for Hindi movie lovers and filmmakers.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saab, Delhi se aye ho kya?

Living in the city other than your native, is totally amazing experience. One should try once in a lifetime to live in different city, out of the comfort zone. For me Living in Mumbai is not that tough, it depends on what decisions you take, whether it is choosing a place to stay, or choosing a mode of transport from office to home. I generally prefer Auto rather than bus, it saves time and energy. If Auto is not available, I prefer taxi rather than waiting for Auto. So, it all depends on how you manage little things in life. But yes, it is tough to live away from your family. I miss the tasty home made food.

So, on that other day, I was going towards metro station. I asked the banana seller how much for a dozen. It was some 30 bucks for a dozen. I chose to have 4 bananas for Rs. 10, and started eating there. While I was eating, I asked him don’t you keep Masaala? (a mixture of salt and spices). First he looked at me totally surprised like I asked his kidney, then he asked “Saab, Delhi se aaye ho kya?”. Me without being offended of being a Delhiite asked: “Haan, kyu masaala kya sirf delhi wale hi khaate hein?
Aur kya saab, yahan agar Masaala laga ke bechunga, to mujhe maarenge aur

Hmm, then I concluded, it is like selling Milk with mixing water in it. But anyways, I completed my last banana, and went off.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Mumbai or Bombay?

So, finally I'm in Bombay. I still call it Bombay, it reminds me the old time when I was so attracted to this city. Whenever I heard about this city, Indian film industry, tall buildings, city of richest people, it's night life, beaches, created the zest for coming to Bombay, my eagerness and my attraction towards this city was growing since childhood. I used to see it in movies, serials and other media. And finally in 2016 I'm here. Liking to so much, easy life, everything is up to date. I've met good people so far, they are really helpful, soft spoken, and they respect your decisions. I've met number of people while searching for a good accommodation, So many stories for each of the broker :) they are funny enough to mention in blog posts. So, I've decided to share the experience I had with them, not in this post but very often.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Usne mujhe bye kyu bola? ;-)

This was the time when we (YMCA classmates) used to have fun all the time. Once a week, we used to visit a place somewhere around Delhi. And the best part of this was that it was always impromptu, it was never pre-planned. We never planned it, these decisions were always on the spot decision "chal aaj wahan ghoomne chalte hein".

So, once we decided to visit Kalkaji Temple. Now I'm gonna tell you the incident which always brings a smile on my face. I was sitting behind Ravi and Sandeep. The bus was not crowded so I was alone on two seats. On the left row Anuja and Chetna were sitting, they both were chatting the usual girl stuff while I was getting bored of sitting alone. I thought of sitting on the seat next to where the girls were sitting. Suddenly an old man with two little girls came and sat on that seat. One of them was so cute. They started playing ABCD with each other. Girl A (the prettier one) said A for apple B for boy C for cat D for dog and E for...?? She suddenly forgot what E was for and she looked at me as I was looking at her. I enact in a way that E for Elephant without telling her, just by lifting my arm as nose, she laughed first then understood and shouted ELEPHANT. Everybody looked at her, Ravi, Sandeep, Anuja and Chetna. But they didn't know that I was actually talking to that little girl without speaking. Then Girl B started 1.. 2.. 3... again Girl A was looking at me, I was pointing my fingers in a counting way, she was actually singing the numerals, though she was smart enough to remember the counting but still she was continuously looking at my finger as my fingers were moving in sync with her voice. She laughed and smiled many times at the way I was talking to her, seeing this  her guardian stared back at me, so I turned my face towards the window. I was actually enjoying her smile. If she were teenage girl somebody would have accused me for flirting her. Then their stop came and they stood up to get off the bus. As they began to walk forward, Girl A turned back and said "Bye" to me and waved her hand. Now my friends who didn't know what was going on looked surprised.

"Wo ladki tujhe bye bol rahi thi?" Ravi asked with surprise.
"Tu janta hai usko?" This time Sandeep threw the question.
Chetna asked: "Fir wo tujhe bye kyu bolke gayi?"

I couldn't tell them the whole story so I just gave one answer. "Ye andar ki baat hai :)"

This incident happened back in 2008, but the funny thing is my friends still don't know ki usne mujhe bye kyu bola ;-)

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