Coming outta my shell with a diwali update and a movie review..!
Hey there everyone .Hope you all had an awesome diwali..!
A lot has been happening..and no , you dont wanna know all of it.
So well , diwali is my favourite festival..simply because I love lighting diyas...and I love the way all houses look all lit up with little diyas...lending it a splendour that is almost hard to believe...and it makes me feel wonderful...I love it when its 6-30 pm ..its dark and I'm in the balcony lighting diyas...and the wind caresses my cheeks and blows through my hair and the glow from the diyas light up my face...and I look around and see a city rejoicing in the festival of lights...the burst of starry sparkles from rockets and the deafening boom of the ladis , the sweet shops thronged by people , the entire city comes alive and the celebrations just leave you enchanted.
Yesterday we guys decided to meet up before our hols get over...and I go meet Yashika
and Tunisha....and well, yes Yashika , yes its true me and Tunisha did manage to gobble 4 (small)pizzas and 2 bottles of coke. And no , no Yash no , the pizzas were fresh and not leftovers haha
(sorry , if you couldn't get it ..., a personal joke that was.)
Coming to other things I watched , Jan-e-mann ...Yep the movie that got released on diwali and no , I am not a fan of Sallu , I do not lust after Akshay (he's not lust-worthy :p) and I'm not in awe of Preity's dimples...so obviously I wasn't planning to go for this movie.Don was what I wanted to watch...but couldn't get the tickets.
Now , coming back to this movie ..I have just one word for it.FRIVOLOUS.Yes , that is what this movie is.Whimsical , frivolous , this movie's a great way to waste your time and money (on tickets and popcorn) . Do not , I repeat, do not go for this movie even if you get to watch it for free.Its the worst thing after Anthony Kaun Hai in the category for movies that look to be pretty good or atleast worth a watch. And of course preity zinta just takes the cake for perfecting her act of the estranged , single , working mother braving the bitter winds of dejection and rejection , looking at male chauvinists in the eye , before finally finding a nice husband who's either boy#1 who's completely metamorphosed into prince charming once more or someone else.Kya kehna , Chori Chori Chupke Chupke ,Salaam - Namaste , KANK , and now Jan-e-mann. Preity , you act well and you know it, so please for goodness sake , give us a break.P.L.E.A.S.E.
Coming to Akshay kumar.Why is it that bollywood has this propensity to portray studious , hardworking (maybe a little geeky) people as bespectacled , clad in clothes that I doubt anyone would wear these days , complete with crooked teeth and braces ? Only one advice. GROW UP Bollywood.
Then comes Sallu baby , I'd say his character has just an iota plus one difference compared to all other roles that he's played...! Muscle flexing , machismo - oozing guy (minus the shirt) who first loses it all and then embarks on a journey to get back everything he lost.
And by the way , whatever happened to Anupam Kher.That wonderful actor has been reduced to a midget named Bonny Singh and all efforts at humour only manage to draw a little half-hearted laughter from me.
And so what happens when Sallu loses Preity and tries to hitch her up with Akshay with help from Anupam Kher , and finally realisation dawns on everyone that no , no Sallu and Preity are made for each other( but hey I already knew that , so that makes me smarter than you) , is a movie that makes you think once more that why on earth would anybody waste time and money and energy on something so devoid of everything that makes a movie worth a watch.