Saturday, September 09, 2006

Lage Raho Munnabhai: A short review

By Sanket ‘bole toh writer’ Kambli

I missed approximately 15 minutes of the show, but I believe it wouldn't drastically change my opinion about the movie. In a nutshell the movie is about munna (a.k.a. Sanjubaba) and his experience with gandhism, which he encounters while he is busy courting Janhavi (a.k.a. Vidya Balan). In terms of acting, Vidya doesn't have much work, while sanjubaba is excellent at being munnabhai. Jimmy Shergill, like in the first movie, shows up as a guy in peril. While dia mirza has a tiny role, Jr. Bacchan has an even tinier role. Still I feel this movie would have been incomplete without stellar performances from arshad warsi and booman irani.Their performances may or may not win awards, but warsi as circuit and irani as a punju guy were just perfect. The fact that this movie tries to tell people about the existence of a path of honesty and peace,
the one propagated by Gandhiji, puts this movie in the league of rang de basanti.
Though this movie has its share of well-timed witty jokes, many guys would call this movie more emotional than its first edition. Fortunately nothing is overdone.
To conclude, it is a funny, short, and enjoyable movie for everyone, albeit with a social message.
I recommend you to watch this movie, at least once, you won't regret it.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Last Few Days

Last few days were neither sunny days,
nor were they soaky.
They were just the usual gloomy days.
Today, since early morning, it has been raining,
moderately, neither too much, nor too less.
Rains ushered in a few travel related problems,
specifically pertaining to late trains/buses.
I prefer to reach office as early as possible,
so that I can leave early.
Because if I miss the 6.30 PM bus, then it means I will miss
8.00 kalyan semi-fast.
And if I miss that train,
then it means I have to wait for 8.26 titwala semi-fast,
because between 8.00 and 8.26 there is only one kalwa stopping train(@8.14),
which is always very very crowded,
remaining trains are either fast or are thane local.
And after 8.26, I have to wait for 8.39 dombivli slow local.
I hope, whoever made this ridiculous time-table, must have had some strong reason
for making it this way.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Back to work

I am back to work, after two days of lazing around.
Ok, I didn't spend all these days, just lazing around.
I did go for a long and tiring cycle ride, among other things.
My shoulder is better compared to how it was last week,
when I was fortunate to not have broken any bone, after skidding twice
on a concrete surface laden with thick moss. But a loose wheel chain made sure things weren't problem free.