My favorite scenes and dialogues from movies

********************************************************************************  Though I hated the movie ‘Fanaa’, and thought its shero-shayari was very amateurish, I loved this one piece by Ghalib used by Rishi Kapoor in the movie. When Kajol asks her father not to drink in front of her mother’s photograph, he replies, “Sharaab peete baith masjid me ghalib, Sharaab peete baith masjid me Ghalib, Ya aisi jagah dikha jahan khuda na ho!!!” ******************************************************************************** Though I didn’t even watch the movie ‘Babul’ because I didn’t like its concept, I happened to hear a dialogue in the climax of the movie, while surfing TV channels. When confronted by his relatives on why he was breaking age-old traditions(huh!!) and allowing his daughter-in-law to re-marry, Amitabh Bachchan asks an earnest question, some what to the effect of… ” paramparaonko jatan karneka kya fayda, jab saalon se chalti aa rahi paramparayen to jeete rahe, par jinke liye wo banayi gayi hain wo insaan marte rahe!!!” ******************************************************************************** Now talking about comedy, one dialogue I distinctly remember is from the movie ‘The Mummy’. When the hero, Brendon Fraiser, is beating a villain to pulp and is about to throw him overboard, the villain begins pleading to him for mercy. When nothing works, he yells, “Just think about my children!!!”. To which Fraiser replies, “You don’t have any children”….”Some day I might!!!”, exclaims the villain. 😀 hehe…gr8 spontaneity!! ******************************************************************************** If you are looking for a movie with each dialogue, and each scene  brimming with meaning, you should watch “Thoda sa Roomani Ho jaye”. I most admire the poetic dialogue between Nana Patekar and Riju Bajaj, when the latter tearfully puts forward his concerns to the former: “Do ghaaton ke beech ek patli dhaara, kare to kya kare?? kare to kya kare??” sighs Riju. Exclaims Nana, “Do ghaaton ke beech ek patli dhaara, behti gayi, behti gayi, samandar se mil gayi, “ghaat ghaat reh gaye, dhaara samandar ban gayi!!!” ******************************************************************************** I won’t increase the length of this post by describing the scene, but the one in Lage raho Munnabhai, where an old pensioner finally gets his long-due pension really deserves applause! ********************************************************************************

Then of course, who can forget the spine-chilling scene from Rang De Basanti, where Amir Khan n co, pick up R Madhavan and give im a ride on their shoulders to mock his funeral march, with honor. Little did they know that they would soon have to watch this scene in reality, and would change their lives forever.

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There are several tidbits in movies that really touch my heart and I want to write about them. But when I actually begin typing, I kind of draw a blank!! So that’s it for now….may be I’ll append more stuff when I eventually remember it..

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Two Thousand!!! :-)

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Hi all!!! Another milestone achieved!! My blog hits just touched the 2000 mark! I am soo happy, especially because just around 2 months back, i.e. on 29th March, I was celebrating its 1000 hits, and now—its already reached 2000!!  Highly encouraging!!! 🙂

Ofcourse, I must admit, that a major portion of these hits is accounted to one casual post on my blog- that on SMS Shero shayari…… there were many many hits on google to search for shero-shayari, and thankfully google showed my page to them! But whatever the reason, I am all charged up now, and promise to give my readers continuously better stuff. And I hope the next milestone is more accredited to meaningful stuff that people read on my blog!! 🙂

Angry? Don’t count till 10, count the prime numbers!!!

An age-old practise says, that when you are angry, do not react immediately, wait and count till 10….. as counting till 10 gives you the best thing to prevent anger….time! Once you overcome that one moment of anger without reaction, you realise that the situation did not really need any reaction.
Hmmm, quite a true saying,but does it really work? For one, its too old to keep implementing time and again. Two, its too short, takes approx. 5 seconds to complete, which is too short a time period for certain people(sometimes like me..hehe). Three, its boring, and all the more so if you increase it to 100 for getting more time. I in fact even tend to brush through these numbers so fast, that they are barely comprehensible.. Now, it’s not that I need to revise my numbers and so have to say them slowly, but then just the real purpose of counting vanishes!!!

Kavya Vishwanathan, the creator of Opal Mehta (the nerdish heroine of  the much-talked about book “How Opal Mehta got kissed, got wild, and got a life..”) gave me another alternative to this, and a nice one, too! When Opal Mehta got nervous or anxious in the book, she made her rant prime numbers, until she calmed down again…. Too nerdy you think?? Naah…. I gave it a try, and it really works.
One not so fine day( 🙂 ) , I was really irritated and wanted to burst out on somebody. Luckily, there was no one around, so I had to look out for some other way. I saw the copy of this book in front of me, and remembered Opal’s technique. “Why not give it a try”, I thought. So i went, 1, “No..No..Wat nonsense, 1 is not a prime number!!”, I laughed. The first ounce of anger dissolved. Then, 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31, ………………………. 37, 41, 43, …………………………………..53, 59……………………………………………….., I went on scratching my brain. Just in a minute or so, I forgot why I was trying to recollect prime numbers, and got immersed into the task of rcollecting them.
The mercury levels of my hot hot brain dropped to normal, and I realised I was really enjoying this task of recollecting prime numbers. It was like a challenge to me, I wanted to see how much I can stretch myself….Yeah you do get bored after some while, but your purpose is very much served!! The flip-flop of your mind gets reset, and ready to dive into some other more important thoughts!!(Other than the reason you got angry for, not just other than prime numbers…heeheehee.. 😀 )

Looking at this whole situation, don’t you think that the depth our feelings is just a measure of how much importance we assign to it? Or how much of other important stuff is happening in our lives??

Hellooo!! M Back!! :)

Hi everyone!! I am finally back on the blogging scene after  loong loong time!!(OK….admitted that the above line makes me look as though I’ve been a regular professional blogger, which am not, just a trivial one…like a small glow worm trying to find its feet in a huge diamond mine….OK…also admitted that this above line sounds a bit cliched!!hehe 🙂 )
Hmm… now as to where I was all these days…I last blogged on 27th april…after that i was busy with work, since i had to complete it before 4th, I was going home for a week from the 5th. A lot has been hapening over the past 10-15 days…

One, my best friend got married…I was initially surprised to hear that she decided to marry at an early age(she’s  just 23!!) , but she’s happy, her parents are happy, Jeeju is happy, so I’m happy too! 🙂

Two, my mom has not been keeping well, she’s been detected with rheumatoid arthritis… so that kinda ticks my happy-meter back to sad 😦 Three, since my mom’s not well, I’ve been working at home, and now I realise how gruesome and tiring the task of maintaining a house is…Kudos to my mom for doing that tirelessly for all these years!! And to my dad, for doing it for the past several days too!!

Four, I fought with one of my very very good friends, for an unavoidable reason …and he’s not talking to me now!!! 😦

Five, our new project, for which I worked and worked and woked for a few days before going home, was scrapped!! Rather was put on hold, indefinitely! 😦 So I’m kinda jobless these days, or rather shall be subjected to meaningless and boring secondary tasks.(sigh!)

Six, after a long time again, I read a book!! My current job has really taken a toll on my reading habit…imagine…me, an avid reader right from childhood, not reading a complete book for say 3-4 months at least!! sad!! but no more!! Read Prabhakar Panshikar’s (a great and celebrated Marathi stage actor) autobiography “Toch mee”.. a good piece of work, except that sometimes, the factual details got too stretched.

Seven, got my half-yearly rating. Average again!! Great, which means  I can concentrate on my further plans of action without my conscience stinging me…(except that the further plan of action is not yet decided…boohoohoo)

OK I guess this post is getting very long and boring already… Cya then, and hope to come back with something more substantial soon!! 🙂