Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FAN

The concept sounded interesting and the hype that Shah Rukh has conveniently pulled off a 24 year added to the excitement. Did the reality meet the expectation? Well it is mixed reaction.

The main problem with the movie is in that it tries to be realistic and cinematic at the same time. The first half is realistic. When the Fan cries we can relate to him. But the second half goes over the top.

The ending is something which can see miles before it comes.

Even though the movie sounds to be message oriented it doesn't convey clearly what it is trying to convey.

But having said all that Shah Rukh is excellent.

The sad thing is this movie could have been so many things. After setting up such a first half it just fails somewhere.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Follow up

When I decided to pen this blog I didn't realize the previous post was on the same topic.

The train stopped between Nungambakkam and Chetpet. The already sultry weather in chennai was making it uncomfortable to sit inside the train. Outside a dark black sewage was running where once was a river. I started getting restless and started cussing. I was getting late to the beach. My precious time was being wasted by this useless train.

Suddenly I heard some commotion outside. I could see some people standing and observing the train. This is a sign that something bad has happened. Within few minutes I could see some people carrying a guy by his arms and legs. His dresses were torn. My initial thoughts was that the guy must be drunk and some fight might be going outside. I could see them carrying them little further. There was no sign of the train starting and it was getting even worse inside the train.

Within few minutes there was another set of people and they were carrying another guy. He was not in good shape either. I could see the first group has placed the guy on the ground and it looked like the guy was sitting on his knees and the people were inquiring him. After sometime they were carried further towards parked share autos.

Someone inside said "They were standing close to the rails and the train rubbed them off".

The train moved and I heaved a sigh of relief. Now I can go and spend some time at the beach.

I went to the beach and also had samosa channa.

Today I read that the two guys I noticed, being carried away were students of a certain college and were aged 19. They were indeed run over by the train in which I was travelling. The article also said that one guy died on the way to the hospital and other succumbed to injuries at the hospital.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Death

Sometimes the sperms die before they meet the eggs - Infertility
Sometimes it is killed - Spermicide
Sometimes it meets and life is born and aborted - Abortion
The fortunate or unfortunate one makes it through all this and is faced with this chaotic world. Shocked, it enters with a cry.
Some succumb, to various diseases waiting to take it away to where it came from.
To make the first birthday it's a big struggle.
It struggles to hold its neck, to turnover, to crawl, to sit, to stand, to walk. It's a struggle but it manages.
Even before it can reach 2 it's pushed into PreKG. It's a struggle.
It has to be in school at time when even it's father will still be in bed. It's a struggle right from PreKG to LKG to High School to Higher Secondary. Then college to job to wedding to having it's own baby to death. The path is not rosy.
At every stage the struggle only gets tougher.
Some die half way making all the struggle they went through to reach that stage just meaning less. All the struggle goes in vain. There is absolutely no meaning to all the suffering.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Alumni

Though I am a person who gets lost in nostalgia for a considerable time everyday I for some reason is not always comfortable with Alumni meetings. Individually the childhood memories sound sweet but collectively it looks scary. I wonder how people manage such meetings. Where there is a crowd there is definitely a trouble. Most of the people today can make you go tired just by one simple "hi". I know some might consider me as one such person but that is how things are. The more we stay away from people the more peaceful it is. There are people who tend to give unsolicited advice and turn you into a killing machine (inside your mind). There are some people who think bad about you when you don't provide unsolicited advice.

It is a tough place. It is for a good reason GOD has not made man eternal.