I finally bought a keyboard for myself. No, it's not that I am a connoisseur of such a fine instrument but for the last 2-3 weeks things have been going real bad...it was all so negative..nothing felt good..now things are a bit better but still not completely ok..To ward off this negative aura, what better than music na.. I know nothing of it.. but I will try to learn online myself or play randomly.. I can't listen to music while working in office because then I can't concentrate on work, so I don't listen to music also...which makes me keep thinking some horrible thoughts :( I wanted to learn either a keyboard or a flute.. no guitar for me..it doesn't go with my uncool image :( So I bought a keyboard..Music is the soul of life..any art for that matter..photography, reading, cooking, designing..anything that helps you connect with your soul..with your passion.. I saw some videos and now know all the keys..I hope I am able to keep my resolve to learn it as my usual propensity to let go of things easily :( One day, I will play Ruk Ja Ohh dil Deewani like Shah Rukh did in DDLJ :)
Saturday, November 20, 2010
One of my most awaited films of the year..Ever since I have seen my all time favourite movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, I have been a big fan of Sanjay Leela Bhansali...Devdas (what a grand film), Black (another all time favourite, still cry loads when I see it) or Saawariya (will not call this favorite but still has a special place in my heart).. Although still haven't seen Khamoshi completely.. Here comes Guzaarish..and must say this film will also go down as one of my all time favorites.
Guzaarish is about Ethan, a quadriplegic magician played by Hrithik Roshan. After living life as a vegetable for 14 years, he finally decides to file a petition for Euthanasia or as he calls it Ethanasia. His nurse for 12 years Sophie played by Aishwarya and friend Devyani played by Shenaz Patel assist him in filing this petition. The story as one can imagine is so so tragic but still it gives out a message of hope to live life fully, love every person who matters to you..
Bhansali's films have this larger than life and his strong sense of opulence always enthralls. The film is beautifully shot, every scene one can see the immense detailing that has gone into it.
There are some genuinely emotional moments that will make you cry. Here are some of my best scenes from the film
1. When Ethan's mother Isabel says to the judge to stop his pain and let him live a life of dignity
2. The magic tricks..spectacular!! the song tera zikr..
Ke tera zikr hai, ya koi itr hai...
jab jab karta hun, mehekta hun, behekta hun, chehkta hun
What lines, awesome :)
3. Ash - what a beauty!! her eyes, her earrings, her dress, her red rose, her lips..her emotions through eyes..her dance on song Udi.. Loved her in Jodhaa Akbar also for her ability to covey expressions through eyes and now this also..
4. When Omar asks him about Ethan's first trick - he says the laughter of his mother
5. Omar: Sir, I need to give you a hug Ethan: I have enough attachments already
6. 100 gram zindagi song - the scene where Ethan sees boys playing football and then a scarecrow that in a way reminded him of his life
7. The scene when Ethan asks the lawyer to spend just 60 seconds in a box so that he can experience how he has been living like this for 14 years
8. The haunting scene when Ethan fight a battle with the drop of rain from the leaking roof
9. His song at his mother's funeral
10. That crackling scene when Ethan gets aroused and starts making sounds, Sophia surprises him be reciprocating with her own moans :)
11. Sophia's outburst at the court
12. Ethan's accident
13. And above all, Hrithik and Ash..brilliant..magic..tragic..
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I love clicking flowers.. they give a very relaxing feel when I look at them. This is the pic I clicked in the market today. I had read this on some body's slam book: Your idea of beauty and the person had answered A Red Rose. So true, nah!! beauty like happiness is subjective. What may appear beautiful to one may not necessarily appeal to the other. No more bhashan. Just admire the pic.. So comforting.. Sigh!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Happy Diwali :)
As usual long time no see but what to do..my old crib office office..have been doing some real bad work for the last week or so :\
I had to write about so many things as I said in my previous posts..
So finally writing about Guzaarish..
I am in absolute love with the song Udi from Guzaarish..It gives a very Italian-Spanish-tangoish feel to it.. and Aishwarya is looking stunning in it and what a dance.. I wish I could dance..It reminds me of the tap dance in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam..so cool na!! If I had to tap dance on it, I would dance exactly like Vanraj with my two left feet ;)
But what gives me the ultimate high on listening to the song are the lyrics..
The lyrics are trying to show the unexpected happiness the lady feels.. she is probably in love or has attained something very dear to her..that she has come ahead of everything..
My favourite line is this
Jee lee umar sari is pal me,Kuch bhi nahi ab mere kal me..
I have no answers I don't know..Remember that episode in FRIENDS when the spirit of the old lady enters into Phoebe and says that she won't go unless she has seen everything..and that spirit finally leaves when she sees the lesbian wedding of Carol and Susan!!
This brings to me another related post which I had told I would write after Anjaana Anjaani..what is that thing you want to do before die? I thought of so many things but couldn't''t narrow down to one and really don't know..which is a shame? ain't it?? A life with no purpose?
So my next challenge is to identify and make a list of things I want to do before I die so that I could also sing
Udi, neenden annkhon se..
Judi, raatein khwaabon se..
Mudi(a), yeh jaane main kahan..
Hmmm, meanwhile I had also seen Pyaasa..awesome film...probably one of the finest Hindi films ever!! Now waiting for The Social Network, HP and my love Guzaarish (Come fall in love with life once again)..
P.S.- Have you seen he awesome magic Hritihik does in the song Tera Zikr? I have just one word-spectacular!!!