Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Why Hasee toh Phasee Did Not Work For Me

Watched Hasee Toh Phasee sometime back. I am guessing most of you must have known the plot by now. This is not a review. I just want to rant that it did not work for me. Well, I love the lead pair and the songs and the comic timings et al. All I want to say is, for someone who has been committed for 7 years to be shaken and feel that he has found his soulmate only in a matter of few days, that too while he is preparing for his wedding, there has to be some sort of a fatal attraction, or sizzling chemistry between the two. Nah, by just tying the knots of her blouse, it doesn't say it all. I am not asking them to kiss or make-out, though I wouldn't have minded that. The movie ended while I was waiting for something to happen between the two. Remember the rain dance of Kuch Kuch Hota Hain? You could feel the strong vibe between the lead pair even without doing much (if Bollywood doesn't want to do it.) Of course I was a teenager when KKHH came, and now, I am heading towards mid-life crisis, so it could be just me. Will write about a better movie next time.

I am waiting for the hubby to fly back from California. It's 11.42 pm now. The flight should have reached Chicago airport. Son is sleeping blissfully. He opened his eyes and asked me for the phone, and slept again before I could reply. Oh, how does it feel when your child calls you 'mama' so lovingly and looks at your soul with those sinless eyes! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stuck in Love

"I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.” ~ 
Raymond Carter, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. 

This is a line that the actor quoted, saying this is one book that influenced his writing.

Well, since it is Valentine's Day, I thought I must write about this movie, Stuck in Love that I watched sometime back. I am thinking I'd rather write about movies that you could have missed rather than the obvious blockbusters unless I watch them in the first week. 

It is about a writer who keeps snooping on his ex-wife (Jennifer Connelly) hoping that she would come back some day, and their two children and how they deal with love. Jennifer Connelly is one woman I am crazy about, so I would recommend this movie on her strength alone, but this movie has some hilarious and sweet moments too, and very good actors.

Their children both teenagers, a daughter (Lily Collins. Found out she is Phil Collin's daughter) who is becoming a published author and a son who is also on the verge of becoming one, carry baggage of their own and maneuver through their love lives.  One is a headstrong independent, and self-assured young woman who cares two hoots about commitment and one is going through his first pangs of desire. 

This movie has got romance, drama, and comedy all in one. The characters are lovable and though it seemed impossible, I rooted for the estranged couple to somehow find their way back to each other.  Loved it loved it loved it. 

Also watched the critically acclaimed Blue Valentine. Do not watch it on Valentine's Day. :-)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

A moment

Sometimes, you meet a person no matter in what circumstance you are, and you feel you have some moments with that person, even if they are unsaid or unspoken, and you wonder if you should hang on to those moments. This is what the the lady said to Colin Farrell in the movie, Dead Man Down. 

Earlier, I did not like Colin Farrell that much, but he seems good, and his face is quite interesting.  He plays a Hungarian guy in this movie, whose family had been wiped out by the real estate mafia, when they refused to vacate the premises. He infiltrated them to take revenge. Meanwhile, a lady in the neighborhood befriends him, and soon he finds out that she has a mission of her own.Very good acting by the leading lady, Noomi Rapace (Girl with dragon tattoo fame)  too.

After the baby, it had become very difficult to watch movies. 2013 was an embarrassment in terms of books too. I am slowly trying to get back to the things that I love other than my son. I watch anything that is available while the kid is sleeping, and I was so glad this movie did not disappoint me.