[Film Review] Oh My God: OMG it rocks!!

OMG Movie Review

Came this Friday the adaptation of a famous Gujarati play presented on silver-screen by the hit duo of Paresh Rawal as the witty Kanjibhai & Akshay Kumar as the charming new-age Krishna! 😉

Starts the movie with the image of a shrewd businessman Kanjibhai going to any limits for selling his products (figures of God) by minting up divine magical stories with no personal belief at all in the existence of God when one day, his disturbance in a Janmashthmi festival & its consequently becoming crowdless results in an earthquake which takes away just his shop in the whole city! A request for the insurance is denied by the company stating it as an “Act Of God”!

Disappointed from all sides, he plans to lodge a case against God for his compensation & sends notice to all the big priests, in his words, salesmen of God’s offices! This is where the actual story starts and enters the charming, the peacock-accessory clad, in shades, on a heavy bike- Krishna <3 in a lovely suit. And the story continues as a noble fight against the commercialization of Religion & Worship, attacking directly the donation norms & impractical rituals still in practice in a fantastically comic & satirical way Paresh Rawal is best-known for!

As the case goes on, Kanjibhai’s belief in God too builds up and ultimately he wins the case for him & many others like him; using the records of the Gita, Bible & Quran. Paresh Rawal’s sense of humor never leaves you sit sincere & his worthy criticism of the present day Babas seems a work of great wit & class comedy.

Akshay Kumar charms a lot with his role as Shree Krishna, playing flute in yellow, eating butter, doing stunts on his bike, rotating the peacock feathered metal in his finger & giving worthy directions in his own lovely way to Kanjibhai in the fight. I bet, after watching this movie, one would leave his seat with a philosophically changed conscience over our day-to-day religious rituals with a smiling, laughing face.

4 stars for Kanjibhai & Lord Krishna!

[Film Review] Disappoints the “Heroine”

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The long awaited movie of the realistic Director Madhur Bhandarkar screened today worldwide. The story centrifuging completely around the character Maahi Arora, a successful yet over-sensitive actress; Kareena Kapoor virtually fails to lead the movie ahead on her own! The story of an over-emotional actress who constantly falls down in her personal as well as professional life due to her persisting nature doesn’t seem to leave an effective impression on the audience as expected from Bhandarkar movies.

A lot of scenes pertain a resemblance to the movie Fashion, in describing the over-emotional nature of the character, Kareena herself turns ‘over-emotional’ with no deep feeling with her role. Amidst a lot of choking smoke fumes & brand publicities in the slow long story, the portion of her trying for an art film with a National Awardee Director (Ranbeer Shorey) & even going to a prostitution market for research followed by a pseudo lesbian scene, turns the senses on to witness some quality acting ahead but that hope too ends on a sad note.

With the regular cast of Madhur Bhandarkar’s movies, the only change being the main role Kareena Kapoor; itself turns the biggest loophole. Divya Dutta as the PR manager seems to overpower even the centralized role with her bold acting. Arjun Rampal plays his role decently as a famous actor, Randeep Hooda inspired from real life Yuvraj Singh and his connections with Deepika Padukone also accomplishes his part pleasantly; both being in failed relationships with her. The rest crew including Mugdha Godse & Helen, is not allotted much time to speak about.

Music is good, “Saaiyaan” seems a relief from the movie in the later half. The end is tragic, touching and practical as in all previous movies of Madhur.

In all, a 2 star movie with less connectivity & unfulfilled expectations from the star Director Madhur Bhandarkar. Ultimately, Kareena ruins the show.

 

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फतह सागर: कहाँ से आये इतने मछ्छर!

आप में से कई लोगों ने पिछले कुछ दिनों से फतह सागर की पाल पर गाड़ी चलाते वक़्त मछ्छरों को खुदसे टकराता हुआ पाया होगा. ये झुण्ड कभी चालक की आँखों तो कभी मुँह में चले जाते हैं जिससे यहाँ दिनभर की थकान मिटाने के लिए आने वाले उदयपुरवासियों को और इस विश्व प्रसिद्ध झील की खूबसूरती निहारने पहुँचे पर्यटकों को काफी परेशानी का सामना करना पड़ रहा है.

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जब हमने इसका कारण जानना चाहा तो पाया की झील के पानी में कई जगह गन्दगी का अम्बार लगा हुआ है जिसकी सफाई की सुध लेने वाला कोई नहीं है. यही गंदगी इन मछ्छरों के पनपने और पोषित होने का स्थान बनी हुई है. एक और जहां पुलिस पाल किनारे पार्किंग और झील किनारे गन्दगी को रोकने के लिए पूरा अभियान चला चुकी है और आये दिनवाटर स्पोर्ट्स को विकसित करने के नए-नए तरीके सुझाये जा रहे हैं; उसी दौरान प्रशासन की इतनी लापरवाही ना सिर्फ उदयपुरवासियों को परेशान कर रही है बल्कि बाहर से आने वाले पर्यटकों को भी गलत सन्देश देकर लौटा रही है.
हरे-भरे पहाडों के बीच फव्वारों और उद्यानों से सुसृजित झील के अति सौन्दर्यपूर्ण रूप में किनारों पर ऐसी गन्दगी आगंतुकों को कुछ खटकती नहीं है.
हम संपूर्ण उदयपुर की तरफ से निवेदन करते हैं की ये कार्य चाहे जिस किसी भी विभाग के अंतर्गत हो, वे जनहित में शीघ्र से शीघ्र झील की सफाई की और ध्यान दे. हम नहीं चाहेंगे की राष्ट्रीय मीडिया में हमारे सुन्दर शहर के पर्यटन गढ़ की देश के समक्ष ऐसी बात को लेकर कोई आलोचना हो.

 फोटो एवं विडियो: यश शर्मा

Authors of the Decade: A World Book Day Special

Here is the List of Authors of the Decade which we have compiled for you on the Occasion of the World Book Day.  🙂

 Nicholas Sparks:

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Seen the movies: A Walk to Remember, The Notebook or The Last Song! The beautiful the movies, the more enchanting are the write-ups!  This American novelist & screen-writer is amongst the most read writers throughout the globe.
Using the themes of cancer, love & death; a splendid magic of creating a sensual imagery lies in his pen. With 16 novels published under his name & 7 adapted to movies (after the first novel being rejected by the publishers); he remains the most romantic author of the time.

 

Cecelia Ahern:

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The fairy-tale writer of the current time! J We rarely find words of her kind with any other author. This Irish author is well recognized with her work: P.S. I Love You! <3 : A sentimental yet funny story of the recovery of a woman who loses her husband young & how the letters left by him make her stand into an evenly furnished & happy person!

 

Paulo Coelho:

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The Brazilian author of The Alchemist, Brida & Veronica Decides to Die apart from many other books; is also a mass-followed writer with a bright philosophical conscience. His books are translations yet have been sold in millions. The famous Hindi movie dialogue – “Agar Kisi Ko Dil-o-jaan se chaho to saari qaynat tumhe usse milane mein jut jati hai.” has been taken from his works.

 

Dan Brown:

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Writer of the thrillers: The Da Vinci Code & Angels and Demons; the American novelist shows his superbly smart skills with his works. Both the above books (movies too) are treasure hunts set in a 24 hour time period. A man of superior intelligence, there’s rarely anything that can be stated with his stories without having a logic; still adventurous in every sense! He has the ability to promote even a spiritual discussion & debate with entertainment.

 

Aravind Adiga:

The last Booker Award came to India with the name of this Oxford pass-out Journalist & Writer through his work The White Tiger; though the book was a literal mockery of India Shining! But still the way of writing, sense of a serious humor & an intentional easy language that could reach out any of the commons; prove him a literally proficient person.

 

Chetan Bhagat:

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The IIT-D, IIM-A  graduate wrote his first novel at the time when an IIT seemed to listen a heaven! Though an average-languaged writer; but close to the general youngster lifestyle & easy readability, he stands the most popular author of current India! Practically, the one who taught the nation to read back
but bluntly no comparisons with the leak of the rest names!

 

Image Credits in Respective Order:

Zimbio.com , never-ending-of-art.blogspot.com, a-lonely-walk.blogspot.com, hollywood.com, isahitya.com, mylaw.net

Hotel Rajmahal Bhindar – A Closer View

A chance to visit the 434 years old Imperial Palace, The Rajmahal Bhindar– awaiting its grand opening as a hotel this 31st; made it possible for us to bring to our readers some exclusive interior pics of the hotel. Though due to some final renovations, we could not bring you the whole photographic panorama (which we personally promise to bring you soon)  we’re still sure to delight you with the clicks we got.

A perfect drive on a smooth, green surrounded way… And the  candle light settings  amidst the royal backdrop make it one of the finest upcoming hotels of Udaipur- A perfect romantic destination!
Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this splendid celebration, surely going to be a historical remembrance in a few years.

Make your New Year start with a regal pulse-  The Royal Extravaganza 2012!

Photos by:-  Yash Sharma

The Gift Of National Service And Humanity

Police Udaipur

I hope you all must be knowing Mr. Dinesh M.N., the former Superintendent of Police of Udaipur, who got a frequent media coverage these times due to the infamous Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. The only identification that he holds at the present!

I am neither his acquaintance nor his blood relation, to have any special attachment to that individual; but it’s for those people who, for our safety; sacrifice their family lives, meet with dangers, sometimes even die, and still face criticism and differences; yes its for our Police! Take this one seriously friends, it holds a sense of a great national duty… And I hope if you understand this one well then the job is definitely half done.

If asked about Dinesh M.N., most of you will identify him as one amongst the main accused of the Sohrabbuddin fake encounter case, as in press all these days but to say, I should rather use the words, remember you… his career was an outstanding one cherished with honesty and a great command, he
was an one man army, whose eyes reflected a virtue of truth at the very first glance… Precisely saying, he was the one who changed the whole system and spoilt discipline of the city of lakes in just a couple of years, all single-handedly… His posting in Udaipur initiated two major operations, Operation Romeo and Operation Bluetooth, both of which helped a lot in reducing eve-teasing and porn films circulation.
The officer did not even cared about him before entering the dangerous field to support his force in facing the vicious tribes during the Rishabhdev Temple dispute between the Adivasis and the Jainis, and eventually got his leg broken in the struggle. The list of his works is endless, with two major criminal encounters covered under him. There was a rapid decrease in criminal activities during his tenure… With almost all kinds of typical clashes and cases being resolved in record time…

Being a man of bravery and honesty, he did a lot to improve the image of the police department. Bribery was brought to a fair lesser magnitude; obese officers were listed and made to parade daily in the police ground, one of the wall of which was erected with his selection(exactly similar to the endpoint of the pass-out parade in the Indian Police Academy, Hyderabad ). He held the major hand in the one and a half crore marriage hall project in the city police lines which was the biggest gift our cops could have ever got from any officer of his rank. Adding to all this, he was the source of influx of a great deal of
morals in them, the man to teach them what honesty was! His name was enough to create terror in the hearts of the criminals. There was never a day in his life when he bent in front of any politician… Be straight, think straight, do straight! was his only motto. Being a part of a rough profession; still somehow he kept all his humanitarian qualities alive (which can be better known by talking to his sub-ordinate).

The condition of the city at the time of his transfer was totally changed. People felt safe in their homes now, no thefts, no murders, no burglaries! Udaipur was turned into a city of total peace and crime-less
freedom. In his own honorable words, the tenure in the city was the most memorable of his career.

And the plight… Just three days after his transfer from Udaipur, the honorary officer was arrested for committing the ‘very serious crime’ of killing that great person in his uniform, who was involved in a number of murders (one being on public road during daytime), with an innumerable cases of theft and
humiliations going over him. Even if it was legally unfair, what seems wrong in killing such a vile person!
God bless these human rights!

First we say, the police is corrupt, and when we get honest officers who possess the strength to change the system, this is their consequence!

It’s more than a year now since he is in jail. And if this is the end of officers like Dinesh M.N. then who is going to protect us? Who will think of being honest after joining this already defamed department? Who is going to improve our state? A big question! There are just two ways out, either sit silently like impotents and simply see all what is happening; or stand up and oppose all this, join the forces and show these people that if they will stop one Dinesh M.N., there are ten more to come… It’s time to transform guys, and no one other than us has to do that!!!

God bless this Democracy!

This Article is Filed Under Contribution to ‘Udaipur Speaks‘ Section By Mr. Kalpit Rajak – Facebook Profile