Sunday, February 26, 2012

The blogger is back

After a long blog sleep of a 25 days, I am back to blogging with some new posts, one of those I put yesterday only, you must read it HERE. Anyways, that was it, I am here to tell you what happened with me in these 25 days, I started the February month in style and with great enthusiasm, I posted a blog on the 1st of Feb, and was looking to have a great month of blogging ahead, but then, as we know, life is so full of ups and down, my blog went downhill, and I couldn't help but watch, I was busy with my personal life so I didn't care either. I and my folks have started this company called DNT Softwares, we make websites for organisations of all kind, kindly contact if you need one. So some pre launch preparations got me busy the first week, then 6th to 11th, I was having a secret vacation [Ahh yes, even bloggers have secrets], can't write much about that, only know, I had a blast there for 5 days, if you still care to know more, make yourself free to CALL ME, on the 11th feb, I left for Delhi, only this time, by a bus, reached delhi at midnight, the date was obviously 12th feb by then. I exhausted my self with some 20 hours of bus journey. I couldn't collect myself for blogging till the next day, and when I did, I realized that the journey is long and now I have to leave for my hometown on 13th Feb. I cursed myself for not blogging since 12 days, I had promised to blog more often this year, so I promised myself as soon I would reach home, I would start posting blogs frequently, but that did not happen. I saw my father is using a 2kbps dongle powered by MTS, and it is called a BLAZE, huh.. how can you even name things like that, which gives a speed of 2Kbps. I lost hope in me as a blogger, I thought of going to some cyber cafe but I lazied there. Before I left home, I made sure to get installed a 1 MBPS internet connection on my last day there. Anyways, let bygones be bygones, I have came here now to write my grief, my thoughts, POVs and everything a blogger does, the blogger in me is still alive, I have posted a blog yesterday and now here is another, a rather personal though, but I still have a lot to post, in the next 24 hours. just have faith in me and I will write more.

-Amritt Rukhaiyaar

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Salman Rushdie finally

Of late, I have been quite an avid book reader. I started my fiction reading journey with The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho in 2004. It was a great read, perhaps one of my favorite philosophy book, but then, for an year or two, I lost interest in reading, and when I started again, I found myself with Chetan Bhagat's first book Five point someone, I considered it an average book, but still I read more books by Indian authors, and one by one each book disappointed me more than the previous, I kind of developed a hatred for Indian authors, I read Mitch Albom's three books afterwards, namely, Tuesdays with Morrie, Five people you meet in heaven & For one more day, all of the three books were classy in their own ways, I followed my reading with Erich Segal's Love story, and I don't need to praise that book, of course it's one of the best books in any library. I came back to Paulo Coelho and this time I read one of his most controversial and bold book, Eleven minutes, all these books and books that followed in my closet were good to great reads, either it is The Godfather or Catch-22I loved each one of them with equal compassion. Although I started hating Indian chick books written by college students, I knew there are some great writers in India, such as Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie and more, some are even youngsters but great writers. I always wanted to know about the great Salman Rushdie, but I ignored to do an exercise over internet, but last month, during the Jaipur Literature Festival, I heard a lot in the news about Salman Rushdie and his Satanic Verses. So I google-d him and read a whole lot of pages only about him, and I downloaded a lot of his books [e books] via torrent, and finally I started reading this book called Midnight's Children and I need to remark you, Salman Rushdie is really lively, I went through 2 pages of that book, and I couldn't stop myself being away from it. I found out that he is a novelist since the 7o's and now I have got to do a lot of catching up, I am gonna read all of his 7 books by the end of june this year.

After Mitch Albom, Sidney Sheldon, Erich Segal, Mario Puzo, Joseph Heller etc, it's Salman Rushdie finally.

-Amritt Rukhaiyaar

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Superstar called Hrithik Roshan

12 years back, we came across this young man called Hrithik Roshan, Rakesh Roshan launched him twice in KAHO NA PYAAR HAI, I mean in double roles. He acted quite satisfactorily as Rohit and Raj, and as expected, filmfare spoon feed him with awards. Ever since, I have a disbelief on the authentication of that god-damn award show, on the other hand, I wanted him only to win awards, but for FIZA and MISSION KASHMIR and not for his Dad's movie. Fiza and Mission Kashmir came back to back and I had a sudden liking for this Actor, I considered him the best rugged actor of the time. As a fan, I believe that he showed his true metal and fired a sensation as Amaan and Altaaf in FIZA and M ISSION KASHMIR respectively. Then came YAADEIN, and with it came Kareena in his filmography, and thus the two of them, coupled and ruined each other's career as an actor with every new film, this ugly pair came with YAADEIN, KABHI KHUSHI KABHI GHAM, MUJHSE DOSTI KAROGE and the worst of all, MAIN PREM KI DEEWANI HOON, meanwhile, he wasted time with AAP MUJHE ACHCHE LAGNE LAGE and NA TUM JAANO NA HUM the list was too long, and I was starting to lose hope on him, when Rakesh Roshan came to the rescue and wrote, produced & directed KOI MIL GAYA in 2003, an adaptation of Steven Spielberg's Extra Terrestrial, though he made it very beautifully and technically sound, KMG went on the floors to become a block buster and bollywood finally tasted a success with Sci-fi.

This time, I wasn't surprised for Hrithik winning another Filmfare, I believed he lived the role of the mentally challenged Rohit Mehra up to the T. And then, the rest was history. He played an irresponsible character in LAKSHYA who came of age and went to be a part of the Kargil war, though the film wasn't a box-office success, this film was loved by the critics and class, then came DHOOM 2, Hrithik completely out-played Abhishek Bachchan, people loved him there, though I found Dhoom 2 an exaggeration to a thief's limitations, but anyways, it brought Hrithik his 3rd best actor award, shadowing his effort as a superhero in Koi mil Gaya's remake KRISHH. KRISHH was also a block buster as its prequel. In 2008, Ashutosh Gowariker cast Hrithik for a role of Akbar in the very successful, JODHA AKBAR, opposite Aishwarya Rai. Hrithik not only acted well, he lived 'AKBAR', his speech and every mannerism of him made us wonder, if we could see the original Akbar, and the film was a super hit on the box office and by the critics, and thus the filmfare award again came to one of his favorite masters for the fourth time. The father-son duo finally failed after the previous 3 blockbusters, their next venture was KITES, which flopped miserably, I still wonder what exactly that movie wanted to say, it was genre-less, seriously. The next adventure done by Hrithik was GUZAARISH, it was a take away from a Spanish masterpiece MAR ADENTRO, it wasn't mentioned though, I loved the attempt, Hrithik personally shown his horizons as an actor while acting as a quadriplegic Ethan Mascarenhas in GUZAARISH. After all the larger-than-life characters that he plays, Hrithik surprised everyone with ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA, he plays the role of a regular guy who just wanna be rich in life and despite he wasn't the lead in this flick, this film did belong to him in many ways. And now, He did this remake of AGNEEPATH, which certainly attained Cult status all over again, and the best thing is he did not try being the original Vijay Deenanath Chauhan, instead he played it with a different attitude, and one thing is for sure, I can remark him as the new-age "Angry young Man" now, I loved every ounce of the new version-ed AGNEEPATH. and with this, the superstar has reached a certain milestone, no one can criticize him for not acting anymore or being only a dancer.

-Amritt Rukhaiyaar


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