And more movies…

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Hey… sorry, I have been gone long. But it has been a hectic 3 weeks… I spent the last 3 weekends in Delhi for one reason or the other. KC is here this weekend. So, its been busy.. busy… with no time to blog.
I have not eaten right at all… despite trying. Everyday I think tomorrow I am going to start working out and stop eating unhealthy but it does not happen. I am hoping to start from tomorrow. Writing it here should help me do it. I should just buy a very expensive dress of a smaller size to motivate me to try and fit into it. What say?
I am going to quit Jazz… have not been to class for a month now. Its too crowded and I am not enjoying myself. Why pay so much money? I may try and find something else instead. How are Shiamak Dawar’s classes? The difference between Danceworx and Shiamak Dawar’s is that D has 20 mins Jazz and 60 mins of technique… while it is the other way round for SD. I do prefer the former but I might give the latter a try.
By next weekend I would have unpacked completely and settled in Mumbai. I finally bought the much needed book shelf and it will be delivered on Saturday. I am unpack 3 cartons of books and clear out the 2nd room.
I have watched quite a few movies in the last few weeks. Here are my views:
– Lincoln:
  An awesome movie about the US civil war and Lincoln’s dilemma. It isn’t a fun movie… it feels more like a documentary. Daniel Day Lewis is awesome. Loved his measured acting. There are scenes where he is just sitting and looking and even that is done so well. A must watch.

– Special 26:
   Another superb movie by Neeraj Pandey. A superb movie with superb acting. Manoj Bajpai looks so lean … very different from Gangs of Wasseypur. He has really worked on his look. Akshay is awesome… nice to see him “act” instead of ham in a movie. Anupam Kher is a natural… Jimmy Shergill is another good actor who needs a good role to prove himself. A must watch.

– Zero Dark Thirty:
   A movie about Osama’s death. When I read about the USA mission and Osama’s death in the papers the next day I could not believe it. After all, where is the proof? How can we believe USA? Who knows who got killed. This movie killed all doubts. Sure… its an American movie so there is always the exaggeration of certain things… like the heroine’s obsession with the mission and Osama. But thats a minor flaw. Another must watch.

– Kai Po Che:
  There are 2 sets of people- those who has read Chetan Bhagat’s books and those who haven’t. The former will love this movie… ‘coz it is 100 times better than the book (the book is pretty much crap)… the latter will be disappointed. What is the movie about??? Friendship, Gujarat riots, Cricket? It touches everything without delving too much and thats only ‘coz the book is like that. Abhhishek Kapoor has made a fabulous film (considering the crappy book it is based on). I loved the authentic setting and liberal use of Gujarati. Gujju is very easy to understand and using it is not a problem. The new actors are very good. My favorite is Raj Kumar Yadav. He starred in Love, Sex aur Dokha. It is nice to see new actors getting a good break… am so tired of star kids who have to make the effort to lose oodles of weight and get a makeover done to join movies (Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha). Also, loved Amrita Puri. She is another brilliant actress.

I also watched Vagina Monologues with my brother again. Great. I just wish the ticket prices were not so high so that more people could watch it. It should also be screened for college kids. 


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