Wednesday, October 31, 2007


When you have completed 26 seasons in life, you ought to see different complexions of life especially in the "road to love". Few of them have been due to the evergreen world of Bollywood, and thanks to it, we got to here and there find a little more freshness. Which is why I am penning this review.

To me, Imtiaz Ali has given a new blend to the ever-repeated saga of Bollywood romance. JAB WE MET is not something that we haven’t seen or come across in life; it has shades of PYAR TO HONA HI THA, DDLJ, and various other Bollywood biggies- but what sets it apart than?

I would say the characters of Kareena and Shahid and wonderful screenplay. As, if Imtiaz knew where, when and which frames are be exactly inserted. So, it says a lot about the research on the project.

I am not narrating the story here; it’s Shahid who has the duty of safely dropping Kareena back home to Bhatinda for everything except love. Kareena bubbly and effervescent, doesn’t mince words and could be heard saying “main apni favorite hoon’ has a boyfriend Tarun Arora.

During this adventure to Bhatinda, Shahid’s life changes and he develops a soft corner for Kareena while Kareena’s life changes too. What happens finally is something you got to pay some 180 bucks and watch.

Shahid and Kareena had appeared before in FIDA, and fans were disappointed to find their chemistry cold. It becomes tough in two accounts for when we have a competitor like John-Bipasha scoring hits as couple, and you obviously know that your onscreen chemistry is somehow not better as your off-screen chemistry. Here, Kareena and Shahid both performed exceptionally well.

To me Kareena has always been a little overacted actress, and so if you find her a little more overacting, just ignore it. It’s much better than MAIN PREM KI DIWANI HOON. She was good in her dialogue delivery and very natural.

A scene which stands out is when she pushes Shahid to jump to the water. I found it so natural and spontaneous.

Shahid has a mixed bag of fortune in Bollywood; he started with a bang in ISHQ VISHK and than a couple of semi-flops. The reason is not that he is a one-time show, but he hasn’t chosen roles that could justice to his character.

Can you tell me what was he doing in DEEWANE HUE PAGAL? Similar lines of Tusshar Kapoor, Shahid struggles to make a movie run on his own. It is than he needs someone to support him.

JAB WE MET is such a refreshing change for Shahid and his fans. Not only he essays the character well, he shows a great deal of maturity too under that boyish charm.

Shahid is an excellent dancer and Pritam Chakraborty’s music goes well with Shahid and Kareena.

All said and done, will this movie work? It should run for two mainly reasons- I don’t believe cheap publicity works, but in India when we see a couple coming to a coffee show holding hands together and cajoling each other, and the next time they break up- the fans would love to pay to watch them.

I was observing Shahid and Karenna’s lip kiss together and I found to be very natural and spontaneous. They made a good pair. The second reason is Bollywood hasn’t seen a real romantic love journey for sometimes now.

The last if I remember was DIL CHAHTA HAI. This movie has freshness and dealt very differently. Also, the timing of the movie was perfect. With biggies like OM SHANTI OM and SAAWARIYA releasing during Diwali, JAB WE MET should be in a firm position. I see a good future of this movie. Shan has again sung something similar in the lines of TANHA dil.

I give it a 4 star out of 5 only for its spontaneity, freshness and Shahid-Kareena. Go watch it!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

An Encounter to Remember @ GOA

Monday, October 01, 2007


[This is an work of 26 year old brain's imagination; readers are advised to read it and apply it on their own merits and not blind foldely trust it. In a nutshell: take it just a work of imagination]

Sometimes a single difference in Chromosmes can build up a relationship, and I feel she understands that. The past few months have been quite hectic for me workwise and she added more to it. I met her through a social-network site and immediately clicked. I was trying to woo her for two reasons since she shares her name with my class teacher and she comes from my fav place: Shillong.

It didn’t take much time for me to start converse, because I guess I was at my wits best trying to put poetry in motion. Guys! now, here is the real tricky part- something that you need to understand when you make the all important first move. Respect-Yes, Respect her tremendously. She is someone you are expecting to date and than if things click, go ahead and have a married life.

But how many of us do that? We guys are so impatient to make the first move that all we need is the contact information on the first day and a date on the second day. Well, it may happen if you are a Tom Cruise or a Hrithik but for a medicore guy like me (most of us) we need to make our move.

Take a look into her profiles and read it- yes, just don’t look into her snaps and album. We all agree that looks count at the first notice- obviously, 80 % scraps comes from that single look, but after that what? You just can’t keep on complimenting on her looks. This can result in two ways-either she will make you a puppet or think you are an a********* (this still is a family-oriented blog).

I chose to make a move on her after I were sure that she would give a feedback to my scraps. Now, guys! here’s a funda: if you don’t receive a scrap from a female, try to go through the profile and understand has she been ignoring you? If she has done it, accept it gracefully. Don’t panick and most important don’t be frustrated! There are lot of girls out there..someone is there waiting; so go on.

After a few scraps with her, there came a point when I wished to take the lead-when I say a lead, I meant I wanted to go ahead and talk to her over the phone. Now, guys this is another thing you wish to know. How can you get a girl cell no.? you need to understand that from her scraps- if her scraps doesn’t read more than 1 line-no chances of you making that move than- it will take some more time-maybe weeks, months or maybe years  But, if its flowing nicely as with my Shillong mate, than you gotta take a risk.

2 things can happen here- she can backfire thinking that you are a spirit of Lucifer or she will promptly respond. So how will respond and approach? I sense this to much intuition and striking upon a line. So create a situation and than ask her. If she understands it, she will give you her cellno as my shillong dear did. Well, if she doesn’t understand, I won’t bother even to call upon her. Somehow, I prefer a bit of intelligence- it turns me on sharply than a REVLON coated lips.

We spoke over the phone and here’s something that you need to learn. Most of the guys give up conversing. Remember: it’s where it all starts. She needs to know if you can strike a conversation. Well what should I speak on? Listen, don’t start off telling and banter how good you are in this and that? We all have a quality that God has given. Work on it.

Strike a conversation in which both of you have mutual interests- if there’s none, well alarm bell rings! To be on safe side, push the ball on her side and than she will talk and cash it on. Once in conversation, cash it in.

if she is interested, (remember she is otherwise 95 % of girls wouldn’t give their nos to strangers) relax! Don’t husp up and try to create a larger than life character. With her I always tried to be natural and somewhere down the lane she respected it.

Alright, so after few months of calls, its natural you wish to meet her. Note: don’t have high expectations- it fails miserably. Girls: if you are looking for a flinge, tell him directly and if you are looking for committed relantionship take some time off.

When you wish to meet her , drop a line suggesting her. Don’t say “I want to meet you”. This I is dangerous-what if she isn’t interested to meet you. Yes, conversing over phone is a thing different from meeting up an individual. Simple who knows what kinda element you are? Prefarbly, you might be someone cooking up the whole picture. So she may try to play it safe and that’s where the TRUST factor comes into picture. If she says no to meet immediately, respect that decision.

If a guy has foul intentions, he will back out immediately while the one who really is interested will be there. Girls need to understand that thing.

Well I don’t know for sure what fate has stored for me and my Shillong girl, but eventually as time progresses and flowers bloom there will be lot of trust and commitment between them. If it doesn't progress also, all we know is a lot of memories that we can share, shan't we sweets? am I incorrect?

I am not sure if they will be life-partners but definitely they have sealed a bond of mutual trust and both of them are really proud of it.

And to conclude, guys! somewhere in the world, someone will be there. You just need to find out that person and trust me when you do that, the heart would immediately pause a beating and ask, “care to reflect your smile in my list?”

Cheers guys and all the best for your loved ones and remember always respect a women. 9 out of 10, chances are you will succeed!