Have been trying to fill my life with some light, nonsensical hours;
and have finally slowly found my way to watching movies and soap opera.
Earlier, to the most part, I was too busy to really spend time on entertainment.
And later, I was too moody, or too mad at life, to really take my mind off being just a long faced moaning brooding being.
Anyways, finally managed to while away some time watching people acting out life and it’s various ups and downs, adventures and misfortunes, laughs and sorrows.
Here I share a few movies I watched recently.
The one line that caught my attention “life mein sabsey balhaa risk hoathaahey kabee naa risk na leyna” (a rough meaning would be the biggest risk is not taking a risk). Am thinking I should take a risk and do what I want to do instead of what I ought to do. sigh!
I had wanted to watch Barfi the moment it was screened. But I like watching the original or something as close to original as I can get.
For one, I hate piracy, but more importantly I am one who enjoys the feel of the images I see. The human emotions the clever actors displays (Ranbir is so so cute) and the surroundings that are portrayed are to be relished.
Barfi, with it’s location being the mountainous areas of India, in Darjeeling, I wanted to enjoy it to the hilt. Wanted to reminiscence of my time crossing through Darjeeling heading to the lovely Bhutan…
Anyways, one of my sisters actually bought a CD the week it was released on cinema. But according to her, the quality was not too good. Not surprising given that everything here are pirated downloads. So, I refrained from watching it. Another sister got another copy some days after that and that too was not good she reported. So I waited patiently and my patience just went out the window.
I needed something to take my mind of things too. So
I went out and bought a pirated soft copy from one of the local DVD shops.
Not the best quality. but worthy of the 5 Rufiyya spent
At least I got to watch Barfi And I have convinced my mind that that’s the best I can buy from here.
The next one I share is Heroin (the actress). It is also good. It started a bit dragging. I thought “typical Karina Kapoor just being smart and beautiful, dressed and made-up!” Never thought she was a good actress. But the movie went on and midway it got interesting. Her acting shined later and the story also turned out OK.
The next one. Another Bollywood movie (mostly in English) with the legendary actress. English Vinglish
Wasn’t too keen on watching it. But watched it as it was among the pile of movies my sister lent. She bought some DVD’s recently (all pirated copies mind you!). Have nothing better to do so started watching it and it turned out be excellent. I felt, despair, helplessness, sorrow, laughter, romance, courage, willpower, triumph …. totally enjoyed it. Totally worth watching. It could be the character played by Shridevi (the Indian legend) identified with some f my believes and ideologies… anyways I LOVED it. But I think it’s the subtle romance that was going in the background between Shashi and the French hunk that got my attention. Whatever it was, the movie was close to my heart.
Now on a different note, the next movie I want to share is Bab’Aziz. So many different stories in one, yet told in such simple terms.
…Isthar says: “Bab Aziz, we will certainly lose our way in the desert.”
Bab Aziz says: “Isthar, those who are truly at peace with themselves can never lose their way.”
The whole movie had a calming effect on me. And it made me realize I needed to find my own peace
The movie was a recommendation by Shaheen aka Mashaal. And I am so glad I followed it up. I tried renting or even buying the movie – but I couldn’t get one here in Maldives. Not even a pirated copy. So I ended up watching the entire movie on Youtube. Good thing the subtitle feature is there on YouTube.
This post has been in my draft folder for a couple of weeks now. I am wondering why I had not posted it sooner.
- The Prince who Contemplated his Soul (bloodinkdiary.wordpress.com)