Archive for October, 2007

No Smoking – No kidding..

Posted in My-Movie-Review on October 31, 2007 by prajwalpai

If you are trying to quit smoking, Pls DONT see ‘no smoking’ , It will inspire even the non-smokers to smoke. It was a pain veiwing this movie and hence i will not do any re-view! I was baffled to see the movie. Throughout the movie, I was hoping that it would have a good climax and it would all make sense. But the director had other ideas. I was hoping that he would tie all loose ends, but he took a huge electronic saw and cut everything that was tied till now!! After the movie, I was shocked on what the hell was the director trying to tell, I went on to some website and finally got hold of directors ‘justification’ of the movie. In one word, Its a ‘metaphor’. He is tellin a story where John is a soul, smoking signifies freedom and paresh is a opression from society( read censorship). The movie now made some sense to me but not enough for me to say its good.

In india , Movie is just entertainment and is not art. I do agree that there are many artists around but still in general , movies are made for audience and every director prays that ppl like it, Thus making it a business too. This isnt a bad thing. Now, Let me tell you why i told that movie isnt much of art, Let me get you an analogy of painting. ‘No smoking’ is a like a abstract mordern art and the conventional movies are the traditional painting having a theme , paints and more importantly making sense. As in any abstract mordern art. Its just painters expression, Its by him for him. People’s opinion doesnt matter to him. There are some genuine ppl and some pretentious ppl who admire this stuff. They try to understand and try to derive their own version of the painting( even if its hung upside down or for that matter an empty frame without any painting) I confess that i am not that kinda intellect who genuinely puts an effort to understand all this.In simpler words, I dont like it.

No smoking is a metaphor of directors struggle for freedom from censorship ( issues he had with other movies like black friday). Its how he tried to get freedom, How it was all around him, How other ppl give into the system and how in the end the soul is taken away. But honestly, it didnt make any sense, It was too much to think about and relate to. The director justifies that he wanted ppl to think, which i disagree with. I have seen many movies, which have made me think. I think with the movie and about the movie but the director shouldnt make us struggle thinking to understand the movie!

This is no review of any movie , just a general take on movies in general with ‘no smkoing’ as context. Also, I havent given out the plt/story or anything( Some may argue, they dont exist for this movie). But for an average movie goer, who likes to spend some time getting entertained, likes to spend sometime with his gal or with his friends, this isnt recommended.

As you can understand i was very jobless while writing all this stuff. And if you have nothing else to do and very desperate to see `ANY` movie, See something else , see some movie you liked once again or even a regional movie , the language of which you dont understand but , not this.


First thoughts!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2007 by prajwalpai

Am back again.. to write a blog! I start with my classic line, Words fail me!! they fail me all the time, I am and never was good at putting my thoughts into words. Not sure if the thoughts were limited or the words i know. But either ways, its the same result. I suck with words! But i have managed so far , so i will manage to write some blogs with my limited vocab.

Now… the actual blog. I always wanted to pen down my thoughts, now i can do that and guess what??? am not using any pen!! Ok, Jokes apart.. Lets do some reasoning, why a blog? I actually cant answer that specifically. But yesterday, I read a forward(yeah..yeah… i am a software engineer). The forward was kinda sweet ( As most are ) , I will not go into details, If you are too curious , let me know and i will forward you that instead of giving out a diluted version of a sweet story. A bi-product of the moral of the story was, how a blog reflects a persons personality! I found it true by reading some of my friends blogs(who btw are gifted with Word power). But as they say, Every opinion or belief or in my case moral of a story cant be a fact!  Anyway, that story kinda inspired me to write something(rather try to write something).

Now, here comes the hardest part, to actually write something. I really dont know how ppl write such beautiful things. Anwyay , I want to start something by writing about something i love , something that i am good at, something that i am passionate about. This made me think, that i was too early on deciding the hardest part, This is the hardest part.. I really dont know what i am good at.. 

hey!!! Wait… I know…..

Now, I stop here..

[ I am a Ekta kapoor fan, so the anwer to what i am good at… in next blog]

Here I am…

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2007 by prajwalpai

Here i am… I am about to create history! This is my first blog!

 Thats it.. history created!