Monday, March 8, 2010

Death Before Life

She wanted to come out. She was excited. For long she has been inside and wanted to know life. She could hear voices. She felt like the voices were saying she will be out soon.
She felt frustrated and started wriggling. As soon as she showed her restlessness, she heard that voice. It was the sweet voice which she felt soothing always. It was a special voice which always talked to her. Whenever she didn’t feel fine she would hear this voice. The voice kept telling her different things. She felt the voice closest to her. Then the Day came. She was going to be free bird.


All were tensed and excited. They prayed to all the Gods they knew. They heard the cries inside.

She felt the pain increasing every moment. She felt like dying at the moment. People were surrounding her and saying something. But she couldn’t hear properly. Pain was intolerable.


And that was it. She was overwhelmed and didn’t know how to express herself. She started crying out of happiness.


They heard the child cry and were very happy. They just wished it would be a boy.


She was all excited to know this new world and meet all those voices who talked to her especially that special sweet voice.


And that was it. She heard cries and knew it was over. She was overjoyed. The Doctor smiled and showed her the girl. One glance at the kid and all her happiness vanished. It was a Girl-child


The doctor came out wishing them joy. They all looked at the doctor with eagerness. The doctor wished them joy informing them that it was girl child. All the happiness and eagerness left their faces.

She didn’t know what was happening. She felt very strange. She felt like suffocating. Slowly she couldn’t feel herself. She was dying.

She cursed herself and felt guilty. She kept asking for forgiveness in her mind to her daughter who was lying dead in front of her.

They felt angry. They hadn’t wanted a boy but it was a girl who would be a burden on them. This was the best thing. She had to die.


Doctor saw the family going out of the hospital. She felt sad and angry. This wasn’t the first case she was seeing. There are numerous families who come here and when they know the child born is a girl, either they kill her or abandon her. And with all the constraints she couldn’t do anything. She has tried hard to explain to the families but even the most educated of the families don’t listen.

She turned and saw TV on. The news channel was showing the Women who have made difference in this world. She closed her eyes and on one side saw the dead girl and on the other side those famous women. She heard the news reader saying – Today is Women’s Day. Let’s empower!!

This is the Irony of life – On one side celebrating a few women and on the other side killing the rest.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Karthik Calling Karthik

Well 12 hours power shutdown forced me and 3 of my friends to hang out somewhere and we decided to go for a movie.

I went to watch the movie with 0% expectation!

1st the cast – Farhaan Akhtar is turning out to be a good actor. One of my friends said – Directors are first Actors.Well this guy proves it! Deepika Padukone simply doesn’t know acting. I was seriously wondering what she was doing there!! The rest of the cast to be frank had very small roles and nothing very different.

The movie was fully Farhaan Akhtar only. Be it a shy, straight forward and scared person or the suddenly transformed cool, confident and outgoing guy, Farhaan carried the character very well. Unfortunately the screen play wasn’t written well and his character could have had more depth.

When it comes to a movie related to human psychology, it just can’t be left off with the normal story. It has to be shown in more depth trying to relate to that particular character but unfortunately that didn’t happen.

Direction was good and there were times when the scenes were gripping like the ones where they wait for call at 5 am or when farhaan is looking for a phone in shop confused and suddenly the phone in the shop rings, but overall it was pretty predictable story. Some of the dialogues were good and some funny.

Instead of showing more scenes with Farhaan and Deepika Romance scenes(simply no chemistry between them!), it could have been better if they had more concentrated on the actual plot.

Plot is pretty simple – Karthik is a lonely guy who is bullied by others. Be it his house owner or colleagues or boss and is not even noticed by another colleage(Deepika) on whom he has a huge crush. One day he gets a call from Karthik which changes his life forever. The caller Karthik helps him build self confidence and turn his life completely with his boss respecting him, his colleagues calling him Sir and Deepika finally noticing him. Till he listens to Caller Karthik, things go pretty well. But once he doesn’t listen to the caller, his life gets ruined. Finally who’s the caller and how he gets back his life is the crux of the story.

After seeing Anniyan itself, its pretty easy to predict what will happen in the end.

BGM was pretty good and I liked 2-3 songs.

My Verdict – Can see once but go with 0% expectation and just for time pass.