Archive for January, 2009

Mumbai Memorabilia

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Mumbai was never more than a city to me. Inspite of all the images on tv, movies and newsprint, the magic of mumbai never penetrated the thick skull of mine. So when i planned to visit mumbai, i was more excited to see my old friends after such a long time.  Little by little i started noticing and hearing a few things about mumbai that got me really excited before I even reached there. Once in Mumbai, the whole weekend passed, before I could contemplate the sheer awesomeness of Mumbai. Being from Kolkata, a very dear place to me, I used to think that Mumbai was special to mumbaikars for the same reason, kolkata was special to me. But the city is and has to be special to every Indian. I wish to return there soon. Mumbai is unforgettable.

Mumbai was excellent but the fact that I was there with the old gang (partially atleast), made one of the best weekends of my life. I am back to work after being awake  all night and travelling back to hyderabad. Fully charged with the memories of the trip. May be a little irritated, buts thats only because i know i wont be having so much fun in a long long time. Cheers Adhi, Debarghya and Utso! Biru and debojit, you were duly missed. We are still here, still strong, still know How to party……..DHD rules.

Ghajini!! A test of patience!

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Even though I knew that Ghajini was a remake of of the Tamil film “Ghajini” which again borrows heavily from the English film Memento, I was expecting a lot from Aamir’s new venture. My verdict……”UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT”. Asin was good. Even though i felt she over-acted a bit, but the comedy was kept me to my seat.. But after the fun part was over, it seemed like a never-ending ordeal. Aamir gave a solid performance but…it was just too damn long.

The English Memento was an awesome film. Needless to say,  the director did a smart job by not following the plot line of the original film. The worst thing was the namesake villain. Total useless. What a lousy way to start the new year! Thanks a lot! Next time aamir’s film comes, I will wait till it comes on tv.

AND not to forget……..

“HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009!!”

May 2009 suck less than 2008!