Monday, June 7, 2010

An Evening Plus Night Out

Had, indeed a good evening last Saturday. Watched  movie, Rajneeti with Deepak (husband) and his friends, Lamba, Vijayadithan, Irfan (Vijay’ roommate), and Premanjali (Irfan’s gf). After movie, Deepak suggested to dine at some highway dhaba so we all headed to Mesar. Just before 1km before Manesar we found the right one for us. Had, typical khana, dal makhani, shahi paneer, aaloo jeera, dal fry, tandoori roti, and a complimentary salad. It was a refreshing night out for me.

I have been out at such a late hour of the night, after ages. Reached home around 1:45. I had good time (the most awaited and yearned for). First time in my marriage (which is just five months old), I felt immensely satisfied that there is yet more to live for.

Sometimes, in life what you want comes very late to you, when the charm for something is at the verge of vanishing down. Does it hold the same significance or enchantment? For me, Yes! It did!

All For Refreshing Your Memory Cells!

Rajneeti dons the cloak of Mahabharata & Godfather!

Went to watch Rajneeti on Saturday.  Worth watching once, to know new role reversals that had taken place in traditional Mahabharata. As, in the latest version, mamaji is no more Shakuni and with Kauravas, rather is in the shoes of Krishna trudging along with Pandavas.
New day Kunti too goes to Karna, our own Ajay Devgan who played Suraj and is a ‘Dalit Savior’ and tries to win over the revolutionary fruit of her ‘love cum rush of emotions during a political parade with Bhaskar Sanyal, Naseeruddin  Shah.
The modern day, Duryodhan, Manoj Bajpayee did fabulous and is always frowning, cribbing, breaking down in the bouts of drunken stupor, and coming back riding on the back of his dearest ally Suraj( Karna).
Arjun Rampal has shown his mettle and is faring better and better with the passing time.
Ranbir Kapoor, unlikely Arjun played in background with all his high-tech tools. Maneuvering and scheming, seated at his office chair and devising all those chakravyuhs behind the curtains.
Nana Patekar, the modern times Krishna, though called mama ji, won hearts with his ‘vinamra’ speeches and teachings throughout the movie.
Oh! You might be wondering, Prakash Jha had only Mahabharata to refer to. You are mistaken friends; all the killings done in the movie are after the fashion of Godfather. Like, Michael (Al Pacino) the youngest son of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando, Godfather), Ranbir Kapoor, youngest of the political clan in Jha’ Rajneeti is considered as a civilian who has nothing to do with Rajneeti and is a scholar. Ranbir (Samar Pratap), at the end like Michael of Godfather avenges for the treatment of his family by Manoj Bajhpayee (Virendra Pratap singh).
Now, you know what Jha intended to do- Re-instill the lessons of Mahabharata & Godfather in your mind.
Don’t look for the plot in my blog. Better, watch it yourself! Didn’t I say, It’s worth watching one time.
To talk on background score, I am not much of a technical sort so I have no qualms with it. I liked Mora Piya Mose Bolat ….

Prakash Jha did a fabulous work.  Indeed! 

Don’t look for:

  • Nasseruddin Shah’s known and to-marvel-at dialogue delivery
  • Nana Patekar’s scathing remarks
  • Ajay Devgan’s acting. I found him great in Gangajal & Apahran. He could have been better in this short role as well, but…
  • Ranbir Kapoor’s stereotype fresher stint & a happy-go-lucky image, which he never seemed to be at all in the entire movie. Seems burdened with the thoughts right from mother’s womb.

Look For:

  • Nikhila Trikha, who only a few years older than Ranbir and played a mother to him. She has all the accolades from me.
  • Arjun Rampal shines in his role
  • Ranbir Kapoor’s decent somber role
  • Typical Indian rather call it a stereotype image of a Rajneeti

PS: Do not rely on my Review on Rajneeti completely. Go & Watch it yourself!