Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dil Se

    Today once again I watched Dil Se movie and I decided to write something about it. It is one of the heart touching movie I ever seen. It is directed by Mani Ratnam. The film stars are Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, and Preity Zinta. Dil Se was shot in Himachal, Kashmir, Assam, Delhi, Kerala, and other parts of India and Bhutan.

    The basic theme of movie is around love and revenge. It starts with hero falls in love with a girl he sees by chance one night in a lonely rural railway station and then for whole movie Shaharukh and Manisha plays hide and seek. Once in the movie hero come to know that Manisha is married, still he don't stop following her. I like this part, because rather than running away, hero gives chance to his love, he trusts his love. Different people see different things in movie. I personally like movie with good story and good dialogues. Meghna ( Manisha ) is terrorist and always try to run from Amar ( Shaharukh ). Her following lines shows her nature in the movie -

    Khuch log Ret par likhe naamo ki tarah hote hai ...
    Hawa ka ek hi zoka jinhe uda deta hai ...

    Shaharukh also plays master role of a Lover. He beautifully shows, up to what limit a man can go for his love. Following lines of Shaharukh are houches my heart -

    Mujhe Sabse Buri Lagti Hain Tumhari Ye Aankhen
    Kyonki Main Inmain Jitna Bhi Dekhna Chahta Hoon Mujhe
    Kuch Dikhta Hi Nahin Tumhare Andar Itna Kuch Chupa
    Hua Hai Aur Mujhe Sabse Buri Lagti Hai Humare Beech
    Ki Ye Doori Mujhe Pasand Hai Humare Beech Ki Ye
    Doori Kyonki Ye Na Ho Tumhare Nazdeek Aane Ka Mauka
    Na Mile Tumhare Andar Itna Kuch Chupa Hai Mujhe Wo
    Pasand Hai Aur Mujhe Sabse Jyada Pasand Hai Tumhare
    Ye Aankhen Kyonki Main Inmain Jitna Bhi Dekhna Chahta
    Hoon Mujhe Kuch Dikhta Hi Nahin

    This dialogue shows a basic and very interesting fact about our view of looking at something. The thing is good or bad is decided by us. First hero said he hate 3 things, her eyes because it has many thing inside it and he is unable to see it, what ever she was hiding and distance between them. Just after few seconds he said he loves those 3 things for same reason. Wooow, it is just like half glass of whiskey is filled ... !!

    Few lines about the film I am coping from wiki -
    " Dil Se is said to be a journey through the 7 shades of love that are defined in ancient Arabic literature. Those shades are defined as attraction, infatuation, love, reverence, worship, obsession, and death. The character played by Shahrukh Khan passes through each shade during the course of the film. "

    One of most memorial thing of movie is it's songs -

    "Satrangi Re"            Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy

    "Chaiyya Chaiyya"     Sukhwinder Singh, Sapna Awasti

    "Jiya Jale"                   Lata Mangeshkar, M. G. Sreekumar & Chorus  
    "Dil Se Re"       A. R. Rahman, Anuradha Sriram, Anupama, Febi Mani    

    "Ae Ajnabi"                Udit Narayan, Mahalakshmi Iyer    

    I personally love to hear "Ae Ajnabi" song. I prefer it when no one is around, feeling alone in the world and missing some one. The song beautifully describes the fantasized person ( Ajnabi ) and incompleteness of both souls without each other ( Mai Adhura, Tu Adhuri Ji Rahe Hai ).

    When you love anything, you will start liking each and every thing belonging it. Though Shaharukh is not a action hero, I like his fighting in this movie. Because it is seems to be very realistic ( not like Salman or Ghajini fighting with 10 men by 1 hand ). According to me there is a difference between a hero and a actor. Scenes at the time of fighting are the actual scenes which shows the acting skills of Shaharukh.

    Last but not least -

    The most lovely thing of this movie is it's End. At the end hero says " Take me with you ", hug heroin tightly and bomb blasts, causing their death. This end is also like half-filled glass of whiskey. For most of the people this is not good end, I means most of the people says movie don't have " Happy ending ". But for me this is best ending of movie I have ever seen. In fact if you ask me for my last wish then I will say " I would like to die in her hands, because She is reason of my Every Breath .... "

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Before you read this, It is highly recommended that you must watch movie 'Inception' first. 

     Inception is one of the best of Christopher Nolan. So lets see this movie through My Vision. First what Inception means? Inception means feeding or planting the seeds of something in someone's subconscious mind which leads him to do something in future. This concept was actually taken from Lucid Dream theory. A lucid dream is a dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming, I suggest you to watch movie Vanilla Sky for more detail.

     Saying as computer engineer, You born with the formatted memory, that is empty brain. You are surrounded by system full of data which is continuously exchanging data with you. You get programmed according to data you get. What you do, what you don't, your way of thinking all your programs are depend on the data you get. For ex. consider you are sitting in chair, you get idea of sitting in chair comfortably may be from someone who is elder than you or you watched it somewhere else. Basically every thing you did is not your own idea. You get inspired to do so or to think like that from system (people around you).

     When anyone ask me, have you seen movie Inception and if I answer Yes, the second question, naturally, will be - Do you understand the climax?
     So far as My Vision is concerned, Leonardo DiCaprio is gone in comma. Following are some points that let me to think this ...

  1. They were in flight of 10 hours. 5 minutes in the nth level of dream are about 1 hour of n+1 th level of dream. So, 1 hour will be 12 hrs in n+1 th level, 10 hrs. will be 120 hrs. This means they have to be in 1st level of dream for time about 120 hrs. It is not shown in any scene that Leonardo came back to 1'st level after completion of mission.

  2. Gobb doesn't call his father-in-law to receive him at airport but still he was there.

  3. Some might thought about the ring which Gobb wears in his dream (because his wife is still alive in his dream), and in last scene he was not wearing it. Consider, I am saying is true, he is in infinite loop (coma), then he can create a world in his dream. As his wife is gone now in his dream also, so he create a world of dream in which he doesn't wear that ring.

  4. He looks at the faces of his children, as he decided.

  5. His children were seating in the same garden in same position as they were in his dream.

  6. There wear same cloths red colored as they have in his dreams.

  7. Most important point is age of his children is same even after 4-5 years (because his children are of growing age this is not expected of course).

  8. Philosophically speaking, all the things happens as expected, which probably happen only in Dream.

     But whether Gobb is in dream or not is not the problem at all. The changing character of Gobb is the main noticeable thing in movie. There are two types of people in the world (as shown in movie). The aged people (shown in movie when Gobb went to buy medicines) who come there to see the dreams, who like to live in the dreams, dreams is their world. These are of one type, while Gobb is the one who like to live in the reality. He is always ready with the gun to shot himself and come back to reality.

     The best quote from movie is

Dom Cobb: An idea is like a virus, resiliant, highly contajous and the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.

     So far as dream is concerned, it is like beer. Bitter for first test, Sweet then after. Onces you test it, you just can't forget its test. In short, it creates a kind of addiction.

     Suppose I ask you, what you will prefer a dream or reality? Of course your answer is reality, most common answer, you don't even think for a second. This is because of the fact that every one wants to be hero in his life just like Gobb. But what if you were not satisfied with your life. Dream is the only way. Consider a dream in which you are millionaire, surrounded by many sexy girls or heroines which is never possible in reality, why the hell you want to wake up then? If anybody ask me, I truly says that IN MY DREAM, IF I WOULD BE WITH MY DREAM GIRL, I WOULD LIKE TO DREAM FOREVER. Because in My Vision 'being together' is the only satisfaction of Love.

     Love is another addiction. It makes a MAN an animal (person who can't think). It makes MAN to do unpredictable things! And after that also if he don't get any thing .... dream is the only way to satisfy yourself.

     As Gobb complete his mission, get relief from projection of Mal (his wife) and he also find Saito, So his mind set in the position that now he can see faces of his children, and so as soon as he heard the voice of his children he run to them without caring about the top. This is the basic fact that director wants to show us. Anyone choose reality, because he consider him self as hero like Gobb, struggling and struggling in pursuit of happiness. But there is a time when he give up and accept that what is going on is reality, ignoring what ever the truth is ! ! !

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Prestige

Before reading this, it is recommended that you must watch movie first !

The Prestige is a 2006 film about an ongoing rivalry between two magicians.
Director = Christopher Nolan.
Writer = Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan from
Novel = Christopher Priest.

     The movie starts with 3 lines and end with same 3 lines. This is also one of the most interesting feature of movie direction. These three lines and the director is trying to explain in whole movie, what the Prestige is !

     These 3 lines are :
Every magic trick consist of 3 parts, or acts. First part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary.
But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough. You have to bring it back.
That's why every magic trick has third act. The hardest part. The part we call ... " THE PRESTIGE "
Now you are looking for secret, but you won't find it, because, of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You don't wanna work it out.

  The story starts at around of year 1857, when 2 magicians began there journey. Two young men devoted to an illusion and lost in the competition.

     Alfred Borden ( Cristian Bale ) is the "Natural Magician". He always try to do something new, something , he is always ready to take any risk. His tricks, his secrets is his life. According to him, a real magician always tries to invent something new. He doesn't deal with methods.

     Robert Angier ( Hugh Jackman ) is a magician, who always try to copy the work of other magicians. Yeah, really it is very difficult task. It took courage. Any how.. I like the acting of Jackman than any other, Specially dialog delivery at the climax of movie is excellent.

     The following two lines are enough to describe both characters

Robert Angier: "Worried he'll stole your tricks?"
Cutter : "Doesn't deal with methods"
Robert Angier: "How do you know?"
Cutter : "Because I hired him to find out how Virgil do the orange trick"
Robert Angier: "I don't trust him"
Cutter : "He is natural magician. Course you cant trust him"

  What the movie is about ? The story of Great magician Chung Ling Soo is enough to give the answer of this question. This movie is about what magic is? It is devotion, self-sacrifice! 'Living whole life pretending someones else' is the scarifies of magician for his trick. Both actors in the film thinks that other one do not experience scarifies like he did and laugh at each other by reading their dairies. The movie is basically non-linear time interval based.

Alfred Borden:
"Are you watching closely ?
look closely.
Never show anyone.
They'll beg you and flatter you for the secret,
But as soon as you give it up,
You will be nothing to them.


  The real spice of the movie is it's dialogue. This dialogue is the most touching and have deep impact and deep meaning. It puts soul in movie. Just think about the rules of Universe. Consider gravity, if I come to know how to cheat the gravity and break the rules of Universe then what is the use of that 'rule'? When I think about the creator of this matrix ( Some may refer it as God ) he deliberately keep the secrets. He can, and so we call him God. Suppose he give you all the administrator privileges then after some time you may think that you are God and real God will mean nothing for you. So, some secrets must be kept secrets forever !

  Most of the people think that Jackman is the Villain in this movie .... but it is not true. He was a good person when he started his journey. He promised he wouldn't embarrass his family with my theatrical endeavors. But the competition dirts his hands. This is one more important characteristic of Christopher Nolan's film, someone gets died, someone is revenging for his/her death. And finally his character changed. In Inception is Cobb, in Batman Dark Knight it is Harvey Dent and so on ... in this movie it is the Robert who at the time of starting of story, afraid to kill a dove, in end kill his own clone.

" If anybody really believed the things I did on stage, they wouldn't clap, they'd scream."

Robert Angier: "I don't want to kill doves."
Cutter : "Then stay off the stage. You're a magician, not a wizard. You got to get your hands dirty, if you are going to achieve impossible."

  Very true lines. For this dialouge, I would like to give a good and sexy example. Katrina Kaif is one of the leading and successful actress of this decade. Few years ago, I remember her in the Ad of Pantene shampoo. I also watched her movie "Boom" in which she gave bold scenes. That was her struggling time but she never give up. This might be her devotion for her carrier. And right now she is among top few actresses. You have to loose something to get something ... rule of Universe !

Cutter : "The manager says he's never seen a reaction like it."
Robert Angier: "At least he saw it. I spent the ovation hiding under the stage. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARS. They care about the man who comes out".

  You know what a magician wants? He makes you fool. He just wants to see the expressions on your faces. That is the real satisfaction of a magician. Above words are humbly expressing the primary need of magician.
  This film is effort of many Great people. Every one leaves no stone unturned to make such a beautiful film. None of the audience knew the real efforts taken by the people behind the curtain. I specially thanks to them. Because I care about the man in the box.

Robert Angier: "Cutter knew. cutter knew. But I told him it was too simple, Too easy."
Alfred Borden: "No. Simple, maybe, but not easy ! There is nothing easy about two men sharing one life.

  Above lines are said by Robert, when he was dying. Things you might be noticing, Alfred told the secret of bullet catch to Sara (Alfred's wife). From the conversation of Sara and Alfred (before the Sara dies) it is clear that she knows the secret of duplicates and she was going to tell Olivia because she don't trust on Alfred any more. And in next scene Sara get hanged. All these things creates possibility that Sara got murdered by Alfred. I just want to ask " ARE YOU WATCHING CLOSELY ?"
     The second punch line let me to think about the difference between simple and easy. For which I am still looking, I might understand but can't explain it , if any one get it please share it with me !
     If anyone ask me, What is LOVE ? I will answer that it is Scarifies. Scarifies of one for happiness of his partner. Parents working hard for their child (scarifice) is love. A person staying away from home just to earn and feed his family (scarifice) is love. To leave "someone special", with some other guy just for her happiness is Love. Sacrifies and the Trust are the two building blocks which make the Love go round.

This is the most important question and it explain many 'not ever thought' secrets of life.

Alfred Borden: "You went halfway around the world. You spent a fortune. You did terrible things. Really terrible things Robert. And all for nothing."
Robert Angier: "For nothing. Yeah. You will never understood .... why we did this. The audience know the truth. The world is simple. It's miserable. Solid .. solid all the way through. But you could fool them, even for a second ... then you could make them wonder. And then you ... you got to see something very special. You really don't know. It was ... it was the look on their faces."

     Do you know why I am here? Telling you all things? ... Of course to impress you. If I do any unexpected thing, it creates a layer of abstraction between you and me. It makes me special in your vision. Every one in this world is an artiest, an actor. An Artiest because everyone wants to do something new, which make them special for others and it make them to act to represent that thing in world's acceptable manner.

     Last question what we get from this movie? This is the most important thing if you fail to summarize then your 2 hours are just waste. Anything you are doing, do it with devotion, try to move towards perfection (like Aamir Khan). Competition is good but with certain limits ! Following are my lines for this great movie -

The world is Stage,
Life is play,
You get introduced to world is Pledge
You have to do is Turn
And your climax will be The PRESTIGE ... !