January 21, 2009 § 10 Comments
And the apple hit the king’s head.The king was propelled into a headtrip,the sun turned blue,the guards started singing like Britney and the minister’s clothes turned pink and a medieval slum from some where,appeared.
The king was confused.How can an apple,have this effect? He felt miserable,so miserable that he decided to watch CC2C .He claped his hand and with a sparrow appeared Jack Sparrow he was called. ” Where am I? Get me CC2C,ha macabre,pirate,monkeys don’t eat meat! Where is the pirated DVD? ”
“Oh!King the pirates of Somalia have seized it!”
“What thou too Jack? And what happened to your compass? ”
“Oh!desperate times sire,had to sell it,thanks to the depression!American’s have reduced imports!”
“OH! how bad can this get? A painted king,upon a painted pink? This is insanity,my I do wonder how Newton got along,maybe thats why he decided to think of far more romantic things like the moon and going in circles..”
“What ,no don’t dream…er..your thondiness..wait…We do have RBDJ,SRK you know…”
“No,no I need a jodi for thondi Idol..I liked that Pinto lady,in Slumdog…ha Why do they call it hot dog,when it doesn’t have a dog?”
A dolrum ,the king heard.It seemed to be screaming,give the king sambar,give the king sambar.
“Ha Jack,get me some sambar!”
“Sambar? Nothing ..i ain’t know anything like that mate..hmm..King!”
And in a world of his own,the king broke down to a song,much like a drunken thief on a drowning island.The people around him were troubled.Who would give their bonus and other incentives and those long meals at Taj,gateway to thondi? And the king didn’t have a sun..er..son yet! Something needed to be done.
Someone came running,it was a pretty girl.Ha modest,cute,but she seemed foreign .
“Oh! men of virtues old and new!” She began,” those who have taken the pledge to be corrupt and thus make sure your future is safe!I know the solution!”
“HA! my lady,who are you doesn’t matter,all that matters is you help our king,name your price!” After all he looked local enough,demanding and all.
” First let me make the king calm,datacalm…”
And she went to the dissembled king and bowed,as if he was an statue which crows graced and then said an incantation,”Zuka zuka zukiii zuk…zukier zuk zahir zak zaki zakkiiii zakoki zakim zakiw zakique “(censored as it is top secret).
The king became calm,as calm as a person who informs the world,he is a fraud and they can’t do anything,as they don’t know his Swill bank Pin code.
She turned around.”It is the curse,but once I break,the king will be enlightened.He shall solve all the problems.And for that very reason,we need protection,so that no terrorist comes in his way and forces him to create more weapons of mass destruction.And now price…
“All of you get out of here.”
The minister argued,”but we cannot,we need to ensure his safety.”
“See I am not wearing any shoes,so I shall not throw any at him.I do not have planes,so I won’t bomb him.I do not have any Polonium so I will not poison him.So if you won’t your king,get out, or I am going to…”
And without any other choice and considering their unfortunate circumstances,the guards and the ministers left.
The lady took out a mirror,placed it on the calm king’s head.Punched his big stomach thrice and hailed the lords of Thondi and smashed the mirror much like the ancient custom.The mirrorcracked .The king fell down. Everything became silent.Silence prevailed.AS calm as the world was when Obama took the pledge,but of course there was no one taking a pledge. Divorces in the US weren’t fought,as the judge was stunned how his wig became black,no one was bumped ,even Israel decided to call a cease fire and no Viva voce took place for that wonderful moment.
The Gods seemed to be watching,the spirits of thondi,came about and blessed,their progeny,lest he be condemned to celibacy.A new spirit descended into the king.He came to know that all this was the work of the Sambar,the sambar magic!He woke up,slowly,he took in the world and the lass.He was struck by her beauty,but unlike some desperate teenager,he smiled ruefully,cleaned with the latest product from Tollgate.
The world began to breath easy.The king got up,the lady got up,they kissed,their souls met,unpolluted,the factories didn’t run as the employees were on a strike,the roads were clean,as the bus drivers were on strike. The birds chirped,the flowers bloomed,the sea dashed of L’oreal’s latest water colour,marriage’s are made in heaven,kisses are made with lips…Quid pro quo.
They watched the sun set into the far off beach,Sambar magic was working,the king felt as fat as ever.
January 15, 2009 § 18 Comments
Image from here.
Usually,when I write a movie review in my blog,I feel guilty,that I am writing something which is not really what I want to write,but i am doing it for the hits(albeit the fact,that I write reviews only for movies which make an impression).But this movie is different.
No doubt AR.Rahman,fully deserves the Golden Globe.In fact,this is a movie which deserves the Oscars.The directing,dialogues,acting,camera,this,that and everything was perfect.
The movie is about a boy(or man) ,18 years old,from the world famous slums of Mumbai.He goes on to will Rs.20,00,000/- in a reality show-Who wants to be a millionaire? The role of the protagonist is played by Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanay Chheda and Dev Patel.
Jamal Malik,is being questioned in the police station-how on earth,did a slumdog,manage to get into a position ,where if he answers the next question,he would be a Millionaire twenty times over? The usual cinema style portrayal of the Indian police,kicks of the movie.But when he faints during the shock treatment. The police inspector(Irrfan Khan),decides to question in a more humane way.
As each question of the previous night,is roled out,Jamal narrates,how he knew the answer.He goes on to narrate the grim life of a “slumdog”.He knew an answer to a question,because his mom was killed in communal violence,he knew another,thanks to the people who make children beg and almost took his eyes away.The role of the show host is played by Anil Kapoor.
The “Three Muskeeters”(the book by Alexander Dumas,ha!another one to read),all are untied after the communal violence.In the end,it is all for the third Muskeeters ;”For you, a thousand times over….” from the book “The Kite Runner”,aptly describes the movie.The three Muskeeters are Jamal,Salim( Jamal’s elder brother,played by Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail,Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala and Madhur Mittal) and Lathika(Freida Pinto,Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar,Rubiana Ali).
It is truly a candid movie.It decepits the dirty world of slum.It also shows us,how “dons” are born.This being a English movie,does provoke a feeling,”they always portray India like this” , but then how are we going to make them change it?
I don’t want to reveal anything about the movie.I would give it a 5/5.Only thing there a few scenes which might make a few people cry.Would say a above 15 film(I don’t kids will really appreciate,a kid being blinded,so as to beg,gruesome indeed).
Thanks to wiki for the names.If you want a detalied review,you can find it there.