Immortals of Meluha starcast

Recently I’ve dinished reading the first installment of the Shiva trilogy- The immortals of Meluha. It was a good read. The entire book seemed to me like a readymade script. So while I was reading the book I could visualize the film that it was going to be. According to me following are the actors who can do justice to the film:

Shiva – A character that demands swagger, shrewedness could be best portrayed by none other than the bollywood Greek god Hrithik Roshan. Ajay Devgn would be a close second.

Sati – A Beutiful warrior princess. Only Priyanka Chopra could bring life to such a wonderful character.

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Who’s better?

This post is a response to Hrishi’s post.

Of course, there is no comparison between these two legends. But still, I like Amir’s work more than Shah Rukh’s.

There is no doubt that Shah Rukh ruled the heart of every Indian in the last decade, but this decade Amir was the Jack of all trades. What astonished me the most about Amir’s work is that he gave 2 movies of different genres back to back. One as an intrepid, young villager who picked up a cricket bat, instead of guns or swords, as a weapon against the enemy and peacefully won the battle against injustice and slavery. The other character was of a spoiled brat who understands the real meaning of love only after loosing one of his best friends. The time lapse between these 2 movies was just one month. Lagaan was released on 15th June, 2001 and DCH hit the screens on 10th Aug, the same year. (I’m glad I still remember the dates of release of most of the movies of my childhood days 😀 ) The first movie went on to become the most internationally acclaimed bollywood movie of all time, whereas the second one set a new trend of making movies exclusively for the metropolitan audience.

Apart from that, the success rate of an Amir Khans movie is a little high than a Shah Rukh Khan movie, this decade. Shah Rukh also gave movies like Paheli, One two ka four, Asoka, Bhoothnath, Hum tumhare hain sanam, PBDHH, etc which failed to make a positive impact on the box office. Whereas, for Amir the count was only 2 (out of the 9 films that he has signed this decade) viz., Mangal Panday and Mela.

I agree that to be a successful actor, striking the chord of the masses is as important as taking breath. But it also involves taking risks like getting into the shoes of a completely different character  every time and mould it the way that makes the audience empathize with it. Of course, every protagonist has a different story to tell, but perfectionism is the quality possessed only by Amir and not by any other actor in bollywood. Also, this decade Amir has covered a wide spectrum of characters and not to mention, won the heart of the audiences in each of these roles. Whereas Shah Rukh failed to entertain the audience in different roles. His Character as Rahul in K3G was more or less similar to the character of Dev in KANK, leave apart the stories. Though he performed some tough roles such as Devdas and Kabeer Khan, I believe that his dedication never came any closer to Amir’s role of Sanjay Singhania in Ghajini.

I guess that’s lot of criticism for Shah Rukh. It’s not that I’m anti-ShahRukh or any thing like that, but I sure am a pro-Amir guy. 🙂

PS: As I mentioned earlier in my post, although both the actors are legends and have their unique ways of attracting audiences, I was more attracted towards Amir. It might be because of his perfectionism, or because of his dedication towards making quality movies, but Amir has successfully made a bigger room for himself  in my heart that Shah Rukh.

Pyaasa Songs lyrics

I’d searched the whole web for the lyrics of songs of this legendary film. I didn’t find it anywhere. I was disappointed. So, I’m posting the lyrics of whatever songs I know, so that other disappointed souls in this world would not wander alone. 😉

Jaane Wo Kaise Log The

jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyar ko pyar mila

humne to jab kaliyan maangi kaanton ka haar mila – 2

khushiyon ki manzil dhundi to gham ki gard mili

chahat ke nagme chahe to aahe sard mili

dil ke bojh ko doona kar gaya jo gham kaar mila

humne to jab kaliyan maangi kaaton ka haar mila

jaane..

bichad gaya.. bichad gaya

bichad gaya har saathi dekar pal do pal ka saath

kisko fursat hai jo thame deewaanon ka haath

humko apna saaya tak aksar bezaar mila

humne to jab kaliyan mangi kaanton ka har mila

jaane..

isko hi jeena kehte hai to yun hi jee lenge -2

uff na kahenege, lab see lenge aasoo pee lenge

gham se ab ghabrana kaisa .. gham sau baar mila

humne to jab kaliyan maangi katon ka haar mila

jaane..

Jinhe Naaz hai hind par wo kahan hai

ye kooche ye neelam ghar dilkashi ke

ye luTte hue karvaan zindagi ke

kahan hai kahan hai muhafiz khudi ke

jinhe naaz hai hind par wo kahan hai

ye krfech galiyan ye badnaam bazaar

ye gumnaam rahi ye sikkon ki jhankaar

ye kismat ke saude ye saudon pe takrar

jinhe naaz hai hind par wo kahan ha

ye sadiyon se bekhauf sahmi si galiyan

se machli hui adhkhili zard kaliyan

ye bikti hui khokhli rang raliyan

jinhe naaz hai hind par wo kahan hai

wo ujle garechoon me payal ki chan chan

thaki haari saanso pe tableki dhan dhan

ye berooh kamron me khansi ki than than

jinhe naaz hai hind par wo kahan hai

Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye

ye mehlo ye takhton ye taajon ki duniya

ye insaan ke dushman samajon ki dunia

ye daulat ke bhookhe rawaajon ki duniya

ye duniyaa agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai – 2

har is jism ghayal .. har ik rooh pyaasi

nigaahon me uljhan dilon me udasi

ye duniya hai ya aal me bad hawasi

ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai -2

yahan ik khilouna hai insaan ki hasti

ye basti hai murda taraston ki basti

yahan par to jeevan se hai maut sasti

ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai – 2
jawani bhatakti hai baztaar bankar

jawaan jiosm sajte hain bazaar bankar

jahan pyar hota hai byaapar bankar

ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai – 2

ye duniya jahan aadmi kuch nahi hai

wafaa kuch nahi dosti kuch nahi hai

jahan pyar ki qadr hi kuch nahi hai

ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai – 2

jaladon ise phoonk daalon ye duniya

jalaado – 3 ise phoonk daalon ye duniya

mere saamne se hatalo ye duniya

tumhari hai tum hi sambhalo ye duniya

ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai

PS : myFavoriteMovies.append(“pyaasa”);

55th Filmfare Awards 2010 Nominations

Please look at this link for the nominations first:

Today I understand why gems like Aamir Khan do not attend the Award functions. That’s because these award functions do not promote the real talent. Rather, they promote the political influence of people in the industry. I was very disappointed to see that Mr. Abhay Deol and Mr. Piyush Mishra were not nominated for this year’s Filmfare awards for the best actor and best musician category respectively.

I was more disappointed to see the star-son Ranbir Kapoor getting 2 nominations for the best actor category. I seriously believe that his role in Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani is not at all worth a nomination. I wonder, is it because of the sympathy to his character in the film that he’s being nominated? Abhay Deol, on the other hand, who is well known for doing the ‘thode-se-hatke’ roles in bollywood, has done the most cliched role of ‘devdas’  in a truly hatke style and received appraisal for his work. But when is the filmfare jury going to recognize his talent? I apprehend the golden era of the bollywood awards is coming to an end. Now, its merely a platform for the princes and princesses of the veteran actors who ruled the bollywood some 30 years ago.

Apocalypoto

A first look at the movie made me feel that this is some insane movie about some arbit tribe in some unknown jungles of Africa. Why did the director even think of making such a movie? But as time progressed, my opinion started changing. And it changed so drastically that as the end of the movie approached, I felt goosebumps all over my body. I felt so happy to see the villain die, to see the protagonist survive. And believe me whenever someone feels like that, it means that the movie has left a great impact on the viewer’s mind. (You can think of Matrix as an example). “Truly genuine master-piece” is the phrase I can associate to the movie.

I agree that the movie has a lot of blood-shed and violence, but I would rather say it was not meant for the weak-hearted audience in the first place. The language of the tribe was the least important thing in the movie and yet the meaning was conveyed successfully. I am already a huge fan of Mel Gibsons’ acting, and now his direction has made a deeper impact on my thoughts.

 

A few dialogues that I liked the most in the movie are:

Those people in the forest, what did you see on them? Fear. Deep rotting fear. They were infected by it. Did you see? Fear is a sickness. It will crawl into the soul of anyone who engages it. It has tainted your peace already. I did not raise you to see you live with fear. Strike it from your heart.  Do not bring it into our village.

And a small story told by the eldest of the village:

And a  Man sat alone.  Drenched deep in sadness. And all the animals drew near to him and said “We do not like to see you sad. Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it.”

The Man said, “I want to have good sight.”

The Vulture said, “You shall have mine.”

The Man said, “I want to be strong.”

The Jaguar said, “You shall be strong like me.”

Then the Man said, “I long to know the secrets of the earth.”

The Serpent said, “I’ll show them to you.”

And so it went with all the animals. And when the Man had all the gifts they could give, he left.

Then the owl said to the other animals, “Now the man knows much and is able to do many things. Suddenly I’m afraid. ”

The deer said “The Man has all that he needs, now his sadnes will stop.”

But the owl replied “No. I saw a hole in the Man. Deep like a hunger he will never fill. Its what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking until one day the world will say: I am no more and I have nothing left to give.

How true! There can’t be a story better than this to describe a man’s greed.