Thursday, February 25, 2010

Final goodbye

I messed up and put this post in my photo blog :( so changing it to come on my regular blog.

ok ok ... i know its pathetic but i am trying my hand at poetry or with this attempt just rhyming words :| but bear with me people... as I plan to persevere

Today is the final goodbye
We won't have a second chance to say bye bye
I expected sadness I expected melancholy
I never expected it to be just another day
I expected a hug I expected a kiss
I never expected to not hear even a bye
I know the moment will never come again
I know the unsaid words will echo in the silence
They will repeat in the if only space
I know that the unmade gestures will play in the still recesses
They will repeat in the what if terrain
I know I would have returned if he would have but said the word
But he is busy in his world where I am naught but a pain
I don't rate a farewell nor a kiss goodbye
But he is my life and this will make me cry
I won't let the tears show smile instead and give a jaunty ciao
And when it rains I will cry
So he never knows that I know he was never mine to expect a goodbye

30 Things to do before turning 30

Someone very close to me is turning 30 in a few months, and was regretting not making a list of 30 things to do before turning 30. So i thought I will learn from this and make my list while I still have some years to do them. On an offside, I love making lists, so the blog is going to have a lot of lists. :)

  1. Get a bachelor's degree & at the very least start my master's
  2. Buy a house
  3. Get married
  4. Watch a cricket match in a stadium
  5. Go for a live concert
  6. Reach a min 7 figure yearly salary
  7. Go scuba diving
  8. Try para-gliding
  9. Visit at the very least 3 foreign countries
  10. learn to play one musical instrument
  11. visit 50 cities/towns in India
  12. Meet Rahul Dravid!!!
  13. Come up with a plan for my own startup (which will be up and running before I am 40)
  14. Get sloshed!!!!
  15. Kidnap my better half for a surprise vacation

Need 15 more to add... will add as I think of them... any pointers are appreciated :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Filmfare Awards 2010

Disclaimer : These are my personal choices!!!

Best Film : 3 Idiots

Simply because it touched my heart. Yes the end was melodramatic, it was too preachy, but it still got the message across.

Best Director : Ayan Mukerji (Wake up Sid)

A simple story told beautifully, without any drama/k-serial type of rona-dhona.

Best Actor in a leading role (male) : Aamir Khan (3 Idiots )

There was no other competition!!! he made me forget he is 40 year old playing a 19-20 year old college grad :)

Best Actor in a leading role (female) : NO ONE!!!
Did not like anyone from the nominations... they were all just candy floss in their respective movies... where have Madhuri Dixit like leading ladies gone? who made us forget the leading man and stole every scene with their beauty and talent?

Best Actor in a supporting role (male) : Amole Gupte (Kaminey )

I don't think i need to give a reason for this choice :)

Best Actor in a supporting role (female) : Supriya Pathak (Wake Up Sid )

Honestly i just chose her at the least of all evils. Felt she was better in Delhi 6.

Best music : AR Rahman (Delhi-6 )

Rehne tu still plays in a loop on my iPod, there was no other contender even close by.

Best lyrics : Prasoon Joshi :Rehna tu- Delhi 6

Sam as above... especially love the lines...
"Haath tham chalna ho... to dono ke daye haath sang kaise? ek daya hoga, ek baya hoga"

Best playback singer (male) : Rahat Fateh Ali Khan : Aaj din chadya -Love Aaj Kal

Out of the nominations, this was the one i liked the best. ITS A PERSONAL CHOICE, CANT EXPLAIN IN WORDS

Best playback singer (female) : Kavita Seth : Iktara-Wake Up Sid

Again a personal favorite can not explain it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Greatbong - Book Launch contest 1

I have been a great Fan for a blog [] and he is launching a book that I ma eager to read :) []. He is running a contest with top ten lines from hindi/english films... so here is my top ten in no particular order

1. Mausi Jail jayeing and chakki pissing (Dharmendra as Veeru in Sholay)

2. Khandani chor hu... aaya hu kuch to leke jayoonga (Shakti Kapoor as Crime master gogo in Andaz apna apna)

3. Maro saalo Maro maine koi mandir ka ghanta hu... jo aaye bajake jata hai (Rajpal Yadav as Raja in Hungama)

4. Utha le re baba... mujhe nahin inko (Paresh Rawal as Baburao aptein Hera Pheri)

5. Don ko pakdna mushkil hi nahin namunkin hai (Amitabh as Don in Don)

6. Mogambo khush hua (Amrish Puri as Mogambo in Mr India)

7. Pila de Pila de ...Ek glass julab (Dharmendra in chupke chupke)

8. mayo... (Tushaar Kapoor using a bad word in Golmaal in his mute kind of language

9. Ye dhai kilo ka haat jab kisipe padta hai to admi uth ta nahin uth jata hai (Sunny Deol in damini)

10. bade bade deshon mein aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hai (SRK as Raj in DDLJ)

11. Apun is area mein world-famous hai! (Aamir Khan as Muna in Rangeela)

12. Maine "f" ko "f" bolta hu ( Shahid as Charlie in Kaminey)

13. Don ke dushmaano ki sabsebadi galti ye hai ki wo don ke dushman hai (SRK as Don in Don(The Chase Begins) )

14. Haan mein... lekin wo ... suno to (Saif as Sameer in Dil Chata hai)

Ok ok i ran over ten but then I am a hindi film buff... cant help it... i actually wrote down 32 and then shortened the list.

Anyway after this I tag 5 other hindi film buffs i know, who also happen to follow RTDM
Urmilesh, Shally, Darshan, Nitin, Rahul (The last 2 for english films)

Guys as you must have already read... greatbong is running a contest for his book release. below are the rules:

The rules.

1. On your blog, provide a link to this page. ( Embedding the above picture in your blog would be nice but not needed.

2. Then write down your top 10 Hindi movie lines or top 10 English movie lines (You can do both if you want. Only one set is required for the contest). If you cannot think of top 10, make it top 5. Cannot think of even 5? Make it top 3. No problem. Only restriction: no two lines from same movie. This done to make it fair for other movies so that they dont get swamped by Gunda or Loha or Sholay.

3. Tag five friends to do the same.

4. Come over to the comment-space of this post and post your blog’s link so I can go and read it.