Makkhi, Aiyya, Chittagong – Too Much too soon!

I don’t really like watching animated movies. The only reason being that I prefer to watch real emotions by real people on screen instead. Not that they are any bad in terms of story and execution, infact movies like Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Wall-E and lot more, can actually move you like anything and are literally a visual masterpiece but still if I am asked to choose between watching an amazingly good animated movie and an average movie, I would still go with the latter.
Anyways, coming down to this Friday, around 6 different movies released together. Talking in terms of economics, None would be able to raise the bar as people are still watching OMG Oh My God & English Vinglish. Plus these 6 movies have been marketed very poorly leaving out any scope for growth. If we forget about that it is actually a treat for hardcore movie lovers. There is so much in the platter for them to choose from.
While the ‘once’ Queen of Bollywood, Rani Mukherjee returns on the silver screen with quirky and naughty Aiyyaa, backed by Anurag Kashyap’s production house which is known for coming up with innovative ventures all the time, on the other hand we have Dark Lord aka Ram Gopal Verma churning out ‘Bhoot Returns’ from his factory, which marks the return of Manisha Koirala & Chakravarty( Satya fame ). Then we have Prem Mayee another comeback venture, this time for Chandrachur Singh ( Maachis fame ). Next in line is a ‘In the Name Of Tai’ that marks the debut of Asha Bhosle as an actor. But the last 2 movies releasing this Friday i.e. Chittagong & Makkhi are something that surely deserves our attention & appreciation. Chittagong is a brilliant motion picture that tells the story of Masterjee read (Manoj Bajpayee) and his bunch of students who took it upon themselves to bring down the British Raj. We did see the Abhishek & Deepika starrer ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se’ last year on the same issue but its the execution & characterization was the reason why it turned out into a complete disaster inspite of the big star cast and production house.
The final one on the list is a very special movie. When EEGA, directed by S.S. Rajamauli, released a couple of months back it created an frenzy of sorts with every one going gaga over the innovative concept of a man killed by an evil business tycoon exactly when he is about to get the love of his life, takes rebirth as a fly and how the fly takes the revenge forms the crux of the story.
It is now dubbed as Makkhi in Hindi, and trust me its one of the most amazing movies we have come across this year. Technically it is right there at the top with all the hollywood biggies, but the concept is the really killer here. You can’t help but be amused at how the fly takes its revenge from Sudeep. Inspite of being a south indian movie, its sure to find appreciation all over the globe. Sudeep really deserves all the praises here. He is really amazing as the bad guy. It ain’t easy to act like your life is being made into a hell by a fly that is animatedly generated and doesn’t really exists. This is one fun film that you should definitely go and see with your kids.

OMG OH MY GOD

God & God Men of India

God & God Men of India

I finally got to see OMG Oh My God today. I was always confident though that this movie was different and a topic like this was sure to raise eyeballs. And Indeed it does. I would like to congratulate Paresh Rawal & Akshay Kumar for coming up with this motion picture because they certainly have a winner in their hands.
This movie though made me remember the days of my childhood when I used to question myself on the existence of God. I have always been against the idol worshiping. God cant be an entity. I could never really get it how would praying in front of a stone help anyone. The concept of temples was never meant for this. It was a place where you could channel your thoughts to meditate. And meditation and its benefits have been well discussed and agreed upon even by science. But today its nothing but a business venture for the priests & God men. They are selling the religion in the name of God. In fact I would rather advise people to go to a casino instead and try their luck than going to a temple, where the return of your investments is sure to be 0.
There is no denying fact that a supernatural power exists that has been controlling this world from times unknown. For the sake of a balance in the society, the concept of religion was brought up and like Lord Krishna explains Kanji Bhai, if you try to shake that myth amongst the people, they would make you God instead. Like Mithun Chakrawarty ( mocking Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in a near to perfect act ) explains in the final moments of the movie, Indians are God fearing people not God Loving. The only reason why people worship God, go to temples do weird rituals like shaving off their heads, walking bare feet for miles and what not is mostly because they desire something. How do we justify that? I have often seen my friends developing their love for the Almighty right before their final examinations. Let’s consider it for a second doing this would work, don’t you agree that even God won’t like to help you much in this? After all where were you all these days when your life was smooth and you had nothing to complain about, nothing to loose? Did you never feel like thinking about Him then? Its all baseless really. We need to gauge this that God can’t help you clear your exams, or get you the love of your life or the best job. Only hard work and talent can give you success, every thing else is but a myth.
God in my view is our inner conscience. We should consider him as a source of inspiration that guides us on our life’s path. Someone who has made a certain plan for you and no matter how much you try to please Him with ‘laddoos and pedas’, He isn’t going to change that for you. We should consider Him as our friend who never leaves our side and is always there in our Good and bad times. A force within.