My personal space where I scribble whatever funny thoughts come to my mind. Actually, that is not entirely true. A lot of random thoughts enter and leave my mind all the time and the blog contains only a largely drilled down and censored subset of them.
Also, there are reviews of certain movies that have fascinated the viewer in me.
I would say the time you spent here would not be regretted.
Lead Role : Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse
Just watched this two hour long movie, and I am in a dazed
state. Can’t really believe this edge of the seat thriller was visualized way
back in 1950s! For an introduction of the plot, it is about a harsh and
sadistic headmaster of a school, and how his wife and sympathetic mistress
hatch a plan together to finish him off. Well, the movie is much more than that
but I’m not going to reveal any of it and spoil the party.
The word ‘realistic’ was given a whole new dimension by the
makers. For instance, there is a particular scene that shows a couple listening
to a questionnaire program on radio. The husband tries to answer the questions,
and he looks at his wife in a proud manner whenever his answer was right. Those
who watch KBC or similar shows must have experienced similar situations. There
are no unwanted scenes, and the actors have done their job very neat. Despite
not being a horror flick, the last fifteen minutes or so would leave you with
your heart in your mouth. They have pulled off a commendable job in maintaining
the thrill up to the very last minute. Moreover, the final message to viewers
PS: Besides the suspense et al, something that left me
amused was the use of electric trains six decades back.
Before The Judgement I believe I must begin by addressing the pressing question - Was planning a vacation in the midst of a pandemic a recommended move? No. Yet we went ahead with it. Here is why. We (Nithya & I) were newly married, and our vividly planned vacation at the island of Langkawi was stolen away from us by the virus. Our stay in Delhi was coming to an end due to job-related moves, and we felt it would be a waste not to utilize this opportunity in exploring at least one of the tourist hot spots easily accessible from the national capital region. Let us end this section by answering another question - Are the reasons listed above good enough to risk a vacation during a pandemic? No. We had taken a calculated risk. Arrival at Manali There are two phases to this - planning and execution. We had not started planning with Manali in mind. There were numerous choices - starting from Jaipur and Amritsar to Nainital, Shimla, and Manali. After a bit of reading and deliberations,
Title : The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Language : Silent Movie Year : 1920 Director : Robert Wiene Genre : Horror IMDB Link Watch movie on YouTube Lead Role : Friedrich Feher, Werner Krauss The movie is widely acknowledged as one of the landmark revolutionary offerings from the long gone era when movies did not speak. It may be technically incorrect to call a silent film German, nevertheless it was made in Germany during a time period when the European nation was in turmoils after the devastating World War I. The story begins with a young man by the name of Francis starts narrating the hardships faced by him and his fiancee (Jane) and the very peculiar, even horrifying doings of a strange man, Dr. Caligari. Dr. Caligari owns a stall at a nearby exhibition, and on display is a somnambulist Caeser, who allegedly has slept for 23 straight years! The doctor awakens him, and he answers questions asked by the spectators. To the horror of the locals, his prophecies comes true. Mean
The days of tranquillity are probably over. The two-leggeds are back. They have been uncharacteristically away for a while now. No idea what kept them so busy that they decided to forego their annual pilgrimage to our humble abode. Whatever it was, they seem to have dealt with it. Here they come, in their warm sweaters made off the wool from our sheep, wanting to lie in peace at the quaint valley of our own Parvati. For the record, I do not hold anything against the two-leggeds. I find them to be simple and soft creatures. Their bodies could not tolerate the mood swings of the climate that they had to wrap themselves in artificial layers of skin. Their bodies are not fast enough that they had to build metal boxes to get them places. Delicate creatures. Often they come here - with tall tales of how they long to be one with nature. Between you and me, most of them come here primarily to inhale the magic plant. Anyway, I don't intend to indulge in gossip much. Their arrival doesn'