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Movie review : Raees

Title :  Raees Language : Hindi Year : 2017 Director : Rahul Dholakia Genre : Crime, Drama, Action IMDB Link Watch trailer on Youtube Lead Role : Shah Rukh Khan,  Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mahira Khan Finally, an SRK movie that satisfied me after quite a while. While Fan had an exceptional first half, the movie lost connection post interval. And while Dear Zindagi satisfied the viewer in me, it cannot be termed as the star's movie, since Alia was the greater soul. But Raees is an all out King Khan show. The life sketch of a shrewd liquor baron, the socio-political landscape of the 80's Gujarat, all have been narrated by Rahul Dholakia with a realistic outlook with elements of drama to satisfy the average cine-goer and keep the cash box ringing. Nawazzuddin Siddiqui is a show stealer as the cop. The intro scene is one of the best in the movie. Ram Sampath has done a good job with music. Udi udi jaaye is my personal favorite. Though Raees is given a lar

The Original Transported Woman

The first attempt at something resembling to film-making. So there was this mannequin challenge contest at workplace. My friends and I thought - why not? One fine morning this plot hits my head - and it gets stuck. My supportive and talented group of buddies give the go ahead. Visualizes the shots in the head a thousand times. Goes for the shoot without any rehearsal. Unexpected change of venue of shoot. Moments of self doubts. Action Cut Camera for the first time. Highly amateurish making. Movie themes for background score. Utter lack of knowledge regarding editing. Still, first work would always remain special. Thank You Vimal, Antony, Arjun, Swetha, Pooja, Sruthy and Revathy. The Original Transported Woman

Romantic Girlfriend and the Realistic Spouse

'Waves waves...Oh the gigantic sea waves!' Thus began my very first attempt at verse (or at-least it is the first one I can remember). I was in class six. You see class six marked an year of transition - from primary to secondary schooling. We had new subjects, new teachers. Our English tutor was the much feared Joseph Sir, who turned out to be much caring and loving in reality. I strongly believe that the English teachers - Joseph Sir, Indira Ma'am and the late Radhakrishnan Sir - played an immense role in identifying my penchant for English and opening the windows of creative writing within me. Coming back to the "wave poem" - it is just a silly poem filled with rhymes - like any other school going kid is expected to write. The same year I remember Joseph sir asking each of us to write a poem as some sort of an assignment. Our English classes were during the seventh period according to the timetable. And so for the assignment, I wrote another short poe