PADMAN – The movie

I needn’t write the synopsis of the movie here, the publicity of the movie has been spread far and wide, or wait! It makes more sense I do…

Lakshmi is a newly married welder who causes a stir in his East Indian village when he tries to revolutionize the manufacturing of sanitary napkins for women.

What I’ll say though is; It is a good movie. Let gender not come in the way, for you to find your way to the nearest theatre to watch PADMAN


Akshay Kumar may be the hero on all the posters displayed in cinema halls and billboards, but the real hero in the movie was Sonam Kapoor.

It takes a man to come up with a brilliant idea but a woman to make it happen. (I’m not sure if that is what happened in real life too – was it?

Time for some reading up I guess.

..through the ๐Ÿ‘€ of Bollywood

We’ve always associated ourselves with the hero/heroine of a movie when we watch it… “I was him/her once upon a time…”

Let me then take you through some of the characters in some of the Bollywood movies, I closest resemble to – Bollywood ishstyle!

I am Karan (2nd part of the movie) from Hum Tum, the understanding and the good friend to Rhea, yet at the same time, not quite there with his illogical thinking…

I am Sameer Sharma of Mohabbatein, carry the picture of the girl I love, in my heart (not in my wallet) and bumping into her often yet unable to say anything ๐Ÿ˜›

I am definitely (at times) Aditya Kashyap in Jab We Met, waiting to hop on a train, leaving all my problems behind

The closest character I have practically lived would be Rahul Prakash Udyavar (Shahid Kapoor) & Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) in Paatshala & Taare Zameen Par [both roles being teachers – minus the music and dance of course] ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›

I am Sameer in Dil Chahta hai, a genial, well-meaning, desperately romantic, but confused guy who is prone to romantic infatuations and believes to have found true love whenever he gets attracted to a girl (s)

I am Sunil from Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, a happy-go-lucky scamp and yet everything he wants he doesn’t get…from his results to the girl he loves (which he eventually doesn’t get)

While I have watched so many Bollywood movies over the years, there’s a little something in every movie I’d relate to in the characters.

How about you mention the top 5 characters in Bollywood movies that resembles the closest you in real life? C’mon, give it a try! It’s fun… Aditi? Sonali? Pradita? Rekha?

‘Simran’ – only for Kangana Ranaut .The Movie.

Before I start, I have two questions:

.1. Why ‘Simran’? It could easily be Priya, Aisha, Garima, Bhavya, Megha or Ishana. What is the significance of the name ‘Simran’ towards the story?

.2. Is the money made on this film going towards repaying the money that the real Simran (or Sandeep Kaur as she is known in real life) stole who is still lying in jail? If not, what is the use of making her famous? Stupid idea I think, to make a film on that part of her life. What was so dramatic about its story that deserved a movie to be made on it? Or is it just a case of film producers running out of stories to be told and are NOW taking real life incidents and making them into movies. ย 

The posters and the trailers did look impressive. Expected more. ‘Simran-the-movie’ failed to deliver and I’m sure I am not the only one who thinks this way.

Stupid Stupid film!

That said, take nothing away from Kangana Ranaut’s acting prowess, she is one very versatile and very talented actress. She pulled off the character of Simran very well. She did justice to the role given to her. She’s aย Natural. ย I thought the film, or at least the way it was picturized was absolute crap!ย Go watch the film for Simran-the-character more than Simran-the-film, which feels more like a body with no soul.ย 

Thanks to piracy, I downloaded the movie on torrents and watched it, 3rd day since its release on the 15th September in theaters all over the country.

A 2.5 star rating from meย rating

A ONE TIME watch

“kuch kuch hota hai, tum nahi samjhoge”

If you’re an Indian, you will have watched at least a minimum of 5 movies a year, even if you’re not a fan of Bollywood. That’s what being an Indian does to you..drives you to theaters with friends, colleagues or simply a movie with great reviews, if nothing else, boredom surely will ๐Ÿ™‚

Every movie has its moments. Some of which we appreciate and some that we don’t. Then there are ‘those very few ones’ that give us not one but multiple moments that stay with us, sometimes throughout our lives. These are the moments in films that became a part of our life and decades later, we still find ourselves connecting to them. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (or K2H2 as we lovingly refer it to as) is one of them..19 years since the movie released, yet the memories of watching it and all the people attached to those moments in the movie are still alive.

As a guy, K2H2 taught me,

* there will always be two very special women in every man’s life, his best friend and the one he loves, if both are found in one – that would be the ideal scenario. The one special friend was found that very same year the movie released, as far as the second one..its been a looooooooooong wait…and counting

* it is okay to fall in love with your friend, SRK did it and we could do it too.. after all “pyar dosti hai”

* I have emotions and though I never display them ..this movie gets me into an emotional overdrive every time I

watch it, every freaking single time.

and of course the famous dance to the tune of love!

This is undoubtedly one of the most romantic scenes ever.. remember Aman? The nice guy- doesn’t end up with anyone. Don’t be the nice guy in life, unfortunately I have turned out to be just that guy..the rest is history!

The beauty of this movie simply lies in the fact that we find ourselves watching it over and over again. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai might not have given us the best of story lines but it gave us priceless moments, ones we can never get enough of.

..and then there are times when we find ourselves out of words and Shahrukh khan’s dialogues always come to the rescue.. the famous one from this movie being “kuch kuch hota hai, tum nahi samjhoge”

I must have watched this movie at least more than a few dozen times.. and then at other times, I have the mp3 version of the movie on my phone, I can listen to it even when I go for a walk ๐Ÿ˜‰

being Indian

I was watching the bollywood movie ‘Players’, for the umpteenth time on the Sony no means the greatest of movies to have been made & released, but effective when it comes to the beautifully planned and executed robbery scene in the movie.

Movies like these have always sparked my be it Aankhen, Dhoom, Dhoom 2, Happy New Year, Players, Don 2, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Race, Race 2 (all Bollywood) etc..etc.. I’ve loved and enjoyed each and every one of them, irrespective of them, going on to be blockbusters or bombed at the box-office.

But do stuff like this happen in the real life?

I’m not sure I’ve heard of anything like that happen..but then there is no dearth of talent in a country like India that can carry out something like this, if ever.. that too with clinical precision. Count on an Indian to do the job!

The world should take note..India is the land of jugaad, anything is possible. We Indians are multi-talented, along with being experts in fields of I.T, Engineering and others, we have hidden talents that are shown only in times of adversity, you’d do well not to drive us into a situation like that.. it is at that time, where an Indian is most dangerous – He turns into The Smiling Assassin.