Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Childhood Dilemma-II

When i was a kid ,i was an idiot.. but then,you already know that.There was this time when i was so pepped up on superheroes that i decided that the only career path i would tread would that be of a Crime Eradication Specialist.I wanted to be a superhero.its not some kid dressing up with his fathers old mundu doubling as a cape.[Incidentally, that would be my dumb brother, with the equally dumb moniker of "Lungi Boy".. lame-O]No, i was spending a good amount of time deciding my base of operations, my theme music, costume,suitable sidekick names and special moves.But i was really caught up in a fix, I couldn't decide if i would be a ninja or a caped crusader.Both seemed too good to give up the other.. and then soon after i lost interest,.... but every once in a while when i am alone ,or walking back after class or from the lab I imagine i am a ninja,with adeptly swirling my kitanas or I imagine that I am batman... lame-o...!!

Childhood Dilemmas-I

When i was a kid, I was an idiot.A big idiot.like all kids are.There was a time when i got so pepped on multistar bollywood flicks like, tridev,vishwatma,karma,roop ki rani choron ka raja that i decided i would make my own film,very soon too.
So I told my dad, i am making a movie its called "Hello,Hello,Hello"[god knows why i chose that title] and it stars, Jackie Shroff,Anil Kapoor[my two fav actors at that time] and Kishore kumar [where did he come from? was i making a musical].
My father said"ok, i will put in the money,kid, theres just this little probelm."..I looked at him with eyes that said "yeah, go on..".. "That last guy,kishore..hes dead.."..
"huh,dead as in RIP dead, what am i ever going to do..." I kid you not, i spent the next 10 days wondering how to bring Kishore back from the dead..It saddened me that one of my lead actors was not in the best of health..I spent endless hours pondering over this world shattering crisis... I gave up in the end , not before coming to a conclusion.. All actors should film footage of themselves performing the Navarasa.. This could then be used [with suitable voice over work] by any 7 year old filmmaker who might want to cast them,and not be held back by little things like mortality .

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Constant Downloader

I have become too lazy to type,so if have a page open on imdb,and want to get to another page, i keep clicking on actors and their movies until i reach the desired page for eg.I am on Charlie Sheens page and i want to get to Blood Diamond:Charlie Sheen-being john malkovich-cam diaz-minority report-steven spielberg-catch me if you can-leo di caprio-blood diamond voila.....

I like flipping through imdb, crawling, connecting one actor to the other, and along the way discovering old movies, remembering the ones i have seen and liked, and ones i have heard of but never bothered to see... and i have added them all on my dwnld list... i have a huge torrent collection....around a 100 films on my lappi and another 50-60 on DVDs... and too little time ..

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Before sunset

This has got to be the best scene from the film.


There's wind that blows in from the north.
And it says that loving takes this course.
Come here. Come here.
No I'm not impossible to touch I have never wanted you so much.
Come here. Come here.
Have I never laid down by your side.
Baby, let's forget about this pride.
Come here. Come here.
Well I'm in no hurry. Don't have to run away this time.
I know you're timid.
But it's gonna be all right this time.

its sad Kath Bloom did not achieve the fame she deserves....

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Subway ,its nice.I like.

say the above part as Borat Sagdiyev would.

I recently discovered Subway.And I love it.I cherish each bite I take.I enjoy every morsel.I close my eyes and cant be surprised by how tasty it is.It feels good in my mouth.I get so much joy in just chewing the sandwich that i don't want to swallow it.It feels so good, that i want to believe how healthy it is.Its so filling.
I woke up last Sunday and decided the only breakfast to do justice to my hunger would be at subway.I want to eat only from subway.My idea of the good life has changed.I want to start my own subway shop and sit behind the counter and collect money.I will make my own lunch and dinner with as many ingredients as i want to.Subway is the no.1 franchise of 2008.There is a seminar on Thursday at Statten island for people who want to buy a franchise.I have 2 classes on Thursday.I am going to Statten Island.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

this really pisses me off...

You know whats ultra super annoying raised to the power 10?When someone spoils the ending of a movie for you."oh, the one where the killers are all children...","hey doesn't this guy betray everyone towards the end"..."They shouldn't have let him die.."... and stuff like that... Its the worst thing you could do to a movie buff... and I detest ppl who do that to no end.. One of my roomies is exactly that... He will make it his life's mission to ruin any movie you are watching.. And the worst part is I cant get back at him.. This guy will only watch a movie when someone has told him the entire story till the end credits rolls.. He will then decide if its worth his time or not.. That is sooo wrong.. you cannot do that... Not only is he missing out on the experience, he is depriving me the chance to get back to him.. My school friend Ab Roy, would use do this, but he would only tease and never be an ass,he being an avid cinephile... though he would read the last page before starting any book...
This has made me wonder whether I should tread on the dark path... should I allow myself the knowledge... the truth without taking the whole journey, the complete pilgrimage... Popular culture has already ruined star wars ("Luke,I am your father") and Psycho("we all go a little mad sometimes")... should I glance through the wikipedia synopsis before watching a movie...
Its wrong in so many ways.. unholy and defiling to the movie gods.. I shouldn't... Though I have thought of cutting up crappy movies into 5-6 parts and watching them in random order and piecing together the story from that..Just to bring the movie watching experience up a notch..

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A random thought

At 4:33 pm, I lay in my bed,contemplating how I should spend the next hour before I had to dash off to class.My eyes,dilated by staring thoughtlessly to the ceiling,came back to life when I realized i could do with a sip of water.As i stood up, my eyes fell upon the 2 chairs in the patio that we have discarded because of the scratches they produce on the floor.They were facing each other.It was as if 2 people were sitting on them talking.An image conjured up in my mind,2 of my room mates conversing,sitting across each other, having woken up early,sipping tea.Where did that come from.Well it was from the final hostel trip in Undergrad, when the 12 of us from Lords Hostel for Boys,were put up in a cottage that a friend owned.5 of us,woke up early one day ,made black tea,and chatted sitting on the balcony.Then we decided time was right for a walk, and we walked off into the wilderness of cinnamon and pepper plantations that surrounded us.
Where is that camaraderie.That feeling of brotherhood.I fail to find it in these 4 walls,not from me and not amongst the others.We are existing together,perhaps tolerating each other...2 of us don't even acknowledge each other's presence.Its childish,its absurd,but its happening and I guess egos are too big to be healed by words..
I put the chairs right again,before heading to the kitchen.