Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Am I a virus?

Sometimes I feel as if I am no better than a virus.

  • I need to eat at least three times a day. If one of my meals doesn't happen to be a good one, I start to fret.
  • I need to sleep for 8 hours daily. Sleeping any less makes me worry about my health or makes me feel dizzy.
  • I need love and support of my dear ones from time to time to keep me in good spirits.
  • I need to take a vacation periodically to break the "monotony" of my life.

So, anything which disturbs my daily routine makes me angry. I am a slave of my needs. I am in a prison whose cages are so far off that I can't even see them.

Consequently, I feel that I am free when I am not.

Am I different from a virus?

What value am I adding other than feeding on the meat of my metabolic clock and my so-called "inner-self"?

Singham - Is it dangerous?

Singham is a powerful film in many ways. And it entertains too.

The high packed action and the punchy dialogues dot the movie. Ajay Devgn completely fits into the character of the protoganist. He plays a role which could have easily gone horribly wrong (Remember Yuva?).

And Prakash Raj gives another cracking performance after Wanted. Be ready to see him nominated in the best villain category at many award functions this year.

But sadly, Singham stops at just that. A tale of blood, fight and gore. And it sets a dangerous precedent.

Let me explain.

Singham talks about the police force of India and the nexus of politicians and the police.
It exposes the utterly corrupt police force and its myriad in inefficiencies.

But it does not offer any solution. Instead, it spews the dangerous venom of eye for an eye.

Prakash Raj manages to get a policeman kill himself under stress over false corruption charges.

And when Ajay Devgn challenges Raj, he threatens by getting him transferred to Goa. In a scene, he barges into the police station where Devgn works and promises him a 1000 deaths.

Eventually, Devgn gets the better of Raj.

But here is the turning point. The movie glorifies the blood for blood adage. Raj is killed by Devgn in the same police station and in the presence of all the police officers (Including the DGP).

Where is the judiciary? What happened to the judges?

Is the film suggesting that the only way to eliminate organized crime is by blind killing and the law has no role to play in it? The police man is reduced to just a killer in uniform.

But Singham is not supposed to answer such questions. It is a "masala" film. And did we mention Kajal Agrawal!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Looking through the window
Rains pouring down

The drenched roads burn with passion
Trying to invoke your aphrodisiac hormones

The soft cool breeze mesmerizes
Plays hide and seek with your cheeks and hair

The clouds are baring their wings
Promising a one way ticket

The elements within you lose their control
You yearn….
            To burn in its passion
            To melt in its blanket
            To board the last cloud

When suddenly..
The thin bubble of illusion breaks
And you return to what some people call 'Reality'