Thursday 21 November 2013

Sachin Tendulkar - God of Cricket

The God of Cricket

This post is dedicated to the God of Cricket, Sir Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.  

As I write this post, I realize that my age is 23 years and Sachin’s cricketing career is 24 years implying that he has started playing cricket even before I was born.
Just like many others, I started watching cricket just because of him. He's not just a cricketer but has been an inspiration and a role-model for billions of his followers including me.
An emotional moment as I watched Sachin Tendulkar retire from cricket in his 200th and last test match of his cricket career.

Some of the historic moments of the day.

His walk to the centre of the ground, the glance at the skies, those swirling arms, the shadow straight drive, legs flapping in an urgent stand-and-run, shoulders puffed while the crowd goes berserk in the background !!!  


Sachin touches the skies and the earth at the same time. A picture which says a lot about his dedication and passion for the game of cricket.


Indian team gives a guard of honor to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar

The day ends with a farewell speech from Sachin which made billions cry.
For those who have missed it or want to watch it again(The video and the speech) - 
Click here to watch


Here's a tribute to Sachin Tendulkar. A 35 minute compilation of some of his greatest innings, shots and achievements.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Sachins Emotional Farewell Speech

Sachin Tendulkar's emotional speech creates yet another World Record of “Making most People Cry in the World at the Same Moment”

"All my friends. Settle down let me talk, I will get more and more emotional. My life, between 22 yards for 24 years, it is hard to believe that that wonderful journey has come to an end, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank people who have played an important role in my life. Also, for the first time in my life I am carrying this list, to remember all the names in case I forget someone. I hope you understand. It's getting a little bit difficult to talk but I will manage.The most important person in my life, and I have missed him a lot since 1999 when he passed away, my father. Without his guidance, I don't think I would have been standing here in front of you. He gave me freedom at the age of 11, and told me that [I should] chase my dreams, but make sure you do not find short cuts. The path might be difficult, but don't give up, and I have simply followed his instructions. Above all, he told me to be a nice human being, which I will continue to do and try my best. Every time I have done something special and showed my bat, it was for my father.My mother, I don't know how she dealt with such a naughty child like me. I was not easy to manage. She must be extremely patient. For a mother, the most important thing is that her child remains safe and healthy and fit. That was what she was most bothered and worried about. She took care of me for the last 24 years that I have played for India, but even before that she started praying for me the day I started playing cricket. She just prayed and prayed and I think her prayers and blessings have given me the strength to go out and perform, so a big thank you to my mother for all the sacrifices.In my school days, for four years, I stayed with my uncle and aunt because my school was quite far from my home, and they treated me like their son. My aunt, after having had a hard day's play, I would be half asleep and she would be feeding me food so I could go again and play tomorrow. I can't forget these moments. I am like their son and I am glad it has continued to be the same way.My eldest brother, Nitin, and his family, have always encouraged me. My eldest brother doesn't like to talk much, but the one thing he always told me is that whatever you do, I know you will always give it 100%, and that I have full faith and confidence in you. His encouragement meant a lot to me. My sister, Savita, and her family, was no different. The first cricket bat of my life was presented to me by my sister. It was a Kashmir willow bat. But that is where the journey began. She is one of those many who still continue to fast when I bat, so thank you very much.Ajit, my brother, now what do I talk about him? I don't know. We have lived this dream together. He was the one who sacrificed his career for my cricket. He spotted the spark in me. And it all started from the age of 11 when he took me to Achrekar sir, my coach, and from there on my life changed. You will find this hard to believe but even last night he called to discuss my dismissal, knowing that there was a remote chance of batting again, but just the habit we have developed, the rapport we have developed, since my birth, has continued and it will continue. Maybe when I'm not playing cricket we will still be discussing technique.Various things we agreed upon, my technique, and so many technical things which I didn't agree with him, we have had arguments and disagreements, but when I look back at all these things in my life, I would have been a lesser cricketer.The most beautiful thing happened to me in 1990 when I met my wife, Anjali. Those were special years and it has continued and will always continue that way. I know Anjali, being a doctor; there was a wonderful career in front of her. When we decided to have a family, Anjali took the initiative to step back and say that 'you continue with your cricket and I will take the responsibility of the family'.Without that, I don't think I would have been able to play cricket freely and without stress. Thanks for bearing with all my fuss and all my frustrations, and all sorts of rubbish that I have spoken. Thanks for bearing with me and always staying by my side through all the ups and downs. You are the best partnership I've had in my life.Then, the two precious diamonds of my life, Sara and Arjun. They have already grown up. My daughter is 16, my son is 14. Time has flown by. I wanted to spend so much time with them on special occasions like their birthdays, their annual days, their sports day, going on holidays, whatever. I have missed out on all those things. Thanks for your understanding. Both of you have been so, so special to me you cannot imagine. I promise you [that] for 14 and 16 years I have not spent enough time with both of you, but the next 16 years or even beyond that, everything is for you.My in-laws, Anand Mehta and Annabelle, both have been so, so supportive [and] loving and caring. I have discussed on various things in life, generally with them, and have taken their advice. You know, it's so important to have a strong family who is always with you and who are guiding you. Before you start clapping, the most important thing they did was allowing me to marry Anjali, so thank you very much.In the last 24 years that I have played for India I have made new friends, and before that I have had friends from my childhood. They have all had a terrific contribution. As and when I have called them to come and bowl to me at the nets, they have left their work aside to come and help me. Be it joining me on holidays and having discussions with me on cricket, or how I was a little stressed and wanting to find a solution so I can perform better.All those moments my friends were with me. Even for when I was injured, I would wake up in the morning because I couldn't sleep and thought that my career was over because of injuries, that is when my friends have woken up at 3 o'clock in the morning to drive with me and make me believe that my career was not over. Life would be incomplete without all those friends. Thanks for being there for me.My cricket career started when I was 11. The turning point of my career was when my brother (Ajit) took me to Achrekar sir. I was extremely delighted to see him up in the stands. Normally he sits in front of the television and he watches all the games that I play. When I was 11/12, those were the days when I used to hop back on his scooter and play a couple of practice matches a day. The first half the innings I would be batting at Shivaji Park, the second half, at some other match in Azad Maidan. He would take me all over Mumbai to make sure I got match practice. On a lighter note, in the last 29 years, sir has never ever said 'well played' to me because he thought I would get complacent and I would stop working hard. Maybe he can push his luck and wish me now, well done on my career, because there are no more matches, sir, in my life. I will be witnessing cricket, and cricket will always stay in my heart, but you have had an immense contribution in my life, so thank you very much.On a lighter note, in the last 29 years, sir has never ever said 'well played' to me because he thought I would get complacent and I would stop working hard. Maybe he can push his luck and wish me now, well done on my career, because there are no more matches, sir, in my life. I will be witnessing cricket, and cricket will always stay in my heart, but you have had an immense contribution in my life, so thank you very much.My cricket for Mumbai started right here on this ground, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), which is so dear to me. I remember landing from New Zealand at four o'clock in the morning, and turning up for a game here at eight o'clock just because I wanted to be a part of Mumbai cricket, and not that somebody forced me. That was for the love of Mumbai cricket, and thank you very much. The president is here so thank you very much, along with your team, for taking care of me and looking after my cricket.The dream was obviously to play for India, and that is where my association with BCCI started. BCCI was fantastic, right from my debut they believed in my ability and selecting me into the squad at the age of 16 was a big step, so thanks to all the selectors for having faith in me and the BCCI for giving me the freedom to express myself out in the middle. Things would have been different if you had not been behind me, and I really appreciate your support. Especially when I was injured, you were right with me and making sure that all the treatments were taken care of, and that I got fit and fine and playing [right] back for India.The journey has been special, the last 24 years, I have played with many senior cricketers, and even before that there were many senior cricketers with whom I watched on television. They inspired me to play cricket, and to play in the right way. Thanks to all those senior cricketers, and unfortunately I have not been able to play with them, but I have high regards for all their achievements and all their contributions.We see it on the mega-screen, Rahul, Laxman, Sourav, and Anil, who is not here, and my team-mates right here in front me. You are like my family away from home. I have had some wonderful times with you. It is going to be difficult to not be part of the dressing room, sharing those special moments. All the coaches for their guidance, it has been special for me. I know when MS Dhoni presented me the 200th Test match cap on day one morning. I had a brief message for the team. I would like to repeat that. I just feel that all of us are so, so fortunate and proud to be part of the Indian cricket team and serving the nation.Knowing all of you guys, I know you will continue to serve the nation in the right spirit and right values. I believe we have been the lucky ones to be chosen by the Almighty to serve this sport. Each generation gets this opportunity to take care of this sport and serve it to the best of our ability. I have full faith in you to continue to serve the nation in the right spirit and to the best of your ability, to bring all the laurels to the country. All the very best.Sachin Tendulkar walked the team out to the middle, possibly for the last time, India v West Indies, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 3rd day, November 16, 2013I would be failing in my duties if I did not thank all the doctors, the physios, the trainers, who have put this difficult body together to go back on the field and be able to play. The amount of injuries that I have had in my career, I don't know how you have managed to keep me fit, but without your special efforts, it would never have happened. The doctors have met me at weird hours. I mean I have called them from Mumbai to Chennai, Mumbai to Delhi, I mean wherever. They have just taken the next flight and left their work and families to be with me, which has allowed me to play. So a big thank you to all three of you for keeping me in good shape.My dear friend, late Mark Mascarenhas, my first manager. We unfortunately lost him in a car accident in 2001, but he was such a well-wisher of cricket, my cricket, and especially Indian cricket. He was so passionate. He understood what it takes to represent a nation and gave me all the space to go out and express myself, and never pressurized me to do this ad or promotion or whatever the sponsors demanded. He took care of that and today I miss him, so thank you Mark for all your contribution.My current management team, WSG, for repeating what Mark has done, because when I signed the contract I exactly told them what I want from them, and what it requires to represent me. They have done that and respected that.Someone who has worked closely with me for 14 years is my manager, Vinod Nayudu. He is more like my family and all the sacrifices, spending time away from his family for my work, has been special, so big thank you to his family as well for giving up so much time for my work with Vinod.In my school days, when I performed well, the media backed me a lot. They continue to do that till this morning. Thank you so much to the media for supporting and appreciating my performances. It surely had a positive effect on me. Thank you so much to all the photographers as well for those wonderfully captured moments that will stay with me for the rest of my life, so a big thank you to all the photographers.I know my speech is getting a bit too long (crowd roars), but this is the last thing I want to say. I want to thank all the people here who have flown in from various parts of the world, and have supported me endlessly, whether I scored a 0 or a 100-plus. Your support was so dear to me and meant a lot to me. Whatever you have done for me.I know I have met so many guys who have fasted for me, prayed for me, done so much for me. Without that life wouldn't have been like this for me. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, and also say that time has flown by rather quickly, but the memories you have left with me will always be with me forever and ever, especially "Sachin, Sachin" which will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing. Thank you very much. If I have missed out on saying something, I hope you understand. Goodbye."

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Egg Curry: Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes.

Main Ingredients:

  1.  Boiled eggs.(2)
  2.  Medium sized onion(1).
  3.  Tomato(1)
  4.  Garlic paste.
  5.  Chopped Fresh coriander leaves to garnish.
  6.  Salt, Turmeric powder, garam masala.

  1. Heat 2 tbsps of the cooking oil in a deep pan.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the onions (cut into quarters) and the garlic paste. Fry till onion turns slightly golden. (Fry for 2-3 minutes)
  3. When the onions are fried , add the tomato (cut into quarters), 1/2 tbsp of turmeric, 1 tbsp of garam masala, salt to taste.
  4. Add 1 cup of warm water to this mixture.
  5. Half cut the boiled eggs and add them gently to the gravy.
  6. Let the gravy cook for 10 minutes (till the gravy thickens a bit).
  7. Turn off the flame. Garnish the dish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.

Thursday 2 May 2013

Race2: Movie Summary

Movie - Race 2

Cast - Saif Ali Khan as Ranvir, John Abraham as Armaan, Jaqueline Fernandez as Omisha, Deepika Padukone as Elena, Anil Kapoor as Robert de costa and Amisha Patel as Cherry.

One of my readers suggested that introducing all the characters in this movie at the start of the plot will confuse the reader. So I shall introduce them as they join in. This review is going to be as boring as the film itself so I don’t mind if you doze off in between coz that’s what happened to me during the movie.
Summary - Ranvir(Saif Ali Khan) returns in this sequel of race to take revenge of his dead gf (Bipasha Basu) ...On his noble quest he has to defeat Armaan (John Abraham) who is a former street fighter turned billionaire crime lord.
Ranvir starts gaining Armaan’s trust by doing some cheap robberies for him which are quite funny in principle. What he doesn’t know is that Armaan already knows who he is and why he is here. So Armaan tells his girlfriend Omisha (Jacqueline) to pose as Ranvirs dead gf's sister. Also there is Elena (Deepika Padukone), Armaans sister who falls for Ranvir. She has been introduced as a clever business woman (if anyone doesn’t accept her business deal, she just kills the guy. Very clever indeed..!!!)
Now to the main plot. Ranvir plans to steal the "Shroud of Turin"(a costly portrait) and tells Armaan to buy it for 15 billion and claims that they will be able to sell the same at a minimum price of 35 billion. But the real plan is to handover a fake piece to Armaan so that he will lose his money and the revenge would be complete. But the director doesn't want his viewers to be happy. So he introduces some pathetic twists and turns. In the middle of all Armaan tries to kill Elena (Deepika, I knew u would forget!!) For no reason this makes her realise how evil her bro is and so now she is on Ranvir's side and Omisha(Jacqueline…Duh...not your fault though) is pretending to be on Ranvirs side. This is already too much for the viewers but ‘picture abhi baaki hai’. The deal takes place in the middle of a desert. Armaan poisons Ranvir and runs with the art piece and the money. Now Armaan, Omisha, Elena (Deepika, if u still don't remember who is who) are on a plane. Here Armaan again tries to kill Elena but our mighty hero returns as it turns out he wasn’t really poisoned thanks to Elena (now viewers are cursing her for saving Ranvir) who switches the poison bottles. Armaan jumps from plane with money, Omisha and parachute leaving Elena and Ranvir on the crashing plane to die. This time you hope it’s finally over but it’s not! Our hero saves the girl as his car has 4 parachutes attached to it. (**%%&$@). And finally Armaan goes to the Godfather of Turkey underworld (who looks like an Indian) who has financed Armaan for this deal. As it turns out the Shroud of Turin is fake and so is the money. Well done Ranvir thank you for finally ending this pathetic charade.
And also there is detective Robert de costa (Anil Kapoor) and his assistant Cherry (Amisha patel) who keep switching teams with Armaan and Ranvir and try to amuse us with some poor jokes. If u still don’t believe that Amisha's career is over, watch this movie, it will convince you.
Thank you Abbas-Mastan for ruining 2.5 hours of my life which I will never get back.

Thursday 18 April 2013

Table no. 21: Movie Summary

Movie - Table no. 21.

Cast - Rajeev Khandelwal as Vivaan, Noideawhosheis as Sia, Paresh Rawal as Mr. Khan.

Summary - The movie starts with Vivaan and Sia in a flight going to Fiji. Both have luckily won a free tour package but couldn't have afforded the real tour. So the poor couple decide to make the most of it. They receive a grand welcome by the hotel manager Mr. Khan. Both have the time of their life in Fiji for the next 6 days. On the last day Mr. Khan offers them to play a game called table 21 through which they can win 10 million Fiji dollars i.e. 21 crore rupees. Mr. Khan explains the rules. 8 questions, 8 correct answers, 8 tasks. Lie detectors, cameras will be used to check the integrity of all answers. Cannot leave the game half way. Sia being a typical money crazy girl agrees immediately while Vivaan takes some time but agrees eventually. They are made to sign a contract and the game begins.
Question 1 - To Vivaan. Are you ashamed of kissing Sia in public? He answers yes and the lie detector signals green indicating he's telling the truth. Now their task is to kiss each other on the busiest street in Fiji. Sia is comfortable doing and convinces Vivaan. They do it and win a crore. They are thinking that this was a real easy way to win such a big amount! To convince them Mr. Khan shows the real money stacks.
Question 2 - To Sia. Does your husband know you completely? She answers no and it’s correct. Vivaan looks a bit sad. The task for her is to eat non veg. Vivaan says that she won't do it just for money but while he says it she has already started munching on the food thus proving that he doesn't actually know her.
 Question 3 - To Vivaan. Have you ever manipulated anyone? He says yes followed by a flashback showing how he steals Sia by manipulating her ex bf. The task is to manipulate Khan which he does easily with words.
 Question 4 - To Vivaan. Will you do anything to save your love? He answers yes correctly followed by a task in which he has to save her by giving few ml of his blood (Tasks are getting serious and creepy).

Question 5 - To Sia. Will Vivaan love you even if you give away your hair? She says yes. The task is to cut off her own hair. They try to quit and run away but soon learn that the lie detectors are actually explosives. They realise that this is not just a game but some trap from which they cannot escape. He has to cut her hair. She is now bald. 

Saturday 30 March 2013

Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola: Movie Summary

Movie - Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola.

Cast - khan as Matru, Pankaj Kapoor as Mandola, Anushka Sharma as Bijli, Shabana Azmi as Choudhary Mam.

Summary - Matru is Mandola's driver and also has the job of stopping Mandola from over drinking alcohol coz he loses control and does weird things whenever he is drunk. And whenever he tries to stop drinking he starts hallucinating and sees a pink cow which is also the logo of the beer called Gulabo which Mandola usually drinks. Mandola is a very rich person who owns a lot of property. Bijli is Mandola's daughter and Matru is taking care of her since her childhood (No points for guessing who will end up as a couple!). I have absolutely no clue as to what Bijli with her contemporary looks and attitude is doing in that village where all other girls actually look and live like village girls.
Mandola has a plan of buying land from all the farmers in the village and build factories and shopping malls in their place. So he and Choudhary Mam offer the villagers a price in return for their lands. Also the bank will take away the land if the villagers are unable to pay the loan in 3 months. The villagers say that they will have to take advice from a secret person named ‘Maao’ who helps the villagers by providing tips via notes hanging on trees but never reveals his identity to any of the villagers. The same night the villagers get a note from Maao saying there is no need to sell their land as this year monsoon was good and if it doesn't rain again they will have enough money to pay off their bank loans. The villagers take the advice and are also able to pay the first installment of the loan. Mandola and Choudhary Mam are furious. Choudhary Mam asks Mandola to pray sincerely to make it rain by making him promise that he will never drink again. He does and it rains! The crops are destroyed leaving the villagers with no option but to sell their lands to Mandola. Now Choudhary Mam is also interested in Mandola's property so she wants her son Baadal to marry Mandolas daughter Bijli. Matru is planning to leave the village as he feels that he failed in his task of saving the villagers but Bijli convinces him to stay. The two make a plan to stop this marriage. They paint cows pink and send them near Mandolas house where the marriage ceremony is taking place. They also keep many beer bottles in his house scattered and wait for Mandola to fall for the bait and get drunk. Soon Mandola is shown with a bottle in his hand and all drunk. He realises that all this was a mistake and stops the ceremony. Choudhary Mam is angry as Mandola is behaves like a drunk and ruins the ceremony. The marriage is over and Choudhary Mam is asked to leave. Later Mandola asks Matru to marry Bijli. But Matru refuses saying that Mandola is drunk now and will kill him for this in the morning as soon as he comes to his senses. Mandola then reveals that he wasn't drunk at all the whole time showing that the beer bottle is still sealed.
Everyone is happy. All dance to the song ‘Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola’. Even Choudhary Mam and her son come back with the police and all dance together! Confused! The movie ends! Planet sense must be wobbling around its axis right now!

Saturday 16 March 2013

Vishwaroopam: Movie Summary

Movie - Vishwaroopam.

Cast - Kamal khan as Mr. Vishwanathan a.k.a Viz, Noideawhosheis as Ms. Vishwanathan a.k.a Nirupama, Rahul Bose as Umar bhai.

Summary - Viz and Nirupama live in the USA and are married to each other but do not love each other. Nirupama has married him just for the green card (a common story these days). He is a classical dance teacher while she is a nuclear science doctor. Paradox!!! She is having an affair with her boss and just to avoid the guilt hires a private detective who will spy on Viz and try to find something to blame Viz. If Viz too is found having an affair she would also get some closure and won't feel the guilt. The detective is following Viz but comes across a terrorist warehouse and gets killed. The terrorist group leader, Umar bhai, orders his men to bring whoever hired the detective. His men bring Nirupama and Viz for interrogation who have no clue what’s happening and Viz is beaten up. Soon Umar sees Viz. He is shocked and orders his men to shoot him immediately. But Viz kills all his men while Nirupama is shocked seeing her classical dancer husband fighting like a hero.
This is followed by a flashback showing Umar bhai and Viz (with a different name) training in Afghanistan for a terrorist group. Viz is one of their best militants. But one day Americans locate their hiding place and destroy everything. Only Umar and couple of his men survive. It is revealed that Viz was helping the Americans and he is the one who discloses their location (end of flashback).

Umar bhai has a plan for revenge against the US. He sends pigeons with radiation tablets attached to their feet all over Usa. The plan is to confuse the bomb squads and then detonate a real nuclear bomb amidst the chaos. Now Viz knows about this plan. So he informs the FBI to ignore the pigeons. He also learns that Nirupama's boss had sold the bomb to a terrorist. They hack the company laptop and learn the money was transferred to a Nigerian. Along with the FBI, everyone reaches at the Nigerian’s residence and kill him. Nirupama states that the bomb has a mobile phone and will detonate when it gets a call from someone. Umar bhai is almost about to call on the bomb phone. Nirupama thinks and immediately covers the bomb with a radio box which acts as a Faraday shield and avoids signals to penetrate. Umar calls but gets ‘call unreachable’ message and is frustrated. He then tries calling the Nigerian who is actually dead by now. Viz takes the call and says that your Nigerian is dead. Umar bhai is double frustrated. The movie ends. Umar bhai is kept alive for a sequel.

Thursday 7 March 2013



Astor's Birthday Party - Dexter

One of the amazing songs from a not so amazing movie.

One of the best songs of Shafqat Amanat Ali.

Michael Learns to Rock - Blue Night

The Coca-Cola song

One of my favorite songs by Strings

Awesome sound track from Pirates of the Caribbean

India winning the Cricket World Cup 2011

Some of the memorable moments of the World cup.

Team India winning the Cricket World Cup 2011

Team India winning the quarter final against Australia

Dhoni wins the cup for India in style

"I am speechless, to be honest, to express myself and how I feel. This is by far the best moment. This is the moment I have been waiting for, for such a long time, 21 or 22 years. It is really worth every bit of it. It is really, really special." said  Sachin Tendulkar.

Finally the World Cup realizes its dream.... of being lifted by Sachin Tendulkar


On 2nd April, 2011, India repeats history by winning the World Cup after waiting for 28 long years. Watch the video to relive all the memories.


Another amazing video of the World Cup 2011 win which shows that Cricket for Indian fans, is not merely a game, but a religion ! And Sachin is their God.


"I couldn't have asked for anything more than this. Winning the World Cup is the proudest moment of my life. Thanks to my team-mates. Without them, nothing would have happened. I couldn't control my tears of joy."
Sachin Tendulkar

"I took a quite few decisions tonight, if we hadn't won I would have been asked quite a few questions: Why no Ashwin, why Sreesanth, why no Yuvraj, why did I bat ahead?! That pushed me and motivated to do well"
MS Dhoni 

"This is unbelievable. The Under-19 World Cup, then the World Twenty20 but this is the most special. For Sachin, for everyone else."
Yuvraj Singh

"All credit goes to Sachin Tendulkar. We played for him. Beating Australia and Pakistan and now this, its a dream come true."
Gautam Gambhir

"It means the world to me. I have been part of the three World Cups. This is for the nation. Thank you very much, we love you. This cup is for the people. Love you India!"
Harbhajan Singh 

"This goes out to all the people of India. This is my first World Cup; I can't ask for more. Tendulkar has carried the burden of nation for 21 years; It was time we carried him. Chak de India!"
Virat Kohli

Friday 22 February 2013

Inkaar: Movie Summary

Movie - Inkaar

Cast - Arjun Rampal as Rahul, the CEO of KK ad agency, Chitrangada Singh as Maya, National creative director of the same agency.

Summary - The movie begins with a scenario showing that Maya has filed a sexual harassment case against Rahul, the CEO of KK ad agency. A social worker is in office for a meeting related to this case. The social worker decides to hear both sides of the story along with other colleagues from the ad agency. The entire movie revolves around how both the protagonists describe their versions of the story to the social worker and try to prove themselves innocent.
The outline of the story is Rahul is the CEO even when Maya is nothing. He hires her saying "she has the talent, just needs proper guidance and direction". They are an excellent team and later they have an affair followed by an argument after which Maya transfers to Delhi. 6 years later she goes to New York and when she returns is declared as the National creative director by the head of KK ad agency. A position which is just below the CEO. This is followed by the sexual harassment case. Both have their own versions of the story like Rahul says flirtation prevailed in their office since the beginning and Maya is having problems only after she got this new position. But Maya says he harassed her by his comments. Another part when Maya says that she loved him and that's why she came back to India. Rahul denies by saying that she came back engaged. She reverts back by saying that the guy followed her from New York and she never loved that guy. Rahul says Maya slept with some head in NY coz of which she got her position but she denies that by saying it’s her talent. Rahul says she has changed after getting the new position as she fires two nice employees but she again denies it by saying they were not good enough for the job.

In short, the real version is never revealed and keeps you confused throughout till the end. The first half shows Maya as a greedy person while the second half shows Rahul as greedy. In the end, the case goes nowhere, the social worker too is confused along with the audience. Rahul and Maya then meet each other, they fight, they cry, they hug, Rahul keeps asking her whether she slept with the NY head for her position while she keeps saying that he already knows the answer. Somehow they end up kissing. Next day everyone in office get a SMS from Rahul saying he has resigned and won't come back. They try calling Maya to give her the good news that she kind of won the case as he resigned. But her phone rings in a nearby dustbin implying that she too has resigned. Weird ways to resign!!! Alas! The movie ends. Don't take this as an educational movie which will tell you about the thin line between flirtation and harassment. Whatever is shown as acceptable behavior in the movie will surely get you sued at your workplace. The best part was probably the interval. So if someone asks you to come for the movie, please Inkaar the offer!

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Son of Sardar: Movie Summary

Movie - Son of Sardar.

Cast - Jasvinder Randhava a.k.a Jassi ( Randhava Khandaan's last remaining son ) played by Ajay Devgan, Suk played by Sonakshi, Billu bhai ( from another khandaan whose name I can't recollect ) played by Sanjay Dutt, Billu's two brothers Tony and Titto, Pami aunty played by Juhi Chawla.

Summary - So the movie starts with Jassi the hero living in London talking about the importance of Sardars and beating the shit out of bad people in a typical South Indian style which seems to be a part of all “successful” (>100 crore) movies these days. Shocking, right? What has happened to the bollywood audience! Anyways Jassi then has to return to his home country India for some business work in Punjab. He's coming back after 25 years! Meets a girl (Suk) on his train journey. Few funny scenes and dialogues like Jassi questions Suk’s fairness by asking "Aap saabun se nahate ho ki cream se". But Suk being a mood spoiler keeps repeating her irritating "Chal Jhoota" which goes on throughout the movie till the end.
It’s shown that there is some old fight between Jassi’s khandaan and Billu’s khandaan. Suk is the daughter of Billu’s brother. Billu and Pami are in love but swears that he won't marry till he kills Jassi. Jassi comes to Punjab and coincidentally has to meet Billu for his business work. Both haven’t seen each other and have no idea they are enemies. Then come a few grating dialogues like "Buddhe ke munh mein toffee aur mehmaan ke munh se maafi kabhi achhi nahi lagtI" and "Bachpan ki pant jawani mein fit nahi hoti aur har no ball pe free hit nahi hoti." Later both realise who they are but Billu can't kill Jassi coz of their "ghar ke mehman ka respect" rule. He decides to kill him as soon as he leaves the house. Jassi intentionally spills a jar of pickles and falls and fakes an injury to remain in the house as safety. During his stay he learns that Suk is getting married to some Bobby. He's very sad and on the engagement day steps out of the house despite knowing that he will be killed by Billu. Everyone comes to kill him but he beats them all (Don’t know what he was waiting or scared for till now). During the fight Suk comes on a bike and halts with a stoppie (easy for Sonakshi coz of her manly figure I guess). Both express their feelings for each other and together beat the remaining Billu’s people and leave on the bike doing a wheelie. When Billu realises what has happened, there is a fight between the two protagonists and at the end all convince them to forgive each other. Billu says he shall forgive only if Jassi never leaves their house. 25 years of animosity just ends in a moment. So now Jassi can marry Suk and Billu can marry Pami. How unexpected, right?
Then Salman Khan comes at the end and everyone dances to the song Po Po Po Po... Po Po Po, the steps of which can be graphically pictured with smileys as follows:-