March 22, 2004
Well I always liked weekends and who does not but mine was all the more enhanced since it would be the last weekend with my parents who are here visiting their only brat. The last weekend was spent in meeting family and some relations. I was cherishing each moment with them since this would be the last holiday we would be spending together for sometime... I am already missing being without them when they go back to Assam. SIGH !! Went to GK Vale for a family portrait which was a session of standing up on a stool and getting down and forcibly smiling turning our heads this way and that.. he he it was fun.. the only thing that is not fun is they always have me standing on a stool since my height is way way beneath my tall hubby.. SIGH. Its embarassing and I never failed to get teased by it ... he he!!! Watched the match the end of which looked very fixed since the Pakistani players were very slow at their fielding and looked like lacking in spirit. Either it was very warm and tiring which I like to think or the match was fixed which I hope not. It was a pleasure watching Dravid ( our wall of India) and Kaif doing a great job of bringing us a well deserved victory. I was also excited about the F1 race held in Petronas. The race course was a tough one with unexpected curves and bends and the weather seemed to be playing its own game but fortunately it was a good race. Raikkonen got out due to car problems and was really pissed. Michael was doing what he does best.. leading and winning. Montoya tried his best to take the lead but could not match up to Michael. I liked the way Button is coming up too. He is doing well and I hope he gets good points in this race. Its nice to see new drivers doing well. Ralph Schumacher was also out in the middle of the race. Barrichhelo tried his best to get past but once he lost the 2nd position he was not allowed to cross the fourth position by Button .. It was exciting and a good race... waiting for the next race in Bahrain.. yipeee !! I do hope montoya shows some good show in this season. Meanwhile all are waiting for the Wednesday's match. I hear that any Indian who is visiting Pakistan is being welcomed and very well treated. This country is going to a great deal of effort in making the Indians comfortable and I am sure this is well appreciated. I was also surprised to hear Imran Khan praising Dravid so highly after yesterday's match. Usually his comments were very acerbic when both the teams played in the past. What a change and all these things should be good if it brings about the much deserved peace everybody is dreaming and praying for between the two countries. ****************************************************************** Ab Tak Chappan This is another good movie I watched after Company and I must say I am very impressed again with Ram Gopal Verma's work. For a change this was somewhat founded on a true story. Directed by Shimit Amin the story as such is about encouter specialists and their workings and the main inputs in the story has been given by the famous encounter specialist Daya Nayak. One could say that the story was his life story but the on the other hand ot could be put as a story inspired by his life and his real time inputs. The movie keeps you thinking and does not allow you to move your butt and thankfully there are no songs.. Like all movies there are some misdirections but hey I am too satisfied watching a good movie after quiet sometime to discuss them.. Yashpal, (a good friend of my husband) has done a great job. He has portrayed the system like it is.. very subtle but very strong. And last but not the least Nana Patekar who has again excelled in his performance ... Amazing what he can do with a good story.. I was quite impressed but a little irritated when I watched him in Krantiveer I think that was the name of the movie ... then he stumped me with his acting in Khamoshi where he did not say a word but his acting spoke volumes and now he has proven that he can also portray a patient and definite strength of character which can be cold and calculated given the job he does but he can also be human. I think if you liked Satya and Company you will definitely like this movie. As for the bloodshed fator its minimum and its very well shot. The cinematography is also very subtle and very classy. I hope you enjoy watching this movie as I have done and hope you have a nice day !!
Posted by Pallavi at 3/22/2004 12:20:00 AM