Drifter...

I am NOT influenced by "Being Cyrus". But its a nice movie, none the less.
Worth watching, if nothing else, for Dimple Kapadia's 'old age babe' portrayal of an aspiring woman being stuck with a wasted, day dreamer of a husband. Boman Irani as the hot headed, chick brained parsee banker and Naseeruddin Shah in all his dreamy mastery in the enacting the aforsaid "wasted, day dreamer". Saif, as usual, is in brilliant form, I hope his 'Italian' luck doesn't abandon him too fast though. Its a brilliant movie, no huge messages, no great mushy love talk... no moral in the end. Looks like Govinda style entertainment (read: 4 songs, 5 dance sequences, 114 Jharkhand accented dialogues , 3 car chases and an odd fight sequence) is truely over !

Otherwise the weekend was a celebration of "solitude"! Long, lonely bus rides through Bangalore. Somehow, I have come to like these long winding bus rides on the 201. Sitting alone in some corner in Crosswords and reading the free flowing narrative about Swaminathan and friends (hope that book is still on the rack when I go there next). Spending "quality time" with myself on the terrace trying to find a star in the night sky, waiting for my eyelids to start drooping, the last walk down the narrow staircase and the final act of barbarian self defence by swating a dozen mosquitoes before I am tired enough to drop off.

4 comments:

Ch@ry said...

caught the movie yesterday - i liked it. moves away from the formula, but even that has been done many times in the recent past... this moves away from the regular moving away from the formula. :D

you like bus rides? ...! seriously, go to a club or something if you're so bored. :)

kray said...

dude!! major exception taken 'cos of comparison to 'Govinda style entertainment'!! I mean, c'mon! it was way better than that. and forget the performances, the plot was better than a lot of movies I've seen in recent times, H/Bollywood.

Saikat said...
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Saikat said...

@Chary, too much pain going to some club, da..this is fine, 8 bucks for an hour long bus ride through the by lanes of 'Bengaluru' :)

@hedu, thats exactly what I meant, its much better than the typical shit that comes out of Bollywood.