ROOTS

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You’ve planted your roots under the humid sun,

pushing the earthen ground of filial obedience,

to find the water of appreciation and peace,

seeking the nutrients of innate contentment.

 

But you have been uprooted too often,

that your body is torn and bloodied, 

with the sins of your past,

with the karmas of your future.

 

You realise you only have the strength,

to gain stability in the concrete homes,

of those that never had the heart,

to give you loyalty in the first place.

 

Shiver at the ironic natures of this world!

 

The roots that you buried,

have been left to wither and die,

under the humid sun and the breezy winds,

the memories; the laugher.

 

Your living soul Is nothing but a distant past of a life once lived and mourned.

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WHEN WILL I SETTLE…

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Like withered leaves,
frolicking to autumn’s eddying air,
I’ll never know,
when will I settle,
satisfy the needs of innate contentment,
accept that the established sentiment,
of yesteryear’s regrets and dispositions,
were brewed; resonance of seasons,
of torment and wholesome blues,
the despair of crouching in broken homes,
lined with vines of toughened roots,
of darkened esteems and confidence,
to approach life.

When will I settle,
heal the chasms of neurotic inanities,
reject the weakened foundations of these paper towns,
glorified by the insatiable greed of paper people,
making cutout love in flimsy suburbia,
that failed to quench the pleas of adam-kind,
to erase the mistake,
of star-crossed sins and entwined hues;
the longing for better times,
to approach life.

SUI DHAAGA : MOVIE REVIEW

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2018 has seen the rise of Bollywood films showcasing the struggles of the “common man” in a socio-economic environment and Sui Dhaaga follows that wave, showcasing us a promising narrative of hope and success.The film revolves around Mauji (Varun Dhawan) and his mediocre existence as he juggles the needs of his bosses and his dysfunctional yet loving family( resentful father, ailing mother, quiet wife etc) but in the sarcastic phrase of Mauji, “Sab Bhadiya Hai” ( All is well). A confrontational scene with his employers kickstarts Mauji’s journey to realise his self-worth in the fashion world and the pinnacle of his success, with his wife Mamta (Anushka Sharma) being the Sui (sewing pin) to his Dhaaga( Thread).

The film boasts a large supporting cast with a handful of characters that show exceptional talent and everlasting screenplay performance. Varun Dhawan has diligently shone in his role as Mauji, fulfilling it with an authenticity that is credible. Raghubir Yadav also portrays the role of a typical taunting Indian father with great gusto, with his one-liners guaranteed to make you chuckle your 2 hours away.The performance to watch out for however is Anushka Sharma as Mamta which blew my mind away due to the simplicity of her character with her simple sari and minimal makeup creating the most dynamic impact out of all the characters. She prays true homage to the millions of women who live life like her in India everyday.

Director Sharat Katariya has used simple conflicts and solutions to seamlessly portray a narrative that is deeply moving and passionate. The first half is outstanding as he manages to establish the characters and their issues in a depth that makes the watcher feel as though they are present with humour and songs lending gravitas to the story.The second half however was a let-down due to the rushed climax and increased predictability, with a lack of explanation for Mauji’s excellence in the craft of tailoring.

Overall Sui Dhaaga is a convincing story that is relatable to all and acts as an inspiration to all entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. The minor patches in the narrative have managed to been covered by the exceptional performance of the large cast and is a promising film to watch.

Rating: 3.5/5

102 NOT OUT: MOVIE REVIEW

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102 Not Out is a impeccable film with a unique and refreshing concept around relationships making it a fun summer family film to watch, with lessons that are everlasting and can relate to any age group watching.The narrative revolves around the father-son bond of 102-year-old Dattatraya Vakharia (Amitabh Bachchan) who decides that an old age home is the best option for his 75-year-old son Babulal (Rishi Kapoor), who’s melancholic attitude towards living life mat act as a hindrance in Dattatraya’s quest to being the longest living human.It is a film embedded with dry humour and pure simplicity, which Director Umesh Shukla has used as his strengths to create a film that is comic as well as out of the box from a traditional Bollywood film with relationships.

The stellar performances by veteran actors Amitabh Bachan and Rishi Kapoor, a result of their illustrious career spanning half a century gives them the tools and professionalism to create a sensational film that will no doubt add a unique feather to their acting caps. It is hard not to fall in love with the zesty centenarian played by Amitabh Bachan who truly proves that age is just a number in comparison to his grumpy son played by Rishi Kapoor, who’s journey in the narrative makes us realise that the true key to life is to be steadfast and practical, with sprinkles of zest and excitement.Their timeless performances plays ode to the olden days, with a charm that bring nostalgia and helps us to relive watching them in the olden days.Young Jimit also gives a classic performance and is the only one to pull off the Gujurati in the dialogues.Whilst the narrative lead the backstory and depth that would make the film more personal to the watcher, the stellar performances prevent the 101-minute film from going stale.

Director Umesh Shukla has overall managed to create a light and breezy film that is best enjoyed with those you love, with its unique portrayal of relationships reminding us that dysfunctional relationships can be healthy and not overbearing as well.It also teaches us that age is only just a number and that the way we choose to approach life is a result of our thinking.

Rating: 3/5