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