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So two veteran and versatile actors go head to head in this movie. Yes, I mean the amazing Tabu and my childhood hero Ajay Devgan (oh I remember fighting like him after watching ‘Jaan’ and ‘Jung’, even my grandmother caught me acting like him haha). This film is just amazing. There are a couple of faults in it but acting wise, Ajay nailed it. I just love him in a serious role. All those comedies are useless and Singham, just please don’t embarrass me.

This movie is about family and what’s right and what’s wrong. Drishyam basically means visuals and it is, I believe, used in a deceptive way. I don’t know much hindi.

The whole movie Ajay and his family put a mask of innocence on from the police and they get away with. I won’t spoil much for you but let’s say they had to do acting in an acting role. That’s hard.

There wasn’t much music to it but one song particularly stick with me. Ajay had a beautiful wife and two daughters and they were all amazing. The actress who plays his wife is from south so her hindi was a bit out of place and I think the whole her was out of place. She was two beautiful to be his wife (he is a fourth fail and some cable guy and they have a huge house and throughout the movie they show the struggle with the money. Doesn’t make sense).

Tabu handled her role really well being a police officer and an emotional distressed mother too. She played with her character really well.

Overall, I loved this movie. Kept me glued for 2 and a half hours. I’m sure it will keep you glued too. There were things in it which were pretty much predictable but one thing in particular will blow your mind and you have to praise the story writer for it. I’ll leave that thing to your imagination. Peace.

7/10

Film: Deadpool (2016)

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Deadpool and me don’t go a long way back. In fact I started reading Deadpool on and off was when UK publisher was publishing Wolverine/Deadpool. It was about Civil War time. Since then I read him on and off. I don’t know much about him but this film gave me a good insight about him.

Personally, let me tell you something about me. I’m not a humour fan (Bollywood spoiled it for me, seriously) but crude humour is something I could go with. But still the genre here is action/comedy. I would rather watch some dark serious film rather than a comedy. Having said that, this movie was not that bad. Deadpool is just being Deadpool, this crazy mercenary with a mouth which runs like a motor.

This is an origin story and a love story. This is also an R rated movie but 15 in UK (that was a surprise, I was expecting 18). It had a lot of fucks and motherfuckers and shits in it, had a sex scene and some sexual humour which you really expect in a Deadpool movie.

I liked the movie for its action sequences and fast paced story. It was awesome. I didn’t get all of the one liners and references so I think the humour was a bit advanced level. You couldn’t understand unless you know the reference like one reference which was my favourite is ‘Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret’ and there was blood involved. Of course it is from a novel by Judy Blume (which I used to read embarrassingly) and it dealt with a teenage girl who experienced her first period (and thanks to Stephen King for introducing me to girls periods from Carrie lol).

The music is awesome. The first one is an Indian classic, ‘Mera joota hai japani’ being played in Dopinder’s taxi. The best was DMX’s X Gon Give It To Ya. Took me back to when I was 16 and when we would blast DMX out (remember Exit Wounds?)

The love story element was good and in place. There was a kinky chemistry between Vanessa (Deadpool’s love interest) and Wade Wilson. The particular sex scene was just amazing and the chemistry was just superb and the sequence it was shot in was good. I loved how they started off really crude mentioning the uncle/uncles bit and that decided their relationship. I think that was particularly hot. Thank God, she had her proper hair later on in the movie. I just had Halle Barry hairstyle.

Okay, now we come to the best bit of the movie and the bit which I loved the most. It was the addition of Colossus as an X-Men. Colossus and his trainee Warhead appeared throughout the movie correcting and sometimes helping Deadpool. It actually showed the true meaning of being an X-Men because Deadpool can’t be an X-Men because he kills all the time but Colossus thinks he can be a part of their team. Just having to watch Colossus there was amazing. It gave me a 70s X-Men comics feel where everyone worked together to get things done. Also the battle Colossus vs Angel, how Colossus eventually overcame her was amazing because you could actually see the experience shining out from Colossus. Made me think of all the Danger room training sessions he had been gone through. Truly amazing.

So overall it was a good film. I was expecting more over 18 stuff and all that but they can’t really show serious dark violence with a comedy going on. But it was good. I’ll give it 6.5 out of 10.

But one day what I would like to see is a dark and disturbing over 18s psychological Batman thriller. That’s what I wanna see..

977) The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three (Book 2 of 7)

Author: Stephen King
Date started: 30/11/15
Date Finished: 13/02/16
Read on Kindle Paperwhite
Size: 6134 locations

It took me a long time to read this. Not that it wasn’t interesting or anything but rather it was an inner struggle of kindle vs paperback. I am still getting used to reading on my Kindle Paperwhite so I had to read it in short bursts. Although, I have to say the last 12 percent I read in one go.

As you are/or not aware I am re reading The Dark Tower by Stephen King after 13 years and 13 years ago I was still learning English so I didn’t know what was going on in the book. I just kept reading for the sake of it and hoping I would understand it better. Thankfully that day had come and the Kindle vocabulary builder is so good and it helped me a lot. In this book alone I checked 80 words which I had not known the meaning of and now I am going to go through the flashcards to master them.

This book had a consistent pace which I loved. There were mini climaxes through the book and at some points it was dark and disturbing and King handled it well. You could just tell from the writing, it was more mature. The Gunslinger was just a brainstorm in my opinion, ideas scattering everywhere and thus the pace lacked and parts of it would get boring. Also there was too much back story in The Gunslinger which, for the reader, was not very appealing. King failed to create the hook to this series but as they say, read the Gunslinger one way or another and read 100 pages of The Drawing of the Three and if you still aren’t hooked then leave it. Otherwise look forward to being a tower junkie.

13 years ago the only thing I remembered in this book was whatever happens to Roland at the start of the book (keeping it spoiler free) and the air carriage encounter with Eddie. Basically Roland goes through three doors to different parts and periods of New York. Through the first door he meets Eddie Dean who is a junkie, an intelligent one at that. The second door he meets Odetta/Detta, two confused women living in one body and thirdly he meets Jack Mort who is a murdered. The three characters were interesting especially Odetta. She was my favourite. This is where you see the skill of Stephen King, how he handled such a complex character and when I say complex, I mean it that way.

I really loved the ending of The Gunslinger though. It was more satisfying answering a lot of questions and raising some too. The Drawing of the Three had good ending too but I preferred Book 1’s ending. Good book overall. Now that I’m starting to get used to Kindle, I’ll probably get to read more.

Next up is The Eyes of the Dragon.


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