Malaysia..Here I come

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The Petronas twin towers stand tall on my bed side table and is the first and last thing i see everyday. Surprised?? well it is small souvenir my friend bought me from Malaysia. Going to Malaysia has always been in my bucket list and the list of places to see there remains endless.
I still remember seeing the tourism promotion ad of malaysia, and the truly asia sounded like tumi esho(please come in bengali) and i always was touched by the fact that the ad is in bengali. Later of course i realised that it is truly asia after seeing pictures and videos.
If i had to make a checklist of five things i wish to experience in malaysia would be

Petronas-Twin-Towers-MalaysiaAwe- I wish to look up at Petronas twin towers in kualalampur, which are one of the tallest towers in the world, and that too in the night. I somehow feel the it will be the most beautiful sight my eyes could possibly have. It is architecture to marvel at with a bridge running between them and i want to go up to the highest floor and feel like the tallest person on earth 🙂

Tioman_islandFeel Mesmerised- I want to witness the beauty of Tioman Islands. I got so lost in the scenic pictures of the islands, that may be if i reach there, i will be make time stop and be caught in that beautiful landscape. Wiki tells me that we have monitor lizards roaming at all places. Sounds scary but also fun.

Kuala-Lumpur-Bird-ParkVibrant– Seems like all colors of Malaysia are captured in Rainbow Lorikeet of Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur,(Kuala Lumpur Bird Park). I have always been a keen bird watcher and what better than getting to see close to 200 types of birds at one place.

Dragon_BoatsDragon Boats– There is another place with beautiful architecture and amazing events, that being Penang islands. They have a large number of monuments of historical relevance, colonial buildings, and heritage sites. Also not to forget dragon boat races also happen here 🙂 Sounds so exciting.

And finally i wish to have some

malacca-malaysia  Peace”  – Before i bid goodbye to Malaysia, i want to visit Malacca which is home to a huge number of historical monuments, churces all emanating rich culture of Portuguese, Dutch and British. It seems like pondicherry(puducherry) to me. I want fall into the arms of this  serene place. And who knows i might just get lucky to see the kite festival here.

Well, it almost feels like im writing this post on my journey back from Malaysia :). Signing off with nostalgia.

My Queen..(Movie Review)

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Queen came like a fresh breeze and was a complete entertainer. Kangana has proved all of them who say she can only do phsycho roles wrong. You were brilliant kangana, my queen.

It was very aptly released on the occasion of women’s day. Rahul gandhi was right, we are working towards women empowerment. 😛 Jokes apart, the movie is very nicely shot, very simple storyline, and good cast. This movie brings out a lot of emotions ; happiness, sorrow, anger and madness. Rani’s innocence is also well blended in the whole movie. 🙂

Rani’s(Kangana) life overturns when her fiancee very casually dumps her a day before their wedding, simply because he feels their statuses does not match anymore. The same guy who ran circles around her, felt she did not match up to him. Rani felt her life was doomed, but Paris saved her. 🙂 She sets out on her honeymoon alone :). Though it is very difficult to believe that Rani from Rajouri can conquer Paris but. isn’t reel life all about giving way to our wildest imaginations. Just to think if really the world was safe enough that Rani from a small town could set out to a completely foreign country.

Rani is as pure as a dew drop and her honest intentions, to see Paris and Amsterdam, change her life, make her realize who she really is and who she really can be. Lisa Hayden, the dusky beauty , the hot Veejaay 😛  befirends rani and becomes her first confidant in her journey. Remarkable performance by Lisa. Taka deserves a special mention too.

Music is very refreshing. They have songs of very different flavor, no hip hop but very soothing. I got a deja vous feeling, in the second part of the movie, felt it was a bit like english vinglish, may be because Amit trivedi has composed music for both, but i am definitely not saying that they are similar movies. The heroin single handed has taken charge of the movie.

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A worth watch. The last scene was my favorite. The movie tells us that when all doors are closed, you are just about to open the best one. It gives a new hope, that no matter what,  life goes on and very famously quoted,

“what does not kill you only makes you stronger”.

PS. Paris and Amstredam, you are a pleasure to eyes. Please watch the movie, if you are a Paris fan like me:P.

A very long side affect :Shaadi Ke Side/Effects: A movie review

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Pata hai ki Pyaar aur shaadi karke pachtana hai par phir bhi karna hai 😛 (you know you would suffer in love and marriage but can you escape the tempt of either)

A movie with a lot of expectations has really disappointed us. Shaadi ke Side Effects, sequel of the movie pyaar ke side effects which was a much better watch. Farhan and Vidya, we expected this to be better.

I would not say, the movie was bad or a terrible watch. It was definitely a better watch than the super hits of our salman and akshay bhai, but i expected more creativity and at least a story. Of course , the name says it all, its about the post effects of a highly successful love affair, its a movie about a tragedy called “marriage”. A boy meets a girl, a beautiful love story blossoms, boy proposes to her in a hot balloon in an exotic international location and then get married. Woohhooo.  All of it is sugary and nice till the entry of our baby doll(Their kid). The guy misses his freedom, his long lost girl friend who has now become his boring wife and more importantly his daughter’s mother and of course a life with no bounds. And just to keep his successful marriage on, he invents a strategy and miserably fails in it. Oh by the way in all this the sole culprit is the wife, the movie should have been named, “ladke pe shaadi ke side effects” because the girl is always happy in the shaadi.

“Good Part of the movie: Neither of them cheat though they are frustrated and the funny scenes really are funny, especially the potty color one:P “

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But its a little true too, we only see the guy complaining and sobbing about losing his over hyped bachelorhood even in real life too, because behind this strong macho man, we have a weak stupid creature, who is not prepared for anything at anytime of his life(at least till a guy is 50 years old). The girl on the other hand embraces every change in her life with happiness, she is not pretending and that’s why she is happy be it leaving her parents, becoming a mother(oh yes, she too has a career, which she leaves, she too gives away her flawless figure) with a smile. She knows her priorities. Okay so before i make my blogpost a battle of sexes, i better come back to the movie.

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“Bad Part: Too long, and dude, i thought they were not financially settled, then how do they go to such exotic location, such plush restaurants(okay both of them are working) and their house(okay that’s on house loan), but really are you kidding me, in a place like mumbai, a struggling musician who does not have even one album of his own cannot afford all this. “

Entertaining, funny and amazing music is always guaranteed when farhan is in the movie, but people you stretched it really long. There has to be story, a beginning, a plot, an ending for the audience to watch it for 3 hrs, of course no body wants to sit and watch one single scene, draped in different colors and dialogs everytime. Shaadi is a pain, we get it but what next. The movie may be enjoyed by the guys who have got married young and now think are caged in the shackles of marriage but guys this also is a learning, running away from the problem is not the solution. So guys and girls take your time ,enjoy and then settle down with someone you think with whom you can share your problems with and will have the maturity to understand you.

One time watch but still a 3/5.

My favorite tracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_sAIw92Hlg( especially for the location)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXcbBlpIncs (for Farhan’s voice and lyrics)