Monday, December 14, 2015

The Story

I am going to write a story .Yes , I am gonna . I always wanted to and today I think I will. Voices in my head are like-  [Hey Nikhil , this urge to write may not be the same later ,so don’t you dare procrastinate.]   The central dogma that surrounded this decision so far was “I can and I really want to” ,but the dilemma is what I am going to write about? Will it be a slice-of-life kinda story or a thriller more likely a hair raising suspense tale …or something from the pot of fantasy to imagine upon or will it be a post apocalyptic dystopian stuff or it’s just gonna be a sci-fi piece. Best would be a mix of all. Phew! Now you see my dilemma . What’s it gonna be ?

Maybe I will just tell you a story about a boy who thought he is in a story written by another boy who thought he was but he actually wasn’t. As confusing as it sounds , I will leave it to that. Yeah , I could simply write something about a girl who knows about a serial killer’s next victim and plans to do something to everything to stop it from happening. No , it is not going to be that. Hmm , “Dream” is something that has always fascinated me. So do we have something to write on or let’s say I write about life in a dream. Or only dreams in our lives. How a guy running…panting ..breathing heavily,,,not knowing how he ended up here. Doing what he’s doing…running…not stoping. Which are these alleys that he’s running into . Through them , out into a new street. What is this place? Why is he running in the first place? Why the heck are a couple of guys running after him ..following him. And one bald guy almost at his tail trying to catch him and as soon as he takes a left there’s this huge guy blocking his way.A blow that came from nowhere. A blow so fast and hard that now there’s only darkness.  Down he is , a gun pointed at him and he just got shot. Maybe all this is just another dream he thinks, just like the one he saw last night where he was a detective doing some deducing , or its just a hallucination coz he hasn’t slept in days. Wait then how come it was a dream the other night. Shit , this doesn’t  make any sense. Calm down it’s just another dream.Calm down. Holy mother of god ..I am bleeding , but if it’s just a dream then why does it hurt so bad. So damn bad. Why does it?

Naah , I should leave that to the experts who know a lot more about these topics. So , What I am gonna write about ?

I could tell you about the infamous adventures about my college days which my classmates never seem to get bored of narrating. How we went on a bike ride during the most chilling night of the year to a hillstation almost 100 kms from my hostel. How impromptu was our decision and how we end up at a checkpost spending our night on the pavements of that very checkpost. Coz 1) The bike we used was not ours  (FYI , wasn’t a stolen one either was borrowed) 2) Neither of us had a license or a helmet 3) And yeah there were 3 of us. Whoa , thinking about it now , the police guys surely had his reasons. No , I am gonna tell you about all that . It would be just another college-days-stuff . Cliché.  So what I am gonna write about?

Yeah , I got it , I will tell a story about an aficionado who wanted to do it all and how he does it all eventually. His need to know stuffs , his need to achieve things , his urge to travel , his want to read all the classic works , his want to lead a life he always dreamt of. Hmm , sounds interesting but not today. Maybe someday I will write a story. Someday I will tell you a story worth reading and thought provoking. Worthwhile reading you see. One day I will tell you a great story or series of stories. One day I will . Oh wait! ..coming to think about it , in a way, I just did.

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Man Without Fear

Not just me but every single person on this earth , who has come across the character or saw the movie starring Affleck was quite skeptical before watching this. And can’t blame them can we? The last outing is still considered as One of the worst comic book adaptations ever , I don’t second that thought to the fullest but ya , I do agree that the character didn’t get the adaptation he deserved. So , after 12 years after that Marvel decides to go for a reboot and to everybody’s surprise this time they decide to bring him to the TV-verse as A Netflix Original series : Marvel’s Daredevil. Man oh man , was that a treat to watch or what.
Netflix released all the episodes (13) which was the whole 1st season(like they are known to do) on April , 10th  and I couldn’t stop myself from watching the whole series as soon as it was available and I could finish the whole thing in a few sittings. And I have never ever been so glad , to have finished a thing in one go.

“You’ve got to feel what’s not there as much as what is”

Based on Frank Miller’s : The Man without fear , this TV series takes you on one hella ride from the word go. Starting from the 1st scene to the last scene of Episode 13 , everything was so beautifully crafted. Matt Murdock , a blind lawyer is actually a masked vigilante who fights crime and will be known as the Daredevil. What’s more awesome than this plot itself. So , the story unravels with proper character development of all the characters involved. The antagonist , who will eventually be called as the King-Pin deserves a special mention for his top notch portrayal as the cold blooded villain who is kinda insane  quite huge but normal in a way. He loves his city so much , that he can do anything to everything for it. 

The best thing about this show is the raw action sequences and the character trying to fight the devil in him. Is he actually a devil in a Man’s flesh or even thinking that is a blasphemy or he is just a guy who’s trying to do good?  Watch the series to know it for yourself. Not only the cinematography was fantastic and crafted to perfection but the whole feel to the series felt so darn right. For some it maybe quite dark but for a viewer looking forward to watch some quality superhero genre defining TV series which is also a crime drama , it doesn’t get better than this. This has got one of the best dialogues , awesome cinematography , jaw dropping raw action sequences and one of the best opening themes that I have come across lately. This is not just the best Superhero TV Show ever but it is one of the best crime drama shows out there with a strong plot intriguing enough to keep you interested till the very end. 
“Some men don't fear death , it is the living that scares the crap out of them”

Friday, February 20, 2015

American Sniper : Clint Eastwood without a doubt hits a bulls-eye with this!

I went in expecting a normal war movie or at most a biopic kind of a movie about a war movie. I couldn’t be any wrong . It wasn’t just a normal movie. Sir Clint Eastwood , your contribution to the cinema keeps amazing me as the days go by and I watch on. Direction was really good , felt real and raw to say the least. Clint Eastwood hits a bull’s-eye with American Sniper.

You actually feel , what it is like to come back from a war or a tour as they term it. It shatters some , kills many and hits everyone with a intensity that they feel to recover ever. This is a true story about a Navy SEAL Sniper who is a true patriot and the way he saves many lives in turn , makes him a Legend. Bradley Cooper , this guy just keeps on getting better , keeps on outdoing himself. An inspiring character played in a best possible way by a fantastic . Bradley Cooper was nothing short of Phenomenal. He made the character looks so real and since he is makes it more amazing. His portrayal of Chris Kyle etches him on the list of “Great actors”.

This movie , without a doubt rightly has the right to be in by best war movies ever list. The believable account is what keeps you engaged and at the edge of your seat throughout. Some scenes are so well done , that you want to get up from your seat and shout”Go…go…go!”This movie describes pride , honor and respect so well that you won’t be able to stop yourself from getting engaged to this realistic motion picture. 
American Sniper ,  is an engaging , brutally powerful movie which definitely deserves to be among the best movies of the year ’14 and rightly  highlights the contribution of one of the greatest soldier in American history.