Waiting for a good one!!

I am disappointed, again! I am a die-hard Ranbir fan. Undoubtedly, Ranbir Kapoor’s charm is superlative, but why does he have to choose projects which fail to click with me. I saw him first in Bachna Ae Haseeno, and that was a first class performance by a very cute boy. I saw that movie twice, which is a big deal cause I never did that before for any other movie (now that I think, except for Jab We Met). Perhaps, BAH clicked, not only because of his captivating good looks but also because of the concept. I could totally relate to the idea of going beyond the obvious to say sorry to someone you hurt.

And then I was eagerly waiting for RockStar, which turned out to be nothing more than music for soul. Of course I loved the music, but having said that, the only thing that added more to this film, for me, was his character’s presentation. Some people said they simply adored the movie, but not me. Even though Ranbir was in it. The concept of an ex-lover trying to disturb a girl’s married life is totally unjustified to me. Perhaps I needed more reason to goof up poor dying lady’s marriage. And to add to it, Nargis was too much to tolerate for 3 hours…sorry lady, but that’s the truth!


And now, I was expecting a lot from YJHD, but it’s nothing more than yet another disappointment. The direction is poor, the story has so less to it. The only USP being that people would love to see the two-ex patch up again. In fact, some dialogues really did add a meaning (read masala) to their broken-relationship. Though Kareena and Shahid failed to create fun out of Milenge Milenge , Deepika-Ranbir have done much better a job here.  Kalki is again looking terrible in Indian ethnic wear, gal please spare us of your horrible lehanga looks. You look anorexic and malnutrition-ed.

And although the director could make even the Melbourne audience whistle and clap on their kiss, neah, still not good enough for me!!

Ranbir, buck up Man!

My Brave Bub!!

Here goes the story. We were on a vacation in Penang when we decided to visit the famous hill. It was a fun ride up to the hilltop and the weather couldn’t have been more pleasant!! The aerial view of Penang was mesmerizing. We were exploring the different cultural exhibit stalls when my brave bub here, noticed the stall where tourists were getting their pics clicked with this giant reptile. I had my heart in my mouth when I saw her daring to line up in the queue to get her pic clicked too. Hub and I were in total amazement, given that it was a snake, a Snake!! and this 3 year old gal wanted to wrap it around herself (perhaps she thought it was just a really broad skipping rope, silly!!)….Anyway, we didn’t want to show her how scared we were, so we did line up with her, and in my mind, I started thinking of ways to trick her into the neighbour henna tattoo stall before her turn comes up. This brave gal didn’t move to get even a lolly unless her turn came and when it did, to my joy, the guy at the stall declared “she’s too young to hold the heavy snake around her neck/back’, but what came next had me shaking from head to toe, “but she could sit with just the tail on her lap while one of her parents holds the snake”!! Aaaaaah, I just wanted to press my hands against her ears, so that she doesn’t hear the alternative solution to her dream click with a Python.

Anyhow, we did try to convince her by saying that the man is saying that only big girls can have a pic with the python and we’ll come here again after a few years to get your pic clicked. But my girl, so full of emotions, said: “I am not so small, I am also a big girl, I always finish my food and you had said that whenever I finish my food I grow”. Now, what would a mom’s heart do at that statement being thrown at it by your oh-so-cute-teary-eyed-gal? Well Well Well, the mom side of my brain ushered in courage in the remaining scared part and there we were, again in the queue.

And our turn came, we were up on the stage. I am not sure I asked how heavy it was, but I can proudly say I was lighter. So there it was this yellow colour biiiig, heavvvy, slimmmyyyy, yuckkkkkk thing wrapped on my neck and shoulders, with my heart sitting next to me, yeah I mean quite literally. Now the twist, this brave and curious-to-wrap-a-snake-on-her-body girl,  suddenly became so scared and couldn’t even manage a smile with the snake so close to her. And because of her, I had to keep the snake on unless she smiles and has a good click, but she didn’t and finally, I gave up.

And this is how the final pic came out, with the cruel mom scaring her cute daughter with the reptile. <Screaming>Now That’s not True!!!!!!!!