Once again, I am starting my post with this ever favourite line of mine!!! Its been a long time since I wrote my last post on Kaminey. Again, I am looking into the reasons behind this long gap and as excuses, this time, I have a lot. Well, there have been two 0r three posts in the drafts stage from a long time but sadly, for most of them I am not even willing to complete. Again, I have excuses for this also.
My blog has mostly been on hindi films as the central issue and since, there has not been any new hindi film after kaminey that worths even watching so writing on them is a long shot. Its been a festive season here but sadly, it has not been that a festive season in bollywood. A few films that are realeased after Kaminey include 'Dil Bole Hadippa', 'Wanted', 'Whats Your Raashi' and others. Dil Bole.... being one of the Yash Raj banner film could have been good for many but looking at the recent trends of that production house I could not gather the courage to go to the movie, and in fact, after 'Tashan', 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic' and 'Bachna Ae Haseeno', I had even promised myself that I am not going to watch any movie from Yash Raj's. As far as Wanted is concerned, the reviews have not been so bad but by promos it looked like just another action movie of Salman's, something like Tere Naam. Frankly speaking I don't like Salman much and neither I liked Tere Naam as much that I could go and watch it again; so wanted was out of the reckoning. About 'What's Your....', being a Ashutosh Gowariker's directed film, it arouse a bit of curiosity in me but thinking about it in some detail, it was again out of the list. No doubt, Ashutosh has been a fantastic film maker after making Lagaan, Swadesh and Jodha-Akbar. All these films have something in common, they all are serious movies with something of a new look in them. One more thing that was common was the lenght of all these movies, they are too slow and too long. When looking at Ashutosh from these angles it was hard to believe that he is making a romantic comedy. And now looking at the reviews of the film, it seems he has failed miserably. This movie is again very long with 12 boring songs and for such a movie, wasting that much of time is nowhere a healthy option.
It was about why I could not write anything on hindi films. Then, I had a few drafts on some 'current affairs'. They only remained in the draft stage and are now expected to be in that stage forever since those 'current' affairs are not current any more. First there was the issue of swine flu spread in India then there was the internal crisis in BJP and then there was this austerity issue of congress'. Thanks to the present day media that we have, these were the burning topics in each and every household on each and every channel for the last copule of months or so but presently, this same media forgot all these topics after one or two days for each of them. Finally, I decided to write on the state of media in our country and then I thought there have been already many voices for this and many debates have already taken place on what should be the role of media and hence I decided against raising my voice and adding to already a maximal voice on this very topic.
Lastly, I had decided to write something on 'The Remains of the Day', a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. This was my latest endeavour in the field of English Literature and I admit I liked it very much.I wanted to write something on this but it could not come out. Well, this time I have no any concrete excuse for this and it was out of my sheer laziness that I could not write it. I still hope to write on it someday and hope that day will come soon.............................