Monday, 15 August 2016 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

How we can contribute to the nation's glory!!!

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We are celebrating our Independence Day today which is a great patriotic feeling for each one of us as we remember the great freedom fighters who fought for the independence selflessly. Because of their efforts and courage and our soldier's bravery at the border, we are enjoying our lives with great liberty. Our nation is one of the biggest democracy in the world and that's another reason to be very proud of who we are. Last midnight, I was awake to watch Dipa Karmakar's Olympic's event. She was in the final and we had great expectations from her to bring home a medal. Unfortunately, she was pushed below in the ranking table by the next two competitors who played after her. But while watching that game and thinking of what she might do for the nation, I came across a thought that made me think a lot.

Dipa Karmakar started showing her interest in gymnastics when she was just 6 years old. Did she take this decision at 6 years thinking about how she is going to represent the country at the world level tomorrow? No! It was just a pure interest in a game like any other child. It is only her commitment in the game that brought her so far in the right direction that she ended up in a final competition of Olympics tournament.

We always think what can we do for the nation so that we can feel proud of ourselves. But then we conclude it with the thought that neither we are in the army nor in the Indian cricket team to do something so let's skip the thought. Politics does not even come in mind because of the image that today's leaders have created otherwise we would have skipped even that idea considering our negligence of interest towards that direction. But every day, in our routine life itself, we have great opportunity to serve our nation by doing nothing extra not even for a second. 

We always remember APJ Abdul Kalam as one of the best presidents our nation ever had. He was never a political leader but a scientist. Because he excelled in his field that he was given this responsibility of serving the nation as president. Even if he would not have accepted President's position, his work would have always been mentioned in India's development in the field that he worked in. Our intention should always be the same. We should try to excel in our studies or job or passion. This directly or indirectly brings glory to our nation. Suppose if in an IT industry, you are a developer/tester and the client is from some other country. If we are working sincerely with a positive attitude, the project will get implemented in another country. The amount for which will get deposited in an Indian account. Indirectly, just by doing your job for earning your salary, you have resulted in some amount being getting deposited in Indian bank and the Indian IT industry got little better.

We never know how our work can benefit our nation but it does. My example was very plain and simple but whatever we do, it results in something better for our country. Hence, we should never consider our self unpatriotic or useless when it comes to country. All of us are a part of it and our contribution matters. No one might compliment us for our performance but we should know that we are doing it for ourselves and the country. So let's try being the best in the field that we are working in so that like Dipa Karmakar and Sachin Tendulkar, even we can bring glory to our nation globally, directly like them or indirectly. :-)

A very Happy Independence to all!!!



Review: Mohenjo Daro: A fine attempt!!! ***

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Mohenjo Daro is another movie that was awaited since its announcement. And when we talk about Ashutosh Gowariker, there is always high expectations from him. He has given Bollywood some of the best modern classic movies like Lagaan, Swades, Jodha Akbar etc. Hrithik's involvement in his film raises the expectation more than the double because he is one of the most hard-working and inspirational actor in today's time. For Mohenjo Daro, the makers had a lot of money out of which they had an opportunity to create something very epic like Baahubali etc. After watching the movie, I do feel that the effort has been put but somewhere, they couldn't hit the jackpot with the kind of resources they had.

The movie begins slowly and takes it time to develop the momentum. Only after Hrithik reaches Mohenjo Daro and meets the girl he likes does the story moves ahead. Till then, its very slow which has always been the drawback of Gowariker's movies. He does not keep the things paced and fast. He likes to move slowly with the main plot and takes a lot of time in building the premises. It worked with Jodha Akbar, Swades etc but it doesn't look great every time. The story really begins in 2nd half when all the fighting, actions and revelations take place. The concept that Ashutosh built himself of how people must have been living during 2016 BC and what actually must have happened that Mohenjo Daro got destroyed is brilliant. The only problem is that it has several references from previous Bollywood movies because of which it didn't seem to be new by any means. 

The set is grand and the VFX is fine. If VFX could have been handled little more passionately, the movie would have looked much grandeur than now. Hrithik Roshan has given his soul to each and every scene and it shows on the screen. There is no complaint from him except that he should ask for few changes like other superstars according to himself. Pooja Hegde is not up to the mark which is another reason why the movie looks dull whenever she is involved. Kabir Bedi, Arunodaya Singh and other supporting casts have also played their parts well. The music of the movie is very soulful and no complains from A R Rehman. I give this movie 3 stars. It is one-time watch.



Review: Rustom: One of the best movies this year!!! ****

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"Rustom" has been one of the most-awaited movies of this year and now that it has been watched, I would say that the wait was worthy enough. This movie is also based upon a true event hence the excitement was above par to know how it has been executed on screen. The director has ensured that the movie is well fictionalized to make it commercial but not letting the soul leave the story. Rustom is about a naval officer who finds that his wife has been cheating him with his best friend after returning from 3 months long duty. In the rage, he murders his friend. And then later on, a scam gets introduced which gets integrated with this whole event. Also, court proceedings take place as Rustom surrenders to the police right after killing his friend. 

The screenplay of the movie is very gripping and holds the audience together. The writer hasn’t wasted time in coming to the main point of the story. Right from the 1st scene, the movie stays focused on its topic and doesn’t lose its momentum by showing some not-so-important sub-plots which generally happens in Bollywood. The songs are also inserted carefully which doesn’t let the pace of the story-telling get effected. The dialogues in the movie are also powerful. The court scenes are nicely done with a pinch of humour. They have maintained a nice decorum during these scenes. All the characters are also nicely used in the movie without unwanted addition to confuse the audience.

Talking about the performances, Akshay Kumar looks great in the navy uniform. His spine is straight throughout the movie which speaks about how the actor wanted to not commit mistake while playing such a strong character. This is the performer in Akshay Kumar that we always wait to watch and thankfully, he is giving a strong movie each year since last 4 years now. Ileana D’Cruz looks very charming, beautiful and elegant on screen. I have never found her this beautiful before. Rest, all the supporting casts have also done very well. The music of the music is also soulful. Specially, the song “Tere Sang Yaara”. I give this movie 4 stars out of 5. Definitely, watchable.