We count days and nights during our worst time to snatch a piece of mind and ensure the time of sadness and pain wipes away in quick succession. It is never easy to hold on to any bad phase or prevent it from swallowing your important aspect of the head.
There are indeed five stages of grief… We face, then question why ?, also give our bit of effort to win the tug of war between us and our emotions, accept what we faced, finally march ahead with hope and brisk of a better time ahead. Well, its easier said than done. Moreover its tough to think and act as if we reached the height of the smiling peak. Every situation we kiss doesnt share the same situation and kiss us back. Instead it shys away because the time is afraid of facing the harsh realities. What I have learnt till date on this planet keeps on knocking my brains instigating you are born to create your life and drive your emotions in the highway as per your choice. The reason most of us turn towards tears is because we let someone enter our car of life and give them the authority to advice us how we should live and drive my own life. Now when this becomes a habit and a regular staple food, those authority seekers leaves our car of life leaving behind a void. We make ourselves responsible. Lets not make us responsible for the climax of every episode in this fruitful life, instead its better to pluck the ripe fruit in the beginning.
We youth have raw emotions where emotions are real quick and it makes us a saint or a devil during periods of war with our loved ones. Not to worry, these helps us learn what we have in our palm to cover and what not. Its okay to cry, laugh, fight..but its never okay to stop learning from bad phases and create same phase again…we should learn and instigate in our brain for a better future. Then we sense maturity. Maturity is constructed, its not available in online stores…
We are well aware of the creation of Byomkesh Bakshy and the importance of this character sleuth in Bengali literature. The smart and suave fictitious character of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay needs to be dealt appropriately keeping in mind the emotions attached with it. Although Byomkesh Bakshi was adapted on screen and TV by many veteran filmmakers, yet this presentation under the smart and intellectual guidance of Dibakar Banerjee breaks the bar and thwarts across bringing new variance of the legendary novel.
When I heard the talks of the trade in and around media, it seemed another spoiler on it’s way and the image of Byomkesh will be stampeded on national level. Thankfully, Dibakar Banerjee provided calm and composed output to us who are well equipped with the tales of Byomkesh and his characterization since our lollipop days. The trailer indeed knocked ifs and buts in my mind when it hit the eyes of the mass, however with the release of the film I felt it was a complete new adaptation with shades of Dibakarian film making. Movie goers who are not aware of the stories behind Byomkesh Bakshy must know it is a mixture of two extremely end of the cliff stories “Satyanweshi” and “Artamanartham” which literally states the first ever case of the sleuth and the other one related to a property dispute respectively.
The film is a blended cocktail of masterclass cinematography, flawless performance from the leads, Exquisite art direction and impeccable screenplay. It starts off with a baggage of confusion in mind where I was scratching my head to figure out which story this is gonna be. First few minutes are the original sketch of Urmi Juvekar and Dibakar where Byomkesh is even slapped by Ajit in their very first meet. There was a bit exaggeration taken into account which seemed irrelevant commanding a romantic exposure of Bakshy. To some extent it pulled off characters from other tales too. Dibakar deftly inserted the Japanese attacks on Calcutta in 1943 with the story. It must have been a nail biting task for the entire crew to pull off such a big project in Calcutta underplaying the atmosphere of mid world war II with a story that still survives within the literary Bengali mind. It starts off like a slow moving local train which just departed from Howrah but accelerates quickly as soon as the mystery seems to unfold with twists and games coming into the picture. Nowhere it took a back seat to feel sorry for the rupees debited from the bank card. Nikos Andritsakis (never heard his name) must have got his name from Nikon because his visualization portrayed brilliant moving images. His camera angles and photography looked brilliant with shades of color and grey marking the brilliant work of camera sitting on a tripod.
To talk about the cast, Sushant Singh Rajput deserves lot of praise for the audacity to consider a daunting task of the character which was already taken care by critically acclaimed Uttam Kumar, Rajit Kapur, Abir Chatterjee. The roles which he portrayed before and this one are poles apart. Having said that he pulled it off with exuberance and his hard work to sharpen the culture, posture and movements of Byomkesh Bakshi were sharp as the tigers tooth. Anand Tiwari who played Ajit (Byomkesh’s sidekick) made a good impact and was a formidable tag team partner with Sushant to create the great camaraderie which we have read about. Niraj Kabi as the antagonist Dr. Anukul Guha had the last roar, quite similar to the one Javed Miandad could do when he hit Chetan Sharma off for a six in the last ball. He ended the cinematic venture with panache making it clear how villains should express when they are caught. Swastika Mukherjee did not impress this time. I felt she did well in all her previous movies. Her portrayal of Anguri Devi went low as the movie ended, wish Rani Mukherjee had agreed to the role. All in all it’s a new wave of cinema with originality of the fimmaker sprouting out.
Even if you go for it, “disappointment” shouldn’t be your word. For those who are unaware of the character please look for a droplet of idea from Google about Byomkesh Bakshi. Signing off with 4/5.
Did you see a person loitering over left over food !
If you do see, Why cry over your one broken dream ?
Wake up and feel you are much better than he is,
So let it be.
There are people dodging to take one next step with a leg,
If you do see, why cry on not able to get a ride ?
Wake up and feel you have two legs to walk and run.
So let it be.
We have seen the world evict from this planet over gun powder ,
If you do see, why cry and fight over a match India lost ?
Wake up and feel you have a world where you are safe to go out
So let it be.
All around us Laden took down the power of the Pentagon,
If you do see, why cry over a scratch on your own car ?
Wake up and feel you have a shelter which no one grounded.
So let it be.
Jobless people crave for just an income to come their way,
If you do see, why cry over a hundred less hike in appraisal ?
Wake up and feel you earn enough to purchase arrogance
So let it be.
Innocent expressions of that li’l pup asking for food,
If you do see, why nudge over a extra less item for you ?
Wake up and feel lucky to be born as the human
So let it be.
The world is a small pebble among many stones,
Today we will earn, Tomorrow we will spend, Day after we will earn again,
Wake up and look around we have all, still we are at fall,
So let it be, let it be, let it be
I started my life
through the leaves of wisdom
I started my walk
through the thorns of ingenuity
i persisted long enough to earn my purpose,
though it didn’t last long
o my tears
scroll not down
you are meant to stay inside
‘coz i will quench my thirst
which the heart summons….
here i start my new path towards exposure. Studies alone wont help you to go ahead in life. A working culture, innovative idea, desperate goal seeking abilities, unlimited hunger for societal image and brushed up outlook matters a lot in this environment. Thereby i landed up with an opportunity to be part of a big name in the IT industry and try my hands at computers and chairs and being paid for the time i will deploy. I am aiming towards learning and only learning because i don’t stand in a position to judge my abilities and the other surrounding people connected towards my work and time.The world is getting competitive and if you don’t hold a degree and an experience you better settle on the Radcliffe line. New age starts tomorrow. Pretty excited for the new opportunity. Lets see how much potential i have got hidden in my soul.
Disrupted are my dreams
shattered in million bits
i stay awake at night
watching the glowing moonlight
Hovering around for place
to sit and make an impact
fields are filled for the race
wonder will i be the muse extract.
Fate scoring above merit
snatching justice ubiquitous
rotten system torn in splits
roaring aloud-malodorous bastards.
Petulant mind strangling my head
asking for spirit the inner soul
impeccably perfunctory the time it seems
foul smelling humans pretends to be ill
She says clock’s not your sweet at this hour
impecunious is your time, not you
be miles apart from the goons of failure
failure should touch your heart bringing the best in you
Well, it is not a spoiler at all. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani may not be the benchmark for Ayan Mukherji but not even a bore to watch. It has those old fundas of this generation carrying the unmatched attitude, lunatic activities and fathomable humor. We already came across such storyline prior to YJHD where school friends get along for a rendezvous after long pause of contact and despite all odds between them they fall in love, may be even fail for some time to come back with a bang. Whatever the story seems to be is a predictable one and seems like bits and pieces of Dil Chahta Hain and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara where the whole criteria of engaging time for this Dharma movie circles around friendship and its elasticity towards further emotional heartfelt connections. What works for the Ranbir starrer is their chemistry and outstanding performances justifying the appropriate performances that the character of Bunny and Naina should have been.
The story has nothing much to tell apart from the inarticulate locales of Nainital which for me is the piece-de-resistance of the first half. The rudiments of the movie are very simple. All the four characters i.e. Bunny, Naina, Avi and Aditi hail from the same schooling background but things change when they realize it’s time to move on with their own dreams and ambitions taking their desired path. The change in career path sets a barrier of time gap eventually loosening the connection and hurting the expectations of a few. Bunny is someone who likes to explore the world and making his globetrotting a profession too which eventually makes him a successful dude in his own idealism and hunger to thrive his dedication towards pulling of the fast track life with experience and rejuvenation at every single step. Naina is the geek of the four with a silent attitude, not even near to being a spoiled brat, one who does not even drink, a medical student with big glasses stating her foray of being a introvert and happy go lucky with a family. Avi portrayed by Aditya Roy Kapoor is similar to Bunny has no ambitions and only thrives to bet for cricket and is not able to clear up the habit of being in and around betting (juwa) even after years when his pals go ahead with life. Aditi by Kalki Koechlin is tom boy around and seems to be the dude between guys with similar choices and a favourite of Bunny and Avi who eventually change from a vibgyor hairs, short T’s and classy westernized girl to a desi and traditional Indian lady about to get married. All of them take a trek to the white covered snow capped mountains of Nainital where Naina joins accidentally without anyone’s notice but with a glimpse of idea from Aditi and then starts the roller coaster ride of hullaballoo, fun, indefatigable enriching moments, bizarre happenings everywhere everytime. Things change after the impeccable journey where everyone makes way for their wants from life and career. After many odd years they reconcile at Aditi’s marriage this time with a more matured visualization of life and importance for people and relationships creating a path for their heart and adjusting career keeping in mind for the closed ones ending on a happy note and acceptable from the realistic point of view.
The first half was proper to watch with funny moments and lively bonding between the four besties. The second half got a bit over the top with eulogizing dramas, tears, emotions etc. The soundtrack created magic everytime it banged on the eardrum. The movie would have fallen flat on the face of the producers if it was not Ayan on the chair of the director, because there was nothing new to tell, only his sensible value added scenes made way for the stellar performances from Ranbir and the other casts.
The anecdote could have been much better. There is nothing to complaint about the screenplay, lead performances, and badtameez music. If Wake Up Sid was not Ayan’s first he would have got much better remarks, but since he already gave a fresh new subject with his first one, here he fails to carry on that freshness and elongates the story unnecessarily sometimes. Ranbir is unreachable, Pritam deserves a hi-5, Deepika carries her applauses from Cocktail impeccably and Ayan Mukherjee a great talent indeed. From my artificial bag of ratings, I put my hands out with 3.5/5 just because of direction, cinematography and Ranbir Kapoor.