PK REVIEW

Helmed by Rajkumar Hirani, this is an unforgettable experience.

A stranded alien searching for his remote so that he can go back home. He faces falsehoods weaved by human around them. He starts questioning the beliefs human have been following blindly.

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He befriends Bhairon Singh (played by Sanjay Dutt) who helps him to accustom in the planet. He comes across Jaggu (@anushka Sharma), falls for her, only to discover her love for Sarfaraz (@sushant Singh Rajput), who turns out to be Pakistani.

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Love, trust, religion- all have been written, knitted carefully yet fearlessly.

BHITARKANIKA NATIONAL PARK – A DAY IN BHITARKANIKA

Bhitarkanika National Park

The park is in the northeast Kendrapara district in Odisha in eastern India. The area has been designated as second Ramsar site of the state after the Chilika Lake.

The national Park and wildlife sanctuary is inundated by the rivers Brahmani Baitarani Dharma Pathsala. It hosts many mangrove species and is the second largest mangrove ecosystem in India.

Sightseeing is done in boats which have got forest department licences.

We took Dhauli Express from Howrah station that departs at 6:00 A.M. in the morning. We reached Bhadrak by 2 P. m. From there we took a car that took us to Chandbali Aranyanivas.

Spacious rooms with heater for making hot water. And a beautiful verandah.

We used to dine at the spacious dining hall.

From luscious Odisha cuisines to yummy Bengali dishes the menu offered varities.

We stayed for 2 nights. The day we reached, it was almost evening when we freshen up and got ready. And the boats only take trip in the early morning.

Next morning we commenced our journey at around 6:00 A.M. Our breakfast was parcelled by the hotel staff. They were so courteous. We didn’t need to ask for anything. They were always there to look after their guests.

Alongwith we four, there was another family in the boat. We viewed the beautiful sunlight from our boat.

The national Park is home to Saltwater crocodiles, Indian Python, King Cobra Black ibis and many other species of flora and fauna.

We got to see various crocodiles.

It was journey of around 6 hours.

After the trip, we stayed at the hotel for the night.

SANDRA BULLOCK’S BEST MOVIES

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Sandra Bullock, the amazing American German actress has amazing movies in her kitty. It’s hard to pick favourite among them. I have picked my two favorite

  1. The Proposal
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The Proposal

In this 2009 movie, Sandra Bullock stars along with Ryan Reynolds.

Margaret faces deportation to Canada, when she asks her assistant Andrew to marry her in exchange of promotion. But a visit to Andrew’s homeland changes the story.

Streaming on Netflix

2. Two Weeks Notice

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This 2002 movie has Hugh Grant along with Sandr Bullock.

Lucy starts working for handsome Wade, against certain conditions. But soon Lucy gets worn out by Wade’s constant nagging and puts up two week notice to release her. But the personal feelings waves in between.

FILIPINO MOVIES ON NETFLIX

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She’s dating the Gangster

Athena Dizon starts dating Kenji who is a gangster whom everyone fears, so that Kenji’s girlfriend Athena Abigail Tizon gets jealous. But things become topsy turvy when Athena Tizon gets ill, Kenji’s life gets twisted….

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Can’t help falling in love

Gab is all set to tie knot with her long time boyfriend Jason but she learns that she is already married to some stranger. The story unfolds as Gab tries to resolve the unlikely incident of her life.

Both movies streaming on Netflix

Mention in the comment section what you think about my choices

PARINEETA (2005) REVIEW

Based on Bengali Novella Parineeta written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Parineeta helmed by Vidhu Binod Chopra is a treat to our eyes.

The story opens with little Lolita and little Shekhar, Shekhar playing piano , Lolita roaming in the house.

Their love starts even before they could understand what love is. Lolita’s unconditional authority over Shekhar makes Shekhar possessive about her. But this lifelong romance gets interrupted by series of misunderstandings connivied by Shekhar’s father Nabin Rai who is Lolita’s house.

Vidya Balan as Lolita who also debuted with this movie looked mesmirising. Her eyes spoke everything. Sometimes it was impossible to say it’s her debut movie. Also it’s Saif Ali Khan’s best performance till date. And what to say about Mr. Dependable Girish. None could have played Girish this way other than Sanjay Dutt.

From set to hairdos, Vidhu Binod Chopra took care of every tiny details that help in setting up the perfect ambience.

Also the music, piu bole…is still ringing in my ears.

AMARKANTAK TRIP

Amarkantak- a pilgrim town and a Nagar Panchayat in Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh.

Amarkantak is a unique natural heritage area and is the meeting point of Vindhya and Satpura Ranges.

SHREE YANTRA MANDIR

The most prominent feature of the Mandir is the huge sculpture with 4 heads at the entrance. The heads represent the faces of Goddess Laxmi Saraswati Kali and Bhuvaneshwari.

KAPILDHARA WATERFALL

The beautiful Kapildhara Waterfall.

ANCIENT TEMPLES OF KALACHURI GROUP

Situated behind the Narmada Temple there are a number of temples and Surya Kund.

The most prominent spot to visit in Amarkantak is NARMADA TEMPLE and NARMADA KUND. Cameras are strictly prohibited inside. Anyone can take bath in the KUND. Flowers and other sweets are available outside for offering to the Goddess.

And there is beautiful Sonmuda .

We resided in the Amarkantak Holiday Homes. Amazing food and fabulous rooms made our stay amazing.

JABALPUR MARBLE ROCKS – A TRIP IN MADHYA PRADESH

We took a cab from Kanha to reach Marble Rocks. It took us 5 hours to reach Marble Rocks from Kanha.

Marble Rocks is an area along the Narmada River in Central India near the city of Jabalpur in Bhedaghat of Jabalpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

The river has carved the soft marble, creating a beautiful gorge of 8 km in length.

We took a boat to take a trip in the river. Our guide was traveling with us. He narrated to us that local people call this gorge – Bandar Kudni. There’s a small story behind this name – Earlier the Gorge was narrow in size, and hence , monkeys could cross over them from one side to another. This gave the name. And he narrated the story in a rhyme, which made the story more funny.

Also he told us that this white marbles are soft, their hardness is closer to soap stone. Softness allows them to be carved.

It took us 3 hours.

Best time to visit Marble Rocks is during Sharad Purnima, when Narmada Mahotsava get celebrated. White marbles appear spectacular under moonlight.

DHUANDHAAR FALLS

We reached this view by a ropeway.The view of the waterfalls from the ropeway was mesmerising.

I clicked from the ropeway

The Narmada River making its way through the World famous Marble Rocks narrows down and plunges in a waterfall known as DHUANDHAAR FALLS.

You can see the bouncing mass of mist, the powerful sounds of the waterfalls.

BRIDE FOR RENT REVIEW

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Since I started penning down my thoughts on movies I am watching, movie watching has become really tough. Instead of popcorn there’s a pen and notebook accompanying me in my Movie time.

After some terrific stories like Paatal Lok, Bulbbul, I thought of indulging in some light rom coms. So choose this Filipino movie from Netflix.

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Roco is a rich spoilt boy who cares for nothing in his life. One night he loses his investor’s money over gambling. To pay off the debt, when he tries to take advantage of his rich family, he learns that he cannot inherit his property unless he gets married. He then hires aspiring actress Rocky to act as his wife.

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Despite harbouring on the age old concept of love under circumstances, this movie has numerous humorous scenes. Also no violence despite the age old classic concept of rich boy falling for poor girl.

A beautiful story , beautiful frame and a dashing hero romancing the cute frame.

Bored this week, watch Bride for Rent on Netflix.

BULBBUL REVIEW – A POWERFUL TALE

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“Chup Rehna” – the line that comes much later in the movie but resonates with the theme of the story.

Little Bulbbul gets married to Indranil who is two decades older to her. She comes to the Haveli, befriends her devar Satya. Satya narrates him the popular folklore of Chudail with ulti pyar. But soon fairy tale turns dark as Indranil gets jealous of the proximity of his wife and brother. He lashes out his wife, sends his brother away.

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Rahul Bose did a splendid job as Zamindar Indranil and his twin brother Mahendra. Paoli dam as Choti Bahu looked so convincing.

Finally our Bulbbul played by Tripti Damri

She looked mesmerizing as the Badi Bahu. From an innocent girl who struggled with her feelings for Satya to the woman , who is ready to stand up for herself,the journey Bulbbul went through in the story will give you goosebumps.

PAHELI FILM REVIEW

It’s been fifteen years already, since Lacchi came into our life with the biggest PAHELI- Whom she should choose- the man she got married to Kisan, who left her the next morning of their wedding without any word or the ghost who seduced her by taking shape of her husband.

Directed by Amol Palekar, this humorous filmy fantasy is based on a folktale .

Shahrukh Khan in a double role with Rani Mukherjee as quirky Laachi misses to make its spot. Most of the scenes are too cliche and the predictable plot makes this musically devastated movie more worse.

Shahrukh khan and Rani Mukherjee did an amazing job, but that doesn’t help the story from sinking

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