Mohabbat

"Mohabbat bhi Zindagi ki tarah hoti hai
Har mod asaan nehi hota, har mod pe khushiya nehi milti.
Jab hum zindagi ka saath nehi chhodte toh
Mohabbat ka saath kyun chhode??
---Mohabbatein

Monday, 12 February 2018

The Announcement...Half Fiction

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While we, me and my friend, were crossing the enquiry/help center near the side of the river after exploring the front portion of the fair, my friend informed me

…you know, it is said that in this fair the announcement for the missing people does not stop for long three days and three nights, the days of fair.


I was very much surprised listening this, became curious and kept my ears opened. It was around 2pm, in last two hours we have explored the front portion of the fair and have taken lunch also, now we needed some rest, so we reached the river and sat on the sands, spent almost one hour there then again started our journey to explore the rest of the fair, we were heading towards the temple then suddenly an idea knocked into my mind, I recalled my memory…who were there in the enquiry centre we have just crossed and remembered there are three four volunteers, few policemen and army jawans, oh God police officers and Jawans, no, no forget about that centre, let me try in the next one.


There is another enquiry centre near the temple, it needed few more minutes to reach there, I started to stretch my hands and legs, moved my waist in right and left side, my friend exclaimed

…what are you doing, walk properly in this crowd otherwise you can fall down.

I replied with a smile

…just checking whether I am feeling energetic or not, actually there happened some irregularity in my exercise in last few days.

And you have to check it here…he replied with a smile.

I did not answer him.

After a while my friend got interest in some handicrafts and was busy to choose one of them in a shop and asked for my help, I informed

…I have to go somewhere, you pls carry on and give me the jacket.

You will wear jacket this time !!!!! in this scorching heat and in this crowd you are feeling cold?...he asked very curiously.

I smiled and asked him to do hurry, so he brought out my jacket from his bag and handed over to me, wearing that jacket, keeping the chain open, I headed towards the enquiry centre near the temple, I already noticed that except some volunteers there were no police officers or jawans.


I need to make an announcement for a missing one…I informed one of the volunteers

You pls come inside and don’t worry we will help you at our level best…he tried to consolidate me.

I entered in the centre, made of bamboos and tarpaulins.

Tell me the name and the address of the missing one…the volunteer requested me.

You don’t need to take much load, you just repeat my words, it will help the missing one to relate with us more easily…I informed him.
He looked at me with curved eyes and at the end agreed.

“Kritika Chatterjee, you are requested to visit the enquiry centre near the temple, Kritika Chatterjee, you are requested to visit the enquiry centre near the temple”


Announcing this he looked at me for the next sentence and listening to the sentence very carefully he started the announcement again…

“Kritika Chatterjee, you are requested to visit the enquiry centre near the temple, Rahul Sengupta is waiting for you”

Then looked at me, I told the next sentence and then he immediately started the announcement…

“Kritika Chatterjee, Rahul is waiting for you; he does not know your status from last twelve year, Kritika Chatterje….


He stopped and looked at me…the anger, curiosity and the surprise all could be noticed in his face, he shouted out

…are you making fun here?

I smiled and replied very calmly

…you claim that you will help the people to find out their closed ones who are missing, so logically I asked for your help.

“Catch him”, “catch him”…the other two volunteers shouted out.


Wow!!!! Much expected , I was ready for it, jumped over the fence and hide myself in the crowd, walked as fast as possible and then crawled for few seconds and when stood up I already put off my jacket, then with a casual walk I returned to my friend.


This pic originally shared in my other blog "A Wolverine's World"


 He was looking at me with irritation and anger. I tried to explain

…I thought, if she has visited this fair then maybe listening the announcement…

Without listening to my explanation he started walking towards the temple.

I called him…Hey Rahul listen to me...

And ran behind him.

After almost half an hour he started behaving normally. We roamed in the fair for next three hours and while stepping out from the fair the announcement for missing people were continuing which could be heard very clearly and yes, the announcement did not stop in last four hours, I prayed to God

wish, no one in this world become detach from their loved ones, it pains a lot.






Wednesday, 7 February 2018

बिना जज़्बात कुछ अल्फाज़...Mansi Mittal

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वो शाम,वो रात

वो तेरी कही हर एक बात

समझते थे जिसे हम ज़िंदगी भर का साथ

रखे थे संदुक मे सजाकर खास तेरे वो अल्फाज़,

ये जाना, ये समझा,

आज यहॉ, कल वहॉ

इस ज़माने मे घुमते भी है जज़्बात

कल जो थे मेरे,

आज कहीं और

किसि और के लिए बसते है ये

जज़्बात और ये अल्फाज़

@Mansi







Mansi Sharma Mittal is a blogger and a content writer who has worked with prominent brands. Her work has been published in Anthology 'The Seasons '. She also blogs at various parenting sites. She is currently working on her manuscript.To regularly blogs through 

A mother by heart and a writer by soul is what defines her most.

  






Monday, 5 February 2018

Columbus in Colkata...My View

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When it’s about  movies…I am very much choosy and careful after my last two years of watching experiences, except some selected directors I always avoid watching movies of other directors.


But last Sunday I was hopeless, except watching the Bengali movie I have no other way left coz I was feeling very much bored and the only option left is that certain Bengali Movie.


“Colkatay Columbus”(Columbus in Colkata) …this title made me irritated for my past experience, the thoughts knocked into my mind…that same “show off” title that contains a meaningless plot, as I don’t have the habit of watching television so I did not came across the trailer of the movie which helps you to guess the plot but when I ended watching the entire movie it made me too much happy and this is the reason I decided to share this with you, neither I am a movie reviewer nor I have expertise in this genre so it’s not a “movie review” better to say it is my “view” on the movie.




The Characters


The story is about two boys…

Soumik Gupta(“Sam” in short),who has been forced to leave his house eight years earlier and after lots of struggle he has been able to be self-dependent ,working as a RJ in a famous Bengali FM channel, residing with Balohory Roy in the house of Balohori’s uncle, Sam is a singer also, a self made one and wants to publish his own album but does not have money so he has found a way….


Balohory Roy(“Roy” in short), lost his parents in childhood and have been brought up by his paternal aunt and uncle, presently he is working in a MNC but in last few years he is unable to get a salary hike or promotion and always been dominated by his boss.


How the movie starts

Sam and Roy, both are frustrated from life coz none of their dreams are coming true, Sam is unable to publish a music album and Roy is frustrated with office issues.

In a weekend they went for a certain trip and while returning they met a stranger in the street who blocked their car while crossing, they found the person bit confused and when asked the person replied

Am Christopher Columbus,do you know him?”

So the movie takes its speed from here, in the beginning Sam and Roy did not believe the person, though the stranger (Columbus) described lots of infos. And experiences about his journey of exploration but still they did not believe him coz anyone can give such infos. remembering Wikipedia but at the end they decided to take him with them with the thought…may be this person is fake, maybe he is not Columbus but his words explain it clear that the person has huge knowledge and knows the way to success and then Roy explains it in soliloquy that…”a drowning man catches at a straw”.


Theme of the Movie

This is the most interesting part of the movie…

In the journey of life if give a deeper look then we will find that…”we all are explorer” 

“Everyone is searching, lots of competitions”

Yes this is the plot of the movie

We all are searching something, we all want to fulfill our dreams and wishes, and the way the writer and director Saurav Palodhi has depicted the characters in the movie is really amazing and deserves lots of praises. Sam is in search for someone who will invest in his music album where Roy wants salary hike, promotion and not to be dominated by his boss so he is trying to convince his second boss repeatedly.

Now comes another lead character
 
Sneha, who helped Sam to get the job in radio station and presently working in the same office, Sneha is in love with Sam but never been able to propose him or better to say avoided to propose coz Sam is busy with Shakira…


So, Sneha is finding a way to get Sam in her life.


The search of every human being has been presented very nicely through these four lead characters (there is one more lead character in the movie, which I have found the most logical with the contemporary situation which reflects the good observation power and intellect of Saurav Palodhi) which have covered up almost all the dimensions which reflects the directorial and writing capability of Mr.Saurav…Columbus was busy to guide Shyam and Roy and following Columbus’ instructions they progressed a lot towards their dreams but in the mean time while moving in the street Columbus forget the way to return Roy’s house, when both the friends were busy to find him and were worried that time “Bartha Kaku”(Bartha Uncle) , I mean Bartolomeo Dias(The contemporary explorer of Columbus) appeared in their house to hand over the cradle of Columbus, he explained one of the natures of Columbus…”he wanted to reign in the field of exploration alone and if he finds someone searching for something then Columbus will try to find it earlier than any other” …when “Bartha Kaku” was explaining the mindset of Columbus and also said he was jealous to others then the synchronization of scenes is fantastic and the scenes are…


Columbus was busy to find the way to return back to Roy’s house…he met lots of people in the streets

An old man with long beard and unclean dress sitting beside the street, when Columbus asked…Are you finding something?

That old fellow replied…yes, I am finding my daughter, she took part in a political rally with this flag, I have got the flag but not my child.


Then Columbus met a beggar who was trying to bring out the coin from the other side of a fence through a stick, Columbus suggested him to use a long stick and when the person went to find a long stick and returned back with one then he found Columbus has already brought out the coin and vanished, after this beggar Columbus met two boys in the side of the river and when asked what are they doing there, the boys replied …”people throws coin here in Holy Ganges and we take out the coins with these magnets”, Columbus asked them to give him the magnet and both the boys denied, scene changed here…Bartha Uncle was busy to provide information about Columbus to Sam and Roy and when the scene again returned to Columbus…it was shown that somehow Columbus has managed to get a magnet from them and showing the magnet Columbus says …”invention again, If I say I have invented it out of curiosity then people will reply

...”Oh, ho the boy is so talented” 

But if I say I have invented this for money then the same people will reply very excitedly with praise

...”yes, that’s the invention”


This is the Golden rule of acceptance


So, the movie not only shows how we all are busy to run behind our dreams rather it also shows one of the biggest truths that…sometime some people or there are some people with such a mindset always that…there will be someone in our life one day who will make our life easier.


Except these the films has depicted the different dimensions of human nature through Columbus, there are lots of controversies and criticisms about Columbus(as it happens with all legends), so Columbus here is just a general personification to explain the human natures… jealousy, meanness, superiority complex, ego, indomitable spirit, fighting nature, feelings of insecurity etc.etc. etc.


Why should you watch this movie


Mir, the famous, very popular and well established comedian in Bengali film industry has played a serious role (Columbus) in this movie but there are some punch lines from him also listening those you will find it tough to stop laughing.


Anirban Bhattacharya(Sam) has given stunning and extraordinary performance in comedy scenes, the dialogue delivery in those scenes and the styles of comedy and the expressions are outstanding. I came to know from my Sis that he is a rising star and has already proved his ability as a comedian in a Bengali comedy show and on the other hand he is a good singer also.

Gaurav Chakraborty(Roy) has proved his talent in the field of acting in different films and TV serials and now an well known and very popular actor. 

Whenever Sam has met Shakira the comedies has been taken place in a very creative way. The character Sam is a very potential one and covers up both the serious side and the comedy flavor and Anirban has performed both in excellent way.


The comedies covering up the present political issues from regional to national level, the presentation of the movie and the explanations of human psychology and activities have been presented very perfectly…in short it’s a well researched movie.


The Soliloquies of Columbus and Roy explain the practicality of life, those are serious ones and on the other hand the soliloquy of Sam contains serious issues in serious and humorous notes. 


Now comes the part of Shakira


Marvelous depiction of the character and perfect acting by Ritabhari Chakraborty, this is one of the lead characters of the movie. So, what the character is…

Shakira, a girl from a rich family, actually a social media addict, she actually does nothing, all the day she tries different dresses, make up, nail paints, hair styles and takes pictures and then post them in insta and fb and counts the number of likes, this how she spends her days, far away from reality, always drown in virtual and fantasy world. So, naturally she does not have a deeper view or philosophy towards life, no seriousness (as she knows she has enough money), disordered thoughts and activities, these are some common psychological side effects if you are lost in virtual world. Her behavior is not normal… decency, manners and etiquette all these have vanished from her dictionary.


Ritabhari has performed in this character in a very perfect way.

The maid of Shakira is not a lead character but plays a vital role to explain the nature of Shakira….the maid tolerates this disorganized girl all the day and sometime asks Shakira to increase her monthly salary so that she gets a reason to stay with Shakira and to tolerate her strange activities but at the end even the maid realizes it clearly that….asking for salary hike to such a girl is meaningless.


At the end of the movie what happened to all the four lead characters has been shown excluding Shakira, which I have found very much logical coz…such a life like Shakira actually has no end…drowning in virtual world… an endless journey.


The presence of Shakira has given a high contrast to the theme of the movie, Shakira spends an aimless life where Sam, Roy,Sneha,Amrapali Ma’am(Second boss of Roy), Columbus all are busy to fight the battle of life.


Sneha: what have you found in Shakira, she does not look normal?”

Sam: I have found her father in her, her father is the owner of a petrol pump”

The soliloquy of Sam…” I have heard her father has a petrol pump, that’s why I have stuck on her”.

I am very much anxious to watch the sequel of this movie whose trailer has already been shown at the last scene… 


Two friends, returning back home and discussing how they have been “deprived because of this social structure” then they hires a cab and after a while a stranger asks for lift, the stranger in army dress, a riffle in the right shoulder and a cigar in mouth…


When asked…who are you

The reply was…Che Guevara

“If I lose, it will not mean that it was impossible to win”