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Wicker park,worth a watch December 11, 2009

Filed under: In general — Mukul @ 12:52 pm
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It was late in the night. I was channel surfing when suddenly I stopped with Josh Hartnett on my screen. He was a good enough reason to suspend my surfing for a while. But before I could know, I was hooked on to the movie.

The movie is “Wicker Park”. It’s not a sensational story or a story with sensational dialogues. But the plot is shot in a very captivating manner. The story is the usual: guy sees the girl, and it is love-at-first-sight for him. She reciprocates his feelings. They fall in love. SHE VANISHES. The story has 4 main characters other than an airport, a restaurant and an apartment. The direction of the movie is so sleek. It is like several plots happening at the same time and then all them coming up together and we see the jigsaw puzzle solved.

Diane Kruger looks stunning (I believe Hartnett can fall for her in the movie from her looks). In spite of the intrigue and switching of events between present and past, the romance is never lost. Kruger however gets less screen presence I think.

Good watch must say. Intriguingly simple, if you know what I mean. May be one should just watch the movie to feel it.


confessions of a married woman December 9, 2009

Filed under: Relationships — Mukul @ 10:38 am
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Now the heading may sound scandalous and give impression of ghosts tumbling out of closet. Well, nothing on those lines. Let me confirm this before you skim the rest of the entry for juicy details for there aren’t any.

I am just wondering the kind of gap a woman has to bridge when she decides to leap into a marriage. Whether it is a leap or thoughtful decision, marriage in itself is an island; a place where you have to travel through waters some unknown, some unknown. A journey to this island means you can hand-pick the luggage and only travel with select few. (No matter what you select, one always feels to have left the important stuff behind)

This island comes with several characteristics. No matter how many years you inhabit it, it will always spring surprises at you. The island can never be your own. The island is like a stop not a destination. The island has independent culture, independent tradition and independent psyche.

This island is test of your APTITUDE, ATTITUDE and CHARACTER. And however good you scored on EQ, IQ or whatever scales there are to measure, you need to start from scratch.

My train of thoughts is interrupted by a vendor. So am going to update this post later.