Wednesday 26 December 2007

I finally managed to see Before Sunset (1995) with the same cast of Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. and what a movie it turned out to be!

i actually realised yesterday night while watching this movie before sunrise that i have grown up. ok i am sure you must be thinking that i have totally lost it. no i havent, let me start from the beginning...

till yesterday i kpet telling my friends that i hardly feel like i am hitting 30...i still feel like i am 20 or 22...i dont know at which age i just got stuck and my realisation that i am moving with the years stopped somewhere along the line...

i dont know how it stopped but it had and when my birthdays came or when i checked the calender or thought back over the years i would feel kind of surprised...like 'how come i spend so many years...i dont actually remember the experience' or something along that line...

then yesterday i was watching this movie before sunrise...i had watched the sequel before sunset before...so this movie was like watching something backwards...u know u know the present and then u take a trip back to the past....and while watching it i felt like i was taking a trip back to my own past...
and for the first time maybe i thought so intensely but without emotions about my past and i realised it is just that my past...i have travelled a long distance since then and have actually moved on...

suddenly the last 10 years became so clear to me...it is like so far i had lived in them but for the first time my consciousness registered them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is that wierd? i am sure it is not....am sure there are others who have lived life this disjointed...

Friday 2 November 2007

jab we met


'Jab We Meet' is the latest movie out and it has created quiet a buzz. The trailer looked promising so I went to see it. I didnt have much expectations out of the movie but it unfolded really well. After a long time I actually had a great time laughing in the movie hall. Kareena Kapoor as Geet is every man's dream. I am sure every woman watching this movie must have thought secretly "hey I am a bit like this" or " hey I could be also like this if only...". The point is her character is like a rubber ball which refuses to stop bouncing. While I was watching this movie I was caught in the fantasy of it. After I came out of the movie hall I was thinking do we actually meet characters like Geet in real life. Or are Geets only found in movies?

Before Sunset



Yesterday I saw Before Sunset (2004) yet again. This was the second time I had seen this movie and I enjoyed it even more than before. I have not this Before Sunrise. Somehow I dont want to see it, you actually dont need to see that movie to understand this movie. It is complete on its own.


Everytime I watch this movie I take this fantasy trip where this incident happens to me. I meet this guy for a brief time and then loose all touch. And then suddenly one day when I least expcet I meet him again. Does these things ever happen in real life? Or it is something which just happens in books, movies and to others?


I briefly forget that there was actually no one in my life like this who can come back. So I go back a bit further rearrange my teenage and create this meeting with a fantastic guy and then fast forward and come to present where i actually bump into him. This fantasy has a lot of potential and you can actually emerse yourself in it. To me fantasies are like a cup of good tea, it is to be enjoyed slowly . Sooner or later it finishes but till it is there have all the fun you can have from it.