Right now, I just had some random stuff to share with everyone.
To start off, here’s something which I received as a forwarding from an old friend. Safi this one’s for you 😉
1. Once, all villagers decided to pray for rain, on the day of prayer all the People gathered but only one boy came with an umbrella…
2. When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs because she knows you will catch her…
3.Every night we go to bed, without any assurance of being alive the next Morning but still we set the alarms in our watch to wake up…
4. We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future or having any certainty of uncertainties…
5. We see the world suffering. We know there is every possibility of same or similar things happening to us. But still we get married??…
THAT’S OVER CONFIDENCE
A lil old, two years to be precise but for me its something which I didnt even know about till just a few days back. It’s an intelligent movie with mesmerizing performance by Don Cheadle (Samir) who plays a quite, devout Sudanese-American muslim snatched early in the movie for having ties with a terrorist organization. The best thing about the movie is that it stays away from racial/religious stereotyping and very clearly shows how the so called ‘jihadists’ are actually damaging Islam.
Wont say much about it, its an angry film and Matt Damon does a good job enacting the role of a US army officer who wants to do more than just follow the commands. So as not to add any plot spoilers, all Id say about the movie is about how power-hungry politicians would maneuver any situation to keep themselves in power. Might not have done too well at the box office (perhaps cuz at times it starts to feel like a documentary) but the movie is very well made.
Sweet and romantic. Its a story of a handsome, polite young army officer and a beautiful girl whose love gets tested when they stay apart because of the war on terror. The whole movie rests on a very thin plot but it works because of the great chemistry between the lead characters. I would have appreciated if the ending was better thought of but over all it was a nice chick-flick.
Loved it to say the least. A dark and creepy psychological thriller which may not work for everyone, especially those who want to see action packed or sci-fi thrillers. But it surely works for people who look for a strong storyline, great performances, the director’s vision about their favorite book and dont mind watching really long movies: well over two hours. This is one of the few movies with story adapted from a book that didnt really let me down. I just hope the ending was better portrayed, it leaves the people, even those who have read the book, a bit confused and asking for more explanation. In a nutshell, its a technically sound movie with a very carefully constructed plot and the type of performance that you expect from an actor of the caliber of Leonardo di Caprio.
And the Biggest Surprise!
I never imagined, not even in my wildest dream, I could ever like Arif Lohar, but this one really rocks. Or perhaps its just the team at Coke Studio that has made this version so awesome. Btw, the girl, Meesha Shafi, is Saba Hameed’s daughter and lead singer for the band, ‘Overload.’ She has an amazingly strong voice to say the least.