Ram-leela – enemies (in love).

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The intensity and fearlessness of Ram and Leela’s love is portrayed magically by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in this modern day epic love story. Despite a rather weak plot which revolves solely around “Romeo and Juliet”, Padukone’s portrayal as Leela blows you away. Apart from the gorgeous lenghas she looks like a queen nearly every second of the film, Padukone does justice by giving her character depth. Ignoring Ram’s heavily oiled torso, which is bare nearly half the time, Leela’s beauty keeps you enthralled. I managed to get by the movie majorly due to Leela and also, the electrifying chemistry between both leads. If you look past the dramatic sequences and focus on the grandeur and flamboyance of each scene, you will love Ram-leela.

2.5/5

Cocktail – friendship or love or both?

A light-hearted and hilarious movie about friendships and love. 3 youths who live life, carefree and wild. It’s such a fun movie to catch it will leave you feeling high for quite a while. Plus, cinematography was good. And needless to say, the hotness of Deepika will make it almost impossible to take your eyes off the screen. Plus, awesome songs and costumes!

 

 

Love life – Stricken.

Disclaimer: This is gonna be a heavy post. 

I might be somewhat of a morbid person cause I have a strong liking to watch movies that make me cry and literally hold my heart in my hands. I actually enjoy sitting through a movie where I constantly feel as though I’ve a dagger slashed up against my throat. Where I get so immersed in the film and the characters, that nothing else around me matters. Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy a light-hearted rom-com just as much, but if you give me an option between a movie that would make you cry and one that you will laugh your stomach out, I’d choose the former.

That was exactly how I felt watching Stricken. It was a very good film I have enjoyed after a long time. A movie that made me cry, laugh (amidst my tears), think and question.

Is cheating nature or nurture? Is terminal illness an excuse for one to cheat? Are you expected to slip in the face of adversity? Are you expected to stay faithful even after your partner has passed on? Who has it harder, the one who has the cancer or the partner battling with losing the love of his life? Would you rather live life knowing how you many more months you have to live or live in the not knowing? Would you still love your husband if you know he’s cheating on you while you’re here battling cancer? How do you feel about the nights you spend in the toilet puking, while the one you promised to have and hold on to, in sickness and in health , ’till death do us apart is satisfying his lust with the body of another woman? The one with a better body and perfect breasts.

Here’s a good review about this film.

If you haven’t already deduced, this film is about love, cancer, cheating and fatherhood. I might even want to re-watch this again. Am I weird? Yes, I think so cause I like to battle sadness with sadness. I listen to sad songs when I’m sad. I hope I’m not alone in this.

Do you enjoy/hate watching movies that make you cry?

On the topic of grief and death, this article (Comforting that collides with grief) is a worthwhile read.

“Of all the things we learn as we go through life, learning how to express grief and sorrow is not among them until you are face to face with it.”

Better late than never!

 If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.

Don’t ask me why I haven’t watched this before despite being a HUGE Gosling fan! I don’t have an answer!

Here’s the lines I found beautiful from the movie.

Noah: I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.

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Duke: They didn’t agree on much. In fact they rarely agreed on anything. They fought all the time and they challenged each other everyday…
Young Noah: [Allie and Noah are fighting] Don’t push me!
[Allie pushes Noah anyway]
Duke: …But in spite their differences, they had one important thing in common, they were crazy about each other.

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Young Noah: So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.

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Young Noah: My Dearest Allie. I couldn’t sleep last night because I know that it’s over between us. I’m not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I’ll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I’ll be seeing you. Noah

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Duke: She had come back into his life like a sudden flame, blazing and streaming into his heart. Noah stayed up all night contemplating the certain agony he knew would be his if he were to lose her twice.

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Duke: I think our love can do anything we want it to.

Words.

Carl Jung: So you’re not a believer in monogamy?

Otto Gross: For a neurotic like myself, I can’t possibly imagine a more stressful concept.

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Carl Jung: Sometimes you have to do the unforgivable just to continue living.

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Carl Jung: Pleasure is never simple, as you very well know.

Otto Gross: It is… of course it is. Until you decide to complicate it. Which my father calls maturity. What I call surrender.

All quotes/dialogues are from the movie A Dangerous Method.