Sand ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž

Indian Summers

Positively, FB is not for Indians, or rather not for me. I open and it tells me (I’d love to think it tells me alone, but๐Ÿ˜Ž) “the clouds have moved, enjoy the sunshine.” And I go ewwwww! Either FB needs to customize itself to an Indian summer mindset and say, “what’s up in the sky, are they black clouds, is it rain…” Or I need to wear tinted goggles to live under a cooler illusion. May be FB can hire me to customize it to more Indian loving clime… ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š 

Or, go ahead and watch a film and be chilled for 2-3 hours. Like Phillauri. Who cares that it is slow, nobody acts, and Anushka Sharma is a ghost flying around all the time leaving glitters in her path… The cool air inside the theatre makes up for all that faulty film making … I’d say watch the film for the twist in the end, never saw it coming, but by god! What a twist that was!!! 

C/o Saira Banu (2017) Malayalam | Manju Warrier, Amala Akkineni, Shane Nigam

Manju Warrier dons the role of a postwoman, Saira Banu. She lives with her college going son, Joshua Peter played by Shane Nigam. That’s the mystery the trailer leaves you with. Keeping the religious parentage mystery aside, the story moves on to a murder of a Bengali worker in a freak road accident one night. Joe, short for Joshua is implicated on multiple charges, arrested and in prison in remand. Amala plays advocate Annie John Tharavadi who is convinced about Joe’s part in the road accident. The crux of the story is none of above, but about motherhood. Watch the film to know the tale. 

There are major lip sync issues especially with Amala, who also has only one smiling expression all through. It is difficult to believe she is the one who sat in a corner covered in blood in the last scenes of Ulldakkam! Shane is a very cute guy on screen, Manju Warrier still needs to look out for a role that can give her a comeback boost. 

Fast & Furiousย 

I watched the latest edition in the Fast & Furious franchise at a 3D-4DX hall. And I think that’s the best way to enjoy the film. As always there is not much of a storyline, but when the seats are sensitive to every movement on screen, when puffs of air explode whenever there is a bump in the road, there are flashes of light when a shot is fired, a gust of wind when the cars speed away, when we seem to move down with an aerial shot .. I guess that’s the thrill and excitement of the film they try to get to the audience. 






V: #atozchallenge’17

I need to order at least a vada when I’m at a south Indian restaurant. It’s become a habit. 

Paper Dosaย 

It is an adventure, this paper masala dosa. Requires an entire side of the table to set, a lot of patience to dig in, and a tact to keep the table manners while at it

My Great Father (2017)| Mammootty, Arya

The plot is simple – when his daughter is sexually ill treated by a masked man, the father takes off to find him and take revenge. A very natural reaction, most of us would have, if we are in a similar situation.

The larger story of the film is about this pedophile at loose, who has been kidnapping little girls, and staging their deaths. There are motifs which the crew of the film uses to dramatise the plot. A special cell in the police are also on the hunt for this man! but that’s where the treatment of the film gets dodgy! There is something very disturbing in the way the film handles the theme of pedophilia. 

video direcred by director Jude Anthony starring Nivin Pauly on the good touch and bad touch has been released. The video is in Malayalam with subtitles in English. Very similar to the Aamir Khan video from Satyameva Jayathe and many others released there after. Children need to know! Tell them and pass on the message. 

Bottle ๐Ÿ˜

Krispy Kreame has started serving milkshakes. I walked in straight to ask them if the bottle comes with the order as a take away. And the woman behind the cash counter said “yes”. Now you know how I drink my coffee everyday after ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Flavour wise, their coffee frappe is the best (or whatever they call it) the caramel is too sweet for my taste, and the Alphonso mango is just about right. Mix together the caramel and coffee, it tastes yum. 

A Supper Plateย 

Veggies around the rice – Brinjal, Lady’s Finger, Mango

Book Pile & a tag!ย 

  1. The thinnest book in my stack is Swallows and Amazons, published in 1930, by Arthur Ransom. (156 pages)
  2. The thickest book is the Glimpses of World History by Nehru, published in 1934. It is a continuation of the the letters he wrote from prison to his daughter Indira Gandhi. (1280 pages and in one of the tiniest of font sizes)

Shweta asked me to peep into her post about a book tag she did on the occasion of World Book Day. I chose to answer two of the easiest questions among the lot. Run your eyes through your shelf, Kindle or a book stack and tell me what’re the thinnest and thickest books in your pile.. Or that you have ever remember reading …