The World & Me

This is my reflection of the events in the world and my life. If something catches ur interest, do leave ur ideas and comments on the article.

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I am a simple God-loving person who believes in simple pleasures of life and loves hanging out with friends and family and have lots fun.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Bihar not so backward after all

Backward Bihar leading India, is an the article that was published by BBC.

At first a little difficult to digest, but it seems that one of the most backward states in India is actually setting examples which other states are following too. Read on and see for yourself that Bihar isn't as backward as its projected to be.

The only thing I want to say is that I would like Indian media to be the first ones to report and write feature pieces on India. I think people in India would still like to hear and see " the real news" before knowing how the Indian movie industry is doing and all the gossip and glossy news and if Mr. Sanjay Dutt got implicated or acquitted in the case or if Bipasha Basu experienced a little bit of stage fright while presenting the New 7 Wonders of the world.

Thanks to Ajju papa for sending in this article.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

In Pursuit of Happyness

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of watching a great movie of our time, the Will Smith starer In Pursuit of Happyness. Yes, there is a type O in the name; but it is deliberate. Watch the movie and you'll know why. I was surprised (pleasantly, of course) to see Will Smith act the way he did in the movie.

Will Smith is an immensely talented actor, but I've never seen him play a role as intense as in the movie. I've always had an image of the MIB, Independence Day, I-Robot and the likes, for him in my mind. To me such a role is played the best by Denzel Washington; but Will Smith had proved me wrong. He played the character to the T. While I was watching the movie, I couldn't think of any other actor playing the part and that to me is powerful acting. It seemed like the role was in fact written for him. Though, the biggest surprise to me in the movie was actually his son.

Smith Jr., following in his father's footsteps, played his part superbly. It seemed like he was playing his part effortlessly. It could've been a little easier for him because "daddy" was with him; but his acting still deserves a commendation. I think he was brilliant when it came to portraying the tantrums and unconditional love of a child for his parents. As everyone knows, children also have a lot ego and don't want to make a fool of themselves in front of a crowd of grown ups. Keeping this in mind, it was interesting to see Smith Jr. portray the nuances of a kid flawlessly, effortlessly without holding back at all. The movie was brilliant, but there were certain scenes in the movie, which moved me the most.

Even the most brilliant movies, has some scenes which deserve a special mention. And this was also the case in "In Pursuit of Happyness".

Firstly, the scene where Will Smith tells his son that since he had limited basketball skills, the son will also have limited basketball skills. And in an instant the son just throws the ball away. And then as they get ready to leave the court, Will Smith says "Don't let anybody tell you, you can't do something. Not even me." The punch with which he says the dialog not only inspires you to achieve your dreams, but also sets a stage for the story when Will Smith decides to go full throttle towards his internship at the brokerage firm.

Secondly, the scene where Will Smith's son asked him if Smith's wife left them because of the child. That scene to me is one of the best scenes in the movie, as it depicted the internal conflict a child goes through if parents are separated. I think the scene was played out flawlessly by the two actors.

It was refreshing to see a movie where you couldn't really pick out any mistakes. There isn't a dull moment in the movie. Each scene is put in because it should be there, the director doesn't waste any time at all. A brilliant movie as this doesn't come out every Friday, so my recommendation is to watch it and enjoy the depiction the power of human will.

It does make you feel powerful at the end the movie for just the fact that you are a human being. If you haven't already caught it at the theaters, then rent the DVD and watch it. No one should miss this one!!