Thursday, June 13, 2019

Poem: Living in the moment

Poem: Living in the moment
by: Sunny Goswami

My life is made up of moments
I must live in each moment
and let it go as it passes.
I must die at the end of each moment
to be reborn in the next.

My sorrow and happiness
are all in the moment.

My joys are all here
with me, in the moment
I don't wait for them
I don't plan them
I don't anticipate them.

My happiness is not a star
on the calendar
It's a beat in my chest
it's the butterflies in my gut.
It's quickening of my pulse.

So, is my sorrow, of the moment.
I must absorb the pain
as wholeheartedly as the joy,
I must allow it to soak through my soul
and colour me in its colour
the dark red of agony
the blue of despair
the grey of loneliness.

I must drown in the deep pool of sadness
for that moment
And let it go as the moment passes.
To be open to the next moment
with whatever it brings.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Bollywood Moon Magic

Yes, I know nit-picking but I notice such things, can't help it.

This is a Karwa Chauth scene from the movie "Thank You". Have you ever wondered what Bollywood do without this great festival?

Here's the shot of the "Moon" on "Karwa Chauth".

The "Chauth" in the name means it's the 4th night. Karwa Chauth is celebrated on the 4th night of the Dark Lunar "Krishna Paksha". But see the Moon in the shot? Full moon. Poornmasi.

May that's what they had lying around in the studio?

For those who care (not many), see below for how the 4th night waning moon would actually look. 

The magic of Bollywood. The suspension of disbelief. Along with a fake suspended Moon over a fake city skyline? 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

My Daily Vlog

Sorry, I forgot to tell you guys, I am doing a daily vlog these days. It's already 28 days old at the time of this writing. Here is a link to the latest episode:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Osho by Sunny Episode 4 - And some context for it

So, the scene is that a young, handsome, filmstar, playing a young, handsome contemporary boy in a film is standing outside in a tense situation, he's a little bit nervous and smoking a cigarette.

The text on the screen says "Cigarette smoking is injurious to health."

Now what is the message that goes to the viewers, the impressionable young viewers who are in the same age group as the young man on the screen?

This is one of those things where the government is ticking a box and delivering itself of any responsibility by making the filmmakers put that one line of text on the screen, the cigarette companies are laughing up their sleeves, and the filmmakers are turning a blind eye to what they are doing to the young public.

It is another example of the kind of conditioning that we go through without even realising it. This is what I was talking about in my video - Osho by Sunny episode 4.

Have you ever wondered (or even noticed) why there's not even a single scene of anyone smoking, in any of my movies, ever?

Friday, February 08, 2019

Zero - What an aptly titled movie

They have named it perfectly - Zero!

It gets zero stars from me on a scale of 10.  I tried to watch it properly, couldn't, so skimmed through it slowly hoping to some good scenes that might give me the traction to carry on watching. No such luck. It still seemed way too long and dragging.

The main star cast is also perfectly matched - Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma. None of the three have ever tried to act and they match perfectly in this steaming pile of ....cringe-worthy scenes.

My one serious issue with it is that they have made Kat look ugly and repulsive in most of the scenes - on purpose. They have tried to show her as an alcoholic. Why would you take a beautiful girl and treat her like that? If you wanted acting you should have taken someone else. Katrina's beauty is her one plus point and they have subverted that. I take issue with that.

The scene shown on the poster (with Katrina in the slinky red gown) is not in the movie. Awful! In one or two scenes where she is not shown as a  lush she does look pretty.

It's no secret that I am not a big fan of SRK. But when the movie is good I would watch it and appreciate it despite him being in the lead role. Like KHNH or Dilwale, both entertaining movies.

"Short in stature but big on love, a bachelor meets two very different women who broaden his horizons and help him find purpose in life."

Whoever wrote this description of the movie should get all the creative prizes. He/she has made it sound a 1000% more amazing than it is.

If the Indian audience like this film, I'd say they deserve it and more crap like this that would follow!

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