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Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Aaj phir wo din yaad aaya hai
Ek baar phir dil ne uljhaya hai
Ye shaam aaj phir aayi hai
Ab kya kerun phir se teri baat aayi hai...

Sochta hun, jo hua hai ab ho chuka hai
Jo beeta so beet chuka hai
Par aisa kya hai jo tumhe nahi bhaya hai
Meri har koshish ko tumne bas thukraya hai...

Shayad, hum kabhi na samjhe the
Aur abhi bhi hum nasamjh hain 
Lekin tumper wo gila toh abhi bhi shaya hai
Par humne bhi toh itni muddat ke baad khud ko uthaya hai
Humne bhi apne dil ko khoob samjhaya hai...

Kheir, ye mere bas mein nahi ki main tujhe apne bas mein kerun
Lekin hamesha tujhe humne apne ehsaas mein paya hai
Tumne na suna toh kya hua, humne hamesha tumhe apne kareeb paya hai
Sirf dil mein nahin, tumhe humne apni dua mein sajaya hai...

P.S. All my english readers, this text is in Hindi (Written in English;), so you might not be able to get it.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


I saw “Tanu Weds Manu” yesterday night. “Tanu Weds Manu” is the latest Bollywood release this week. The movie stars- R.Madhavan, the best south Indian actor in the Bollywood, and the actress Kangana Ranaut in the lead roles. Tanu Weds Manu is a typical Bollywood romantic comedy.

The movie is about a Doctor i.e. Manu, who works in London, comes to India for marrying the Indian girl when his parents pressurize him. Incidentally, Manu goes to see Tanu with his parents to Kanpur. Tanu is a spoiled Indian girl who doesn’t believe in arranged marriages, she loves drinking, smoking and boy-friends :) :)

Somehow, Manu finds the girl very beautiful and says yes for the marriage, but Tanu is not convinced. So, Tanu convinces Manu to say no for the marriage as she cannot say no to her parents. Then, the drama continues and the marriage is called off. Somehow, Tanu and Manu meet again at a common friends marriage (a Punjabi wedding) where they become more than friends, but there is a twist- Tanu has a brat boyfriend, played by Jimmy Shergill, who wants to marry her. Tanu is confused about the marriage as she starts loving Manu. The story then follows up with some more twists and turns and finally, Tanu and Manu gets married.

The first half of the movie is wonderful, especially the comedy in the first half of the movie steals the show. Tanu Weds Manu has been shot in the local streets and houses in places like Kanpur, Lucknow, Delhi and Kapurthala, which makes the scenes look realistic, and common people can relate to it. Both Madhavan and Kangana has done a great job along with other supporting actors in the main roles such as Pappi Singh (Manu’s close companion), Jaspreet (Manu’s best friend), and Payal (Tanu’s best friend). “Tanu Weds Manu” has a strong pre intermission story, but after the interval the movie becomes really slow and predictable. You will start feeling the movie has been dragged, and the director got confused with the ending of the movie.

The Punjabi Song- Saadi Gali in the marriage setup is very popular these days and is by far the best song of the movie. The first half of the movie is really good and I feel like giving it 4 out of 5 stars, but the second half is a total disappointment so my rating is 2.5 out of 5 stars for Tanu Weds Manu. Overall, it’s a one time watch and good job by all the actors despite a weak story. Check out this cool trailer of “Tanu Weds Manu”-

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P.S. its been long since I did a movie review, so filling the void, Cheers !!