After years of working, I eased into the more enjoyable but hectic role of being a full time wife, mother & personal assistant to the family very easily.
Movies blend my passion for travel, food, reading and observing people perfectly. I have no favorites as I enjoy all genres depending on the flavor of popcorn, just kidding.. depends on the mood of the moment or rather the flow of the movie. Good cinema can turn/bring ones mood to the movie being watched! What better than to share my view when I am opinionated.
We have a weekend ritual with our bestie couple of a dinner & movie, what is most important is to get recliner seats in a multiplex with the best popcorn & not miss the national anthem!
A beautifully woven story which doesn’t need knowledge of the language to be part of Uma and Bitlu’s precious friendship. The social message of the unfortunate abuse and abandonment of parents in their silver years is strong too. The treasure of love which we don’t have to go far to the golden mountains to search for has been well captured in poems and a couple of very meaningful songs.
The movie has its moments.. in a skating rink with the Abba’s Dancing Queen playing; then again when Gus shows Molly a shooting star and explains how we are all made from Stardust.. Calcium being in our bones and Iron in the blood. One funny scene which is actually sad is when Gus is horrified everytime Jerry mentions his break up and divorce with ex Brenda which Gus just doesn’t remember. Also the grouch Baptiste, owner of the cafe Molly works at gets his share of laughs for his one liners. To fall in love with someone every single day.. Again and again.. May be romantic and does linger but leaves a dull ache in the stomach which a sequel would help cure…
Firebrand Movie has an excellent theme of unbiased choices but falls short of reality and ends abruptly on a hurried note as if the director didn’t want to tap on the angle chosen lest he bring down the wrath of the morale brigade!
The touching and soul stirring moments revolve around young Dilsher whose dad sings at the gurudwara but loses his hearing which leads to a traumatic end and leaves an aversion to music and a stammer for little Dilsher. The kirtans and Ek Onkar Satnam are the only songs of the 14 song musical you will recollect.