Sunday, March 23, 2008

Jodhaa Akbar

It was a long wait before today, when I finally got to watch the movie. I have been listening to its soundtrack almost daily since I got hold of it and each day I have a new favourite from it. Such is the quality that A.R. Rahman can offer, and this one surely will go down as one of his best works ever; the best in my opinion!

Coming to the movie, I'd say it's 200 minutes of living the history in its grandeur. The daunting duration never poses a problem as the screenplay takes care of it and there isn't a dull moment to mention. Lavish costumes, magnificent sets, the imperial canvas...they all take you back in time and I won't be surprised if you wish to be a part of that era to have a taste of the royal treatment!

The movie had some magical instances which will be talked of, over and over again. Akbar's moment in trance and swaying to the enchanting Khwaja Mere Khwaja stands out! The cinematographer has done an amazing job at capturing the war scenes, and more or less throughout the movie. The sword fight between Jodhaa and Akbar is beautifully worked out. And the spectacular rendering of Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah is a treat to the eyes!

There is nobody in our film industry who could have played the character of Akbar better than Hrithik Roshan. He epitomizes perfection and brings out the best in him to stand up to the mountainous task of portrayal of the great emperor. Aishwarya Rai fits the bill perfectly as Jodhaa. The director, Ashutosh Gowariker has to be applauded to have executed the project with such brilliance to dish out a masterpiece!

This one's definitely from the top drawer, not to be missed or ignored, and might just finally get us an Oscar, hopefully!
One of the movies which you walk out of feeling all good inside.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


...a day to feel overjoyed.
...a day to forget about the recent tough times.
...a day to look forward to better days.
...a day to feel happy for making my dear ones happy.
...a day to feel reassured that I ain't useless after all.
...a day to thank everyone who stood by me and prayed for this day to come.
...a day to thank God for blessing his child, yet again.