Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wake up Raj Thakre

Raj Thakre has proved again that he is a failed politician. Apart from the surname he has nothing to his political credibility; he is an expert in converting non-issues into humungous issues and bring disturbance in people’s lives. The word Bombay is as casually used in the movie ‘Wake up Sid’ as I use Calcutta every time and not Kolkata. If some politician persecutes me for that then down with that bugger!
Wake up Sid is a refreshing movie, pure fun to watch. It has its brilliant moments. Ranbir Kapoor after a series of disasters has finally come of age as a natural. Four generations of contribution to Indian cinema is evident. Sid’s reconciliation with his Mum was a touching moment. His relationship with his friends is so real; these must be real anecdotes from Ayan Mukerji’s diary...especially the treatment of sincerity towards the obese friend without making a mockery of the obesity. Konkona’s character Aisha is slightly straight out of the book, with dreams and landing on the job right away, nevertheless there is certain freshness about the whole treatment. Her displaying irritation knowing Sid’s affinity with the other girl was so real. Her flat is quaint; it made me nostalgic about my stay in Bangalore! Konkona is good as ever, as a bong I am so glad that she’s making her mark in mainstream cinema....she learned from the mistake her Mum Aparna committed so many years back by declining Shyam Benegal’s Ankur which finally became the debut film of Shabana Azmi. One thing I noticed, it’s evident on screen that both sides of her nose is pierced...the make-up guys should have taken care of it. Guys, you must go & watch the’s worth time & money.


  1. I read a review about the movie in TOI yesterday, it says that Konkona has been depicted as a gal who lands in in Sid's life,who is quite a wandering brat, straight from calcuta.
    She brings in a lot of discipline, self belief and drift in his life… well I could relate a lot of it.. , shud I say more? ur post is making me more restless to go and watch it all

    To DASH with Mr Thakrey, I call it my Bombay and shall keep on calling it my Bombay...

  2. Raj Thakre is failed poltician. He is creating new problem and disturbing the people. what is wrong in Bombay Instead of Mumbai.Raj Thakre want to gain popularity and support of people of Maharashtra where election is going on. That is Raj Thakre main Target

  3. Are you suggesting that Ankur was a mainstream movie? I do agree it brought Sabana Azmi in the limelight but how many of us remember the other lead actor Anant Nag. There were many talented actors who made their debut in the parallel sphere but unfortunately they just melted away in oblivion. You never know who will catch the fancy of the general mass

  4. Ankur was certainly not a mainstream movie, but it could have been a stepping stone for Aparna Sen to make a career in Hindi movies. She rejected the offer due to her reluctance to starr in hindi movies, which she regretted later (she said so in an interview with Rituparno Ghosh). On the other hand, if you see Konkona's career path she did take up movies like 'Lagaa chunari mein daag' and 'Aajaa Nachle'...which clear shows that that she is keen to make it in mainstream cinema besides working in parallel cinema...and I guess she is right.

  5. DID raj thakerey failed????? i assume he dint. i hate him more then his somehow he proved that he is a WOKE'up SID

  6. Prasun,

    We still don't know if Raj has succeded..we'd know it a few years down the line. Politics of destruction would not earn too many yields in the long run...isn't a BJP & a shiv-sena a standing testimony to that. Raj has attracted enough attention, how he chooses to use it hence forth is something that Maharashtra needs to watch out!