Monday, 10 December 2007

She’ll be back!

Wow! It was really an amazing weekend this time. Just like a roller coaster ride. And I enjoyed every nanosecond of it! Being in the IT industry and working for long hours(including the tedious travelling), life just comes to a standstill on weekdays and it’s the weekends we keep waiting for to re-discover the fun-part of our lives. And this weekend was absolutely crazy. So what really happened? Here’s what-

The mother of all cricketing contests is an India- Pakistan cricket match. And the fun doubles when you go to a packed stadium to watch it along with your friends. That’s what happened. A few cricket-crazy friends of mine and I went to the stadium on Sunday to watch the second day of the match. India had scored 365 for the loss of five wickets on the first day and so the popular expectation was that the infamous Indian tail-enders would crumble up and surrender the lead very soon. But it was an amazing Sunday where all the records tumbled with Saurav ‘dada’ Ganguly scoring his first double hundred and the youngster Irfan Pathan’s glorius century when it mattered the most. India scored the highest total at the ground where the previous highest was held by Pak when they played us last time.

The atmosphere in the stadium was absolutely electric and charged up and we were treated to some superb strokes all over the ground. There was dancing and cheering in the stands every time the ball rolled over the fence. The Mexican wave in which the whole stadium participated with full josh was totally enthralling. Even though the weekend ticket prices were very high, (Rs. 150 for a Rs. 50 ticket!!!) we felt it was really worth it. We returned home with so much of memories to treasure.

One more thing that happened during the weekend was the movie ‘Jab We Met’. I had heard from many senior bloggers and media that this one was really a good movie and not be missed at all. But I never thought I would go and watch it, reason being the lead protagonist. I never liked Kareena Kapoor in any of her roles till now. I just thought that she over-acted in all the movies. I felt that it was her rich-girl upbringing which led to her having so much of attitude. Particularly, I feel the role that she played in K3G was really horrible. So when I finally got a chance to watch this movie over the weekend, I never expected anything but three hours of the rich star’s attitude on screen.

But the movie took me off by surprise. It was the same ‘girl-meets-boy, they fall in love’ kind of story. But the way the director has narrated it on screen is absolutely amazing. I was just captivated by Kareena’s role which demanded the kind of over-acting that she is used to. She played her role to perfection and the character that she plays on screen(Geet) makes us fall for her completely. The locales in which the movie has been shot are very beautifully chosen- right from the AC coach of the train where it all starts, the beautiful fields of Punjab and the snow covered Himachal Pradesh ... all are a visual treat. The songs are all really good and easy listening. Kareena’s dance has been a revalation, especially in the song ‘Yeh Ishq Hai’.

All in all, the weekend was a real nice one for me. And just in case you are wondering what the ‘TERMINATOR ARNIE’ ishtyle title of this post means, now is the time I tell you…. At the end of this week, my favorite RJ, Vasanthi will be back to the city doing what she does best- waking up thousands of RadioCity listeners early morning from their sleep and taking them on a journey of melodius music. She was on a trip last week to Austria representing Indian youth at the global youth summit. I missed her voice badly throughout the week. So I am happy that she’ll be back :-)


Ravi said...

Hey dude!U write well man..keep writing this way and soon u'll get the oscars for blogging!:)

Saravanan said...

Ha ha ha.. Ravi wants to present Oscars to you for blogging... :).. Anyways dude, India-Pakistan match semi final and kumble-srinath batting and kumble's mom at stands are some of the moments I can never forget no matter what comes.. Something that strikes my mind when I hear or see India and Pakistan match..

Deliz said...

Good for people to know.