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Pyaar Ka Punchnama – a real hard ‘punch’ on the face of so called pyaar!


Note: This post can be a bit offensive to girls ‘prajaati’, so please read at your own risk 😉

There are some unsaid yet widely accepted truths among boys ‘prajaati’. You never have to prove those things but discuss. But as I mentioned, its widely and not completely acceptable. So sometimes you need to show those truths also and pyaar ka punchnama aims at that. few months ago we have seen ‘Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Jee’ which hits hard on the girls nature and philosophy and PKP can be considered as a prequel to that but with more effect.

I have already heard about the movie, seen the promos but after highly reco’d by few friends, what initially was a plan to watch at home actually got converted to rush to cinema hall for the first available and possible show. managed to reach on time. felt happy the moment i saw the white certificate on screen that the movie is about to begin. But at the same moment felt a bit disappointed after noticing ‘Re-Revised'(couldn’t get the meaning of this actually) in brackets ahead of the movie name. However it didn’t created much difference except for some ‘tch-tch’ moments during the movie, when the beep sound ruined the aimed effort.

Waise after a long time I had so much ‘laundaayi’ fun during a movie. Right from the very first scene and without any word spoken i have started laughing because of those typical bachelor gestures of no-matter-who-is-at-the-door-i-wont disturb-MYSELF. And there enters Nishant aka Liquid (Divyendu Sharma) and there he gets a huge fan following the moment he opened his mouth and started yelling in Saada Dilli Da Launda style. I thought he is gonna be the show stealer of the movie but i am glad that other two guys, Rajat aka Rajju (Kartikeya Tiwari) and Vikrant aka Vicky/Choudhary (Rayo Bhakirta), proved me wrong. But the first half totally belongs to Liquid due to his witty dialogues and the way he delivered them. The way he acts through out the movie as an IT guy is superb. Add to that is his ranting dialogues about the #YehSaalaDaftar. “Arrey wahi saali kutiya saali manager. Do takke ki r**nd saali lipstick lagaa ke manager ban gayi hai saali haraamzaadi saali”. “Kutton ka koi sunday nahi hota…kutte saaton din kutte hi hote hain”.

The movie was presented in total different and fresh way and I think that was the USP. The movie excellently portrays what actually happens among bachelors. How they treat each other (read – jahan mauka mile maar lo doosre ki) – refer the scene where Neha says that she thinks she is interrupting the personal space of the guys by hanging out with Rajju at their home. How they talk actually (read – maa behen ki gaalis are the essential part of not just every conversation but every sentence) – refer nearly every beep in the dialogue of a scene where only the boys are present. How they are ever ready to support each other during bad phases (read – laundiya yaar se badkar nahi hoti) – refer the scene where Rajju and Chaudhary rush to meet Liquid when he was crying. How they call each other (read – your name on the 10th board certificate is for office and rest of the world, we will call you by a name which we like) – refer the nicknames Liquid and Rajju. And there are several other moments which every guy can connect to. As for example the curious case of Rajju being harassed by Liquid as Rani made me recall the treatment to seven sisters of my boys hostel during my engineering. Few of those were  Liladhar and Ashish who were treated like Rajju by the complete batch, apart from naming them ‘Lili Darling’ and ‘Basanti’ respectively. Then there were nicknames and their weird origins. Or more recently my last roomie…’Guddu Jaan-E-Mann’ who is no less than Rajju darling 😛 D K was called as ‘Jungle’ because of his hairy chest. Sumit was named ‘Kaalu’ as he was the most ‘gora-just-like-doodh’ guy in the batch #KuchBhi. There are several others incidents about which everybody can say that yes it was something like what happened with me.

Came interval, popcorn and movie starts again and with in a few minutes we have our cute Babu ka Rajju with non-stop-more-than-five-minutes-continuous-no-ranting-but-realities lines. Whoaaa what was that. I have seen that many people have shared that scene on various social networking sites and in spite of hearing acclaim about it i had not watched it. I was thinking that for the first time this should be seen within the movie only. And my God! Rajju joined the league of Liquid after that scene. He perfectly essayed the role of a confused guy that where he went wrong with Neha. Several times he encountered the harsh realities related with girls behavior. Saala Neha kare to pyaar aur Rajju kare toh balatkar!

Of course through out the movie there was this Chaudhary. A Silent Assassin. I am sure many girls will be drooling after him. For me he played his role very effectively. One just can’t ignore his presence due to his tough looks and his ‘kam bolo but to the point bolo’ attitude but above all due to his intense eyes.

Then comes the best song of the movie ‘baanwre’ and its picturization that what have you become after these girls stepped in to your life. Where are the original Liquid, Rajju and Chaudhary??? There came the realization that Bhaad mein jaaye laundiya. Badal ke rakh deti hain launde ko…hahaha

Overall, as others have also said, a must watch movie for boys…for the new fresh faces who acted well…for the writer and director Luv Ranjan who brought the movie and the most for the dialogues by Luv Ranjan and and the way actors justified them.

I know that this movie has actually depicted some realities but yes all girls are not like that. Lucky are those who found true LOVE and I just hope that one didn’t fall in the trap, and got frustrated like our Rajju in following scene…

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Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai…


Note: This post was written sometime ago and just transferred here.

Going by the title, this post would have published on first of this month, but for me the ‘Pehli Tareekh‘ comes on fourth day of month. This is the day when the figures in my bank account arise a bit i.e. something known as salary in the corporate world, gets credited to my account. So on this important day, it has become a ritual for me to listen and sing the most appropriate song for the situation that is ‘Khush Hai Zamaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai‘. Everybody must have watched the current advertisement of a chocolate with the song ‘Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai‘. And I am sure all those must have liked and enjoyed it too because of the simplicity and retroness in it.

But very few people will be aware of the fact that this is actually a song from an extremely little rather rarely known bollywood movie named ‘Paheli Tarikh(pronounced as ‘Pehli Tareekh’). The movie was released on January 1, 1954 and was directed by Raja Nene, who was also in the lead role opposite Nirupa Roy. Yes you read it right! Nirupa Roy, the ‘Queen of Misery’ and our very own stereotype bollywood mother, was the female lead of this movie. The other starcast included Agha, Ramesh Kapoor and some others. The music was of renowed music director Sudhir Phadke aka ‘Babuji’ and lyrics by Qamar Jalalabadi. The song was sung by none other than Kishore Kumar.

An interesting fact about the song is that this song is used to play on Radio Ceylon(now Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation) on first day of every month in a program of old hindi songs between 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM. Its also amazing to know that it is played on the same program till date. The song is not just what used to telecast in the ad but is much lengthier than that. Infact this is one of the lengthiest bollywood song. Usually on first of every month the mukhda and first antara of the song is played but on the first of January, complete full song is played.

The song beautifully captures the feeling of common people, at that time, on the first day of every month, when people get their salary after working for a complete month. Here are the complete lyrics of the song:

Din Hai Suhaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Din Hai Suhaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Khush Hai Zamaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Pehli Tareekh Hai Ji, Pehli Tareekh Hai

Biwi Boli Ghar Zaraa, Jaldi Se Aana,
Jaldi Se Aana…
Shaam Ko Piyaaji Hamein, Cinema Dikhaana
Hamein Cinema Dikhaana…
Karo Naa Bahaana, Haan Bahaana Bahaana
Karo Naa Bahaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Khush Hai Zamaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Pehli Tareekh Hai Ji, Pehli Tareekh Hai

Kisne Pukaara, Ruk Gaya Babu
Lalaji Ki Jaan Aaj, Aaya Hai Kaabu
Aaya Hai Kaabu…
O Paisa Zaraa Laana…
O Paisa Zaraa Laana, Laana Laana Laana
O Paisa Zaraa Laana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Khush Hai Zamaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Pehli Tareekh Hai Ji, Pehli Tareekh Hai

Banda Bekaar Hai, Kismat Ki Maar Hai
Sab Din Ek Hain, Roz Aitbaar Hai
Mujhe Na Sunaana, Haan Sunaana Sunaana
Mujhe Naa Sunaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Khush Hai Zamaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Pehli Tareekh Hai Ji, Pehli Tareekh Hai

Dar Ke Saamne, Aaye Mehmaan Hain
Bade Hi Shareef Hain, Puraane Meherbaan Hain
Bade Hi Shareef Hain, Puraane Meherbaan Hain
Arrey Jeb Ko Bachaana, Bachaana Bachaana
Jeb Ko Bachaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Khush Hai Zamaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Pehli Tareekh Hai Ji, Pehli Tareekh Hai

Dil Beqaraar Hai, Soye Nahi Raat Se
Sethji Ko Gham Hai Ki, Paiso Chalo Haath Se
Arrey Lootega Khazaana, Khazaana Khazaana
Lootega Khazaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Khush Hai Zamaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Pehli Tareekh Hai Ji, Pehli Tareekh Hai

Ae Cinema Waalon Aao Aao, Khel Mazedaar Hai
Ho Khel Mazedaar Hai Ji, Khel Mazedaar Hai
Agha Hai, Bhagwaan Hai, Kishore Kumar Hai
Nimmi, Geeta Baali Hai, Ashok Kumar Hai
Nargis, Raj Kapoor Hai, Dilip Kumar Hai
Geeton Ka Toofaan Hai, Naach Ki Bahaar Hai
Naach Ki Bahaar Hai…
Paanch Aane Ka Dus Aana…
Paanch Aane Ka Dus Aana…
Paanch Aane Ka Dus Aana…
Arrey Waapas Nahi Jaana, Jaana Jaana
Waapas Nahi Jaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Khush Hai Zamaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Pehli Tareekh Hai Ji, Pehli Tareekh Hai

Mil-jul Ke Bachchon Ne, Baapu Ko Gheraa
Baapu Ko Gheraa…
Kehte Hain Saare Ki, Baapu Hai Mera
Baapu Hai Mera…
Khilaune Zaraa Laana…
Khilaune Zalaa Laana, Aaj Peli Taleekh Hai (the spellings in this line are intentional, no typing error)
Khush Hai Zamaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Pehli Tareekh Hai Ji, Pehli Tareekh Hai
Din Hai Suhaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Khush Hai Zamaana, Aaj Pehli Tareekh Hai
Pehli Tareekh Hai Ji, Pehli Tareekh Hai

PS: I tried a lot but could not find a video of this song 😦 If anybody happens to find one, please share it with me too. However this is an audio version of the song. Enjoy!!!


Escape from Death


Note: This post was written about a year ago and just transferred here.

As stated in the previous one, this post is regarding my encounter with THE death during Khandala excursion, which was eventually postponed, so that I can write about it now 😛 We were not as lucky as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan to know about the appointment with ‘IT’ in advance and could proudly say, “Subah aath baje maut ke saath apna appantment hai” :P:P:P

Well when we started off our journey, we didn’t have any freaking idea that while we were on our way to whet our appetite, the destiny might have some other plans for us. My maiden extravaganza could have been my final journey to the ultimate truth.

When we get down at Khandala station, we decided to follow our plan. The plan was to go along the railway tracks on foot and explore some nature in its raw, untouched and original form. The first happening thing that we find, once we are off the platform, was this tunnel of 890 meters.

Entrance of the tunnel

Entrance of the tunnel

We did some clicking near the entrance and then there was a short discussion whether to cross this, nearly one long km tunnel or not.
Tunnel Details

Tunnel Details

We did some clicking near the entrance and then there was a short discussion whether to cross this, nearly one long km tunnel or not. Finally we decided to add a pinch of adventure to this journey and entered the tunnel with butterflies in our stomach. Apart from this adventure thing, we were also unable to resist the temptation of clicking a train inside a tunnel, if our fortune favors to get this rare opportunity. The tunnel seems to be totally deprived of any illuminating object and we know that we were too. But thankfully the lightning source of our cellphones was their battery and that too independent of the weak signal strength in the tunnel. Together with the crumbling light and our pupils expanded to their fullest extent, we started to test our eyesight, while traversing the cimmerian tunnel. Just when we were around the middle of the tunnel, our luck hit the jackpot and we heard a train approaching towards us.

There were two tracks inside the tunnel and after some very serious calculations we came to know that one must be for the trains going from Pune to Mumbai and another for the return. The train was coming from Pune and going by the previous train’s record we adjudged the train will be coming on which track. There was a turn just before us from where the train was coming. That was a perfect spot to shoot an incoming train. We all took our positions on the other track and get ready with our devices to shoot the train. The train’s whistle was signaling that it was approaching us and we were just excited with the thought of clicking it. Then we saw the engine’s light and as the train emerged from the turn, we realized that we were on the same track!!! For a moment, I was aghast. In that very moment, I thought that this is the lynch from the almighty for all my deeds. But just then, I came into my senses when Pritesh, standing behind me, shouted rigorously at me to get off the track. I realized that still the almighty is not that adamant to call me and appoint to some post in the Hell. I came in to the space between the two tracks and escaped from the death from a mere 2 or 3 seconds and was feeling the luckiest guy on this planet.

Even after this, we keep on advancing more along the track. But thereafter, whenever we heard any train’s Chhuk Chhuk, we just used to shift ourselves in between the tracks and nothing else. Because I was in no mood to feel lucky another time 😛

The incident is still ruminating in my mind while typing this and again I am feeling lucky that I still have the preference to explore more off this life.


Khandala Excursion


Note: This post was written about a year ago and just transferred here.

I am very fond of traveling and exploring new places specially those close to mother nature. But ever since I’ve got my SLR, its been my bad luck that many a times, a few things doesn’t turn the way to make a way for a trip to some place where I can enhance my photography skills a bit. Finally my urge was fulfilled last weekend and I was invited by one of my colleagues, Pritesh, to come with him for some serious photography along with two others, Gayatri and Saurabh, of which Saurabh backed out because of some personal reasons. The best day to go was Saturday obviously but due to some prior commitments, the plan was postponed and we three settled for Sunday. On Saturday noon, I got a call from one of my college friend, Pathak, that he, along with a friend of him, will be reaching Pune in the evening. They arrived and as we had met after a long gap of more than a year, we chatted and chatted and chatted till 2 in the night. After that I asked them to have some sleep as they have to leave for Mahabaleshwar the next day, together with some other friends. Oh sorry! the date was changed till then, so correcting myself, they have to leave for Mahabaleshwar in the morning. I was also invited to join them but I was in no mood to change my mind and miss my maiden photography extravaganza. After they slipped into their beds, I was left with two choices. The first one was to remain awake for another 2-3 hours and start the journey straightaway. Another was to catch a wink with the hope that I’ll surely get up after that. They say time is money so without wasting a single penny, I chose the former, because waking up after a sleep of 2 hours has lesser probability than India winning a football world cup. The plan was to reach the Pune Railway Station before the sun at 5:30, so that we can board the train at 6:05. Pritesh has reminded us of the schedule a day before by calling us, and that too in strict words. However as I’ve expected, he was the last one to appear at station. Though he clarified for being late, but I checked and confirmed that those words don’t changed the fact. However despite of his efforts and the train from Indian Railway being on time (surprisingly!!!), we managed to catch the train and that too not in a ‘Jab We Met’ manner. Usually one cannot get a seat in a train plying between Pune and Mumbai, unless (s)he has a reservation and we three, being just another common human beings, faced nothing different. So we grabbed one entrance of the coach so that we can atleast enjoy the relatively moving nature scenes. The train ride ended after about one hour and there we were, at Khandala Railway Station. We roamed, explored and remained real close to nature for more than 4 hours. It was soul refreshing experience and also triggered a wish to stay there for more time. But few things were going against this will of heart. The eyes, stomach and several other parts were beating a hasty retreat to get back home soon. The heart fought for sometime but finally surrendered to them and we had to start with the end of the this excursion. Back at Khandala Railway Station, we were thinking that now the rebel parts were happy and they will not be facing any more torments. But we were wrong and the most cruel situation was yet to come. The station was deserted and quiet and later on we realized that it was the calm before the storm. We get into the train, and true to our expectations, didn’t get any seat. However that was not the storm. The real torture was a act by a group of students, which they were calling as Antakshri. Antakshri – the favorite time pass of people while traveling, provided there must be some females of age group 15 – 25, along with some boys drooling over them. Here all the requirements were meeting to start it but what they were doing was nothing close to Antakshri. They seem to be the best people in this world to learn how any damn song can be the worst song you have ever listened. We were just wondering on each song that how such a nice song can be sung in such a pathetic way. This mental trauma ended with the journey only and all our organs took a sigh of relief as we were back in Pune. But our ears, brains and to an extent our hearts were happy because they were the only ones suffering from the so called Antakshri also. On reaching home I realized that I have not blessed my body with a sleep for last 31 hours. So I decided to grant, my completely tired and exhausted body, a hyper sound sleep. I slept for 16 hours with a break of 2 hours in between and when I wake up…alas!!! Its the deMONDAY again!!!

PS: The next post will be about our close encounter with death on this excursion.


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