Friday, April 25, 2008

Gimme a break

It’s a Friday. Every Monday I pray for a Friday. And of course it does come. I plan the whole week on what I must do and whom to meet on weekends.

I love Saturday’s most of all weekdays. I get up late from bed. Read newspapers leisurely. Laze around and be a couch potato til noon and get ready to go out on shopping. I was a shopping-freak and loved to go out until last year. This year I hardly had found time and a good company to go out on shopping. And the reason is…I’ am married. Marriage changes everything for a woman. I think it is not vice-versa though. Guy remains the same. I was a complete brat and assumed laziest person on this earth. Never did in my wildest dreams I imagined I can meet someone who is not just lazy but with whom I cannot even compete with. That of course, is my husband dearest.

When I do tell him this, he laughs and says “I warned you before marriage and you’ve not believed me. It’s not my mistake”. As simple as it is said, but doesn’t he know ‘change is the only constant thing in life’.

So here’s what I want my husband to do for me:

• Take me to the shopping or out once in a week (window-shopping will do)
(Movies and mobile stores are not counted)
• Please consider opening the main door in the mornings when the maid rings the bell at least twice in a week
• Two times a year, take me on a holiday trips outside this state.
• Cook for me a proper food that I can eat once in a while
• Help me in cleaning the house when I want
• Accompany me to my friends, relatives places and also please attend the functions with a smile rather than attending them feeling like a burden

I have many more to write but let me see progress on this, so that, I can add a few more things up there.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I have this question in my mind for sometime now - why do guys pretend to work after marriage?. I know quite a few people who drastically change after marriage. Before the commitment they engage full-time to woo the girl and once she says yes they find it very hard to spend some quality time and they have only one answer -'Busy with office work dear'.

Take for example my husband, he even works while sleeping? Don't believe it, please believe it. He has a stupid phone with a net connection on it. Initially when i saw him checking his mobile at night i got a mild heart attack and when i asked, he replied that he is checking mails as he was expecting a mail from a UK client. Then after 5.00 AM he wakes up again to check mails from his US and Indian clients. He gets up at 6.45 from bed and the first thing that he does is to turn on his laptop connect it to another stupid usb net connection and starts working. I'm his unofficial PA whom he thinks as a magician and has to find his all impt papers, diaries etc (as if I have a wand...choo mantar and i can find his papers.huh).

I have a cook who makes breakfast, he has a problem with that too cos he can leave home only after she leaves ( I go to office before him on dot 7.30AM) and complains that he cannot go to office when he wants to go early ( Liar, I know you waste time watching TV , I know she leaves by 8.00AM). Finally he reaches office at 10.00. Now I wonder what he does there. Before marriage all that he would do is to talk to me on phone for hours and I hardly get a call now, when he is in office (of course I MIND). At around 2.30 when he feels like calling or messaging me, he sends a sms saying he finished his lunch.

Evening: If he finds time (especially when he is done with so called 'Work') he would come on to chat and asks me when am I planning to leave office, and he will come home either after I reach home or just a min before I come home. And then tells me "I don't want you to be alone at home so for your sake i sacrificed my work and came home" (huh). Guess what? He says he hasn't finished some impt works which might explode anytime and will eventually give him bad image in his office. He opens his lappy or would spend hours on that idiotic mobile. Finishes his dinner (One cooked by me...alas) watching TV (and remember remote is always with him). At around 11.30 he sleeps and cycle continues.

What is the solution for it? Is he over working or pretending to work. Give me some advices how to handle the situation.

PS. I know a few of my friends who have similar kind of men in their lives. So its not a case of isolation. I wonder sometimes if i can throw his mobile into a pit. Never can find time for a vacation and I'm sure he will be able set aside some time for me then.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Review: Bale Dongalu

It was a hectic week with no rest and no proper sleep. So when it was end of the day (Friday), I was fanatically looking forward to catch up with sleep and clean up the house. Krishna was working from home on that day and he was waiting for me to take me out to the movie.

I didn’t want to disappoint him. He knew that I wasn’t interested but he couldn’t resist watching the movie. So I had no choice but to go along with him for a 9.15 show at a nearby theater.

Right from the start of the movie, the frames appeared to have poor technical quality.
There was no classiness in the direction or editing, except for a few good dialogues. It was a ‘inspired’ story taken from ‘bunty aur babli’. The story starts with a confident good-looking beauty jyothi (Ileana) who wants to be ‘Miss India’ and is against her grandmother’s wishes to get married. She runs away from her house to go to Vizag and apply for the contest. On the other side it’s Rahul (Tarun) who is son of middle-class parents, who insist him to join in a small time job, which he dislikes. He too comes out of the home without telling his parents and meets Ileana in a train. Both of them get duped by several people on their journey and both decide become thieves and steal wealthy people.

They earn lots of money and at the same time help poor and needy people with an identity ‘Romeo-Juliet’ (RJ). Inspector Yungender (Jagapathi Babu) is assigned the job to track these two people. Meanwhile RJ dupe mafia king pin (Pradeep rawat) and he is after them . How they escape and change for good is the rest of the story.

Ileans seems to have agreed to act opposite Tarun only for money she was offered, She plays her role to perfection but her costumes and make-up were not up to the mark. Tarun had done these kind of roles before so it was very easy for him to enact this role. Jagapathi babu was given a pivotal role and he sometimes overacts, but overall justifies his presence. Charmi is seen in a special item song, which falls falt.

Music is average and is a passé. I was waiting for the movie to get over as there is nothing much exciting to offer. Overall, movie is a bore in the second half and is a disappointment. Probably will run in B and C centers and people will forget this movie.

Verdict: Average.

PS: Krishna loved this movie and wants to watch it again (phewwww). I don’t mind unless he asks me to come along with him. Huh

Friday, April 04, 2008…Jalsa…Jalsa

“I booked tickets online for Jalsa. Tomorrow 5.15 show IMAX screen. Be ready baby”- this was the call I got from my husband on Wednesday morning (April 2). I was excited but at the same time was not able to digest the fact that my husband hasn’t had to try hard for the tickets and he was able to book the tickets quite easily. He is a Ileana fan and obviously you might be knowing by now I’m Pawan Kalyan fan. I watched Johnny the very first day and it bombed, so somehow I was not comfortable with the idea of going to the movie on second day as I wanted this to be a very big hit.

I had some personal work too on the day we were to see the movie (thank god I work in a office where leaves are not a big problem), so I took a full day off. At 4.45PM my hubby picked me up from home and we went to the theater in time (We usually are late huh ). And then he broke the news that we will be seating on ‘A’ row which is literally sitting near the foot of the screen. I hated the first 45mins show cos of the view. Later we were lucky enough to find seats near balcony area.

Movie starts with Mahesh babu’s voice ( cho chweeeeeet of him to lend his voice for another star). Movie’s start was very good. Pawan steals the show from the start to finish. His comic timing is wonderful. I liked the scenes between Pawan Kalyan and prakash Raj. Ileana is used just like any other side character and doesn’t have any substantial role. Though, she looks very cute and fresh in the film. Parvathi Melton cannot act and is there in the movie for a item-song(I still couldn’t figure out if it’s a deram of Ileana or for real Pawan goes to the disco along with Parvathi). Lot was expected about the comedy track between Brahmanandam and Pawan which actually failed to evoke any laughter. But Sunil makes you laugh with his comedy. Pawan’s character through out film (mostly) is of happy-go-lucky types, so he took care of comedy part in the film so no regrets.
The pace of the film checks our patience and the point of story is lost somewhere after the interval and towards the climax.

One can see that this movie has two directors –officially Trivikram and ghost directed by Pawan. Same kind of localities and backgrounds of the movie ‘Athadu’ has been used. Pawan enacted almost the way he did in khushi. But special mention about the music of the film- it’s simply great. Devi has rendered a good music after long time. (though picturization and choreography is a big disappointment). Overall I felt its worth watching for Pawan. Hope it strucks a chord with the masses too.

(My hubby was disappointed with the role given to Ileana, though I was more than happy that she deserves it…he he he he he he he. And dear hubby I don’t wanna watch ‘Kantri’ pleaaaaaaaaaaaase spare me from the headache)