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Baar Baar Dekho – Review

The wait is over and I finally got to see Nitya Mehra’s debut directed film Baar Baar Dekho! The dual production film by Dharama Production and Excel Entertainment is definitely a film which gives you the chance to see life a bit differently for all of us.

If I rewind back to the 2010 film Anjaana Anjaani I remember watching the film in cinemas and walking out with my life motto to ‘live in the moment’. Ever since that film I have seem more select Hindi films portray this motto and these types of films are one of my favorites. Baar Baar Dekho similarly portrays this motto, but in the most beautiful breathtaking way possible.

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The story of this film is fluid, easy to follow and well pieced together. Time oriented films can be quite tricky, but this one only tricked your mind the same way it did with Siddharth Malhotra’s character Jai Verma. The timeline kept me at edge and by the time intermission came I had a million mixed thoughts in my head and kept wanting to see more. The second half of the film I was full of all types of emotions and realizations. I was sucked into Nitya’s perception on time and life. I felt the pain Katrina Kaif’s character Diya Verma was experiencing. As time progressed, so did the well portrayed technology and lingo of talking, but not the way we live life because that will never change.

So if you haven’t guessed already I loved Baar Baar Dekho and it has such an important valuable lesson to convey to each one of us individually. If I give anymore of the film, then there’s not point in experiencing it yourself.

Each individual character big or small played their roles extremely well and had an important facet to the entire story itself. Of course our leads Katrina and Siddharth were exceptionally amazing. The duos chemistry held so much love you didn’t want to see them fall apart. They both as individuals really played their characters and not a moment did I think they were Kat and Sid, but Jai and Diya.

Ram Kapoor a divine actor, plays the role of Diya’s father, is seen in all sorts of roles added a hint of humor and personality to the film as always. Sarika also another extremely magnificent actress, plays the role as Jai’s mom, was an extremely important character to the story itself and played it well. Additionally a role that stood out to me the most was Taaha Shah! The young rising actor is of course extremely attractive, but also humorous. His role as Tarun (Jai’s brother) brings light to the film in many unexpected ways. I also couldn’t stop to notice Taaha’s amazing dancing skills in the song Nachde Ne Saare. Lastly Rohan Joshi and Sayani Gupta play a husband-wife role and as Jai’s friends. All of these characters were such important pieces to Jai’s puzzle and really created an impact on the film itself, along with Rajit Kapoor.

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The cinematography and locations of the film were impeccable. While I am glad not too much focus was put on scenery, but it was a perfect balance between the two extremely attractive actors and the beautiful sights of ThailandGlasgow and Delhi. The visuals of time portrayed were one of my favorites and that comes to the very well done make-up for Sid’s character especially.

And lastly, the music… I don’t there’s much for me to say because we’ve all LOVED the music of Baar Baar Dekho since its release and we simply cannot stop listening to the entire album. I really choose one favorite track from the film, but can definitely say when I first heard the soundtrack Kho Gaye Hum Kahan by Jasleen Kaur Royal was the first track I fell in love with, followed by Nachde Ne SaareDariya and then Kaala ChashmaSau Asmaan and Teri Khair Mangdi too are beautiful tracks.

Baar Baar Dekho is a must watch film in cinemas and it surely will leave you with a larger thought on life in a positive aspect when you walk out of the theater.

A New Girl in a City’s review of Baar Baar Dekho is

5 stars

Check out the film’s trailer!

 

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Single Living: A Day of Reflection…

Today if someone asks me,

how are you feeling right now in this moment?

I’d have to simply reply with,

happy.

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And I am really glad to know that I would respond that way. But there are some random days in our lives where we are simply trying our all to be the happiest, or extremely positive…but something in the back of your head triggers and a person like myself simply goes lost in-thought and almost wants to separate myself away from all the people.

I am glad though that this all occurred as I made a short trip over to Southport, North Carolina today just a ferry ride away from where I am in Wilmington. Being on the ferry and walking through the extremely small town a million thoughts were floating through my head.

A part of me was feeling like a horrible person because I wasn’t really part of any of the conversations my friends were having, I was just occasionally budding in. A part of me was thinking about a script I was re-reading after awhile. And then a lot of my brain was thinking about ALL the thing I need to get done. Then I realized oh, “you’re turning a whole year older in less than two days.” Of course my mind panicked and the panic occurred on the ferry ride back home. So I shut my eyes and just listened to all the noises, conversations around me. Then I tuned all of it out, and then it felt like I cleared my brain out of all the junk mail and spam messages and simply thought about me.

The rest of my day consisted of watching YouTube videos, getting some school work done, eating, napping and just doing regular human things.

Now I’m sitting here at about 1 AM trying to shed a little thought to you.

Why did all this occur today. I’ve been doing well, and have had this extreme sense of positivity and happiness around me lately. And usually we turn into this weird bothered human because someone says one thing and your mind gets triggered. But I thought there is no need for me to freak out even when my brain freaks out. When your brain freaks out, listen to your heart, and when your heart isn’t able to response to the situation tune everything out and flush out all the spam from your brain and just focus on the moment in front of you.

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6 Hindi films we CANNOT wait to see in the next four months!

Its already September and it already seems like we’re getting ready for the three major holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas! BUT the year isn’t over yet and there are at least 6 good films you have to see in cinemas.

Baar Baar Dekho – Releasing September 9

I can’t wait for this film, and I really hope it turns out good! A few peers are a bit iffy about the new Siddharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif film, but I personally think its going to be great. This is releasing this Friday, so stay tuned for my review of it this Filmy Friday!

MS Dhoni the Untold Story – Releasing September 30

Being a huge Sushant Singh fan, I definitely can’t wait for this once. The film being a biopic also tops it all, and I hope that this turns out to be one of the much loved biopics of the year.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – Releasing October 28

I’m going to be extremely bias and say the teaser looks EPIC! Others have this feeling its a Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna part two, but I’d like to think Karan Johar has something way different for us in-store. We’ll only know on October 28!

Rock On 2 – Releasing November 11

The first video teaser of the film is releasing tomorrow! Here’s another personal favorite I can’t wait for as the first Rock On was such an exquisite different and beautiful film.

Dear Zindagi – Releasing November 25

We can’t really say a lot about the film yet, other than it stars Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt. And well that itself is enough for us to get excited for.

Befikre – Releasing December 9

Honestly, I just can’t contain myself for this one. And this is me giving Aditya Chopra and last call to make it or break it. I am hoping Aditya Chopra brings the essence of Yash Raj in the film Befikre which stars the much loved Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor.

So get ready, here are at least 6 good films we cannot wait for! Tell us which one you can’t wait to see.

 

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Single Living – TAKE ONE!

I’ve moved to Wilmington and have pretty much adjusted myself to my ‘new home’. I’ve been here for almost a month now, with a few travels back home here and there, and have thoroughly faced a whole other world I never expected.

This is what happens when you literally watch WAY too many movies. This new section on the blog will entail my ‘single living’ stories, and all the things I face on a day-to-day basis while I live literally just two-hours away from home for the very first time.

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Its been a strange, sudden, and crazy transition for me…but probably one of the best. Being quite an independent individual when it comes to handling multiple ‘things to do’ and jobs, I totally forgot all the things someone has to do when it comes to ‘living alone’. And they are just about the most simplest things that my mom has surely taught me, but I have taken so much advantage of. The fact that for twenty-one years my mom fed me, did or reminded me to do laundry, and all the other mom things that they do.

But then I’ve been thinking, I’m pretty self sufficient because I know how to do all these things and can deal with doing them. So what’s the problem? Why does it feel like there is a really small percentage of emptiness around me?

Back home (Raleigh) I always text my mom and keep her updated about where I am in town or what I’m doing, even if she’s downstairs and I’m upstairs in bed. And not because she’s my mom, but just because of the relationship we both hold. Today after work I sent her one of those updated texts out of habit and realized when I got home (Wilmington) that I’m not in Raleigh (insert monkey emoji covering its eyes)… I wasn’t saddened though, I just thought it was a bit funny that we usually just get so used to a certain routine in our lives and parting away from it to attach ourselves to a new one is seriously so strange.

As much as I am a ‘care free’ person and totally see myself traveling all around the world one day and not missing much of home (Raleigh) the only thing I would and do ever miss is my mom. We’re so inseparable, and to me its one of the best relationships I have with someone. So mom this first ‘Single Living’ post is for you and a huge thanks for raising me to be independent enough to not just be a good human being to people, but to also suck it up and do dishes, laundry and cook…

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Rustom – Review

Today I got to see two movies back-to-back, and saved Rustom for last. There’s no surprise when I entered the theater the house was full and the audience was all geared up to see Akshay Kumar in action as Commander Rustom Pavri.

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I myself walked in with high hopes of the film being perfectly flawless. Unfortunately though I was quite disappointed…

The film coming from the makers of Wednesday and Special 26 had me hoping for another suspenseful thriller film, but I was not thrilled. The idea of the film was good, but it almost seemed plotless and extremely dragged. There were an unnecessary amount of slow-motion scenes which just felt like time was being filled. My eyes were only touched upon Akshay’s flawless look in his uniform, and Ilena D’cruz’s flawless beauty.

The film began with the much loved song sung by Atif Aslam Tere Sang Yaara and from there I hoped the film would kick-off well, but it turned into a dragging film. The audience got a kick from the court room scenes, and I was unable to focus on Rustom’s fight for pleading not guilty. Even then I still felt the film had potential and hoped for an impactful ending, but it felt so powerless at the end and I felt nothing.

The only thing that worked well in the film was its music, my favorite tracks have to be Tere Sang Yaara, Dekha Hazaro Dafaa, and Tay Hai. The films cinematography was just visually appealing. There were a few powerful dialogues delivered by Akshay’s character, but they were defused the moment the prosecution party spoke during the court trials.

I’m not sure if its worth seeing Rustom in cinemas…

A New Girl in a City’s review of Rustom is

2 stars

Check out my favorite track of the film!

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Mohenjo Daro – Review

From Lagaan to Swades to Jodha Akbar and now Mohenjo Daro.

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I will go ahead and let you know I have no prior knowledge of Mohenjo Daro historically, and stepped into the movie like any other film. Going with the purpose that this is a fictional story inspired by historical events, the film surely kept me at the edge of my seat and the music was mesmerizing to the ear.

Director Ashutosh Gowarikar has a knack for selecting a great cast, and forming them into characters. There wasn’t a moment I felt like I was watching Hrithik Roshan, but instead I felt I was really watching Sarman reconnect with his childhood and save Mohnejo Daro. This goes with all the other actors like Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh and more. These four actors specifically though stood out the most and truly matched their characters.

The films cinematography and visual effects were extremely impactful. I definitely felt while watching I was taken into the era of Mohenjo Daro and the help of AR Rahman’s music and background scoring definitely helped create that ambiance. I couldn’t stop staring at Pooja Hegde’s wardrobe and head-pieces, props to her costume designer!

What was disappointing though was the story, I felt like I was taken in the world of Lagaan and Swades combined. The only difference was the costumes, sets, and actors of course.

I wouldn’t say not to see Mohenjo Daro on digital big-screen. It was definitely experience I wouldn’t have enjoyed at home. I am glad that I have had the chance to witness all of Ashutosh’s best films on the big screen, but this one was not his best compared to Lagaan, Swades and Jodha Akbar.

A New Girl in a City’s review of Mohenjo Daro is

3-stars-out-of-5

Check out my favorite track of the film!

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Top current Hindi songs you MUST add to your playlist now!

There is no doubt 2016 has had the best songs yet, and we really can’t stop listening to them. From Soch Na Sake from Airlift, to Ikk Kudi from Udta Punjab, to Kar Gayu Chul from Kapoor and Sons. But in the last few weeks there are more new and just as good songs that have released and you need to add them to your playlist now!

Song: Tere Sang Yaara 
Movie: Rustom (Releasing Aug. 12)

The Atif Aslam track is mesmerizing, romantic, and breathless. I can’t stop falling in love with this track and the picturization. In fact the entire soundtrack of Rustom is beautiful and so is the sad version of this track, Tere Bin Yaara sung by Arko.

Song: Tu Hai
Movie: Mohenjo Daro (Releasing Aug. 12)

There’s no doubt an AR Rahman soundtrack is just simply beautiful just like this song. Its melodious, and visually appealing. This has to be one of my top favorite tracks of the year.

Song: Jaaneman Aah
Movie: Dishoom (Released on July 29)

There’s not a lot to say other than jaaneman aah! Its hot, catchy, and a great track to jam out to at the next family party or just in the car!

Song: Zara Si Dosti
Movie: Happy Bhag Jayegi (Releasing Aug. 19)

Here’s a film I personally can’t wait for, and also am totally in love with the entire soundtrack of the film. This Arijit Singh track will not only have you fall for his voice for the millionth time, but also have you fall in love with your friend again.

Song: Sau Asmaan 
Movie: Baar Baar Dekho (Releasing Sept. 9)

Baar Baar Dekho has taken me up by a storm, and the entire soundtrack is on repeat for me right now! Sau Asmaan is such a fun loving ‘travel’ kind of song, and Armaan Malik and Neeti Mohan’s voices fuse so well together which makes it pleasant to listen to.

Song: Beat Pe Booty 
Movie: A Flying Jatt (Releasing Aug. 25)

I am not a super fan of the song visually, but its a catchy song and could totally see this being a popular track with fusion dance teams. Jacqueline no doubt looks hot!

Song: Sau Asmaan 
Movie: Kala Chashma (Releasing Sept. 9)

Saved the best for last and that’s everyone’s favorite track at the moment- Kala Chashma! Of course there’s the whole, why are Sid and Kat not wearing kale-chashme…? But they still look like a hot pair, and the song is way to catchy!

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