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Aashayein was quite a niraasha

What a month this has been, traveled out of city almost on all weekends – Nrityagram, Tirupati, Goa & then Mumbai. Phew! Have so many things to share about the books which I read recently, about the recent places visited, about some observations, some changes, and some movies but yet again running short for time. Blogging & writing at other places apart from a full time job is really taking up my time away from this personal space

First thing first, one of my favorite blogger (& a friend as well now), Smita had a baby boy on 9th Aug! Yayyy! Congratulations to the new mommy & loads of love to the new born. Smita: We’re eagerly waiting for a pic of your baby soon:-)

Now coming down to the post, you know I watched Aashayein yesterday, in fact I chose to watch it before Antardwand as the former was a Kukunoor movie. But what a disappointment the movie was! "Rahul (John Abraham), a 35-year-old learns he has lung cancer the day after he won huge sum of money in a betting game. Bitter, dazed and irrational in his grief, he decides to abandon his love of life Nafisa (Sonal Sehgal) and come to terms with his illness in isolation. He heads to a hospice where there are others like him and each of them is unique in the way they are living their last days". It was not that that I completely hated the movie, in fact some of the scenes were quite powerful but then those “doots & bhoots” and all the complications around them completely spoilt the poignant plot. I think the writer was trying to weave the central theme with too many non-coherent pieces. Kabhi kuch, toh abhi kuch…the only thing which holds your attention is Anahita Nair who plays the role of Padma and some strong scenes delivered by John. For rest of it, Aashayein was quite a niraasha for me. Wondering what has happened to the brand Kukunoor!


8 comments :

vicious said...

i loved kukunoor in hyderabad blues -1 and rockford ...after that he just sems to have lost that touch ..
yet 2 watch ashayein though !

Psych Babbler said...

Maybe trying to woo Bollywood too much??? And therefore catering to those commercial needs? I have no idea...haven't watched the movie so can't really comment... :P

Jack said...

Kanupriya,

Thanks for forewarning. Waiting for other posts about travel and books.

Take care

Renu said...

Most of the time directors loose their touch after 2-3 movies..see the rest..Bhansaali, subhash ghai, karan johar..all gone the same way.

Abhishek said...

Ye Hospice word to maine isi movie ke baad suna hai!

Anyways Kukunoor has always done well when doing those 'small films'. Starry films and genres are not his forte!

Nautankey said...

Guess kukunoor shud stop trying to be a mainstream director and do what he does best...but there have been some very good movies of his which got underrated and did not do well succesfully,totally confuses a film maker :)..Waiting for the other posts..and thanks for the news abt Smitha's new release :D

Nautankey said...

Guess kukunoor shud stop trying to be a mainstream director and do what he does best...but there have been some very good movies of his which got underrated and did not do well succesfully,totally confuses a film maker :)..Waiting for the other posts..and thanks for the news abt Smitha's new release :D

Kanupriya said...

@Vici: Did u watch it? Was it a disappointment for u too?
@PB: Ya maybe u r right
@Jack: Hey good to see u back :)
@Renu: Ya totally agree, maybe creativity is difficult to be delivered consistently
@Abhishek: hee hee & hospice bhi kya tha na, ekdam 5 star hotel ki tarah jaha patients ko tandoori chicken aur naan khane milta hai :P
@Naut: Arey a comment from u??? Super surpised...so u back to blogging kya :)?

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