Whatever you do at the beginning of the year, you would do it throughout the year.
I've become a firm believer of the above statment :O) I started this year by watching a movie and its been an all out movie watch since then :) This is my 4th consecutive Weekend Movie Watch!!
Last saturday went for "Athithi tum kab jaoge" movie with fellow bloggers rt and ggg. Title keta "ek gaon mein..ek kisaan" epect varuthula :) Its a Ajay Devagan-Konkona sen- Paresh Rawal starrer. Intha family entertainerngra term will fit this movie like anything. Full of slap stick humour and decent enough screenplay. Movie also romba kutti..little over 2 hours.
Ajay and Konkona, both being working parents, have little time to teach their kid. (Though that is not shown as a major concern, its one of the sideline section in the story) And neither do they get any guests. The movie begins with a light hearted dig on guests who over stay their welcome and how people are actually terrorised of guests- some even going to the point of planning a vacation to relatives house "as" guests to escape from being hosts. And one fine day Paresh rawal enters the devgan household as an uninvited guest and all hell break loose. The scenes are right out of any Hrishikesh mukerji movie. Paresh's early morning antics, bajans ("beedi jalaile" omkara movie song remix was a pleasant surprise), driving the house maid up the wall with his cleanliness and having heart of gold..ditto. He does a neat job of an elderly person with a noble heart. Konkona sen hardly has anything to do but spray the room with freshners. Ajay looks disinterested throughout, as if confused whether its a movie or an epsiode from "Tarak mehta ki ulta chashma" :)
I personally liked the movie for 2 reasons.
First. It reminded me how much i miss MUMBAI :(((( Especially the scenes with ganesh chathurthi, marine drive and road side pav baji. And even the apartment where they had shot the movie looked ditto like the one where i stayed. avvvvvvvvvvv.
Next one is the reason behind the review, for an otherwise timepass slapstick comic movie. I am very very very bad at playing host. Especially when it comes to my relatives, i would hardly bother to come out and chat with them. I would even re-read old novels rather than entertaining them. There are many a personal reason for that. Still, as a host, i fail MISERABLY. I do try to make people feel at ease but beyond few routine things like offering to eat/drink i am stumped. I simply dunno how to be a gracious host :( One reason could be because, just like in the movie, we hardly had any guests or even if we did, i never bothered to take note of it. Hospitality is an art. And as a guest its really heart warming when your hosts treat you with respect and are courteous. I hope, someday, i do get to enjoy playing a host too.
IPL is underway. Enjoy the cricket carnival folks :) I hope CSK wins this time (i am discounting the first match defeat as a hiccup).