Saturday, December 10, 2005

"Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object."


My week days were so terrific...with meeting deadlines...but this quote always kept me motivated... :)...may be it will do to you too ;)

"You can eat an elphant if you do it one bite at a time. "- Robert Riley

and so....I finished my deadlines..by the end of friday...I could only think of watching a peaceful movie and relax at home ...:) isn't that strange for a person like me ...that too on a friday evening hahaah ...

"Self love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting." - William Shakespear

Well...I decided to watch 'In Custody' starring all great actors..Shashi Kapoor, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, and the list goes on...its actually based on a novel written by Anita Desai.

"Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides" ~ Rita Mae Brown

But this movie really touched the cord of my heart...how 'Urdu' is fading away...in todays era...infact I always loved this language for its politeness and sweetness...and the poetry...!!!

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." ~ Robert Frost
This movie left a sad thought...but Shashi Kapoor has done such a wonderful job..and I was thinking how come these ppl never got any awards...and ppl like Saif Ali...got National Award...for what.. 'Hum Tum'...damn is it the value of that award degraded or.....!!!!

"Only the man who crosses the river at night knows the value of the light of day"

7 comments:

Bombayite said...

aaah Muhafiz :))

reminds me of the mallu version... "Meelay tinna mullim tinnaam" ...If you eat slowly you can eat thorns too :))

Manish said...

I have read this book DON though I have seen the movie only partially.
Om Puri & Shashi Kapoor r great actors & I think they have won national award in the era of parellel cinema in the 80's. incidently Kapoor's wife Jenifer also won it for 36 Chowrangee Lane.


As for Saif i liked his acting skills in Hum Tum & Parineeta. Though its true that these awards are not always given on merit only.

Keshi said...

**Only the man who crosses the river at night knows the value of the light of day"

my fav!!

yep Dawn...happiness is not something tangible...it's not a destination either...it's a only a direction and u got to know how to drive through it...wonderful words!

Keshi.

PuNeEt said...

hey dear great to see u back

have neither read the novel
nor seen the movie...
:-(


ppl like Saif Ali...got National Award...for what.. 'Hum Tum'...damn is it the value of that award degraded or
lolzzz u got it so damn right
i agree wit u
nowadays a lots of politics

take care
Cheers

wordearth said...

I have seen this too

Hum ne bhi deykhi hey Ghuruub-e-aftaab
Un mey bhi Nazar aayi ik Ghurur-e-hayaat
Maana Badi gehri hoti hey har Hijr kii shab
Umeed-e-Sehar to rakho phir dekho Shiddat

PuNeEt said...

how 'Urdu' is fading away...in todays era...

i know...
isliye to keh raha ho mujhe urdu sikha... each one teach one...
so teacher ji kab se classes start hogi ;-)

Cheers

Dawn....सेहर said...

@bombayite: I have not even heard of something like that...may be I will try :)
cheers!

@manish: yes I agree they have received in there times but then...just make a judgement how well they perform irrespective of getting even listen for as nominees...and something like Saif...acting ws good movie ws good..but then...National award winner Adoor Gopalakrishnan kind of ppl - where they stand and where these ppl stand...its a point to think ...everyone does one or the other way like Big B...so what..does he get national awards for all..am not even sure if he has got any :)
well...thnx for coming by...my blog misses u :)
cheers!

@keshi: dear u with ur wonderful words always make me cheer :) thnx a ton
huggs

@puneet: am glad u agree with me ;) thnx and yeah...abt the urdu class..hehe buddy...koonwa pyaase ke paas jaate huye meine to kabhi nahi dekha ... haha aapne dekha???
we shd..plan
cheers!

@nuyi: wow..look who has come....

vo aaye ghar me.n hamaare Khudaa kii qudrat hai
kabhi ham un ko kabhii apane ghar ko dekhate hai.n
...mehafil mein khushamadeed :)

Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong...

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