Thursday, March 20, 2008

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

I used to wait for the days when in school I used to get holiday for Easter, Holi as
separately. This time when I see everything coming together its kind of a season of

“Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.”

Holi is color of festival in most part of India and I happened to see this movie ‘Black &
White’ a Subhash Ghai’s movie.

This time from the beginning of this movie I was telling myself this movie is like so many other movies based on terrorism, Afghan war and what not! But as the movie was progressing it took a different turn altogether.

Two things I liked about this movie- first of all the Director’s message- that there are other colors also in life besides black and white…try to see that through your own eyes.
I think a very beautiful thing is said and is something very meaningful with depth in it.
I would say watching movie will help understand this element.

“Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.” ~ Jules Feiffer

So true I realized as I was writing my Hindi poetry on the occasion of Holi and I remembered how as a kid when friends used to color me with all different color and later when I used to reach home, my mom used to get mad at me and to avoid that look I used to go and take shower but the colors never used to go in one day :).
That time it didn’t made any sense but today when I think of it…I feel how those different colors in the mixed form used to stay together no matter what you try hard to wash it away but still they used to be so strong.

“Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.” ~ Maxwell Bodenheim

Today you look at us, we human all are same just because of some divisions, made by man whether its religion, color or race – we can’t even stand together forget about the strength.

Second thing that I liked about the movie ‘Black & White’ is that it’s different than what one would imagine – as a typical Hindi movie :)!!!

This is like a book that you are reading and each time you get to a new chapter there is something that adds up to your knowledge. Anil Kapoor that actor as usual has shined in his matured role as a Urdu Professor who is a Hindu by religion yet changes a terrorist guy to change his mind and awaken him about the facts of the radical moments and elements that causes pain to people and its country.
I would like to wish everyone a Happy, Colorful yet Peaceful Holi…..unite like the true colors in the sky – like one rainbow.
“The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.” ~ Sydney Smith


Shiva said...

Happy Holi Dawn!

There were some good reviews for B&W. Should watch

Art said...

I'm not sure what the proper greeting is so I'll just say, Happy Holi also.

Sunil said...

Happy Holi dear.

The movie seems like must watch.

Have a colorful time ahead. :)

Keshi said...

Happy Holi Dawny MWAH!

mebbe I'll grab that movie this weekend, tnxx hun!


Itz me!!! said...

hi Dawn..Holi always rekindles our childhood memories...when we used to have so much fun at school :-)..

Happy Holi!!!

Itz me!!! said...

hi Dawn..Holi always rekindles our childhood memories...when we used to have so much fun at school :-)..

Happy Holi!!!

krystyna said...

Hi Dawn!
I'd like to watch this mowie,
sounds very interesting.

..."that there are other colors also in life besides black and white…try to see that through your own eyes" -
really meaningful as others your quotes are.

Happy Holi to you!

Deepak Gopi said...

One of my close friends has worked as an associate editor in this movie.
Happy easter to you and family.

Rauf said...

Sehr, sorry i am late, hope you had a very colourful Holi with lots of fun.
But you have to tell the children if you are in India to be careful in throwning the powder colour or with water gun. The colours are made with cheap chemicals which are harmful to the skin and the eyes.

The message of the movie seems timely and much needed to the misguided youth.

Black white and the shades of grey are colours too. i thnk the cows see only in black and white.
Hope you are doing fine Sehr.

tulipspeaks said...

wht is life without color? :)


Manish said...

yet to watch this movie but thanks for ur review.

priya said...


Thaz why rainbows are forever.. U know wat, when u mix black and white in painting, it turns to grey indeed. Apart the jokes, I think its a good movie and read the review too.

Dawn....सेहर said...

shiva: Thanks dear and even though its too late…I wish the best of it ;)

art: You said it already what one should say here Art :D Thanks dear!
Cheers n hugz

sunil: Thanks dear and I wish the best for you too.

keshi: Thanks dear and I wish the best…hope you had a good one
Cheers n Hugz

itz me!!!: Thank you dear ….I welcome you to my blog…do come again and thanks for your wishes I wish the best for you too

krystyna: Thanks dear and I wish you the best with love always

deepak gopi : Good to hear that dear and thanks and best wishes for you too

rauf: Thanks dear, and wish you the best too dear! When you say all these…I wonder what world has changed into as I used to play with those colors that were made in India only and things never bothered anyone but yes there were people who used to be mischievous where they will use silver paint instead of color and I used to think they are villains :D…! Thanks for reminding some of the factual things !
Cheers dear

tulipspeaks: You said a big thing with those small words :D my dear Ammu.
Take care and may all the beautiful colors keep you smiling always
Cheers dear

manish: Thanks and I wish you get well soon.

priya: Thank you dear :)! You are right to get that grey also we need to mix both black and white and the issue is that we don’t tend to mix but we tend to differentiate and that is what keeps us away from being grey ;)

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