This saturday, we watched NAINA. A nice movie, for one. Gave us a jolt of the BHOOT experience. Urmila plays the role of Naina Shah, who gets supernatural eye-sight after her eye operation. So that's what the movie is all about... A few observations/conclusions:
- Indian thriller movies are special in their own way. They rely more on silly things like falling objects, illusions, darkness and sounds. The THX surround sound system always adds on to the effect.
- Indian movie physicians are exceptionally trained to transplant the choiciest of organs into the Hero/Heroine.
- People who recieve eye-transplants don't usually watch TV/go out with da hunk hero the very next day (as it happens in many movies). It was well depicted in this movie. Kudos!
- Indian movies always revolve around conventional ghost technology for thrillers. It's time we got ourselves updated on that.
- An Indian movie without filmi dance/music is usually not-distracting and worth every buck you spend.
- Don't get interested when movie ads use any or all of these keywords: inspiration, musical, love story, classic, epic, passion and fear. Go for the more practical movie.
- In general: Don't judge a book by the movie. Don't judge a movie by the trailer.
Then myself and Sandeep went to the Bandra Bandstand. We played in the waters for a while, and saw a very lovely sunset. Also noticed that this was an official public-display-of-private-affection-place, coz people come over there to do nothing but just that. :P
Then we went to the Marine Drive, and sat on the rocks beside the sea. The experience was enthralling, and the sea-breeze was fantastic! Then we hitched on to Mani's Lunch Home in Matunga, where you get authentic South Indian cuisine. I felt like I had never eaten food in years. We ate and ate until our bellies started paining ... Home is where the stomach is.