Movie Review:

2012 : If you are going in theatre with an expectation of a movie with great story change ur thinking cap. If you are planning to see at home, change the cap again. 2012 is to be watched in theatres for its special effects. So one step answer is either watch in theatres or skip it.

The story starts in India ( Yes, the director again comes to India after ‘Day after tomorrow’, where an indian scientists notices the changes happening in earth’s crust. Soon you are taken to USA and then a series of events follow that confirms the end of world in 2012. The first part is quite good showing the panic all around, hiding of information with the common public, chaos that ensue and the starting of disaster has been shot brilliantly. But in post interval session the story starts to get a bit boring because the disaster portion has been stretched a bit long.

The film is to be seen for it’s scale and special effects and there are some scenes which require special mention. Cracking of the earth surface, aeroplane sequence, volcano erruption, and the one in tibbet are few that stand out. All have been shot at astrnomical scale and keep u glued to screen. The climax part is the most disappointing and one expects to end it soon. On the whole the movie falls short of immense expectation but still can be seen considering all the positives.

Book Review :

Two States : The book has been published some time back but I read it recently. The forth book from Chetan Bhagat’s armor and by far the best one. After Five Point Someone the interest level graph declined a bit in One Night @ call centre and Three Mistakes, but in ‘Two States’ he bounces back very well and giving out a book even better than five point someone in many respects. An another movie based on this novel is soon to be declared for sure.
Two States talks about the story ofΒ  a couples from different castes and the hurdles in the marriage. The great thing about the book is not its story but its narration. The writer manages to maintain interest of the reader and not even on a single point you feel like putting down the book. The funny dialogues have been mixed so beautifully in the story, u never feel they are added purposefully. Like Five Point Someone humor has been mixed with a message. It shouts loud about differences still lying among people because of things like caste and the need of word ‘Indian’.

One line suggestion, ” A must read”


4 responses to this post.

  1. Glad to c u blogging again .. heard reviews on 2012 which are poles apart .. nt sure if I am gonna watch that πŸ˜‰

    2 States .. simple and well narrated πŸ™‚ I liked it best after FPS πŸ™‚

    Hv a nice weekend πŸ™‚


  2. I gave 2.5 to 2 States I liked it in bits n pieces..a page turner & TP read for me πŸ™‚


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