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Dark Brew : A dark humor

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Dark Brew is a film by Akash Goila, produced by Aashish Sachdeva, starring Vinay Pathak, Sheetal Thakur and Shibani Bedi. Akash is an Indie film and TV series Producer, Director and a renowned Public Speaker. He’s the founder of TalkWiz, a club that deals with Professional Speakers and their brand creation and marketing. He’s also associated with The Actor’s Studio, a recruitment agency for film, theater and television series.Akash is a visionary entrepreneur and film director who wishes to transform the short filmmaking scene by launching short theaters in India and transform the way filmmaking is done at grass root levels via his and Aashish Sachdeva's brand Filmeraa.
Vinay Pathak is a well-known actor in Indian television and movies. He has starred in many films like ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’, ‘Bheja Fry’, and ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’, etc. His career graph is a long one. In this film, he plays the pivotal character around whom the story revolves.
Sheetal Thakur began her acting career …

Why Biopics Are THE Thing Of Today #BOLLYGUPSHUP

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the biopic on the life of the renowned athlete Milkha Singh, lovingly known as ‘The Flying Sikh’ went on to earn 100 crores. Paan Singh Tomar, the story of an athlete turned rebel, went on to win the Best Feature Film in the 60th National Film Awards. Mary Kom, the journey of a boxer to win the 2008 World Boxing Championship, won the title of The Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 62nd National Film Awards. Shahid, the movie based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi who was assassinated in 2010 in Mumbai, went on to win the National Film Award For Best Actor and Best Director at the 61st National Film Awards. Dirty Picture, the biopic on the controversy-courting South Indian actress Silk Smitha garnered applauds from the audience and critics alike. Dangal, the biographical sports drama that portrays the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat who teaches his two daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat wrestling, who become Indi…

'Kafka On The Shore': A Spellbindingly Surreal Novel By Haruki Murakami

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Haruki Murakami uses seemingly irrelevant series of events and occurrences to weave a gripping plot in ‘Kafka on the Shore’. These events sometimes are the normal natural day to day happenings and sometimes they border on the metaphysical world of dreams, hypnosis, animal spirits and other pseudo-realities. What starts as a boring detailed interview, report or letter ends up being a mind-bending thrill. Then there comes showers of fish and leeches, encounters with a ghost or a living spirit and other weird happenings. It may sound like themes borrowed from urban legends but it’s perfectly natural in this universe.
Two parallel stories are narrated in alternate chapters – one is that of Kafka Tamura and other is that of Nakata.
Kafka Tamura is a runaway from home, seeking freedom and independence, and perhaps searching for his long-lost mother and sister or vaguely put wanting to meet them at least once. He steals as many things from home as he can and travels to Takamatsu on his fifte…

Trip to Vizag: Short Yet Sweet

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This is a long overdue post that I had been trying to write for the past few weeks, but something or the other always came in the way. So, here's a glimpse around our Trip to Vizag: Short Yet Sweet. Finally.

Three days in Vizag went by in a jiffy. Three of us had a gala time. It seemed we had never been out of touch. Even ten years later, we were the same 14-year-olds giggling and gossiping and worrying about life. We still were the same emotionally. Had the same perspectives about the world as before. Same philosophical mindset. Perhaps the internal clocks had stopped ticking after that age, and our souls are still fourteen years old.

When Vinny was leaving Keonjhar in Class 8, Sagarika had given her a letter dated April 7th 2007, along with a pouch full of chocolates. She had preserved that letter with care and we re-read the words together exactly 10 years later. Time flies. Happy yet tough realization. Vinny is getting married, and till now it seems such a far fetched idea. …

I left my soul in thy brine

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It isn't a common place thing with me to miss the ocean so very much. I was never even attached to it if I look back to last year or the year before that. I was the one who sat on the beach munching on roasted peanuts from the nearby stall while watching siblings playing in the water. I didn't really like going near the waves; I hated the after-effects- the sand sticking to the skin and the uncomfortable itchy feeling under the feet. I preferred the plain land over mountains and beaches any day. So, when I say I don't know what changed, I really don't know. It's inexplicable.

I love sitting by the sea-shore and chatting with friends for hours. I love the sound of the waves breaking on the shore, the feel of the wet sand under my feet, the view of the ebbing waves leaving the sea foam behind, and the mesmerizing sight of sunset on the horizon. And the sea breeze is like a healing touch for wounds I myself have the least idea about. This environ is magic, therapy an…

Historical Kdrama- Six of the Best #AToZChallenge

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There are many historical dramas in South Korean cable television, set in Goryeon, Silla, and Josheon era. They bridge the gap between fact and fiction, generally intermingling the two to create a beautiful tale. They are called Sageuks- the Historical KDramas. These are popular as they showcase the life of the past; deal with storylines of royal families, their heritage, the conspiracies, and the fight for the throne; depict beautiful scenes from that era like horse riding, palanquins, the common folks, the countryside, the large weekly market, and love in those times; and use more honorifics in the language, elaborate mannerisms and etiquettes.  
1.The Moon That Embraces the Sun- Adapted from the novel of the same name it deals with shamanism and the Shaman life in Josheon era. It’s the story of a secret poignant and forbidden love story between the king and a female shaman. The king has some kind of ailment which is not cured by medicines, so the elders suggest seeking shamanic hel…

The Last Note

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I hope I’ll meet you again, years later, when this hate has watered down to love. Words would find a way to express the emotions that are now caught up in the throat.
Meaning won’t be lost in the process of communication. Till then, I’ll be searching for you in every other person. Till then, I’d miss you and seek you in the faces that pass me by down the road, near the bus stop, in the metro station. Till then, I’ll remember you in dandelions and baby’s breath. I’ll search for you in the sea foam and the sea shells. 
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