Saturday, April 29, 2017

Baahubali 2 - Why Katappa Killed Baahubali

The question which was unanswered for almost 1.5 year has finally been answered in the Sequel of Baahubali.  Continued form the previous saga of moving from present to past and then leaving us all fazed with the question - "Why Did Katappa Kill Baahubali?".  Now the movie Baahubali - 2 starts from the same Flash Back and continues to carry the story to get us the answer and then brings us back to the present of the movie to head to climax.

The movie continues to ride on the Visual Effect (VFX) but lacks on the quality work that was exhibited in the first part.  Acting wise NassarSathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan and Rana Daggubati have done a wonderful job. Prabhas and Anushka Shetty were fine and Tamannah hardly had any role this time.  The VFX artists or more common to say the guys who worked on Virtual reality were not as good either though it could have been the same team as the first part.  At many instances the shoddy work was quite evident and I can very well state that out with - 
  1. Sequences with Elephants
  2. All the sequences with Bulls
  3. Sequence where Devasena walks with head of Bhadra (Bhallaldev's son)
  4. Entire Pindhari Sequence
  5. The war scenes were also not as good as the part 1
In fact the Bull Sequence was a clear copy from the storyline of Baajirao Peshwa and certainly loses the originality that you expect in such a grand movie.

However, I would say the movie is an overall entertainer and it ensures that even if you are not able to connect with the storyline (which is a bit sloppy), you would love the way a few sloppy work and concepts make you laugh through the story.  Well, Yeah there are a few mistakes or say presentation errors that would certainly be tickling your funny bone.

Now coming back to the Answer to the Prime Question - Why Katappa Killed Baahubali? so that is something that is certainly not answered in most of the jokes that are making round on WhatsApp or elsewhere. The right answer, well is pretty neatly answered in the movie and for that I think if you are going to the movie, I wouldn't be spoiling the game.

The movie with its hype is already a big earner, but certainly doesn't live up to the hypes....

And, for those who are the fan of Baahubali, we have just seen the Beginning and the Conclusion, there is more to come probably in late 2018. The storyline is actually a trilogy and Before the Beginning or the Part 1, there is a trivia on How Shivagami rose to the power and how the whole saga actually started.  There is another twist that is expected probably with the Storyline getting enhanced with Bhadra's next line getting raised to take revenge by Bijjaladeva portrayed by Nassar.  

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Catching up on UP Elections

Five states in India underwent Assembly elections earlier this month and the results were not too encouraging for the opposition parties.  The current ruling party BJP won with clear majority in two states - Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand where as with some support formed Government in Manipur and Goa. The only state they lost elections is Punjab, the state where it so seems that anti-incumbancy wave against Akali Dal took toll on the election results with Congress (INC) winning majority of seats there.  Interesting though that INC could save that one state to get some grace marks.

However, Indian media is all gong ho about the results in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh that can actually define the results of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.  The specific wave that is getting built once again is the "20% Muslim" voters in Uttar Pradesh not getting a Muslim representative. How interesting it is that the Pseudo Literates and Pseudo Liberals of India are amazed on "How can BJP gain such a massive support in Uttar Pradesh when they didn't field a single Muslim candidate?" They totally overlook the major swing that BJP saw in the eastern state of Manipur where they won 21 seats starting from 0 from the last assembly elections.  Though this may not seem to be a swing in favor of BJP per say, but somewhere it may be a swing resounding the support for Nation's Government lead by Mr. Modi.

I am not sure how literate are the Pseudo Literates in the country that when they open their mouth, they can only talk about the religious divide. Incidentally, these Pseudo Literates try to impose that they are nations' voice. They forget that the News Channel where they think they are being invited and where they would spew their venom on caste and religion, doesn't have a viewership of 2% from where it was a leader. Indeed, I am talking about NDTV and the show that was hosted by Vikram Chandra.  I just watched it for 2 minutes in between my channel surfing and boom, all I could hear was religious divide. As I said, these Pseudo Literates seem to have forgotten that it was the Central Government that spoke about the honor of women including the Muslim Women and it was they who spoke against the inequality prevailing in the Muslim communities where women is treated more like a slave than a family member.  It was the voice against triple talaq that made the difference for the Muslim women who thought at last someone is taking their side.  It doesn't matter whether someone supporting them was Hindu or Muslim, for them it was someone who spoke about their dignity and that's what seems to have swung the votes of Muslim voters in favor of BJP and BJP won even those seats which were dominated by Muslim voters.

I am not sure how and and when these simple and easy to understand points would be learned by the Pseudo Literates and not sure when they would be able to rise above the Religion and Caste business.    Also, I am not sure when the 80% result swing could be seen with 4 out of 5 states voting for BJP, why are these pseudo liberals stuck only to results in one state?

Ah, and before I close this topic rather than stretching, I recalled the Behenji was so hurt that she point at the EVMs favoring BJP (were the EVMs also Religious?) and then The greatest comedian of our times picked up to be thrashed by the Judiciary

Author's Note: Interestingly, it so sounds that while conveying the probable cause of the vote swing, even I caused some communal divide. But, that is not what I intended to. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Article 370 and Refugees

It is a very interesting case where the article 370 specifically crafted out at the time of JLN doesn't provide any rights of settlement in J&K to Indian citizens. Moreover, those who migrated to the state after a particular date or time haven't been given the right to vote and right to apply for government post in the state.  The gravity of the situation is so gross that the Kashmiri Brahmins were literally thrown out of the Kashmir Valley, their homes, to become refugees in own country and live in camps away from their rightful place in their homes in J&K.

Now, come the case of Rohingyas from either Bangladesh or Myanmar, all the rules and all the cases of cultural imbalance are being thrown out of the window by the state government to let the specific organizations settle these Refugees from altogether another country in J&K and more so in the Jammu & Laddakh areas.  

Why is the question that needs to be answered by the state government, supported by non other than BJP.  It indeed is a pretty serious or should I say precarious situation that would go long way to create more crisis in the state by actually creating an imbalance in the two belts that are predominantly non-muslim areas.  

Should we actually look at the case where both the Jammu as well as Laddakh had raised the concern of violence in Kashmir Valley to separate from the country. Representatives form the two regions went out to the extent of seeking separation from J&K into their own regions and still stay with India.

So, now why is the Secular sect of India so silent on this state sponsored migration to J&K region creating cultural imbalance? Why is media not highlighting the case and bringing out the facts to all of us.  Interestingly this very same media was at the forefront of reporting against palate guns and talking in favor of stone pelters; this media was the one fueling the fire and putting words in mouth of anti-India movement.

For me, it is the high time that article 370 itself is repealed and the state of J&K in itself welcomes all the citizens of India equally.  This will not just have flourishing trade, but also all round development of the region as a whole.

SC Encroachment on Traditions

I am actually dazed at the way some NGOs and then the activists act against the Indian Traditions, whereas they do hell lot of marketing of western culture to prompt Indian Youth to bank on Western Culture.  Consider the way these Liberal Activists just stand in support of Valentines Day, Rose Day, Friendship Day etc when the western world isn't sure why to celebrate those days.  Isn't that a strange case that most of the western celebrations are based on the lowly values carried with them and no logical base other than strong marketing by certain set of companies?

More so, with the recent turn of events, it has come out to be a big blow to some of the Indian traditions specifically with these rights activists leading to the doors of SC and getting verdict in their favor.  They were successful in getting ban on #Jallikattu in Taminadu, Reduce the height for Dahi Handi events and may be a few others.  They are even eyeing on getting a ban on may be crackers during Diwali and may be promote Wax candles than earthen lamps.  Well, isn't that strange that both fire-crackers and earthen lamps production help many families run their livelihood.  It is pretty much a foul attempt to let on Vehicular and Industrial pollution ruin our lungs and our health on the name of industrialization round the year and then seek ban on crackers that was used only for 5 days.  It indeed is the irony of the case that puts me in dilemma on how a oil based earthen lamp causes more pollution than a wax lamp, when the oil based earthen lamp is more environmentally friendly than the wax lamp; in both cases be when it burns v/s when it is to be disposed.

There are may reasons where these so called activists stand up on certain ill attempted education with certainly NO base and logic.  They use some Photoshopped images with their articles with no base and with no legitimate proof on what they say; in-effect there is none actually. The logic and the words used by them simply make me laugh at their naive attempt to serve the purpose of their masters.

Specifically coming to the #Jallikattu, it is a display of row power and highlight of the cattle breeding industry. This is something that aligns with the overall Cattle Industry and trade that keeps local healthy breeds in shape with regular rotation. This tradition has a scientific base of rotation to avoid inbreeding and ensure continuity of healthy cattle raising.  A ban on this also calls for a ban on Pushkar Mela, the largest Cattle show / market on this planet (Yeah doesn't sound logical; yeah because it indeed is a illogical statement).  However, these activists would come in support of Pushkar mela (may be not) siting that it is a Cattle Market not a celebration.  However, if they ever stood against Pushkar Mela, they would have to bow down because that wouldn't be possible for them to sustain against in SC with their illogical demands.  They succeeded in case of #Jallikattu because they could produce some gory Photoshoped images and the justice bench of SC didn't do any fact check.

Now coming to the role of SC in these judgements that delivered nothing but a blow to Indian traditions, I am appalled at the way they were even considered.  SC could have defined certain conditions to be met for these traditional sports rather than banning them outright.  Somewhere they played in the hands of these activists supporting the ulterior motive of some western manipulators.  SC could have actually looked at the Tomatilo Festival of Spain that #Peta like organizations couldn't ban.  More so, #Peta like organizations work as typical marketing companies for promoting certain vested interests of certain organizations.  They live on double standards where killing the animals to eat meat is fine for them, but killing the same animal to get leather for shoes, jackets and belts is wrong.  

I would actually call for a fact check by SC to ensure that they understand the true essence of the Traditional Indian sports before passing a judgement. They need to go out their to first witness the reality rather than passing a judgement on certain gory images and idiotic logic by the #Peta like marketing organizations.SC should stop encroaching  with traditions specifically when they do not step in with other religious traditions. Just because an average Indian (or do I still need to specify HINDU) has a higher degree of patience, doesn't mean that other religions get liberty to do things on their whims and fancies for their festivals with even prayers broadcasted through loudspeakers; and the hindus' keep facing bans after bans that serve the ulterior motive of some organizations to eradicate Hinduism from this planet.....

Does that Ring Bell with SC?? and with those jokers acting to be activists??