Wolf of Wall Street

bb_the_wolf_of_wall_street-poster-4The wolf of Wall Street where on one hand inspires me to write the movie review on other front has made me more reluctant to invest in stocks and especially on brokers advice.

The movie The Wolf of Wall street is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his American dream to corporate greed of a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. Best part of it is that he sets himself up again with the changing market.

Money, drugs, sex and power all.. at the expense of someone else’s loss. Sounds familiar? You must have met at least a few Wolf type people who are the raging lunatics obsessed with greed ,deception, yet they pose heroic or spiritual guru person in front of public. Exactly that’s the character of the fine actor Leonardo Di Caprio .

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The material riches acquired by the Wolf Leonardo DiCaprio are dishonestly acquired by scamming the public out of their hard-earned cash through a penny stock “pump and dump” operation. In this way, the Wolf of Wall Street reflects the reality of a society where everybody seems to be trying to scam everybody else out of their money.

The beauty of this movie is that the impact of Wolf’s deeds on his victims is left out and out for the audience to judge and evaluate.

BB_margot-robbieElsewhere Robbie is hypnotic as Belfort’s affair-turned-wife. It’s refreshing to see someone in such a film not playing a weak woman who cow-tows to her husband’s demands, she’s actually one of the strongest characters. For that matter even his first wife’s role was of strong women. And this makes me say had it been a typically Indian movie then the lead character would have returned back to the first wife in end . 😛

To the views there will be there’s a certain enjoyment we get from watching him rise up the ladder before the almighty fall. The entire 2.45 minutes biopic will not let you leave the theatre without any lesson of life. Though all lessons might not be healthy takeaways for you.

 

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Maslow’s Motivation Mantra of Milkha Sing the flying sikh of India (Bhaag Milkha Bhag)

Winners Don’t Do Different Things They Do Things Differently:

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The question is always the same after all what motivated the winner to sustain the extreme pressure for and do things differently. What motivated the person to keep going towards acme of success? What motivates his behaviour?

Bhaagmilkhabhaag_Maslows Hirarchy 10According to humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow, our actions are motivated in order achieve certain needs. Abraham Maslow studied what he called exemplary people such as Albert Einstein, Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frederick Douglass who till date known as the real achievers of their times in addition to Maslow studied the healthiest 1% of the college student population and came up with a paper in year 1943 and Gave his theory of Motivation as Maslows’s hierarchy of needs . After him there came lot many motivational theories on and clinical psychology and psychiatry  but till date your knowledge of Human Motivational theory is incomplete without Maslows .

Maslows finding wouldn’t have been deviated a bit for the exemplary sports man Milkha Singh . The recent biopic on him portrays him as a true winner who kept winning, kept himself motivated may be for different reasons at different stages of his life and gradually moved towards the top of pyramid Self actualization.

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Like any other biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhag” also comprises of stories of guts, disappointment and glory but much more than it for a layman to learn about . The picture though portrays the story of success and glory with emotional turmoil of the  nation’s pre-eminent athlete from 1947 to 1960 and his growth cycle .Lets observe closely how Bhaag Milkha Bhag is registering it self for the motivation epic for management gurus. According to Maslow’s there are five levels of Hierarchy of Needs

  1. 1.    Physiological Needs

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Milkha singh won his first race in the camp in his craving for Milk his basic need for special diet . His first motivation was reflected by the twinkle in his eyes on announcement of the rewards of winning the race. which suffices the very base of the pyramid physiological needs

These include the most basic and instinctive needs that are vital to survival, such as the need for water, air, food, and sleep. It puts all the needs become secondary until these physiological needs are met.

  1. 2.    Security Needs

Bhaagmilkhabhaag_Maslows Hirarchy 5The real dash of the doyen Milkha begun when he had to run to save his life as per the instructions of his father to save himself in the riots of 1947 and though scary like hell but still it was a motivation where he had no other option except to win to stay alive for the sense of Security which according to Maslow’s is another step of motivation. Though for Milkha this sense of security soon moved to other aspects like steady employment when his love interest questions his carefree life style.

  1. 3.    Social Needs

Bhaagmilkhabhaag_Maslows Hirarchy 7As a contender for race Milkha instantly feels longing for respect and acceptance among the fellow members when he says,”I want to wear the coat , as the coat begets the respect from all”. The desire to be called Champion Milkha singh and wear the Coat of India and further to prove himself as an eligible contender and earn the badge pumps him to run in race even after the severe injuries which were result of the dirty internal rivalry of other sports man. He thus proves that a strong motivation and desire to win needs no boundaries

According to Maslow’s once the previous two needs get fulfilled a person is motivated by his Social Needs which includes include needs for belonging, love, and affection. Relationships such as friendships, romantic attachments, and families help fulfil this need for companionship and acceptance, as does involvement in social, community, or religious groups.

  1. 4 Esteem Needs

After the first three needs have been satisfied, esteem needs becomes increasingly important. These include the need for things that reflect on self-esteem, personal worth, social recognition, and accomplishment.

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Once Milkha  looses the race at Melbourne summer Olympics  which gives him a personal dent .rather than moving into the spiral of depression he sets himself a target to break the record and retrieve the self esteem and accomplishment in his coming race which he successfully did in 1960 summer Olympics at Rome where Singh’s fourth-place time of 45.73 became the Indian national record and held for almost 40 years. This was followed by many more wins including multiple Gold Medals in Asian games and Common wreath games. This almost justifies Maslow’s last but Motivational cause the Esteem Needs which reflect on self-esteem, personal worth, social recognition, and accomplishment.

  1. 5.    Self-actualizing Needs

This is the highest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Self-actualizing people are self-aware, concerned with personal growth, less concerned with the opinions of others, and interested fulfilling their potential.

Bhaagmilkhabhaag_Maslows Hirarchy 18Though Milkha had loads of political pressure but he initially denied to participate in the Peace games organised in Pakistan but later went there. He went back to his mother land and overcame his internal pain and fear . Shreds the burden and enlightens himself for the moment and he fights that race for no one else then himself. Thats why its said he didn’t ran he flew that day and earned  a title of Flying Sikh for himself. And that states the ultimate motivation of a person can have Self Actualization.This is the highest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This motivated state of a person makes himself aware, indifferent with others opinion and focused on fulfilling their potential. According to Maslow once a person reaches this peak of Pyramid he can be in auto motivated mode.

Though to an extent i agree that a man cannot be bound to the theories but still the iconic Milkha singh has proved if you just keep yourself enough motivated then success

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Though the motivation behind every race he won was different followed by his dedication and devotion but still the similarities couldn’t be neglected.

The story of Milkha Singh is un doubtly inspirational. In this three hour saga, which takes us from Milkha’s childhood in then Punjab-now Pakistan, the trauma of Partition and being torn from his (Milkha’s) family, his lawless youth, his joining the Indian Army and gaining respectability. Followed by discovering the joys of running. For himself, and for the honor of his nation.

Bhaagmilkhabhaag_Maslows Hirarchy 9Working in a biopic definitely Farahan has made his name hard coded not only in hearts of Indians but also the international crowd to bring the story of Glory on the big screen with the respect it deserves .So the crowning glory of this one goes to Farhan and the director Omprakash .

~ Kriti

You may like to read ROCK ON and Farhan’s Experiments with hair styles

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ABCD Any Body Can Dance is the best gift to Dancers in India

For me ABCD is a movie which is full paisa vasool movie. To let the fate of a film hang on the talent of just dance alone takes humungous belief in self. Truly, impossible is nothing… if you dare to dream. Remo Sir… THIS IS IT!

Yes I can go and watch it again for the quality for the dance for the respect I have for their work in the movie .
ABCD buddhu box 5Every time I used to see the step-up series and others like I used to envy them and think why the hell we don’t have a movie on dance where we have so many unique dance forms of our own.

At last director Remo D’Souza’s heard my voice and made one though it still doesn’t captures the Indian dance versions but never mind it is a pure treat to eyes and heart. You may start tapping your feet with the rhythms.

Though a  little predictable and not very unique concept but still it has all in it emotion action drama, dhamal and good turning bad, bad evolving as good, love, nationality and more important than any of the above this movie has DANCE in it . Dance in its purest form.

 

This movie was dedicated to dance and had dance in it. This movie don’t has dance as part of it it has story as a part of dance. In about 143 minutes, ABCD tries to catch the emotions, aspirations, rebellions and values the contemporary Indian youth so cherishes

One of my highest disappointment was the movie NAACH by ram gopal verma

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I really felt prabhudeva with his endearing accent (Mohanlal-like Hindi) enhances the authenticity of the character – he is a man who left Chennai 15 years ago to pursue his dreams in Mumbai. I have to confess I fell in love with his character and DANCE .

Ya another treat to eyes were the acting of the choreographers. The young cast, all dancers, display such seasoned emotion in the execution of their roles that one can easily say Any Body Can Act. And that is a huge compliment for this hitherto unknown bunch of dancer/actors who set the stage on fire… literally! They all did a fabulous job . It’s a tough job to put so many talented people at one place and give everyone their space role dance to act on and justify it. SO I give 9 on 10 to this movie in all these aspects.


The choreography of every dance sequence is breathtaking and Remo has had the unenviable task of looping in a story within dances. Not a flaw in the script, as the story moves on from frame ‘one’, to the spectacular finale.



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Hang on; there is a flaw, and a huge one at that. A team has to change props and their performance at the last minute. However, within 10 minutes they are ready with a track. They could have managed it with either incrising the time limit or adding another scene in it But you are willing to let go of this cinematic liberty as the film climaxes. 

So Don’t miss to watch this one and admire the new bandwagon of actors who are the best dancers .

(There are so many in our bolly wood who don’t know either and still exist as parasites )

Iam already waiting for the sequel.3D or no 3D make a sequel soon 🙂

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Table No 21 the Game of Truth AND Dare

table-no-21Till now I’m not sure what is the significance associated to this name or number in movie. Movie being entirely shot in Fiji is a thriller is based on a reality game show sails into the back of a nice script(iam glad it has a script ) and powerful performances featuring. It is good too see Rajeev Khandelwal on the other side /receiving end of Sach Ka Samna kind of a game where every lie is going to be expensive. “You Lie You Die”

Although the concept of game show matter of life and death etc is not a unique one but still the movie is captivating in most of its senses. Stylish and packed with good prices, there are some exceptional visible in what is essentially a decent attempt to bring a “different” kind of film with the audience.

This movie is not truth or dare game show its TRUTH AND DARE without a vintage bottle of champagne. The characters portray a cute couple with 10 years of relationship. The lead seems to be a decent and loving and nothing to hide type of person so he is quite confidant to play the game. But it turns out they have to confront their worst phobias deal with demons of the past, rediscover themselves the hard way and have their love and endurance tested to snapping point as the game turns more violent and hazardous with each successive question.

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Though there are few twists and turns which seem a little predictable but then the last 20 minutes of the movie are show stealer and brings in a different concept and message in its own. You feel the shades of character and perspective from where you watch and entire meaning of it changes. We all are grey. Which makes this movie definitely a worth watching movie.

Though at times I felt it is bit dragged and doesn’t makes you completely engross in the movie but I still like the editing of movie. Table No. 21 is a daring and sexy movie that manages to be different and is almost the price of the ticket. Provides a serious message that separate goodbye! Apart from the standard one “there are no free lunches in this world” it’s a trade off. 😉

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Star Cast

•           Rajeev Khandelwal…. Vivaan

•           Tena Desae…. Siya

•           Paresh Rawal…. Mr. Khan

•          Asheesh Kapur…. Bittoo

•           Sana Shaikh…. Neeti

Story / Writers : Sheershak Anand & Shantanu Ray Chhibber

Ferrari Ki Swari (Ride on Sachin’S Ferrari )


Government of India Zinadabad  I think first time ever in the history of Indian cinema I have ever heard this word in non sarcastic way and with such cuteness that even listener will start feeling the proud on GOI. And the Movie which has done so is  Ferrari ki sawari

movie is standing alone in theater on shoulders of 3 generation of males Bomen irani (Gran

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dfather ) sharman joshi (Father Rusy (Rustam Deboo)) and Ritvik Sahore(Son). The movie  has one invisible character too whose name has done all the acting in movie and that’s our Sachin tendulkar . He hardly has any appearance in movie but the Cricket God has major role to play in the movie and justifies the Indian saying of Bas naam hi kafi hai . Ferrari Ki Sawaari is Sharman Joshi’s first solo movie and to our surprise, his character in the film would make people sit and notice his calibre as an actor. Sharman plays a heart-warming and a lovable character, portraying his extraordinary acting skills. Zayo (Ritvik Sahore) is a brilliant discovery, who pl

ays more like a Junior Sachin Tendulkar. A brilliant player, who finally makes it happen to the Lords, stands tall as a young and budding talent of the industry. Boman Irani delivers a smashing performance as Rustam’s father. Irani plays a marvellous role and unarguably leaves a mark as a superb actor. What would make you love the film is that the other characters like Sachin’s lazy guard, his servant, the garage man (Samshu bhai), the wedding planner, the councillor’s son Pakya, wouldn’t go unnoticed. They leave a mark in the film for their respective colourful role and brilliant performances.

It has an unusual plot premise all right, but the connection between Sachin’s flaming-red Ferrari that is spirited away from its parking bay and taken on a merry spin across Mumbai and a young boy’s ambition to play at Lord’s and notch up 100 centuries for India is too far-fetched to be convincing. Still it is intelligent plot, that would make you sit and watch an ordinary man’s sky touching dreams and his earnest efforts to make it come true, at any cost. (AT least iam dam bored of the plots with 3 boys 6 girls or south Indian remakes) So for me it is fresh J even though predictable at times.

The movie is bundle of joy and simplicity and honesty we miss these days . The way each and every traffic rules are followed without missing a single step reminded me how many movements I actually don’t do while driving a two wheeler even with 4 wheeler.

Song by vidhya balan is simply inspired by song “mala jau dea na ghari asa vazle ki barah”  and the only heroine appearance .Songs are OK at least they fit in movie but not as catchy as they could be . But then I have rarely seen music as a strength of Vidu Chopra’s movies

Directed by Rajesh Mapuskar
Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Written by Rajesh Mapuskar & Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Starring Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Ritvik Sahore
Music by Pritam
Cinematography Sudhir Palsane
Editing by Deepa Bhatia & Rajkumar Hirani
Distributed by Vinod Chopra Productions

The movie becomes predictable in areas

  1. The screenplay reveals its hands all too easily, and all too frequently. Once he receives the money, Rustam places the bundle of currency notes in the Ferrari’s glove-box. You instantly know he is going to leave the money behind. He does.
  2. A little later, he clambers back into the car to retrieve the money and you immediately know that the covered vehicle will be stowed away with a sweaty Rustam strapped to the driver’s seat. It is.
  3. In an important scene, Behram approaches his old back-stabbing teammate Dilip Dharamadhikari (Paresh Rawal in a cameo) for financial help – the two men are meeting after 38 years and the treacherous friend is now a powerful cricket administrator – and you know he will be turned away empty-handed. He is.
  4. And of course you know that little Kayoze, despite all the pitfalls in his path, will realize his dream of walking on the hallowed turf of the Lord’s cricket ground. He does.

Though at times if not with right set of people you may feel this is unrealistic but still it’s a cute movie you may or may not watch it in theatre but will leave you with lil optimism even on TV.

The lil message in movie what ever you see your parents doing you will not hesitate in doing so This paradox is created by Sharman and Ritvik Vis a Vis the Politician and his son

But I liked the movie 🙂 for lil Ritvik  and innocence of all its characters we see them around.

Kahani Has a Kahani (Story) in it

People who got inside the theater came out spell bound by the surprise the movie gave to them. The movie trailers showed it was kinda serious cry baby movie.But it turns out to be a suspense.

Very few sensible movies with original concepts and new stories are made in Bollywood. Where people can potrey the act with grace and the scope to show the real acting is there This is  the time of Vidhya Balan she told all that she can not only act but act well . She is the new female superstar who can run movies on her shoulder with tight and well written script.

The direction is so tight that you can’t just take your eye off. The minute Vidya arrives she takes you on this search with her. Just like Vidya you also find yourself searching for answers in the city of K

olkata.The narration and camera work makes you take the pain she has taken. Sujoy Ghosh does a marv

ellous job he did complete justice by using kokata as a city of action in the movie. The story is awesome, screenplay is superb and some good dialogues make a powerful script. There are few minor hiccups. Suddenly, so many things start happening in the second half. The complexity increases confusion creeps up but the director finds his way back soon.Yet some times the movie seems unrealistic as u rarely get unintentional support or access to things like the character got here.

Ekla chalo re  with impactful voice gives all meanings to Shree Rabindranaath Tagore

Yes guys this movie Kahani has information too that the rare blood group “Bombay Blood Group” do exists they were not making this up.

rare genotype (blood group), which was neither ‘A’ nor ‘B’ nor ‘AB’ nor ‘O’.  Since the first case was detected in Mumbai (then Bombay), the blood group came to be called as Bombay Blood Group.  Blood from a Bombay Blood Group individual only should be transfused to a Bombay Blood Group patient.

It is now known that the precursor protein from which all blood groups are formed is termed as the ‘H’ Antigen.  The ‘H’ Antigen either translates into ‘A’ Antigen (the blood group is then called ‘A’) or it translates into ‘B’ Antigen (the blood group is then called ‘B’) or it translates into both ‘A’ and ‘B’ Antigens (the blood group is then called ‘AB’) or it remains as ‘H’ (the blood group is called ‘O’).  Earlier the detection of ‘O’ was on the basis of absence of both ‘A’ and ‘B’. In the case of Bombay Blood Group, there was an absence of the ‘H’ Antigen itself.  Therefore ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘AB’ and ‘O’ which are all different manifestations of ‘H’ are all alien for persons with Bombay Blood Group.  The Bombay Blood Group is termed as ‘OH’, which means absence of ‘H’.

Kahaani is super rich in content. One of those rare occasions when Bollywood  can raise its head high. Don’t miss this one. Where ever possible watch it.