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A wrap for NaPoWriMo & AtoZ Blogging Challenge 2017

Published 02nd May 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Did you survive?                        

I am so glad, finally finished the two blogging challenges I took up this year in the month of April successfully. This is the second time I am taking part in the two blogging challenge as the first time I took these challenges were in 2014.

This year I was not sure I would be able to finish both blogging challenges and if I could write every day.  Yes, in between I really wanted to quit, but still something, someone, some power in some or the other way pushed me on the next day as I woke up to keep up with the challenges.

A special thanks to my colleague come friend Cynthia who encouraged me every single day to keep writing, reading my blog, and correcting me in the places where I could have improved my writing in the AtoZ Challenge and during the NaPoWriMo she became a poet herself while I was trying to write the poems. Thank you Cynitha, it was fun writing, reading poems together. Your encouragement, everyday you were keen to read what I wrote on the prompt and your honest comments on my attempts really means a lot to me. Thank you so much.

Congrats to all those who had taken part in the NaPoWriMo or AtoZ Challenge. Below I have listed a few links who have participated in these challenges. And who have been encouraging me with their likes and comments.

  1. Raji : https://aratrikaspeaks.wordpress.com
  2. Cheryl Wright : Plucking Of My Heartstringshttps://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/
  3. Visionariekind : https://visionariekindness.com/
  4. Benitakape : https://benitakape.wordpress.com/
  5. Zelda Reville : https://zeldareville.wordpress.com/
  6. Annapurani Vaidyanathanhttps://annapurani93.wordpress.com
  7. Raymond Maxwell : https://thisismypoetryblog.wordpress.com

Those special people who are not aware that they have been silently encouraging, inspiring, and pushing me to go on with the NaPoWriMo (30 days 30 poems) blog challenge by their beautiful writing are listed below.

  1. NJ : https://njsays.wordpress.com/
  2. Emangarduque : https://emangarduque.wordpress.com
  3. Mistee : https://mistee9.wordpress.com/
  4. Smitha : https://lifeateacher.wordpress.com/
  5. Vandana : https://feelings161.wordpress.com/

Once again thank you NaPoWriMo and AtoZ Challenge. And all the participants and those who encouraged and inspired me to keep going, best wishes for your upcoming challenges in writing as well as in your life.

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APRIL 30TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “Z”

Published 30th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 30th – Letter “Z” 

Film – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Language – Hindi
Genre – Comedy-Drama
Written by – 
Director – Zoya Akhtar
Producer – Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
Music Director – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cast – Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin

Story – Story is about three childhood friends. Kabir (Abhay Deol), Imran (Farhan Akhtar) and Arjun (Hrithik Roshan). Kabir is engaged to Natasha (Kalki Koechlin), on the engagement day Natasha learns that Kabir has planned for a trip with his school friends that is with Arjun and Imran for three week road trip to Spain as his bachelor party. Kabir also reveals that they had a pact regarding the trip, each one out of the three will have to pick an adventure sport and all the three will have to try it together whether the other two like it or not. Arjun is a workaholic, he gives lot of importance to money, he wants to earn more so than he can retire early which is at the age of 40. Imran has an additional agenda to go on the road trip, which he still has not revealed to his friends.

Will Imran reveal his secret agenda on coming to the road trip to his friends? Is there any other reason for Kabir to arrange this road trip? Will Arjun work during the road trip or enjoy with his two friends? What will they find out about each other and about their friendship during this trip? What are the adventures sport each one choose? Will the rest two try the sport? Will the three overcome their fears? Will Kabir marry Natasha after coming back from the road trip? To get all the answers you will have to watch this interesting and fun filled movie.

My Say on the Film – An awesome movie that shows the emotions of the three best friends, their fears, their relationships with each other and others; their misunderstanding, forgiving, healing each other’s wounds, the fun filled adventurous trip and sports. Marvellous acting by each and every actor. Beautiful cinematography, good music, over all a beautiful movie.

Closing Remarks – I think everyone can relate to this movie in one or the other way, a wonderful movie which you would like to watch it over and over again.

 

APRIL 29TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “Y”

Published 29th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 29th – Letter “Y” 

Film – Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)
Language – Telugu
Genre – Romantic Drama
Written by – Gautham Menon, Umarji Anuradha
Director – Gautham Menon
Producer – Manjula Ghattamaneni, Sanjay Swaroop
Music Director – A. R. Rahman
Cast – Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Ruth, Prabhu Sudheer Babu
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Story – It is a love story between a young guy called Karthik (Naga Chaitanya) and Jessie (Samantha). Karthik is a mechanical engineering graduate but wishes to be a film director. With the help of his friend Krishna, Karthik gets introduced to the director Puri Jagannadh and request him to take him as his assistant. Meanwhile Karthik family who are Hindus, shits to a new house in the ground floor, which is a two-storied building in which the above house Mr. Thekekuttu a Malayalam Catholic family lives. That is where Karthick for the first time sees Jessie who is two years elder to him and is working. Karthik falls in love with Jessie which is love at first sight; he then follows Jessie every day. One day Karthik express his love to Jessie but gets angry who is afraid to speak to men when her father is around as he is very strict. After that Karthik meets Jessie several times, after which she finally admit she likes him too.

But will Jessie accept his love? Will Jessie’s parents accept Karthik? Will Jessie and Karthik break-up due to family pressure? Will Karthik dream of becoming a filmmaker come true? To get all the answer to these questions you will have to watch this lovely romantic movie.

My Say on the Film – A lovely romantic movie and the songs are pretty good. Movie is focused on the two main leads which is Karthik and Jessie; hence their acting is very good and I must say they have done justice to their roles. The screenplay, cinematography, visual effects is good.

Closing Remarks – In India it is very difficult for both sides of the families to accept an elderly lady to be married to man who is younger than her. This movie brings out a very mature and sensitive topic which is filmed very raw & realistic. Over all is a wonderful movie to watch and that stays in your heart and mind for a very long time.

APRIL 28TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “X”

Published 28th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 28th – Letter “X” 

Film – X-Men (2000) 
Language – English
Genre – Fictional
Written by – David Hayter
Director – Bryan Singer
Producer – Lauren Shuler Donner & Ralph Winter 
Music Director – Michael Kamen 
Cast –  Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, Tyler Mane, Anna Paquin 

Story – A 17 year old young girl called Marie D’ Ancanto (Anna Paquin) on kissing her boyfriend she accidentally puts him into coma. On knowing her mutant power which is to absorb energy of another life, she gets scared and runs away from her home and names herself as Rogue.  In a place called Alberta Rogue meets a mutant called Logan (Hugh Jackman) also known as Wolverine who has healing powers and from his knuckles metal claws protrude. While they are travelling together on the road both are attacked by another mutant called as Sabretooth (Tyler Mane) who is a bad mutant, meanwhile other two mutants called Cyclops (James Marsden) and Storm (Halle Berry) comes there to save Rogue and Wolverine.  Rogue & Wolverine are saved and bought to Xavier’s Mansion which is a school for the young mutants located in Westchester Country, New York.

Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) meets Rogue and Wolverine, after which he tells Logan that just like the mutants in his school there is another group of mutants too and the other group is under Lehnsherr (Ian McKellen) also known as Magneto. And he also tells them Magneto seems to be interested in Wolverine and the reason is unknown. Xavier asks Logan to stay in Xavier’s mansion and meanwhile Rogue is enrolled in the school.

There are two mutant group, Xavier’s group trying to protect and follow the laws whereas the other mutant group which is controlled by Magneto, practice illegal activities and Magneto has an evil plan in mind. Magneto is expecting for a war to take place and for which he needs Rogue to help him with his evil plan. Will Magneto be able to find Rogue? Will Magneto be able to convince Rogue to help him with his plan? What is Magneto’s evil plan? Will Magneto be able to succeed in his evil plan? What will happen to Rogue and Wolverine? Will Xavier be able to protect them? To know what is Magneto’s intentions and to know what really happens, you will have to watch the movie.

My Say on the Film – Brilliant movie, story and the way the movie is taken is really awesome. Acting by each and every artist is marvelous.

Closing Remarks – A fantastic movie.

APRIL 27TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “W”

Published 27th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 27th – Letter “W” 

Film – Wake Up Sid (2009)
Language – Hindi
Genre – Drama
Written by – Niranjan Iyengar
Director – Ayan Mukerji
Producer – Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar
Music Director – Songs: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Amit Trivedi (1 song only) Background Score: Amit Trivedi
Cast – Konkana Sen Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak, Rahul Khanna, Kashmira Shah

 Story – Story is about a guy called Siddharth Mehra akka “Sid” (Ranbir Kapoor) who is studying in collage, a lively person, and sluggard. Sid is the only son of a wealthy businessman called Ram Mehra (Anupam Kher) and Sarita (Supriya Pathak). Sid being a brat is very carefree and has no aims in life and has no plans for his future after his collage due to which he hardly studied. After his exams the same night he and his friends go for a party where he meets Aisha (Konkana Sen Sharma) who’s come to Mumbai for a job and is looking for an apartment coz basically she is from Calcutta. Sid and Aisha become friends instantly on their first meet and Sid agrees to help her finding an apartment for rent.

With the help of Sid and his friends Rishi (Namit Das) & Laxmi (Shikha Talsania), Aisha finds a small apartment. Aisha also gets a job at the Mumbai Beat Magazine which is owned by editor-in-chief Mr. Kabir (Rahul Khanna) on whom Aisha has a huge crush. Meanwhile Sid’s exams resulting are out and Sid has failed, but his friends have passed, on knowing that Sid gets angry with his best friend Rishi and also has an argument with his parents leading to him walking out of his house.

After knowing Sid’s situation, Aisha allows him to stay in her apartment temporary until he figures out what he wants to do. But Aisha finds him to be a careless, disorganized in her house that one day she loses her temper and gets angry with Sid for being so lazy and not capable to organize his things or his own mess. After which Sid realizes of his responsibilities and confess Aisha he no longer wishes to be depended on his father’s wealth and wishes to get a job so that he can take care of himself. Will Aisha be able to help Sid to get a job? Will Sid become a responsible person? Will Sid patch up with his best friend Rishi? Sid and Aisha would be friends forever or more than friends? Will Sid go back to his parents place and many more questions that you have can be answered only when you watch the movie. 😉

My Say on the Film – About the movie, I would like to say it is a good refreshing movie. The music, lyrics of the song, acting, and cinematography is awesome.

Closing Remarks – You will definitely enjoy watching this movie.

 

 

April 26th – A To Z Challenge – Letter “V”

Published 26th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 26th – Letter “V” 

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Film – Veera Madakari (2009)
Language – Kannada
Genre – Action Comedy
Written by – Sadhu Kokila
Director – Sudeep
Producer – Dinesh Gandhi
Music Director – M. M. Keeravani
Cast – Sudeep, Ragini Dwivedi

Story- Story is about a honest police officer Madakari (Sudeep) who is a single parent to his daughter (Jerusha Christopher) who is very young. The villains Babjee (Gopinath Bhat) who is in politics, his brother Titla and his son Munna (Arun Sagar) has spread wreak havoc in the village and among the people who are also involved in many illegal activities. Any honest police officer is sent to that village they torture him & his family members and finally murder him if he do not agree to serve and listen to them. Madakari gets posted as an assistant commissioner of police to that village, after which a lot of crime is controlled and the people going through tremendous torture from the villains also gradually reduces.

But one day the villains plan to murder Madakari and attack him brutally. The villains assume that Madakari is dead and they try to kill his young daughter who has escaped from that village and staying with Sathyaraju (played by Sudeep – double role) who is conman but she thinks it is her father. Sathyaraju is in love with Neeraja (Ragini Dwivedi). Due to circumstances Sathyaraju is forced to tell that the child living with him is his daughter leading to misunderstanding between him and his lover Neeraja which makes her decide to leave Sathyaraju.

Later Sathyaraju get to know the truth that the small girl who thinks he is her father is actually the daughter of a police officer called Madakari who looks exactly like him and is now hospitalized for treatment. After knowing the truth Sathyaraju goes back to the village as Madakari. What happened to original Madakari, his daughter, Sathyaraju and his lover Neeraja? Will Sathyaraju be able to keep his secret? Will the villains get to know the person who is back is actually Sathyaraju and nor Madakari? Will Sathyaraju be able to solve the problems of the villagers and punish the villains? To know what happened you will have to watch the movie.

My Say on the Film – Veera Madakari is a remake of a Telugu movie called “Vikramarkudu”. Sudeep’s acting is good. Action movie lovers will love this movie.

Closing Remarks – Good job by Sudeep and his team. Personally I do not like to watch remake movies but this is one I can say is watchable. In-case you have not watched the original Telugu movie then you shall enjoy this movie.

April 25th – A To Z Challenge – Letter “U”

Published 25th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 25th – Letter “U”

Film – Un Samayal Arayil (2014)
Language – Tamil
Genre – Romantic Comedy
Written by – Viji, T. Gnanavel,
Director – Prakash Raj
Producer – Prakash Raj
Music Director – Ilaiyaraaja
Cast – Prakash Raj, Sneha, Urvashi

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Story – A 45 year old man, born food lover called Kalidasan (Prakash Raj) an archaeologist. He works in the state archaeological department who is still unmarried and lives with Vaidhi (Elango Kumaravel) and his cook Krishna (Thambi Ramaiah). His nephew Naveen (Tejus) comes to stay with him as to search for a job there. On the New Year eve Naveen handover a new mobile to Kalidasa, a gift sent by his sister for him.

On the first day of New Year Kalidasan receives a call on his new number which he himself doesn’t know. He attends the call and on the other side of the call ladies places an order and asks him to deliver Kutti-dosa and cuts the call. The lady who calls is Gowri (Sneha) who is in her forties, single and a dubbing artist. She lives with her sister Meghana (Samyukta Hornad), Chechi (Urvashi) and others. After waiting for an hour she calls him back again and asks what happened to the order? Kalidasan tells her it is a wrong number and it is not a restaurant for which she gets annoyed and blasts him for not telling about it earlier and they end up having a heated up conversation making each other angry. Naveen insists Kalidasan to her sorry for having speaking to her so rudely since Kalidasan does not agree, Naveen send a message without his knowledge. On seeing the sorry message Meghana insists to call Kalidasan back and apologies for her rude behaviour. Finally Gowri calls Kalidasan and both of them apologies each other. At the end of the conversation Kalidasan asks Gowri to message him the restaurants number as he wishes to know what kutti dosa is and being a food lover he actually drops to the restaurant and tastes it. After which he calls Gowri and tells her it was very tasty. Their conversation starts and goes on for days together. Both of them are food lovers, Kalidasan tells a story to Gowri and inspired by it both decides to bake the cake mentioned in the story. The process to prepare the cake takes four days, Kalidasan instruct the procedure to bake the cake to Gowri every single day.

Since Kalidasan and Gowri are speaking to each other from past few days decides to meet but both of them are insecure about their age, looks and are not confident to meet. Naveen goes to meet Gowri as Kalidasan and Meghana goes as Gowri. Both are unaware of this, Naveen tells Kalidasan that Gowri is very young & Meghana tells Gowri that Kalidasan is too young for her and they are not a good match. However, Naveen and Meghana are both attracted to each other.

Will Kalidasan and Gowri ever meet each other? Will they know the truth about Naveen and Meghana? What will happen to Naveen and Meghana? Will all the four get to know the truth? To know what happened to them you will have to watch the movie.

My Say on the Film – Acting is really good. Story could have been a bit better in the second half.

Closing Remarks – Onetime watch movie. Prakash Raj is my all time favorite actor but this movie in the second half could have been better.