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God save Air India..  

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Today Air India Red beat Air India Blue to win the BCCI corporate Trophy(Link). Good! But there is something here that is bothering me.
Recently there was huge discussion about how Air India is suffering huge loss and Aviation minister was churning out plans to bring it back to line.He even proposed a advisory board comprising of  industry slatwarts like Ratan Tata , S Ramdorai and Sam Pitroda ato make the turn around (Link). 
All fine, But When your company is in financial distress, you try to minimise the cost factors. But  Air India has put two teams  comprising of players like Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj singh and M S Dhoni.It goes without saying that these are quite expensive tournaments.
Are these people really serious about saving the Maharaja ?? 
What are these people really upto ??

Review: Main Bandini piya ki...  

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There are times when you watch a movie with lots of expectations but it disappoints you. And yet there are times when you get more than you bargained for. Yesterday I had an experience of the later kind.
After a long search I got hold of Bimal Roy's masterpiece :Bandini and watched it.
Bandini is set in 1930s. It revolves around a beautiful and freespirited woman(Nutan) who finds love in a freedom fighter(Ashok Kumar). Her lover goes to town only not to come back again, leaving her and her father face all sorts of social humiliation. Not being able to see her father getting insulted because of her, she leaves the village and starts working as a nurse in a private nursing home in town.There,in an unfortunate circumstance, she commits a crime and has to go to jail. In jail,a young doctor(Dharmendra) falls in love with her, but she disapproves it. In the end she has to choose between both of them.This movie shows her transition through all these stages of life.
An women-oriented movie, it shows many social issues, but the best part is : it never tries to preach you. Here the protagonist is vulnerable yet strong-willed, just like a quintessential indian woman. A very simple yet engaging stroy telling, captivating camera work and above all many memorable songs make this movie a treat to watch.
Looking at the performances, both Ashok Kumar and Dharmendra do their part really well. But the movie solely belongs to Nutan. Without being overtly dramatic, she gives a fine display of effective and natural acting.Her face and eyes evoke gamut of expressions. She aptly holds the whole movie on her able soulders. Definitely this is her career-best performance.
On the whole,this is an extremely good movie with great contribution from all the departments. Despite it being a B&W movie, you will never miss a color.
A must watch for cinema lovers!

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