Darkness


55 Fiction

One Saturday night, Rohan’s worst fear caught up with him.He ransacked his bag and found biscuit packet, apple, banana, water bottle, appy juice, kindle and fully charged powerbank.

He had no other choice left.

He had to spend one more day and night in the lift of apartment which was nearing completion.

Lazy Life


55 Fiction

“Hey! Any idea what happen to all these lazy buggers?” He asked, stretching back.
“No idea, buddy.” He replied.
“Maybe, they all are dead.” The other person said.
“You mean all of them?”
“Think so as they haven’t turned up for months.” He said, turning and looking at other empty chairs in the office floor.

The Broiler Chicken


55 Fiction

Someone cought her by neck, pulled her out of the cage and placed her upon the weighing scale.
“1.780 Kgs, okay?”
“No, I want 2 Kgs!”
“Alight!” He said putting her back in cage and picking another one.
She couldn’t have food properly for last few days in fear of getting killed.

The Virus


55 Fiction

He prayed for the 16 days old baby who was battling for her life in isolated ward, he begged God to take his life instead.
Next day, doctor announced that he was cured.
“Baby?” He asked, fearing the worst.
“Sorry, she is no more.” Doctor replied.
The 72 year old man’s eyes welled with tears.

The Proposal


55 Fiction

Aryan woke up and started getting ready.
“Where to?”
“To propose to someone,grandma.”
“Oh, really? Look at your reflection!”
His heart sank seeing his reflection.
This wasn’t the first time her husband woke up thinking he was still in youth and got ready to propose to her youthful self, due to his Alzheimer.

The Loot


55 Fiction

Jenny had looted the bank with her friends.Later, he returned just before the dawn.
Jenny took him to the basement and he was amazed seeing what she had done for him.
“You will never hurt anyone again!” She said wiping the blood on his mouth, as he stared happily at the numerous blood bottles.

Loneliness


55 Fiction

Tina was tired of her life as there was nothing left to do after her boyfriend Remo died sometime back.Loneliness had crept into her life and she went into depression.

“God, I hope you would give me a better life this time.” She murmured, reaching the edge and leaping out of the aquirium.

Brave and Beautiful (Turkish TV Series dubbed in Hindi)

Brave and Beautiful (Turkish TV Series dubbed in Hindi) Available on MX Player App : I usually don’t like watching TV series with few exceptions like Stranger Things, Dark to name a few. My good friend and colleague Ritesh had recommended this one, and I thought to give it a try. It has beautiful cinematography and production values, wonderful music and above all wonderful lead characters Cezur ve Guzel played by Tuba and Kivanc. They both share good chemistry on screen which makes this series an interesting watch. The twists and turns in the story keeps the viewer guessing what would happen next? The plot is about Tahsin who is head of the Korludag family, his wealth and great influence in the town which he had built makes him feared and respected by everyone. Tahsin has two children; his son Korhan is a disappointment to his father, but Sühan, his smart and beautiful daughter, whom he loves dearly. Korhan’s wife is without success trying to get pregnant. As she fears that Sühan will deliver an heir to the family fortune before herself, she tries to kill her sister-in-law. However, her evil plans are spoiled when a handsome stranger Cezur enters the story, saving Sühan’s life, becoming her lover. But what no one knows what is inside this stranger’s mind. Will his love for Sühan stop him going ahead with his revenge plan or is it all part of his master plan to seek vengeance? Supporting cast have done good work. This series has 101 episodes. My rating is 3.5/5. Recommended.

Photograph(2019) Hindi Movie Review

It is Nawazuddin Siddique and Sanya Malhotra who are saving grace in this slow burner which tests one’s patience. It is surprising to know that it is from the director who gave us “The Lunch Box” which I loved.

A complete stranger who is a struggling street photographer Rafiq (Nawazuddin) at Mumbai’s Gateway of India, convinces a youngster Miloni (Sanya) to pose for a picture. Also he uses the pic for the well-being of his grand mother. Later, Miloni pretends to be his fiancee in front of his grand mother. They both discover that they have a lot in common as the movie crawls towards the end.

Though the movie is slow and dragging, it has its moments like Rafig’s hunt for a bottle of Campa Cola which was fav drink in the 70’s and 80’s.The company had stopped producing cool drinks long back. The movie is like a directionless kite with a cut string that allows the wind to guide it.

The open-ended climax is cleverly done and it comes unexpectedly. The best thing is that the movie leaves a lot for one’s imagination. Photograph might not be the perfect picture, but it is intriguing and takes you back in time. My rating is 3/5. Recommended for those who have lots of patience.

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