Showing posts with label Review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Review. Show all posts

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tell Me Wai

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I watched ‘Soong Na Oie’ yesterday. The movie called ‘Tell Me Wai’ (Soong Na Oie) is quite a run of the mill one. Directed by an experienced film maker Mr. Tshering Wangyel is once again with his one of his trite genres- love-story.  ‘Soong Na Oi’ reflects both sides of life; tradition and modern fashion. The protagonist, who seems to be an antagonist to his family needs shampooing his hairs badly. Phurba Thinley, a swayer and pander monk says correctly that his hairs look similar to that of porcupine in the forest. This truly reflects our youth, a kind of Korean culture adapted by our youth, in which they love it. On the other hand, the female protagonist showcases the real simplicity of village and the life in villages. So, we know that there will be infusion of these two diverse lives at the end.

One dialogue that the viewers will remember is the frequent repeats of ‘Yeid May Na,’ and the rough translation could be ‘There is something.’ The moment he speaks, he starts with ‘Yeid May Na,’ and there is NOTHING in as such. The story is all told- run of the mill and no different than his past movies. In fact, his past movies, that I had watched are far better than this one. The movie only becomes alive because of Phurba Thinley and Azha Namgay’s comedies, if not; this movie is not for elder citizens; it is a child-act-play. The movie has also many loud-earsplitting songs, which are mostly ‘I love you, you love me.’

The movie was shot mostly in picturesque valleys of Bumthang and Paro. This striking background otherwise is the plus point for viewers. You got to see greenery of Bhutan at least.

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The good part of the movie is in the ending part, as it is in other movies too. The side-splitting fights and dialogues keep one engage for a few minutes, then to end the movie. And as you know, the worst become good, and good overcome bad.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

One Book to Read Before You Die

Many of us must have read many books; some good, some useless. I did too. Some books have affected me so much. There are some of my favorite books that I have read it. They are; ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ by Robin Sharma, which is a fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny. And similarly, ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho, is an exciting novel that bursts with optimism; it is the kind of novel that tells you that everything is possible as long as you really want it to happen, just follow your dreams and heart. And other books like Gabriel’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude,’ Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre, ‘Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations,’etc… are some of the excellent books to be read in one’s life.

Most of these books I read it for one or two times, but one book that keeps me reading again and again is Salingar’s ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’ At first, the title didn’t fascinated me. But, when I went through some lines, it really made me laugh with goddam cynical expressions. So when I am blue, I pick up this book and read. I forget. It gives company.

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ is a godamn must read book before you die. The book uses vulgar, crude, but humorous languages. The story set around the 1950s, is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield, the main character. The story, which is supposed to be mirrored of the author J.D. Salingar’s life, creates a complex character. Holden seems useless and rejected students who suffers from alienation, desolation and directionless. He sometimes can be disaffected, disgruntled, and sarcastic. He lives in his ‘phony’ constructed world of imagination sometimes.

The book is loved by the former president of USA, W. Bush, and quoted as ‘a marvelous book.’ I love the book. I love its language. The frustrated Holden shows up with so many vulgar languages like, ‘goddam,’ ‘it kills me,’ ‘how I hate this,’ ‘he is moron,’ ‘pain in the ass,’ ‘bastard,’  ‘crazy,’ and others that would keep laughing throughout the novel. It’s worth reading.