Friday, March 29, 2013

Jolly LLB - Movie Review

Movies based on judicial system and courtroom dramas have always been admired by cine-goers. It’s not just because of the fact that audience love their favorite actors and actresses in black gowns, it’s merely because most of the courtroom scenes are penned exceptionally. For instance we have huge list of some amazing courtroom scenes from movies like Damini, Meri Jung, Andha Qanoon, OMG Oh My God, Geraftar, Veer Zaara, Shaurya, Maine Gaandhi ko nahin Maara and Aitraz etc. In same list Jolly LLB also falls. It is based on a real life case with a few amendments.
Subhash Kapoor, a talented entertainer, brings Jolly LLB in front of his viewers as a comical fare but in reality it is a serious movie with light hearted and situational comedy. Like his earlier movie “Phhans Gaye Re Obama”, Jolly LLB also deals with day to day life experiences which one comes across. The strongest points of this movie are first rate acting, great script and simplicity.

The plot of the movie is simple; Jolly (performed by Arshad Warsi) a suffering lawyer, leaves Meerut and arrives in Delhi in search of more cases and professional growth. Luckily he bumps into a case which was hyped by the media and won by Rajpal (Boman Irani) who only manages high profile clients with surety to win the case. Jolly, to earn fame, files PIL against the same case and his life turns after that.

As far as the performances are concerned, in this movie everyone excels and shines no matter how large or small he has been projected. Arshad Warsi stands out undeniably. For those who have only seen him as “circuit” from Munna Bhai MBBS, and missed out Saher, this movie reminds them that he is an equally talented actor when it comes to serious and performance oriented roles. It is good to see that he is now trying to sign movies which offer him different kind of roles, like previously released Zilla Ghaziabaad. 

Boman Irani is like water, every character that is assigned to him, he manages to perform it with comfort and flawlessness. His character demanded to be portrayed as egotistical, cunning and bullish lawyer, to which he lived up to expectations. 

Saurabh Shukla (as Sunderlal Tripathy) amazes again. He is one finest actor who never runs after for every role that is offered to him. In this movie there are plenty of scenes where he shows his viewers that he is not less than any accomplished and finest actors of the industry. In scenes where he is silent, his expressions speak. On the contrary, the way he performs his dialogues is outstanding.

Amrita Rao (as Sandhya) has a small role but when it comes to dramatic enactment of any scene, she has always excelled, ditto for this movie. Ramesh Deo (one of the veterans – I remember his “Anand”) is first rate, though he only has 2 – 3 scenes in the movie but impactful. Brijendra Kala as advocate and Sanjay Mishra as Hawaldaar Ram Gopal Verma are good, same for Mohan Agashe.

Jolly LLB has great screenplay and dialogue, kudos to Subhash Kapoor for maintaining his command over these departments. “Ajnabi” and “Makhna” are two songs which stand out and are easy to hum.
Rating: 8/10

P.S: I Published This Movie Review Initially  At Express Tribune's Blog.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

23 March - Pakistan Will Support Earth Hour

This earth is beautiful, this is the reason why even after flying high and diving deep every one of us wants to come back to it and feel it.

Support Earth hour as much as you can! After all, it requires only an hour's dedication.

“What you take from the earth, you must give back. That's nature's way.”
― Chris d'Lacey
I am supporting EARTH HOUR 2013 I hope YOU are / will too

Today, Pakistanis are celebrating 23rd March as well. So, all you Pakistanis, remember one thing
Success Is Never Permanent and Failure is Never Final
Never Ever Stop your efforts until your Victory makes a History

Join together for the cause internationally, in order to celebrate your happiness as well as support the cause worldwide. Tell them All PAKISTAN is also amongst the supporters of Good Causes...

Bless you all!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dear Ladies – Use Your Brains While Getting Interviewed For A Job

 It is a known fact that an interviewer decides whether to hire a candidate or not within 10 minutes. I am sure it’s pretty amazing as well as scary for most of the readers. One should be extra cautious while getting interviewed. After all, it’s about casting a spell. Isn’t it?

“Casting a spell” is mostly understood in a wrong way, especially by many women across the globe. It is important to understand that what should be embraced during an interview and what should be detached away. Following are some pointers which will help women bagging jobs rights away!

Dream Job – Does It Actually Exist? 

It has been noticed that majority of women usually try to impress their interviewers by bragging statements like “Wow! This is an ideal job for me.” Or “I always dreamed about this kind of job.” To be honest, no job can be a dream or ideal job because of the fact that there are many unpleasant things that a person has to perform for a job. 69% of the interviewers don’t appreciate this kind of replies.

Never Smack-off Your Ex-Boss:

Defaming your ex-company or superiors won’t help. In fact, it will definitely harm your personality and you won’t be able to impress your interviewer. 

You Know You Are Hot – Don’t Flaunt It, Where it’s not needed

It is a myth that women with out-going approach and bold behavior are appreciated in professional world, in third world countries. One should know that dressing up for going on a date is totally different from going to an interview. Genuine interviewer is more concerned about your skills and talent rather than your looks and oozing hotness.

Salary Is Not Everything – That Should Be In Your Mind
Discussing salary is not a good idea. Interviewers don’t appreciate the question related to salary at first place. Only 15% of the interviewers have agreed to the fact that it’s better to discuss remuneration in first meeting. Rest of them simply doesn’t want to discuss anything like that. So, if you are not asked about the salary, don’t initiate it from our end. 

Keep It Cool

Everyone has emotions but every time is not the right time to express emotions. This is key statement to understand that when you are attending an interview it is not advised to show your emotional side. It’s all about controlling, relaxing and coming up with a calculated idea or response.

Jeans! Are You Serious?

All those girls, who like to be casual and on them jeans look really cool and sexy, they should know the fact that “dress code” is very important. When going for an interview it is advised to wear something decent, formal and smart as well. No one wants to hire a casual candidate. It’s a serious job at which you applied right?

Getting Connected Is Important But Getting A Chance Is Vital:

We all know cell phones are status symbol nowadays, plus replying to every call and text message is what we usually love to do but when on interview, it’s not a right time to either answer any call or reply to any SMS. It is advised that you should switch of or at-least put your cell phone on silent. Even putting a phone on vibration is not a good idea as its humming sound can also cause distraction.

You Can Make Your Boyfriend Wait For You For A Lifetime But Not Your Boss

Arriving late for interviews is not good. This is the reason why every HR employee is of the view that a candidate should reach 10 – 15 minutes earlier. It gives a positive impression. It makes a candidate show his seriousness and punctuality, which count in professional environment. Always remember “time is money – don’t waste it” whether this time is yours or your boss’s.
I hope, if these points will be taken into consideration, your chances of getting hired will improve. Share your opinions as well.