I really liked Kalank. There, I said it. Some scenes go on for too long, the period setting feels like a joke and Alia Bhatt is terribly miscast. But somehow, I was able to look past all that and really embrace the film. The emotions worked, the performances (most of them) worked, and the film overall is HUGE improvement from the damp squib that was 2 States. Yes, Abhishek Verman is no Sanjay Leela Bhansali, but once you let all the expectations from the genre fly out of the window, Kalank might work for you too.
I have been meaning to put out this post for a week now, but I just didn’t find the time. The past few days have been super busy. I came home for my summer holidays, and I immediately began to inten at a local magazine. So yeah, a very busy week.
But here’s the best part. This blog has given me an opportunity to write film reviews on and off for a website (with pay). It is a Hyderabad-based website, so from now on, most of my Telugu and Hindi reviews will be posted there. However, I will be uploading the link to each review here in the blog.
So here’s my first review. Happy Reading!
Yaayyy! I have completed two years of blogging! So proud of myself! I have a history of starting things and not finishing them. Be it Bharatanatyam, playing the violin and keyboard, swimming or Bollywood dancing – I always lost interest midway and stopped learning further. The only thing I actually carried forward and studied for a long time was music, because I was that passionate about it. And now, I think I have discovered another thing that I love doing – running this blog. When I started this blog, I wasn’t sure where I was going to go with this. I thought of it as just something to keep me occupied during my after-12th-boards holidays. But, as I have mentioned before, this sucked me in.
Books, movies, music – these are things I have always loved. But writing about them has drastically changed the way I look at them. They are not things I just use to keep myself entertained anymore. Rather than switching off my brain, I have it working actively, trying to process and make sense of everything I watch, read and listen. Earlier I used to be like, “I loved that film,” “That was an okay book,” “This song sucks.” Now I have begun to wonder why I respond to them that way. Now if you ask me whether I liked a film or no, I am not sure I will be able to answer it in one word.
To all my readers who have liked, commented and retweeted my posts – THANK YOU! You guys are my motivation. Words cannot describe the feeling you get when someone takes out time to read and appreciate your work. Keep reading, guys! And I promise to keep writing!