A simple yet fascinating read about the journey of a great common man as Sir APJ Abdul Kalam. The book illustrates the way Kalam has led his life and how dedicated he was towards what all he aimed at in life. There are many one or two liners/excerpts as mentioned by Kalam that really influence the reader. In addition, there are poetic stanzas here and there to depict the circumstance(s). Few of Kalam’s scribblings have been mentioned that reflect the way Kalam used to think. Then, the book talks about his contributions to defence, thereby setting an apt example of how one can accomplish one what desires. It’s all about the passion and perseverance and that one always needs to know the direction of sail, no matter what the existing circumstances are.
“I love you but.. I am not in love with you!”
Baffling, right?! So were we until we watched the movie.
The first movie of the year [for me atleast], Nenu Sailaja has altogether a different feeling to offer. I had been Ram’s fan for sometime, especially for his superb dancing skills and hence this movie with such an interesting trailer had a lot to offer to the viewers, especially me. Probably, the first it was when I booked tickets without even knowing the reviews and glad that it turned out well.
Set in the beautiful backgrounds of Vishakhapatnam and Araku, Nenu Sailaja is a simple, cute and innocent love story about two individuals [blended with family values and bonding] – Hari and Sailaja who get connected in their childhood only to discover true love in one another later on. As they say, they were destined to be for each other. Sailaja is a very introvert and shy personality who has had a troubled childhood owing to the frequent absence of her father in her life. On the other side of the coin is Hari who is full of exuberance and ebullience and tries to flirt with every other girl until he meets Sailaja, for whom he eventually falls for.
Though with a predictable climax, I found some real interesting things about the movie. It’s a light comic movie that is shorter than usual [almost 2 hours 15 minutes] and has no actual/dedicated comedians to it, as is a common view. The characters with their natural acting and responsiveness lend a humor touch even in the climax scenes. I must appreciate the dialogues that were so witty and practical. There are again a few goons and their gang which I thought would be crucial to the movie as in every other Telugu movie. However, to my surprise, they were just an add on. The director has cleverly used the villains to give a boost to the story while adding a comic element too. The locations were so picturesque that one can easily get lost in the beauty of the nature. Another pleasing aspect was of course DSP’s musical rendition, which again scored well for me and have been looping in my mind from the time I am back 😛
Ram and Keerthy Suresh were simply great in their performances. They complemented each other really well. Ram has impressed me to a large extent again. Though, I wished to see more of his dancing skills, the movie showcased a new look and feel to Ram. Really mesmerized with his skills. Keerthy looked simple, yet so ravishing throughout the movie.
All I take away from the movie is we should keep trying and never fall back. What’s meant to be will always find a way, be it your true love or something else. And, most importantly, the importance of a family and the bonding of togetherness that nothing/no one else can give.
Really an awesome start to 2016.. Looking forward to some fun-filled moments, lessons, rich experiences, happiness, joy, good health and peace of mind to follow in the 363 days ahead in 2016.
Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy New Year.. Make every day count! ❤