Like Crazy (2011) – Movie Review…

As the name suggests, it’s a crazy movie. It successfully portrays the emotional turmoil between the mind when in relationship (before and after marriage, both).

Love is imperfection’s another angle. I mean love is never perfect. Love beholds both, the feeling of hatred, betrayal and feeling of affection. The occurrence and emphasis on these two points decides whether your love is sweet of sour. This point has been portrayed nicely in this movie.

A British girl, studying in US, falls in love with American guy. The love flourishes and she overstays the Student Visa, thus violating the visa and bringing on the ban to visit US. The love birds didn’t want to separate but the time making them stay apart. The “need”, both emotional as well as physical, makes both of them be with people, other than each others.

The betrayal,

The affection

These are the two main forces guiding the couple. Every time they take refuge of one force, the other one gets stronger, thus making it a see-saw of emotions. But as they say, a glass and a trust, once broken cannot be mended perfectly. It cannot be brought back to its original form.

I hope the message the director wants to give from this movie is, always weigh your options and don’t give up easily to temptations. The real character will always yield favorable conditions and will bring happiness ultimately, though a bit late.

Nothing much to talk about in the movie, It’s a slow paced movie but the actress Felicity Jones is beautiful though. She looks very cute. The English accent really brings a nice touch to the dialogue delivery. It’s a soothing touch. The background scores are perfectly composed to complement the situation.

My Rating – 3/5 ( ♥ ♥ ♥ )

If you are interested in seeing romantic movie, this one is, I won’t say a Must watch, but a one time watch for sure.


Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar…

This piece is originally in Marathi but I have also written 
it's English translation,after this Marathi verse. Please note
this poem/verse is NOT MINE.Please have a look at both. Thank You.


एक दिवस नाही, एक महिना नाही, एक वर्ष नाही,
तब्बल बावीस वर्ष, अख्ख जग त्याच्यामागे पागल होऊन राहत,
यश यश म्हणतात ते हेच असेल का?
---- माहीत नाही.
पण एका खेळमागे 'पागल' होऊन,
स्वत:च्या आयुष्याची तीन दशक समर्पीत करण --- यातच त्याच यश असाव.

तो शतक ठोकतो, अख्खा देश त्याची पाठ थोपटतो,
त्याच शतक हुकत, अख्खा देश आपल काम धाम बाजूला ठेवून त्यावर चर्चा करत,
यश यश म्हणतात ते हेच असेल का?
---- माहीत नाही.
पण यशातही त्याचा 'कान धरणारी' आणि अपयशात 
त्याच्या पाठी उभी राहणारी माणस त्याच्या आयुष्यात आहेत --- यात त्याच यश असाव.

त्याच्या सोनेरी कारकीर्दीचा त्यालाच नाही,
तर सम्पूर्ण देशाला अभिमान वाटतो,
यश यश म्हणतात ते हेच असेल का?
---- माहीत नाही.
पण सम्पूर्ण कारकीर्दीत त्याच्या यशाला, कर्तृत्वाला गालबोट लागेल,
अशी एकही कृती त्याच्या हातून घडत नाही --- यात त्याच यश असाव.

इतकी लोकमान्यता, इतके मानसन्मान, इतका पैसा,
आता तर 'विश्व-चषक'..
हे सगळ वयाच्या ३७ व्या वर्षी,
इतक्या मुद्दलावर फक्त तोच काय, त्याच्या सात पिढ्या आरामात लोळू शकतील,
यश यश म्हणतात ते हेच असेल का?
---- माहीत नाही.
पण कुठलेही मोहपाश त्याला त्याच्या ध्येयापासून दूर नेऊ शकत नाहीत --- यात त्याच यश असाव.

त्याच्यावर स्तुतीसुमने उधळायला शब्द अपुरे पडतात,
त्याच्या धावा मोजता मोजता आकडेही दमून जातात,
यश यश म्हणतात ते हेच असेल का?
---- माहीत नाही.
पण स्वत:च्या 'भरपूर' किंवा 'कमी' धावावरून तो त्याच यश, अपयश ठरवत नाही,
'कमी परिश्रम' हे त्याला त्याच अपयश वाटत,
कारकीर्दीच्या या टप्प्यावर 'अस वाटण' --- यात त्याच यश असाव.

क्रिकेट समजणारे, न समजणारे,
क्रिकेट खेळणारे, न खेळणारे,
त्याला क्रिकेट चा 'देव' मानतात..
यश यश म्हणतात ते हेच असेल का?
---- माहीत नाही.
पण आकाशातल देवपण मिळून सुद्धा
त्याची 'मुळे' जमिनीत खोल जाउन आणखीनच घट्ट होत आहेत --- यात त्याच यश असाव.

इतक यश, इतक यश,
की त्या यशाच मोजमाप करणही शक्य नाही,
यश यश म्हणतात ते हेच असेल का?
---- माहीत नाही.
पण एक गोष्ट नक्की,
'त्या' रात्री त्याच्या हातात विश्वचषक पाहून,
'त्याचा' आनंद 'आपल्या' डोळ्यातून पाझरला --- यातच त्याच यश असेल.


The English translation of above verse is as follows.

Not one day, not one month, not one year,
But for 22 years, the entire World goes mad behind him,
Is this what we call -- Success?
Don't know,
But this maddening run behind "one" game,
and dedicating three decades of his life to it, 
May be this is his success.

He scores a century, the whole nation pats him,
He misses a ton and the entire nation talks about it,
Is this what we call -- Success?
Don't know,
But he has got questioning people while he succeeds and,
supporting people while he fails in his life,
May be this is his Success.

Not only he but everyone envies his Golden Journey,
Is this what we call -- Success?
Don't know,
But not a single time he has acted or did something,
to bring shame to him or his country,
May be this is his Success.

Even this huge love from public, this huge accolades 
and uncountable money,
and now the "World Cup" too,
All of this at just 37 years of age,
So much of capital that, not only he but his seven generations,
can easily live off without doing anything,
Is this what we call -- Success?
Don't know,
But nothing, absolutely nothing, 
can keep him from achieving his goals,
May be this is his Success.

Words aren't enough to praise him,
Numbers aren't enough to count his runs,
Is this what we call -- Success?
Don't know,
But he doesn't measure his success in "too many" or "too less" runs,
but "failing to work hard" makes him feel beaten,
Such dedication even at 'this' milestone in his career,
May be this is his Success.

Cricket experts, Cricket novices,
Cricket players or just observers,
Consider him "God of Cricket",
Is this what we call -- Success?
Don't know,
But even after this Heavenly Godliness,
His roots are still deep under the ground,
May be this is his Success.

This big and huge a success,
Measuring his success in any parameter is difficult,
Is this what we call -- Success?
Don't know,
But one thing for sure,
"Our" eyes moistened when we saw "him" raising World Cup,
May be this is his Success.
Disclaimer: This is e-mail forwarded to me by one of my friends. 
Thought of sharing it here, So reproducing it here. 
The English translation however is mine.

Queen? Or Queer? #5Line #Limerick

She calls me a Drama Queen,

Don’t know what she really mean,

Her English is bit weak,

I suggested her a little tweak,

Use “Queer” instead of “Queen”.


Prompted at: May Challenge [Day 4 – Drama] and May 2011 International 5Line poetry month


Note: This form of “5 Line” poetry is called “Limerick

Limerick : are usually humorous, and are composed of 5 lines, in an a. a. c. c. a. rhyming pattern. In addition, the first, second and fifth lines are usually 3 anapestic feet (uu/, 2 unstressed followed by 1 stressed) each.

SMS lang destroying English language???

destryng = Destroying,

nite = Night

U = You.


A new dictionary is being built by SMS language.

Yes, the words stated above and their correct forms tells us the story. SMS these days has become very easy and cheap way of sharing thoughts, or conveying some message.




This but is the main reason why I am writing this article. The main concern of SMS is the concern over how it has started destroying the original language. We always use such abbreviations while sending text messages. But when we are writing letter to some important person, or forget that, even when we are writing email or even Resume, we use these abbreviations. And that too unknowingly. This is the effect of using abbreviated or rather distorted words. And these are the words we pick from SMS dictionary.


We should think about this seriously. Supposing a hypothetical situation, you have got degree. And now you start sending resumes to company, or rather a covering letter with that Resume. And you use “I m a grad from XYZ college” instead of “I am a graduate from XYZ college“. The recruiter after reading your resume will throw it in trash bin and will not think of having a second look at it. And thus even being a capable, talented and most deserving candidate for the job will not get an offer letter.

And this, only because of SMS language habit.


I am not saying don’t use SMS language. Of course the abbreviations reduce the letter count in SMS and thus you can add up some extra message too with the same economy. But that should be limited to SMS only. You should make some deliberate efforts so that you don’t use the SMS grammar in other forms of letter writing or texting.


Using both the types effectively is a good thing. But often things happen unknowingly and the differentiating line between these two types is very blur. So be cautious.



Prasad Kulkarni