Watched the second half of ‘Upkaar’ in the morning, then the parade.
‘LOC kargil’ in the afternoon n finally ‘bombay’ in the evening!
The best mix of republic day mood makers:
At one end u had manoj kumar reliving the ‘kisan’ angle of our economy n that song ‘mere desh ki dharti’ was just the thing i needed 2 drive away morning blues
Then the parade n a rare slip of the mace in front of the salutaing dias by the police guy. But the military display, dances by school kids overshadowed the mediocre AP tableau.
‘LOC kargil’ was a very gud movie n JP Dutta has tried his best to encapsulate the events of the 1999 war n made a technically gud movie but it wasn’t commercialy viable. Some very good performances, gud background score n excellent lyrics. The song ‘main kahi bhi rahoon’ moved even a patthar dil like me! I then realised that i had the MP3 sumwhere on my comp n found it. It’s intoxicating n has been playin on my comp ever since!
Finally ‘bombay’, Mani ratnam’s excellent movie. Camera wrk, music, lyrics, story n actors all just fell into place. Luved the performances of the supporting actors. The gore, fire all brought back thoughts of godhra!
we plough our lands with great pride, we march in glory and display our valour, we give even the last drop of our blood for the safety of our motherland but yet we kill each other over religion?
strange but true!