10 Apr 2013


What is Himmatwala? Is it a comedy movie or a serious remake or a spoof of 80s? What the hell is it Mr.Sajid Khan?

You who believes and thrives on entertainment gave us this? Really? The fact that it’s been almost 10+ days and I haven’t reviewed the movie speaks volumes about what it was to sit through those 2.5hours. Post Himmatwala, I haven’t dared to venture into any other movie yet. That’s right, the movies actually was of Horror genre; Serves me right for making an effort against the critics who sloshed the movie in each and every angle.

Thank you for showing what true love is all about. I mean Heroine gives supari to tiger to kill hero. But tiger attacks heroine only and as I said due to true love, hero still saves heroine from the tiger. Heroine turns good and love blossoms. Then so many things happens which are not worth discussing. Finally, when hero is in the clutches of many villains, when he is about to die, his mother scolds god about being ignorant of the good people and the same tiger arrives to save the hero. So, the actual hero of the movie is not Ajay Devgan, but the Tiger. The same tiger from Life of Pi.

Ok. That’s all I can write. *folds hands* one big namskara to you Mr.Khan, please stay awesome with that model girlfriend of yours, have any amount of entertainment from her, SPARE US!!!

9 Apr 2013

Tantra by Adi

About the Book

Anu is a leather wearing, no-nonsense professional guardian with a reputation for killing the most dangerous vampires in New York City. But when her enemies murder the one person she truly cared about, all she wants is vengeance. The only clue points to New Delhi, so Anu puts in for a job transfer.
In India, she finds more than she expected. For one thing, her fellow operatives have made a truce with the vampires.

For another, it’s way too hot to wear leather.
At first, it seems Anu's biggest challenge will be evading the nice boys her aunt wants her to marry. But when children start disappearing, she discovers forces older and darker than anything shes faced before. All of Delhi is in danger, especially the sexy stranger who sets Anu's pulse racing.
To prepare for the coming battle, Anu must overcome her personal demons and put aside years of training. This time, her most powerful weapon will come from her mind, not her weapons belt.

My View

If I am not wrong I think this is the first vampire based Indian novel? I am sure picking it up for review because it is apart from the usual genre was the thinking, but there things turned different way.

Narration is very slow paced. It seems like the story is struck and not heading anywhere even after many pages. However the language is very simple. Humor too is ok, and you manage to smile. Just smile and not laugh. 

Tantra is a vampire huntress, Anu Agrawal’s story, who as a professional guardian is known for killing the most dangerous vampires in New York City. She reaches Delhi to seek revenge of a loved one. This changes her motive completely because it’s “India” and her aunt wants her to marry a handsome boy and settle down. The whole “shaadi karlo” drama was actually funny. Anu also saves kids being kidnapped amidst her revenge motive.

Anu meets Amit, who helps her in reaching her motive. This whole Anu and Amit names are funny, I wonder how authors come up with such same alphabet clich├ęd names for their main protagonists. Plot is weak in many portions where the link is not at all established. The chapter that seemed interesting was the one involving Anu and the Pandit, which is amount of detailing that should be all about. That is also what lacks in most of the portions in the book.

The cover makes you keep the book aside and not pick it up at all. It’s all cartooney and completely changes what is in store for the readers. If you are the one who would give lot of importance to the cover, then I am sure you would refrain from picking this one up.

It’s a nice blend of modern fantasy and ancient Mythology to the Vampire, blood sucking plot. Tantra when considered as a debut is good. If you love Delhi then Tantra is the book for you as it captures the streets of the city in a very good way. If vampire stories are your forte genre then Tantra is a good pick. 

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