Thursday, May 18, 2017

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is so good, yet there are some flaws [COMPACTIDEA]

  • The background score during some key scenes was far more inspiring in the first part than in The Conclusion. Thoroughly missed, as it would've made several scenes in the second part more touching.
  • Last scene felt dragged. Fight wasn't as impressive as the fight in the first part. This was overloaded with special effects, and the overload showed. Overload itself wouldn't have been bad had the effects seemed real. At several moments the special effects just seem artificial/fake. Further, there were several unnecessary slow-motion scenes which felt bad rather than good. Overall, the fight failed to create goosebumps. The excessive use of VFX in this last fight shows the filkmaker's intention of making this scene the grand conclusion, but it doesn't live up to the mark.
    • More generally and simplistically speaking [though simplistic distillations can't properly capture the fine nuances], while the second half of the first part was better, it was the first half of the second part that was better.
  • The voice [in Hindi] given to Mahendra Baahubali is significantly worse compared to the excellent, authoritative voice [in Hindi] given to Amarendra Baahubali. Mahendra Baahubali, thus, fails to inspire whenever he speaks. The difference is clear and it shows.
  • Mahendra Baahubali's haircut is shorter compared to the long and flowing hair of Amarendra Baahubali. Moustache and beard too are different. The net effect is that Mahendra looks childish while Amarendra looks like an invincible king. The difference, once again, is clear. Looks, after all, can make a very significant difference in how we perceive someone/something.
  • It's [quite] hard to be believe and somewhat frustrating to watch Sivagami take bad and hasty decision after decision. One can't stop asking oneself if this is the same Sivagami who had announced [in the first part] that Amarendra Baahubali would be the new king, despite he not having killed [technically] the leader of the enemy? Her string of bad decisions and bad actions lead to the eventual death/killing of Amarendra Baahubali and other chaos.
  • While Avantika/Avanthika had a meaningful role in the first part, and she did contribute meaningfully to the movie, she had a laughable "role", if any, in the second part. Which is a shame.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Philosophical feeling looking at how tiny and worthless Earth looks from Saturn [COMPACTIDEA]

It's a strange, choking feeling seeing how our Earth looks from Saturn. You almost feel like crying. An unremarkable dot of light, like so many others. Yet we on our planet know what all - so so much - is going on here. There's life and not just any life but intelligent life. So much development. So much chaos and warfare. From there's it's just a simple, quiet blip of light. Events here don't reach there. It's dark, quiet and cold out there. So vast is this Universe. So very vast that our brains can't really comprehend its vastness. The entirety of what all comprises the Earth is reduced to how we see a grain of sand here. Seems like we're in someone else's video game!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I have little respect for people who cut phone calls [COMPACTIDEA]

All of us cut [or have to cut] incoming phone calls sometimes. But some people cut calls too frequently. And it feels very rude. Are you guys so busy? All the time? Not really. No one is. Then what are you trying to show [if anything] by giving the busy tone so often? I myself, as far as possible, pick all/most incoming calls and tell the caller that I'll give a call back as soon as possible. Picking call - even if only to say that I'll call back - is a much more warm and respectful action from the perspective of the person who calls us.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

That a-hole who uses Mail.Ru app but can't spell an email address correctly [COMPACTIDEA]

Such wannabe losers bore and irritate me. This is about an accountant in someone else's firm who I told to email me some documents. Despite telling him properly that the email ID is luxmisteel@..., he emailed the documents to lakshmistee@.... A typical a-hole since he assumed that it must be "lakshmi" and can't be "luxmi". A bigger a-hole if he knows the firm name and yet writes "stee" in the address. And the biggest a-hole when he insisted that he mailed the documents to the correct address and that he hadn't got any "delivery failure" message. Later I made him forward that previously sent email to my personal address, and noticed that he uses Mail.Ru email app. What a wannabe loser. Using an exotic Russian email program and failed with a simple email address? Indeed a shit-hole.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

On the ongoing destruction of Hindi language in India by English, and by despicable Indians

Examples showing how English is replacing Hindi manywhere, and is also getting mixed with Hindi, thus adulterating/polluting Hindi.
  • This blog and my other blogs. All in English. Why? Hindi language computer keyboard isn't widespread. Reason is basically habit.
  • The Ghazi Attack movie. More here.
  • The song "Haseeno Ka Deewana" in the movie Kaabil is in Hindi, but why are Hrithik, Urvashi, and others speaking exclusively in English when describing the making of this song? Who are they trying to impress? Does it lower their status if they speak in English? Further, in the lyrical version of this song, why are all the lyrics written in English? This is a Hindi song and can't Indians who understand spoken Hindi also understand written Hindi?
Update [23-Apr-17]: Whoever bastard has created/written this ad has carelessly mixed English words with Hindi text. Examples include "refreshing", "hectic", "lifestyle", "fresh", "taste", "body", "hydrate", etc. Further, this is an ad in a Hindi newspaper. Why is there English text here ["100% Tender", "No Added Sugar", etc.]? Lastly, why is the product packaging in English alone? Are we still a colony of Britain?

Update [23-Apr-17]: Hindi movie posters have almost completely omitted the use of Hindi and Urdu languages. Everything these days is written as if everyone understands English, and as if we're now an English nation. So it was good to see the use of at least some Hindi in this recent wallpaper of a new movie.

Update [18-May-17]: Why do medicines have text written in only English? Can everyone read English? What about those crores of who are poor and couldn't get to learn the language of the British?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New bullshit drama is going on - everyone is writing using hashtags - as if everything is a punch line! [COMPACTIDEA]

First people went mad using the shortened SMS language. Now these sheep are going crazy with hashtags. As if adding a hashtag to their shitty words makes those worthy and important. Low life scum people.

Normally, it would be "More Indian than you think.". But because of this new fad, this new hashtag-fever, everything is "hashtagified"!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The feel comes from knowing and realizing that you're physically there (and being there), and not just because of the quality of the view

Is this place/view of Mars by itself more beautiful than similar places/views on Earth? No. It's more beautiful because we know it's Mars. If we're told that it's Earth, it'll immediately become "ordinary". Similarly, standing at this place, one person is told that it's Earth and the other told it's Mars. The Mars guy will get a great feeling knowing that he's on Mars. The Earth guy will get good - but not great - feeling.

The idea is that the same place/view becomes much more interesting when we realize that we are physically standing at that remote, far-off place, even if the raw quality of the view isn't so good.

Another example. Standing in the middle of a desert in the UAE and standing in a desert in Rajasthan. The deserts look identical, but when you're [an Indian] standing in the UAE desert, there's this exciting, exotic feeling that you're standing in this remote part of the world, the Arab world. Not so exciting back home at Rajasthan, even if the views are identical. Conversely, for a non-Indian, India might feel exotic and exciting.

Two [related] generalizations that can be derived from this:
  1. "Being there" and realizing that "I'm there" creates the excitement, even if the view isn't as spectacular.
  2. A good thing in someone's else hands/land will usually feel more exciting/exotic/attractive than a good/great thing in one's own hands/land. So if I am A and I own X1 and there's a B and he owns an equivalent X2, then it's possible/likely that I'll find X2 more attractive/exotic [than X1] while B will similarly find X1 more exciting/luring than X2, merely because they're "remote" and "different" for both A and B.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

What's wrong with Indian girls and women - why this ever-increasing sluttism and whorism? [COMPACTIDEA]

Earlier we used to see such shameless nudity only from Western females. Now Indian females are copying the same sluttish/whorish Western outfits, packed under the monikers "bold", "choice", "individuality", "freedom", and "empowerment". This is none of these, and it is especially not the very positive word "bold". It's cheap, distasteful, obscene, not beautiful at all, very sluttish and whorish, not in line with our culture and traditions, and instead massively devalues and objectifies these very girls/women. Indian females have steadily gone from off-shoulder to ultra-deep back [or backless] to ultra-deep chest/front to openly displaying their bikinis to now even openly displaying the bra or forgoing it altogether. It's a slippery slope with seemingly no end, except that unlike the number system, there are no negative numbers here and complete nudity is the final zero where things halt and you can't go any further down the shithole [however, if there were negative numbers here, it's certain that the even-attention-hungry Indian females would gladly and swiftly go down there too].

Do these women have no shame left? Or it it the eons-old cat-competition between females which causes them to shamelessly shed more and more of their clothes? To what low will they sink before people become desensitized enough to not reward them with a glance even when they're standing fully naked and begging for attention even more desperately?

Update [22-May-17]: Sonam Kapoor at Cannes.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Ghazi Attack is a shitty movie, and more thoughts [COMPACTIDEA]

  • I want to spit on the face of whoever made this movie for showing English subtitles wherever dialogs were spoken in Hindi. Who is this bastard? Some British remnant?
    • Why so much English used? Is this not intended to be a Hindi movie? You're trying to be a patriotic movie, and yet you relish in using the language of those imperial British bastards?
      • Pakistani officers feel better because they speak more Hindi.
  • If whoever made this movie thinks that he has made a "global" movie, he's in for a rude shock. This is a low-class movie, which foolishly thinks that it's world-class. Not.
  • Currently IMDb has 8.5 rating for this movie. Strengthens my belief that 80% of all people in this world are foolish sheep who are easily impressed with mediocre stuff and who have no understanding of art and quality. These mediocrity-loving sheep get on the "edge-of-their-seats" while watching this trash. Also, this rating makes me doubt IMDb itself [only a few folks have trashed this crap].
  • One good thing about this movie was that it provided a much-needed break from all those eager-to-strip Alias and Anushkas and Priyankas. There were practically no females here, and so item songs, etc., were impossible. A nice break.
  • Copying "Aye sir" from Crimson Tide and others won't make this nonsense look more sophisticated.
  • Had to watch Crimson Tide again to detox and flush my mind from the effects of this garbage.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

It's highly unfair for kids to be adopted by homosexual couples, especially gays [COMPACTIDEA]

What wrong have those kids done that they're stuck with a pair where both the folks are either guys or women? Worse, these so-called parents have twisted fantasies and attractions. What's the fault of those kids that they're not able to get the love and care of a father and a mother, the way nature made us? Just because a homosexual couple who can never procreate by definition feel like experiencing parenthood, should we allow innocent kids to be raised unnaturally? It's not just unfair, it's cruel and should be illegal.