- The trailers are more thrilling than the movie and hence the audience are drawn to the theaters.
- You get to watch the only experiment done by Mohit Suri in the movie ‘The chocolaty Siddharth Malhotra playing an angry bird’.
- Our obsession with the concept of terrorist turned lover and a psycho killer.
- Shraddha Kapoor’s pretty wardrobe and zaroorat se zyada happy & dreamy character as she’s dying of …oops ! The film did not care to mention the disease as she’s anyway going to be murdered later.
- The jokes told by the kuchi koo couple that are as old and obvious as the plot of revenge.
- Ritesh Deshmukh’s debut in a negative shade where you won’t get a chance to pity or laugh at him.
- The audience feels equally and at times more intelligent than the movie by predicting the next scene and even the climax.
- An annoying wife played by Aamna Sharif who you can’t wait to get murdered.
- A couple of good songs which get over before interval and you lose even the last hope you were holding on to for the rest of the movie.
- Prachi Desai’s forgettable item number ‘Awari’ where you can easily go out and grab some popcorn.
When the weather looked breezy on a weekday, we left the office early for a long fun drive on the Jaipur-Delhi highway. Just a kilometre or two’s drive from Amity University and NIMS institute, we spotted a Sky-Waltz Restaurant cafe on 228 KM Stone Delhi Jaipur Highway in half an hour’s drive from the city and its hustle-bustle.
The white picket fence and the freshly-trimmed greens catch the eye and make for a very cosy entrance. Overlooking the Aravali Hills, the seating outside looks nothing short of a refreshment and romance therapy!
As we open the doors to India’s Only Aviation themed cafe, and seat ourselves, what we see is a very eccentric ambiance that celebrates the art of flying machines. Our table had momento models of the Wright brothers aircraft, while the designs of cushions and cutlery speaks of aero-science and its history. White wrought-iron cycle placed inside with beautiful flowers in its basket just balanced the aero-act. From a hot-air balloon basket in one corner, hanger lights, sturdy metal chains to hold the furniture in place to the chance of dining in raised mid-air swing style, everything about the ambiance of the cafe spells exclusivity.
We ordered for a spinach, sundried tomato, corn, olives & feta pizza, fish & chips for our non-veg loving colleagues, and Wok-fried wild mushrooms & sesame chilli sauce. The drinks included coffee, and vanilla & caramel milkshake. Even their open-kitchen we noticed had an interesting interior with those uniquely hanging onions and garlic ! While going around the place, we noticed that our pizzas were being baked in an earthen oven in a very nouveau style, and the results confirmed just that! Good-food, rather great food makes the whole trip worthwhile; the fish served with the tartar sauce was succulent. The chef comes with some covetable culinary experience and the continental food is surely their USP.
Come with your friends, colleagues, partner or just anybody, you will love the place. They have lots of interesting theme-based stuff to look around and a board games corner too. If it’s a little late in the evening, the beautifully lit candles and the pure air surrounding the place create heavenly bliss.
All-in-all, it is a thumb-up from us to the Sky Waltz Aviation cafe. With the arriving monsoons, Jaipur surely has found an intimate getaway with the right scientific appeal for the ones interested. The really intriguing part about the place is that the owners plan to make seasonal introductions in the cafe’s ambiance and menu to keep the visitors hooked.
- Your love for Kishore Kumar, Jim Carrey and Peter Sellers will grow many fold after watching this movie
- You will never suffer from constipation. The dance steps in the song “Caller Tune” provides permanent remedy to it.
- You would understand the meaning of the phrase “odd couple” after watching Saif romancing a girl half his age, Tamanna and Ritesh dating a much older looking Bipasha
- Your respect in doctor’s profession will increase after watching all round capabilities of Esha Gupta such as dancing, cooking etc
- You would know what honest confession is all about after listening to Saif sing “ Hum Bigde hue Nawaab hain”
- You will start hating dogs after watching Saif and Ritesh play one
- You will be brought closer to God as after watching Ram Kapoor in Bikini you will end up chanting “Hey Ram” and that too loudly
- You would be reminded of Main Hun Na again and again as Satish Shah’s role is just an extension to his role of teacher in that movie
- You would stop bothering about lyrics and melody in hindi songs after listening to Himesh Reshammiya’s composition
- You will start treating Himmatwala as a classic after seeing the climax of this movie.
- You will never ever watch a Sajid Khan film after watching this one
- You will stop finding girls in Bikini or sarees as Hot after seeing Saif, Ritesh and Ram Kapoor wearing them
- After watching this, you can’t wait to watch Ritesh Deshmukh do his debut as probably a real man in the upcoming movie ‘Ek Villain’
World Trade Park : The new found attraction for the locals in Jaipur and a place that is so complete in itself that some of us could even think of spending a life there. World Trade Park (now known as WTP) is not a mall, it is one of the biggest buildings in Jaipur with huge brand outlets, a multiplex, food court with a wide variety of cuisines, etc. Apart from all this, there are a few main reasons that makes WTP one of the favorite hangouts for Jaipurites.
1) Because it is less like a mall and more like a monument: Even the price of parking ticket proves that.
2) To get beautiful pictures clicked while leaning on the railing.
3) To go and check out the huge pompous brand stores and feel proud of it even though you know you’re going to shop from your favorite street shop anyway.
4) The wide variety of food in the canteen of Cinepolis which might cost you more than the movie ticket especially if you’re a foodie.
While the trailers made us feel that Holiday will be a war movie, the reality is quite different.
With every frame coming straight from the Tamil movie Thuppakki, Holiday does come with a holiday feel where neither the film makers nor the audience takes it seriously. Starring our favorite Khiladi; Akshay Kumar (Virat Bakshi, the never off-duty soldier), the movie comes with mindless action, melodious music and an almost intelligent plot with some loopholes howsoever.
Akshay Kumar is an Indian army soldier who has come to Mumbai for a holiday and to meet the prospective girls for marriage, but ends up stalking the girl he rejected in the first place; Sahiba (Sonakshi Sinha) and finding a new mission to save the maximum city from the terror of sleeper cells headed by the newbie Farhad Daruwala.
While he could have worked with the police taking in confidence his bestie Mukund (Sumeet Raghavan: Sahil from Sarabhai vs Sarabhai), he decides to do it all by himself with some help from Rocky (the sniffer dog) because obviously, the movie is about Indian army and not IPS. As this one-man movie proceeds with flashes of humour, action and intelligence, there are times when you feel what’s going on? How can this guy purposely send his own sister to a gang of terrorists? But there comes a justification in the form of a theory called ‘patriotism’ which could have been achieved anyway. Except a few places where it seems dragged(scenes with Govinda as Akshay’s senior in army) the movie goes on quite smoothly without any significant twists and turns and before you feel any thrill or chill, it ends.
Before we forget, amidst all this you get to see glimpses of Sonakshi Sinha who is a boxing champion (justifying her size and muscles). Just like her previous movies, she has got absolutely no connection with the plot of the movie. She occasionally hangs out and flirts with Akki, sings songs and dances in weird and incomprehensible outfits and doesn’t let go of her favourite monochrome dress even in the movie. Somehow, she still manages to look pretty at times.
Akshay Kumar once again charms with his athletic body and macho moves proving that he’s surely the best looking actor in the 40+ league of Bollywood today. The direction by A. R. Murugadoss stays crisp with all the actors having done justice to their roles except the new guy Farhad who fails to impress and sometimes looks even more clueless than Sonakshi. Music by Pritam especially ‘Tu hi toh hai’ and Shaayraana are pleasing to the ears while the rest are forgettable.
However, the best part about Holiday is that you can actually send your brain and logic on a holiday, sit back with popcorn and enjoy 3 hours of action, comedy, romance and drama that will bring some relief this summer.