Take Your Pic : THE TREE OF LIFE (2011) by Terrence Malick

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If you’re looking for a slick Hollywood pot boiler, then skip this one. This is a film without a taut story. So, if you want a good story, you’re hunting in the wrong place. The Tree of Life. Does the plot move around a magical tree that materializes over night on the front lawn? Nope!… Read more »

August Rush

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Released in 2007, August Rush is a moving drama of hope and unwavering faith, the touching story of the 11 year old protagonist, August Rush, orphaned since birth, yet holding onto this one core belief that it is through music he will find his parents again. August is born of intense parents, both musicians, and… Read more »

Cloud Atlas: A New Potential Direction

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Cloud Atlas, both the film scripted by The Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), and the book by David Mitchell, have so much to offer from excitement to dire prediction, from brilliant story-telling to deep knowledge. For one, watching the film on the big screen was a roller-coaster ride of an… Read more »

Art of Living with Life of Pi

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What is life of Pi all about? When I watched the movie, I could co-relate my own life with the movie. In fact, it is the story of everybody’s life. We also go through so many storms throughout our life. What was it which came as the only knowledge to overcome all the obstacles? The… Read more »

Art of Living in Kungfu Panda

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‘Kungfu Panda’ taught me one of the most important lessons: “There IS no secret ingredient. It’s just you!” Po, the Panda, through whose journey we learn many spiritual lessons, reveals this to Tai Lung. Throughout our life we seek to be special, someone different, someone with the ingredient so secret that no one knows about…. Read more »

Art of Living and Siddartha

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The movie Siddhartha, an adaptation of a novel with same name by Hermann Hesse, depicts the life of a young Indian seeker, who lived during the time of the Buddha. While the Book “Siddartha” by Hermann Hesse is my all-time favourite, the movie doesn’t really make the same impact. But the movie is still worth watching,… Read more »

Barfi – Learning From Silence

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Caution: Don’t read this before you watch Barfi … Strictly. Barfi came in to me with that brilliantly melodious background music and kept me glued to the screen throughout. I literally enjoyed it frame by frame. And I am glad I did, for every frame in this movie taught me something valuable. Life also does the same;… Read more »

Hacking Inception : Questioning Reality

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Has it ever happened to you that you woke up from a dream, think you are awake, and then suddenly you wake up again and find yourself still lying in your bed? The problem is that you didn’t know that you were (still) dreaming, until you woke from that dream. However strange your dream may… Read more »

Hacking Groundhog Day : Karma and Reincarnation

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Imagine having one of the worst days of your life – everything is going wrong, you are thoroughly annoyed with everything and everyone, and you can’t wait for this day to end. Now what if you wake up the next morning, and find out that you have to go through that same day all over… Read more »

Hacking The Matrix : The Spiritual Journey

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Have you ever had this experience that you were doing what you always do, following your daily routine, and suddenly you become aware and wonder what the purpose is of all this? It is like you suddenly ‘wake up’. Most people might never question their existence, but once this happens in your life, it becomes… Read more »