Things on my mind...4:21 AM
Husband came home, we had early dinner and fell asleep watching television at 6pm in the evening! Now, you can imagine how the rest of the evening went ... We woke up around 10pm and I thought, "Damn! There goes the whole night and the first half of my lovely Saturday!" Oh! well, we did end up watching - Edge of Darkness - which was due since 3 months!
You put a dotting father and a sweet daughter in a story plot, and bang! you have successfully found an audience in me. It's the emotional shmucks like myself, the script writers cook up scenes with tragedy, emotional loss, and pain for. I automatically take over the character of the daughter [from the movie] and the start viewing the movie as if it was me and Dad playing the roles on the big-screen! Nothing can stop me from choking up on scenes where the father is expressing his unconditional love [through words or action] for his beloved daughter.
Coming back to the movie - It's a murder mystery slash conspiracy theory in which Thomas and Emma [played by Mel Gibson and Bojana, respectively] find themselves entangled in. Thomas is a homicide detective who is trying to investigate a brutal murder of his daughter Emma, who is a research assistant at a Government funded Nuclear Research Facility. Enough said. I am sure now anyone can put two and two together. The story has many predictable twists and turns. It is a little slow in places but not bad to fill a sleepless Friday night! Gibson's performance was heartfelt [but don't take my word for it 'coz I am partial towards him!]. I believe, he always excels in characters where he has a heart of gold [and I am a sucker for people who have a heart of gold]. So that is that.
Oh! And from the Indian Movie scene, I recently caught the trailer of Rajneeti and I am loving Katrina Kaif in it [The girl, sure has, worked on her Hindi]. I have had a girl-crush on this damsel since Namaste London [Judge me all you want! :P]. For those who don't know - She is the one wearing the Saree in the last scene of the trailer.
Lastly, I read Karan Johar's last Blog Post and couldn't help but thinking he is definitely my 'evil-twin'. For all my non-Indian readers, he is a famously celebrated Hindi Movie Director who has directed and produced many 'colorful & successful' movies in the last decade. Google him if you fancy and you would know.
Whether I have liked his work or not, he has always managed to entertain me in more than one way. Be it as socialite, talk-show host, director, or even a plain opinionated human being. I have to say that I am liking him now more than ever. Earlier he seemed like any other, full-of-himself celebrity who thought the world revolved [and rotated, both] around him. However, in last few years he has developed an uncanny quality of making fun of himself and being true to who he really is [even if it means admitting that he is self-absorbed and narcissist]. And that's where he has connected with me, I am someone who appreciates honesty, more than anything!
After reading his last post, I am absolutely sure that we are oh-so-alike. Always, put forth your short comings before your strengths in front of the world. Say the truth, as it is [before you are forced to!]. Do it with panache, dignity and if possible, humor. Some traits of my personality I find in him, too. 'Well played Karan, well played!'
This post has become much longer than I intended it to be. I am guessing result of a longgg sleepless night ahead of me. Let's quickly wrap up with the Outfit-of-the-Day!
Husband got home early and was all full of energy and was like, 'Get ready and let's go out!'. In my mind I am thinking, 'Where!?' but then I got ready nonetheless and we ended up at this shopping complex we hadn't checked out before [husband was wearing a white shirt which inspired my look]. It would make a great place to walk around on a pleasant day but the sun didn't allow us that afternoon [Hence my frowning expression in the first pic]. However, I didn't miss an opportunity to click pictures [for your benefit ;)] against the red back drop. Goes well with the neutrals, don't you think?
Top - Banana Republic
Skirt - French Connection [Reallly old!]
Bangle - Local Boutique
Necklace - Gift from a friend [Anita Sunder]
Shoes - Jessica Simpson Collection