Airlift: There is the Impact!

There are only a few Bollywood movies which I have watched on the first day, for the first show; they are rarely my first choices. There are even fewer number of such flicks which actually worked for me. I had to watch terrible movies like Besharam and Tamasha just because I made the choice to go for Bollywood on a day of release. But things do change, and it was proven by Wazir earlier, and now with Airlift, making sure that the year started well at least when concerning the Hindi movies.

As most of you already know, I don’t watch many Bollywood movies on the first day, and it is surely not my interest to watch one for the very first show. I wasn’t confident about watching these movies, but I decided to go for Wazir because of the cast and due to the fact that it was a thriller; a different one too. The same applied to Airlift too, as it was also going to be different and also belonging to the same genre. Along with the same, I had the feeling that this was going to work so well.

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Yes, the trailer helped, and the fact that the last two movies of Akshay Kumar which I had watched were Brothers and Baby, both being among my favourites. So, I decided to let Airlift do the job this weekend, and it was supposed to make an impact – what I can gladly say about it is that the movie did make that impact really well. It turned out to be a great relief from those usual Bollywood movies which have been terribly affected by meaningless romance and mindless action with absence of good stories.

The best impact that Airlift makes on you is by providing the realization about who you are. It reminds us of the people whom we are, as part of a great nation. The movie nicely makes the point that despite the differences that we have, we are all Indians, and it is something that we should be proud of. Each one of us is different, and the opinions will vary, but in the end, it is by our identity, and the roots that we will be known. At some point of time, it will define us as people because we never really leaves that behind.

I have personally felt that there is no place like home. I couldn’t be the same if I was at some other nation, because my heart is here and so are my people. Every second I was outside the nation, there were so many moments when I really wanted to be back home. Yes, we are lost in many things, but being at the place where we were born and raised, is something that we have a certain feeling for. Maybe some of the new generation people do have more love towards other nations, especially those born outside, but I won’t take it. Well, it is the nation which has made me what I am, and it will always be there in my mind. My patriotism will not be based on cricket matches like some fans, and about that, I am sure.

There are some moments in the movie which really make that impact – the most significant one is by the finish, with the tri-colour flag flying in the final moments, and everything else that happen around the situation. The movie also makes a big impact with its message, for the sacrifice and the courage to do the right thing when facing terror. Goodness is not easy to find when facing terrifying and tragic situations, but this movie has a protagonist who finds it, and the fact that it is based on real incident and related to the real-life heroes named Mr. Mathews and Mr. Vedi is another boost for Airlift.

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It is once again up-to Akshay Kumar to create that desired impact with another movie. In the end, we have the right impact of patriotism, and it is not forced on us – this particular thing just grows inside us instead. While going through this movie, the one thing that was so much above the rest in impact, along with Akshay Kumar’s performance, was surely the feeling; that of being an Indian, and that desire to see this movie among the one hundred crore grossers because it is never the mindless entertainers that deserve to be there, but those like Airlift which not only has its brain but also the heart and the soul at the right place.

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Page of the movie of the time, Airlift.

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TeNy

Wonders: Natural Ones

Vampire Squirrel: But, I really want to know. You know that I have a right to information, at least those of level seven.

Vampire Bat: This is the problem of having new apprentices. Too many doubts. Do you remember what the Vampire Crocodile asked us when he first joined the team?

Vampire Squirrel: But I am a big fan of your stories related to taking care of Little Mavis. I have read many vampire tales, but nothing as cute as that one.

Vampire Owl: I am the one responsible for that, and the stories are all about me and my experiences. The others have contributed very less to the tale.

Vampire Squirrel: Yes, I know. I have read Chapter twenty seven of the Little Mavis Saga. It talks about the same.

Vampire Bat: What? You wrote a book about that? What is in there to create a work?

Vampire Owl: It is a story with a message. Everything reaches a point. It is mostly about how the goodness in natural oils provides wonders to the child’s skin, and even to the bone and muscle development.

Vampire Bat: When did you become an expert in the same?

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Vampire Owl: I have been reading a lot. It was part of my reading about taking over the world. I just managed to get the wrong book instead. But I have come up with the ideas which will make me the first vampire expert in the same, and I connect them to my experience of taking care of Miss. Mavis Dracula.

Vampire Squirrel: Which is why I want to know.

Vampire Bat: Well, the artificial colors and chemicals are bad for the baby, and one has to be careful about it. That much, I know.

Vampire Squirrel: I remember those days when I was a little toothless squirrel and everyone wanted to cuddle me. There was so much attention on me, and I wish to go back to that time, for which this book has helped me.

Vampire Bat: Well, you are still very much toothless except for those artificial fangs. The Vampire BookWorks has only published the works which gives a special feeling. They keep a certain quality standards related to the books, as vampires are very close to literature and find inferior books very offensive. This one is also educational, I see.

Vampire Owl: I have clearly made a point against the terrible effects of the artificial ones and has talked about having natural oils like Dabur Baby Massage Oil in that book. What we are looking for is a better next generation, and that includes children free from skin diseases, right?

Vampire Bat: Chemicals are all that we have when we grow up, both inside and outside. So, it is only fair to hope for natural things for a baby, before the exposure to such evil which affects both the mind and the body.

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Vampire Owl: Well, it is simple; artificial is bad and natural is good – People just can’t realize the same. I have made it crystal clear with my final conclusion in that book.

Vampire Squirrel: I haven’t reached the end of the book yet. I thought that you both had written it together.

Vampire Bat: No, what I wrote about was a review of the Bollywood movie, Baby. I am not related this baby stuff. You can see that the other blog only deals with movie reviews.

Vampire Owl: I have still added your name though. It is in very small letters on the cover. Most of the people might not notice the same, but he did.

Vampire Bat: Holy vampire! Now, people will think that I am the hidden expert in these matters.

Vampire Squirrel: Excuse me, sir. I already think so, and I came here cent percent sure about the same. It is also the reason why I came to you and not to Sir Dracula.

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Page of Hotel Transylvania.

I am participating in the #FirstLove activity at BlogAdda in association with Dabur

TeNy

Day of the Happy Baby

This story goes back to that time of Mavis Dracula’s second birthday. The tale is well known around the Dracula Castle, but not otherwise. This incident happened a week before her second birthday when she was going to be introduced to the first blood-drinking experience. Uncle Dracula was busy hunting the Lich Queen’s lost zombies and the other vampires were left to take care of little Mavis for only the second time in their lives. The limited experience and shorter memory wasn’t helping them much with the process.

It was another dark night, and Uncle Dracula was to take more to time to return, according to the message brought by the Vampire Cat. Uncle Dracula took very good care of her daughter, and he was immortally skilled at being a good father. He knew what was best for the vampire kids as his elective at the Vampire Academy was Children’s Vampirology. But the same couldn’t be said about his vampire team who were caught in a deep struggle from which there was no escape. The Vampire Owl finished the diary and went into the room.

Vampire Owl [staring at Mavis]: Our sweet little fang-less Mavis! See how cute you are!

Vampire Penguin: There was shortage of owls here, you know.

Vampire Owl [working with his facial expressions]: Look at your owl uncle’s face. See how it changes.

Vampire Panda: He always comes late, unless the situation is like last time when he was locked inside.

Vampire Penguin: It is usually the zombies that come late, but not this time.

Vampire Bat: Can you just stop showing that face to Mavis?

Vampire Owl: But this makes her so happy. See her smile when I make the dead owl face.

Vampire Bat: She was already happy. It is the dry diaper that makes her so happy.

Vampire Owl: What? But I had so much ideas to make her happy. I should have changed the diaper. Why did you do that?

Vampire Bat: It was the Vampire Crocodile. He was too much of an active vampire apprentice.

Vampire Owl: That one? The crocodile with the name Mr. Croco D. Apple. He is showing too much interest in these things, right?

Vampire Bat: Yes, then Vampire Hamster forgot about that and did the same again.

Vampire Hamster: Anybody mentioned my name? I am so awesome!

Vampire Owl: It is the new Pampers Baby Dry Pants, right? I have heard that its Magic Gel locks in moisture so that the baby’s skin remains dry and healthy for up to twelve hours. So she should be super happy now.

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Vampire Bat: Yes, she is so happy. A dry baby is a happy baby. Haven’t you heard about that?

Vampire Owl: I shall add it to the Vampire Proverbs List then!

Vampire Bat: Don’t stop making faces at her though; she likes that a lot. Vampire Crocodile was also singing and dancing for her. She was so much extra happy. She also keeps playing with that toothless vampire toy.

Vampire Owl: We are all good uncles, aren’t we?

Vampire Bat: Yes, our skills have developed a lot with experience and the new Pampers Baby Dry Pants. Uncle Dracula should be proud.

Vampire Owl: Amen to that!

***The image used in this blog post is from the Happy Hours Campaign Page at IndiBlogger.com. This blog post was written as part of the Happy Hours campaign from Pampers in association with Indiblogger. Do check this link for details: http://www.rewardme.in/tag/Pampers.

TeNy

A Few Unfamilar Rituals

Only a few months had passed since Mavis Dracula was born, and as Uncle Dracula thinks about this day of his past, it is our duty to take a look back to the day before Mavis’ first birthday with him. There are no questions to be asked, and there are no doubts to cleared, but accompany Uncle Dracula’s minions who take us back to that day. Let me assure you that Mavis is no lesser Dracula than our uncle, and it is something that she proved later.

It was quite a dark night, but still not enough for the vampires to celebrate their new festival, The Season of the Night. Dracula was inviting monsters for the first birthday of Mavis, his daughter who came to this world after sacrificing one hundred and twenty eight kilograms of potato chips mixed with blood. All the werewolves and zombies around the castle had agreed to come for the celebrations. But the big problem was at the castle when he was not there.

“This is not happening. I can’t do this at all” screamed the Vampire Panda.

“You are the cutest available vampire in the locality. You have to do this” said the Vampire Penguin.

“Actually, you are pretty much cute too” added the Vampire Owl.

“What? No, I am a dangerous penguin with survivor skills. One day, I was travelling through the Bermuda Triangle and…”

“I don’t think that the baby knows that though. So cute penguins can do” said the Vampire Panda.

“The baby is crying. Can something be done? I have done a few things on situations like this – but I have awesome memory loss problem” added the Vampire Hamster.

“Actually, where is the Vampire Bat?” asked the Vampire Crocodile.

“He is doing his vanishing act. He bought the new and improved Invisibility Cloak from the Goblin Market” said the Vampire Owl.

“Is it like this clock shows time and we can’t even see it?” asked the Vampire Hamster.

“What? No, not that clock! Who gives vampire badges to people like this”? yelled the Vampire Owl.

“I am back! And I am starting a ritual here” said the Vampire Bat as he appeared out of the Invisibility Cloak.

“What is that weapon that you have in your hands? It is the book Dracula and what is this Pampers Baby Dry Pants?” asked the Vampire Owl.

“Both are for Mavis. She needs to learn about the adventures of her father told in the words of other vampires. Any questions?” asked the Vampire Bat.

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“Is that book to be used as a diaper?” asked the Vampire Hamster.

“Are you even listening? Is it so difficult to understand the vampire world which is right in front of you? Vampire Crocodile, get to work”.

In a few minutes, things were set, and the Vampire Crocodile started reading the story. Vampire Cat dropped in and added a lullaby in the “meow meow” vampire model. Vampire Bat and Vampire Owl were making future plans while Mavis Dracula was already asleep. The next day was to be her birthday, a memory which Uncle Dracula was to use a few days later – that would call for another drastic rewind.

***The image used in this blog post is from the Happy Hours campaign page at Indiblogger. This blog post is part of the Happy Hours campaign from Pampers in association with Indiblogger. Check here for further details about the same: http://www.rewardme.in/tag/Pampers

TeNy