After a long time, I’ve had a FULL weekend to myself. Sometimes it’s a good feeling when you do NOTHING! I had been missing the monotony of “nothingness” for quite some time now. Probably since I passed out of college. The last 2 days were good! I was “bored!” .. and it was GOOD! 🙂
One of the things I did in this otherwise very lazy weekend, was to move my lazy bum to watch OSO. Much has been said about it in the media / blogs / news channels. I have nothing significant to add to it except for one observation. The last song in the movie which appears in the last scene before the “revelation” appeared totally copied from The Phantom Of the Opera. I was lucky to catch the theater in Singapore (Read about my “Phantom” experience here) and anyone who has seen the Opera (either the theater or the movie) would agree that the following things seemed “inspired” (and I’m using a mild word here!):
- The Set (Yes.. “Om Shanti Om” ka set looked like an enhanced version of the set from the famous musical!)
- The Masquerade (again, DITTO!)
- The Music (Similar..)
- And.. The MOST striking resemblance: The chandelier crashing down from the ceiling! — This was probably the highlight of the play and it was shamelessly copied into OSO – In any case they claim to have made a spoof on nearly everything, so..!)
In other notes – T, a colleague and a friend, has started blogging. I used to fill him in on my “Blog-capades” from time to time and wanted him to get hooked on to it because I knew he can express.. and express well! .. Take a look at Rambling Routes – I am sure you will all love it! And while we’re on getting “hooked”, T is incidentally getting married a little later this month. If you guys saw the “Pi Vs. I” post, you will also like the following improvisation I made for T — he liked it!
Here’s wishing him an Extremely happy married life!