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Time for a RACE!!

Too many twists and turns... nothing is certain here!
Things move at a breakneck speed and there are no absolute blacks and whites. Everyone is imbued with deep shades of grey. So whom to root for??

The acting is good, the music is better and the stunts are definitely worth a watch. The horses and bods make for some great watching too...
The twists and turns keep one on edge till the end... yes - the end!
I kind of identify with Ranbirs (Saif) character. Play by the rules - but don’t hesitate to stretch them if required. Never forget or forgive. Do unto others as they would to you. But keep the moral scorecard clean by not striking the first blow.
Bips and Katrina play their roles effortlessly - bitches to the hilt. Though Bips manages to evoke some sympathy for her ordeals in life Katrina is just power hungry.
Anil is wasted as the fruit eating Police inspector who takes bribes through a charity foundation rather than directly - at least he keeps the public perceptions clean. Ms.Reddy is completely wasted as the BLONDE assistant... at least they should have dyed her hair... it’d have been more effective. Maybe they could have switched roles for Katrina and her. I think that would have been a better casting.
Akshay is the perennial loser.. never really getting ahead in the RACE!!

The key to winning is to focus on WINNING rather than making the other guy lose. You might disagree - but it’s the attitude on trial here.
Maybe we all know that good triumphs in the end, as in most films.... but one has to watch this till the end to realize that.

Definitely worth a watch!


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If life was a Hollywood film... the action would be intense,
It's actually closer to Bollywood... with the same people and the same stories.

Giving up on real life opportunities to create the iconic twists, the hallmark of great cinema and it's storytellers. If every story had the same ending, how would one imagine the what-ifs of life?

Some stories come out best when they start with an ending. It makes for more poignant stories when you deal with certain characters. There is an element of drama on an unfulfilled love story or unrequited love too.

The mundane is never enough for some of us. The happily ever after is an ending from the fairytales of the brothers Grimm.

Memoirs Again...

Campion Days - Class 10A
Batch of 1993 Sitting (L-R) Siddharth Rastogi , Shabbar Tambhawalla, Ashish Gupta, Ian Pinto, Jogesh Lulla, Kumarmangalam Bagrodia Standing Row 1 (L-R) Varun Rai, Rahul Guha, Nitin Kagzi, Raunak Shah, Amit Kumar, Dhananjay Pratap, Harshwardhan Bhuwalka, Anshul Pathania, Ashish Bhiwandikar, xxx Standing Row 2 (L-R) xxx, Karthik Ganeshan, Raghav Ramdev, Sachin Ranganathan, Karthik Deora, Vishal Rao, Pavit Chaddha , Arjun - yep thats me Standing Row 3 (L-R) Kush Mehta, Anand Dhuldhoya, Meherwan Joshi, Anant Bajaj, Gurpal Dhingra, Burjis Cursetji, Marzee Devichand. So I guess I got all the names, but 2. Not bad - 12 year s after passing out of school and not having been in contact with most of the people in this snap. I Spent 9 years at Campion. All the formative years were spent here, and we did form up well at the end of it. Today, people say that the Campionites are quite snooty and snobbish. Never really felt it at that point of time. We had a mixed crowd and more …