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My Guardian Angel-- My take on the movie with spoilers!

Going to the dentist is scary as it is. The one thing that goes through our daunting dental procedures is that we trust that the doctor is a nice person. That we are safe in the dentist’s capable hands. Doctors are nice, helpful people after all, aren’t they?
My Guardian Angel very competently shreds that illusion and tosses it into the wastebasket. It took me several minutes after the movie was over to remind myself not all dentists are the same. Not all people are the same. There are just some very bad people out there, disguised as good, respectable people.
The movie opens with a girl sitting on her bed. Clearly, there is something off about her but we don’t that yet. She creeps downstairs and watches her parents who ask her to serve them a glass of wine. Okay, so they asked her to do some work, not so bad right. She goes back upstairs after completing that one innocent chore and eyes a kitchen knife in her room. Whispers are heard, she is being compelled to go back downstairs. Sh…

Crimson Peak - My take on the movie with spoilers!

Ghosts are real. It's only that the people who believe in them are also given the power to see them. This is the reason why not everyone sees ghosts. However Edith can, ever since she was a little girl. After her mother's passing, she sees her ghost that very night that warns her to never go to crimson peak. Fourteen years later, Edith is a budding writer who fancies ghost stories. She meets Thomas who has come to seek her father's approval and funds to invest in his clay mining inventions. Her father dismisses him, but Edith is already taken with him, much to her father's and her childhood friend's disapproval. Suspicious of Thomas and his sister Lucille, he has them investigated and upon a startling discovery, blackmails Thomas into accepting money and breaking Edith's heart. Thomas does so, but the next morning, sends her a letter admitting that his actions were forced. Edith unites with Thomas but finds out later on that her father has died. Her doctor …

JAB HARRY MET SEJAL - MY take on the movie with spoilers!

Think Bollywood romance movies and the first thing that comes to your mind is of course Dilwale dulhaniya Le jayenge. Think of Imtiaz Ali movies and it is of course the cherished Jab we met. For me, Jab Harry met Sejal, is sort of a sequel of Imtiaz's beloved movie. There is even a Jab in the title as a nod. In fact, there are even fleeting glimpses of Jab we met in this one, except it is not up to the characters to take the movie to that height but up to the actors to bring that shine to the movie. While in Jab we met Geet convinces and forces Aditya to take her back to her home because saving his life was what caused her to miss her train, over here Sejal pretty much blackmails Harry to take her around a Europe tour until she finds her engagement ring. Harry uses every trick in his book to get rid of her, going as far as to claim that he is a womaniser, but nothing deters strongheaded Sejal who outwits and wins every argument. She is a lawyer after all. As in every romance…

The concept of Revenge in stories

Revenge can be exhilarating, satisfying, justifiable and according to some beliefs, a complete waste of time. Literature is overrun with the concept of revenge and comeuppance. Fairytales too, had their own version of revenge wherein the villains were made to pay for their evil deeds in the most gruesome manner if you read Grimm's original version. Most famous classics had that theme - Moby dick, The Count of Monte Cristo, most of Shakespeare's plays... All of them had us cheering for justice to be served. In movies, we exalt there heroes, agree with them when they find the most twisted ways to avenge an atrocity done onto them and cheer when they take law into their own hands. Especially if the role is played by our favorite actor, then every transgression is forgiven and every act is valid. Ultimately, revenge becomes a thought that seems like the most acceptable way to do things of someone does even the slightest bit of wrong to you. There are three ways to go about wh…