Off the topic

Posting from the phone again. I thought HP Elitebooks are good, but that piece of hardware I had in my hands a few minutes ago was stubborn enough to prove me wrong. About the phone.. I hate touch screen keyboards, apart from the auto complete feature. I miss my E72 which was snatched at college (it had a wonderful QWERTY keyboard). I was stupid enough to get fooled that time. I still remember how I earned the money to buy it. I did freelancing for it and it was fun, but time consuming at the same time.

I’m getting bored and it is tough to type on a touchscreen, I’ll do this later.

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So much to say…

I want to write so many things right now as the weekend is a great opportunity – but the Sunday has started, it’s nearly 2 o’clock, I am uncomfortable writing with one hand and stopping the blanket to cover the screen with the other, outside the blanket it is cold – and I somewhat want to sleep.

I’m not comfortable piling up stories to write later as I don’t have a very good memory, but I’ll try to catch up soon.

Confession

Before writing any further, I want to confess something.

I believe my posts are childish. I don’t want to overthink what is happening around me or tensions between me and my friends. But these are the things that keep me from moving on.

I am not an emotional, obsessive freak (believe me I’m not) but rather a civilised and mature grownup.

I would love if my friends don’t make an issue of every small thing so I could stay happy at college and just focus on assignments and not become a sandwich between my friends and other peers. I want to take my mind off those issues. I want to laugh too. I don’t want to face that increased tension when I get back to my friends after meeting someone else. My brain stops working. It stops being fresh, witty and intellectual and becomes more like rotten, and worried, and… uhh! I don’t know. :/

A humble apology

Even though I know I don’t have regular readers, I would still apologise for not writing for a long time just for the sake of blogging. 😀

I started this blog in the first semester of my session (2013-17) as a B.S. Communication Studies student at Govt. MAO College (Lahore). As of today, I am in 5th semester.

To be honest, I wasn’t thinking about blogging lately. But I am starting again because I think I should. Yes, our new teacher reminded us about a blogging project that we would need to make but that is another matter.

I write for mainly two reasons:
i) To express myself
ii) To save memories

I have so many words right now yet no heart to write them. I was thinking about blogging everything I was feeling but now I think what good will happen? Will that change anything?

So many things have been changed at college. So many things have been changed in me.

I will try to cover everything. People, and particularly my friends will hate the fact that I am making things between us public – but these things will be a gem to them after several years when the friends would try to remember college life.

What has changed in the department, and what is happening with me, is the story of one of my next posts.

So yeah, I’m doing this now. Writing everything in a blog. Bear with me please. 🙂

I see where this blog is going. You’re not getting any news from the department, nor any notes etc. It is becoming more like my personal college life blog.

Islam, History and The Red Zone

Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf frequently talks about History and Islam while addressing to Azadi march participants. Let’s have a close look at both:

According to Islam, Muslims have to accept and obey the orders of their Muslim leader. Muslims can’t do uprising (baghawat) against their ruler unless he openly orders kufr.

So being a rebel and Uprising against your Muslim leader is purely haraam.

Imran Khan also has to follow and obey.

In the reign of Abu Bakr (R.A), people started saying they won’t pay zakat.

Abu Bakr (R.A) replied to Umar (R.A) on his concerns: ‘By Allah! I will fight whoever differentiates between salat and zakat, for zakat is a lawful right upon the property! By Allah! Were they to withhold even a single animal that they used to give the Prophet of Allah (S.A.W.), I will fight them over their withholding it’.

I’m reminding this event because the government of Pakistan can and should take action against Civil disobedience of Imran Khan.

Muhammad bin Qasim obeyed orders of the new Khalifah ‘Sulayman bin Abdul Malik’, even though he knew Khalifah would murder him, because Allah’s orders were more important to him than his life.

Many uprisings began under the rule of Islam Shah Suri (the successor of Sher Shah Suri), and he crushed them. Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Pakistan Army should observe examples from history just as Imran Khan does.

When entering red zone, Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri put their women (sisters, mothers and daughters) in front lines to clear the way for them. This is not manhood and this is not what Islam teaches us.

These offices (Parliament, PM House, National Assembly) are state of Pakistan’s properties and not Nawaz Sharif’s private properties so the army should defend these in any case.

Critical Review of Ek Villain (2014)

Today is the third day of Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan. I knew I would get bored so I downloaded the new movie “Ek Villain” on the first day of this Eid and I just finished watching it today.

This is my first written critical review of a movie. Why I chose this movie? There are many reasons. One being my friend liked it so much that he said he watched it about four times. But he has a bad taste in movies; I believe he has never seen a Hollywood movie. Another reason is that the lead actor Siddharth Malhotra is popular between my female cousins. And my cousin really liked it. He said it was something different, something innovative.

So this is how I review it:

Plot

The story is quite interesting. But the movie lacks entertainment. It won’t bring a smile on your face before giving you another sad moment. There was so much “rona pitna” like most other Ekta Kapoor’s Productions. There are some aspects in the movie which had similarities with other successful movies. The whole movie was based on the concept of “revenge of beloved wife”, which was used in Ghajini. There are more similarities with Ghajini which I will mention later. The antagonist (villain) in Sylvester Stallone’s movie “Cobra” was a character who found pleasure by killing women. The idea of a serial killer who kills just women is already used many times.

Direction & Screenplay

Mohit Suri directed it well. The fighting scene where Guru goes to fight his master Cesar was a really good long uncut scene with excellent direction. It reminds me of Ong Bak. Like Ghajini and 3 Idiots, Ek Villain doesn’t follow the general Three-Act structure of screenplay still I didn’t had any difficulty in joining all the threads together.

Cast

The cast wasn’t strong. Sidharth Malhotra did well. The role of a lost boy was performed well by Sidharth Malhotra, though it was a little too confused role for the protagonist. Shraddha Kapoor is not very pretty, but can cast a spell through her emotional eyes. But her acting was not up to the mark. It was missing something, “shararat” maybe. Riteish Deshmukh was not a good villain. Instead of looking cruel and ruthless, he was looking sympathetic. He did not provided the confidence and energy required by an antagonist (villain).

Soundtracks

I don’t have much to say on soundtracks as I have watched it just once. It was okay by the way.

The End

I give this movie 3 out of 5 stars.

I had many things in my mind but I had to finish it off quickly because my cousin is here, giving us a visit before going overseas for higher studies.