The intro scene of this feel good comedy film #TikiTaka starts with a girl and a boy reaching out to Raju bhai who is a taxi driver in Kolkata. They enquire about “Khelechi”. He gets worried thinking that the people were from police department. He then gets convinced and starts speaking about Khelechi Agchubi.
You heard it right. May be for the first time ever, you get to see the lead role being performed by an African. Khelechi lands in India with a football package. All he was told is to handover the package to PK’s man at Gate No.4
The expressions of Khelechi is simply superb. He enacts really well as to how one would feel being lost in a different country and also chased by police. This is where he meets Raju Bhai who picks him up from the airport.
Prankrishna Dan aka PK is the feared underworld drug lord.
Bonolata Sen aka Bonny is the heroine of this movie. She works in the Press as a reporter and has her own ambitions.
Raju Bhai’s proficiency in English would make you laugh. In one instance, he asks Khelechi “Why..Run your back”, “What inside bag”. Though Khelechi and we (as the audience) could understand the language, the usage of such funny language makes you feel light. Khelechi is no less. He interprets what Raju speaks as it is. On one occasion, Raju says “If I can’t pull you out of this hole, my name is not Raju Bhai” for which PK responds “Is your name not Raju Bhai?”.
There are few short duration songs as well in this movie which is meaningful and compliments well to the story. I particularly liked “I landed from Africa”.
Just after one of the songs, Raju Bhai meets Bonny. He makes his own story about Khelechi saying he is a top football player from Youth World Cup and has landed in Kolkata just to play a match and promises to arrange an interview for Bonny with Khelechi. He becomes popular across Kolkata and fans from two teams Young Bengal and Notun Bagan starts arguing among themselves claiming that Khelechi would play for their team. While all of these were happening, Khelechi was literally unaware of his popularity.
When things were falling in place, Khelechi gets kidnapped. Raju bhai hatches a plan to rescue him.
Did his #GoalMaal worked out this time?
Did he manage to rescue Khelechi?
Did Khelechi manage to play the football?
If yes, which team did he represent?
Watch the movie Tiki Taka which is a laughter riot and has proved beyond any doubt that a quality movie doesn’t need a big budget but just the right story with good supporting actors who can live the character and do the justification to the story as well as for the movie.
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he wanted to fight the battle for himself and NOT for his uncle? He was least bothered about Pashupatastra. What was his aim/target? He was hell bent against eliminating Lord Bhairav. Why?
Some other characters in the novel:
Dhriti - red haired girl. Was she a part of Vishnusena?
This book is available on Amazon and all other leading stores, online and offline.
What should I say about this book?
I am dumbstruck with the sheer brilliance of the book. It would give you a feel of watching the movies like “The Lord of The Rings” and the ever-popular tele-serial called “Super Natural”
I also do not use this statement “Value for Money” that often but for this book, it would perfectly fit the tag line.
Firstly, it is a great story.
Secondly, the volume. Yes. The story runs for close to 600 pages which means it would take not less than 2 days (if you are a speed reader) to finish reading it and for normal/slow readers, almost a week.
Here, you should note that the volume is close to 600 pages (572 pages to be precise) after the editing. So the actual story would have been not less than 1,000 pages. What a work…
I must give you a word of caution here that you may not get to remember all the characters in the very beginning as there are way too many. If you have a good memory, it is well and good else I would recommend you to take notes. I did the latter not because I have a bad memory but I wanted to go with the flow rather than getting stuck somewhere in the middle.
The story begins with Dhananjay - hunter & the holder of Keeper Piece. He gets followed by a stench smell though he could not figure out what it is all about since his wife Era was with him. They were in search of their son Wodan.
What happened to him?
Then there is this demon Chaya who comes as a messenger of Asag (very powerful demon which is hell chained) seeking help from Adri.
Below are some of the characters/names you might want to remember:
Horsemen of Old – who
cannot be killed
Horsemen of the Apocalypse- Death
Merkan – an angel gets killed by own men
Gael & Virgil - Executioner & Redeemer
Maya - Ardak’s(Spider King) descendent
Daan - The Whisperer. Maya learns shadowblink from him.
Aki Asu - Shade (like Maya & Daan)
leans shadow blink technique from Daan. She was too good for him.
Adri Sen – the protagonist of the story and the son of Victor Sen who is the first and the only one to break out the unbreakable Bagchi prison. Initially, he was a prisoner along with Gray(Spider Lord),Fayne & Zabrielle. They were held as prisoners by Sentinent who has promised to help them.
Then there was something which Zabrielle was hiding.
What was Zabrielle hiding?
Even before Adri could figure this out, she gets kidnapped.
By who? Motive?
Captain Brahms - Leader of the Sentinent
Farzaaya - Demon title given on one’s deeds. One could not pick one’s own Farzaaya. 100’s of them. Adri asks for a chalk to summon someone. Why did he insist on using the chalk and who did he summon?
While they go searching for Zabrielle, they heard of someone from a forbidden place who could help them out with some crucial information. Hence, they visit Moonless Dilhi where Martial law was imposed by The Faces.
It is from here; the story takes a lot of twists and turns which would keep you captivated until the end. There is no dearth for unexpected events. The flow was picture perfect. Like I said in the very beginning, the story gives you the feel of old and the new ideas comprising The Serpent, The Dragon, The Tantric, The Horseman, The Blade Saint, The Demigod, The Dark Master coupled with Hammer of Numen and the Paladins of Light.
I am also doubly sure that this story could make it to small/big screen if it finds the right person who is willing to produce and direct and would be no less than the movie/serial, I have mentioned in the beginning.
answer to J.R.R.Tolkien is here……
Author - Saranya Umakanthan
This is an excellent and an inspiring fiction novel from Saranya Umakanthan. The protagonist of this novel is Samaira Ranjan. She gets married to Ashish initially and was having high hopes of having a happy and an everlasting married life but was short lived.
She gets abused verbally and physically which prompts her to apply for divorce. When she reaches home with this news(since she did not reveal it to her parents), she gets another major blow. The series of unfortunate events/incidents that happens after this reminded me of a Tamil proverb:
Its just one week since the book released. The response has been good. Its figuring on the too hot new releases in Amazon. Readers have called me to say that they have not been able to put it down and its quite a page turner. The reviews on Amazon also say that the plot is engaging and the characters relatable. I think the books gives strong messages about the right of a woman to make her choices , her decisions and I thank the readers for appreciating that.
Dr Kavita Bhatnagar's review of Second Chance can be found here