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The Table

Posted: December 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
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It’s a rainy Mumbai night, a consistent stubborn downpour since the last three-four hours had left the streets water logged, not a very rare situation in the city though. But it was compounded by the infrequent power cut – the road lights are dimmed and the streets are looking like a black hole ready to engulf all the busy-ness of the city. A perfect night to be in house enjoying a Gin-tonic or Malt but no glory in jostling across the crowd trying luck amidst already thinning transport.

He was quite late at work, albeit in the late shift these days. The end-of-day settlement batch job had stretched its limits way past the midnight hour, the perks of a heavy trading day in the market. Joe – that’s what colleagues and client call him, an anglicised and ‘easy’ short of Joyshonkar, which he assumes to be too obnoxious a name to be called out at a party. Joe, looking at his watch whilst hastily collecting stuff in his cubicle, fathomed that there might be a very thin chance to procure a seat at the all-night bar close to Dadar station.


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Image Courtesy: Google

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (TWOWS) is unadulterated scotch – Emotions projected or rather portrayed in their purest forms. No comments about the story as it is inspired by real, personally , I did like the story and the motion picture portrayal of it very fascinating and intriguing at the same time.

Fascinating as the series of events although being real and did happen to somebody’s life, was stranger than fiction . And intriguing, as Di Caprio and the host of actors did not at any moment make it feel as an enacted reality, it was real indeed – As if somebody had video-taped every moments of somebody’s life and the events happening around circling him, and then edited the ‘junk’ less high moments and left the ‘gist’ of high’s and low’s .

Fun, pain, patience , doing coke , hangover, sex, sleaze , piss, sinister proposal, arousal, rush, guilt, inspiration, foreplay, love, divorce, profit making, celebration , investigation – and the list is endless, each of this emotion/event  has been flashed on the silver screen without any inhibitions. I’m either  a hophead right now or indeed there was a dash of similarity between Alec Baldwin’s famous speech from Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and Leo’s inspirational sales meeting speech in TWOWS – but, either way it brings out the same empathetic dog who plans to eat the other dog by his side.