Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Presenting the Telugu rom-com!

Film: Bhale Bhale Magadivoy

Cast: Nani, Lavanya Tripathi

Director: Maruthi Dasari

Rating: 3.5/5

We've always wondered why actors in Tollywood never try their hand at comedy. Well, that's probably because not all of them have the sense of comedy and comic timing à la Nani.

The film starts out with all your formula elements — rich boy loved by his family; he's the only son; but he has a problem - and this time around it's absent-mindedness. He grows up to be a scientist and then one day spots the love of his life as she helps some children across a road.

Yes, we've seen this as many times as you have. Our female lead, Lavanya Tripathi is also a well-tried formula: she's loving and caring; is a kuchipudi teacher; is daddy's little girl and she's really petty.

She also seems to fall immediately in love with the hero for reasons incomprehensible to any girl in any city across India today. Yes, she falls in love with him because: he donates blood; helps poor children and beggars; plays carrom with an elder and always forgets about his dates with her — you're 100% irresistible perfect magādu!

By now, you've figured how formula-ridden the film is. But wait, I haven't said it isn't an entertaining film. As predictable as the storyline might be, Nani keeps the energy and fun going non-stop. You're left smiling all through the film and the climax, (though, really silly) twists the tale safely enough to ensure full audience satisfaction.
Bhalé Bhalé Magādivoy is a family film. There's nothing obscene. Nothing too serious. And nothing you'd take back with you home. Except the music, maybe. The music is amazing! 

The Tyāgarāyar kirti Endarō Mahānubhavulu (though much-altered) is pretty much in the OST all through the first half. It sounds beautiful and we promise, you'll be humming the ditty much after the film ends. The rest of the songs are pretty hummable too and the title track is immensely catchy.

Maruthi Dasari has ensured a sure-hit film and has kept the storyline relatively simple. If nothing else, the film surely entertains. Take your friends and family for this one - perfect end to slow weekend celebrations!
Watch this film for: The continuous comedy track which is the crux of the storyline, some amazing music and equally hilarious performances by some of the smaller characters. This is a feel good rom-com,Telugu style.\

— L Romal M Singh

Thursday, February 13, 2014

To the ex, with love ♥

Sometimes people grow up in a lifetime, and sometimes people grow up in a matter of seconds. This Valentine’s, I thank God that I have finally grown up :)

I’ve never really thanked you for the love you showed me when I most needed it, and while I have behaved with a certain juvenile tendency in several situations, this is me apologising for all my shortcomings.

I am grateful for all the affection and love you shared with me, whenever you were able to, and even if life has chosen separate paths for both of us… I wish you the best of luck in everything you do.

I am happy you found love, and if you haven’t, then I shall pray that you do. I might have cut off from you, but that is not because you are a bad person, it is just because I am weak. I cannot share people who I consider ‘mine’… guess sharing and caring doesn’t come to me naturally :P

That said… THANK YOU once again for some great memories and I hope we cross paths someday in the future as friends, or who knows, maybe more.

Life as always, is unpredictable.

Happy Valentine’s Day…

I hope this message finds you in good health.
P.S. You are remembered every single day and I hope that brings a smile to your face.

- Romal.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bad memory.

That's all I feel right now.
I opened out myself to you.
I gave you every inch of me.
Every pretty inch.
Every single ugly inch.
I let you know my every secret.
On the other hand.
Treated me like shit.
I wish I could reduce you to a bad memory.
Because, for the first time in my life...
I know someone who deserves nothing more than that.
You are a bad memory.
You make me taste pain.
You make me want to retch.
Hopefully, all those fluids we shared...
Will leave my body soon enough.
I want to skin myself alive.
For having let myself be touched by you.
I want to burn my lips.
For they still remember you asinine touch.
Burning passionate anger.
Why do I always choose the wrong ones.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


A post of mine on a confessions page:

I've always wondered... are there any gay men out there like me, who don't really have body image issues? I choose to be as I am, so that I find someone who loves me for who I am, naturally... but, I guess that is a pointless thing to hold onto in the gay community. 

Most people fall for who I am, personality wise, character wise and then slowly realise they aren't into the physical me. Somehow, that makes me more stubborn... the more people say that they want me to change, so I'd be more acceptable to their ideas of what a 'man' should look like... the more I want to hold on to the real me. 

The more men who claim to love me, cheat on me, because they are attracted to 'cuter' and 'hotter' guys, the more I want to stay just the way I am. 

Some might call me stupid... and others might say I might never find someone... but if changing myself to please someone else's stereotypical and often shallow perspective of what a gay boy should look like, is the only way... I've decided, I'd rather stay single. 

Most people would already know who I am... the rest of you would give me unsolicited advice on how I must change... so that at-least the people half-interested in me... will take that further extra step. 

I, have however, decided... to stay the same... and if I remain single for the rest of my life... so shall it be. I refuse to change myself physically for someone, when I am super happy with the way I am... Changing as a person is a good thing. But changing my body, just so someone feels the need to have sex with me, seems super pointless. This is just an opinion that needed venting.