Miracles do happen



Just back from a movie date with Hubby. He booked a cab for me to the mall while he came straight from the office this noon. As we greeted each other

Me: So, what movie have you booked? (thinking it’s going to be another Hollywood movie in the action/horror/thriller/ drama genre)

Him: URI

Me: Heh? How come?

Him: You wanted to watch a Hindi movie with me na!

Me: Ya, but that was Simbaa, and it was only to watch Ranveer and Sara on the big screen. (Now, it’s all making sense. Any movie with men in uniform draws my hubby like a bee to the honeypot.)

Him: We will go for that tomorrow.

Me: Let’s cancel Simbaa and go for M.Night Shyamalan’s latest.

Him: Which one?

Me: Glass

Him: Done. Tonight?

Me: No, Tomorrow! ( As much as I love movies, cannot sit through two movies in one day. Though, my hubby surely can!)

It’s a Hollywood-Bollywood role-reversal for us, as a couple, for the first time ever!

So, how was #URI? I wouldn’t go to watch the movie on my own, having more than my fill of Hollywood war movies.

But, I was glad that my husband booked it and I had to tag along. The movie is a patriotic film in the action thriller genre. It is a well-made movie, and you should definitely watch it. Acting is fantastic. Midway,

Him: Hey! There’s Sandra Bullock!

Me: Shut up!

So, that was Kirti Kulhari..lol.

Me: Hey! That’s Prabhu Deva!

Him: Hmm!

So, that was Vicky Kaushal!

As I was saying, the movie is engaging. I teared up at the funeral scene and gasped with my heart literally going to topple down from the tip of my tongue any moment at the gory scenes.

The movie is a beautiful tribute, a love song to the Indian Army soldiers.

As much as I loved #URI, I couldn’t help not shushing the voices of the cynic inside me. It’s the timing and deluge of propagandist movies (not just in Hindi but other regional languages) that are raising my antennae.

I guess all’s fair in love and war/elections battle.

So, URI is doing phenomenally well at the box-office in its 4th straight week now. In fact, it is the first and only hit of 2019 so far. Even new releases such as Manikarnika and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha is falling like a house of cards in just its second and first week respectively.

“How’s the Josh? High, Sir!” couldn’t ring more prophetically true than in URI’s case.

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Tina Sequeira
Tina Sequeira is a marketer and moonlighting writer. She is passionate about tech, creativity, and social justice—dabbling in and writing about the same.


  1. So good to see you putting up posts consistently Tina. I, for one, missed your fabulous pieces. Have seen Uri and loved the movie, though even I have my reservations about the timing of its release.

    • Thank you so much for your motivating words, Sonia! In fact, it is this love that keeps me coming back here. It feels good to know that I was missed in those few months. I’ve missed this space and all your phenomenal work as well. I wanted to participate in last year’s NanoWriMo but couldn’t because of the laptop crash and other commitments. Thankfully, my laptop’s working fine now and I’m back to where I belong. 🙂 So good to see your comments here. I share the same sentiments about URI like you. It’s made well…whether it’s propaganda or not and more importantly, will it have any effect on the upcoming 2019 general elections remains to be seen. Keep reading! Hugs

  2. Hey, Tina, I don’t remember where but it seems like I’ve already read it. It’s kind of déjà vu. Anyway, I like the chit-chat between you & your hubby. As far as the timing of the movie is concerned, the suspicion of unfairness could not be entirely ruled out. I don’t know whether all is fair or not, but yes, “Har kisi ko muqammal jahan nahi milta, kisi ki ko zamin to kisi ko aasman nahi milta.”

    • You’re right, Ravish! I did post this on my Facebook profile. It should have been posted here on my blog is what I felt on afterthought. 🙂 I personally don’t believe in compromising on ethics and values. But, I understand that everyone is wired differently and have their own perception of the right and wrong. Also, the nature of politics is such. I know that the people are wiser…as they say, you can’t fool all the people all the time or something of that sorts. 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

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