Thank God! It’s Saturday.

Hello all. Aren’t movie-buffs and bookworms one of the best people to hangout with?  We all are both, up to some degree and have at least one favourite movie or a book, of our own.

I am a self-confessed one of both kinds too and take pride in that.

In this segment of the blog, I would give out 2 movie and 2 book recommendations each week. This is in hope that you, the reader, would hopefully feel motivated to watch/read one, over the weekend.

So, enjoy the updates and may the force be with you.

Movie Recommendations of the Week

#11 Fight Club (1999)

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IMDb Rating- 8.9\10

“An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more…”

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Chuck Palahniuk (novel), Jim Uhls (screenplay)

Stars:

Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf

Blogger’s inputs

“Famous for its mind-boggling ending and a convulating plot, initially Fight Club was not received warmly upon its release. But throughout the years it gained a cult status and a fan-following in later years. Widely regarded as a fine example of a film in psychological genre, this is one of David Fincher’s best-known works.”

#12 Forrest Gump (1994)

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IMDB Rating- 8.8\10

“Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.”

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

Winston Groom (novel), Eric Roth (screenplay)

Stars:

Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

Blogger’s inputs

“Forrest Gump and its titular character give you valuable life lessons. some of them include to never lose hope and to not underestimate yourself for even a minute of your life. Tom Hanks portrays the honest-to-bone and ever-so-lovable character beautifully and entire film is canvas for his brilliance.”

Book Recommendations of the Week

#11 The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy #1) by Amish Tripathi

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Goodreads Rating- 4.0\5

“1900 BC. In what modern Indians mistakenly call the Indus Valley Civilisation. The inhabitants of that period called it the land of Meluha a near perfect empire created many centuries earlier by Lord Ram, one of the greatest monarchs that ever lived. This once proud empire and its Suryavanshi rulers face severe perils as its primary river, the revered Saraswati, is slowly drying to extinction. They also face devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis. To make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised and sinister race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills!

The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend: When evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, when it appears that your enemies have triumphed, a hero will emerge.

Is the rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva, really that hero? And does he want to be that hero at all? Drawn suddenly to his destiny, by duty as well as by love, will Shiva lead the Suryavanshi vengeance and destroy evil?”

#12 The Secret of the Nagas (Shiva Trilogy #2) by Amish Tripathi

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Goodreads Rating- 4.0\5

“Today, He is a God.

4000 years ago, He was just a man.

The hunt is on. The sinister Naga warrior has killed his friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati. Shiva, the Tibetan immigrant who is the prophesied destroyer of evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary. His vengeance and the path to evil will lead him to the door of the Nagas, the serpent people. Of that he is certain.

The evidence of the malevolent rise of evil is everywhere. A kingdom is dying as it is held to ransom for a miracle drug. A crown prince is murdered. The Vasudevs Shivas philosopher guides betray his unquestioning faith as they take the aid of the dark side. Even the perfect empire, Meluha is riddled with a terrible secret in Maika, the city of births. Unknown to Shiva, a master puppeteer is playing a grand game.

In a journey that will take him across the length and breadth of ancient India, Shiva searches for the truth in a land of deadly mysteries only to find that nothing is what it seems.

Fierce battles will be fought. Surprising alliances will be forged. Unbelievable secrets will be revealed in this second book of the Shiva Trilogy, the sequel to the #1 national bestseller, The Immortals of Meluha.

 

Preferred websites for reference- www.imdb.com

                                                                  www.goodreads.com

DRAFT & REFERENCE BY- Ishaan Patil

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