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The little-big birthday party

As a child, birthday parties used to be all about friends, gifts and games. But looking back now, I realise it was really about the several little-big sacrifices that parents make to get it all right. Watching Madan Tiwari (Vinay Pathak) and his wife (Tillotama Shome) bake a cooker cake, put up the decorations and build the excitement in the run up to little Chintu’s party in the film Chintu Ka Birthday, made me long for my folks back home. Written and directed by Devanshu and Satyanshu Singh, the film brings to life the story of the Tiwari family who live in war-torn Iraq in 2004. Apart from his friends, some uninvited guests hijack Chintu’s (Vedant Chibber) party: soldiers and shelling. While there are larger questions of home, war and insurgency explored in the film, what perhaps stayed with me was Chintu’s blue-eyed innocence. That, and Tiwari’s never-say-never attitude — isn’t that what superhero fathers are made of?

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Shunashir Sen

Kuch kaante chub jaate/ Pehle bhaichara tum khud chaahte/ Waqt aata bhool jaate [Some thorns pierce more than others/ You yourself wanted my friendship earlier/ But you forgot about it when the time came].” With those ending lines, has Naezy delivered a veiled diss at Divine in his latest track, 2014? It’s hard to tell, given the studied silence the rap duo maintain about each other. But
hey, it’s the lyrics to a song. So as a listener, you are to free draw your own inferences.

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