We didn’t play Holi this time. Neither did Mummy n Daddy. Just too lazy to let the holiday pass by. After a long time, here was a day none of us had any engagements, no hospital duty or appointments to attend to.
It was a beautiful spring morning. We woke up to the sounds of laughter, good-humored screaming and loud music. Not everyone in our colony was being as lazy as us!
A short walk and a late breakfast later we settled down to watch ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. The English version, with Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in it.
Quite an engrossing movie full of all the ingredients that make you stick to your sit. High drama, murder mystery, lost girl, ominous background score, rich fishy businessmen and even fishier family, lovely locales and interesting photography. But at the end of it all, Daddy declared he liked the Danish version better. Yes, he had already watched it much earlier.
We just had to go back and watch the original 2009 version. And it was worth the trouble.
‘Män som hatar kvinnor’ has a much more organized line of story telling. The way the mystery unfolds here is very structured as compared to the English version. And the sub-titles are so good that you do not even realize you were watching a movie in a language that is completely French to you. Well, Danish, if you like!
Watch the 2011 version if you must. You certainly won’t be disappointed.
Well, we can’t write about this anymore lest we turn out to be spoilers. So go watch it and tell us if you liked it.
Anyway, here are a few ‘HOLI’ pictures for you. We fished these out from our old collection just to relive the spirit of Holi.
These are from a beach holiday with some friends, way back in 2009. We were living in Hyderabad then and I, Ginger was an only fur-child.
The two labs you see in the pictures are my friends Mogli and Krazy.
Wish the pictures looked as colourful as the real colours were. Either the sun was too bright or ..ahem..the photographer messed up. Believe me, those colours look so much brighter and livelier in real life. Much like those beautiful flowers blooming all around us here at this time of the year…