Friday, January 9, 2009

Amitabh - Unparallel and Uncomparable

Respected Brother,
Sadar Charan Sparsh,
What an ordeal for makeup test! I wonder how many times you would have undergone this face uplift and how often you would have had to undergo the same turmoil over and over again. What I could not grasp was the situation or rather the scene, my ineptness to understand english!
Well, The chores of making a film or rather to act in a film could be putting up one to somewhat a stiff test was what i could derive! Of what Aamir achieved now you achieved in your heydays without much bla-bla or advertising, without any reviews to your credit without even self-explanation and yes with the word of mouth the public would understand and rate a Deewar like only Deewar a Sholay like only a Sholay or even a Zanjeer or a Trishul, Don Kala Patthar in their own perspective of viewership by millions. We were a smaller population then, we were also always short of cash, we did not indulge or expected to experiment too much too often! we were streamlined to see only the best and best you were! Amitabh Bachchan of the Seventies was much above the Amitabh Bachchan of this blog the rest are no comparison.

Now, now one minute I think I am getting lost into a sycophancy mood which I never did to anyone, I put an end to my good words but that does not deny that Amitabh I knew was taller than himself, he was an achiever of what could not be achieved, he was not a demi god he was the god himself. Again I slip from my stand of being neutral and being praiseworthy yet I only praise what actually deserves praise.
I know it well in my mind and body that Amitabh of those days was lost after one fine day when he suffered the fateful blow on the set of Coolie. They say every good thing has to come to an end, so we believed and so we now presume is the routine of times - of good and bad!

I am not here to recount or live with your past glory that has actually immortalised you in the minds of not only indians but man and woman of several other countries, of people who may not understand what you were speaking as long as they could see what you were doing on the screen. How otherwise does one explain the nostalgia over Amitabh movies of Gisele Gomez Barbosa of America or rather Senegal. Of several enthusiasts making unforgettable tour really an unforgettable experience for themselves as well as you! Kuchh baat to hai aapke chehare mein, ek ajeeb si kashish hai jo sab ko apani ore kheenche liye jaati hai!

I think I must not take away the credits from Shahrukh, Aamir or Akshay they deserve their spaces too but phenomena like Amitabh Bachchan and Kapil Dev ( it is from his words that I have taken some of these names!) happen once in a life time. I do not deny that Dilip Sahab, Dev sahab and late Raj Kapoor Sahab made a good triumvariate of early Hindi Cinema, Dharmendra and Rajesh Khanna had their own cups of glory for me even Shammi kapoor and Rajkumar had their own standards of success. In the same vein for Cricket, no one can deny the greatness of Vinu Mankad, Gavaskar or Sachin in the world of Cricket but contribution of Kapil Dev is above all.
To sum it up all despite the presence of brillaince in any field some achieve Brilliance beyond what brilliance could actually define the brilliance to be. To be an Amitabh Bachchan or not to be is a difficult proposition, I admit that even you would not be able to repeat your performances if God granted you the boon to be granted to slip again to the age of 35.

Well, I write here as if there is no other man or woman who has to write or whose works you have to read, I sometimes pity myself that I continue to write without knowing whether it is readable or likable at all!

Today I am most likely to complete the first volume of autobiography of Dr. Bachchan which in turn completes the reading of the four volumes of his autobiography. I must add here that I had only seriously read Madhushala before taking this plunge into his prose work. Reading of Madhushala alone had reserved a high pedestal for Dr. Bachchan in my mind. In that sense he is a bigger achiever though not acclaimed as big or as high as you may be considered in this world! I plan to present some of his work on my blog or maybe on Giseles website. I have decided to quit the for I am not able to get anywhere with that rather for the intrusion and virus, spyware infection that it has constantly received.
Long Live Dr. Bachchan Long live his Madhushala!
Abhaya Sharma, India, January 10 2009, 09:08 Hours IST

ab says: January 10, 2009 at 12:09 pm thank you.. very touching and emotional… ADHBHUT !![7:53:34 PM] Abhaya Sharma says: These were the comments from brother! He wrote comments for only three persons on day 261, my commnets are at number 103.

The commnets had the poem on Dr. Bachchan that I had composed on 23rd December. One can read it here on this blog also


Reeham said...

Hello my dearest...
Warm congratulations for the precious reply from AB... i'm soooooooo happy for you.. his words were just wonderful.. i'm overwhelmed... congratulations dear.
Amrit... sweetheart.. after i finish this tour i'll send you the coins, and please if you need anything from Egypt .. let aunty know... kisses to you and your dear mother

Abhaya said...

I am indeed fortunate that I have friends who are happy for me! That shows lot of weight in our associations!

Amrit had fever from 10th So he is generally not going to school for last couple of days! Coins is enough! maybe you could send one of your pictures! if you do not mind!

Love, regards to you and your family!