No thats not a new style of saying hello. Its a kung fu war cry Now for the review.
Problems :- Sadness, Depression, Stress, Monday Blues, Boredom, Grumpiness, Fight with wife/husband/gf/bf/mom/dad/sibling/friend/neighbour/boss/traffic cop/stranger on road/canteen guy/shopkeeper, Tension
Solution :- Watch Kung Fu Panda!!!!!!!
A Chinese kung fu movie but instead of Jet Li or Jackie Chan we have the cutest and fattest panda ever as the Dragon warrior (ultimate Kung Fu Master). Po, a panda dreams about becoming a kung fu fighter like the 5 famous fighters of their region. But he is not quite cut out for that dedication wise and also fitness wise.But he is chosen by the wisest and oldest Kung Fu Master Oogway (a turtle) as the Dragon warrior in order to save the Valley of Peace from a villainous snow leopard, Tai Lung. The real Kung fu students; a tigress, a monkey,a viper, a praying mantis and a crane; are overlooked. The story moves Po’s teacher Shifu trying to get him to quit at first to devising a novel way of teaching him the art. Po ultimately becomes a Kung Fu hero by learning that if he believes in himself, he can do anything. And it also portrays that a teacher plays an important role in making a person what he becomes.
Some good old Oogway wisdom: One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
I should have copyrighted that!! because its my pet dialogue. Jis cheez ko hum sabse zyada avoid karte hai wo ek na ek din hamare saamne aa hi jata hai aur aise aata hai ki hum usse taal nahi sakte.
Translation :- Whatever we avoid the most, that comes in front of us one day surely and that too in an totally unavoidable manner.
It can be anything..a person whom you don’t want to face, a thing you don’t want to do, a food you don’t want to eat, a situation you dread being in, a call you don’t want to receive..anything. I have experienced it many times in my life.
More gems: “Mind is like water, when its agitated it becomes difficult to see but if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear” “There are no accidents”.
Well…no matter how I deny existence of fate, some things do happen because there were meant to be.
BEST ONE: The talk between Shifu and Oogway about the letting go of the illusion of control. So true!
Back to movie, the animation is wonderful. Even the background score is in Chinese style…nice and innovative. Po is so cute and likeable…and in some of the training scenes I clapped!!! Hadn’t felt this joyful since some time while watching a movie.
An opening dialogue of Po (in his fantasy of being a Kung Fu master) -”There is no price for awesomeness”
I say there is. The movie ticket to an awesome movie costs some bucks you know.
P.S. If I sound like I’m totally bowled over, in my defence I’m a huge animation and fantasy movie fan.