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3 Inspirational Moms – SALUTE!

Do you agree to the saying – “behind every man’s success there is a woman”? While some of you may disagree to this, you cannot contend the fact that behind every human being’s success there is a mother! Continuing our Mother’s Day series, we thought of delving into some of the inspirational mothers of our times and trying to gauge their contribution to their children’s success.

Sarath Babu with momSarath Babu’s Mother

E Sarath Babu’s rags-to-riches’ story could not happen without his mother. Rising from a slum in Chennai, this man went to IIM-Ahmedabad and is now running the Food King Catering business which sees a turnover of 10crore! Of course, the foundation of this success is his mother, who sold idlis on the pavements to support a family of four.

Sarath Babu’s mother worked as a cook for a midday meal scheme and got paid 30 rupees per month. And this went on for 11 years – a family of 4 survived on 30 rupees! Despite all the sacrifices she had to make, she egged him on to study and to make it big in life. Sharat owes all his success to his mother.

lance armstrong and momLance Armstrong’s Mother, Linda

Despite being estranged from his biological father and hating his step-dad, Armstrong had one factor in his life – constant, consistent and strong – his mom. Linda Moonyham gave birth to Lance out of wedlock. She got married to Terry Keith Armstrong only when Lance was slightly older. However, they got divorced soon. Linda brought up Lance almost single-handedly and has been a constant and most ardent supporter of Lance’s cycling career and cancer research endeavor.

pooja-chopra-momPooja Chopra’s Mother, Neera

Pooja and her mom have lived through abuse and poverty, and have come out of it in flying colors.  Neera Chopra had a tumultuous marriage, where she was a victim of domestic violence. Her husband had extramarital affairs and brought home another woman when she was pregnant. With a 20-day-old Pooja and a 7-year-old Shubra, Neera Chopra left her husband’s house and single-handedly brought up her kids.

Food, uniform, stationery – most of which are taken for granted by kids, came with great struggle for Pooja and Shubra. Ms. Chopra worked for 16 hours a day, without taking weekend offs, in order to be able to provide a decent living for her kids. Today, her sacrifices have resulted in one daughter experiencing a well-settled family life and the other, winning the Femina Miss India crown!

To, all you wonderful moms – absolutely nothing and no-one can replace you! Your greatness cannot be expressed in words! So, we would end this post with a heartfelt SALUTE! 


Watch Commando for Vidyut Jamwal



Summary: You might have seen our actors flaunting their great bodies in front of the camera. The biceps, triceps, abs look all too good in show off but the moment it comes to action and cracking the skull bone of a villain, the stunts start looking more like comedy. Not in Commando though as Vidyut Jamwal and the makers give the Indian audience a real taste of action in this film. Watch it if you have been a fan of the Rambo series by none other than Sylvester Stallone.

How The Movie Unfolds: Commando Dogra played by Jamwal is captured by Chinese Army as he crash lands in their region. After getting tortured there for around a year he escapes and crosses into Himachal Pradesh. In India, he accidently crashes into Simrit [Pooja Chopra], who is trying to run away from local goon Amrit aka AK74 and his goons.  Simrit has reasons too, that of not wanting to marry AK 74.

From here action unfolds and Karan keeps smashing Amrit’s goons and fools his dogs alike. The escape into the jungle makes the scenario further interesting. The cat and the mouse game in the deep forests is really well shot.

Rating: 3 Stars

Director Dilip Ghosh finally delivers to the Indian audience a true roller coaster action flick. Vidyut Jamwal is shown doing action stunts like never before in Indian cinema. With news coming from the media that all his action scenes, hand-to-hand combat, mid-air splits and somersaults and extreme acrobatics, all done by himself without a double creates an aura around him.

For all action lovers who loved seeing Stallone in the Rambo series, here’s your own in Hindi. It wouldn’t be wrong to call Jamwal the new action hero or the original action of Bollywood. This though is not the first time he has impressed. In his first film, Force, where he played a negative role, Jamwal very well created his own niche against a very well established actor John Abraham.

This film though is completely owned by the actor. His action scenes, dialogue delivery, especially the ones in which he debates with Amrit aka Jaideep Ahlawat are supremely performed. Pooja Chopra has got quite a good launch pad but it was visibly clear that she was trying to imitate Kareena Kapoor of Jab We Met in her scenes with Vidyut. Nonetheless the female lead gave her best shot. The negative protagonist Jaideep Ahlawat again delivers a stellar performance. He’s a natural and one of the finest around to play a negative role today. Rest of the performances too are good in bits and pieces.

Overall, if you think it’s been a while since you last saw a good Hindi action flick, Commando is the one to go for. You won’t be left disappointed.

 Vidyut Action