Daily Prompts: Teen Age Idol

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Who did you idolize as a teenager? Did you go crazy for the Beatles? Ga-Ga over Duran Duran? In love with Justin Bieber?Did you think Elvis was the livin’ end?

None of the above is all I can say. I saw some Bengali movies of Suchitra- Uttam. I felt they were the best and only ones worth watching on the silver screen. I was fifteen, living in Comilla,Bangladesh.

My mom did not like the idea of me watching movies, once in a while my aunt would take me to watch them. This was the time the Suchitra- Uttam duo were extremely popular in Bangladesh.. They were good actors and  were handsome. I did not have any knowledge of good and bad acting, but I loved to watch this pair, whenever their movies were released.

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wikipedia image of Suchitra=Uttam

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DP Daily Prompt: First Sight

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Whether a person,a pet, an object, or a place,write about something or someone you connected with from the very first second.

I used to watch a lot of Bengali movies sometime ago, once they had an ad for a Pakistani movie, I never watched them I thought they didn’t have actors impressive enough, I still wanted to check it out. Well My feeling about Pakistani movies completely changed because of one actor.

His name was Waheed Murad, he was very different from the ones I watched I liked him the very first second I watched one of his movies. He was handsome, articulate and charismatic. I began watching his movies one at a time and have quite a collection.Overnight he became my most favorite actor.

I was actually amazed to know Pakistan film industry had such a talented actor, I read his biography and found out he was well educated, had an English degree in literature.

I read more about him than any other actor I know, sadly he died at age 45 in Karachi,years ago. I found him and his movies long after his death.



DP Writing challenge :Mind the gap Post by Ranu

I have a strong feeling  against movies that have far too much violence. I have witnessed the trend towards violence in kids as young as nine years old.Some imitate this in real life. I have taught nine year olds and I have seen how they’ve changed. Once I asked them to write stories without adding violence in it. They complained it was the best thing. Thinking it might be because boys love fighting and they prefer to write fiction where they can include violence, when I asked how many girls would like the same thing,to my utter disappointment all of them favoured it.