Monday, October 25, 2010

Endhiran - review

Kanden Enthiranai :) After almost a month since its been released, atlast managed to see the movie. The most awaited movie of the year become the most waited movie for me :) still no regrets. Had i seen it riding the hype wave, maybe i might have felt euphoric (another way of getting over the "iam-conned-lemme-grin-and-bear-it" feeling). Anyways, for the uninitiated (still biding their time to watch it) its not your typical Rajini movie. At the same time, to say that, had any one else, other than the big man, had donned the role, it wouldnt have been as effective, would be the understatement of the decade. I dont remember if Rajini had done a triple role before. Quite a few double acts for sure. But in this one, he really does manages to pull it off with elan. Each role, interstingly, well distinguished from other. Probably, that shows the amount of time Shankar must've had in shaping up the characters. He claims, he had this in cans for almost a decade now. And the effort shows in some places, like the robot while running horizontally stamps on the mouth of a guy who tries to spit from train and the scene where it slashes the corrupt traffic police's hand, which has the typical Shankar stamp on it.

Though i would still proclaim it as a Sujatha movie. The masters stamp is splashed all over it. I am more than reminded of the "Juno" character, created by Sujatha, by Chitti 1.0. Especially the last scene where it/he says "Naan oru joke sollatta" :) Sila dialogslaam Nachunu iruku. Like "Lovenu vanthuta Robotkum nut kazhandirum" and "Enna nakkala?..Illa Nickel. Boltlaam Nickella senjathu". I was literally laughing out loud for the second one. That exam scene where the robo helps aishu to bittu adichify, her reaction on getting caught and the robot's faithfullness in the following me thats the best scene in the movie :) Loved it. Period or should i say "dot". On the climax portion, touted as India's answer to Hollywood..well..the lesser said the better. Avlo onnum
impressivea ila. Infact, the graphics scores in many other scenes in the movie rather than the climax. Chitti 2.0 character allows Rajini to re visit his bad ass days and man!! he rocks. The body language and facial expression change menacingly. So different from chitti 1.0. Music looks good and sounds less so. Aish, though she comes throughout the movie, hardly registers her presence except for the 2 kissing scenes. Though in that mosquito bite scene, its again Rajini who steals the thunder.

This movie is a typical scifi masala movie. Infact, if scifi movies have to run
successfully, atleast the indian made ones, this movie would be a reference point on
managing the right mix. Shankar, though some touts him as the "James cameron" of India, manages to match him in budget and showmanship. A little bit of Speilberg-ness on the content side will help too :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sound of Love

A master asked his disciples: ‘Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?’

the disciples thought for a while, and one of them said ‘Because we lose our calm, we shout for that.’ ‘But, why to shout when the other person is just next to you? ‘Isn’t it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you’re angry?’ The disciples gave him some other answers but none satisfied the master.

Finally he explained: ‘When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other through that great distance.’

Then the master asked: ‘What happens when two people fall in love? They don’t shout at each other but talk softly, why? Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is very small…’ And he finally said: ‘When they love each other even more, what happens? ‘They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. ‘Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that’s all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.’

P.S: Found this as a note in FB. Loved it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Open up

Ever since i saw the ad for the first time..have been a big fan of this Nescafe song. Its a real peppy one and got nice tune to it too. Here goes the lyrics :)

You can be rich, with no money to spend.
You can do everything, when you understand.
You can be mother, when your are man.
Open up, you know that you can.

Open you eyes,
open your mind,
open your thoughts.
Don't stay behind.

Open up, open up

The key is inside you, to open your mind.
You know what is out there, your heartcan't be blind.
Open your eyes and open your mind.
Open your thoughts, don't stay behind.

Open you eyes,
open your mind,
open your thoughts.
Don't stay behind.

Open up, open up

You raise all the borders, and start in your head.
Open your mind, to thoughts ?
Open your eyes and open your mind.
Open your thoughts and don't stay behind.

Open you eyes,
open your mind,
open your thoughts.
Don't stay behind.

Open up, open up.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Ipidyum irukumo?

It was that time of the year..when all of a sudden Lord Hanuman woke up to find Lord Muruga and his consort Valli next to him.

He was perplexed and asked " come you are here?"

"I was waiting for you to wake to up to ask the same question..look there"

What he saw was even more shocking. Lord Vishnu in his Varaha Avatar form was seen talking with one rolly polly person with a bald head. Seeing the shocked look on Hanuman's face, Lord Vishnu smiled at him and said "Why blood..Same blood here too. By the Mr.Laughing Buddha"

Hearing some commotion near by everyone turned to note something even stranger. Lord Ganesha was seen in a heated argument with another rolly polly guy.

When enquired, that rolly polly guy said, "Aiya..I am a Chettiyaar. I had kept a food stall and had asked my wife to take care of it while i was sleeping. I dont know where she went and when i wake up i saw Lord Ganesha eating all the stuff from my stall. He is not paying for what he ate. Please provide a theerpu for this"

All the while Lord Ganesha was laughing and when Hanuman asked him for the reason he pointed out in a direction which witnessed even more confusing scenes.

There was a T20 match going on between the dasavatharam versions (minus Lord Varaha ofcourse) of Lord Vishnu and some team full of humans and human team was winning!!

To add up to the confusion, suddenly someone yelled "Ketti melam..Ketti melam" and a wedding ceremony, which all the while was silent, came into scene.

All the gods showered their blessings on the newly wedded couple, who were wondering where to go for honeymoon.

As both Vaikuntam and Devalogam both were nearby they were having a debate as to which place to visit.

Finally the better half won and it was finalised as Devalogam. While they were taking leave of the crowd, suddenly the entire place shook and it was all light and brightness.

A booming voice spoke like asareeri.

"Amma..first pullayaar bommailenthu start panren" and a hand came and took the Ganesha doll and placed him in Golu.

Happy Navarathri folks :)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Poi bus karo :)

If chitraguptan, the auditor in charge of tracking the lies told by every individual, wants an easier way to track the liers he should just listen to the conversations over bus journeys. Enaaamaa pulugaraangapa!!
I guess most of them use the situation provided by bus journey to cover up their shortcomings.
"Itho meenambakkam thaandi vanthutaaaaay iruken" apdinu one guy was kooovifying today..when the bus was no where near even guindy.
"Tambarathula eranga poren sir..neenga soneengalay solitu A/C bus nu kooda paakama 30 rupees ticket eduthutu varen. konjam wait pannugnga"..another one trying to convince his client.

Inniki evening varapo kuda someone was shouting "Naan enna madam panrathu..semma traffic jam. Vandi inch kuda nagarala" while the bus was literally whizzing on an near empty road :)

And one another common factor with all the above buggers is that..they've no bloody sense on how to talk over cellphone, especially while in public place. Each one competing with other as to who yells the loudest. Manushana nimmathia paatu kekka uda maatengarangaba :(