Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The perennial albatross

Sometime back we got a call from one of our close relatives. Mom took the call and the person on the other side rambled on and on for over an hour. After the call mom was literally dazed and mentally felt very tired. The context of the call was pretty common, considering our present day society. The person who called, has both their sons in America. One is married and has just been blessed with a kid and for the other is fast approaching the expiry date of being an eligible bachlor. The family in India comprises of dad, mom and a bedridden grandma.

The immediate parents of the onsite kids wants to stay in US of A till their elder son settles with the newborn and parallely check for brides for the younger one. A noble and quite normal intention nevertheless. But, the ailing granma is the roadblock here, for she can neither travel nor is fit enough to be left in India under anyones care. Her situation has reached a stage where in anyday could be her last. While the son with newborn is desperate for his parents support to take care of his kid, the ailing old day is equally desperate to be with her son in her last moments. Whom to cater to is the dilemma faced by the person, who called mom and cribbed for an hour.

Conventional logic favours the grandma, for the guy at onsite is not without options. He can very well pay for a nanny to take care of his kid while his dad can stay in India and make sure the grandma's last days pass in peace. But having been to onsite to earn money not spend and the nitty gritties involved in hiring a foreign maid as nanny is the reason why he wants his parents support, who are also inclined towards their kid and their grand kid whom they'vent seen yet. Their argument being, with grandma reaching a stage that not detoriating further would be considered as improvement on her health, they are almost sure that, expect for moral support, their presence is not going to help her in anyway. They could arrange for a nurse to take care of her but past experience with other elders has shown that, it only hastens the demise rather than extending. The parents are torn between the guilt of exposing their elderly without care and not being able to be at a place where they are required and want to be as well.

Some brainiacs even suggested to pray to god for quick "relief" for granma, so that its a win-win for all!!! Just like products which have a life cycle, people are fast reaching their own cycle. The healthier you are, not being a bother to anyone, you are fine. The day you fall sick you immediately become a burden and a choice for anyone to opt for or against!! Practically, no one is at fault here. But emotions and interpersonal family bonding are the fabric which holds the society together. The day opt for our own comforts weighing it against our parents...i dont even want to think about such a scenario, leave alone dicussing it. Disgusting!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review- 36 vayathiniley

How old are you? Recently this very question, put in a different tone, caused such a ruckus on a flights cockpit that it made headline news on mainstream media. Of all the numbers, age is probably one numeric value which has lot of significance and sensitivity attached. The Malayalam movie by the title "How old are you" marked the return of their version of Jothika, Manju Warrier. Curiously, other than their professional careers which are kind of similar with their hits and misses, their personal life couldnt be any more contradictory. While Manju's marital life is something she would want to forget in a hurry and move ahead in her movie career, its the bedrock in which Jo is resurrecting her career. Other than that both their spouses are reigning superstars, the other similarity could be probably they are of same age maybe. Story is pretty simple. A 30 plus underdog (woman in this case) dons limelight for her innovative terrace farm concept and gets to meet the Indian president. Through the course, we are told about her moments of shame, tear, heart break, sacrifice, pride, happiness and success in a near non-melodramatic manner. The theme is so ripe with opportunities to explore several angles which the screenplay fails to explore. The entire premise revolves around Jo as the movie star in comeback mode, than that of middle class, mid age woman, struggling to balance her professional life with personal. There could've been an interesting semi plot involving her aged in-laws who are not even in reckoning when the decision to move abroad is made by their son. There could've been a bit more detail on how a fire brand college student, struggles as a house wife, literally because she has to learn things on job and it’s not something that comes readymade. This I believe would've made it both commercially interesting as well as true to life. worse cum worse they could've at least shown all those shenanigans that are carried out by govt agencies and the false sense of respect and fear that they instill while meeting dignitaries from government. It could've exposed the monarchy mindset that still pervades our system at all levels. But again, this is supposed to be a feel good movie, where everything the protagonist touches clicks. Everyone is fond of her and listens to whatever crap she says as holy verses and "never before crossed their minds" ideas. Gils verdict: Movie is good for a onetime watch for Jo Raasathi. but intha mathiri messiah theme movies ozhiyanum. Heroes vachu spoil pannathu porathunu ipo heroines vachum start panraanga.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Live long and...survive?

I remember during my school days when me and dad used to go and buy tube lights to replace the dying ones. They will have a reddish blackish hue near their tail ends when they are about to breath their last, like climaxla vara cancer patients in movies. It used to be pretty frequent and whenever a tube crosses more than 40-50 days we would be so happy thinking about that brand, which would be either Crompton Greaves or Phillips. Later i came to realize the role of voltage fluctuation and how it affects the durability of the bulbs. Once i read an article about some guy who has invented a tube light that will never exhaust and how foreign MNC's are choking the product from getting released into market, for fear of their own designs going waste. I dont remember when the scenario changed. But in the past few years, i've rarely come across cases when we had to replace our fused bulbs. With CFL and other types coming into play, either the direct usage has come down along with the fluctuation or the lifespan of the tubes have been increased tremendously!!

Same applies for individual life span i guess :) Appaadi...oru vazhia topiccku vanthaachu. Pre-independent Indian had average lifespan of around 40 years i guess, which has increased by over 50% since. 100 year olds are no longer eye brow raisers as 90 plus pushers are aplenty nowadays. We are entering a weird decade where in India will have the worlds most youngest population with the average lifespan on the upswing. With a billion and a half population spread, it would make a complex potpourri of age demography with people from both extremes of life span sharing the same space.Whom will the government look up to? Will there be more reforms to bring in jobs or will there be more social benefit schemes? Had it been the case of our erstwhile joint family system, former would've taken care of latter. But with family size starting from one, its becoming an impossible scenario to contrive.

One can argue with improved lifestyle and medicines and health systems contributing to increased lifespan it should be a good cause to worry. But are these available to one and all begs a serious look at the current scenario. Whose life span is increasing?  Does this apply to the increasing number of beggars on the street? We still have the maximum number of child deaths due to malnutrition. World wide malaria still kills more people than ISIS and US put together (sic). With pollution level at ever increasing high, we are inventing more indigenous and drug resistant varieties of known and unknown diseases. When last i heard, TB has 4 different versions it seems of which there is no cure for 2 of them!! Many a philanthropist have contributed to key and critical discoveries in medicinal field. But if one notice, it would be yet another cure for a rich man's disease. Docs and researchers world over are fascinated for a cure for cancer. Yet no one gives a damn about a permanent cure for TB or malaria or any "common" ailment that ails the majority of the society. Probably they can add greed to the list. If there is a cure for this one disease, the world would surely be a better place.

And what do we do living way over 80 or 90. What do we give back to society or do we depend on it? Will we be a living vegetable who never bothered about fellow men when agile to worry about them when sick? Will the society wake up one fine day and find itself full of rich old men and women without anyone to take care of them? Will their kids be with them or run away to some far off land full of promise? I feel confused over the concept of long life. Nature has an expiry date for anything and everything in its realm. If we prolong it, atleast it should be for a worthwhile reason is my belief. Else its a mere statistic. In that aspect, the tubelight definitely serve its purpose of longer life.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Chumma oru try - 5

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சித்திரை திங்கள் என -மோக
நித்திரை விலக
பங்குனி வெயில் போல
ஞானம் ஒலிரிட - தான்
மன்குனி ஆனதை உணர்ந்தான்
பெற்ற மாங்கனி  சிசுவினை
துறந்தான் - கௌஸிகன்

கடமை முடிந்ததும்
பலனை பாராது
கீதை வழி நடந்தாள்
பெற்ற பிள்ளை தனை மறந்தாள்
தாய்மைக்கு கருமை பூசி பறந்தாள்
மேலோர் நகைக்கு ஆளான மேனகை

சகுந்த பறவைகள்
சூழ்ந்து அமர்ந்திருக்க
கூட்டினுள்ளே ஒரு குட்டி தலை -
அவளை விட்டு பெற்றோர் பெற்றனர் விடுதலை
காரணம் இந்திரன் என்னும் தறுதலை
அவளே சகுந்தலை

கணவனை துறக்கும்
கட்டம் கொண்டவள்
கண் பட்டாள்
ரிஷி மூலம் பிறந்தவளின்
ரிஷிமூலம் உணர்ந்த கன்வர்
பசி கொண்டு அழுத பிள்ளை
துயர் போக்க துணிந்தார்
தன் ஆசிரமம் விரைந்தார்

மானும் மயிலும்
மரமும் துறமும்
துணையாய் கொண்டு வளர்ந்தாள்
இணையாய் இன்னோர் அழகி
உண்டு இனி பிறந்தால்
என காண்போர் வியந்திட மலர்ந்தாள்

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dea(r)th of career

Intha mathiri oru mokka postuku entha mathiri sensationala title vaikarathunu yosichathin vilaivu is what you are seeing at the top.

Have been long planning to write on this topic and our lunch time conversation yesterday, reignited it or rather reminded, epdi venumnaalum vachukalam.

Lunchmate: " come from other end of the world right..your bus must surely be stopping at Karappakam?"

Me:"car pakkam bike pakkam ellathu pakkamum nikkum..what do you want?"

LM: "my cousin has joined a kambeni en route.since she would also be commuting in the same route as you, wanted to check if the bus will stop near her office"

Me: "kandipaaga nikkum..its not run by MTC rather TTDC. Chennai chutrula paaka aasapatta they can surely board this one. what is her tech? reminds of one Vikatan joke. What is the common question asked between two programmers and two pichakarans - Which platform...hehe"

LM: "romba pazhasu..she started as java developer and moved onto dot net and is in mainframes now"

Me: "huh??how many years exp she has?"

LM: "good question..three years"

Me: "three years and three major changes?? primary skill set ennanu poduvanga?"

LM: "you are in which era dude..ipolaam oray skill set thaan and its called adaptability..primary kintergartenlam kedayathu. benchla irukarathu all time high risku.. you can learn something and be billable is the tharaga manthiram."

Me: "athukunnu..oru logicay illama jumpa? one day day mainframe..adutha naal data warehousingna..what will happen to their career?"

LM: "when it comes to having a job and choosing  career..latter depends on former. hence proved"

Me: "more like joker of all trades and bachelor of none?"

LM: "who cares..project demands resources. requirements decides career. if you are lucky to get into a long term project..then yeah, your concept of career will work. Ippolam no projects run for more than few months. apdi irukarachay how can you be stubborn and stick to a single tech. people need to be flexible and adaptive to changes of time..see end of the day the bottomline is we are all in our job to earn and so is the company that gives us the job. whether I get paid for being an ERP guy or web services guy..end of the month payslipla enna varuthu matters. Ashtey"

As much as I wanted to argue against it, the logic was irrefutable.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cost of freedom

Was reading  thalai's latest blog post on Scottish National party's whitewash of a triumph in UK elections and its potential fallout. To me it would've felt like just another stats, but thalai being thalai, pulled off a totally new view point (to me at least) on the fallout of the election. How the victory of over 95% majority can spell death knell to the concept of an "United" kingdom and can cause David Cameron to cry "Great Scott!!" for all different reasons. What if the Scotts declare freedom from English crown? Will they be able to thrive as an independent country or rush back to IMF or WB with a begging bowl to bail them out? Considering the examples of countries that have been split, like Bosnia, Serbia and the other lots prior to them, they don't have a glorious precedence to follow either. At times I wonder how can an entire country go bankrupt, just like that!!! When people stop paying taxes, when government doesn't get money to pay its employees, when it doesn't get funds to run its industries, when it doesn't have funds to pay its pensioners, with all the freebies that they promise as part of their populist schemes feeding in corruption, with banks growing greedy over hyper interest loans to potential willful defaulters fully aware of their payback capacity..the list is endless. But the count of actors in each of these scenarios are a mere handful. It all boils down to wrong policy decisions made by people in power for their own selfish needs, is my guess.

I have no idea what would be the economic challenges that an would be separatist Scottish government would face. Taking the recent Telengana carving as a case in study, this arm chair - sports page and page 3 reader, can see no great a future for the would be new government, if at all it materializes. Whenever there is a cry for separatism, the protesting leaders always paint a rosy picture of how "us" will win over "them", if at all "we" had more power. Nothing whips up mob hysteria more than the utopian dream of "ellorum innattu mannar". But the "ellarum" turns out, more often than not, to be some close relatives of the powers to be personalities!! Telenganists, if at all there is a term for them, claimed the same and rode to power on people's fury. The cost of creating the state didn't just run into crores of administration rupees, but claimed several scores of innocent, misguided lives as well. The throne to power was built on the burnt aspirations of many a family. Emotional mind seldom agrees to the philosophy that even if you lock yourself in a coffin, no man can ever be an island, never ever and never at all. We need to co-exist to exist. The day is not far when every single political chieftain with a following is going to pursue similar ambitions. The seeds are already being sown in elsewhere as well with calls for smart cities for the chased away pundits. And probably they could even claim for a weeping wall ala Jerusalem. I could be sounding pretty harsh and petty here, but me never a big fan of separatism.

I always consider India as the Trantor to Harry Seldon's Foundation. The day will soon come when the entire world will realize the Indian model is the guide to future settlements. Provided, we survive as a country. We've inherited every single confusion and chaos that prevails world over and yet we hang on as a country!! Every single state barring one or two are staring at an economic Armageddon of a scenario ala the Greek and Cypriot, yet the overall rating is done based on the central governments policies!! I am not an economics buff, but yet this stumps me. When 20 out of 27 states are bankrupt, how can the national rating be stable??!! Does the remaining 7 states, power the rest of 20?? Also, with every passing government throwing one freebie after another to its states citizens, carving boundaries listed by religion, caste, sub caste, super sub caste, reserving every single job opportunity under the name of some or other politico social measure, it would be nothing short of a miracle for the world to pursue and follow, if India exists as a confederation in 2 decades time.

Greek was once known for its bearded philosophers who spoke in quotes (sic). Nowadays the Greek male is known more for his Adonisian brawn than Aristotlean brain. Indians are depicted as the rope trick wizards and snake charmers even in comics and cartoons. Hope the great Indian rope trick rescues us from possible and potential economic hell hole.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Do it :D

metu podu
hel-metu podu
un thaaikodutha thalaikku
inge thattupaadu

traffic ku illai kattupaadu
pala kirukku irukkuthu
sarukkal irukuthu
helmet poadu

ethanai thalaigal kondom
irupatho oruthalai
athanai izhakka
atharkoru choodam kaati
chuthi poadu

metu podu
hel-metu podu
un thaaikodutha thalaikku
inge thattupaadu

un makkal paatu
aagum soga pattu
endrum poraatam
meelaa thuyaram paaru

aagi pogum
avanga paadu
atharku vidivay illai
helmet podu

metu podu
hel-metu podu
un thaaikodutha thalaikku
inge thattupaadu

Endrum kanneer vendaam
Konjam gavanam kondaal
helmet uyir kaakkum
paathugaappaai sendraal

Mannil konda
kadamai niraiya irukka
Vinnirukku sella
sirithu porumai kaakka

metu podu
hel-metu podu
un thaaikodutha thalaikku
inge thattupaadu

Hehee...Duet padathula vara "mettu podu" song ulta adichi helmet poda solli oru campaign vacha epdirukkumnu thinkinathin vilaivu.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The world of worshippers

To me, atheists are a confused crowd.
As individuals they sound pretty bright with their intellectual thought processes and their immense self confidence cum brave nature. But as a crowd, they always turn out to be a muddled lot. Look no further than any leading political party in TN. Pick any of their cadre and ask few basic questions about their party ideology. Atheism will be predominant amongst them as its always tied to caste based politics. The cadre would be proud to perform all those done by theists to their gods for their leaders, yet hypocritically will refuse the presence of god. Whenever anyone pushes a blame on their leaders, they wouldn't just defend their action but would also pose an alternate question shifting the blame elsewhere. The same is happening with Uthama Villain/Linga movies as well.

Everyone knows both the movies are banal at best. Each belong to totally different genres if at all one can classify them into any and performance wise they are like chalk and cheese. The leading stars in both movies are quite a study in contrast themselves. One a theist other an atheist. Former accepts his limitations and is pretty humble about the way he choses his commercial masala potboilers, while the latter is the antonym of humility and has narcissism as his life blood. Similarities being, both the leading stars have matching fan clout and are yet to retire superstars, who despite well past their sell by date, are living in denial.

Try to say anything bad about any of their movies to the respective fan club members at your own risk. Unlike any other movie stars who, despite their best effort, are torn to pieces in case of a bad movie or two, these two, for the past three decades, have held such a strong clout over their fan club that, their followers simply refuse to believe that their heroes can ever be wrong!! Yet their movies flop is a totally different story. Whenever anyone comments on a Kamal movie, immediately his fans are up in arms listing all his achievements, his passion for cinema and triple blah. Ditto for Rajani fans. What is actually meant by the reviewer is about that particular case in study which would be the movie being shown at present. If one is willing to spend his hard earned money to be entertained, he should very well demand the best of fare. Just because someone has done some great work in the past, it only sets the expectations high for their art and if it fails to live up to the mark, people should rather accept the fact and move on rather than living in the past. Guess that is something of an impossibility in the movie crazy world of TN and that's the bloody reason why we end up looking at tinsel town for our next leaders rather than elsewhere.

Gils verdict : my blog :) in trying to be as civil as possible with my comments, hope i'vent trodden on any beliefs. Even so, its just another view point and as like any ardent movie fan, I would await the next blockbuster - irrespective of whoever the star is.

Friday, May 08, 2015

To read or not to read

This would've been the title bandied by our jingoistic media on the latest 'thought provoking' statement by SGP premier. He wants his saga citizens (considering the size of SGP, dare i say city-zen?? ) to stop sending their kids to universities lest there be dearth of people to work on shop floors and port yards and hotels and where not, that boosts that country's economy. Sometime back, I had a similar thought here on who will man those very jobs listed by SGP premier while everyone wants to be an engineer or a doctor. Probably the premier has put a different twist to that question. When you know there are only so much available for a doctor or an engineer why bother to study for them?? or even better, when there is a job on hand that can be started right away, why dwell in years of study for something that is lottery??
The news comes in at a time when our people are celebrating or mourning, depending on whichever side of the 1200 mark of plus two score. The yearly mania for mark comes to a conclusion and it will have a survival window of, the time the marks were seen till the time the kid joins college, whichever be the stream. And for the duration of the degree, the "mark" caused by the mark would be forgotten only to be rekindled during job hunt days. With the stats that, hardly a handful make it to the job stream which they studied in degree, the theory posed by the SGP lead sounds savvy. Why waste the money on something which you are not going to do? You can save it and start earning by doing something else which doesn't expect you to hold any educational title to perform that task!! Vocational courses have long been a pipe dream in India which are considered more for hobby than for livelihood.

With countries like Germany and possibly SGP leading the way in moving people from schools to workplaces under whatever name of the law or policy they want it to be called, it raises the stark contrary view point - elitism. Does this theory mean, only those who can afford to study, without the need of a job depending on their course of study alone shall pursue higher education? In a country like India, where sending someone to school could more often mean keeping them off the street, will such theory work? As it is, you've to be a millionaire or have a super score in boards to crack into Medical or top engineering colleges. Will such policies make niche studies for common men even rarer? Will such a policy make common man markedly common?

The holier than thou folks claim education as tool to improve the quality of life, rather than a job seeking path. Probably they've fatter bank balance to stake such claims. When survival of fittest concept raises its head, wonder will such policies or people survive!! Will Dar"win" dare lose?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Review timela - Uthama villain

Movie watching world would be split across the lines of those who don't like Uthama Villain, the latest movie by Kamal and those who appreciate the efforts of Kamal to keep experimenting and keeping alive the age old traditions and forgotten cultures and icons. But the verdict on the movie would be near unanimous that its a Mokkai.

Mokkai is a relatively new word to tamizhagarathi, in the sense that it doesn't just mean "blunt" as per its original meaning. It could refer to anything boring, dull, unsophisticated, tease, insult, confusing or down right stupid. Its impossible to find an equivalent single word in any language which could convey such a myriad of meanings and emotions. Uthama villain movie, earns that tagline mokkai for it matches every single meaning that could be contrived out of that otherwise harmless word.
(Shabbbaa..ithuku thaan kamal padam paakapdaathungarathu...oru vaarathai pathi sollavay oru para aaguthu!!!)

The storyline is a pretty novel one and considering that it has very strong resemblance to his own real life and him helming the story and screenplay, it requires guts and a really colorful life to make justice to it. With all news of his affairs out in public domain, ever since he started donning makeup, it must feel like a nothing new kind of a story for those who've been following Kamal's career and personal, which is often one and the same. The movie opens with a box office star, who is son in law of the producer who gave him his big break, having illicit affair with his personal doctor. He is informed of his illegitimate child by the husband of his ex lover in a success party of his latest movie, where in his son begins his own budding affair with his girlfriend. Sounds like a day's episode of a mega serial? Hold on.

Suddenly our hero develops brain tumor and is informed that he is on his last leg. He suddenly has a change of heart and decides to do a movie that will make him immortal on his fan's minds and approaches his mentor to direct the masterpiece of a film - a supposed to be comedy that will leave people crying with laughter. And as expected, by the end of the movie, our hero breathes his last and unites his family, pacifies with his wife, daughter from ex-lover, makes up with his son and even has a passing gujal time with his doctor as well. One couldn't help but feel infuriated at the level of Kamal worship throughout the movie. KB is reduced to nothing but a Kamal fan who has to shout "Pinnita" "Kalakitta" once in 2 dialogues. His voice was uncannily similar to Nagesh!!! K.Viswanath who gave Salangai Oli movie to Kamal is made to do namaskaram to Kamal. Ithellam vida kodumaiyaana hero worship scenelam micha actor moviesla pathirukalam. But this being written by Kamal, it was quite a shocker to see such scenes. He is a confirmed atheist. But the way he kills Narasimma avatharam and resuces the arakkan with "Hari Sori" chant in the background and the lyrics playing "kodungolan maandaan" was not even in the same pin code of being funny. It might have been appreciated as a clever twist with literary license by any other person but for Kamal, whose intentions behind the scene are anybody's guess. Andrea lip lock...hmmmm...onnum solrathukillai.

Plus points of the movie would be the scene where he plays catch with his son while revealing his illness. The scene is simply poetic with fans disturbing that melancholy mood adding to the sensitivity. The other scene where he cleans his makeup while his daughter reads a letter written by him and his shadow falling on the word "Villan" when his manager reads a letter, has the typical KB stamp. The one scene where Visawanath swishes his stick at Bhaskar and asks him to make way, MAJESTIC. Music as I had mentioned in my previous post was one of the very reasons why I wanted to watch this movie. But sadly in many scenes there were no BGM at all. Ilayarajava irunthiruntha violin azhuthirukkum. Antha mathiri score panna koodia scenesla kooda semma silence. Ghibran thoongitaaro. Paavam padam avlo slowna avar enna pannuvaru. Uchakatta kodumai was a twenty minute power shutdown break, which was surprisingly the fun part of the entire 3 hours with comments flying thick and fast between the audience.

Gils verdict - Its not an entertaining movie, nor a tear jerker, nor a comic one and not a thriller either. You cant watch in tv also. Ad break thaandi padam paaka vaikara alavu interesting plot kedayathu. Doesn't have a good ending also. Better give it a skip.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Review time la - Rajathanthiram

They did everything possible to promote the movie in the normal manner. There was a mandatory guest episode in "Koffee with DD" with the lead pair and Gautam Menon thrown in, then there was a special programme in Kalignar TV with the cast and a side show in Sun Music. But despite all these promos, wonder how many would've even heard of this movie, which is probably the best con movie of the year, with 8 months to run. Social media has been relatively silent about this movie but whoever posted a status, couldn't quite stop gushing about the story.

When you think of a Con job like, robbing a jewelry store, what should be on your checklist? If you think of secrecy being the first in the list, this movie breaks that and makes a mockery of it. The owner of the store is given the plan by the very person who is going to rob the bank with assurance that he will keep him posted on the progress. His best friend informs the police about the robbery and gives them constant LIVE updates. There is another rowdy gang that is hell bent on taking revenge on our robber trio who also end up at the same venue alongside the police and some more gangsters hired by the store owner to catch the robbers red handed. How they escape post heist and even get ransom for the heist goods marks the climax of the movie. Right from opening scene when they cheat a person into buying a bike only to steal it later, the movie hops skips and jumps from one con to another. In between there is a customary romantic portion which drags the flow a bit. The third robber in the gang is a hoot with his comic timings. Had it had some known faces to carry the story and some decent music, it would've been a blockbuster on the range of Soodhu Kavvum. The hero still suffers from after shocks of having his first movie credited to "Nadunisi Naaigal". Guess to repent that sin, he may take another few more years. Heroine has a relatively small role, compared to even commercial masala fares. Songs irunthuchannay nyabagam illatha alavuku irunthuthu music!!

Gils verdict - For those who relish con capers, its a must watch of a movie.