Thursday, October 18, 2007

Johnny Gaddaar

I watched Johnny Gaddar last week and man what a movie. It was sensibly directed and no unnecessary item numbers or romantic songs. I had a lot of options in mind about who killed Johnny G in the end but it turned out to be the apt choice.

I was thinking what if it would have been Rimii Sen who was waiting for Johnny and killed him and took the money from garage and ran away? It can be a possiblity if the screenplay was tweaked a little but still this original climax was good in the sense that the slain man's wife has avenged her husband's death.

Also kudos to the director to show that the killer is a novice and is scared. He is not potrayed as a macho killing machine. We also see that he gets confident only after he starts committing more murders.

Gripping screenplay. Dharamji rocks.

Will give it 4.5/5 stars.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tanjore Travelogue

I had been to Tanjore last week and happened to snap a few pictures with my nokia E50. I know the camera is not great but the architecture is. It was a very nice place. And oops if I have forgotten to mention the name of the place it is Brihadeeshwar temple(Periya kovil) in Tanjore where you have huge Shiva lingam. It was awesome. The architecture was simply amazing.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Andrum Indrum - II

Andru unavu araiyil aval ennai parthu ketal 'Neengal Engirindhu varenga' endru,

Nan vilayatuku veetil irunthu endru sonnen,


Andru enaku theriya villai, avalum en veetil irunthu than varuval endru.

Andrum Indrum

Andru kalvi araiyil moondravuthu naal avalai kettargal, nee enna vaga iruka aasa padigirai?

Aval Sonnal, Nan India vaga iruka aasai padugiren endru.

Nan ninaithen,

Nee India vaga iruka aasai patal nan Delhi aaga iruka koodatha?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Embarrasment is the Word

Have you ever been embarrased that you want to dig a hole right there and jump into it. I have had a few moments which I would I like to right about.

Once I was travelling by a day train from Tiruchi to Chennai. Since I was travelling by 2nd class sitting, I had to adjust between two medium sized people. Opposite were a old couple who had a look on their face as if I was a biscuit bandit or something. Also they were talking among themselves about how today's teenagers are spoilt brats. I was moving nervously in my seat because I don't like people judging me before even talking a word to me. Suddenly I felt thirsty and I picked up my bottle and drank a gulp of water when suddenly somebody in a far off country thought about me and I had a hiccup. I was unable to control it and spat the water out which nearly landed near the old couple. Thank goodness there was no CRPF(Railway Police) around and we had almost reached chennai. I apologized profusely to them and got down and simply ran away without looking back.

The other incident happened when I was in my seventh standard. I was visiting the airport for the first time. My aunt had taken me with her to receive her daughter who was coming from London. I had bought a slip on shoe the previous day and I was flaunting it in the airport. Suddenly I had the urge to skate on the tile floor. So I ran fast and tried to skate and ended up landing with a thump on the ground. An American was watching my antics with amusement helped to my feet and offered a few words of friendly advice.Whew! So much for 'Who Dares Wins' and 'Ripley's Believe it or Not'.

I get embarrased even today when I think about them. If you have faced any such moments and don't mind getting more embarrased then please let me know in the comments section.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Kamal's Jinx

Disclaimer: First of all to all Kamal Haasan fans, please don't take offense to my below post. Its just a post which arised out of acute boredom. I am also a big time fan of Kamal and watch his movies FDFS.

Have you people noticed something about Kamal's heroine's(female leads) in his movies. There was thought I was having that they somehow do not get enough project once they complete a movie with Kamal. Again, I may be wrong. But to highlight a few:

>Vasundhara Das- After Hey Ram she got more offers for her singing and acted perhaps one movie with Ajith(I don't know whether it was before Hey Ram or after). Though her singing took off,her acting crashlanded.

>Vasool Raja- Sneha's carrer after Vasool Raja has been limited to Saravans Stores and that odd Shaam movie.

>Vetaiyadu Velaiyadu- Jyothika's marriage was announced at the time this movie was about to be released and she got married after SOK released.

>Virumaandi - Abirami's last swansong I guess. No where to be seen. Hoping to see here soon in the small screen.

>Anbe Sivam- Kiran who?

But the first four points had one letter in common. That is 'V'. I think it is jinxed for Kamal's heroines. So please get a few hints from small screen serial makers and adopt a new letter.

Share Auto Predicament

Getting a share auto from the place where I work at 6:00 pm is as rare and impossible as Kamal and Rajini working together. Even if I manage to get one, I end up getting the most dingy seats in it. This happened last week when I was returning home.

As usual there was big fight for seats and people were booking their seats using whatever they could lay their hands on. Some people used kerchiefs,some used their wet umbrellas. I somehow managed to edge two people while they were involved in a fight as to who will get the lone seat by sneaking between them. Then followed a real predicament. I was sitting in a seat which was surrounded by women(read as Sisters in my girlfriend's perspective). Now I had to adjust myself in such a manner that, I had to ensure that no part of my body touched the women. My legs where bent in a 56 degree angle and both my hands were formed in a 'X' position. Now to compound to this issue it was raining outside.

This is when nature began to play its part and I had this urge to sneeze. If I sneezed then my body will surely move and will end up touching one of the women. Now to consider the immediate repercussions of such a blasphemy:

1. End up getting a glare from them 'As how dare you violate my chastity by committing such an act?'

2. Stop the share auto at the next Women's Police Station and file a case against me.

3. Can't even think of any more terrifying thoughts than this.

So, I resolved this sneeze can be done as soon I reach home and with great difficulty suppressed it. But, it does not end there. I had read some stupid forward that suppressing a sneeze can rupture your veins. But, couldn't really take it seriously because thinking that I have a lot of veins in my body so loosing one is not a big deal than go through the embarrasment of going to the police station.

P.S: I didn't sneeze when I went home.

P.P.S: Please find an illustration of where I was seated in the share auto. Also forgive my painting skills.

Monday, July 09, 2007


Memento Facts:
(Spoilers Ahead)

Fact No.1: He is using Sammy's identity to mask his own shortcoming.

Fact No.2: He unknowingly killed his own wife by giving her an insulin overdose.

Fact No.3: He killed Teddy because he had cheated him into killing Jimmy for his drug dealing.

Fact No.4: Teddy always wants to drive Lenny's car because it has 2 million dollars stashed
away in the rear of the car.

Fact No.5: Natalie shows Lenny the picture of herself with Jimmy and tells Leo that Jimmy was
killed by Teddy.

Overall a fantastic movie to watch. Ghajini was nowhere close to this. Sheer class and perfection. Amazing scripting. True treat for viewers.

Guy Pearce brings about a charm to the character.

The DVD opens with a question and answer format and then lets you watch the movie.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Why does God do this? Is this a question that you have asked yourself many times? What have you done about it? Do you see people dying around you? Do you see people who kill themselves for a minute of pleasure using a drug called tobacco? What have you done to stop it? All that we can do is close our nose and walk away? Do we really care what happens to that person after that? Do we care about his family?

Do we care if a vehicle emits poisonous fumes at its free will? Do we care to do something for our future generations? We can criticize a lot of people but can we do something about it? Can we open our eyes in the morning to a tranquil atmosphere where there is harmony and peace?

Right now I want peace and good health and I am willing to give up anything for it. Join my hands please. If there is anybody who is reading this, please join hands with me. Time is less and lets change this world a better place to live in.

A truly better place. Lets give back to our children good health and a nice planet bereft of any kind of illness and violence.


Monday, April 30, 2007

What's in a name

I was pondering what would happen if great writers like P.G. Woodehouse and Oscar Wilder were born in my state. What would their names be? I thought a few and am just posting about that. If there are any readers of my blog, then they could also give a few through comments.

1. P. G. Woodehouse ------------> P. G. Wodeyar.
2. Oscar Wilde ------------------> Bhaskar Wilde.
3. Sidney Sheldon ---------------> Senji Seldon.
4. Arthur Hailey ----------------> Rowther Hailey

Readers might add a few too.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Long Letters

Its been three years since I finished my college. I wouldn't say I was popular in college but I was just another average guy. I had a few friends who have now flown to America to follow their academic pursuits and for work as well. Its been a long time since I have been in touch with them. When you start working in a corporate then you slowly start forgetting them.

So when one of your best friend goes to the US and writes you a long mail by telling his/her experience of even going to the nearest phone booth or the pizza shop, you feel great that there is someone to write you such long mails.

The last time I received a long mail was an appreciation from my onsite team by by giving me more work. No am not cribbing about my work. Rather I am happy that there are my friends who write such long letters and tell me that they are there.

It is indeed a wonderful feeling. If you have had such an experience then narrate it in my comments section. (But that too hardly happens, because the only visitor to my blog is yours truly).

Kaun Banega Crorepati

Its been just two episodes since the new look KBC with a new host has started and there have been a lot of bashing about it. I don't seem to understand the people who criticize it. Well they have all the rights to express their opinion but the comparison being made is ridiculous. Had KBC started off with SRK as its first host and then later had he been replaced with Amitabh, am damn sure the same people would have still cribbed about how Amitabh is hosting it now. The bottomline is that people want to crib. Though giving away a costly Tag watch would seem like a publicity stunt but atleast SRK had the guts to do it. Am not comparing Superstar AB and King Khan but what I want to emphasize is that do not compare them too early. Give SRK a few more episodes to gain some confidence and then go to back to do what you do the best. CRIB. Perhaps SRK is the only film actor who is loved to be hated.

But folks the bottomline again is that the name of the show may be Kaun Banega Crorepati but the reality maybe "Khan" Banega Crorepati.