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October 22, 2009

One day on Chennai roads- Part 1(Toastmaster topic)

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , , , , — magesh007 @ 3:38 am

In our office we’ve a bi-monthly Toast master session.This is just a transcript of my speech.
(I read a quote somewhere “After a speech you will always have two versions of it ‘What you said and what you intended ‘  ” )
So this transcript is more of ” what I intended ” ..

“The topic I’ve selected for today’s toast master sesion is ‘ One day on Chennai roads’.It’s really funny to say that ‘ On Chennai roads’ because in Chennai almost every road you take, is dug out, so most of the times you will be travelling IN Chennai roads.
In Chennai the PWD works very fast, because they give contract for digging the roads even before they are laid, so the workers wait patienly till the road is laid, once it is done then they happily go there and dig the roads.
All roads are like burrialgrounds except that, these are duggged out  for your death and not after your death.

Those who are getting contract to lay the roads may be relatives of Band-aid company owners I think, because almost all roads are having patch works only.

We know that the goverment in Center and State is lover friendly, you can see that clearly from the couples  who are travelling on bike on Chennai roads , they enjoy every bumps on the road,just imagine how much it hurts a bachelor like me .
If the goverment want to  keep the lovers happy why not they lay a part of the road for lovers with a speed break at every 50 metres atleast guys like me will travel fast.Don’t think that I’m jealous, I’m telling this because majority of the people here are bachelors so I’m just reflecting them.

Some times my friends will ask me, ‘Have you ever seen a ghost with legs?’, my answer to them is ‘I don’t know whether ghosts have legs or not, but I know they have three tyres and we call them as Autos in Chennai’.
If Autos are ghosts then Auto drivers are ghostriders.Autos break all the rules of physics and traffic, they care for no one.When traffic police catch people for drunk and drive I wonder why don’t they book Auto drivers for drunk and drive because I dont see any Auto driver who drives in one lane, they always drive  the vehicle  in zig-zag motion , like pepsodent tooth brush.
Like White petrol for Aeroplane ,I think these Autos have Wine petrol thats why they are always tripsy.Sorry for comparing auto drivers and people who drink and drive, because they drive much better than Auto drivers.
I can compare Indian gals to Autos, they are the masters in tricking you.They will show all kinda signals and keep you guessing always , you should not believe those signals because if u believe them  I’m sure you will end up in an accident .If unfortunately  you are attracted and are going behind them instead of overtaking them, atleast dont let them aware of it, once they know that you are behind them , thats it,they will play all tricks to keep you behind them forever ………….. “

This is first part of the session,if I get some positive response (even if I dont get also :)  ) I’ll post the remaining parts :)

One day on Chennai roads- Part 2

One day on Chennai roads- Part 3

October 21, 2009

2 States:New Chetan Bhagat book Review (Small :) )

This is the opinion given by my friend on the book “ 2 States (The story of my marriage) “

I found this to be too gud compared to 3 mistakes and 1nite at call center.luvd it as much as 5pt someone…

V can relate ourselves to many instances in the story and especially for those who r in luv, can adapt some ideas from this book to convince the parents for marriage.

It gives a perfect opportunity to indulge ourself in South India VS NorthIndia culture,music and soo much.The love story of krish(a punjabi guy) and Ananya(a tamilian gal),all the hurdles they came across to win over each other’s famliy cos they din want to elope.In India, marriages are not only to get a good life partner,its more like becoming a member of Spouse’s family.In fact,Krish gets 4 gold rings made to propose girl’s entire family!!what more to say…Must read for everyone to know what lovers go through to make everyone accept their love .

I’ll get that book by this week , I will post my review next week

October 19, 2009

Kamal Haasan, NDTV Interview

Filed under: Kamal, movie — Tags: , , , , , — magesh007 @ 6:03 pm

Sonia Singh: I am joined by one of India’s biggest stars Kamal Haasan, marking his 50 years in the industry. Kamal Hassan, Thank you very much for joining us on Your Call. It’s a pleasure to have you with us on the show.
Kamal Haasan: My pleasure
Sonia Singh: 50 years in the film industry when you are 55. I just want to take you to your first movie. (Clip plays from his movie Kalathur Kannamma). Your dialogue delivery packed quite a punch even at that time. Do you remember that at all? How old were you?

Kamal Haasan: I was 3 or 4 when I went into the studio. And the film took a lot of time and there was a change of director as well. So I got to do scenes twice. I think I was in a theme part and this was the boring part. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and don’t remember the worst part at all.
Sonia Singh: So it was all fun. There was quite a hiatus but after that initial film, at 3-and-a-half or 4, your career took off a little later at 18 and not as a hero.
Kamal Haasan: Yes, but in the meanwhile I did 5 or 6 other films. So I was active till about 7, then there was a retirement. Early retirement I should say.
Sonia Singh: Right. And we have got a call, our first caller from Delhi. He is Raj Singh from Delhi. Mr. Singh, you can ask your question to Mr. Hassan.
Phone caller: Raj Singh: “Sir, my question to you is what inspired you to be a movie director and an actor? Did it come to you naturally, was it really meant to be or do you think it was something that inspired you? And my other question to you is that do you really wish to join politics in future?

Kamal Haasan: Oh yes, like every other Indian I am a politician but I am not that good an actor. That is an old line but that is the only true line. About why I became an actor, I really don’t know. I didn’t plan anything. I sort of just went to the floor. What I enjoyed most was entertaining people, being entertained and probably giving back what I received. When I act, I am giving back to Shivaji Ganesan what I received from him. He may not be around, but it’s sort of a continuous circle but not vicious.
Sonia Singh: But in Tamil Nadu, especially, it seems like a natural transition that a super star like yourself will take the next step that is politics. Why hasn’t it happened with you? You must have something that you are looking ahead to.

Kamal Haasan: Well, you can say that there are two ways to explain it. One is that I am not qualified. The second explanation would be probably I am more sensible.
Sonia Singh: Well, we have got another caller from Chennai. Let’s just go across and have a look.
Video caller- Kanimozhi Karunanidhi: In the sixties, we had political ideologies propagated through films. Do you think that kind of a situation will come again?

Sonia Singh: You said you are not qualified, but there we have a lady, daughter of M Karunanidhi, a Rajya Sabha MP, asking about the link between Tamil cinema and politics which has been integral.

Kamal Haasan: Yes, she is right. And that is why I said that I am political but I am not a politician. I have very strong views. I have a rational approach to life and it is reflected in my films. My politics is probably more subcutis. It is not propagandist. She was right. It’s happening more and more in Tamil cinema. My next film in Tamil has a lot of what she is talking about. But it is not propagandist. It doesn’t take sides.
Sonia Singh: So your films are political but you are not a politician. Let me just go across to somebody who also wants to ask a question, someone who is a political commentator. A well-known film critic Cho Ramaswamy joins us from Chennai.

Sonia Singh: Mr. Cho Ramaswamy, Kamal wants to hear your question.

Cho Ramaswamy: First congratulations on these 50 wonderful years that you have contributed to Tamil cinema. It’s a great thing. I don’t think any other actor has played the different kinds of roles which you have. The amazing versatility which simply cannot be matched. Coming to the specific question, you are now saying that you are not qualified to become a politician. Is there any qualification for you to become a politician? That is perhaps one thing in India which doesn’t require any qualification. Is it because you have too many qualifications that you are not entering politics?

Kamal Haasan: (With a Big Smile)OK, just the moment that I said I am political, there I have Mr. Cho Ramaswamy. I smiled because I am a great fan of his and some of my politics and equipoise that people like me maintain comes from the kind of stand that he boldly took many times. I have seen him since my childhood. I am a fan and he likes people getting into trouble as you saw (laughing).
Sonia Singh: So you don’t want to answer the question?
Kamal Haasan: Absolutely, I am already becoming political.
Cho Ramaswamy: Kamal, the way you are answering my question shows that you are completely qualified to become a politician because you have not given me any answer and have talked for five minutes.

Kamal Haasan: (All Smiles…) Let me borrow some boldness from Mr. Cho and say yes, probably I am qualified and that is why I am not qualified. You already gave the answer. Thanks for leaking the question paper.
Kamal Haasan: Thank you, thank you, sir.
Sonia Singh: You are asked so many times by your fans about joining politics. Other film stars like Rajnikanth have been asked because of the vacuum that is seen in the current politics, Tamil Nadu politics as well. Do you see that?

Kamal Haasan: Yes, but I used to be very angry about it and I gave an answer, seems not too inappropriate. I said there was a time when all Indians, most Indians got into politics, unless they were in civil service or working for the British. The rest of them got into politics. There might be a time when everybody will have to get into it, that would be the time when I would also publicly come  out and actively be in it. But that time we’ll all have guns. I hope it doesn’t happen. I hope you don’t need me in politics. Because when I do come, it will be because we are very very angry.
Sonia Singh: So, the politicians should do  their job to avoid Kamal Haasan in politics. But I mentioned Rajnikanth. So that too, of course, from your profession, acting, and it has been a long long time since we saw you and Rajni in a movie together. I just want to play a clip. (A clip of them together in a movie is played out)
Sonia Singh: Well, I can’t comment on who is the better dancer, but let us know about your relationship with Rajnikanth. It’s hard for two superstars to be friends but what is the relationship like between you two?

Kamal Haasan: It was not hard at all, I think. I don’t know whom to give credit to, but I think it was not hard at all. We still are friends but we are very clear about it. We have drawn our lines and that’s not a battleline at all. It’s a professional line and it was decided by both of us. We realised that one remuneration was split into two when we acted in films and we both were worthy of a full payment. It was actually a labour struggle. So we decided to go our ways. And that was the only reason, there was no ego problem at all. We have a healthy respect for each other and our tracks run different, different fields actually. We don’t even think of each other as competitors but co-travellers with different destinations.

Kamal Haasan: I remember that we used to go around not painting the town red but actually went around Singapore and we had early morning calls and our boss was a very strict man and we would be sleepless. And I remember that we used to lean on each other and sleep while the director was not watching. So, that’s how we grew up. We were from the same institution, same mentor, yeah.
Sonia Singh: Well, we take a quick break now. Of course when we come back, we’ll discuss the movie which made Kamal Haasan a national name, and more of this, after a short break.
Sonia Singh: Welcome back and you are watching ‘Your Call’. The one show on television where you’re in the questioner’s seat. You can just log onto ndtv.com. You can call on this number on your screen. You can send your question via webcam and ask your question directly to the personality of the week and tonight, of course, is the Indian star Kamal Haasan. And let’s go onto our first question coming via webcam from Pune. Let’s go on to the question.

Web cam question from Gopan Krishnan, Pune: Hi Kamal. Without doubt, I reckon, you will always be in my opinion the most versatile and finest actor , about the greatest in Indian cinema. But do you reckon that your mass appeal country-wide would have been far greater and impactful if you had been more advertised and had better and stronger command of the Hindi language?


Sonia Singh: The Hindi language… I just want to look up some clips from that Hindi movie, Ek Duje Ke Liye, because in so many ways you have become known to the Hindi film audience through that.
Sonia Singh: This has been talked about not just in regards to you. But there is a feeling that there is a bias in Mumbai that while South Indian heroines have done extremely well and reached Number 1 posts, somehow the same hasn’t happened with the South Indian heroes

Kamal Haasan: You can’t say that because they have not shut me off. The fact is that one has to live there and pursue. It’s not that I have had less failures, less obstacles in the industry where I have flourished now. The reason has been that I consistently have been trying. I have had my share of failures too, but you will have to keep trying. I stopped trying when there was a lot of underworld involvement in Bombay. I thought I was safer in Madras.
Sonia Singh: Did you feel underworld threats?
Kamal Haasan: Before. I am quick on the take when it comes to that, and I was quick on the draw so I withdrew.
Sonia Singh: Right!
Kamal Haasan: I have the choice. Like ‘Hey Ram’ was something I did on my terms. They allowed me to do it and then now I’ve a script ready. So if you are talking about longevity, they have been very kind to me. I have been there from when I was 26-years-old.
Sonia Singh: Great! Well, someone, of course, has made a choice in Bollywood. Your daughter Shruti . And well, she has got a surprise question for you. She is online with us right now from Pondicherry. Shruti, thank you so much for joining us and go ahead with your question to your dad.
Shruti: Hi Bapu! how are you doing?
Kamal Haasan: Hi!
Shruti: And because I am your daughter, I can be annoying. I am going to ask you how do you say “Thank God, I am a rationalist.”
Kamal Haasan: Ya, that’s to please you baby, because I’ve to accept your god as well. (smiles)
Sonia Singh: You haven’t made your children rationalists?
Kamal Haasan: No, I haven’t tried. I wish I had but doesn’t matter, now it’s too late.
Shruti: We all have our own God, that was my question for you, because I heard you say that, “Thank God, I am a rationalist”.

Kamal Haasan: Well, that’s not my line. That’s from another great filmmaker who said that. He said, “Thank god! I am an athiest.” He is a friend and mentor, Mr. John Clotharia.
Sonia Singh: Shruti, Hi this is Sonia from Delhi studio. I just wanted to ask what is it like making a movie with the huge legacy you bear and what did you find most awkward when your Dad was watching your movie? Were you scared that he is going to be your worst critique or biggest fan?
Shruti: No, no. I don’t think it’s about those, really those clichés with us. I know my father loves me and I know that if I am going to slip and fall, you know, sometimes he will probably let me do that and sometimes his hand will be there before I get to the ground and that’s really what it is about. I feel that I have a lot to learn from his career and not as his daughter but as an artist. And he has always been there for me and I hope that continues because I have learnt a lot and that’s what I intend to do. It’s not about being the biggest fan or the biggest critique at all.
Sonia Singh: Right, I think that’s the nicest thing a daughter can say to her father.
Kamal Haasan: (to Shruti) Did you rehearse well? (all smiles)
Sonia Singh: She couldn’t have because I just asked her that question. No, but I think it’s wonderful. Because a daughter can say that to her father, it’s a great tribute to how you have brought her up.
Kamal Haasan: She has been great and it’s not like we are patting each other’s back. And she has come up with flying colours taking into consideration that she didn’t have a very normal childhood. But I tried my level best and she has got the level.
Sonia Singh: You have always lived life on your own terms and you have had a controversial view, not just on religion but marriage as well. Yet, you have been married twice.
Kamal Haasan: Yes, I always said, like she said, why you did you say, “Thank god! I am an atheist!” That’s because I love people and I do most things to please the people I love, including silly things like marriage. But that’s the only way they would have accepted a relationship. That’s a compromise. And the reason I am not in politics is because it’s an art of compromise. I can compromise, but not that much. But there are compromises. Yes, whenever I married, it was for a compromise and to get the person to be with me. It was a price I was willing to pay, but sometimes it’s a little too much and I can’t afford it.
Sonia Singh: You want to be true to yourself. The bit you said also about the fact that your children, Shruti at least, is a remarkably well-rounded and beautiful young woman. You mentioned about not a normal childhood. And one major thing, and it was scandalous at that time, was that both your children were born before you got married.
Kamal Haasan: That’s right and that’s what it is.
Sonia Singh: So, you decided to go ahead and get married?
Kamal Haasan: Yes! Because later on, even taking a hotel room was difficult. They wanted to know who the other person is. If you say ‘that’s the mother of my children’, that’s not good enough. So you had to say…
Sonia Singh: My wife?
Kamal Haasan: She is my Mrs. and I wanted to know what that ‘Mrs’ meant? It meant mistress. So, it’s sort of a funny circle. I have been asking questions like they keep fighting and saying that’s the oldest institution and how could you say it’s failing just because yours failed. I think it is failing and it is not the oldest institutions and it’s not the strongest holding institutions. The strongest holding institution is the family. You saw that between me and Shruti. That is family. That need not be clarified by something called marriage.
Sonia Singh: But how would you answer the accusation that perhaps it was unfair to the woman in your life, both to your ex-wife Vani and Sarika, who now, in fact, is not in touch with her children anymore?
Kamal Haasan: That’s their decision. I mean only one has children, the other doesn’t. So it’s her decision not to be in touch, probably, with the children. I have an equipoise position. Equipoise on that and they don’t want to be with her. I would facilitate that, but this is the way they want it to be and that’s how it’s going to be. I think they are persons now, they are not children. It’s wrong to address..
Sonia Singh: They are adults.
Kamal Haasan: It’s my point of view to call them children, but ask them from their point of view. They are adults, they can vote. Both of them. They can run the fate of the country, why not their own?
Sonia Singh: Religion. Now that again is something which, especially, in  these times we seem to be becoming more and more rigid about as we go ahead. Not the other way round. It’s controversial to have your views on religion. Why do you think it doesn’t work?
Kamal Haasan: For me it doesn’t work. If you had been at the time of Jesus Christ, you’d be called an atheist, a zealot. The way he spoke, he spoke against the religion, at least to the one he belonged to at that time. It took till 1967 for the Vatican to accept that Mr Christ was a Jew.
Sonia Singh: Yes, of course! And now we have new age zealot.
Kamal Haasan: We have the Gospel according to the Buddhist now and we have many contradictory things about mythology. We confuse our mythology with our history. That’s our problem. And we teach our children that. I have a strong view and I am very happy to be in India and not elsewhere where this won’t be allowed. Am grateful to the nation. If at all, I would like to bow before any powers, it would be my democratic government.
Sonia Singh: We have a web question for you all the way from Atlanta.
Video caller Harshad Methrath, Atlanta: Hi , you are a nationalist. I was just wondering when are you going to make a bold statement like you made in David Mugan or Virumandi, where you made people realise and feel very guilty about the violence they instilled in society. So, I was just wondering when are you going to make your next movie that is as bold as Virumandi. Thank you, that’s my question.
Sonia Singh: Boldness is something that is associated with Kamal Haasan. From Atlanta. Your fans are all over the world.
Kamal Haasan : I am glad he asked that from Atlanta, You have to be far remote to understand or to misunderstand the difficulty that one has. People accused me of my films being violent. I am only a reflector. I am not infusing violence into my society. In fact, on the contrary, society infuses all the violence into me, slowly but steadily. My films’ violence does not decorate or glorify. It makes you thrill and it serves the purpose only that way and I am not allowed to do it. It cramps my style a lot. And about various activists who now come into movies about animals… you go to Rajasthan. You will see camels carrying tons which only trucks can afford to carry. People don’t do anything about that and also everybody consumes chicken.
Sonia Singh: I have got a question from Chennai. Someone I think you know.
Video caller: Khushboo Actor: First and foremost, my heartiest and warmest congratulations to Padmashree Kamal Haasan on his 50 years in cinema. Sir, I am supposed to ask you one question, but knowing you, I can’t stop with one. So there are two questions which are aimed at you. First, what makes Kamal Haasan different from others? Secondly, my next question is, if you were a burglar, what would you like to steal and why?
Kamal Haasan: What I will steal is time, if I can. But that is one thing you can’t burgle. But what makes me different is my family, my parents. They are very different people and my friends and the people I have. They are all very different people. I pick the best of them and hopefully, try to eschew them the bad past. I think that is what makes me different.
Sonia Singh: Mr. Kamal Hassan, you have taken stance a through your life and through your films, not many know. We had Khushboo on asking you questions. We remember the controversy when the self-styled moral police took her on for her comments on the issue of pre-marital sex. You had the same controversy way back for a kiss you did on screen, when MJR said it’s against Tamil culture and you are offending it. Tell us about that controversy?
Kamal Haasan: Fortunately, he was not very vehement or angry about it. He knew me since childhood. He thought it’s a child erring. But I was an adult and it was an adult case. What I am trying to say is, all this moral policing confuses people like me who have heard of Vatsayana and seen Konark, all the sculptures. I think, we are a sexually aware nation much before the rest of the world. Probably China could be an exception. But then, I don’t know what happened. We picked up a lot of bad habits from people who came in and gave us newer cultures. And then we evolved into a confused new culture and we have more confused policing from it. Let me not go into a broader spectrum which is not actually my field. Let me talk about my film industry, look at the censors, and we have Adults-only certificate but we only give them adult-rated stuff.
Sonia Singh: But we have come a long way from the flower before a kiss?
Kamal Haasan: Yes. I mean, how do you think we manage a billion? I mean don’t tell me it’s a stork. I think we have grown up. Adults should see movies akin to what amuses them.  What I would like to remind late Mr. Goldie Anand’s statement for which he was removed from office. He said, “Let there be a Triple X cinema where people go to movies just for the stuff which is the excuse for businessmen, politicians and that’s why we put it in the film. Otherwise, we respect the culture. Let them go to a separate theatre and no, please do not confuse it with the red-light area; I’m not talking about that.” What Mr. Goldie Anand was trying to say, a filmmaker and a sensible one at that, was that the rest of the cinema will not be adult-rated with this kind of stuff. That’s what he was trying to say. He was trying to clean up the act, literally. And he was cleaned out from office.
Sonia Singh: Thank you very much, Sir, for joining us tonight . It was a pleasure to have you.

October 18, 2009

Aadhavan Review

Filed under: movie, Review — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — magesh007 @ 1:24 pm

Aadhavan is your typical KSRavikumar masala movie,the movie, not even a single minute pretend itself to be serious.aadhavan-stills-0011

*Spoiler**

Story is  very simple,a professional Assassin(Suriya) was assigned to murder a judge who was the head of the commission which deals with the killing of kids  ala Nithari Killings.Aadhavan misses the target once, and he takes himself a challenge that he will murder that judge.Then he enters into the BIGGGGGGGGGG family of Judge(Murali) as a cook and plans for the murder.Who is Suriya is the only twist(but anyhow everyone would’ve guessed it)

*** End of Spoiler*****

Luckily I got ticket on the first day , and seen the movie with heavy crowd, thanks to them I dint hear any dialog for first 15 minutes.Like I said the story has nothing new in it, I wonder why Ramesh Kanna was credited for the story.The movie is completely made with caricature characters like Saroja devi,Nayanthara,Alex,Manobala… and numerous other unknown faces .Huh the movie has nothing new to offer you.

B13 inspired first action scene, and a bigg bigg family with grandma and granddaughter’s cat fight,criminal police !!!!,strict judge, hero carrying bathroom slippers to attract the owner of the house… all cinematic Cliches throughout the movie in the name of commercial Cinema.

But,first half of the movie  stands on 2 pillars,one is Suriya, he is at his charming best ,and the main pillar is Vadivelu he is in stupendous form,every dialog he delivers is responded immediately by the audience.I always have a feeling that Vadivelu has the potential to be a lead in the movie instead he is wasted in tracks in all his movies,where as in this movie he was like a second hero in the first half, and shown his potential again.Nayanthara, Saroja devi,Sathyan,Anadbabu,Shayajishinde,Murali,fefsi vijayan,Reyaz khan.. all are there.. thats it nothing more to them.

In first half songs are your 5 minute breaks, second half songs are ok , but even then,Wont Suriya be bored of doing same kinda songs (suttum vizhi chudare look alike songs.. ) in all his movies, the same for Harris Jeyaraj.it more or less looks like a repetitive and gives you “Heard it and seen it  somewhere ” feeling.The situation in which the songs were placed are utterly silly.

Most importantly the 10 year old character performed by Suriya himself, it was good and its completely believable , nice Graphic, work though it gives some kinda weird feeling, the CG looks convincing for me,but again it really distracts you from getting into the feelings of a 10 year old while you were amused with the way it is made.

Camerawork and editing is slick,though action scenes are well made, I dont know why it is not equally standard as the original, may be the actor himself (David belle) completely performed his stunts in B13 , where as Suriya does some with rope and others are also flying with rope.huh..Either Suriya should learn  Le Parkour(stunt variety) all by himself and should perform it on screen from end to end without any slow motion, or he should better stick to our tamil cinema “Dishoom Dishoom” fights, cos all the hard work he puts in the stunt work is not being appreciated by the editor or cameraman or director to make it look like spine chilling..For the original chase scene from where this stunt was copied please follow the link(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GpOroM0g80)

Okay finally my opinion on this movie, its a complete masala  movie ,with lot of loopholes,not even better than Ayan(1000 times better than anyother Vijay commercial flicks :) )  ,If you are Suriya fan you will enjoy the whole movie or if you are a Vadivelu fan you will enjoy at least first half of the movie.

For my Peraanmai review follow the below link

http://magmoments.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/peraanmai-tamil-movie-review/

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For other reviews on Aadhavan

Rediff:

http://movies.rediff.com/review/2009/oct/17/aadhavan-is-clean-fun.htm

Indiaglitz:

http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/review/10891.html

Sify:

http://sify.com/movies/tamil/review.php?id=14915467&ctid=5&cid=2429


October 17, 2009

Daily SMS 17-oct 2009

Filed under: Feel-good, funny, SMS — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — magesh007 @ 6:41 am

Good Morning:

Life is not a problem to be solved

but a gift to be enjoyed.

Make everyday  your best day-Good Morning

_________

Truth of life:

When v r depressed we expect love from others

When v r happy v just forget to give our love

2 the depressed one..

_______

Funny Quote:

Every lady hopes dat her daughter wil marry

a better man than she did.

N she is convinced tat her son wil never  find a wife

as good as his father did…

October 16, 2009

Peraanmai Tamil movie Review

Filed under: movie, Review, Tamil — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — magesh007 @ 1:13 pm

Peranmai

We have to give a big hand to S.P.Jananathan for picking up a theme which we rarely see in Tamil movies. But did he really made this movie an interesting watch is the big

question.

*****Spoilers********

The story goes like this; India is planning to launch a rocket with Satellite used to develop agriculture in the country. The launch pad is on the mountains of a dense forest near to a NSS camp training where Jeyam Ravi is a forest ranger, who gives training to female NSS cadres. Ravi takes 5 girls into the forest as part of training and they finds out the planned attack on the rocket and with the help of the girls he plans to spoil the enemies’ mission.

************end of spoilers *********

The theme is off beat but the treatment of the theme is spoilt with the songs and ‘the not so pleasing’ girls hostel bathroom jokes at the beginning. For the first 35 minutes almost most of the dialogs where chopped out and filled with music alone. Jananathan wanted to show the lives of tribals and how reservation helped out people like them, and like his other movie “E” this movie is also filled with communism, Karl Marx and Dostoevsky in fact it look like a documentary at some point but I have to admit director’s guts to add these elements into a commercial movie.

Coming to the performance, Jeyam Ravi is the greatest strength to this movie, I’m not much of a fan of him , but in this movie he is the real scorer, each and every inch of the movie he lived like a ranger with a tribal origin(I still wonder how he knows the name and nuances of the modern day weapons at his finger-point) .

Among the 5 girls, girl acted as Kalpana had done her part well, but the twists in the whole movie happens when one of the 5 girls dont listen to Ravi’s words, and put Ravi in trouble the same thing was running through out the movie so it was really boring after some time and viewers started to roar after some point of time.

Music is good.

Cameraman and art director are splendid, especially cameraman was so excellent through out, and never seen a complete movie taken inside a dense forest and the visuals were too good.

Dialogs are also powerful (though most were chopped out :) )

After the dismal graphics in “E” , the graphics in the movie is some what convincing.

Jananthan failed to bring the necessary twists in script, and the girls except for the last 30 minutes they were asking some double meaning questions all over the movie, so we don’t really feel for them and among the five girls I don’t remember 3 faces completely, thanks to their characterization.

When taking a movie with 5 characters of same age, scriptwriter should take extra care to bring the difference in characterization, here he completely missed it out.

My opinion is the movie should’ve started from 30 minutes before the Intermission; at least it would’ve been a complete action movie.

See it on a Saturday evening with 0 expectations you may like it

Rediff review

http://movies.rediff.com/review/2009/oct/16/south-tamil-movie-review-peraanmai.htm

October 15, 2009

Special buses in IT corridor to Madurai via Trichy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , — magesh007 @ 9:04 am

I’ve got the following mail about Specal buses.

I think the bus is full for Thursday

 

CallBuses have arranged for special trips to Madurai(via Trichy) for Diwali. These special buses will pick you right from your office doorsteps.

The Pick-Up Points are:

Tidel Park
Lifeline Hospital
Thoraipakkam Satyam
Thoraipakkam CTS
Karapakkam TCS
Shols Wipro/Accenture
Shols Infosys
Navalur TCS
Siruseri IT Park
Mahindra City

 

Based on the demand, request for additional pick-up points, other than the ones mentioned above, will be entertained.

Please visit our website www.CallBuses.com or call up the following numbers to block your tickets – 9025481133 / 9994811223.

Why CallBuses’ special bus service?
1)    Ease of boarding

You need not carry your luggage from your office to the boarding point. Our special bus will pick you up right from your office doorstep.
2)    Money & Time Saving

Imagine driving through/into the city limits every time you have to travel outstation. CallBuses’ special bus will ply along the OMR without coming back to the city thus saving on your time and money you would otherwise spend on autos or taxis.
3)    Pay after you are satisfied

You can book your tickets on the click of a mouse or on phone. Your tickets will be delivered at your office/home as per your convenience. You need not pay unless and until you get the tickets in your hand.
4)    Quality food in bus

We also provide you with an opportunity to order food from any of the famous restaurants in Chennai and have it delivered at your bus before your journey.

Please visit www.CallMeals.com for further info.

In case of any doubts/issues please contact the given numbers.

October 14, 2009

Daily Sms 15-oct-2009

Filed under: Feel-good, funny, Inspiring, SMS — Tags: , , , , , , , , — magesh007 @ 7:13 pm

Diwali Sms

Ur eyes are Patka,

Ur lips r rockt,

ears r bomb,

Nose is Phuljadi,

Personality is Chakri,

abe msg   krte rehan varna I’m coming with agarbathi.

Diwali sms (Tamil translation)

Un kangal saravedi,

Un udhadugal oru vaanvedikai,,

kaadhugal irandum siru anugundugal,

un naasi oru poovanam,

surusuripil nee oru sangusakaram.

Magale(magane) olunga en messageuku ellam reply pannala , oodhuvathi eduthittu vandhiduvaen jaakaradhai.

Diwali SMS:

Diwali Special offer…

My heart for sale ,

100% Discount,

Inform to ur “Girl friends only”

*conditions apply<Sappa figures are not allowed>

_______________

Funny friendship SMS

Frnds r like fishes,U have t o wait

patiently to catch a nice 1.

I have caught  a nice one like u.

So,always be nice to me , otherwise I’ll fry you.

Special trains with their timings for this Diwali season

Special trains from Chennai to rest of Tamilnadu during deepavali time.

Its going to be a tough ride for people without reservation tickets. The list below is just to check timings only :)

15-Oct-2009

0601 NAGERCOIL EXP MAS 20:30 NCJ 10:50 14.20
0613 COIMBATORE EXP MAS 23:50 CBE 07:55 08.05
0605 NAGERCOIL EXP MAS 22:20 NCJ 13:00 14.40
0633 MAS NCJ EXPRESS MAS 20:30 NCJ 10:50 14.20
0607 MAS NCJ GR EXP MAS 19:30 NCJ 11:00 15.30
0647 COIMBATORE EXP MAS 23:50 CBE 07:55 08.05
0659 TIRUCHENDUR EXP MAS 15:00 TCN 06:50 15.50
0632 MADURAI EXPRESS MAS 20:30 MDU 07:10 10.40
0611 TUTICORIN EXP MAS 19:40 TN 09:45 14.05
0645 NAGERCOIL EXP MAS 12:45 NCJ 05:15 16.30
0636 MAS ERS EXPRESS MAS 11:00 ERS 23:30 12.30
0751A MADURAI MANAMADURA MDU 05:45 MNM 06:55 01.10
0754A MANAMADURAI MADURA MNM 21:00 MDU 22:25 01.25
0603 TIRUNELVELI EXP MS 09:30 TEN 22:15 12.45
0637 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 20:25 NCJ 10:50 14.25
0609 SENGOTTAI EXP MS 20:25 SCT 09:45 13.20
0639 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 18:40 NCJ 08:15 13.35
0655 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 15:40 NCJ 05:15 13.35
0651 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 15:40 NCJ 05:30 13.50
0601 NAGERCOIL EXP MAS 20:30 NCJ 10:50 14.20
0613 COIMBATORE EXP MAS 23:50 CBE 07:55 08.05
0605 NAGERCOIL EXP MAS 22:20 NCJ 13:00 14.40
0633 MAS NCJ EXPRESS MAS 20:30 NCJ 10:50 14.20
0607 MAS NCJ GR EXP MAS 19:30 NCJ 11:00 15.30
0647 COIMBATORE EXP MAS 23:50 CBE 07:55 08.05
0659 TIRUCHENDUR EXP MAS 15:00 TCN 06:50 15.50
0632 MADURAI EXPRESS MAS 20:30 MDU 07:10 10.40
0611 TUTICORIN EXP MAS 19:40 TN 09:45 14.05
0645 NAGERCOIL EXP MAS 12:45 NCJ 05:15 16.30
0636 MAS ERS EXPRESS MAS 11:00 ERS 23:30 12.30
0751A MADURAI MANAMADURA MDU 05:45 MNM 06:55 01.10
0754A MANAMADURAI MADURA MNM 21:00 MDU 22:25 01.25
0603 TIRUNELVELI EXP MS 09:30 TEN 22:15 12.45
0637 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 20:25 NCJ 10:50 14.25
0609 SENGOTTAI EXP MS 20:25 SCT 09:45 13.20
0639 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 18:40 NCJ 08:15 13.35
0655 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 15:40 NCJ 05:15 13.35
0651 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 15:40 NCJ 05:30 13.50 
Av

16-oct-09

Train    Name  Start    dep.Tm  Des       arr.time  journey time

0636 MAS ERS EXPRESS MAS 11:00 ERS 23:30 12.30

0607 MAS NCJ GR EXP MAS 19:30 NCJ 11:00 15.30

0611 TUTICORIN EXP MAS 19:40 TN 09:45 14.05

0601 NAGERCOIL EXP MAS 20:30 NCJ 10:50 14.20

0632 MADURAI EXPRESS MAS 20:30 MDU 07:10 10.40

0633 MAS NCJ EXPRESS MAS 20:30 NCJ 10:50 14.20

0659 TIRUCHENDUR EXP MAS 15:00 TCN 06:50 15.50

0605 NAGERCOIL EXP MAS 22:20 NCJ 13:00 14.40

0645 NAGERCOIL EXP MAS 12:45 NCJ 05:15 16.30

0613 COIMBATORE EXP MAS 23:50 CBE 07:55 08.05

0647 COIMBATORE EXP MAS 23:50 CBE 07:55 08.05

0751A MADURAI MANAM MDU 05:45 MNM 06:55 01.10

0754A MANAMADURAI M MNM 21:00 MDU 22:25 01.25

0609 SENGOTTAI EXP MS 20:25 SCT 09:45 13.20

0637 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 20:25 NCJ 10:50 14.25

0651 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 15:40 NCJ 05:30 13.50

0655 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 15:40 NCJ 05:15 13.35

0603 TIRUNELVELI EXP MS 09:30 TEN 22:15 12.45

0639 NAGERCOIL EXP MS 18:40 NCJ 08:15 13.35

October 13, 2009

Kamal 50 years Vijay tv part 2

This is second part of the transcript of  “Kamal 50 years  in Tamil cinema in Vijay tv”

Thanks : Indiaglitz

Thanks : Indiaglitz

For first part of transcript please refer the link below

Kamal 50 years Vijay tv part 1

Video link at the end of the page
All the big shots came and showered their praises on Kamal Hassan today.
Following is just a small transcript  of the function

Vivek : “I hold the record  of not sharing the screen space with Kamal Hassan for a long long time, and he is also holding the same .Its good that it didn’t happen so far because had I acted with him then I’ll be one among the hundred people who acted with him , where as now I can say proudly that I’m on among the thousands and thousands of Kamal fans”
Like every time he came up with a poem, man it was damn good this time also. That guy is having a witty knowledge I tihnk thats why his slapstick comedy is not that famous, cos he is not a ‘no-brainer ‘

Next , dance performance by “Ungalil Yaar adutha Prabhudeva ” team. It was quite good.

Parthiban :  ” I asked the organizers ‘Why  only film people should talk about Kamal,why not his fan’ and they said’ then you please go and talk ‘ .. well I’m here . The problem is Intelligent people are Kamal’s followers, so I’ve to prove that i’m also  intelligent”

Director Shankar: ” During the shooting of Indian ,I prepared myself very well before each shot ,because I’d the fear that Kamal will ask some question in the shot and will become unhappy if I dint reply him properly,but luckily he dint ask any questions, after the shooting was over one of my assistant who was close with Kamal went to him and asked ‘Sir, we expected atleast some place you will interfere us , but why you dint do that ?” he replied ‘ you people were doing your work properly ‘.I’m really happy to hear that.. Thanks Kamal”

Sruthi Hassan then dedicated a song to Kamal (Nee partha paarvaikku .. Hey ram) , but I wonder wh she changed the tempo of that song so badly , for other songs it worked, may be this particular song dint go well with that Tempo .

Prakash raj : ” If you fall down from sky, fall as a seed, then you can grow tearing the soil apart ,Kamal had done it , I got national award for best actor this year,national award for an actor in year you can get it even if U act in one good movie where as if there is any award that has to be given for century actor then it should be given to you sir.Hats-off “

Ramesh Aravind : “I acted 4 movies with Kamal , one in Kannada remake of sathileelavathi , which I directed,Kamal had donned  the similar role what he had done in Tamil,but in Kannada he asked me for tough accent ,like the Kongu accent he used in the original movie, then I said Hubli accent, Kamal used Hubli accent so perfect  that even the real Hubli people cant differentiate him “

Venkatesh : ” In my college days in Chennai I used to enjoy his movie … “

Mammooty : “Kamal and I are right now tied in the national award winning race with 3 each, lets see who is gonna first win it…. “

Mohanlal: “Over all it was really a pleasant crowd to see”(I missed his part mostly )

Illayaraja: Came and sung a song, nice one, and also said “Kamal may not believe in God, but God believe in Kamal”

Arjun :”He came to Kuruthi punal after some operations even after that he performed his stunts so well , so I ‘ve tell that he is real action King”

Prabhudeva and his father performed a dance for Kamal

Yugi sethu’s special touch was missing today , I dono , he invited Rajinikanth to talk

Rajinikanth :Like the Climax in Kuselan , Rajinikanth delivered a emotional speech(Vasu Impact…  :) )
“During Avargal shooting I went out , then KB sir came and asked me ‘where you went out, for smoking? go and see Kamal’s acting scenes inside the set,then atleast you will learn some thing’ .People like Mamooty ,Venkatesh,Mohanlal or even Amitabh Bachan, Rajkapoor and all wondered how come a guy like me famous in the cine field where Kamal is acting , my reply was ‘I learnt acting  from him directly’”.

“In 1975 Kamal hassan was more famous than what he is now, at that time I was entering into Cine industry, and Kamal recommended my name for the movie ‘Ilamai oonjaladugiradhu’ , like I said Kamal was very famous, he could ‘ve easily told any director/producer that dont put Rajini in my movie, instead he recommended my name”.

“Later when our movies where very famous, Kamal came and told me ‘Rajini this is the time , we should go in separate ways here after as this Cine industry is having the tradition of giving the movies which we can do together, so there wont be any Identity for us’.I follow what he tells me, we separated and then I also became famous, because I dint take the route what he has taken, I know I cant win him, so I used my brain taken a different route,I succeeded in it as well”.

“Kamal used to tell me ‘Rajini ,Sivaji and MGR are not enemies but Cine Industry and their fans created enmity between them,so we have to make sure that, it shouldn’t happen to us,You work with the directors, producers, technicians whom I work with , I’ll do the same for the producer, director whom u work under’, we are still following it “

“Everyone knows that Endhiran (Robot) was made for Kamal Hassan , but later because of date problems Kamal couldn’t do it, so director Shankar came to me I told him ‘Sir,you’ve written the script with Kamal in mind, so don’t expect me act like him ‘ he replied ‘ sir Am I such an Idiot?,I’ve made enough changes in script for you ‘ :) .Later when we started shooting the movie, some shots went up to 7 or 8 takes but Shankar wont show any reaction, so I called him again and said ‘Sir please erase from your mind it is me acting in the movie and not Kamal Hassan’ “

Welll Rajini did justice to his Kuselan role in real life as well. Rajini and Kamal proved that bid people are always big people :)

It really was so touching .

Then finally the Man himself came and said lotta thanks and sorry he received all  the love from audience.. and gave a special Peck to Rajinikanth ..
All I can say was he was visually moved..

For Kamal’s interview on NDTV please follow this link

Kamal 50 years- NDTV Interview

For Videos please follow the below link

http://tamil.techsatish.net/file/ulaga-nayagan-kamal-part-2/

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