Wednesday, November 28, 2012


In some Surya-jyothika starrer, Surya would say, " Avanga summa ve oru rooba kudtha nooru roobaku nadipanga". i.e " If you give her a rupee, she would act for 100.  That is true for each of the north imports of tamil cinema. They have five general expressions (some sub sub set of the navarasas) which they show based on a general arc of the scene. You know - sad, anger, happy. In general Crappy. 

Kajal aggarwal, the usual bollywood reject(rejection is obv. on looks, as acting isnt a criteria for any femlae actor) but light skinned so imported to Tamil/Telugu cinema, is just that. I really wished they would have cast the girl who dubbed for her, the voice sounded so much more appropriate than her.

On top of this, every time she appeared in a scene, a song was bond to follow. A precursor scene to each song is Kajal's screen time in this movie. And that scene comes regularly at wierd story points. When you are wondering what happened to guy currently being hidden/ kidnapped/ killed, here is there is google/ swiss ... general tamil song.

Strangely, I got used to this Rhythm.  Some one explain this to me.

Otherwise, the movie was pretty watchable. You must have heard it by now, Vijay and every one else speak Hindi/English quite often like a normal person in that role would do.  The movie doesnt dumb itself down. It isnt super intelligent to begin with. "sleeper cells" are used as if they are Alqaeda/ some random terrorist orgranization name.

The last 15 mins were kadi with regular vijay crap. 

But it definitely right next to Ghajini for Murugadoss.

Vijay's acting has improved compared to Nanban, in ten years I bet he will be a very good actor. oh, he has already been here for 20?

PS: Somewhere along, I thought you know considering all the battles are really done inland, why not use atleast quarter of the army towards curbing terrorism?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

News I would have like to read this week

- Fake news reporting agency.

"Manafacturers and the officers involved in  procuring sub-standard Bullet Proof Jacket that Anti terroism Squad chief Hemant Karkare was wearing as he was shot dead by the terrorists were hanged this week. They didnt die of dengue fever. 

The judge had noted that it was the gravest of crimes as we failed to provide basic protection fpr people who were risking their lives trying to save million others."

" Shiva Sena builds back the clinic.This was the same clinic that was earlier destroyed by them because the doctor's niece updated her status reflecting what was on every one's mind - that the bandh was out of fear not respect.

Shiva sena members also said they will like every post of the girl from now on. But the girls rejected their friend request. "

" Kapil sibal agreed in the same principle by which he had opposed Shiva sena's reaction to two teen girl's facebook post, internet content against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should be allowed. It is called freedom of expression."

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Book recommendation

Back again.

The last one helped me discover the world of David Sedaris.

Tell me about a book you have read recently that made you want to go out and recommend to every one you met. Even to the girl who walked by the mountain view library, I am not an intellectual not really interested in books. (I didnt expect her to say it at all).

A bus to nowhere

Have you ever told someone that you want to runaway, take a break from everything, away from all the contact?

I did, out of stress. And every person I mentioned, friend/acquaintace, wanted to come along.
Every one wanted a break, dreaming of running away. 

Eventually we would need a bus, I figured!

Ps: I am past the place of thinking of a  break.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Just saying

Sometimes one needs a contrast to remind you of how good something is.
    - Shahrukh in kbc along with Katrina. He appeared super intelligent( he is but it just appeared magnified)
    - Watching Vijay in Nanban, I went back to watch Aamir in 3 idiots just to see how wonderful he had done. And for all that, when I first watched 3idiots, I hadnt given a thought to Aamir.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"No country in the world should be allowed to have a religious basis in its constitution". This goes to Nepal, all those arab countries and Christian nation"

 Making some one die when it was be easily preventable and when the patient herself has clearly communicated the choice for your religious belief, I hope there is a special catholic hell for each one of you.

PS: What about the woman's heart beat you morons?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Not so simple, Mr.Watson

I havent read the details of "right to education" that was implemented a year or so ago. But the snippets  like 10-15% reservation for poor, better student to teacher ratio all sound good.

That is on paper.

In reality, below is all we are going to get out of it.
" Hyderabad, principals at several private schools said inspectors regularly threatened them with closings unless they paid bribes. Now, the principals say, the inspectors are wielding the threat of the Right to Education requirements and seeking even bigger bribes."

To get a good intentioned law is difficult. The ones that do end up good, only becomes a tool in the hands of the officials.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

because i have already answered them

I answered these questions here few days back. Posting it here with few edits.

1. God exists. Yes or no?
Hopefully God exists. atleast some phenomenon which receives my prayers or wishes and acts on them!

2. Religion. Source of good over history, or not?
Anybody could do anything as long as it doesnt end up hurting being bad for some one else. Period. that is the only dogma I wish the world followed. Btw, religion is awesome, it comes loaded with fun cultural aspects and also provides immense relief during troubled times.

however, the caveat of forcing people and obstructing people's freedom can very easily be avoided.

3. Mt Rushmore. Who belongs there the most? the least? If you could add another head, who would it be?
A few friends of mine started a trip without an actual destination and ended up at Mt. Rushmore.
That is the only way I find it acceptable to be talked about.

4. Adult beverage. Beer? Wine? or Cocktail?
Diet Caffeine Free Coke. That is all adults these days can handle :)

5. Extraterrestrial life. Yes or no? Is there intelligence out there?
I hope so :) and hopefully the men look like Aamir Khans and Tom Cruise’s and women less attractive than me.

6. Mea culpa. Who is the person, living or dead, that you’d most like to apologize to?
I apologize then and there. Because I cant sleep otherwise. I am troubling my parents a lot these days but that is beyond me. I would like them to visit me once more to get something right.. but i dont see a point in apologizing about those. I have done that.. but the real deal is into not do those mistakes.

7. Favorite vacation. Beach chair, ski slope, foreign city, theme park, natural wonder, or visit with family?
Visit with family/friends is the key. Camping under the sky with few hikes thrown in/ Beach chair

8. Meat. Love it? Won’t eat it? Eat it, but feel sort of guilty about it sometimes?
Wont Eat it. I am not an Animal lover. I think God ensured I was born in a vegetarian family to save the animals, otherwise there would have been serious damages to animal kingdom. I have met people who have chosen vegetarianism. I am pretty sure I wouldnt have done that.

Mostly my vegeterianism is due to my upbringing, I dont think I am too fond of meat eating as a choice.

9. Sports. Die hard fan, or don’t care?
First of all, Answers should never have to binary. Fun to watch and play.

10. Music. What is your favorite instrument to play, or would you like to play?

11. The future. Optimistic about it?
Praying. Desp. want it to be :)



This seems difficult to sing along. may be the reason the singer is able to pull off is she isnt a native speaker of the lanaguage? As in the her pronunciation isnt too bad but if you or I sing the song, we would be stressing the letters and words as they should be but then the poem wouldnt just fit into this music, no?

The muusic  seems to run fast unable to contain its exuberanc:)

Still, its an absolute pleasure to listen to it. I have been doing it for the past 24 hours.  Look at Rahman's face in the beginning. The serneity could be yours too. 

On the peom by diamond pearl, as reduntant as it sounds, i am still going along with the word 'poetic'. Mostly, I dont have the ability to open a book of poems and admire them as they are. ( Bharathiyaar is an exception). So when some one puts in a context like this, it is nice then people like who wouldnt have otherwise got the poem get to enjoy it.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

" you shouldnt be thinking about this when you have a major problem to worry about." This is something I have told myself ( with sadness) and others ( which I took with a bit of anger, finding it too restrictive yet logical) have told me for past few years.

With all the turmoil going around for the past few weeks, even i cant seem to find a way to run off .. 
Blogging seemed too trivial.

PS: i had to post this. Comments - real/reel wont be enabled for this post, though :)