Monday, June 16, 2008

The chronicles of the silver screens

I have been on a movie watching spree for something like a couple of weeks. Watched two of them on theatres. atleast 5-6 on tv and computer and a couple of them or so on websites, which let u watch them streaming. and almost, all of them were tamil movies.

Three movies on the Dad-Son relationship. One of them is a little old, and is called 'Em-magan' translating to 'My Son'. This movie shows the turmoils of a guy who is tortured by his dad, and then he runs away with his lover, coz his dad chases him and then eventually guy becomes a big shot and comes back to the dad and takes care of family and all. This movie came on TV over the weekend. The second one was 'Bommarillu' in telugu, and its poor remake 'Santosh Subramanian' in tamil was the third. These two talk of how a dad over feeds and saturates the son and again the son feels bad for not getting what he wanted. All of them had a decent story line, however they all boiled down to say that the son has been suffering coz the dad dint really think of asking what he wants and then suspects him etc. Essentially they all went on to say that the Dad were correct and the sons were happy suffering. How many sons of the society that we live in are this ideal? Well, i have a darling of a dad, who doesnt impose upon me at all. not a bit. however, should all cruel dads be justified by such movies. While 'bommarillu' was(and is hopefully still available) at hostel comp room, the tam movie is still at the theatres. I watched it at Sathyam.

Watched this tamil-dubbed (originally mallu) movie called 'arputa theevu'. This talks of a island where all the men are short and the women are of normal height. A set of navy officers land here, coz of a mishap and then one of these navy guys falls in love with the princess of the island and then on and on the problems coz of this love. Dint like it much. Packed it mid-way. courtesy:

Watched 'yaradi nee mohini' again from the same website. this is again a love story of guy falling in love with some female on road, who eventually ends up being his boss, when he gets employed. and then he proposes to the boss, who declines, only to be found later that the female and this guy's good friend are related to each other and are already engaged. and then the love and "the pain"... I am told that, this is also a remake of some telugu movie. watched it fully though.

Watched 'dasAvatAram' yesterday morning. This was probably the second time ever, when i watched a movie within a week of release. I for one, failed to understand the motive of the movie. The storyline wasn't really great, though it does exist somewhere. Like most of Kamal's hyped movies, this one too wouldn't make big commercially or otherwise. There were quite a flaws in logic. Some loose ends. Some unbelievable miracles. Eventually, the movie dint make a mark with me. I really felt i could have afforded to skip it. Mentioning the words "choas theory", "bio-terrorism" etc here and there, to make it sound pseud and high funda doesn't really yield. From one point of view, it looks like a movie made just for the sake of doing 10 roles. However, why should one do 10 roles? are we short of actors? spending fortunes on make-ups has become a fashion amongst movie makers. It generates a hype and probably does yield at times. However, Is it really nice to spend on make-up to make a guy look different as 10 different people etc, when some 10 people could have done these roles with similar perfections for appreciably lower costs. It means business and work and money for 10 people who might need it. "thankfully he did only 10 roles in the movie" was a loudly overheard at INOX, as i walked out.

Also watched 'seena thaana 001' a recent "comedy" movie and 'mudalvan' and some more amongst those on TV.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

messages from no-where

I have been going thro' a series of lectures on 'Easy Solutions to Tough Problems in life'. It also involves a little bit of astrology and numerology. This person who does these classes also asked me for my birth chart.

When i took it to her, in the first look she said, 'you must be arrogant and short tempered and autocratic. this tendency will increase with ur age. so keep ur cool and contain ur anger.'

Now, i know that i am a little arrogant and short tempered, but to hear it from a total stranger, who just knew me for a few hours and saw my birth chart momentarily. I was just shocked.

It only reaffirms my belief that the indian sciences are far more beyond comprehensive limits.

These classes also tell me that god sends messages thro' people and one should know to listen to them.


On sunday evening, Lord Jeffery Archer was interviewed on some channel. Like a typical english man that he is, he spoke with a lot of ego and pride and head weight and what not. However the one point he made was very sensible. 'Never look back at your mistakes. Its a waste of time. Dont repent for them either.' Now thats a really sensible point that i wish i could take and imbibe in me.


There is this recent habit that has stuck me. I go to some temple of Lord Ganesha every morning. yesterday morning, as i was leaving the temple, an old lady was entering and was telling something like "porumaiya po". which roughly translates to 'go with patience'. I did hear this but dint know if she told me or otherwise.

About an hour later, i was on road, driving down towards insti. There is this signal on my way, closer to home, that usually junta dont care for. while i usually stand for the green lights, yesterday i accidentally jumped the red and was caught by the policeman. Over and above being the son of a senior administrative staff in the city police (my mom is a senior officer in the administrative wing of the city police crime and traffic wing) i had to pay fine etc... was the old lady telling me?


PS: i don't know why i wanted to write this as a blogpost.

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