Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Rajshree Ohja
Cast: Abhay Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Ira Dubey, Cyrus, Amrita Puri, Lisa Haydon
Storyline: Trio of jobless young Delhi girls going about finding their life partners.
Bottom line: Run as fast as possible in the opposite direction – not even worthy to be watched in pirated DVD
The most shallow movie that I had the misfortune of having to watch. Actually dozed off midway through the movie. Had to watch those part again to write the review.. GRRRRRRRR. As the tagline of the movie says, its a total confusion.
For someone who didn’t know better, the movie would only give an impression that Delhi girls have nothing worthwhile to do except bumping at beaus at various parties, dancing and boozing. Sonam has no clue what acting is and I am still left wondering why Abhay Deol ever accepted to do such a nonsense role. He was better off in the tough roles.
All through the movie, Sonam keeps trying to find a partner for her friend Shifali while all the men she tries to do in fancy just her and how dumb is Sonam not to see that!!! I think the director took an overdose of Jane Austen that she tries to bring in the ballroom dance, social parties and girls bumping into guys in the same way. She seems to have forgotten that Victoria era is long past and thankfully girls now-a-days have better things to do than groom hunting.
I don’t know how this movie is called as a box office hit. I seriously doubt if the media is being fed to project it that way!
Total waste of 3 hours where you will not get to see either a good story or some good acting. So if you have 3 hrs to spare, the best thing to do is stay indoors and watch “Taare Zameen Par” and have the satisfaction of having watched something meaningful in those 3 hours. I had to do that after watching Aisha to get over the dumb effect. (Yes am totally jobless that I can watch 2 movies back to back)
I rate this movie at 1star.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Genre: Drama, College
Cast: Narayan (Tyson), Sonia (Shravs), Arun Iswaran (Sidhu), Reshmi Menon (Madhu), Vimal (Vimal), Bennas (Appu), Sharan Sharma (Shankar), GiaUmar(Sangeetha), Sunny Sawrav (Sanny Balboa), Abhishek (Arjun), Krishna (Sanjay), Ajay (Ajay)
Storyline: College life
Bottomline: This seems to be the director’s fantasy college. Unrealistic and Hollow
After movies like Mozhi and Vellithirai, expectations are very high when Prakash Raj produces a movie. This movie did nothing to even get close to 1% of the expectation. The film is a remake of the Telugu movie “Happy Days”. It doesn’t even qualify to be stated in the same breath as the original version say my friends who had watched Happy Days.
I guess the director had not even passed by an engineering college in his life. In his world college is all about flirting, boozing, gang fights, ragging and farewell :P. Nevertheless, the debutant actors Arun (Siddu), Reshmi (Madhu) and Bennas (Appu) have done a good job in acting. The only touching scene in the entire movie was that of MilkPandi (Paalpandi). Yes, that was also the only thing close to reality in the movie.
When did engineering girls and boys start going out on private tours?? I wish we were in the era that the director has dreamed of :P The lone good part of this entire fiasco is the music. The music review can be read here. I could not help thinking that with college stories like ‘3 Idiots’, how could a director dare to make such a bad movie.
Anyways, the final word is that the movie is NOT AT ALL worth to be watched in theaters. Don’t waste your 120 bucks, wait for CDs to come to burma bazzar
I rate this movie at 1.5 stars (My big heart doesn’t let me go below this – few may rate it in negative terms.. he he)
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Cast: Karthi, Kajol Agarwal
Storyline: A middle class young man who turns violent to avenge
Bottomline: A fresh makeup for an old idea.
Apt casting and brisk screenplay are the main strength of this movie. As the title goes to say, Karthi (Jeeva) is not a homely, decent boy. It seems to be Karthi’s forte to look cool in the not-so-good boy role. The film starts off with a group of adolescent boys smoking pot and committing a murder for their lust. Little would one imagine that the film could be such fun with an opening scene like this.
Karthi is a carefree youth who as usual has parents who dote on them. It is amazing that both of them don’t mind him being jobless. Anyways, he meets Kajol Agarwal (Priya) at a marriage and its love at first sight. Sadly as in any action movie, the heroine in this movie is also pea-brained and comes just for 4 scenes and the songs.
There are quite a few interesting light-hearted scenes like the one in which Karthi and his friend go for collections and the scene in which Priya’s father trying to get a goon’s help and Karthi becoming his friend.
The adolescent boys kill Karthi’s father – a call taxi driver fearing that he might turn as a witness against them. The hero decides that the punishments by law are not just enough for these criminals and turns violent to take law into his own hands. The climax is the usual bloodshed and it is increasingly worrying to see that we have hero gruesomely slashing the villain in the climax and walking away with that.
The music of this movie has been reviewed in an earlier post. You can read the music review here. The songs have lyric that match the situation and looks good visually too.
Over all, though it is not romantic as the posters show it to be, the movie is worth a one time watch in theater. For all those unlucky oversees movie lovers, drop your mail id in the comments and I will mail you the torrent file – trust me the quality is very good!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
I would rate this album at 3 stars.
The list of songs:
Va Va Nilava Pudichi
Lyricist: Na. Muthukumar
Artist(s): Yuvan Shankar Raja, Tanvisha
Oru Malai Neram
Artist(s): Javed Ali, Shilpa Rao
Lyricist: Na. Muthukumar
Artist(s): Madhu Balakrishnan
Va Va Nilava Pudichi - Remix
Lyricist: Na. Muthukumar
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Singers: Micky.J.Meyer, Krishna Chaitanya, Adithya, Kranti, Sashikiran, Siddharth
Singers: Karthik, Timmy, Gridlock
Lyricist: Na. Muthukumar
Kodi Kanavu Kannil
Singer: Naresh Iyer
Lyricist: Na. Muthukumar
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Sindhu Samaveli is one of the new music tracks that has been released recently. The music for this album is scored by Sundar C.Babu and lyrics by Na.Muthukumar. I would actually say this album was a disappointment esp because I was expecting something that would beat Anjaathe in music and also was looking forward to hearing some good refreshing lyrics. But Na.Muthukumar seems to have lost his marbles after he finished writing “Ovvoru manithan nenjum”song. The others are just collage of the usual lyrics that we hear all the time. The “Thappu Thanda” started with good beats but again it just didn’t make an impression. The lyrics made me compare that with a better version of the same thoughts in “Sirichi Sirichi vandha cheena thana” in Vasool Raja.Anyway this was a typical Malgudi Subha number. “Yaar ingu nallavargal” again has no originality in terms of lyrics and neither is the music catchy. If the music director was planning to give an instrumental to match “the king arrives” instrumental of “aayirathil oruvan”, I must say he has failed miserably. It was more of noise than music. The female version of “Yaar ingu nallavargal” has the same lyrics but has Janaki singing the number. I seriously don’t understand why veterans like S.P.B and Janaki agree to sing these
The last track in the album “Muthathale Sanda” is the only track that might stay on your mind.
Overall, I’d say that this album is not worth a buy. If you want to still listen to this, go to Raaga.com and listen to the tracks.
I rate this album at 1.5 stars (just for the lyrics of “Ovvoru manithan” and music of “Muthathale Sande”)
Oovaru Manithan Nenjum
Sung By: Karthik
Sung By: Malgudi Subha
Yaar Ingu Nallavargal
Sung By: SP. Balasubramaniam
Yaar Ingu Nallavargal
Sung By: Janaki
Sung By: Naveen, Rita
Monday, August 9, 2010
But what’s internet for He He..
All those who missed out viewing that, here are the links:
Click here to see Day 1 telecast
Click here to see Day 2 telecast
Saturday, August 7, 2010
See the blog that I’ve designed by clicking here. Alternatively you can also visit http://frank-virtualizationtips.blogspot.com/. Now I know a bit of CSS too!!!
Do let me know what you think of this blog. Also please comment on where I have not done a good job and areas of improvement.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Happened to see the ROBO endhiran trailor today. Wow!! just amazing. Trailer looks promising and interesting. Left me wanting to see more of ROBO.. Do comment if you happen to know some other trailer videos other than the one given here.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Music Director: A. R. Rahman
As with any A.R.Rahman album, the songs of Endhiran grow on you as you listen to them.
Click here to listen to Endhiran music online and to download Endhiran songs for free
‘Kadal Anukkal’ is the best with Shreya Ghoshal crooning to sooth the soul. The melody is very good. ‘Boom Boom’ and ‘Arima Arima’ are the pacey tuned songs with good techno music. A.R.Rahman has the tribal fusion done in the ‘Kilimanjaro’ song. ‘Irumbile oru Idhayam’ makes you move your body – an absolute A.R.Rahman stamp song. The Rap part is awesome! Listen to the voice of A.R.Rahman’s daughter Khatija in ‘Puthiya Manitha’.Vairamuthu proves yet again why he is the best in the industry in this song. ‘Chitti Dance Showcase’ – a western techno number is an interesting fusion too.
On the whole the album is a treat to your ears and worth a buy for all the different varieties that you could get in a single album
List of Songs in ROBO:
In all there are 7 songs:
1. Boom Boom Robo Da
Sung By: Yogi B, Keerthi Sagathia, Swetha Mohan, Tanvi Shah
2. Arima Arima
Sung By: Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam
3. Kadal Anukkal
Sung By: Vijay Prakash, Shreya Ghoshal
Sung By: Javed Ali, Chinmai
5. Irumbile Oru Idhayam
Sung By: A R Rahman, Kashn Krissy
6. Chitti Dance Showcase
Sung By: Pradeep Vijay, Pravin Mani, Yogi B
7. Puthiya Manitha
Sung By: S.P.Balasubramaniam, A.R.Rahman, Khatija Rahman
The much awaited thalaivar movie Endhiran’s songs are released at last!!. The audio release was done on 31st July at Malaysia and the audio release was an extravaganza on its own.
Cast: Vimal, Oviya, Saranya, Ilavarasu, Soori, Kanja karupu
Storyline: Irresponsible village boy loves school girl, Boy enemies with girl’s brother, Boy and girl elope to marry and happy ending
Bottomline: One of the best – if not the best film of the year
Recently saw this movie, online of course.. but would definitely have seen it in theaters had I been in India. It was a such a refreshingly entertaining movie. When there is a debutant director around the corner, it will be either a lot of bloodshed rat-eat-rat story (where nowadays everyone dies in the end) or it would be no plot-total nonsense movie with a lot of skin show to pull the crowd or just simply a college love story.
But thankfully director Sargunam has avoided all these and has come up with a clean family entertainer. The story line may be a simple love story, but the screenplay does not let in even a single dull moment. There are several reasons that make this a good movie. For starters, there is not much violence nor is there any heightened melodrama. For a change, comedy scenes are not predictable. They made me really laugh out loud. The best part is the casting.
For me, the highlight of the film was Saranya who has portrayed the role of the hero’s mother. Although we have seen Saranya in mother role in more than a couple of films, she seems to distinguish each of her performances. Illavarasu also has made his mark in the role of the father and is a credible embodiment of the Dubai dads.
Vimal and Soori are on a roll and have lived the role. Heroine oviya looks just perfect for that innocent school girl. Over all the movie is a all through fun and I’d rate it at 4 stars (and a 0.5 more just for Saranya!!!)
Sunday, August 1, 2010
We had a power outage in our apartment today (yes in US!!) for around 4 hrs. I still don’t know if it was an outage local only to our apartment or for the entire block… Since power outages are quite normal from where I come from (Chennai), I was simply waiting for the power to come back. But after 4 hrs, I thought that I’d call and inform. I was amazed by the kind of service esp this being a Sunday. There was a request created with a request number and they even offered a curtsey walkup call for any day in the week!! I could just not help comparing how power outage reporting happens in my place… Lets imagine I have a power outage in chennai, this is how my conversation would be:
Note: I must call within the first 5-10 mins to have the phone answered (else the intelligent people at the substation would place the receiver down!!)
Me: Sir there is no power in xyznagar.
Substation technician (SST) : which area?
Me: xyznagar, abc street
SST: Lineman is working. Power will come
Me: When is the power expected to be back?
SST: Power will come ma
Me: Ok.. (he hangs up even before I say okie )
Where as here, I get a request number, an expected time when the power is going to be restores and what was the issue that caused a power outage. They also ask if I want to be informed when the power is back and to which number they should call to inform. Within minutes two technicians came from the “Illumination Company” and did something to clear the outage. And as said, we also a got a call to confirm if the power has been restored..
How I wish this system was present in India where power outages are just a part of everyday life