Saturday, April 25, 2009

Neyveli Township

Last week i went to Neyveli, the origin of our chennai electricity. I was amazed by many things lemme list out. First and foremost the "Neyveli Township" its a town built and maintained by the NLC (Central Government). i have never seen such a planned city in tamilnadu so far it was like roaming inside a Defence area, each n every road (Avenues not roads) that you hit will stretch out for 8-10 kms dead straight and every 200 meters a intersection, every 1 km a roundtana and importantly Trees on road's shoulders and even in the dividers. Its a natural shooting spot, i wonder how we are missing this serene location in our Tamil movies, i bet a full movie can be shot there. IF you get a chance to visit dont miss it. oh yeah i forgot to tell what was the occasion, jus visited one of frendz grandma's house. Nice Trip, one more to cherish.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Rock on and on and on.....

This is a long weekend for me, holiday on friday for "Good Friday" yeah this really the good friday among all other fridays in a year..gets us a break for 3 days :-P. I saw 2 movies during this bail out, 1 among them is "ONG BAK 2" - i have 4 words as my review of the movie " DONT WATCH THIS MOVIE " lemme add 2 more words " IT SUCKS" :-@. I dont want to write any more abt that.

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The other one is a movie which made me cock-a-hoop, passionate after watching that.... the movie is "ROCK ON". How did i miss this movie for such a long time dude ????????? The name describes the movie, this is one such a movie where the casting, Music, and especially the cinematography everything has been on the par to world class. For a long time i was reckoning that Bollywood has lost its own roots n started trying to become "Indian Hollywood", come on guys wake up, soch le, we should not try to replicate them. ok let me not get into the other context it needs to be uttered seperately. Amidst these urban chaos this "ROCK ON" is a BIG BANG, atleast for me a 200% satisfactory movie. This is not a Larger-than-life movie but it reminds you that there is nothing-larger-than-living-the-desired-life. Perfect start, Parfectly carried all the way till end and perfect finish as well. This is a movie abt a Rock band where the music is vital n "Shanker Ehsaan Loy" have really made the "Magic" work with their electrifying music. Would you believe that this is Farhan Akthar's first time experience in front of the camera.... no i won't buy that. He is amazing in acting as well, he does everything best "Master of all trades" he has sung 5 songs in this movie.Kudos to Abishek kapoor the director, im loving it. JOB DONE WELL.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ayan - Paisa vasool

After Vaaranam ayiram (VA) surya's next venture, but we wont remember the VA surya even for a split second. 100% transformation and there are hardly any scenes without surya... yes he is showing up in each n every scene n still justifies that. Tamanna perfectly plays her role, fits aptly on that role.A very swift and smart 1st half, screenplay is made perfectly suitable for the story which keeps us engrossed in the movie. I wonder if Director KV Anand worked as a customs officer ever, this guy has done some damn good 'R n D' before sitting to develop the story, a pat on the back for that. No big flaws on the 1st half, in no time the interval comes.

In the second half i slowly started to correlate this story to some other movie n that is nothing but 'catch me if u can', yes that is from where the bottom story line has been taken n creatively modified to a different package, a package suitable for the Tamil audience. Second half had a lot of twist and turns in the story n eventually it ends happily as 99% of tamil movies.

Technically, the 1st song was shot in many locations and we could see a lot of hardwork n technology involved behind that song. They have tried some new unseen locations and M.S.Prabhu the cinematograper has experimented few shots in the song shot on a desert ( There is one shot where the camera moves erratically upside down while focussing Tamanna .... i liked that one). Music, There are five songs but "Vizhi moodi" song sizzles.. stays in the heart.. others aren't so bad but not as brilliant as the ones in Vaaranam Ayiram.End of the day its a paisa vasool movie n for those who dont know 'AYAN' means Numero Uno.

Monday, April 6, 2009

"Weekends" - The fuel to live the Weekdays

Photo stolen from thriu's blog...

Hope everyone accepts the fact given in the title of this post. Yes !! Weekends are fillinp up our fuel tanks to travel thru the weekdays. Starting Friday night till Monday morning 2 short days ( i feel the weekend days are shorter than the weekdays ) to reclaim our life. Last weekend was another special one, I met one of my frend "thiru" after his U.S sojourn. I couldn't meet him on saturday however managed to meet him on Sunday. We all (me,bala,pradeep,thiru) gathered @ bala's house and decided to go out for a 'dine n wine'. Ambassador Pallava (chennaites must be aware of this hotel).... is the place we decided to go. its good enough to fulfill our purpose. We got a seperate cabin like place to sit ( becoz of thiru ... he patronizes this place with his colleagues ) n started to soak in fun for 3 hrs....was a damn good time.. all mocking each other outrageously. We travelled in the time machine to past (seen) n future (unseen)....n that became one more jubiliant memory in my album....Fuel filled good to go ...for a week.

Friday, April 3, 2009

I am on a giant wheel ride now

Like everyone after reluctantly putting a full stop to the studies, it was time to dust my funny side off and start searching for a MNC tag to wear around my neck. at this part of life, most of the youngsters who are on the hunt of a job will look @ the person as a narayana moorthy or Ratan Tata who was wearing one.we used to believe that these are the guys who are born intelligent and they are running the shows for the MNCs which i realised is wrong in the later years. Tags and access cards these are the targets, it can be a xyz company but if you have these equipments then you are respected among your fellas.
Initially one of my frend referred me to his MD, it was a small company, then it was there in the second floor of the shopping complex loacted next to the Benz Park hotel (GN Chetty Road) and after a year got into a MNC with the help of my frenz. after few months of maverick life (no proper schedules :-P) like going to bed around 2-3-4 AM and waking up to have my late lunch... hit the shower....get ready....take the bike... meet my frenz who were also mavericks no different from me :-))) and roam... measuring the lenght n breadth of this huge city. So it was all fun do whatever or go wherever you want at ur will. After living such REAL LIFE... think abt this routine...time of going to bed hasnt changed much though.. its same like around 2-3-4-5 sometimes 9 AM.... wakeup to have the late lunch...hit the shower....get ready in formals....TAKE MY MNC TAG and wear it around my neck (Then was a dream now its a nightmare :-))....take the bike....straight to the office where a seperate chair awaits for me,,,,open and start coding... n for the next 10-12 hrs i am a machine handling a machine. I started to think about next interesting thing in my life ,once i started feeling that i am caught in the middle of a stereotype of life.... i started feeling like a Person caged on a giant wheel placed on a amusement park... where he will be enjoying the first few rides on it but only first few rides..... Though he is placed amidst more happiness and fun around him across the amusement park all he can do is just sit n watch in the cycle motion and he will be used to it after one point of time.... Here amusement park is our life and if you want to enjoy all the fun hidden in our life break the cage n come out of your giant wheels.... set yourself free.... i am on the way to do it....n i will do it some day.... very soon.