Friday, May 29, 2009

fLAW Makers

I like to add another point on my previous post about blogging, actually, nowadays its really hard to do almost all kinda deeds in democratic India, particularly if you want to do social service or legal thing without expecting appropriate returns, no way, no one let you do. This is what our matured thinkers/law makers or set-up-ers, blah-blah's left for our most esteemed democracy and present day democratic securities are also don't want to change those set-ups as they have in and around purpose and welfare for so called citizens. I say they are not Law makers, but fLAW makers. But one thing is sure in this information age to express your views and thoughts without any authorities permission, that is "blogging".  Blogging is now Democratized, is the most democratic thing in almost all countries(after TASMAC in TN). This is one worthy way to organise the current generation to make something useful or to reach them so easily.
 By the way i feel its enough of social service i made through blogging, though i don't have any intense of such kinda things(?? true!), so my next post will be about damn good movies, next version of Metamorphic movies. 

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Keypad is mightier than sword

My friend Saravanan coined an issue on my previous posts' comment as, "not sure blogging can get people's ideas and thoughts to those people it has to reach!". I don't think so, since there are millions of blogger blogging constantly, most of them have no interesting readers, neither they are no more a better blogger and also they don't have any vision on it, but not necessarily would have any vision. What i feel on blogging apart from its a personal diary with its legal authority to read everyone, its a powerful way to find out your caliber to produce the channel to show or show off or know how interesting and inducing you are, and the way to measure the depth of your words. So days moves on, you get an idea on the choice of content and the ingredients want to add(if you dot have one) and before that you must believe in "Keypad is mightier than sword". Moreover blogging is a performing arts, no boundaries for its reflection, and of course at beginning it doesn't reach the people exactly to whom you're writing, but blogging has great impact/potential to change the society or to create awareness(i believe this is what he wants to initiate), that too through sole initiative. Yes, definitely it will organise the people in the minds of same vision. May not now, but very near future, with appropriate promoting activities and quality of thoughts, it will reach the people in the hunt of thoughts/opinions/ideas/deeds. Even now there are lot of politicians(Lalu, Rajeev), writers, reformers, literature-ists, actors(amir khan), management guru's(tom peters), consultants(paul graham), businessmen, etcetra's utilizing this as an appropriate platform to spread their thoughts unlimited-ly. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

People are strange, if you're a stranger!

Each and every day everyone has to commute some place to the other, especially if you travel alone, then the person infront of you is as interesting as you, its like a summer rain or hill train. Previously i avoided to speak with strangers, i just kept some kinda cult books on my hand and never liked to speak with others or allowed others with me, as i made my mind as speaking with strangers will spoil my mood or waste of time or spended that time to prepare myself for the way ahead. But its a real bad thinking, if you do like this, it means you're loosing an interesting part in lively life. Since we're always making up some kinda arrangements before doing whatever, evidently had lost the liveliness of life. In my case for instance, time move as the way that transport moves, some times its very interesting that our next and next to next strangers exchange of words, wheedles... Furthermore, its not necessarily on commuting, may be when you're in queue or with a marketing executive. In fact we can read that that cult books in home or bathroom or office or anywhere, but what important is you never get chance to speak and know the society's taste as well as it is a chance to rethink  whether you're living with people or under some kinda mass media's Influence!
Some people say there's nothing as strangers, strangers are who, when we were born our parents were strangers, then our class-mates, friends, watchmen, shop-keeper, angels, and demons. Bull shit...In my dictionary, strangers are beyond expectation, they speak different, eat different, sometimes disgusting, sometimes they will hit or hurt you, or even some will help you, but they don't know who you are or for why they are, sometimes you might fall in love, or even in lust. And it may not be your precious experience, be cautious, some strangers may shit on your head?! or for your fortune he may be some celebrity. I have had an wonderful experiences  like this, few months back , in Bangkok airport, i was smoking in smoking zone, suddenly i watched the fellow next to me was famous cricketer Wasim Akram! So at last, we smoked together!! So whats important is, not smoking, but don't be a strange or stranger, wherever and forever!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Election Insults, sorry results!

Election 2009 results are not an authentic reflection of whole Indian citizens.These are our fate, we have to accept our fate as a dump bum, we must. Reason is no one likes congress as a ruling party again for various reasons, but we don't have any good substitute for congress(and BJP too!). Reasonable number of people likes BJP to be in power, but they don't deserve that stand, because they failed to gather  conflicting votes of congress, and failed to have alliance with capable regional parties in the states which they performed bad. So congress sweeps with this advantage, and driven at the top. By the way regional parties damaged the conflicting votes for their ulterior motive(money??). So both BJP and regional parties battle goes under vanity. However, still our destiny is good, because we got a stable government at last..and musical chair politics ends!! Likewise i too happy for Tamil Nadu results, for quashing unsecular, and antecedent politics(சந்தர்ப்பவாத அரசியல்).

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sarvam: Expect the unexpected

Vishnuvardhan, a flamboyant and stylish filmmaker of the time in kollywood. The impact of his previous movies Pattiyal and arindum ariyaamalum created the hype to count days to think of what might be in the cells of this maker. I dint enjoy much of his "Billa", though it had taken as a masterpiece on gloss, style and protagonist's extreme glorification(கரிகிட்டா சொன்னா, மாஸ் மாமே!), lags in adaptation of screenplay, or the extra elements needed for upgraded version, and expected much fresher than its older version. 

Sarvam is all about unexpected things happens in our life and how we fix up our destiny ahead with it, nice thought or plot. Story tries to prove us that we are a victim of circumstances, but i dint get that feel.. Actually, Movie starts with two plots, one is Revenge and another one is Responsibility, out of miserability. Then incitement comes when miserable meets miserable, ends up as Miserable Vs Miserable. Both Eshwar(JD.Chakravarthy) and Karthik(Arya) knows the trauma of loss. One disastrous thinks that he must bring the same disaster for the cause into what he is now, but another thinks no one will get the pain like his own. Eshwar looks as an euphemistic approacher earlier, besides his face and words shows the violence in silent way. However, I felt very funny wherever Eshwar shouts at to show his inner cruelty, there is no extreme psychopath or mentally imbalanced state in his characterization. He wants to balance/level the traumatic feel with Naushad(Indrajith), who is the cause for his son's accidental death, by killing Naushads' son Iman. Karthik, incidentally involved in the story, is in the responsibility for the heart beat of Iman...the twist of fate at end of first half (inciting point of two stories) is awesome. Arya's logic or philosophy or preach at trisha's death is aweful, i accept that he is denying to belive, but the words he delivered is flimsy. 1st half in chennai, 2nd half done in Munnar(clue greeting card in the movie shows moonar), cinematography in first half stills you, second half chills..but as a thriller script, both halves failed to thrills. Its really a challenging aspect that if you wanna take a thriller movie without cruelty aesthetics or kinda brutal elements. Though the maker attained the intense he wants to show on Arya and Trisha's love in first half of the movie, each and every scene in first half denies to move at least a bit ahead. Actually the script writer forgets some of the ground rules of scripting, as entertainment is never be a romance or witty dialogues, but it is how you make interact the audience with your narration, i mean involvement. I'm really clueless how this ace director forgot this. 

Dialogues makes LOL through first half of the movie and this is the real armor for romantic sequence, but in de facto, sword is what needed to win with armour. However the way Arya tries to woo trisha provokes the laughter and claps with audience despite the repetition and verbosity feel. However i like that that sarcasm about Rajini kanth, demo with cell phones on how Trisha made car accident and "எனக்கு அதெல்லாம் தெரியாது, im a small boy" dialogue. 

Small boy, Iman, oops, steals the show as well as our heart solely. His reactions are like words out of vairamuthu's pen...poetic! or a freelance poetic!(sometimes freelance poems surprises unexpectedly). And there is well enough room for Montage song with this small boy to show his naughtyness and interaction with Arya, instead of two unwanted songs. 

Moreover, though it has nice story with better execution, weaker screenplay has been the cause for the negative payoff of the movie.

What hurts me is, Vishuvardhan too fell on filmy film making(சினிமாத்தனமான சினிமா). In his Previous movies he balanced filmy things brilliantly, however in sarvam, சர்வ பாடல்கலும் சினிமாத்தனமே...ஏன் சர்வமும் சில இடங்களில் சினிமாத்தனமே...unlike his perfectly crafted glorification of protagonist on his previous movies, poison infected Arya was being chased through one day and two nights...and at last the way Arya comes from burialமுடியல...என்ன கொடுமை சார் இது!  And in all filmy movies, safeguard protects the need in person at the neck of the moments only, i don't know who will change this contextual rule. By the way in Tamil movies, we can't expect Sigmund Freuds as psychiatrists, can expect psychopath(Pradaap pothan) kinda psychiatrists only. However he too done well and Where he says இளையராஜா as எல்லைராஜா is another silent ஹீ ஹீ..

Apart from this, in technical aspects like cinematography, costume, art, dialogues, editing, casting are really on great standard, particularly cinematography and costume is awesome. 
சுட்டல் சூரியனை song is the real crest for editing, where in initial பல்லவி, single guitar string vibration in between நிக்கலான்டா and அடிச்சா வச்சகுறி words and its visualization placement is awesome.
And Computer Graphics is exceptionally well, yet i believe it wouldn't payoff..Futile!  

Yuvanshankar did some fantastic music score in his previous movies, i have great respect  for his score on Paruthiveeran movie(brilliantly reflected the ethinicity culture of the movie), altough in another time his score failed to synchronize the mood of "puthupettai" for its film-culture(but appropriate one for filmy culture!). Here in sarvam, background score is not bad, still in many nuances i felt he missed the real environmental track, may be he doesn't belive on those things besides he could reduce the noise a bit, so then he get an opportunity to add environmental track, on this issue there were many scenes Neerav shah made as beauty as he can, on the other hand yuvan drags that beauties to complete blunder one and first half is full of Illayaraja's melody and spanish guitar with heavy metal, is talkative. In songs yuvan did equally good, if not neerav shah has that ability to safeguard with his camera. சில இரவுகள், கனவுகள், சுவடுகள், நினைவுகள் நீதானே பாடல் இன்னும் என் நினைவுகளில்..., the flute in back drop throughout "அடடா வா அசத்தலாம் i wanna more with you" song is really அசத்தல், wanna watch more, and "மேகம் கருக்குது, மழை வரப்பார்க்குது, வீசியகடிக்குது காத்து, இளங்காத்து" lines insertion in  சுட்டல் சூரியனை is touching and usage of water drops sound in காற்றுக்குளே melody also very nice, but Yuvan sir, please stop singing, otherwise i ll cry, there are choice of singers avidly waiting, why you கஷ்டபடிங்?! Though that first songs in both halves are inappropriate for story/scenes, however watching them makes me inarticulate...such a sophisticated make. 

So, this time miserable vs miserable thriller goes miserable, coz' of its screenplay(like most thriller movies).

Atlast we all know Vishnuvardan is like a phoenix, after a flop in Kurumbu, he started from substratum through A.ariyamalum and pattiyal, so same way he ll back again with another real ace...can can...However i really love his films for his make and versatile, the range of scripts or ground is what makes him as one of the celebrity filmmaker in our film industry.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sarvam: Another ace from vishnuvardhan cells?

You must wait a day for sarvam review..

Monday, May 11, 2009

ஸ்ரீரங்கம்: சுஜாதா

ஒரு ஊருக்கு செல்கிறீர்கள், அதில் ஒவ்வொரு இடத்திலும் உங்கலுக்கு ஒரு விதமான நினைவுகள் வருகிறது, அதுவும் நீங்கள் பார்க்காத ஒரு மனிதர் உங்கலுக்கு அவ்வூரின் அருமை, பெருமைகளை, நினைவுகளை, வரலாறை, தெருச்சண்டையை, உங்களின் நினைவுகளினூடே பகிர்ந்துகொள்கிறார் என்றால் அது சுஜாதவும், ஸ்ரீரங்கமும் தான். நேற்று ஸ்ரீரங்கத்தில் இருந்தபோது எனக்கு அப்படி ஒரு கலா-அனுபவம் கிடைத்தது, எந்த வீதியில் நடந்தாலும் சுஜாதாவும் என்னுடன் நடந்தார், அவ்வூரின் திசை காட்டிகளை விட அவரின் வார்த்தைகள் தான் என்னை இட்டுச்சென்றன. அவரின் எழுத்துகளின் வலிமை, எனக்கு நிஜ கடவுளை காட்டியது..சுஜாதா எங்கும் செல்லவில்லை, இங்கு தான் இருக்கிறார் என்பதை நேற்று தான் அரிந்தேன்.

நம் கலாசாரத்தின் இன்னும் ஒரு அவலம்..

நான் ஒரு நாத்திகனாக இருந்தும் பெற்ரோரின் வட்புறுத்தலினால் சென்ற மூன்று நாட்களாக கும்பகோணம், மயிலாடுதுறை சுற்றுப்பகுதிகளில் உள்ள கோயில்களிட்கு சென்றுருந்தேன், ஒரு ஆன்மீக பயணமாக...கோயில்களின் கட்டிட கலை பிரமிக்கவைக்கின்றன. நான் கோவை, திருப்பூர், சென்னை போன்ற கான்க்ரீட் காடுகளையே பார்த்து வளர்ந்ததினால், ஒரு ஊரை சுற்றி இத்தனை அழகான  கோயில்களா, நம் முன்னொர்கள் இவ்வளவு பொக்கிஷங்களை விட்டுசென்றுள்ளார்கள் என்று எண்ணும் பொழுது அதை காக்க எவ்வளவு சிரத்தை எடுக்க வேண்டும் என மனதிற்குள் ஒரு சிறு ஆசையேனும் வரவில்லை என்றாள் நாம் கலை, கலாசாரம் என்று பேசுவதில் உள்ள நெருடல்கள் நம் ஆழ்மனம் அறியும். அறிந்துவிட்டு போகட்டும் என்பது நம் தமிழ் sorry, டமிழ் பண்பாடு. ஆனால் ஒன்று மட்டும் நிதர்ஷனம், இந்திய சுகாதர சீர்கேடின் ஒட்டு மொத்த உருவம் நம் புனிதஸ்தலங்கள் என்பதே அது. Enviromental Health, Public Health, Nutrition, Diseases Control & Management, Disaster preparedness, Micronutrient Deficiency Control, Pollution Control, Sewage and Wastage treatment, Traffic congestion, என்று பிதற்றுபவர்கள் இந்த விஷயத்தை எப்படி மறந்தார்கள் என்று எண்ணும் பொழுது அவர்களின் கலாசாரப்பிணைப்பு என் நெஞ்சை துளையிட்டு குருதியை களைகிறது. If you have real guts, i suggest you to enter once in such a holy place, you'll get all kinda diseases except AIDS. மிக விரைவில் இந்த ஆளில்லா கட்டிட கலைகளில், இரவு நேரங்களில் இன்றைய ஆன்மீகவாதிகளால் ஏற்படும் molecules change-கலைகளின் காரணமாக AIDSம் கூட சாத்தியமே. அதிலும் இந்த காலணிகளை விட்டுவிட்டு உள்ளே செல்வது இன்னும் ஒரு அபத்தம், கோயில் அர்ச்சகர் தரும் தன் வியர்வை கலந்த தீர்த்தம் அடுத்த அசிங்கம், அதிலும் குடிதண்ணீர் என்று கோயிலில் வரும் தண்ணீருக்கு TASMAC பானங்கள் தேவாமிர்தம், இதற்கு side-dish-ஆக டாஸ்மாக் பார்களில் கிடைப்பதை விட அவலமான பிரசாதங்கள் வேறு, இவை அனைத்துக்கும் முத்தாய்ப்பாக எந்த கோயிலிலும் கழிவறை என்பதே அதன் சுற்றுச்சுவர் என்பதுதான். இன்னும் இப்படி நிறைய எழுதலாம், ஆனால் என்ன பயன் என்று எண்ணினால் அது உச்சகட்ட அபத்தம்!