Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ode to HP

Not about my kambeni..atha pathi thaniya postaren..this post is dedicated to the latest and last installment in the Harry Potter series...Alas! a great series comes to end..for folks who are keen followers i share your grief..for the uninitiated..well there is more to life which you have been missing folks...reading books you love is a magic in itself..that too when the characters are magical themselves...well what to say...i read the first one half heartedly..didnt like the cover picture...i have a hmm..sort of fetish towards book covers...the book should impress me right from cover page..when i saw the "HP n philosophers stone" book..it wasnt much impressive..infact i had to plough through the book..couldnt follow half the things as i guess Rowling had decided to have the book in several parts right from page one of part one..so most of the characters events where placed with a cloud of mystery hanging over each scene..though it aroused a wee bit of curiosity..the very thought that the second installment is going to be a year later was a put off...i never thought i would wait for the second part to come and had almost forgot about the book itself..the next i saw the books where when i went to my friends place..i saw that his wife was crazy about HP and had bought all the three parts which had come till that time...and surprisingly the cover was interesting this time..i started with the third part "HP n Prisoner of Azkaban" and guess what it was pretty interesting..it had some parts missing..the best part about Rowlings writing is that she assumes that you have read the previous parts when she writes the current one..reading the third part enthused me to read the other parts..and thus began my quest...till i read the last part i thought "chamber of secrets" was her best...but this last edition "Deathly Hallows" definitely lived up to the expectations and was an amazing read..when the book was released i didnt ran up to buy it..750 rs per piece...evan vaanguvannu vituten..but when i chkd one of thebook shops causally..i was shocked to hear that they had sold out all the pieces on day one first hour itself...then after frantic chking i finally managed to buy it in a new bookstore which opened up near our area...first padichathu last ten pages thaan..who dies n who survivesnu therinjukama mandaye vedichurum pola adicihi...it feels sad that the series ends with this 7th part...wish there are more...harry potter padikarapolaam...u feel as if u r transferred into their magical world...the names which Rowling has selected for each of the spells and the magical items which makes entry in each series..ellam top class..for encyclopedia there is an equivalent rememberall and there is this stupefy curse to stun someone...patronus charm to chase away the dementors..toad sweets...oh my my...fresh imagination...and awesome charaterisation...enaku Hermione and Ron romba pudikum...Harry obviousa ellarukum pudikum...firstlenthu Dumbeldore, the headmaster of the magic school, Harryoda mentor n guide and role model mari solitu final partla avarum weak person thangara mari solirukarthu konjam pudikala..but interesting twists..paarapatcham paakama ella charactersaiyum poatu thalra vidham...hats off to Rowling..Harry potter series are over..Long live Harry potter series :)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Review time...

Chak De India..

Makkalay..kandippa paarunga miss panaatheenga...padam romba nalla iruku..for any hockey enthusiast or sports enthusiast its a must watch...enna mari sila caselaam iruku..goli gilli matchnalum India thaan win pananumngara alavuku veri..antha mathiri makkals wud lap it up...surprisingly SRK gives a nice performance..nalla udambu ethi..he gives a creditable performance as the coach..and no romantic duets or heorine for him mind you..no mushy scenes where he can ham his heart out..unlike KANK where he literally irritated everyone with his constant bickering and crying he is more manly in this movie...his role is also a bit new for hindi movies considering a superstar actor donning it..there are certain scenes which are very delicate and could have been judgemental or jingoistic degressing from the core theme..but luckily the movie doesnt and holds its line..the scene where his friend says..its hight time he came out of the guilt and everyone and every sin has a pardon..he sagely replies not for everyone..the movie has a few highlights like this and it talks about the difficulty in being a leader and belonging to a different community and the humiliation which he has to undergo..and hold on..not just that..it also talks of women lib too..in a tongue-in-cheek cinematic style..there is another delicate scene in the movie where the ladies comepete with the men team..the scene is to bolster the image of ladies in front of the chauvinistic committee folks..so the director cant allow the team to loose..but being a movie which is pro hockey from the first line he cannot also show the mens team in poor light..not even a draw..i liked the way that scene had been portrayed..its was neither cinematic..nor very sombre..the ending is the real icing on the show...SRK doesnt rush in with all instruments blaring nor does he do any jig..he simply walks back and closes the door to the world..keeping his hurt to himself...and yeah..i almost missed out..for the sports enthu folks..we have quite a few moments in the movie..the final penalty shoot out is one such scene..nicely made and the dresing room fights are also equally interesting..and oh yeah..i forgot to mention the gal brigade :) the goalie looks cute..reminds me of someone i couldnt place a name...the one who plays the role of the forward preeti someone..looks gawky n gud at the same time :) but the real show stealer is that kutti paiyan like lady from Jharkand..man..wattan energy..guess she must have been a real player...the kind of enthusiasm and energy she displays on the field is contagious..and last but not the least the punjabi gal...who has u in splits of laughter...overall all a totally enjoyable movie with some decent performances...chk it out folks..nice to see India winning something against the Aussies...atleast in the movies :) infact for each of the goals i could hear people cheering.. :) chk it out folks :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dont tell anyone...its a secret..

Dont tell anyone..
How many times have u endured this phrase in ur life..By accepting or agreeing to this one liner, you unknowingly create a barrier, which many a time results in breaking more than one relationship. If you think that people trust you so much, that they share their darkest of secrets only with you, by binding you with this "magical" phrase...think twice fellas..it might so happen that, you may be one of the many bound by this invisible clause. Simplest way to make a mess of a relation is, to tell something to one person and utter this "Dont tell it to anyone"...kekkaravan kenaya iruntha eruma kuda aeroplane oatumaam (ithuku vera definition edhuvum ivlo decenta maatala..therinjavanga purinjavanga manichukunga :) )...i fail to understand the thrill people get in sowing the seeds of secrecy on eveyone..its either that they want to enjoy the pleasure of "revealing" the "news" to everyone themselves or simply to have fun on your account or they are utterly suspicious folks who should be immediately banished to Azkhaban...

Huh..thats a real stinker of a post..irukara kadupellam kotti theethachu.. :)

Monday, August 06, 2007

Terrific Traffic

எங்கெங்கு காணினும் வண்டியடா....
சொல்ல முடியாது...பாரதிதாசன் மட்டும் இப்போ இருந்தா பெங்கலூர் வாகன நெரிசலப் பார்த்து இந்த மாதிரி மாத்தி பாடிருப்பார்..எகப்பட்ட வண்டி...இந்த ஊருல மட்டும் கூறு பத்து ரூவான்னு விப்பாய்ங்க போல...ஒவ்வொருத்தனும் ரெண்டு மூணுன்னு வண்டி வச்சிருக்காய்ங்க...அதாச்சும் செரி...பல்லிருக்கு பக்கோடா சாப்ட்ரானுங்கனு உட்ருலாம்...ஆனா இவனுங்க வண்டி ஓட்ர அழக எங்க போய் சொல்ரது...கண்ராவி புடிச்சவனுங்க..ரோட்டோரமா வண்டி ஓட்டுங்கடனா ப்லட்பார்ம்லயே ஒட்ரானுங்க...விவேக் சொல்ரா மாரி எடது பக்கம் இண்டிகெட்டர் போட்டு வலது பக்கம் கைய காட்டிக்கிட்டு...நேரா வர ------- நிக்க வச்சி சுட வேணாம்...

Came one hour late today..because of this damn traffic...infact i came walking all the way for 4.5 KMs overtaking our office cab tata sumo and reached office before that...enna koduma saravana ithu