Sunday, June 20, 2010

Raavanan - Movie Review

17 blesses 'n' curses

The film is about Veera, a tribal, kidnapping Ragini, wife of a cop Dev, who played a role in the death of his step sister, to seek revenge and how Ragini gets to know the real Veera after all the outer layers of his character gets peeled.

Even before Raavan/ Raavanan/ Villian released the film was being killed on twitter, the new Ram. I saw the Tamil version Which i think would be better than the Hindi version because a) Mani Ratnam looses it, when he tries to adapt it in Hindi (b) The Tamil version has got Vikram. That is one big reason I was excited about this film.

For years I wanted Vikram, this beautiful actor to be known to everyone in the world. I hold him on par with Kamal Haasan of this generation. Just see the way he effortlessly switches between his split personalities in the film Anniyan/ Aparichit/Aparichitudu. You would know what am I talking about if you see this. The same is also available in Hindi


Vikram didnt disappoint me one bit with his histrionics as Veera. Prithivi Raj as the cop is excellent and looks very handsome. The surprise package of this film however is Karthik as the forest guard. Man! what a comeback, he just proved why he was considered 2nd to none other than Kamal Haasan during his hay days. Aishwarya doesnt have much to do other than cry and she does that well. Prabhu was an utter waste in this movie. Priyamani fits the role well and Munna as brother of Veera was good too.

Story is kind of okay but the biggest mistake Mani Ratnam has done is likening this story to Ramayan. This is actually Ravanayan if I can call it that way. The character of Raavan is glorified wee bit and Ram is de-glorified way too much. If you get to see this picture taken outside the theatre, you would get a picture of what I am trying to express.

  Look at this Anil/Squirrel which was touched by Lord Ram and got its 3 lines on its back. This died after watching Raavanan. 


I dont know about others but i was stuck up with portrayal of people who I believed as good guys in a totally opposite way. If only he had not named this Raavan and not likened Veera/Beera to the character of Raavan and left it subtle for the audience to know it, this movie would have been tons better. That is where I feel Mani missed the trick because the story becomes so obvious if you do so.

One of the major setbacks of the film is its dialogues. Suhasini Mani Ratnam who penned the dialogues in Tamil is a big let down. This dilutes the whole film’s aura. The scenes at the end of the movie seemed like a dragged rubber band just because of this.

The film’s major plus is its camera work by Santhosh Sivam. The way he has handled the camera, he definitely deserves an award. The locations are so beautiful and this film is a visual treat.

On the whole I would say this film is worth a watch at least for its visualisation.

I would give it a 2.75 /5 stars and an Ok rating just because of the ineffective dialogues. Not bad as the twitter said it would be.


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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pictures speak a thousand words! – Mambalam Memes

7 blesses 'n' curses

I have decided to post Photologs of interesting things I come across. To be honest i am not getting any ideas to blog about. By the time I get to conceive an idea, it becomes stale as milk. When you dont have anything to say just shut up. That is exactly what i am doing now. Humour is around me everywhere, I thought why wont I use it. There is always a reason to laugh! isn't it? Take a look at what I've got

 

1. If you thought only politicians asked for votes, think twice!

Narasinger

 

2. A scene at the railway station.

Station

 

3. A distant cousin of Spiderman Peter Parker, No Parker! 

 

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The guy is gutsy, isn't he? The sign says if you park within 100 metres, you will be fined Rs 500. I am yet to see a cop look at this and fine anyone.

 

4. This is how No Parker was born. A breed between No space and  Yes Parker. 

 

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5. This is the Jewel in the crown picture.

If you didn’t know the spellings of various Chaat items, just look at the board below and learn the authentic spellings. If you’ve missed this picture you’ve missed a lot of fun in life!

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Keep laughing until then bye from Venky!!


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How to beat Internal Server Error?

4 blesses 'n' curses
For the past few days twitter has been at its annoying best. The image Moby, the whale snoozing and sparrows carrying the dreaded whale must have registered in every twitterholic’s mind by now.

32566_1272771750410_1563391479_30557435_2488007_n      Image created by @Vencurd

Now this morning a new problem cropped up, “The Internal Server error”  When people try to update their tweets the message “Internal Server error” appears. So the natural human reaction would be pressing the SEND button again. This is what which triggered multiple duplicate of the same tweets.

                                                 Image courtesy http://www.chaaps.com/  run by @Che2on
HOW CAN WE BEAT IT?
The solution is simple just press the SEND button once and be patient. If you panic and press the SEND button many times you would be loosing a followers baby! SO buck up, remember! just press the SEND button once.
SHARE IT TO ALL YOURS FELLOWS TWEEPS AND STOP THIS NONSENSE!


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Monday, June 14, 2010

Apologies to all the readers!

3 blesses 'n' curses
I am deeply sorry for my highly deplorable act of re-publishing all my posts. This morning i was half awake and half asleep and deleted all the posts in the wrong blog. Hence I had to re publish all the posts.

Friends who are following my blog kindly bear with this idiotic act which messed all your dashboard feeds.

Yours deplorably

VeNkY

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

55 fiction #2

12 blesses 'n' curses

I Have committed the cardinal sin Not talkingthat a blogger shouldn’t commit, Letting their blog die because of twitter. To cleanse me of my sins I am gonna blog regularly and torture you guys to read meBig Grin.

55 fiction is a form writing where the author expresses their thoughts within 55words. But for this author they are way to torture his readers with his (Poor) Jokes. So go ahead and read this one for this poor soulLaughing 

A guy walked passed the snoring watchman and entered the flatDont tell anyone. He placed something on the lock, opened the door and went in. Suddenly a bowl slipped and fell on the ground Doh, the lights went on and he was caught food-handedDrooling. “Rohan! Why are you late? No dinner for you todayAngry” said his mom.

This Further re-establishes the fact “He who comes late for dinner gets a bummer”  If you want a share of you dinner arrive early or else you would left with the left overs.


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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I wanna keep my blog alive!

11 blesses 'n' curses

I saw this tag on Shilpa Garg and got myself tagged  to keep my blog alive and kicking! Go ahead read the things I’ve done in life. The things that are struck are the things i am still yet to do.

  1. Graduated high school.
  2. Kissed someone.
  3. Smoked a cigarette.
  4. Got so drunk you passed out.
  5. Rode every ride at an amusement park.
  6. Collected something stupid.
  7. Gone to a rock concert.
  8. Helped someone.
  9. Gone fishing.
  10. Watched four movies in one night.
  11. Lied to someone.
  12. Snorted cocaine.
  13. Smoked weed.
  14. Failed a subject.
  15. Been in a car accident.
  16. Been in a tornado.
  17. Watched someone die.
  18. Been to a funeral.
  19. Burned yourself.
  20. Run a marathon.
  21. Cried yourself to sleep.
  22. Spent over 10,000 bucks in one day.
  23. Flown on an aeroplane.
  24. Cheated on someone.
  25. Been cheated on.
  26. Written a 10 page letter.
  27. Gone skiing.
  28. Been sailing.
  29. Cut yourself.
  30. Had a best friend.
  31. Lost someone you loved.
  32. Got into trouble for something you didn't do.
  33. Stolen a book from the library.
  34. Gone to a different country.
  35. Watched the Harry Potter movies.
  36. Had an online diary.
  37. Fired a gun.
  38. Gambled in a casino.
  39. Been in a school play.
  40. Been fired from a job.
  41. Taken a lie detector test.
  42. Swam with dolphins.
  43. Voted for someone on a reality TV show.
  44. Written poetry.
  45. Read more than 20 books a year.
  46. Gone to Europe.
  47. Loved someone you shouldn't have.
  48. Used a colouring book over age 12.
  49. Had a surgery.
  50. Had stitches.
  51. Taken a Taxi.
  52. Had more than 5 IM conversations going on at once.
  53. Been in a fist fight.
  54. Suffered any form of abuse.
  55. Had a pet.
  56. Petted a wild animal.
  57. Had your own credit card & bought something with it.
  58. Dyed your hair.
  59. Got a tattoo.
  60. Had something pierced.
  61. Got straight A’s.
  62. Known someone personally with HIV or AIDS.
  63. Taken pictures with a webcam.
  64. Lost something expensive.
  65. Gone to sleep with music on.

Congratulation if you have made till here. The gift I am giving you is this Tag. Do take it up !

I specially wanna tag Srini, Pins n Ashes , Neha Silam, Neha Hadkar, Avada Kedavra , Nethra, Pooja menon and Muralidhar


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