Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
The National Film Awards for the year 2008 was announced and Bollywood has bagged the cakes as much as 13 awards, Priyanka Chopra tops with the best actress award for the film "Fashion". Best Actor award to Upendra Limaye for Marathi Film "Jogva". And the Best Director award was won by the evergreen movie maker Bala for his movie "Naan Kadavul". The best feature film was won by "Antaheen". The other achivements are as follows,
Best Supporting Actor _ Arjun Rampal for Rock On!!
Best Supporting Actress – Kangana Ranaut for Fashion
Best Hindi Film Award – Rock On!!
Best Choreography – Chinni Prakash and Rekha Prakash for Jodha Akbar (Azeem-o-shaan shehenshah)
Best Costume Designer – Neeta Lulla for Jodha Akbar
Indira Gandhi award for Best First Film of a director – Neeraj Pandey’s ‘A Wednesday’
Best Animation Film – Yash Raj Films’ ‘Roadside Romeo’
Best Editing – A. Sreekar Prasad for Firaaq
Best Art Director – Gautam Sen for Firaaq
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Best Special Effects – Govardhan for Mumbai Meri Jaan
Best Children’s Film – Gubbachigalu Kannada
Best Child Artist – Shams Patel for Thanks Maa
Best Male Singer – Hari Haran
Best Felmale Singer – Shreya Ghoshal
Best Feature Film in each of the language specified in the Schedule VIII of the constitution’ category –
Best Tamil Film – Vaaranam Aayiram
Best Assamese Film – Mon Jai
Best Bengali Film – Shob Charitro Kalponik
Best Hindi Film – Rock On
Best Kannada Film – Vimukthi
Best Malayalam Film- Thirakkada
Best Marathi Film – Harishchandrachi Factory
Best Telugu Film – 1940 Lookagramam
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Here is a very thrilling note for all horror movie buffs. Yes the Screen writer Michael R. Perry and the director Kevin Greutert going to create on screen magic once again with their super hit “Paranormal Activity” sequel. The movie is set to release by October 22 which is a week earlier of the most awaited “Halloween”. The very interesting note is that Greutart is debuting as a director with the most popular “Saw-6” which is also hitting the theaters by October 22 from Lionsgate’s production house. Jason Blum and Oren Peli who were behind the movie are once again backing the production of the sequel too. Greutert was the editor of Saw series.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The “Mozart of Madras” A.R.Rehman has been nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards. The composer’s first fully fledged Hollywood commitment “Couples Retreat” has fetched him the nomination. The song from the movie “Na Na” has been nominated in the Best Original Song category the song was penned by Rehman himself and with rapper Blaze, Vivian Chaix and the song is sung by Alim, Clinton and Dominic along with the trio. The news was confirmed by Mr.Rehman himself during the background score launch in chennai and the album comprises of 6 songs. The special feature of the album is it has a Tamil song in it called “Kuru Kuru Kangalilae” which is penned and sung by Mr.Rehman. The Hollywood movie is been directed by Peter Billingsley and the plot of the movie is it revolves around 4 couples trying to reconnect with each other. The legendary music director won 2 Academy Awards last year in Best Original Song Category and Best Soundtrack for the movie “Slumdog Millionaire”.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
First of all, I would like to congratulate and appreciate the "Aayirathil Oruvan" team for their tremendous effort to made such a film. The film breaks all the Kollywood formulas and tried to show the superiority of the Tamil history. The film Aayirathil Oruvan is an historical as well as archaeological one which tells about the journey to find the hideouts, is fraught with traps, some laid by the fleeing Cholas. The first half of the movie is filled with adventurous fun and it is Karthi, who'd stolen the credit. Even though some of the scenes were inspired by Mckenna's Gold, the director doesn't let the audience to think about it with his pace in the screenplay. After the intermission, the pace turns out the face-to-face encounter with the survived King of the Chola kingdom, played by Parthiban. No body could say that he has acted in the film, instead he has lived as a King on the screen. And the movie moves like an arrow from the bow when Anitha turns out to be a descendant of the Pandya kingdom. Those who read the Tamil veteran writer Kalki's "Ponniyin Selvan", could able to realize about Anitha's characterization in the movie which utmost resembled Nandhini's character in the novel. Anitha comes through a pale second, despite brilliant acting by Reema Sen. And the scenes of rape by soldiers is definitely a clear comment on LTTE vs. SriLankan army and out of place. Karthi and seductress Andrea were lost in the second half, by an excellent performance by Parthiban and Reema Sen. The movie ended up with lot of unanswered questions such as who(m) is the one who deserves the title? But definitely the credit should go to Parthiban or Reema, and the end card with "Cholan Payanam Thodarum", which apparently says about the sequel. Apart from the director two others share the credits they are Cinematographer Raamji who gave a visual treat and composer G.V.Prakash Kumar who gave life to the movie by his marvellous background score.But the director has to answer it. On the whole I can rate the movie as 4 out of 5 and hats-off to Selvaraghavan for letting us to hear good Tamil.
Tailbit for Non-Tamilians: "Aayirathil Oruvan" is the recently released Tamil movie by Selvaraghavan, Casting by Karthi, Reema Sen and Andrea.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The race for the next Spiderman has begun and the film makers are in serious hunt for the one who can fill the space of Tobey Maguire because the film makers have bid Good Bye to him. They have chosen 10 guys and one among them would be the next spider(!!!). You know, there are really some hotties in the list and most probably it would be Daniel Radcliffe. Alright, I can read your pulse. Calm down. Very soon, he is going to retire from his routine job as a Harry Potter, a boy with scar in his forehead etc and going to hit the big screens as a short spidey. The producers are currently in a process of rebooting the Spider man in a younger and in more contemporary way. The others who are in the race are Zac Efron (22), Robert Pattinson (20), Daniel Radcliffe (20), Shia LaBeouf (23), and Jaden Smith (11).T
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
What if you were happened to jump from a 5 storey building to the 60 feet pool? Definitely I will not do it. But what if you got a chance to do it along with bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra? Probably I would be the first person to accept it(!!!). And this is what happened at the sets of her latest release Pyaar Impossible and Uday Chopra had a chance, jumped along with the Desi girl but the thing was, they did it for fun! She is very excited about the movie and happy yet with the results. The former miss world is having an ample of projects for 2010 and what gains attention is, Priyanka Chopra to have a face-off with hot bebo Katrina Kaif in ‘Dostana 2’. But still yet to figure out where and how she will appear as the script work for the movie is in progress. Believe it or not, Priyanka is getting close to Uday, she admits and it’s still a myth whether Shahid-Priyanka are still dating or ended up? But she is doing no more films in the year 2010 with Shahid.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Recently I came across a mail which was very interesting it’s about “Self Appraisal” thought of sharing it with you people. Because Self Appraisal is meant to boost our confidence and it is a good way of self motivation. So it keeps us high in our work place. Let’s get into the mail.
A little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a store and dialed a number.
The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:
Boy : "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman : (at the other end of the phone line) "I already have someone to cut my lawn."
Boy : "Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now."
Woman : I'm very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
Boy : (with more perseverance) "Lady, I'll even sweep the floor and the stairs of your house for free.
Woman : No, thank you.
With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.
Store Owner : "Son... I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job."
Boy : "No thanks,
Store Owner : But you were really pleading for one.
Boy : No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!"
This is what we call