Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Maddy: In the right direction

Maddy alias Madhavan had a big year of 2009 with his 3 Idiots and he is more than happy about being part of it. Even though Aamir Khan was captain of the ship, maddy is quite happy learning from him. And he is looking forward for his release Teen Patti where he is sharing his screens with Amitabh Bachchan and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley of "Gandhi" fame. Madhavan is very selective about his projects, he is not accepting the offers just like that. In an recent interview he revealed that he got a opportunity once in life time to work with both of his role models in a single project. Maybe that's because of he came a long way. He started out with veteran director Mani Ratnam, then Kamal Haasan, last project with Aamir Khan and now its Amitabh Bachchan. Definitely, he is going in the right direction. He is one of the biggest stars in South India, but he is not yet played any lead role in Bollywood (but few unnoticed), of course he does 13B but it made him familiar but he is a long way more to go. Although he is playing roles with legends, he needs to be noticed separately as an individual performer. I hope he will achieve it soon as he did in Kollywood. Best wishes to Maddy. Keep going!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

60th Republic Day

Today is our 60th Republic Day. So i wish every Indian a Happy Republic Day in this occasion and I also request them to see the flag hoist. Don't miss that Prestigious moment.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

56th National Awards

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
Best Malayalam Film- Thirakkada
Best Marathi Film
Harishchandrachi Factory
Best Telugu Film
1940 Lookagramam

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Get Ready for Paranormal Activity-2

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

Yet Another Oscar for A.R.Rehman

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

Aayirathil Oruvan: The one among the thousand

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

Is Avatar really Cameroon's own imagination???

Here the news I am going to tell here is really makes you piss off!!! Now it’s the season of Avatar flu and the movie is now heading to set the new history in the world movies and the fruit he gets will make him to survive even in his next life too. But can you believe that the story line of Avatar might be stolen or be inspired from anybody's creation? Yes its hard to believe, but you will find it out if you read the "Noon Universe" by the Soviet Union Science Fiction writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky . The novel written in the year 1960 and there exists a great similarities between the movie and the novel, which are the name Pandora, a green and lushly forested planet and the events of both take place in 22nd century. Arkady has died in 1991 and his existing brother Boris Strugatsky stated that he hasn't yet seen the movie and so couldn't comment on it, when he was asked about the similarities. However James Cameroon had denied ripping off any ideas and said the the sci-fi flick was his own imagination. He also told that he is having trilogy for the movie, Sam Worthington is signed for it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Who will be Starred in Spider Man-4?

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

King Khan "Aamir Khan"

Being the superstars of the Indian cinema, when it comes to non-film, both the khans are as different as chalk and cheese. SRK never let the financial opportunity to go off but Aamir in turn proves that he is a person who sees for the quality, not money. A source revealed, when Shah Rukh Khan asked to release the book of the Management Guru, Arindam Choudry, earlier this month in Delhi, SRK demanded Rs.30 Lakhs. But when the book author approached Aamir Khan for his book launch, he in spite of demanding money, agreed for the launch on one condition that he has to read the book first, if he likes it, then only he will accept the deal. The author is now waiting for Aamir’s response. Can you guess how much Aamir would charge for the honours? It is ZERO rupees. When he asked why, he replied that it would insult the Hindu goddess of learning Saraswati if you try to make money out of such things. Hats off to Aamir!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cigarettes Please, says Deepika

Apart from the same kind of stories like a poor guy who fall in love with the girl and finally how he succeeds in achieving the girl's love in the climax, bollywood is awaiting for a new kind of funny psychological thriller, titled Karthik Calling Karthik. Farhan Akhtar, the film maker and actor, is holding hands with an heartthrob Deepika Padukone this time. This is not only a special film for Farhan but Deepika too. She is playing a very modern girl who smokes, Farhan advises her not to smoke and eventually getting her quit to smoking(Really a different story!!!) . The moment she heard to smoke for the film, she never accepted it, fear of getting addicted into it. To make her rest of the feeling, film makers had planned to offer an organic cigarette which is no harm for her as well as environment. Finally the Bangalore beauty is now smoking an (organic) cigarette at the sets. Hope its going to be a very long Ad film which says the message “Smoking is injurious to health”.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

No More Shahid- Priyanka Chopra

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

Self Appraisal

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:

: "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
: (at the other end of the phone line) "I already have someone to cut my lawn."
: "Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now."
: I'm very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
: (with more perseverance) "Lady, I'll even sweep the floor and the stairs of your house for free.
: 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."
: "No thanks,
Store Owner
: But you were really pleading for one.
: 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

"Self Appraisal".