Sunday, January 18, 2009

Padikadhavan Review


Padikadhava starring Dhanush, Tamanna and all other serial actors in Sun TV. All the character introduction just felt that am sitting front of the TV watching a Serial. The movie was very good until 10 min before the interval, then the movie takes all kind of twists and turns which was not really up to the liking. Few dialogs did not miss to get the applause when Dhanush talks proud about him being uneducated. Vivek has done a good job. But this is not his best shot. His action reminded Vadivelu in many occasions.

This is another movie with hero pocessing super natural power, that he can make people air borne with his punches and kicks. Am still hoping the movie makers will make responsible movies one day. Which are very few now a days.

The movie is about Dhanush having a plan to Love and marry a educated girl since he is uneducated even when provided the best of opportunities. The girls father is a Don in Andhra who is staying away from that circle and staying in her Uncles house and Studying Aeronautical eng. She is spotted by the Opponent gang who attempt to kill her, but saved by her father gang. Later she returns with her father to Andhra. Now our hero along with Vivek, who pocesses him self to be a Rowdy(Comedian) make their way to Andhra to get back Dhanush's girl. After series of scenes the Heroines father accepts their marriage. But now Dhanush is being attacked in the railway station on his way back. After the investigation they find that Dhanush has killed a Gangsters brother in Tirunelvelli for which they are taking a revenge.

Now the heroines father asks Dhanush to solve the problem with the gangster either by talking his way through or to knock his off. Its climax, so no words, only action. As expected our Hero with all super natural power knockes him off and walks to clam his girl.

Nothing great in this movie to make it a must see, but if I have to compare it with Vullu, this movie is a percent better.

Rating - 1.5/5

Friday, January 16, 2009

Chennai Sangamam




WOW!!!! What can i say about Chennai Sangamam. Besant Nagar Beach(Elliots beach) was filled with human heads. It is a wonderful concept to bring all the art form to Chennai. It is the one stop for all the art form in Tamil Nadu(62 showcased in chennai Sangamam). And the Grand Finale was awesome. I was at the right time for the million dollar performance By Siva Mani. He really rocked. Continuous performance for more than an hour. The vib really picked up when other artist joint with him. And Parai was the highlight.

Love you Chennai.........

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Villu Review


Villu, did not have any big expectation after the music was released. Since most of the songs gave the same feel as that of Pokiri, and the others are gracefully from Telugu. so what better can I expect from the movie, it is going to be a Masala.

The movie started well, but not strong in screen play. The screen play had to take long brething gaps which is filled by Vadivelu's Comedy in the first half, and songs in the second half. And Nayantara all over the movie to add the Glamour element. The first Half was like watching Comedy time in K tv. No big development in the story. And the second half is Sun Music, with Mokkai's in between the songs. Prakash raj acting is good as usual, Pandu has 2 or 3 scenes for a descent comedy.

If you see the movie without the Comedy, Songs, Nayantara there is nothing left, except a very weak movie. The story is the same as in hundreds of other movies, where the son take revenge on people who brought bad name to his father. The same guys murdered his father. The death of his father is another comedy, where a case file is given to crack down the arms smuggling. Now our Heroes father goes to combat terrorist single handed, SINGLE MAN ARMY. See how carelessly he has planned to go alone. If he has taken few other trained men, his life would not have been lost, they could have stopped the arms smuggling right at the beginning. And this whole movie is not needed. Even now directors take logic for granted.

When compared with other Vijay's recent movies, Villu is far more better, atleast not scaring the audience away from the theater. Overall Villu is a Masalla Chicken, with too much Masala(Comedy, songs, glamour), but very little Chicken(Story, screenplay). Sure this movie will be a hit as per directors calculations.

Villu - 4/10

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Villu


Review from other sites

Behindwoods - With tacky production values, shabby cinematography and amateurish direction Villu comes across as a more than two-hour long torment that only less people deserve – those who have committed some unpardonable crime, perhaps.For all these reasons Villu, in all probability, could even tire out the loyal fans. Verdict – Not worth risking your patience!

Galatta.com - At a time where audiences have started appreciating movies like Poo, Vaaranam Aayiram and Abhiyum Naanum, a script like Villu is really regressing by taking audiences back to the 80's where movies where based on exaggerated sentiments. Let's hope Vijay chooses better scripts in the years to come and gives us movies like Poove Unagagha, Kushi and Priyamanavale

Indiaglitz - The end product is far from impressive as it is a 'chaotic' cocktail of comedy, action and needless stunt sequences far from any logic. [3]

Sify - The director, however, is less concerned with the film's plot and the pre-climax portion lacks punch as the story goes limp. There are eye-rollingly stupid moments, which are pure slapstick comedy, in the film.[4]



Mine Coming soon ...............

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Real life incident: Gas (LPG) leakage at home


This year (2009) it was unusual me staying back in my home on the New Year Eve. I had my dinner @ 10pm and went to play Crusader in my PC. Before I could realize it was 2 am. So I went to sleep to start the day early that day.

I was still thinking in my mind that I need to wake early to pick up Shankar, who was coming from Hyderabad. This usually happens, that i would wake up at the time I have fixed in my mind (Could miss on few occasions due to sys malfunction). I got up at 7 am, and called Shankar and found that he came through Chennai Exp, which arrived @ 5:30 am, and is in his home. Even before I could hang up the call my mom came running, she was really in the panic mode.

She shouted out of fear, Hari come fast!!!. Her face said something was really wrong. I sprigged out of my bed, rushed in to the kitchen. My dad was holding on to the gas cylinder. I was confused. But I know some thing is wrong and my dad said that the valve in the Cylinder is not locking. He had tried to replace the regulator, and when he removed the regulator the gas started to leak out since the valve is not closing (It is the valve that closes the cylinder when it is kept alone). The gas was coming out in full pressure. Using his thumb he closed the outlet, still I was able to hear the gas escaping. So I asked him to take away his hand, same moment I took control. First I used my thumb, it was the same sound when the balloon flatten. So I asked him to pull the cylinder to get better control. Now I used my palm to seal it applying my body weight directly on it. It is now under control. But am not able to hold on to it.

IT WORKED............

Something needs to be done. Calling emergency number will take at least a minute, and to get help it would take several more. But am counting in seconds, am not able to hold on, still have to be confident to keep my parents ensured that everything is under control. But it was slipping away. I was able to think about Insulation tape, Plaster of Paris, Cement mixture from a near by construction site to seal it. But would do too little to manage this high pressure, what else can hold this high pressure?? The gas regulator, coz when the regulator is on, it would hold this same pressure. So I need to put the regulator back before anything could happen. Before my thought process is done my hand grabbed the regulator and fixed it and I turned it to Off mode.

THANK GOD...........

I dono what stopped me from going out that night. It is really unusual for me. Also the kitchen in my house shares the space with the Pooja Ghar. And it is my Fathers routine to light the Oil lamp there at 6 in the morning. But it did not happen that day since my Grand Mother had passed away the previous week, and we were observing mourning for 16 days.

After all this drama, I called the Gas company to send in help. The Phone is ringing and there is no answer. May be it is too early for a emergency or they might be closed for New Year day. Later my mom called them the next day, they have informed that they will collect the cylinder after it is used up and the pressure is released. This is what I call EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Still a great memory to hold and share, so  that it may help someone in a similar situation. Go for the gas regulator when you see a gas leakage through the gas valve.