Thursday, January 14, 2010

History makes history..

A picture is worth a thousand words.. not often one happens to see a movie that says a million words.. rather teaches you a million things.. Aayirathil Oruvan is one such and I was privileged to watch it on the first day of its release.. From the title card.. rather even before the title card the movie catches your attention.. starts in a period of the chola kings and moves back to te present.. A simple plot.. a dad and a daughter ( Andrea and Pratap Pothan) are both archaeologists.. Pratap goes missing and Andrea with a team of soldiers along with Reema and Karthi goes in search of  missing Pratap.. Well.. Selva gives you everything you ask for.. From the very beginning till the end credits the movie gripped me in my seat.. So many things catch your eye and yet so much goes missing the first time you watch it.. The first half is filled with adventure and travel.. Reema and Andrea capture the screen as glam dolls and Karthi spills humour here and there.. But the grandeur with which the scenes were made.. Man.. I just can't describe.. The meeting with the tribal leader.. the Seven obstacles.. The war with the tribes.. So many.. So many.. Reema comes around like Angelina of tomb-raider.. probably better in style and looks ;) .. and the number of artists on screen.. you'll lose count after a thousand or a two.. there's so much on the screen for the eyes to see.. so many new things.. so many things we never would've imagined to take a spot in a tamil movie..jelly fishes for instance.. the highlight of the first half according to me was that shadow concept.. wow.. selva was at his best.. and Ramji's camera brought every ounce of Selva's imagination alive..and there comes the second half.. trust me the movie takes its peak with the entry of Parthiban.. I never thought I'd admire him this much.. None ever would've imagined him in such a role.. Selva made fantastic use of his acting skills.. The make up and the body language and simply his expressions.. Parthiban outplays every single person on the screen.. I watched the movie in a neighbourhood theatre and the audience were sick.. really sick.. They din seem to like the second half much.. But for me the second half was like four five times huge when compared to this first.. Parthiban ..  I'm not able to restrict myself from mentioning his name.. Every single movement of his captured my attention.. He was perfectly moulded for that role.. and I cannot forget mentioning G.V's BGM .. "the arrival of the king" and "the celebration of life".. two of his master pieces.. but I still feel that Yuvan would've done a better job.. but nevertheless G.V's score was nothing short of expectations...And Vairamuthu's words.. I wonder how everything perfectly fell in place for this movie.. Also Selva's penned songs for this movie.. What more can a director do?! The movie was nearing climax .. The war scene.. A big WOOOOOOOOW for that! Camera,bgm,stunts,artists,location and PARTHIBAN!!!! The sequence was an art in itself.. And prior to that Parthi's expressions during his encounter with Reema.. he stood out from the entire cast!

Nell aadiya nilam engae..

Soll aadiya avai engae..

Vill aadiya kalam engae..

Kall aadiya silai engae..

When he was acting out these lines.. I couldn''t hold back my tears.. I don't even know why.. But it brought tears to me.. There were around ten of my friends watching the movie but only two of us whole-heartedly liked it.. Selva stunned us.. Trust me.. I never ever thought I'd see Reema and Parthi in a spectacular sword fight..

Final words: 

                   After every big movie I feel that this is going to be the movie of the decade.. but after this movie I really feel that another such movie would never be done by any director here after.. Beautifully weaved storyline and 245 days of hard work din go waste.. Selva has brought out tamil cinema to a bigger stage.. All tamil cinema needs is people like Selva and producers like Ravi who have the guts to take up projects like this..

People who really understood the movie will have a different perspective of  Tamil History after watching this movie.. 

Hats off to Reema Parthi,Selva,Ramji,G.V,Vairamuthu,Andrea and ofcourse the protagonist Karthi.. This movie is indeed a visual treat..  

P.S: I may not be a acclaimed movie critic and it just might be only me who gets to read this piece again.. but the only way I could express my excitement and experience was to write about it.. and you have to be me to know how it feels to have seen this movie.. :)


Monday, January 11, 2010

From differential equation to a difficult situation..

It started off to be a good day.. after a very happy weekend .. the sun came up rising my spirits and there I was in the train that takes me to my college... Classes started .. I'd completed my math assign to my surprise.. ;) and my favorite class of this sem(math.. :D) went really well.. and there came devices.. boo hoo..and after a boring two hour lecture on bla bla bla that we already studied in class twelve, again came my fav sub .. but this time she made me sleep.. (how motherly.. ;) ) and huh the much awaited luch break arrived.. after getting a taste of the delicacies available at the MIT canteen.. lol.. the aftrenoon session was a totally brain numbing Unix class! Its so so so dumb that if einstein attends one such session he'l start writing E equals MC rectangle thereafter.. ( sorry sense of humour has suffered a steep fall after 4 hours of  Unix :( ) and finally as it happnes everyday..the classes ended.. I came out of the lab with a relief  only to find that my vehicle's key was missing! Gosh.. I searched and searched.. already sick and tired of the day.. Came back to the shed and found the vehicle. . uff.. atleast the vehicle was there ;).. and I had to take a bus home.. take my spare key and again a bus to the shed! poor me!! and now am back home posting all these adventures here... Phew.. long day ..gotta take a break..

Cheers.. :) 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Yet another...

It's long since I wrote anything.. My PC failed to function thanks to a nice warm family of viruses that sought shelter in it.. It is the first weekend after college resumed.. Just a week yet it seems like a long time.. tough schedules and half of the guys at college are already sleep deprived .. Thank God we have English and Emech..else we'd be deprived even of the little sleep (courtesy these classes).. The results are out and everyone of us managed to scrap decent grades.... It was Saturday y'day.. a normal weekend.. a comparitively less tiresome  day of the week.. woke up around 8 and spent the day doing my most favorite work.. whiling away.. ;) .. Was at Anchi just like every saturday.. Back home and it begun.. the strange uncomfortable feeling.. felt like all the happiness was sucked out of me.. may be the weather.. the cutting cold the occasional drizzle.. Grey clouds reflecting my mood..and the still,silent night..I was not the usual chirpy self.. I was in my room.. that saved me the strain of keeping a smiling face.. I could look dejectedly at the walls and let out an occasional tear.. I was spending my time online.. facebook.. readin thru status msgs.. and then there was this gal in my college I spoke to.. She had faced a misfortune and though we were not acquainted much or had an emotional relationship I was feeling sorry.. I was feeling bad for her.. This is an usual thing still.. this mattered so much to me that I wanted to write about it.. I've felt sorry for a million people and I hadn't written about a single person.. why this time.. may be because she's a gal? No.. May be i was already upset? No.. May be the things that happened to her? No.. I'm still wondering why.. 

PS: Wishes to all my frnds who flourished well.. :) hope things continue the same way..