Sunday, December 11, 2011


I really like the video for this song, so anti-Bollywood.

Friday, December 02, 2011

I want to see this!

A Dinsey adaptation, so its likely to be watered down, but the trailer looks pretty good.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

In twos

Music. After a looooong time. Feels so good!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Muderous rage - couldn't resist posting this!

A bit embarrassing, but mindless fun nonetheless!

PS: Chances are that the protagonist is a 'soup boy' in the movie and the rich, convent educated heroine inevitably falls for him, which would explain the song! In real life, such a scenario would indeed inspire kolaveri!! Tamil movies haven't changed at all.

UPDATE - My brother says 'soup boy' is Chennai slang for a jilted lover.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

About time!

I was quite pleased to hear Ministry of External Affairs suggest that a repeat of the Kalam incident will invite retaliatory actions from India. I just hope that India actually does that and its not just posturing. Is an apology enough, though? Apparently, this happened over a month ago, but lets ignore why this is happening with such a time lag, and just be happy that the Indian foreign affairs machine for once grew a spine!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Maybe I need to shut this blog down

Opened blogger today thinking I'd review the first Tamil movie I've seen in ages - 7am arivu. But the words just wont come. I just dont seem to have it in me anymore.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Over the last 2-3 years, life has become more and more mechanical - wake up, plan the day's food, go to work, work, come back, exercise/TV, sleep and up the next day. Weekends are mysteries that zip by before you can unravel them, and holidays zip by so fast. No time to do the things you love, and that includes blogging! Can't wait to retire!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


To be frank, I went into the screening of Dhobi Ghat mentally prepared to dislike the film given my growing discontent with Aamir's brand of cinema and his aggressive publicity seeking ways. Debutant director Kiran Rao did not give me any reason to feel otherwise. For a movie that is merely 90 minutes long, it sure felt like a never-ending tale. Sadly, Dhobi Ghat is everything I thought it would be - pretentious, over glossy and totally fake! At no point in time do you feel that anyone in this film (except Munna) is even close to being real. Characters never progress beyond their cliches - Aamir's moody artist is an example- and the director's self professed love for Mumbai is never palpable. I agree, Mumbai can be a tough city to like, but its just lazy to show the audience a series of picture perfect shots and assume that it is a glimpse of the city's pounding heart.

Prateik's Munna is the only good thing about the movie. Munna is at some level too urbane and classy, not to mention well-dressed, to be a rat-killing dhobi. But Prateik brings out Munna's desperation and vulnerability so well that it doesn't matter. Maybe acting can be passed on through DNA after all!

Verdict - give it a miss!