Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Susan Boyle - A star is born at 47 (?)

I hate all reality shows from Ideal star singer to Dance India Dance to Indian Idol to American Idol. But Susan Boyle- She was someone so different but yet so refreshing, that too at the age of 47.

Have you heard bout Susan Boyle? If not , then it in high time to take a break from your hectic schedule when you are busy converting oxygen to carbon di oxide every second.

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high,
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

Then I was young and unafraid
When dreams were made and used,
And wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung,
No wine untasted.

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame.

And still I dream he'll come to me
And we will live our lives together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms
We cannot weather...

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seems
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.

As CNN writes - "But there's something else Susan Boyle awakens in us as we watch her come out of her shell: our own selves. Who among us does not move through life with the hidden sense, maybe even quiet desperation, that we are destined for more? That underneath our ordinary exterior lays an extraordinary soul? That given the right opportunity, the right stage, the right audience, we would shine as the stars we truly are?"

Monday, April 20, 2009

From " In Harihar Nagar" to "To Harihar Nagar"- missing those Malayalam movie dialogues

I saw "To Harihar Nagar". Do not expect that "To Harihar Nagar" will exceed all the expectations, but it won’t let you down also. It is one of those films for which you can go with your family and everyone will be satisfied.

In this sequel the four men Mahadevan (Mukesh), Govindan Kutty (Siddique), Appukkuttan (Jagadeesh) - all married and Thomas Kutty (about to tie the knot) looks more polished and sophisticated. The standard of comedy is not better but it does not disappoint considering the recent standard of comedy in Malayalam movies.

I have watched "In Harihar Nagar" more than
hundred times, thanks to the repeated telecast by umpteen Malayalam channels.Each time the humour never seems to be boring or enough.and I am struck by the simplicity of the film,and the characters who seems to be from a middle class family like most Malayali families.The dexterous script which d a nice intertwined humor that is so situation specific made the film seem hardly like a comedy.

entha penpillerkku ingane simple dress cheyyunna purushanmare ishtamalle.. dont they like..??

"Eda Oralu Goladicha Golpostil kayari pinneyum pinneyum gola adikkalle"

yea....Kaakka Thoorinna thonnunne....kakkakariyam athinte correct Ka***z evideyanennu...inyenkilum athonnu oori kalayede .

Watch the scene

My Favorite is

Ninte peru ente pattikku. Enittu venam athinte kadi Njan Kollan

Somehow the new Malayalam films does not have memorable funny dialogues like those good old Malayalam films like Nadodikkattu

"Daasa..ithu etha ee alavalathi?"
"I am not alavalathi man. I am pavanayi.
"Sasiyettan Ippo Bharaniyila"
"Angane pavanai shavamayi..enthokke bahulyamayirunnu..malappuram katthi, machine gun, olakkeda moodu."

The other film I saw -"Sagar Elias Jacky"- looks like a Bollywood film made in Malayalam. Jyothirmayee after her first innings in Malayalam has come back shedding the clothes as item dancer. The songs are not good, and resorts, boats, planes all were used which gave a plush luxury feel for the film and I could feel nothing but disconnect with the film, the charcaters and the story. Why does Malayalam film industry make films like this which has FAILURE written in bold all over the story and the script ?

When will we get all those good old Malayalam films with those funny slapstick comedy and funny dialogues back?.

Which is your favorite dialogue from that golden era of Malayalam movies?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bruno -Star of the Day on the first day of DLF IPL

Top International players watching the star of the day in DLF IPL (Photo Courtsey:Reuters)

The star of the day was neither Sachin Tendulkar nor Rahul Dravid who won Man of the Match awards . But Bruno - the doggy provided the most entertaining moment of the match.

Bruno. I like it. Hope you will make more appearances.

Every Dog has a day.

Dog Post 1

Dog Post 2