Check out writer Sujatha’s Srirangathu Devadhaigal story this week called Enn Muthal Tholaikatchi Aanubhavam in vikatan, where he describes a funny incident of his first TV viewing. During the time he clearly brings out the confusions of college guy through his own character. The best part is that even the drawing for the story resembles sujatha’s face during his adulthood. FYI : Sujatha did his engineering in MIT, Chennai.
Watched Ben Hur. Again and Again on monday night HBO. A master of a movie. The vastness of the story ground was as big as the chariot race course in the movie. I bet if someone can write a review for a movie like Ben Hur and also do justice to it. Words overflow as thoughts and emotions gush through at the same time. See it to experience it and it is better not to talk about it. Because you can never express what Ben Hur is. It isn’t cinema. It is a different animal. Some of my friends told it is a jerk of a movie. Accept. But opinion varies. You see.
Also reading a short story collection by Jayakanthan called Yugasandhi. All of these short stories have been published in anandha vikatan from 1960 to 1963. His foreword really impressed me as much as his stories. It is very evident that these stories aren’t for philistines. Not many declare such forewords. If Jayakanthan can only do it, because like Ben Hur he is one offshoot of a writer. Read it to believe it. Recommended reading of Jayakanthan : Oru Manithan Oru Veedu Oru Ulagam, Oru Nadigai Nadakam Parkiraal, Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal and Gangai Engey Pogiral ?.