Manichitrathazhu becomes Chandramukhi

Fazhil’s malayalam superhit Manichitrathazhu becomes Chandramukhi in tamil. What could be a more welcoming move than this ?

If Manichitrathazhu can be judged as one of the best yester-year classic, it’s adaptation should be sized-up more than it. This is second Fazhil‘s film being adapted for Rajini, the first one being Thenmaavin Kombathu which was re-made as Muthu, a few years back.

I have often wondered why Manichitrathazhu, was never re-made into tamil. Mohanlal‘s psychiatrist role can feed Kamalhassan‘s quest for better roles. Now, when it is adapted for Rajini, it would probably change to acknowledge Rajini’s image in Tamil Nadu but we can be sure it will be outright entertainer. Finally, a Rajini fan’s wish for a full-time comedy movie is met. Happy.

Shyam Benegal and the art of admiration

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[Pic: hindu.com]

Shyam Benegal‘s interview to Business-Standard is one of the best interview columns I’ve read in the near past. It’s as refreshing as the energy he holds.

With his latest grand movie Netaji Subhash: The Last Hero, set to hit the screens soon, he talks about his admirations towards Indian cinema and it’s film makers. He admires many of his contemporaries and also the new comers in the same level. From Satyajit Ray to Gurinder ‘Beckam’ Chadha to the mushy mushy Karan Johar, his admiration levels shows his broad spectrum of liking towards Indian Cinema. He was very right when saying about Mani Ratnam, “He is an intelligent filmmaker, with a good control over the medium, and Nayakan is my favourite”. And expectedly he has so much to say on Ritwick Ghatak.

“Younger directors,” he continues, “are looking at cinema in a entirely different way. Their attitude is different.” How so? “For the older filmmakers, tradition was not be touched and whatever you did, ultimately you had to accept tradition. This is particularly true of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. But the younger lot grapple with tradition, much like they did before Independence.” Good he said that and now wait for the arguments to suffice from the oldies. It’s Engrossing. I would have expected that such an sweeping interview would happen with the filmy magazines. He finally opened up with the Business-Standard. Film magazines can go dump themselves. But you read ahead.

Informatica proves yet again !!

Informatica proves yet again !!Informatica, the Data Integration Software giant along with CNA, Wins DM Review’s 2004 World Class Solutions Award for its successful implementation of Informatica’s market-leading data integration software. The World Class Solution Awards are symbols of excellence within the business intelligence and data warehousing industry. This piece of news reassures Informatica’s presence among the top notch Data Integration software providers. Cool news guys.

Seven Reasons Why Businesses Should Blog Now. Makes Sense.

Searching Annalakshmi

You’re right. It’s that same Abirami who did a great role as Annalakshmi in Virumandi. With the kind of rave reviews she got with the media, one would assume that she would mint millions in the years to come. But what happened was very common to kollywood. Guess ?

Apart from the reviews it was a lifetime role for her. She did an amazing job competing in the acting dept with Kamalhassan in Virumandi. A rare thing these heroines do with Kamal. Exceptions include SriDevi, Oorvasi and few others. Since then, she hasn’t been seen in any of the so-called BIG movies. Worse, not even in the small movies. I think she has completely forgotten how to drive to AVM studios. The last she was seen was on the Vijay TV’s Starudan Oru Naal show. One more. Remember PithaMahan. Sangeetha did play a decent part there. Result, nothing. I believe she hasn’t had a movie since then.

Kollywood has a flamboyant history of dumping down the talented. After a good film, either these talented don’t show away or they get stuck in a primetime tele serial. With the fate of the talented being this in kollywood, the news reports say, that Rajini’s Chandramukhi might have Simran /Jothika. You know what would be a better bet.

My Digi Darling has gone

My Digi Darling has gone bonkers. I’ve been using this Canon Powershot A60 for quite a while. Last week when I had been to Vailankanni, I had shot extensively with it. Today when I switched it on, the images in the LCD panel looks blurred and distorted badly. I have no idea how it happened.

While I’m looking around to get my digital camera back to shape, any thoughts/places to refer for a good service of canon cameras in chennai are welcome. Would dedicate a blog post to you if your referral works. Deal.