So damn lazy

Chenthil sent me a link about Mediaah!! Blog being closed due to legal issues, sometime/longtime back. Not that I overlooked it but then the mail was drowned into my mail box and I just didn’t follow it up. Looking back, I should have responded pretty fast by a post reacting for it. Mediaah which was served a legal notice by a media ‘biggie’ requesting/compelling /asking/whatever-heck to remove some 19 posts because they were denigrating the company. I haven’t read those 19 odd posts but I am sure with the blogosphere’s reaction to it, Mediaah was just trying to be unbiased. Now this can happen to anyone of us, bloggers and there should be a clear line of understanding of what’s being slanderous and what not. I only hope, Mediaah will be back and I get to read their archives again.

No cribs for Kribs. I am sure, he will be back after a break. Cool off, guys.

Last few weeks, I was busy following Seattle’s weather to catch my morning bus and wasn’t following blogosphere, closely. It’s only when Kribs says,”goodbye”, I get to read Sudhish’s Kamath’s interview on Kiruba’s blog. It’s exciting to see Sudhish with so much enthusiasm with his fingers pointing the west. More than that his premise for their upcoming films, especially the one named Bad News, triggers my expectations. Good luck Sudhish on That Four letter Word.

Just Like That

On the email

Behind Maggi 2 minute noodles pack:

Step 1: Boil one cup of water
Step 2: As soon as ganguly goes for batting, put the noodles in the boiled water and add the tastemaker.
Step 3: Stir till ganguly is on the field.
Step 4: As soon as ganguly is back in pavilion, your noodles are ready to eat.

If that’s an old one, blame me not. It was delivered to me on e-mail, just yesterday.


Marketing Mumbai Express

[Pic : Galatta]

I Promise entertainment for the entire family – Signed by Kamal Hassan on the faked 500 rupee note poster up the stage.

Now you wanted to know who the marketing guru was. None other than our own Kamal Hassan. It’s probably now the media is pronouncing that Kamal is on his marketing exercise for Mumbai Express. But ever since he started featuring those un-edited Behind the scenes of Mumbai Express, he has started to market, in-directly.

Again, it’s appreciative of Kamal to push theatres on going-digital. He quotes that shooting the movie digitally saved him over a crore rupees on the film cost. While PC Sriram experimented with digital
film making in Vaanam Vassappadum, Kamal is taking it up in a big way, inspiring producers to go digital. Its high time Mani Ratnam and his wannabes shift to digital shooting for their upcoming films. I am not sure if all the labs at kodambakkam are equipped to do digital processing but I’m hoping that this will trigger of a trend to upgrade to digital film processing and digital film projection. Just like how Kurudhi Punal and Thiruda Thiruda urged theatres to upgrade their audio systems to Dolby/DTS.

Kamal Hassan’s production house, Rajkamal Films, is also venturing into the audio marketing and that hints me on the special music done by Illayaraja. With Mumbai Express being an entertainer and Singeetham directing it, Kamal must have got real quality time to experiment on these things other than the plot/direction/camera. Yet another interesting trivia is that Mumbai Xpress is the first film from south to have been digitally censored.