On a Rainy Friday !!

Chenthil is presently the most linked man in the Indian Blogosphere. With his blogpost on the moral policing happening at Chennai, the blogosphere seems afresh and there is so much of linking and debating going on in this issue. I have my own crib on the Tamil media/matter/morality issue. Nilu is calling for a Lagaan team to show what bloggers are for the system. Check out, you might be interested.

Ammani’s recent quick tale a.k.a fast fiction[as I like to call it], Death of a Friend, was fantastic. We are such humongous hypocrites !!

They wouldn’t allow a ‘good’ director to stay in shape. Ab Tak Chhappan‘s Shimit Amin signs-up for a Yash Chopra banner starring Shahrukh. Rule No.1 in B(K)ollywood – If anyone makes meaningful cinema, make him direct an outright masala as his next movie and he will become one among equals. Huh !!

Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara could be a masterpiece but Urmila, like Kamalhassan, talks too much about the subject during the release of the film. The dudes at Rediff title the interview as Meet Urmila, Gandhian Thinker. Give me a break !!. I am eager to watch it, however.

Oli Oviyar(!!) Thankar Bachan’s Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy takes a beating from The Hindu. Update – Get appreciated by Vikatan [44/100].

The ban over the on-screen smoking in television is pushed to Jan 1, 2006. Inimey vaithaaa vaithaa vaithaa thaan. Read previous cribs on the ban here and here.

5 responses to “On a Rainy Friday !!”

  1. nandha Avatar

    Srinivasan’s ‘chinthavishtayaya shyamala’ was such a thought provoking take on an average lazy mallu’s aversion to hard work & his attempts to coverup his indolence with relegious & pseudo-intellectual fronts. Such a subject needs deft handling.
    It is a sin that directors like Thankar attempt to remake it to cater to an audience high on rajni/vijay masala.
    Am sure he messed it up, big time.


  2. aNTi Avatar

    Did you check out Shimit Amin’s imdb page?
    Around the same time as Ab Tak Chappan, another guy, Tigmanshu Dhulia did Haasil, which acc. to me was a very underrated movie. You don’t see college politics potrayed in movies without having a caricature of a villain (remember Helmet, don’t remember the name of the Tamil movie though). I bought Haasil and his next movie Charas in a Indian store! And boy I was disappointed with Charas.
    Haasil was awesome! In comparison, Charas, made just 6 months later was a disaster. Imagine characters like the ones you find in old Bond movies, all caricatures! I have a special regard for Bond movies, but I don’t like to see such things in a movie made by a NSD grad’s movie, where I expect some class and some material!


  3. Thodarumm Avatar

    Hmm. LG..I did not enjoy that quick tale..
    may be because I am not such a humongous hypocrite
    quite frankly, I felt sad when I read it.


  4. Nitin Avatar

    I liked the quicktale too. offtopic, LG, did u check out some stills of kamal and jyothika from vettaiyadu vellaiyadu in vikatan. universal hero is back in shape, he has lost some weight.


  5. Ramki Avatar

    //Oli Oviyar(!!) Thankar Bachan’s Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy takes a beating from The Hindu. Update – Get appreciated by Vikatan [44/100].

    Sentimental vikatan review nalla iruntha… film will not go well… Thankar thappitchuttara.. illaya?!


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