சமீப காலமாக மாலை நேரங்களில் வேலை செய்யும்போது பின்னணியில் தமிழ் நாடகங்களை போட்டுக்கொண்டு இருந்தேன். ஒரு கட்டத்தில் நாடங்கள் தீர்ந்துவிட, வசனங்களுக்கு பஞ்சமில்லாத தமிழ் படங்களை தேடிப்பிடித்த் போட்டுக்கொண்டிருந்தேன். அந்த வகையில் நான் மீண்டும் விசு படங்களை கேட்க ஆரம்பித்தேன். விசு prime time-ல் இருந்தபோது அவர் படங்களை 'அரத பழசான மேடை நாடகங்கள் ','பிற்போக்கான சினிமா யுக்தி ' என்று நானே நிறைய முறை கேலி செய்திருக்கிறேன்.
Parvathy (not Menon anymore) completes a decade in movies and now almost every move goer had accepted that she is a revelation to watch on screen irrespective of whatever language she acts in. When she was launched into movies with malayalam movie "Out of syllabus" (2006), nobody took this Surya TV anchor turned actress seriously. Her next release "Notebook" (2006) make people notice her but there was not any deluge of offers to her. As usual Parvathy started acting in other languages - Poo (2008) in Tamil and Milana (2007) in Kannada.
A couple of weeks ago my friend Suresh messaged me the URL of the shortfilm he is associated with and asked me to see it. I saw it and ofcourse I had my own preconceived notions from the start of the movie. But by the time the climax rolled, I couldn't say whether it was a shock or surprise and I was dumbstruck. I showed the film to my teammates and they also were expecting a high octane action in the end but shocked. Since then I wanted to share this video to you all but today only I was able to.. See and share it among with your friends.
Being someone interested in relationships and psychology, this is one that caught my attention last week. What puts off the partners in a relationship? No relationships is perfect and whomever claims that theirs is flawless, is definitely faking it. And no relation fails on a day. The partners are put off in some ways, slowly the pressure builds up and finally it explodes in a day. When finally the relationship is over and people look back, the reason of the initial hatred will be very hazy. That's when people will start saying that the relationship broke on flimsy grounds.
Suicide is one of my favorite topics and I am always fascinated to find what might have gone into the minds of the person who had committed that act at the final moment while they feel the soul leaving the body. I felt this fascination when I saw the movie "Vaaname Ellai (1992)", directed by Late K. Balachander. Even though the movie concluded with the protagonists giving up their mass suicide plan, I always kept asking a question - Can people who had planned their death date sing, dance and have all the fun without any grim feeling? Isn't suicide supposed to be a sorrow affair?
Sometimes the remix versions score better than the original song and this just proves the saying that you have to be at the right place at the right time. Jatin-Lalit's maiden song "Bin tere sanam" released in 1991 was much ahead of its times that when it was remixed in 2004, it became a rage across the country making every listener dance to it. I have sweet memories of hearing that for the first time in Dubai taxi. Another song that I remember better when remixed was 'Tu tu hai wohi..' from Rishi Kapoor - Tina Munim starrer 'Yeh Vaada Raha' (1982), which was picturised on 3 female models posing to work on a call center.
12th Dec - A day I'll never forget, not just because it is the "Thalaivar" birthday but as the day I got my first ever bulb in proposing to a girl. She was a friend, of my class, same age and happened to be sister of my classmate. During the secondary school we went to the same tuition, shared weekend group study with other friends and she did computers while I opted for Engineering. At that time colleges doesn't supply text books and we have to look our own text books and notes. She used to get possible books from her college library and slowly slowly I started feeling overwhelmed by those gestures. I was getting thoughts that "I feel that this girl will be a perfect partner for my life journey, serving as inspiration for me and I feel I will be blessed if she comes along with me all the life". After this thought had come, the way I spoke to her, addressed her were with respect and serious nature. I was in the final year of my Engineering and I realised that there is a little time as her parents would have started looking for groom for her. So on her birthday - 12th Dec, I tried to propose.. actually fumbled for words and she sensed that.. and I was rejected outrightly in a second. I was hurt initially, had anger towards her and years later when I looked from her perspective, her reaction was normal. Ofcourse we are not in touch since then, but I this incident is there in my "autograph" as first of the series of bulbs :-)
எனது முந்தைய பதிவை படித்துவிட்டு ஒரு நண்பர் "வாழ்க்கையில் பணத்தை தவிர வேறு எதுவும் முக்கியம் இல்லை" என்று நினைப்பவனாக நான் மாறிவிட்டேன் என்று சொன்னார். எனக்கு மனதுக்குள்ளே சிரிப்பு சிரிப்பாக வந்தது. வாழ்க்கையில் பொருளாதாரம் மிக முக்கியம். இதை யாரும் மறுக்கமுடியாது. ஒவ்வொருவருக்கும் அவரவர் தேவைகள். இந்த ஓட்டங்களும் பிரிவுகளும், துயரங்களும் அந்த தேவைகளை பூர்த்தி செய்துக்கொள்ள தான். இந்த பணம் குறித்த விவாதம் கொஞ்சம் சுவாரசியமாகவே இருந்தது.
சென்னையிலும் தமிழகத்திலும் வரலாறு காணாத மழை. சென்னைவாசிகளுக்கு தங்களை பற்றி ஒரு செருக்கு இருக்கும். அந்த செருக்கால் அவர்களது attitude மற்றும் behaviours கொஞ்சம் rudeஆக இருக்கும். அந்த செருக்கை இந்த மழை அப்படியே கரைத்து ஒவ்வொருவருக்குள்ளும் புதைந்து கிடந்த நன்னடத்தையை வெளிக்கொண்டு வந்துள்ளது. இந்த மழைச்சேதத்திலும் சந்தோஷப்படுத்தக் கூடிய விஷயம் இது என்று நம்மை நாமே ஆறுதல் சொல்லிக்கொள்ளலாம்.