Under the sun

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Gem X

Unearthed yet another gem from Raaja, from a Telugu film Maharishi. The song is "sumam prathi sumam". Here it is. Enjoy. Found this in Forumhub. A much knowledgeable hubber has this to say about the song

From the link Rajasaranam has given, hearing "Sumam prathi sumam" for the first time, is indeed a sugam sugam. SPB's marvellous brihas , sangathis in charanam , SJ's complimentary humming, guitar punches and a nice melody in "Sallabam" scale [ For Sallabam, remember "ra ra" of chandramukhi fame or IR's own "isai arasi" in "Thai mookambigai" film? ]. What more can I ask for?

Janaki has been used only for humming, and how! Check out the guitar flourishes and the thumping rhythm.

Pachaikkili Muthucharam

  • Kaakka Kaakka was the first Tamil movie which has the leading lady say to the hero "I want to make love to you". Here it's even better and GM goes further Smile The way he has handled "difficult" and delicate scenes like Andrea not expressing interest for love-making deserves a mention. Especially the line Sharath says "iyalba thaana nadakka vendiya vishayam unakku celebration-a poiduchu?!"
  • Not a bad attempt at all. The execution could have been much better, though. [Remakes/Adaptaions aren't necessarily bad]
  • Harris Jayaraj should be banned from scoring BGM's. [In one scene where Jo and Sharath share an intimate moment, the BGM piece he comes up with can best be described either as a "ezhavu" music or some national integration theme music from DD]
  • Sharath isn't as bad as one would have feared
  • What the hell was the climax all about? Gautham sure has a finishing problem.
  • Sharath SIM-card a maathirukkalaam
  • Deja vu with the villains and Gautham's voice
  • Some scenes lack spontaneity and seem "staged" - Do the problems faced in the production of VV show in the output of this film?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Indian Apartheid

Courtesy Alaphia

Caste made them untoucable
Karma made it acceptable
- Khan Sahib, the second

P.S: The hypocrisy in this finger-pointing is obvious and stating that would be more redundant than stating the other (bigger) obvious truth of Indian apartheid.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007



Nearly 5,000 members of the Kannada film industry hit the
streets on Tuesday to express their disapproval, using their screen charisma to
make people empathise with the condition of farmers in the Cauvery

Kannada film industry la 5,000 peru irukkaingala?? Hmm...

“But everything is unfair right now and you cannot expect anything
to be fair in this situation,” said actor Ravichandran.

What the hell does that mean?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

World Cup Squad

I know Lachumipathy Balaji was never in the reckoning for the World Cup squad but where is he? Last heard, he started bowling a bit after recovering from his injury.
As expected, Agarkar has been selected again. He is the kind of bowler who will prove critics wrong now and then, only to blow it all away in crunch situations. Last over mattum avana poda solladheenga. Apparam World Cup illa, oru vengala kinnam kuda kedayadhu da yen vendru!
Sehwag? Pappom

Friday, February 09, 2007

Torture X

Dear working mother,
If you want to '
konjify' your little one(s) or your doggie, please use the fucking conference room phone. Or use the mobile phone out of my ear shot.
Ayyo, mudiayala da saaami

Monday, February 05, 2007


Exhibit A:
The opening sequence of Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange is in perfect synch with the Pink Floyd song "Atom Heart Mother" though the album is by no means the film's soundtrack, making this a remarkable coincidence (more to follow). What a film. An opening with the trademark Kubrick zoom-out. And what a song!

Exhibit B:
It is it is said that certain scenes in the film Wizard Of Oz synch exactly in a few points with the Floyd masterpiece album "The Dark Side Of The Moon" [one of the best-selling albums of all time, which spent 741 consecutive weeks in the Billboard Top 200 charts]".

The song is "Us And Them"

Exhibit C:
The song is "Time". Check out the clocks chiming blending with the entry of the bicycle.

Apart from these, you may also try synching some scenes from 2001 - A Space Odyssey with "Echoes" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"