Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Which Of The Greek Gods Are You ??

?? Which Of The Greek Gods Are You ??

Take this quiz!

YES!!!!!! Now this is what i am talkin about!

What Age Do You Act?

You Are 24 Years Old

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

Phew! If this is what i act like(and look like) i think am NORMAL!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Classmates - A real entertainer

Well before writing about th movie i would like to tell about how i watched the movie. It was a lazy day for me, and i didn't go for the CAT class in the morning. The excuse this time was " Cough and Cold" and i was really very drowsy from my medicine. But the real reason was that it was raining like hell and i was NOT in a mood to bathe in icy cold water @ 6 AM. So i slept a bit more and then got up at 730. Reached college at 9 am only to find that i had no class in the 1st hour. The second hour was also free and we guys were having our usual discussions, this time about sports in the last few days, it all began with the Indian Hockey teams PATHETIC show @ the world cup. Then we went into EPL and Champions League and it was 1030. At that time i had a idea for going for a film rather than sit in the class and waste my precious time.

So i asked if anyone was coming and had a mixed response, by 1040 i had just 1 guy willing to come and that was Jai, so we went in my bike and on our way to the theatre, we had 4 guys calling us and asking us if we can get tickets for them too. We said we would try our best and by 11 we reached Sree Padmanabha, it was jam packed with guys n gals frm various colleges(guess all had free hours!) We were in a serpentine queue which extended well into the road. By the time we reached the gate of the theatre, we had varying offers for black tickets like 30 for 50; 30 for 40 and so on.

Finally we made it to the interior of the theatre and got to the end of the queue, by then we had the RELUCTANT guys coming in and we had a small crowd from our class. We took 10 tickets and still we hadn't got for 3 guys who showed up late. Now the tickets we had in our hands were the Rs 20 one's; the very front row. I thought we might have to sit in the 2nd row or 3rd, but when we got inside all that was left was the very 1st row. The closest i had got to the screen was th 7th row for ANNIYAN, and that was kinda bad, i thought this is worse and got in. I could see that the screen really is BIG, but now it looked gargantuan.

I took a seat at almost the middle and when i got in A R Rahman's composition of the Vande Maataram was being shown, the whole audience was swaying to it's tunes and it was good to see them do that. After this the picture began and it was really tough to watch it. It was like watching a tennis match from the front row, had to shift my head from one side to other as the characters spoke on screen. It was really tought to see it all together. But then it was great that i could hear every dialog, every joke from the screen(wch is usually impossible due to the audience comments and laughter). So in that way it was good.

Now about the movie: well if you are going for a stereotype campus romance, don't waste your money over this one. Ofcourse it has a love story, or rather two of them, but there stops the similarity from the other CAMPUS films. This film captures the real essence of a typical Kerala college, with lovers, strikes and friendly(and Unfriendly) teachers. I was really happy to see that this was NOT a story based on a engineering college, not that i don't like it, but then being a engineering student i hate the mockery that such films make of engineering colleges and the students who study there. There have been
umpteen number of films that show a guy coming from a poor background scoring centum's in all papers and being the hero in the end. I do agree that it happens, but come on; this can't be the story in all colleges.

Ok now coming to this film, it has a good story and surprisingly good casting, each character fits into the role perfectly and there are no scenes to show the bravery of the hero or the eternal love story or anything, i appreciate the director Mr LAL JOSE for doing justice to the script and the keeping in with the story. The story tells us about the bond between a group of friends who during their prime in the college, enjoyed a lot and then come back to the campus after a short span of time. They find that all of them have changed, but then the bond is still strong in them and they still feel for eachother what they felt years before.

The film has all the essentials for a good movie, nice story, good acting, melodious songs and great picturisation and yea, it has the elements of a thriller too. For more spend ATLEAST 20 buks and go watch the film. The film is another must see, if you really wanna get 100% value for the money spent on the ticket.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Friendship...........................& love

Friendship is a word that brings a mix of memories into all our minds, some good one's some bad and some so bitter that you would never want to remember about them and so on.... For me friends are those set of people on whom i have relied all my life. Maybe cause i didn't have much trouble to mingle with people or maybe because i am used to having someone with me as a dear one all my life. All my life i have had friends with me as people who have supported me, listened to me, cared for me, solved my problems and a lot more. But then being a friend is not about doing all this, its about sharing those moments in your life that you can't share with anyone else; be it your parents, your siblings or even your girl/boy friends.

The moments that i have spent with my friends are among the most treasured one's in my life till now. I am quite sure that they will also feel the same about that too. But then the relevance of having friends is not just as a backup to rely on when we suffer from problems, they are also people who should be with us during our good times more than our bad times, because friends are people who are with you when the whole world is up in arms against you.

Why does one have friends?? There has to be something that lacks in all other relations that makes us go in search of a relation called friendshp. Now what can be the options and values that a friend provides but then a parent or a sibling fails to give. For one the small things that we can tell a friend can never be told to a parent or siblings. Maybe at times siblings can be the best of chums and can be trusted with any kind of secret. But that's not the case for every one. I know of bro's n sister's who look at each other like enemies and would do anything to show the other in a bad light. Now the things that we share with our friends are mostly related to our lifestyle and at MOST times it will be about this boy/girl that you are interested in. Now friends can act as messengers or lookouts for that intimate relation to mushroom into something that finally makes you go away from your friends.

I wouldn't call love as a relation, i would prefer it as a feeling. Maybe due to my personal experiences. But then love has always been a feeling for me and it is that feeling that begins with a friendship and then crosses limits of friendship and causes such deep impressions in your heart that you can't think of anything else other than the person you love. Most times this results in people having bad grades and having problems with your friends. But for me it's always resulted in a vigour to perform at my best, it maybe to show myself in a good light or maybe just to prove that i am better than anyone else. This is why love's always a feeling that's been good to me.

Love is a relation that's so beautiful, yet can turn so ugly at times.

This floods my mind with memories of previous relations, yea RELATIONS :P. To be precise broken relations. Someone once said, it's good for friendship to end as love but love ending in friendship is a disaster. For me both have worked equally well and if i were to have my pick i will say the love ending in friendship was much much better than the friendships that ended in love and finally broke off altogether.

For this i will like to confess something here. There have been instances where i have befriended a girl just to see if the above mentioned statement works for me and to my surprise it did work at times. But then as any unsucessfull lover will say, "The right girl for me hasn't come across me till now" maybe cause this is the only dialog to say when you are shattered and there's no one to bring you up. These are times when you hate the relation called love and vow never to go after it again. The vow may last months, but most times it just holds true until you see the girl who proves that butterfly effect is a fact. The flutter of her eyelids can cause a chain reaction in your heart and mind that will end only the day you propose to that girl.

But then what's the use, one day she will dump you for the next best guy. The solution: Never fall in love.

For the optimist there's another solution too: Be the best guy in town

Now decide which side you wanna be with.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Munnabhai Lagey Raho...........

"Munnabhai Lagey Raho" The much awaited film of the year.... But when i saw the small crowd outside Athulya today i was kinda stunned to see that there were hardly 100 people for a film that was supposed to be running full house across the nation. But then what can one expect from the kerala crowd which is traditionally more into action and adventure when it comes to NON-MALAYALAM movies. It is pathetic about the Kerala crowd that we get more people to come for crappy hollywood makeover like Krrish and get so many people and housefull show's.

We were 7 people in total, and went for th 2 pm show. I had huge expectations about the sequel to Munnabhai MBBS and i hadn't heard much about the storyline of the 2nd part, so i was expecting a continuation from where we had stopped in the 1st part. But the director seems to have a entirely new storyline and cast, but there are the usual characters associated to Munnabhai, like the right hand man-Circuit and some other petty thieves. Then ther's Boman Irani in the classical villian type role. Supporting cast includes almost all of the people from the 1st part.

Then in the form of lady interest we have Vidya Balan, doing a pretty good mimic of Robbie Williams in his unforgettable role in GOOD MORNING VIETNAM, only here it's GOOD MORNING MUMBAI...... Munna is our old self itself with his NOT so intelligent ways and talking style, akha Tapori estyle. He's also got his OWN style of getting things done by hook or crook. The film begins in the same way the 1st began, with a Kidnap. But then the drama and the humour in the 1st kidnap was not matched even closely by the opening sequence. In this part munna is more into Social activities and suddenly has a craze to read about Mahatma Gandhi. His involvement with Gandhiji begins there and then he beings to have hallucinations and see's Mahatma wherever he goes. Mahatma tries to change Munna and imbibes in him the qualities of Ahimsa and Satyagraha.

There are very nice songs in the film with picturizations in the beaches of Goa and also locations in Mumbai. The humour and the dialogs in the film are on par with the 1st part. The story moves in a very nice way and the movie never seemed to drag eventhough the second half was pretty serious and there was less scope for humour. The climax was pretty much unexpected and we had a surprise entry from Abhishek Bachchan. But it wasn't like the stupid cameo he did in Salaam Namaste.

The film is a good entertainer for any crowd and also makes one remember the values that Mahatma had given importance and how much we have forgotton them. I will say this is a MUST SEE for the Genext.