Congrats to the MOZART OF ASIA for bringing home the Golden Globe and thanks too, for making all Indians feel proud of!!!! Next in line is the prestigious OSCAR!! And of course, the Legend deserves it (he deserves a lot more even!!)... With all our prayers for him, he is sure of winning the Oscar.. Waiting eagerly for THE MOMENT!!!!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
One more factor missing for the movie is a proper background score.. The story becomes handicapped without a proper bgm, and obviously it makes us feel the absence of A.R. for this movie.. Another weak limb for the movie is the unwanted usage of a cheaper graphics here and there, which irritates to a greater extent!! In particular, the scenes potraying the 12th century and the climax, are really cartoony!!
The main thing to be appreciated, apart from Kamal's performance, is the work of the director and more particularly the make up man!! At certain occassions we couldnt even believe that the man out there is Kamal Hassan!! such was the make up brilliance.. Also the closing credits was appreciable and different too!!
On the whole, the movie is a different, rather a worthy, attempt and requires appreciation.. And it is Kamal Hassan who deserves all the credits for the movie!! It is his performance, which even masks the various flaws in the movie and has made it a worth watch!!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
First of all, my sincere thanks to Times of India, for without them we wouldnt have got this golden opportunity to witness the God of Music performing on stage!! Being a deep deep admirer of A.R, i just loved each and every moment there.. Adding to his presence, several singers like Karthik, Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, Blaaze, Javed Ali, Neethi Mohan, Chimayi etc performed on stage which added glory to the event..The list of songs performed at the event are, Jaage Hain (Guru), Ella Pugazhum Oruvan Oruvanuke (Azhagiya Tamizh Magan), Endendrum Punnagai (Alaipayuthe) ,Varadhe Nathi Karai Ooram (Sangamam),Vaaji Vaaji (Shivaji), Barso Re (Guru), Newyork Nagaram (Jilunu Oru Kaadha), Girlfriend (Boys), Jashn E Bahaara (Jodha Akbar), Roobaroo (Rang De Basanthi), Munbe Vaa (Jillunu Oru Kadhal), Enna Solla Pogirai (Kandukonden Kandukonden), Kanodu Kaanbathellam (Jeans),Dil Se Re (Dil Se), In Lamhon Ke (Jodha Akbar), Adhiradi (Shivaji), Chaiyya Chaiyya (Dil se), Azeeem Shah (Jodha Akbar), Oru Koodai (Shivaji), Pray for me Brother, Bombay Theme, Khwaja Mere Khwaja (Jodha Akbar), Udhaya Udhaya (Udhaya), Ay Hairathe (Guru), Tumhari Adao Pe (Mangal Pandey), Maiyya Maiyya (Guru), Maduraiku Pogadhadi (Azhagiya Tamizh Magan),Tere Bina (Guru), Antha Arabic Kadaloram (Bombay), "Vande Maataram"!!!!!
Of these songs performed, Khwaja Mere Khwaja (Jodha Akbar), was presented in a quite different way, ie, A.R sat on a bed like thing laid on the floor with a harmonium placed in front of him and more importantly he was with a white cap on his head!! Am not able to express it exactly, but the presentation looked very devotional( like a prayer song infact!!).. Another important thing in this regard was the Azeem-oh-Shah song from the same movie.. During this performance, some 30-35 students came up with those giant bands with the legend Shivamani taking the lead Band!! The entire stage was terrific at that momment.. Also, half way through that song, thala moved on to the first stanza of the 'Veera Pandiya Kottayile!!' song which kept us spell bound..!!
With all these on one side, we had Shivamani himself controlling the spectators with his own awesome drums.. Not just drums, but his hands made music out of other materials like a suitcase, bubble top water can etc..!! This was simply superb!! And the pick-of-the-day was the Vande Mataram song to end up the concert.. The entire crowd was speechless at that song!! In short the concert was a 3 hour delight and of course the living legend A.R.Rahman was the one man behind it.. Thanks to Times Of India once again!! And millions of thanks to the God Of Music!!!!
Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
As we all know, winning a series against Australia, that too in the Australian grounds is quite amazing.. And today, Indians proved themselves by winning the CB series(a tri series between India, Australia and Sri Lanka)..
After getting selected for the finals, by crossing all the league matches, the Indians made a solid victory on the first final.. And today, being the second final match, it became the Do or Die match for the Australians.. So, with lots of expectations, the match started and of course, it was a pretty good start by the Indain openners, who chose to bat first.. It was Sachin's knock of 91 runs today, that turned out to be his unmatchable 89th half century..
The entire team performed well and managed to score 258 runs at the end of the innings.. When the Australians came out to bat, Indian fast bowler Praveen Kumar took early wickets of Gilly, Ponting and Clarke.. These early break thrus took our team to the commanding position.. It was then Hayden and Symonds whose partnership proved to be challenging as Hayden made his half century to reduce the burden on the team..
Later, in the 26th over, Aus lost Hayden and Symond's wickets.. But then, it was again Hussey and Hopes, who fought their best to reduce the chasing margin.. With these thrilling moments, it was Pathan who took the wicket of Hopes in the last over and marked the victory for our team!!
In short, all the players in our team, did their best in paving way for our success and it was Sachin and Praveen kumar who were the Stars today..
With this victory from the senior players on one side, we have the Under 19 team, who are presently the World Cup winners in their division!! So, we can say that India is shining in all spheres of cricket... Hats-Off to all those players, who were responsible for taking India to this winning position!!!!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Sachin Tendulkar scored his 42nd ODI century with his unbeaten 117(not out!!) against Australia.. As usual, Sachin was awesome on the pitch as he came up openning the innings and remained unbeaten till the winning stroke!! It was a nice treat for all Indian fans to see the God of Cricket playing his excellent shots.. Numerous Coverdrives, Inside-Outs, Square drives, Flicks and what not!!
With Sachin missing 5 centuries last year( as he was taken in his 90s ), he broke out his Nervous Nineties pattern today!! This infact raises the expectation for the upcoming matches and no doubt, Sachin is really gonna rock!!
With nothing to stop him, I wish him All the very Best for his upcoming centuries and laurels!!