Monthly Archives: May 2004

Kangalal kaithu sei (BharathiRaja)

We don’t have a TV at home yet and so we used to watch almost all new movies in our computer. “Kangalal Kaithu sei” by bharathi raja was one among them. It is too bad that I doubt whether I could call it a movie at all. Sheer stupidity. It was suppossed to be a thriller or have we misunderstood. Atleast the music director Rahman could have told “dei raja, idhu oru padam. Idhuku naan music vera podanum”.
The movie starts with the introduction of hero. He is a business mag(NUT). He has so much to his name in a small age. But there is a hidden personality in him. He did not get the affection from his parents and grew up in a strict environment. So he longs for it and his image for that is ‘Cinderella’. When he sees our heroine he thinks she is cinderella. (Like Abirami abirami… from guna).
Another thing is that he has a notorious habit of stealing. He steals a costly diamond in which the heroine is working and she is blamed. She tries to get it back from him by working with him as his secretary. Believe me the story will be much worse when you actually see it. The characters are made with uttermost carelessness, not to mention the screenplay. I think it would have been apt had barathiraja with his stupid voice stated in the beginning of the movie.. “En iniya thamizh makkalukku. Thayavu seidhu intha padathai parka vendam.”
It is better to watch ‘Taj Mahal’ starring the smiling buffalo(barathiraja’s son).
This movie falls under the all time flop category. Please don’t even refer the movie to your enemy. It is the biggest sin you will make in your life.
Rating :: 15/100

The making of ‘History’

No one could have imagined it. It was monumental achievement by the Indian cricket team to beat pakistan in pakistan both in the one day series and the tests. It was the result of some very good attitude exhibited by both the experienced and the new comers alike.
The one dayers began with a burst of runs from both the teams. If India made a huge score, the pakistanis came close enough and it was a last-ball-to-be-hit-to-six affair. Moin khan failed and India began the saga.
The second and third one dayers were lost, but not so meekly. The fourth was the change in tide and our Kaif came to form in time to win the match, a rather close one. The fifth one day was rather nerve racking as both teams were tied 2-2. The indians did it this time unlike their natural ability to lose in the finals.
Then came the tests, Viru bhai hit a triple century, the first Indian to do so and India piled a massive first innings score to topple the pakistanis with an Innings victory. History was made with Dravid as captain, but it was just the beginning and dravid had a bigger role to play. The second match, India elected to bat and realized a hyperactive Gul in action. We lost the match and the stage was set for the decider. The skipper returned back and opted to bowl. The pakistanis never looked set. They lost quick wickets and gave India an ideal setup to win. However it required the mastermind of Dravid to hit 270 to backup India with the required boost to win the match and the series. History should repeat itself from now on…