Sema Ragalai

Like many sathyaraj films this one too is just a time pass. It has absolutely no logic or story. In this film also sathyaraj portrays a character who wants to go to foreign country. (even after getting a bad experience in anna nagar muthal theru). He has a friend mani, who does for better that other casts. Some of the scenes are laugable because of this person.
The film named aptly is sema ragalai from the start till end.
Sathyaraj kidnaps devayani (of all girls why devayani), mistaking her for his friend’s lover and for want of money to go urine (sorry foreign). Devayani actually is chased by two rowdies for obvious reasons. Sathyaraj as per the kidnap law section 143, not only saves and feeds the kidnapped person but also loves her.
She also loves him but sathyaraj feels that since mani is in love, he should not love devayani.
All of a sudden sathyaraj gets a 6th sense power when stuck by a lighting (These scenes are done by experts. Don’t try it at home or else u will be burned by the lighting). Now satyaraj can hear what others think. But the film does not use it to good comedy either.
In another accident satyaraj becomes devoid of the power. In many cases satyaraj narrates the story rather than acting it. Like he says “Lighting la vanthathu accident la poiduchi.” These are probably for the innocent tamil movie watchers to understand the movie.
Finally the obvious happens.
Rating :: 40/100, that too for the character mani.


The film casts two surias, two jyothikas and one vivek. Suria has done both the roles really well. One is like the kalyanaraman role or more specifically a role played by shivaji with a crooked look.
The story goes like this. The ugly suria is tormented by many. He wants to marry a girl and lead a normal life and vivek is trying to help him on that. But nothing goes his way. Meanwhile there is a beautiful surya who loves a beautiful jyothika. Their love is opposed by their father. There is a rowdy who beats the ugly surya. The rowdy is beaten up by beautiful surya. The rowdy kills jyothika for revenge.
Now there is another ugly jyothika who begs as she is blind (My god..). She comes to ugly surya and ugly surya falls in love with ugly jyothika (fair enough).
Now comes the twist in the tale. Ugly jyothika is operated and she gets the eyes of beautiful jyothika who is no more and becomes beautiful. She first sees beautiful surya and thinks this is the person who helped her by mistake as ugly surya had lied to her that he is infact beautiful (Ohh..) So she hugs him. Seeing this ugly surya who thinks that he has been left out goes to a temple and stays there. But when jyothika realizes the truth she actually loves ugly surya.
Let me make it short. Finally beautiful surya kills the rowdy and goes to jail as in tamil films a person left alone without jodi must either die or go to jail. Ugly surya marries the beautiful jyothika who was once ugly and blind. (Leave me…)
Rating :: 60/100

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…

Starting things off

Starting the blog after Roy adviced to take up a free account and bug check the Tabulas project. But I am so involved with tabulas that I have decided to make it my primary blogging site.
[This entry was originally posted in tabulas and later brought to blogger]