Good / Bad – Emotions are Same !!!

It’s all about the most awaited movie of the year..”Vikram Vedha” with the lead actors Madhavan (maddy) & Vijay Sethupathi. After 7 years, the director duo is back with a brilliantly written action thriller with a base line adoption of well-known childhood tales “Vikaramathithyan & Vedhalam”.   I’m a great fan of their earlier movies “Va Quarter cutting” & “Oram Poo” and this movie tops the chart among them.

It’s a visual treat to watch the on the flow brilliant and natural performances of Vijay Sethupati & Maddy. The battle here is between the minds and not the Good or Bad. The greatest thing about this movie is the screenplay. Whenever a story narrated by Vijay Sethupathi, it just kindles the curiosity in us and the final question asked by him makes everyone think of it for a prompt answer. Immediately after Maddy gives an answer…we were able to justify it and relate the story which is common for Vikram & Vedha. One can witness the brilliance of the director with these kinds of narration.

And moreover, Vijay Sethupathi’s introduction is the best ever introduction scene in the recent times and he is at his best again. Maddy’s meticulous reactions at few scenes make him one of the finest actors across film industries.

Finest casting, Unique story narration, brilliant screenplay, perfect direction, lead actors at their best, best BGM, well-framed dialogues, beautiful emotions of brothers and subtle love of a husband & Wife…what else we need from a movie.

Everybody has Vikram & Vedha as a part of them. Based on the situation, we are choosing to be Vikram or Vedha. It’s not about Hero or Villan, Good or Bad. It’s all about mind games… between Vikram-Vedha & Good-Bad. Good or Bad…Emotions are Same !!!

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5 generations of living

Life lived with 5 generations is completely different from passing life with 5 generations. Living life requires lot of maturity, lot of understanding, lot of acceptance, lot of eagerness, lot of happiness, lot of tolerance, and moreover lot of love and passion to live the life. But for existing or passing the life, just tolerance is enough.  I think more than men, women are more capable of living life fully for multiple generations.

Feeling proud that I was also part of 2 generations of the legendry women my Grandma. I’m not sure that I can use the word Legendary for a common woman who lived life within her boundaries.  But she was still like a miracle lady to me. I spent my whole childhood with her. She brought up me from my  1 year to 3 years  and then all the extended weekends, quarterly, half early and annual school long leaves and all the festive holidays….I spent with her.  Now she is no more…but all her memories are settled like fossils. Yeah its been one year since she passed away. (19th June 2016)

I’m sure she was not only kind of a Women who lived life for 5 generations or more. But she was the one whom I lived with and experienced all her unconditional love and affection and witnessed and been with her at-least 2 of her 5 generations. Her mental and physical strength all these years were a wonder to everyone around her.  I always admired by her Management skills (money, people, business, relationship etc.,). Apart from the past six months her life, she was independent and she was doing her farming works and making little penny every day.

I spent almost all my holidays with her; she was the one who took us (me, bros and sister) to movies. I remember we have watched most off the movies first day first show, that too all the Rajini films.  Not sure whether she liked to watch movies or a movie buff, but she took us for atleast 40+ movies. She took us to the Circus and exhibitions happened in Cuddalore and Pondicherry. Don’t know from where she gets the updates of the movie schedule and exhibitions schedules. (she was not familiar with reading or writing..she can only read numbers) . All I remember was she will be standing outside my school gate with all my clothes and stuffs packed in a bag to take me with her  for the holidays.

I’m blessed to be the most pampered grandson of her. It’s like wherever she goes and whatever she does, she takes me with her.  I still remember the way she took my Sisters Love marriage and the way she accepted and showered the same love to my Sisters husband. Though my aunt (sister’s mom) and other few close relatives were opposing for the marriage, my grand-mom and grandpa took that easily and supported her.  It’s true that 10 to 12 years back, Love marriages was not that easy for a family which lives in village. She was strong enough to overcome all the so-called assets oriented issues for several years, she was strong enough to see her younger son die slowly due to alcohol, she was strong enough to stay and live away from her village to a nearby town to avoid the social stigma, she was strong enough to see one of her most loved grandson die at a young age for no reason, she was strong enough to live a happy life with all these hurdles.

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All her sons ditched her life to hell at one or other point of time in the past 15 to 20 years, but till her last breath she never neglected her sons and their life. I wonder what made her carry over her life by surpassing all these hurdles. For most women, they would lost hope and got demotivated and they would have just spent the rest of life instead of living.

Apart from all these things, one strong thing I learned from her was, whatever happens, life has to move on. It’s all about how we are taking it and proceeding.

Living or Passing The Life. She had chosen to live. And she lived it.

Thanks for sharing the unconditional love on all your grand children till your last day. My life would have been incomplete if I would have missed to spend my childhood days with you. Really an enduring memories to Cherish.

“Dedicated to my most ever loving Grand Mother” – Remembering you ever !!!

The Best War Movie I Have Ever Seen!

Hacksaw Ridge – One of the best war movie I have ever seen. Mel Gibson never disappointed with his directional skills. I’m a great fan of all his 4 movies and again for this movie now. The film will never disappoint you if you like war movies. That too this is based on a true story. (Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Private Desmond Doss, an Army medic in WWII.)

Family of a army person, situations in their house during pre and post service in army, a true love, true patriotism of youngsters, trust and love in Lord, commitment, bravery, patience, emotions & Happiness, impact of a war (on and off field), what else do we need to get from a war movie ?  This movie has everything in a right note and in a right tone. All the actors have justified their roles and CG works are excellent.

Hats off to this brave man Desmond Doss. when told he was a hero, Doss concludes, “The real heroes are buried over there.” Doss wanted to serve the nation by serving in army and he said, “While everyone else will be taking life I’ll be saving it.” & he did it.

Hope this movie will bag few Oscars this year. Lets see!!! All the best team !!!

Crime is Punishment (Kutrame Thandanai)

Perfect Casting, simple yet strong one line, perfectly aligned screenplay, best BGM…Yet another master piece in Tamil Cinema – Kutrame Thandanai. After Kakka Muttai, this movie also came very well from Manikandan. Such a great talented director in the recent times. He is slowly setting his own style of film making as like “Maniratnam”, “Bakyaraj” etc.,  His way of not explaining the scenarios as spoon feeding, his way of completing the movie with the way he wants and no compromise in the name of “Commercial trend” etc., have taken him to the next level.

And actor Vignes is in the lead role, and he justified his role with his casual and matured acting. Screenplay, Casting, Background music, need of the hour one line (message), strong direction skills, apt cinematography….these facts made this movie a good one. Apart from the commercial success, these kind of movies are pride for Tamil Cinema industry.

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I’m sure that this guy has hell a lot of talent and he will reach heights.  Eagerly waiting to watch his next movie Aandavan Kattalai.

Infusion !!!

In a relationship, it’s not about love, it’s not about gender, its all about who earns more between them. It defines the superiority in a relationship.So-called male domination is the one which makes a women compromise her dream with no choice. Mostly the male domination thoughts have been infused in men by women. All mothers, sisters & wives want their son, brother & husband to be the one who is responsible for their secured life and he has to earn more to prove that he is a Man. It’s all about earning respect in the so-called society. Even now, most of the modern age wives/girls want her husband/man to earn more than her, just to avoid the social stigma. This has to be changed. It will take a lot of efforts to see a change and surely it might take few generations.

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According to me, every mom, sister, and wife has a responsibility to not to infuse the hidden male domination thoughts to their son, brother, and husband. Instead, it is the responsibility of every dad, brother, and husband to infuse thoughts on her daughter, sister, and wife to think, dream and live free and independent. Though we can see a lot of changes in the young generation couples and parents, but still a long way to go.

Men not going to work is a social stigma and women going to work takes great responsibility and superior. This is the perception in most people’s mind. Why has this to be like this? In a relationship, it’s all about their decision to lead their life as they wanted to.

Work for survival, live to build a home and love & care for each other. Complement each other. Never take advantage of any decision. Domination starts when someone takes advantage of the situation. Women are not meant to be controlled or to be a sacrificing machine. In the same time, men are not meant to be superior ( physically/mentally ) and to be an earning machine.

Life will be so much beautiful when no domination thoughts are infused into the deeper minds.

Ki & Ka – A Topsy Turvy thinking by Director

Ki & Ka – Hindi Feature film, yet another beautiful movie from Balki. Topsy-Turvy is the best word to describe one of the most talented directors of Indian Cinema. Different Concept, unique approach, perfect casting, soothing music, eye-catching visuals, suitable dialogs and an equalent sprinkling of humor and emotion all over the movie. If you can see all these in a single movie, then it is Dir. Balki’s creation.

Ki & Ka is a cleverly chosen sensitive subject. The plot is all about the topsy-turvy thinking of the relationship ( so-called traditional / conventional practice ). The way he handled the script was amazing. Kareena Kapor Khan & Arjun Kapoor did their best for this movie. Swaroop Sampat(Kareena’s mom) role was adorable. Though this movie has got mixed reviews both negative and neutral, I felt that Balki handled it very well by not making it as more emotional or more of an advice or preaching kind of movie. He touched most sensitive parts of the movie very lightly, as he wanted to get connected to the younger generation.He just wanted to break the perceptions  like Women has to do all the house chores and homemaking and Men have to earn and has the responsibility to protect the family. If handling and making a home is an art, then why its totally dependent on Women ?

Few other things I like in this movie are romance between Ki & Ka, Ka & Ki’s Mom relationship, Ki’s house railway and train interior ( though it looked dramatic or set kind of thing ), visuals & Ilayaraja’s background score.

Apart from the critics and reviews about this movie, I feel all men and women have to watch this movie once and this will surely bring a different perception of seeing their living style. I liked this movie very much and I will recommend it to my friends to watch it once 🙂

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