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 !!!

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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Cloud 9 with WORDPRESS

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
I registered on WordPress.com 9 years ago. Thanks for the platform which gave and gives lots of happiness. Most times you were like a close friend where I can be who I am and express what I think. Thanks for tolerating the worst and bad English with lots of spelling and grammar mistakes. Thanks for getting me 99400 + views / readers / strangers.

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I always felt happy writing in this space. WordPress …. you mean a lot to me. 🙂

Way to go.

Ithu Chennai Da !!!

#chennaifloods #chennairains #chennairescue #chennaimicro #verified #ChennaiRainsHelp #medicalcamp #areanames etc., etc., These are the rescue and relief tags used by most of the volunteers and good hearts towards Chennai. People stood up and getting back Chennai as normalcy.

Crores of Donors

Lakhs of Volunteers

Thousands of Camps

Tonnes of Relief materials

Hundreds of huge containers

Thousands of vehicles, vans, lorrys,  Cars

Thousands of Shelters ( Marriage halls, mosques, temples, Churchs, community halls, bungalows, houses, Complexes, Multiplex, theatres )

These made Chennai what it is now. This is new to Chennai to face such a natural disaster. Chennai had no experience to handle this situation. Chennai would have never imagined getting these much support in a short notice. But everything happened. Very proud to be in the generation and humanity. No words to express thanks to Indian and NRI donors and the love they shared.

Life is so much beautiful with these good hearted people around as.Thanks for everything. We will be back in form in few weeks.

Let’s roar … ITHU CHENNAI DA !!!

ps: illustration of Chennai done by crazypencilz.com

 

Bane of cinema industry

Negative publicity is the greatest bane of Cinema Industry in the recent times. It has different faces like reviews, memes etc., Earlier we used to see reviews and which is like more of a analysis of the movie. It was kind of positive reviews and was a great support for all the movies. But in the recent times, people started creating negative reviews and memes to get more “like” or “Fan”base. Facebook, Twitter, blogging sites, websites, Radio shows etc., plays a master role in carrying these negative publicity. No one thinks its a creation and all creations are not meant to be perfect for every ones eyes. Every creation has its own pros and cons.  None of them is aware that they are indirectly destroying lot of creations and creators.

Here are few of the victims of negative publicity in Tamil film industry 7am Arivu, Anjaan, Maatraan, Maas, Kochadayaan, Linga and Puli. From the day one, these negative publicity is getting viral and it surely affec the next day or same day box office collections. Let the general public decide about the success and flop of a movie and not the so called intelligent and talented reviewers.  Just keep one thing in mind that Movie is a creation and its a business and not a Magic which comes with no efforts. It’s all about everything for people associated with it.

Thalaivar is Back in the Game …as “Kabali”

Anything about RajiniKanth is Viral in Tamil Cinema industry. Just amazed at the response and hype coming out for Kabali ( Rajini’s Next ). No wonder he is called as “SUPER STAR” of Tamil Cinema. As a ardent fan of Thalaivar. From the day one of announcement about the movie, lot of posters designs started coming out from his fans. Each and every one is different and guys had put lot of efforts to create one (below given is the poster collage of Kabali”) and this is Thalaivar’s strength and power. No other actor in this generation or future generation will break his records in fan base and the amount of vibration he creates.

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Happy to see Thalaivar in this classic white beard and back to his trademark hairstyle. Congrats to Pa.Ranjith ( Director ) for this wonderful opportunity and good luck to make a perfect movie which should break all the hiccups of “Linga”. If everything goes well, this movie will set a new trend in Indian cinema industry for its success and box office collections.

I always love to see him on screen with his rocking natural look and character of his age. Now its a dream come true. 🙂

Earlier, Now and Forever; Happy Watching Movies!

I’m a movie buff. My Love and interest for watching movies is not getting reduced as years pass by. In the recent times, I’m have become a fan of Malayalam Film industry (both off-screen and on-screen ). I just simply wonder at their simple and easy way of story telling and screenplay which is almost closer to reality and brilliant performances of the actors. Most films have a touch of their soil and surely will make any Malayalee to miss his hometown. And I have to mention about the friendliness between the artists. I’m not sure about the old Malayalam movies, I’m talking about the recent time Malayalam movies.

Mamookka, Lal Ettan, Dulquar, Nivin, Biju Menon, Kunjakogopan, Prithvi Raj, Jayaram, Fahad, Kalapavan Mani, Nithya Menon, Parvathi Menon, Nazriya Nizam etc., are my favorites.  Good to see that few of Malayalam movies hit the Box Office in Chennai in the recent times. Premam, Yennum Yepozhum, Dhrishyam, 1982, Baskar the Rascal, Shutter, Salt and Pepper, Dady Cool, Mili, Bangalore Days, Om Shanthi Osaana and Ustad Hotel are few of the recent movies I watched. I liked all the movies.
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I never intend to compare Tamil and Malayalam industry. As I know both the industries has their own style of making, different cultures, a different way of working and different kind of audiences.  Giving importance to the story line, close to reality screenplay, nativity dialogues, beautiful ladies, language and slang, mesmerizing music, greeneries all over the movies are the key features of the success of Malayalam industry.
Anyways whatever may be the language, good to see good films. I get a lot of inspiration and motivation from Movies; Earlier, Now and Forever. Happy watching Movies. 

I am not Bad. I am just Evil.

Pre-Script: This post is about my thoughts and views about a Tamil Movie and not review. Purely No intention to judge and predict others talents.

Good vs Evil…that tells the one liner of the movie “Thani Oruvan”. A script bounded movie with a strong screenplay, right into the head dialogues, perfect cast and background score (BGM).  Good to see Arvind Swamy back on screen with a lot of style factors. Elegant look, mesmerizing voice, sexy ascent etc., everything related to Arvind Swamy is awesome. Usual kind of role for Jeyam Ravi and he did his job perfect. Handsome and suited well for Cop character.  A risky movie for him as the antagonist’s character has a lot of scopes when compared to him. Nayantara’s role is short but sweet and perfect. One can simply sit and watch the screen presence of her.

Smart Villian characters ( Smart in looks and brain ) have always been a hit in Tamil Industry. This time, the whole credit goes to the character Siddharth Abhimanyu (Arvind Swamy). He tempts us to watch this movie for the second time.

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Dialogues were an additional strength to this movie. Truth and depth in few dialogues added more value. Hats off to the writer and director Raja Mohan & Co-writer Subha. Casting is the bigger strength of this movie. This movie has the perfect cast in each and every role starting from Cop friends of Jeyam Ravi to co-villain characters. Haven’t expected a great BGM music from HipHop Thamiza, songs were also good. Especially lyrics in “Thani Oruvan” and “Theemai Thaan Vellum”songs are excellent.

Overall a brilliant movie with good and strong social message. It is been a big surprise, as most of us haven’t expected this kind of a brilliance from Dir.Raja. Anyways, thanks for the wonderful experience and best wishes to do more of this brilliance in future scripts. Good breakthrough movie for Jeyam Ravi and of course for Arvind Swamy.

Perks: Got to see a Facebook post from a friend with the imagination of Kamal Hasan & RajiniKanth in this movie as Good and Evil. Really a good thought and just imagining the success and reach of the movie. 🙂