Friday, July 29, 2005
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Desert Rain !!!
Arizona is home to country's largest Ponderosa Pine Forest,Sand dunes, heat and cow boys. There are always colorful sunset in the desert. Fortunately or Unfortunately, i dont know, the places i stayed outside india were always desert. (Poorva jaenma Bandham ??? .)Last Weekend, Phoenix was so hot and mercury climbed to 114'F in the afternoon. But in the night,it started raining suddenly to everybody's surprise. Considering this as a world wonders, i just quickly snapped this. btw,i heard that britney is here for pregnancy check and mike tyson is buying out multi million dollar ranch house near to paradise valley mall.
1 GB SIM Card
Monday, July 25, 2005
BMW Adapts Night Vision
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Islamist Web Site Warns U.A.E. to Eject Non-Muslims
Documenting Existing Software Architecture by Mikko Kontio
No hair... No job for you at HK
Fat Pay in Biotech
Intel's $4 Billion Plant @ ISREAEL....not in india ?????
Friday, July 22, 2005
Chandramukhi's 100th Day
Superstar's Chandramukhi has crossed 100 days in 156 theatres world wide.Report says that each and every distributor in TN atleast would have grabbed roughly Rs0.5 crores. This one film has grossed the amount that 40 films should.
Remember there is Only one Star...adhu namma SUPER STAR.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
AR.Rahman's Anbe Aaruyire --- A High Power Rock
While the Rising audio review seems to be criticising, Rahman is bored with doing lot of period films.This news could be a rumour as he recently signed Asutosh Gowriker’s Akbhar-Jodha. But “Anbe Aaruyire” songs have a very good variation, good voice selection, lot of remixing and new beats. You can listen it online @ Listen Online
Check out the song list
1. anbe aruyirae. our guru (my favourite)
2.mayiliragae.... madhushri,naresh iyer(good lyrics/cool melody)
3.vaugirai....... hariharan(nice variation),chitra
4.thigu thigu.... sadhanaa sargam (quali type/good lyrics)
5.thazhuvudu..... s.p.b (his voice is remixed..kool),shreya ghosal
6.maramkothii.... shankar mahadevan, shalani, (rap/remix)
vasundra dass, blaze
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Namachivaaya Vazhga !
Am currently listening to "Thiruvaasagam in Symphony" by great Maestro Ilayaraja. I am not eligible to write a review on this. Amazing Music, astouding chorus and yes "Thiruvaasagathuku Urugaar, Oroo Vaasagathukum Urugaar".US residents can order the CD online now. You can also visit Naveen's blog for more info.
Monday, July 18, 2005
The Bold and Beautiful "Ash" and Rude Salman
I can't even imagine how ash would have with stood this stupid salman's Conversation. but she should be really bold enough to face all this scrap and scuffle. i still remember listening to Sanjay Dutt's talking about his personal life to gangster Chhota Shakeel, also known as Dawood Ibrahim’s right-hand man. These dadhas do good business in dubai & all over the world. They run gold & jewellery business, star hotels to groceries, real estate to contracts.I guess, their side business is to use drunkard and nuts like salman khan & sanjay dutt for threating actresses.
Why don't film industry get rid of all these idiots ?
Alteast, Why don't we public get rid of all these stupid heroes ?
or will they forget the news witin 2-3 weeks which is what a survey says ?
Friday, July 15, 2005
This year National Award has been announced and very saddening & frustrating not to find Manirathnam’s AE, Balaji Shaktivel’s Kadhal.Kamal’s Virumandi. Both of these movies are known for their best screenplay and Photography.
To everybody’s surprise, Swades bagged Best Cinematography award. Mahesh Aney has done a good job in the movie and few scenes to mention are title opening, “Yuhee Chala Chal raahee” Song, Farmer Portraying his Sad Story. But can anybody forget Ravi.K.Chandran’s amazing work in AE/Yuva/Black, Thiru’s Work in Virumaandi,Sriram’s Work in Vaanam Vasapadum, Manikandan’s Mein Hoon Naa.
Congrats to Cheran and him team as his Autography was recognized.
Chitra did a genial job in "Ovvaroo Pookalumae".
Saif Ali Khan beat other contenders such as Shahrukh Khan (Swades), Vijay Raaz (Hari Om) and Subodhro (Krantikaal) to win the Best Actor Award for his role in the frothy romantic comedy `Hum Tum'. That was a OK kind of movie with lot of artificial flavor of love spilled all over the movie. Chairman of the Jury for Feature Films, Sudhir Mishra, defended the choice of Saif, saying, "Shahrukh in Swades was not a bad performance. There were other performances also which were good. But here is an actor who is approaching a role in a different way." Saif can’t compete with Kamalhaasan’s Virumaandi’s Action or atleast Shahrukhan’s Most Acclaimed Nasa Scientist role Mr.Bhargav in Swades. Jury team oldies have to be totally whacked for not even listing Kamalhaasan in contenders list.
BTB, Have anybody seen Madhu Bhandarkar's Page3 ?
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
"alaiyae sitRalaiyae", a peppy song from Alaipayuthe is one of Manirathnam's Master Art in Duet filming. Sharp Voice of SPB.Charan's and Naveen's Hum are 2 plus points for this song along with Rahman's astounding Music with good guitar base. PC.Sriram camera defines the art of filming a love duet in a very small room shooting the Chemincal between Karthik and Sakthi.I guess the full song is choreographed (Farah Khan)in a reverse order and then rewinded during the editing in a slow motion. Shankar used the same technique in "Kuruku Cheruthavalae" Song in Mudhalvan where Arjun and Manisha will raise from water without single droplets on their face which is also actually a reverse-editing.
Hats off to Vairamuthu who has given unlimited good songs like this...
"neeraattum naeraththil ennannaiyaaginRaay
vaalaattum naeraththil en piLLaiyaaginRaay
naanaagath thottaaloa muLLaagip poaginRaay
neeyaagath thottaaloa poovaaga aaginRaay
en kaNNeer en thaNNeer ellaamae neeyanbae
en inbam en thunbam ellaamae neeyanbae
en vaazhvum en saavum un kaNNil asaivilae"
un uLLam naan kaaNa ennaayuL poadhaadhu
en anbai naan solla un kaalam poadhaadhu
en kaadhal iNaiyenna un nenju kaaNaadhu
aanaalum en muththam sollaamal poagaadhu
kondaalum konRaalum en sondham needhaanae
ninRaalum senRaalum un sondham naandhaanae
un vaetkai pinnaalae en vaazhkkai vaLaiyumae
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
I have never failed in making tasty sambar. But last weekend, i taught i will make mushroom curry. instead of masala, i just added sambar powder and made mushroom sambar.So, i added fried mushroom in dhal and then sambar powder.guys it really rocks...may be we need to suggest it to taj west end or oberoi.If you really wanna try "aroosuvai" tastiest sambar in TN here are few choices:
1)Madurai "Vasan Tiffin Home"
2)Madurai "Saraswathi Cafe". [Last time when i was in madurai, this hotel was demolished. Bhajji and Sambhar tastes real good here.]
3)Madurai "New Arya Bhavan By Night" [ I guess, the hotel name is changed ]
4)Chennai group of "Saravana Bhavan" [ Once i had lunch in Dubai Saravana Bhavan and Dinner at Mount road, Chennai Saravana Bhavan. God, Sambar looks and tastes alike. Adhu enna paa avunga formula ? ]
5)Madurai "Murugan Idli Kadai" [ Maligai poo idli...we have to present couple of oscars to this shop for making Idli, the international brand]
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
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Wednesday, July 06, 2005
My IMAX Experience
Last weekend, It was of my first experience of IMAX @ Arizona mills theater which has a 80ft elliptical digital screen. IMAX (for Image Maximum) is a film projection system that has the capacity to display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film display systems. A standard IMAX screen is 22 m wide and 16 m high (72.6 x 52.8 ft), but can be larger.
The first movie was James Cameron, Academy Award® winning director, who combined his talent and his passions of aliens and space in his 3D film ALIENS OF THE DEEP. Cameron takes audiences to the bottom of the ocean to encounter some of the strangest life forms on Earth, while inviting us to imagine what future explorers may someday find on other planets. ALIENS OF THE DEEP presents the highlights of more than 40 dives made to the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that winds 46,000 miles around the globe and contains mineral-rich volcanic vents with names like Lost City and Snake Pit. These vents spew constant clouds of super-heated water, made dark as smoke by substances sent up from deep beneath the earth’s crust. It was a interesting documentary to watch. Heard that this guy is also shooting some ghost movie in IMAX 3D.
Coming out of the theater and after having coffee we all were discussing about WILDLIFE SAHARA which is another 3D movie screened in the same IMAX. My Movie database had another update on the same day and same evening when we rushed inside the theater leaving the ticket front desk guy with full 360 smile.
First time Wild life Documentary is filmed in three dimensions in African regions. With Ranger Liesl Eichenberger, zoologist as a guide, Wild Safari 3D takes the viewer along for a three thousand-mile ride in an open air vehicle on a game drive through nature reserves of Africa on a quest to see the Big Five, the most dangerous and spectacular animals on the continent. It was a real good 3D experience for 45 minutes.Yes, the only minus point was the duration of the movie as it ends abruptly.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
It was a pretty long weekend here in US. It was a gala time in Tempe Lake area yesterday where the whole public has gathered to witness the colorful firework. Arizona’s best local bands were playing good music and the family fest offered a free rides, rock climbing walls, water wars, relay races, magicians and more. Yes all for US Independence Day Celebration. Huge crowd in all the food and beverage section made people slog. that was the only minus point. the traffic was carefully routed around arizona state university and yes it is namma oooroo THIRUVIZHA in US you can say. Makkal sell state ice and nanaari sarbath in madurai. Here dudes sell Budweiser beer and hot dogs. The moment fireworks started, their national anthem on the background made public call out “God bless America”. It took me 1.5 hrs to come out of ASU Parking.On the highway, quickly grabbed a veggie sandwich at 11:55 PM, 5 minutes to their closing time and rushed home.
Looks like the trailor of much awaited aamir khan @ mangal pandey's The Rising is out. Audio launch will be soon happening in delhi and mumbai. Rahman Thalaivar should have given dazzling music.
Check out the song and singer list guys...
MANGAL MANGAL (2.29)
MAI VARI VARI (4.51)
Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Reena Bharadwaj
HOLI RE (4.51)
Aamir Khan, Udit Narayan, Madhushree, Srinivas, Chinmaye
Richa Sharma, Bonnie Chakraborty
MANGAL MANGAL (AGNI) (2.25)
TAKEY TAKEY (4.31)
Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Kartick Das Baul
AL MADDATH MAULA (5.55)
AR Rahman, Kailash Kher, Murtaza, Kadir
MANGAL MANGAL (AATMA) (4.19)
Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher