Saturday, February 28, 2009
Every year India celebrates National Science Day on February 28. On this day in 1928, Sir C.V. Raman announced his discovery of the 'Raman Effect'. At the Nobel Prize award ceremony, C.V. Raman used alcohol as the medium to demonstrate the Raman effect. At a get-together in the evening, Raman was offered an alcoholic drink. He politely declined it and declared:"You can see the Raman effect on alcohol, but not the alcohol effect on Raman!". He was such a spontaneous and humorous person. C.V. Raman was fascinated by diamonds and spent most of the Nobel Prize money in procuring them for research. The government honoured him with the Bharath Ratna in 1954. He remained active till his death on November 21, 1970 at the age of 82.
In an interview to News of the World, Slumdog Millionaire star Frieda Pinto's fiance has blamed the movie, and film star Dev Patel for putting an end to his relationship with the actress. Dumped Rohan Antao further said that his former love gave him the thumbs down in a phone call while she was promoting the film. He added that, as soon as the movie became a success and she started spending all her time with Dev, she ended it. Now the actress has told her fiance that she wanted them to be friends. Rohan concluded that, she is infactuated with Dev and he doesn't want to watch the movie.
Friday, February 27, 2009
This get-up of Ajith with a long new-style moustache is a hot talk in the city. This is for his next movie 'ASAL' in which he plays the role of a don, a different don from that of 'Billa' . The movie is to be directed by Saran. Asal is the 4 th film of the Ajith-Saran duo after the hatrick succeses Kadhal mannan, Amarkalam and Attakasam. 'Asal' is Ajith's 49th movie. Ajith has also lost considerable weight by rigorous work-outs. This get-up of Ajith was unvieled when he attended a function at the Sathyabama University. The music for this movie is scored by Harris Jayaraj. Asal is the first movie where HJ scores music for an Ajith movie.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Naanum Kodeeswaran, the tamil dubbed version of "Slumdog Millionaire" will be released tomorrow, that is 27th feb 2009, celebrating the Oscar awards won by A.R. Rahman. Simbhu has given voice for Dev Patel, the male lead. S.P. Balasubramiyam has voiced for Anil Kapoor and Nizhalgal Ravi for Irfaan khan. Tamil people are eager to see the movie which has fetched Oscars to ARR.
Click here to download the mp3 songs of Slumdog Millionaire
"Delhi-6" is seen through the eyes of Roshan(played by Abhishek), an NRI whose first visit to India along with his grandma, changes his entire life. The first half is pretty long and has very little plot but it establishes Delhi and its people in the right sense. The strongest point in the movie is music. A.R. Rahman's score is astounding and rightly depicts the zeal and spirit of Delhi. But the director Rakyesh Mehra could have used the music a lot better. Photography is of high quality. Sonam Kapoor is gorgeous and does a good job. Entire blame is on the screenplay and Rakyesh Mehra for stretching the message beyond necessity. We get the point early on, but Mehra's screenplay laboriously belabours the point.
'Delhi 6' is a film that holds a mirror to the society we live in, but it lacks subtlety and the truth is what you see in the movie is what you already know. Delhi 6 is a movie that has the heart, but its script is too loose and as a result the film ends up as a disappointment. Anyways it is an honest effort.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Vennila Kabadi kuzhu:
This movie is an unexpected hit. The movie has no glamour or blooded action and hence is a hit among the family audience. The humour, kabbadi sequences and soft love sequence have attracted the youth. Though the entire team is full of new faces, their hardwork has paid them. Click here to download mp3 songs of Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu
Siva Manasula Sakthi(SMS):
This movie was well advertised and publicised before release. Also the music scored by yuvan was a super hit, which was an additional plus. Tracks like "Oru Kal" sung by Yuvan and "MGR illeenge.." are ringing in every fm stations throughout tamilnadu. The movie has also entertained the audience with its racy screenplay and non-stop humour. Jeeva and Santhanam pair has clicked well. The movie promises thorough entertainment to all types of audience. Click here to download mp3 songs of Siva Manasula Sakthi.
This Bala movie which took more than 2 years for completion had a lot of expectations among the audience. Bala has definitely met the expectations that people have for his kind of movie. Initially, some rumours like scenes of Arya eating the flesh of pooja (actually not in movie) , etc., tried to lower the popularity of the movie. But it couldn't. The excellent background score by Illayaraja is a plus. The movie depicts more about the life and struggle of beggars under their owners. This movie is really worth National Awards. We expect national award for either Arya or Pooja or Bala or all the three. It is definitely a must-watch movie. Click here to download mp3 songs of Naan Kadavul
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car ever, is soon going to hit the Indian Roads. Some sources say that this revolutionary car will be launched on 3rd march 2009, on the birthday of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the founder of the TATA Group of Companies. Previously, NANO was planned to be launched on December 28, 2008, marking the birthday of Ratan Tata, the Chairman of the TATA Group of Companies. As we all know, the delay is due to some political issues and various other issues. The TATAs have always been pioneers of trends in various fields. This time they have created a revolution with the world's cheapest car, NANO. Definitely, all car manufacturers in India will have to follow this and present their model of cheaper cars to face the challenge posed by NANO and withstand in the automobile market. Also, NANO is a big challenge to the two-wheeler market. Because people will definitely opt for NANO which is just 1 lakh rupees, when bikes cost sixty thousand rupees in average.
NANO is going to be released mainly targeting the middle class people, who constitute the major part of the population. NANO is also attracting people by its unique design and compact size with a comfortable interior. Everything from TATA is a hit and NANO definitely is.
Are You Ready To Drive the NANO...!!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
The great Indian Music composer A.R. Rahman has won two Oscar Awards, one for the Best Song (Jai Ho..) and another for the best music score, both for the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire'. The Oscars ceremony was held at Los Angeles on 22nd Feb 2009. When A.R. Rahman was given the award for Best Musical Score first, he was excited and sang the songs "Jai Ho" and "Oh Saya". After he sang the songs, he was given a pleasant surprise. It was his 2nd Oscar award, in the category Best Music(Song), for the song "Jai Ho". After receiving his awards, A.R. Rahman uttered in tamil "Ellam Pugazhum Iraivanuke". A.R. Rahman is now in Cloud nine. He has been receiving appreciations from all around the country. The whole India is proud and happy for him.
Congrats A.R. Rahman...
Slumdog Millionaire, which created a sensation around the world as it was released, has been the most favourite in the OSCARS. The Oscar Award Ceremony took place in Los Angeles on 22nd feb 2009. This movie bagged a total of eight awards including the two won by A.R. Rahman. Another Indian, Russel Pookutty won an award for Sound mixing. The movie won eight awards in the following categories-
1. Best Motion Picture
2. Best Director
3. Best Music(Song)
4. Best Music(Score)
5. Best Editing
6. Best Sound Mixing
7. Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
8. Best Cinematography.
To see more details of the other winners at Oscars, Click Here
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The keepers of Law (i.e. Lawyers) and the keepers of security in the state (i.e. Police) must go on a single track to maintain law and order in the state. But in Tamilnadu, for the past few months, they have been against each other like cat and rat. This unhealthy situation has become so worse that, the police have latti charged(hit) the lawyers when they protested for the Srilankan Tamil Eelam issue recently at the Chennai High Court premises. Previously, when the law college students were brutally hit by some gangsters, the police just watched the scene instead of trying to rescue the victims, which brought a bad impression on the them, not only among the lawyers, but also among the people of Tamilnadu. Now, in this incident where the lawyers of Chennai high court were brutally hit by the police, many lawyers were badly wounded and admitted in the hospital. These incidents have not only lowered the trust on Police but also brought disrespect to Police among the people of Tamilnadu. This is the question that lies in the heart of every citizen of Tamilnadu about the state police- "They either dont do their duty or do it wrong. When will they do it right??? ".
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Recently in a press meet, when A.R. Rahman was asked as how he took the criticisms on his 'Golden Globe' Winner Slumdog Millionaire, he said that he just ignored those comments and criticisms. He added that these criticisms are not healthy and constructive. He said that, those who criticise Slumdog for having shown darker and poorer regions of India, forget to watch the movie closely as how it has shown the development of mumbai slums into richer place. Also he said that, if those critics want to show and portray a beautiful Mumbai can take a movie depicting the richness of Mumbai and India.
Slumdog Millionaire has brought A.R. Rahman a BAFTA award (British Academy for Film and Telivision Awards). This is an indication for a forthcoming OSCAR award to this musical genius for this movie. Lets see...
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The IPL fever has spread all over India as these most entertaining cricket matches are starting April 10th this year. IPL had a overwhelming response from all over the world especially India in the last season. The auction for the non Indian cricketers happened on feb 6th. The two England players Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen(Peterson) topped the auction list with 1.55$ million each. Previously the highest paid player was MS Dhoni with 1.5$ million. Flintoff was grabbed by the Chennai Super Kings and Peterson was won by Vijay Mallya for his Royal Challengers. Australians lost favour this season as the Australian team is out of form.
The series starts by April 21 and will contain 21 days of non-stop, highly entertaining cricket. Will the defending champions Rajasthan Royals make it again this time or lose it to some other team. Get ready to watch the IPL in action. The count down begins........
Thursday, February 5, 2009
But nothing happened. Public buses and autos ran. Schools were open, and students' dream for a holiday ended in vain. Almost all shops were open and gained more than usual, as other shops were closed. Chennai traffic was heavy as usual. Might be the strike would have been a success if it was called by the ruling party..
Is the Sri Lankan Tamil issue POLITICISED or Do We really care for our poor suffering Tamilhoods in Sri Lanka.....
Slumdog MIllionaire which was planned to be remade in Tamil is now being dubbed in Tamil and scheduled to be released on 14th February. May be the opposition and blames on the movie by some Indian cine giants have stopped the producers from remaking it.
Actor Simbhu has given voice for the lead role, SP. Balasubramaniyam for Anil Kapoor, and 'Nizhalgal' Ravi for Irfan Khan. The movie is releasing on 14th Feb titled 'Naanum Kodeeswaran'.
Though Slumdog Millionaire has attracted International fame, and been nominated for Oscars in many fronts like music, direction,etc., some of the Indian journalists and leading Indian directors and film stars have blamed the movie for showing only the darker and slum regions of Mumbai, hiding off its beauty. Anyways, none seem to be giving ears to such types of movies and have made this movie a huge hit, as the movie is really good and portrayed mumbai as needed by the story.
The movie really rocks and wish it wins many OSCARS..
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
India has won the One Day International series against SriLanka. Both teams posed strong after consecutive wins in the season. Hence, the Indian tour of SriLanka created huge expectations to see which team makes the better of the other. India did it with ease. Though the SriLankan team posed strong, and it was their home ground, Dhoni's cool captaincy and excellent game play as a team made India win the series 3-0. Dhoni continues to prove as a cool and wise captain of India. The Indian team is in such a great form that, if it continues this, the next World Cup is ours definitely.
COME ON INDIA.... DHIKHA DHO...!!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Self-Immolations are not the solution to rescue Tamils from the massacre in Sri Lanka. A POLITICAL SOLUTION is needed...
Muthukumar, a tamil youth of 26, commited suicide by self-immolation in protest against the massacre of Tamils in Sri Lanka on 29th January 2009. This guy set fire, not only on himself, but also the emotions and mind of Tamil people making them rise and protest against the Sri Lankan and Indian governments for not bringing the longlasting problem of Tamil Eelam in SriLanka to an end. Following this, a farmer from dindugal district, B. Ravi(40 yrs), allegedly atempted self-immolation to express solidarity with Sri Lankan Tamils, now admitted to Government Hospital. Now, the entire state, (including students, various political parties, actors, etc.,) has jumped into protests for the welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils.
Almost all political leaders in Tamilnadu say that only political solution can bring an end to this problem. But the Lankan government choose only Military solution. The World Super-powers and UNO must act with some reponsibility, atleast humanity, and make Sri Lanka drop its Military force against innocent Tamils and solve the problem politically, and rescue the Sri Lankan Tamil race from extinction.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Slumdog Millionaire, which has created a sensation around the Globe, has impressed tamil producers to re-make it in Tamil to create a Sure HIT!! This movie will be based on the slums of T.nagar and a famous actor's son is playing the lead role. The Music for this movie will be composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Yuvan is trying and creating different styles in music. Undoubtedly, he is the right music director to compose this movie and match the expectations of audience, as A.R. Rahman has done a great job in its original version. A.R. Rahman has been nominated for 3 Oscars for this movie, which is a matter of pride to all Indians, especially Tamilians.