Monday, November 23, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Review Of Rich Man, Poor Man By Irwin Shaw

Rich Man, Poor Man is the story of two brothers whose contrasting natures reflect the turmoil of post-war America. Rudy is the rich man - a romantic who would let no one stand between him and success. Tom is the poor man - the black sheep of the family on the run from his violent past. This book has had a strong influence on a lot of youngsters leaving a deep and permanent impression.

The soap that followed is equally good, although it can't be compared with the book.

The casting is just great. Peter Strauss and his portrayal of Rudy is unforgettable and he fits perfectly fits the role. While Nick Nolte is perfect as the rebellious, hyperactive, irresponsible, but emotional Tom.

Arguably one of the finest TV mini-series.

Funny Steve Martin Clip

One of my favorite scenes from the Pink Panther featuring Steve Martin. He combines his comic talent splendidly doing the absurdities of Peter Sellers.

I would like to buy a HAMBURGER.... had me in STITCHES and it still does.

Hridayathin Niramayi From 100 Days Of Love

Hridayathin Niramayi features Dulquer Salmaan [as Balan K Nair or BKN] and Nithya Menon [as Sheela] from the romantic comedy '100 Days of Love'.

Considered to be the most romantic song of 2015 [can't comment on that, although their on-scene chemistry is great].

Response from critics has been phenomenal.

Deleted Scene From Ennu Ninte Moideen Featuring Prithviraj Sukumaran

Unnecessary part - in a way, good that it was deleted

Rajiv Mehrotra In Conversation With Late Raja Ramanna

Raja Ramanna was a great scientist, visionary and a wonderful human being.

Rajiv Mehrotra works as an independent film maker, Producer & Commissioning editor. He was also the Chairman of the Jury for the awards during their 50th anniversary. He has twice addressed plenary sessions at The World Economic Forum at Davos and was nominated a Global Leader for Tomorrow by them. He was a Judge of the Templeton Prize for Spirituality and serves on the Boards of several institutions.

Some of his books include The Mind of The Guru, Understanding The Dalai Lama, A biography of Sri Ramakrishna and Conversations with The Dalai Lama.

Banned TV Commercial For An Optometrist

Banned Commercial although it conveys the message in an adult manner! (NSFW)

Well, a spectacle (pardon the pun) in Hindi is known as "Aayina" not "Aniya" as some Mallus call it (sorry about that, nothing intentional)

It is time to visit an optician or optometrist.

Anirudh - Super Song On Chennai

Super Song

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Alouette, Gentille Alouette

"Alouette" is a popular French-Canadian children's song about plucking the feathers from a lark, in retribution for being woken up by its song. Although it is in French, it is well-known among speakers of other languages; in this respect it is similar to "Frère Jacques". Many American doughboys and other Allied soldiers learned the song while serving in France during World War I and took it home with them, passing it on to their children and grandchildren.

Its origin is uncertain, though the most popular theory is that it is French-Canadian. The song was first published in A Pocket Song Book for the Use of Students and Graduates of McGill College (Montreal, 1879). However, Canadian folklorist Marius Barbeau was of the opinion that the song's ultimate origin was France.

Looking back...funnily, in Mallu, we always use to sing this as "Kaalu Vetta, Gentle Ayittu Vettu".... which has a totally different meaning !!...

More details about the song can be found at :

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bade Acche Lagte Hai - Ram Kapoor And Priya

Bade Acche Laggte Hai [starring Sakshi Tanwar as Priya and Ram Kapoor as Ram Kapur] is the story of two strangers getting married ... and falling in love. Priya is a happy woman in her early 30s, not married so far and quite sure that she wouldn't be able to get married ever. She takes tuitions for college students and is happy with the world.Ram Kapoor, a wealthy man in his early 40s, is a ruthless entrepreneur who also believes that he has missed the bus of marriage.

But as fate would have it, they bump into each other through a minor car accident which hurts their egos more than their vehicles and then after a series of miscommunications and misunderstandings, destiny contrives once again to get the two married

Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam malayalam Comedy Movie

There are some movies that you have to revisit when you are "grown-up" and living in "the city". Those movies take you back through time to drop you somewhere when you were a kid. This is one such movie.

Mohanlal and Sreenivasan team up again to woo the moviegoers.Both of them have their own styles.And this is very well shown in this movie where they act as foils.One with the slapstick comedy and the other with the wooden face and serious look and yet evoking as much laughter as the other.Kartika has also done her job well.

The movie is unpretentious,a refreshing change from the movies now,full of multiplexes and fast-food romance. If you haven't already seen it and call yourself a Malayalam movie fan, please stand corrected. Either watch it or drop the tag!

it gently sinks in as a feel good factor primarily for its middle-class innocence and effective interpretation of the under-the-hood social currents of the eighties....