Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaayaa??


Seems to be a apt title for Ramani Chandran’s next novel… This time Gautham Menon has taken it as the title for his next venture Starring Simbu and Trisha. But what does this has to do with my blog? The shooting is happening in the house opposite to ours in karpagambal nagar, kottivakkam. The moment I heard of it the instant thought was, “With Simbu?? Gautham why are you taking this risk?”

Advertisements in the paper has simbu and trisha in a decent getup and guess what this time it is A.R Rahman pairing with Gautham, and not his all time favorite – Harris Jayaraj. And they claim it to be a different love story – yet again.

Every day morning 10 to 50 film workers gather for the shooting arrangements. Food gets cooked up in the vacant ground at the end of the road. The stars arrive in latest cars. Weekend they were making arrangements to shoot a song, and the assistents were tieing plastic flowers to every tree in the road. For a scene that could last in the screen for a minute, they were doing hours of work.  Our street has become one of the happening streets with groups of people watching the shooting. Though I do not get a chance to see it, I get a commentary of the scenes shot everyday from my mother. And it seems to be a long schedule for 3 months.

ஒரு சிம்பு படம் பார்க்க வைச்சுடுவாங்க போல இருக்கே… (சிம்புவுக்காக இல்லை என்றாலும் எங்க தெருவிற்க்காகவாவது)


Movie Weekend

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Two movies in two days!! I am not a regular movie viewer and I have began to watch movies only recently(lot of means lot of in my sense and not in any movie addict style). Two movies in two days is really a LOT for me 🙂

Saturday I watched the movie Varanam Ayiram. Probably I would have been in the last batch of people who watched the movie. And Sunday was Ghajini(Hindi). Both at the Sathyam Cinemas and one was with my husband’s colleagues and one was with my colleagues. Wah, such a nice balance 🙂

I liked both the movies. I am not a hardcore film critic either, so I am not going to complain much about it. Both the movies had lot of things in common:

1. Six packs heroes – Surya and Aamir both rock with their performances in the movie. I am sure 90% of the men would have walked out from the theater, with an ambition to enroll themselves in the local gym at the least and build the six packs.

2. Death – The pain of loosing somebody you love. Surya looses her first sight love lady in the bomb blast and turns to be a drug addict, and aamir looses his goodhearted heroine because of the villan. It is such a pain to death even in a movie. It just shows the meaninglessness of life. One day you are all in glory and peak of happiness only to find that all your joy has been washed away by your dearest passing away from this planet. And it was more apparent, when I heard that one of my very good friend’s brother died in a beach drowning incident the same day.

3. Directorial Hits – Both the movies stand out in direction. Ghajini takes the first place in this, because the way the story is said so engulfing. The first part of the flashback through the police, and then second through the medical student, the minute plot details covered so well. Hats off to the director Murugadoss. Vaaranam Aayiram was good too, in the sense that a story with no villans, no revenge, but only the emotions of a son who has a great impact on him of his father. A real good and different effort by Gautham menon.

4. Great Songs – Both the movies have super hit songs and they are so refreshing to see.  Kaise muje tum mill gayi is my favorite in ghajini and nenjukkul peithidum maamazhai and munthinam paarthene in vaaranam aayiram.

I think I should stay away from movies at least for couple of weeks to shed off this effect 🙂