Shadows of my cycle.

அமாவாசையும் அவ‌ர் சைக்கிளும் If someone asked me in 6th or 7th std about the goal in life, I would have said nothing but owning a BSA SLR. Nobody in our families owned a bicycle, those days. My uncle was the only person in the family who knows how to ride a cycle [ he rents ]. That too he uses that only based on business requirements [ buying lico coal

Banlieue 13 ultimatum - Jumplingam

Parkour [ டுபாக்கூர் இல்லைங்க‌ !] Banlieue 13 ultimatum In my early days, I used to wait for ‘Fights’ in the title card and walk away if I don’t see the same. I convince sometimes ‘Stunts’ or ‘Action’ in the title card too. I was happy to see Judo rathnam, Hayath, Shyam Sundar (shetty), Kirubaa, Vikram Dharma in the title card. We used to fight with sound effects [ Dishkaal ]

Big Fish - Story-teller's story

Big Fish [ க‌தை சொல்லியின் க‌தை ! ] In any friends’ gang, we might have come across one interesting and convincing story teller. They cannot tell anything straight but with vivid explanations. It might have been a simple accident – but the way they explain is like some spectacular miracle has happened. The important thing about this type of character is their tolerance to insult. I remember one of my

Children of men - acceptable science-fiction

“In 20 years, women are infertile. No children. No future. No hope. But all that can change in a heartbeat” Can we imagine a world without any children ? In fact, “Veenapponavan” may stop writing poems, if there are no children in the world. Science fiction doesn’t always mean to chase some atomic or nuclear bomb. The knot of the story should be compelling or attracting to get into the

Video Cassette days

ஊராட்சியும் மாந‌க‌ராட்சியும்   Due to enormous emails and requests from friends [ ப‌ச்சைப் பொய்.. ஒரே ஒருத்த‌ன் தான் கேட்டான் 🙂 ], I share about the video experiences during the school days. My school days were of mixed experiences – ranging from a town to city. I have had the opportunity of watching street plays, Mahabharatham oration [ 18 days – க‌ர்ண‌ மோட்ச‌ம் கேட்டா சில‌ருக்கு ‘சாமி’ வ‌ந்துடும்..]. Of course, the all time

Double indemnity - Insurance crime

Double indemnity A claims man, is a doctor and a blood-hound and a cop and a judge and a jury and a father confessor, all in one. – Barton Keyes. I coorelate the experience of watching a thriller as standing in the doorway of an express train. And, I can equate the twists in a thriller equal to the passing bridges. It’s thrill! The two most inconvincible professionals are tax

Thirai Gaanam - 2008

திரை கான‌ம் Let us listen to some songs for a change [ ha..ha.. DVD தீந்து போச்சா 🙂 ]. I have been collecting and listening to music for a long time. Right from my school days, I used to move with slightly elderly friends and hence I was attracted to the songs they listened that time. I remember listening to ‘Poondhaliraada’ from ‘Paneer pushpangall’, in Ungall viruppam. I remember in UKG

Chennai - 600029.

Daily 4 shows – II [ Chennai : 600029 ]. This post is dedicated to Kathirvel – my only friend from ‘Arumbakkam’ area. The period is set between 1981-85 [ 1st to 5th std – Skipped 2nd std – double promotion 🙂 ]. I was taken [ obviously ! ] by one or the other senior at home. Everyone had their own way of watching movies. My father used to

Daily 4 shows

தின‌ச‌ரி 4 காட்சிக‌ள் Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater – Roman Polanski Disclaimer:This is definitely not an autobiography to test your patience [ ச‌த்திய‌ சோத‌னை ‍ – ப‌டிக்க‌ற‌வ‌ங்க‌ளுக்கு 🙂 ]. Just registering my thoughts about my hometown theatres. Gents, Ladies, bench, chair, balcony, fire, exit, projection room, காலைக்காட்சி, இப்ப‌ட‌ம் இன்றே க‌டைசி,வ‌ருகிற‌து, வெற்றிக‌ர‌மான‌ இர‌ண்டாவ‌து வார‌ம்– All these words resemble my glorious movie days. The movie experience