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Naan Kadavul Movie Review

naan_kadavulArya,  Pooja, Rajendran, Azhagm Thamizhmani and over 175 new faces come together for director Bala’s Naan Kadavul.
Cinematography : Arthur A Wilson
Music : Ilayaraja
Art : Krishnamurthy
Stunts : Super Subbarayan
Editing: Suresh Urs
Dialogues : Jayamohan
Effects: Raju
Lyrics : Valee
Production : Vasan Visual Venture K S Srinivasan
Story / Screenplay / Direction: Bala

About the Movie:


For spiritual and astrological amends, a father drives his son away from home. The boy leaves Tamilnadu and takes refuge in Kasi. He (Arya) grows up in the midst of Saadhu and Sanyasins and become one with long hair and gory looks. Meanwhile, realising his folly, the father goes in search of his son to Varanasi. Shocked to see his son in such state, he decides to bring his back to his home town. His encounters in Tamilnadu and turn of events after he leaves to Varanasi forms the story.

With hope that Naan Kadavul will sweep national awards, the movie would be censored on 30 December, 2008 to join the race for the acclaim this year itself.
A total of 450 physically challenged children and elders form part of the movie. Bala was felicitated for his mammoth effort on World Handicapped Day celebrations recently.

Over 48 physically challenged persons, who know nothing about cinema had been to Chennai to dub in their own voice. A team of doctors attended them in case of emergency during the shoot.

Ilayaraja was mightily impressed seeing the film and wondered the work to be done for re-recording. Ilayaraja was joined by acclaimed Bollywood composer Uttam Singh for re-recording.For the first time, a full-fleg song in Sanskrit feature in the movie.The movie was shot in Varanasi, Kasi, Kanchipuram and Periyakulam

The newcomers in the movie include Rajendran, a popular stunt artiste, director Singampuli, producer Azhagam Thamizhmani, an eunuch Keerthana and a physically challenged singer Kovai Krishnamurthy. Keerthana hails from Madurai.

Hats off to Director Bala for still thinking different and bold even in this age of commercial cinema. Only he can touch the neglected characters of tamil cinema as main characters – be it a suffering mentally challenged person at yervaadi or the vettiyan of a suddukadu.

Over all in my rating the film scores 3 out of 5

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February 26, 2009 Posted by | Fact, Personal | | 11 Comments

AR Rahmann Bags 2 Oscars

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Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman has won two oscars for Original music score and for Original music song. It’s not only his dream that has turned into reality at the 81st annual Academy Awards, it’s a milestone for Bollywood too.

It’s a tremendous achievement both for Rehmann and Bollywood.The whole of Bollywood celebrated as Rahman bagged the Oscars for best original score in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and its theme song ‘Jai Ho’. This amazing music director has created a history that would be remembered by all of us for ages to come.

Before this, only two Indians have won the Oscar in its 80 year history – Satyajit Ray was given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992 and Bhanu Athaiya won the best costume design Oscar along with John Mollo for the 1982 film ‘Gandhi.’

Rahman, the first Indian musician to win the annual Academy Award, was listed for three of the film’s ten Oscar nominations – one for his original score and two others for songs composed by him, ‘O Saya’ and ‘Jai Ho’.

The international recognition that Rahman has earned for himself makes every Indian proud. He deserves it more than anybody else for his wholehearted dedication to music. It’s a rare honour. It’s high time for all of us to congratulate the Music Maestro AR Rehmann for all his passion towards music that has made the whole of India proud.

February 23, 2009 Posted by | Celebrations, Fact, News, Personal | , , , , , | 11 Comments

Where most wars occur in Earth???

This might sound different but it is clearly determined that most wars on earth occur in rich biological regions. The study by leading international conservation scientists compared major conflict zones with the Earth’s 34 biodiversity hotspots identified by Conservation International . The hotspots are considered top conservation priorities because they contain the entire populations of more than half of all plant species and at least 42 percent of all vertebrates, and are highly threatened.

The richest storehouses of life on Earth are also the regions of the most human conflict and it tells us that these areas are essential for both biodiversity conservation and human well-being. Millions of the world’s poorest people live in hotspots and depend on healthy ecosystems for their survival, so there is a moral obligation in the form of political and social responsibility to protect these places and all the resources and services they provide.

The study found that more than 90 percent of major armed conflicts defined as those resulting in more than 1,000 deaths occurred in countries that contain one of the 34 biodiversity hotspots, while 81 percent took place within specific hotspots.

The consequences extend far beyond the actual fighting. War preparations and lingering post-conflict activities also have important implications for biodiversity hotspots and the people who live there.The fact that so many conflicts have occurred in areas of high biodiversity loss and natural resource degradation warrants much further investigation as to the underlying causes, and strongly highlights the importance of these areas for global security.

In total, the hotspots are home to a majority of the world’s 1.2 billion poorest people who rely on the resources and services provided by natural ecosystems for their daily survival. Environmental concerns tend to recede or collapse in times of social disruption, and conservation activities often get suspended during active conflicts.

The study concluded that international conservation groups and indeed the broader international community must develop and maintain programs in war-torn regions if they are to be effective in conserving global biodiversity and keeping ecosystems healthy. It also called for integrating conservation strategies and principles into military, reconstruction and humanitarian programs in the world’s conflict zones.

February 22, 2009 Posted by | Fact, Nature, Personal | , , , , | 13 Comments

Green Comet Approaching the Earth

Comet Lulin will streak by the earth within 38 million miles 160 times farther than the moon and is expected to be visible to the naked eye. Discovered only a year ago, the comet gains its green colour from poisonous cyanogen and diatomic carbon gases in its atmosphere.This will be the comet’s first visit to the Earth’s inner solar system- and will enable the team from the University of Leicester to gain valuable insights into the comet.

They are using NASA’s Swift satellite to monitor Comet Lulin as it closes on Earth. The spacecraft has recorded simultaneous ultraviolet and X-ray images of a comet.

A comet is a clump of frozen gases mixed with dust. These “dirty snowballs” cast off gas and dust whenever they venture near the sun. Comet Lulin, which is formally known as C/2007 N3, was discovered last year by astronomers at Taiwan’s Lulin Observatory.

Swift can’t see water directly. But ultraviolet light from the sun quickly breaks apart water molecules into hydrogen atoms and hydroxyl molecules. Swift’s UVOT detects the hydroxyl molecules, and its images of Lulin reveal a hydroxyl cloud spanning nearly 250,000 miles, or slightly greater than the distance between Earth and the moon.

The UVOT includes a prism-like device called a grism, which separates incoming light by wavelength. The grism’s range includes wavelengths where the hydroxyl molecule is most active.In the Swift images, the comet’s tail extends off to the right. Solar radiation pushes icy grains away from the comet. As the grains gradually evaporate, they create a thin tail of hydroxyl molecules.

Farther from the comet, even the hydroxyl molecule succumbs to solar ultraviolet radiation. It breaks into its constituent oxygen and hydrogen atoms.The solar wind, a fast-moving stream of particles from the sun interacts with the comet’s broader cloud of atoms. This causes the solar wind to light up with X-rays.

This interaction, called charge exchange, results in X-rays from most comets when they pass within about three times Earth’s distance from the sun. Because Lulin is so active and is losing a lot of gas, its X-ray emitting region extends in a large cloud far sunward of the comet.

February 21, 2009 Posted by | Fact, Personal, science | , , , | 6 Comments

Obama Signs Economy Recovery Stimulus Bill into Law

President Obama on Tuesday signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law.Obama said it does mark the beginning of the end – the beginning of what we need to do to create jobs for Americans scrambling in the wake of layoffs and to provide relief for families worried they won’t be able to pay next month’s bills and to set our economy on a firmer foundation.

Indeed, even though debate over the legislation was fraught with partisan fighting and what some characterize as strategic missteps by the nascent administration, getting the law passed was the easy part.

The first step is to stem the recession in the near term. In the longer term it will be to put the economy on a path to sustained growth and greater efficiencies in energy production, health care and other areas.

Obama told that Businesses start seeing that consumers are out there with a little more confidence, and they start making investments, which means they start hiring workers. So step number one, job creation.The official benchmark estimates from the White House is that 3.5 million jobs will be created or saved over the next two years, and over 90% of them will be in the private sector. But measuring the numbers of jobs saved as a result of the economic recovery package promises to be an elusive task.

Lakshman Achuthan, managing director the Economic Cycle Research Institute, said starting later this year he will look to what his group calls its Leading Employment Index as one gauge of stimulus effectiveness. The index is a composite of factors, including the number of initial jobless claims and hours in the average work week, as well as how many industries are adding jobs.

When consumers start to feel better about their personal situation and employment prospects, they pick up the pace of spending – that usually extends to the discretionary items as well.Ultimately it will still be hard to issue a final verdict on whether the package has worked because its success is dependent on the success of other recovery efforts, such as the program for stemming foreclosures that Obama is expected to lay out soon. A financial stability plan and a foreclosure mitigation plan must also be implemented.”

February 18, 2009 Posted by | Business sector, News, Personal | , , | 7 Comments

Is IT slump a major crisis???

With IT sector experiencing a slow down, the global financial situation is facing a critical time that is being felt by everyone associated with the sector. It also seems that the current situation is so bleak that many employees are quite uncertain about their jobs in terms of security.

The Slump in IT industry is slowly but surely affecting other businesses to a greater extent. The share market getting down day by day which is actually presenting a loss to many of the stack holders. Also the rent offered for flats is dropping by miles. Even if a two bedroom flat whose rent is fixed as Rs.18,000 is offered for Rs.12,000, no one is ready to accept it. The real estate business is dipping too. Cab services are another casualty experiencing 35 to 40% decrease in its turnover. The land owners who are ready to sell their lands at a considerable lower price are also stumbling upon to get their work done as no one is coming forward to buy at this Black time of information technology.

An environment of uncertainty and financial tensions increases stress levels. The employees who are brought to work recently are also experiencing the maximum fear of losing their jobs. For example if in a family both husband and wife are bound to IT then the tension doubles. Also the formula of “Hiring and Firing” make the situation even more complex.
When will this situation recover???

Can IT recover back??? If so it will reflect in the growth of other businesses thereby increasing the global economy.

February 16, 2009 Posted by | Business sector, Fact, Personal | , , , , | 6 Comments

No God or Know God???

Many living in this universe consider “GOD”(good power with positive stroke of vibrations) as the super power that controls the world. But the question here is Whether god exist?

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Analyzing this topic in depth.. No one in the world has hardly seen god. But it cannot be concluded as that god does not exist and it is a pure imagination of our ancestors.

Everyone knows what is hot and what is cold? But according to scientific theory heat exists in different forms that may be little heat, super heat, mega heat, more heat, no heat but there is nothing called as cold. Simply to denote the absence of heat we say it as cold. This theory makes us think whether god is just an imagination like cold?

Everyone knows what is brightness and darkness? We can just increase or decrease the brightness. To denote the absence of brightness we say it as darkness. There is nothing as such called darkness. If so we could make darkness even darker. But we can’t make darkness even darker. This theory also makes us think whether god is just an imagination like darkness?

Everyone born in this world has some GURU in the form of Parents, Lecturers, Professors, Friends, Relatives etc. whom we obey and follow. But hardly we have seen , smelt their brains, yet we still believe them and follow their suggestions with or without our conscience. That symbolizes the Faith we have on them considering the fact that they will drive us to the right path.

That’s it.. We have arrived to a conclusion considering all these aspects into account. God is a super power. FAITH links man to god. FAITH propels us forward and keep the universe rolling.. I do strongly believe in god hoping that he showers blessings for success on all of us..

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Fact, Personal | , , , | 16 Comments

My Favourite Pilgrimage Spot!!!

According to me Pilgrimage is a journey in search of moral significance. A journey to a place that can offer you peace. I would like to share one of the great pilgrimage spot that i love the most..

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The Shivling mountain is a sacred symbol of the Hindu god, Shiva, literally means ‘The Phallus of Shiva‘. It is a sacred place of significance to a person’s belief. Considered one of the most stunning peaks of the Garhwal region, the mountain soars 21,329 feet high. The Tapovan meadow which lies between Shivling and Gaumukh has become a popular pilgrimage site due to the stunning view of the mountain from that location.

February 7, 2009 Posted by | Nature, Personal | , , , | 10 Comments

Have You Ever Thought????

The Pictures help us better to deliver our thoughts. Lots of pictures would be mind blowing but only less pictures speak for itself.. Here are some of the cool pics that speak for itself.. Every one in the world is aware of the fact that “Imagination rules the world”… These pics if can be made practical widely would of great use to many people willing to do their work smartly but in less time…Have you ever thought about this????

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Have you ever thought????

February 6, 2009 Posted by | Personal | , | 18 Comments

Top 5 Longest Bridges!!!

Friends.. I was really amazed looking at the construction of these awesome bridges.. Hence i decided to share some info about the world’s longest bridges with their mind blowing pics..

1.Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

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The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, or the Causeway, consists of two parallel bridges that are the longest bridges in the world by total length. These parallel bridges cross Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana. The longer of the two bridges is 23.87 miles long. The bridges are supported by over 9,000 concrete pilings.The southern terminus of the Causeway is in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The northern terminus is at Mandeville, Louisiana.

2.Donghai Bridge


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Donghai Bridge (literally “East Sea Grand Bridge”) is the longest cross-sea bridge in the world and the longest bridge in Asia. It was completed on December 10, 2005. It has a total length of 32.5 kilometres and connects Shanghai and the offshore Yangshan deep-water port in China.

3. King Fahd Causeway

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The King Fahd Causeway is multiple dike – bridge combination connecting Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and the island nation of Bahrain.

4.Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (commonly known as the Bay Bridge) is a major dual-span bridge in the U.S. state of Maryland; spanning the Chesapeake Bay, it connects the state’s Eastern and Western Shore regions. At 4.3 miles in length, the original span was the world’s longest continuous over-water steel structure when it opened in 1952.

5.Vasco- da- Gama Bridge

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The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and roads that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe with a total length of 17.2 km , including 0.8 km for the main bridge, 11.5 km in viaducts, and 4.8 km in dedicated access roads.


February 4, 2009 Posted by | Personal | , , , | 43 Comments