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Movie Review – Sarvam!

SarvvamSarvam,a kollywood film directed by Vishnuvardhan stars Arya and Trisha, is a story built with a simple idea. The music is played by Yuvan Shankar Raja and the film is produced by Ayngaran International.

The film is about three people whose lives take a drastic turn in a flash. Yes, life can change in a flash, but what is more important is how we deal with the change. There are some who drown themselves into sorrow and self pity while there are others who look at what remains and try to find happiness.

Sarvam shows the clash of wills of two people who deal in different ways to the losses they faced in their life. Karthik is a young successful architect. Tall, handsome and charming, he seems to have everything going for him in life. Then he meets Sandhya, a girl who sets violins playing in his heart. He decides that she is the girl for him. But, deciding is the easy part, wooing her is not as easy as he imagined. She is not just a beautiful girl who will fall easily to the charms of a young man. She is a doctor in one of the city’s top hospitals and Karthik becomes a regular visitor, making all kinds of efforts to woo his love. You can sense the relationship growing. Eventually, it is a romance that never was destined to be. Read more..

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May 27, 2009 Posted by | India, Personal | , , , | Leave a comment

‘Ayan’ Review!

ayan picAyan, starred by surya and Tamannah, directed by KV Anand and music by Harris jeyaraj is produced by mamoth AVM productions. Ayan’s screenplay does the trick and it is brilliantly choreographed stunts and car chase sequences, cleverly planted twists at every nook and corner of the plot and some good music.

Ayan proves to be an absolute time pass fare. For a little more than two hours, it would be an offense to call Ayan just another commercial potboiler. Director K V Anand’s research is evident in the tightly packed screenplay and do not miss out the potshots he takes at a few directors in the name of plagiarism.

Slipping logic into your wallet would be a good idea before entering the halls, but it’s unlikely that you would regret doing so. And it is highly doubtful that you would have any time to think about it during the course of the movie. Well, pardon the second half for dragging a wee bit though.

The movie starts off with Surya giving a little tongue-lash for Corporate Houses for treating their employees as mushrooms. A minute later, we realize that he is the trustworthy ally of Prabhu, whose business thrives on illegal diamond trafficking from Africa. With clever strategies and an M Sc degree, Suriya flies across the globe to transport consignments sneaking in and out of the airport scanners in style. Read more…

May 8, 2009 Posted by | India, News, stars | , , , | 5 Comments

Actor Prakashraj to Play LTTE Chief?

prakashrajMultilingual actor Prakash Raj says he has been offered the role of LTTE chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran in a Tamil film and that he will be doing it.“I would like to perform the role according to the dictates of the script and requirement of the director. I will not do any homework or prepare for this role in details as I think spontaneity will provide better results than anything,” said the actor at an interactive session.

“Acting career is like a journey to me. Acting has been a process of learning to me. You learn many things while interacting with many people. I think any actor will gain confidence and maturity with experience. Working with different directors and the best of the actors make you determined to give the best shot,” he said. Prakash Raj also worked with Bollywood megastar Amithabh Bachchan in two Hindi films – “Khakee” and “Zamanat“ and is all praise for him.

“He is truly a legend. He is extremely patient. He used to call me ‘Kalaakar’ and I enjoyed working with him. Despite his stature, he doesn’t question the decision of a director. I saw him agreeing for the eighth take for director Raj Kumar Santhoshi while shooting for ‘Khakee‘. I was really impressed with his professionalism,” he said.

His film “Mozhi“ won many awards and was also a box office success. “I have made ten Tamil films so far. I would like to take up projects which have a good story. I want to encourage younger talents who want to prove their mettle with their stronger scripts with novelty elements. I’m happy that young directors like Priya, Guhan and Radha Mohan are established names today,” said Prakash Raj.

May 7, 2009 Posted by | Fact, Greats, India, News, Personal | , , , , | 4 Comments

India and Pakistan to Fight against Terrorism

indo-pak-newUS government wishes that India and Pakistan, the two neighboring asian countries must join their hands together in eliminating terrorism. The US government has urged India to support Pakistan in its war against Al Qaeda and Taliban insurgents along the Afghan border.It will be important for India to make clear that as Pakistan takes steps to deal with extremists on its own territory and India will be supportive.

Steinberg said that New Delhi has a ‘huge stake’ in making sure both Pakistan and its neighbour Afghanistan is stable.The US has also called on India to pull back its troops that were deployed on the Pakistan border after the Mumbai terror attacks last year, the report said. Over 170 people were killed and many more injured in the attack.Pakistan, in response, moved thousands of its soldiers from its border with Afghanistan to the Indian border. Read more..

April 22, 2009 Posted by | Fact, India, Issues, News, Personal | , , , | 3 Comments

Ganguly not a Captain?

kolkataknightridersJohn Buchannan, the coach of Kolkatta Knight Riders decided that former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly will not be the captain in IPL as expected. Ganguly fans were entirely disappointed on hearing tis view. Buchanan has reportedly opted for destructive Kiwi keeper-batsman Brendon McCullum.

Buchanan had earlier removed Ganguly as the sole leader at KKR in March causing protests in Kolkata. However team owner Shahrukh Khan had maintained that Dada will continue to remain the ‘main man’ in the team. But this latest development is sure to raise eyebrows in Kolkata’s cricketing circles.

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April 17, 2009 Posted by | India, News, Personal, Sports | 3 Comments

Indian Central Election commences

india-election1Indian Central election is on its way. Polling began on a peaceful note in 13 parliamentary constituencies in Maharashtra.The 13 constituencies are in eastern Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region and part of the Marathwada region. The seats are Buldana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondia, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Yavatmal-Washim, Chandrapur, Nanded, Parbhani and Hingoli.

Around 18.1 million voters will decide the fate of 246 candidates, including 119 independents. Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. There is adequate security and there have been no reports of any untoward incidents so far.The dominant issues here are suicides by debt-burdened farmers, inflation, lack of drinking and irrigation water supply, Maoist insurgency and development.

The polls will unravel the fate of three ministers from the ruling Congress-led-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) – Praful Patil, Suryakanta Patil and Vilas Muttemwar. This is a good peaceful start for this huge election and everyone in India hope that the election polling will take place in a peaceful manner in all the states.

April 16, 2009 Posted by | India, News, Personal | , , , , , | Leave a comment

IPL Sensation!!!

ipl-newIPL, one of the most entertaining is event is all set to be played at South Africa from April 18 to May 22. This one month is going to be filled with fun and excitement. The second season of IPL is played at South Africa due to lack of Security. Since the dates of general elections clashes with the dates of IPL, the IPL authorities are forced to take this decision of hosting the tournament abroad. The reputed teams participating in this tournament are:

  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Bangalore Royal Challengers
  • Hyderabad Deccan Chargers
  • Delhi Dare Devils
  • Kolkatta Knight Riders

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April 13, 2009 Posted by | India, News, Sports | , , , | 1 Comment

India Seals ODI series against Newzealand!

viruIndia, having lost the toss, went on to chase a target of 281 runs in 47 overs in the 4th ODI at seddon park in Hamilton.Virender Sehwag, the man who dominated today went on to score an unbeatable  125 runs, hammered the Kiwi bowlers all over the park. Sehwag was totally unstoppable in his approach and the newzealand bowlers could hardly do anything about it. Viru made a history as he went on to become the first Indian to reach fastest century by passing Azhar’ s record. This magical knock from Viru, has enabled India to not only win the match by 10 wickets (D/L method) but also to grab the series in style as expected by the Indian cricket fans all over the globe.

Even though there were constant interruptions due to rain which revised the target by reducing the overs to play, it didnot affect sehwag and his pure flow in any aspect as he went on to demolish the home team. India clinch the series 3-0 so far with one match left to be played on saturday. Hope India will look forward to make the series 4-0 with lights of sachin hopefully to recover and play the last ODI game.

India won Newzealand by a comfortable margin in all three matches except for the one that was spoiled entirely by the rain, even that could have been easily grabbed by the Indian team. So India now clinch the ODI series against Newzealand and seals the hope of Kiwi team in this series.

I feel that the present Indian team under the leadership of Dhoni has set some extremely high standards for them that enabled them to shape as a great team that threatens to dominate the world cricket. India has won their last 5 ODI series that includes some high quality teams like Pakistan,Australia, Srilanka, England and now Newzealand. Congratulations to Indian Cricket Team for their splendid show in ODI series against Newzealand.

March 11, 2009 Posted by | Fact, Greats, India, News, Personal, Sports, stars | , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mani Rathnam’s Film as Raavan or Ashokavanam?

manirathnamThe title for the film directed by Mani Rathnam and starred by Aishwarya Rai was in debate. As the shooting for Mani Rathnam’s next has been going on unhindered for the past few months, the media too has been busy updating every bit of news that was available about this high profile movie. While it has been called Ashokavanam by all sections of the media with the Hindi version being called Raavan, the makers of the bilingual are yet to make any official announcement regarding the title.

Ashokavanam, had come under the scanner because a similar title had been registered by Kasthuriraja. Now, a clear picture seems to be emerging. It seems that  Raavan will indeed be the title of the Hindi version, the Tamil title is yet to be finalized, probably due to the fact that there may be collisions as far as the title is concerned. So the title for tamil version of the film will also be Raavan instead of Ashokavanam!

March 8, 2009 Posted by | India, News, Personal | , , | 7 Comments

History of INDIA!!!

The History of India begins with the birth of the Indus Valley Civilization in such sites as Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa, and Lothal, and the coming of the Aryans. These two phases are usually described as the pre-Vedic and Vedic periods. It is in the Vedic period that Hinduism first arose: this is the time to which the Vedas are dated.

In the fifth century, large parts of India were united under Ashoka. He also converted to Buddhism, and it is in his reign that Buddhism spread to o ther parts of Asia. It is in the reign of the Mauryas that Hinduism took the shape that fundamentally informs the religion down to the present day. Successor states were more fragmented.

Islam first came to India in the eighth century, and by the 11th century had firmly established itself in India as a political force; the North Indian dynasties of the Lodhis, Tughlaqs, and numerous others, whose remains are visible in delhi and scattered elsewhere around North India, were finally succeeded by the Mughal empire, under which India once again achieved a large measure of political unity.

The European presence in India dates to the seventeenth century, and it is in the latter part of this century that the Mughal empire began to disintegrate, paving the way for regional states. In the contest for supremacy, the English emerged ‘victors’, their rule marked by the conquests at the battlefields of Plassey and Buxar.

The Rebellion of 1857-58, which sought to restore Indian supremacy, was crushed; and with the subsequent crowning of Victoria as Empress of India, the incorporation of India into the empire was complete. Successive campaigns had the effect of driving the British out of India in 1947.

November 24, 2008 Posted by | India, Personal | , | 1 Comment