Saturday, October 9, 2010
Endhiran: A wonderful effort.
I fell for the first half, but quite sure the money is being made from the second.
Freudian psychology and Darwinian perspective wrapped in post-Asimovian sci-fi narrative with special effects razzmatazz curated specially with Tamil Nadu's feudo-democratic sensibilities.
I am afraid the magic of Vairamthu's lyrics and Sujatha's dialogues must be wholly lost in translation for those who watch it as "Robot" --much like the humanoid without human emotions that is the heart of the movie.
Special mention for a satirical interlude, where Rangusky, a mosquito gangleader, demands National Bird status!
Watch out dear Hollywood, here comes Kodambakkam.
Friday, October 8, 2010
(To be sung to the tune of These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things from "The Sound of Music" - inspired by Abhinav Dhar's comment)
Balloons and rubbers
Looters and scrubbers
Cheering the stadium
Medals and muddles
Faux-pas and thrills
These are a few of mah favourite things!
And we mess up and we excel
And we cheer'em all
And we look at all these things
Oh what a Games we have heeeeeeeere.
Sheila and Suresh
Gagan and Bindra
Jamaicans and Scots
And tickets unbought
Thullas and aunties
These are a few of mah CWG things
And we dress up and we go there,
We tell neighbours that we've done that
Simply being Indians we are
Oh what a Games we have heeeeeeeeeeere