Wednesday, May 30, 2007

HairCut creates a flutter

Day before Yesterday i had my haircut at the usual joint -Galaxy Saloon - Kamarajapuram. This time i asked that guy to do a Mushroom cut. That guy dutifully did his own version of it. To be true he did a nice job. Things started falling apart when i came home. There was a clear upheavel from both my mom and dad and i tried in vain to convince them. Last time when i bought my new jeans i faced a similar situation but that time it was only from my mom. The news spread like wild fire and reached even my sister in virginia within 24 hours. Hmmm stuck up in my house i could not get a proper comment from any of my pals even. i dont think next time i would go for this mushroom as this has already created a much higher hype than i have expected.
Then comin to the films that i saw this week, its "paycheck" which has been tailormade into Krrish in Hindi. Then i saw enemy of the state.

Friday, May 25, 2007

lighter hollywood film stories finds its way thro kollywood

When murugadoss could churn up a ghazini from memento, Gowtham could make a frame by frame PachaiKili Muthucharam from Derailed & Selvaraghavan could brew up a puthupettai from city of Gods, wait!! where is the originality in storyline going?? These last 4 months of college life went especially great because my DVD librarian arun dutifully supplied me with his bundles and bundles of lighter hollywood movies from his collections. After watching those, i understood that the tamil directors prying eyes are on such films which could be made in Tamil with Tailor-made customizations for the Tamil Viewers

Not only the storylines are being remade but bits and pieces from the hollywood movies too are being inserted here and there.The fight sequence in Transporter I is cleverly simulated in Ghilli by Dharani. Even the Debutant PrabhuDeva skillfully copied the fight in B13(picture to the left) to Pokkiri. This trend is not a new one in the industry the film Vettri Vizha was inspired by the book Bourne Identity. I could not assess whether this is a healthy trend or not. But not all films are not like that. Some directors really put in their work which needs special mention.

Apart from these some really good movies like phonebooth, cellular, in pursuit of happiness doesn't get the needed acclaim in India while Spiderman and other things are Box office hits.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Nokia 5300 and ipod Nano gizmos serves the purpose

I am one among the fortunate idiot in this world to clutch my hands around two hotsellers in the market at the same time.well it was in January 15 that i swapped my 3 year old nokia 1100 for the Nokia 5300 with 256 MB microSD memory. Thanks to my pops for buying me that without even a word of giving a second thought to it. 5300 serves all the purpose that an youth expects from a phone. its sleek and trendy with its slider model though not slim. The display is cool and outwits all other similar slider models like samsung 250. due to my greed of storing more songs i had to bit compress the mp3 songs using ease audio converter :(

it was during this time my sister and brother-in-law dropped me the ipod Nano - 2 GB gizmo. i started loving it. how many of you have faced a problem that end up in cycles? here goes one. ipod needs itunes version 7 for transfering music. itunes needs Windoz sp2 edition which i dont have. i started with the sp2 patch. no use, the same old problem that every average indian would face. i gave up the idea of transfering music from my system fully.i started transfering music from my friend's system. beware of ipods they sync with only one system at a time. if you join with a new system you end up formatting the earlier songs :(

Now am using my 5300 for taking has got a 1.3 MP camera. though not a great one it serves the purpose. Am now thinking of people who could drop me a Laptop with all these sp2 patches fixed so that i could transfer the music from my laptop to my ipod and another person who could buy me a BOSE speaker system so that i could connect my ipod to BOSE system to hear the music lavishly. could you be one of the two samaritans who could get me those?????

bade adieu to Cafe Coffee Day - Madurai

This is the place which knows both my ups and downs. this is where i hang out all alone most of the times. This heaven was introduced to me by Joe. Later myself and senior sen used to come here. last year i had to manage myself all alone. The songs that they play using BOSE speakers would be in sync with the ambience.

Yesterday i went there by catching a bus.i could not place myself in my favourite spot(in the picture to the left) then i ordered my favourite combination - Veg Pizza and Lemon an Ice Tea. The CCD magazine is the one i love the most. This issue contained materials as how to easily breakup relationships. The citations of some people and their experiences of breaking up really made me to laugh at their pathetic situation. Thank God i din have any such relationships. Once i ended up with that i managed for a Cheese Sandwich and Cool Blue. Nostalgically shot up some pictures with my 5300 mobile. After that i bade goodbye to the CCD-Madurai.

I started walking to the bus stop thinking of the days when i walked all the way from there to periyar in the middle of the night.