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Soothing sounds..

| Friday, October 29, 2010

Those who trust in themselves will find their strength renewed. They'll rise on wings like eagles ; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not grow weak. .

Mil bhi jaayen agar ham tumhen raah mein..pher lena nazar par milana nahi..

Kanavodum ninaivodum neengamal un arugil vaazhvanae...

Je regarde une étoile qui annonce ta venue..Mon ange, mon idéal, je tremble un peu, où es-tu?

I play, I strum, I bang; just to keep the rhythm flowing..chasing back the shadows, my Angel, cradles my musicality..

Soothing sounds..

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Date :Friday, October 29, 2010
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Through my eyes..

| Wednesday, October 27, 2010

As some of you know, I am taking script writing classes and last weekend I attended a workshop on film making organized by AAC Movie Mania. It was a wonderful experience, though too short. It was a very insightful workshop on the basic do’s and dont’s. I have always wanted to create, be it music, writing a book or movie, this workshop filled me with great knowledge about the tiny details of film making; or any kind of creation for that matter.

So naturally after I finished it, my first thought was, "When is my story getting adapted into a screenplay and who is buying the rights?" haha! But I know the answer to that is ME and me only! All in all, I am preparing myself for the worst, but hoping for the best. I do wonder, in particular, how it's going to be viewed. We'll see. I hate having to wait, but meanwhile, I'll busy myself with studying the nuances of script writing.

Through my eyes..

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Date :Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Here is why...

| Thursday, October 21, 2010
I do not watch much TV, news especially, simply because it nothing but biased propaganda, a joke, and all they care about is the ratings! I get 90% of my news from the internet, as do a hell of a lot of other liberal people. TV news was supposed to be about, the news is supposed to inform you on important issues so you can make an informed decision. But it is never the case these days.

But anyway, in recent times I watch it when I am at work as that is part of my working environment. Since then I happen to watch at home when it’s raining, maybe when I’m sick, or for a few select sporting events. And when and if I watch, it is only the Morning Express on CNN, why? Well, Robin Meade is very pretty (al though at times she puts on way too much make up) and that seems to be the point. Her delivery is odd and unnerving, with stresses and pauses in weird and inappropriate places, and the content is … lacking. I suppose Robin just reads off the teleprompter, though ― she seems completely unfamiliar with everything she reports, even the second or third time around ― so it must be somebody else’s fault. In any case she has style. Watch her when you get some time.. remember not for the news ;)

Oh FYI - I know there are much prettier and hotter women… but they are not from here like Mélissa Theuriau for exapmple. But, she is worth a whole new post, so look out for her soon ;)

Here is why...

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Date :Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Amnesia (not)

| Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apologies to any faithful readers out there, but I must take another hiatus. Personal matters have distracted me from blogging. Nothing serious, just attempting to ensure my future success in this big wide world.

Keep an eye out for a possible update in a few days.

p/s I miss(x2) amnesia sometimes ;) lol

Amnesia (not)

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Date :Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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Il Faut..

| Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ishwar allaah tere jahaan mein nafrat kyon hai jang hai kyon..
Tera dil to itna baRa hai insaan ka dil tang hai kyon..

Il faut expliquer que, d'une part, le premier précepte de l'homme est le respect de toutes vies, we all should take this to our heart; "You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." I marvel at the good effects of this great emotion called love. It brings out the best in everyone and if I were to become the most powerful person in the world like President Barrack Obama I would find ways to harness the loving natures of everyone so as to heal the world and make it a haven for peace, love and happiness. Easier said than done, I know, but can you imagine a world where everyone is filled with love for everyone else irrespective of race, religion, nationality or political affiliation, if you do, you will understand why I dream about that.... remember I am a lover not a fighter!

Il Faut..

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I swear..

| Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Every moment feels right
And I may feel like a fool
But I’m the only one dancing with you
Whoa oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh , oh oh
Cant get you out of my mind
I swear i've been there
I swear i've done that
I'll do whatever it takes just to see those..

Get inspired;
Originally by Stray Cats, this song has been recreated with a more in depth guitar interludes by the rock band A rocket to the moon.

I swear..

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Jhootha Hi Sahi, the recent release from A R R seems to have a strong dose of Rahman’ish flavaa!

CRY CRY – Rashid Ali, Shreya Ghoshal

"no no no, kabhi nahi.." quite addictive lines from this song by Rashid and Shreya makes it interesting al though it reminds me of Aditi - JTYJN and Kadu Potai Kadu from Karuthamma. It is similar in its free-flowing format and conversational lyrics, particularly when Shreya Ghoshal joins, this one is vintage Rahman-style slow poison!

"Cry cry itna cry karte hain kaayko.. Itna darrte hain kaayko.. Pal pal marrte kaayko.. Why why aisa why waisa kyun hota..Hona hai jo ho.."

HELLO HELLO – Karthick

Hello hello is where Rahman plays his genre-bending card…rather well. With a faint echo of Middle-eastern, but treading pleasant experimentation, this track by Karthick is interesting precisely because of its unconventional sound! Though I think Shankar Mahadevan or even Adnan Sami would have been a better choice.

MAYYA YASHODA – Chinmayee,Javed Ali

Chinmayee sounds different and surprisingly in brilliant form, must have been through a million takes! Mayya Yashoda is kinda unique with its spiritual at the same time spooky traditional tune that gets hyper-enthusiastic towards the end thanks to Javed Ali. Although once again this songs reminds me of Radha Kaise Na Jale - Lagaan.

CALL ME DIL – Rashid Ali

Call me dil‘s dulcet notes get accentuated because of Rashid Ali’s vocals as Rahman gets his balladish orchestration pitch-perfect here!


Sonu goes all romantic in Do nishaaniyan, but it sounds at best like a Yuvvraaj leftover, except for Abbas’s fascinating lyrics! I think this song would have been elevated to higher levels if Hariharan was used.

PAM PA RA – Shreya Ghoshal

Pam pa ra, is okay. Charming... Shreya the Savior!! The song has heavy resemblance from Mere Dil Ka Wo - Kabhi Na Kabhi.

I’LL BE WAITING – Vijay Yesudas

I’ll be waiting is the soundtrack’s stunning highlight – Vijay Yesudas in a dreamy, beautifully orchestrated, jazzy package that touches on lovely Hindi lyrics too! Again Hariharan is the man for these kinda songs!! Though Vijay does do a decent job.

There are two remixes – Do Nishaaniyan ( Reprise ) and Mayya Yashoda ( Thames Mix ) in the album…

As if making up for Endhiran’s bombastic outburst, Rahman delivers and succeeds with a gorgeous experiment, quite confidently!

Overall raaaating : 4/5


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Because of you..

| Monday, October 4, 2010

In this world,
Where hate and violence roams around every corner,
And the monster inside of us wanders restlessly throughout the night,
There is still hope.
All this chaos is no match for you.
All you have to do is smile and you bring so much happiness and joy.
Even in the coldest winters,
When the lakes freeze over and hundreds of people are freezing
and the cold stretches from their head to their toes,
The warmth that you bring is enough to give them peace.
But even though this might be selfish,
You will always be mine.
My arms will always be wrapped tight around you,
Even if we seem like we are two people, we are in fact one.
We might be distanced by culture, faith and language;
But the truth is you are my other half.
We were destined to be together.
You are everything im not.
And I'm everything that you want.
Your eyes are my guiding light,
And my words, are your guide.
When we finally meet,
We will finally become one.
We’ll shine to be brighter than the sun,
and we will dance wildly in the night like fireflies in the moonlit sky.
We will bring happiness to the world,
Together, we bring hope to all.
Baby, its a fact.
You are everything in my life.
You are my beautiful rescue,
My love,
My only one.
I wouldnt mind waiting 100 years or 1000,
if i could just become your love.
Hands down, you are my Angel in this world.
I hope you never change.
You are forever always in my head.
I think about you everyday,
1000 times a day or maybe its more,
It's about every single moment in my life.
Together we shine brighter than all the stars in the sky.
I want to stay with you always and forever,
Always by your side.
We are love,
We are hope,
We are eternity.
If anybody say otherwise, they are dead wrong.
We are bigger than love.
Baby, Together we are invincible.
So lets hurry up and find each other,
so we can make this a reality.

Because of you..

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| Saturday, October 2, 2010

I like to take strides and complete it to satisfaction. It is one characteristic of mine that helps me stand tall. I don’t care for monotonous. I believe, when tried, anything and everything can be made interesting. Including my fellow brothers and sisters thought process back home, at least when it comes to cinema. As Kamal Haasan is a living proof of this statement.

A while back ago I came across a fellow bloggers' post about Kamal and his “inspirations” as written by the blogger. I wanted to put together my thoughts about his post but did not get the time and eventually forgot about it. So, when I came across the same post written in Tamil by another blogger I had to document my thoughts into words;

Since its origin, originality has been closely linked to creativity. It is often seen as the inevitable result of that creative process. But some people seem to have misunderstood it to be a separate entity standing by itself. As in many creative activities like writing, composing, cooking and a few others, it has also become the ultimate criteria for the use of creativity in the development of products. There is little doubt about the fact that even in Western culture this longing for originality is a relatively recent phenomena."Bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different."

I think for the most part almost all content in life is the result of the "remixing" or "mashing-up" of culture. Cinema is no exception. Every movie that comes out has some mashing up of culture, the writer/directors personal influences, and affiliations, better called as inspirations. KamalHaasan is no exception. Then what is my point of this post? One might ask.. Well, all I am trying to bring forth is the genius that lies in Kamal. I say why can’t us “Tamilan’s” for once not be the “Tamil Nandu”???

"Ce qui fait les hommes de génie, ou plutôt ce qu'ils font, ce ne sont point les idées neuves, c'est cette idée, qui les possède, que ce qui a été dit ne l'a pas encore été assez." - - Eugene Delacroix

This French quote literally translates to; "What moves men of genius, or rather, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough."

Originality comes not from a genre, setting, plot, characters, voice or any other element on which we can work. It cannot. It isn’t possible. Originality can come only from what you bring of yourself to your story. In other words, originality is not a function of your novel; it is a quality in you. I think Kamal is one of the very few Indian film makes to have understood it. Yes, he did bring many English movies to the main stream Tamil people. But that is not without his own quality! As a matter of fact I think he did a huge favor to the Tamil people by exposing worldly culture, thoughts, perspective and ideas through cinema. He took the Indian cinema world to the next level! No one can deny that.

Now, lets take a look at the claims of some half-baked viewers of Hollywood flicks, they will never realize the connection between Ramayana, Mahabharatha and Avatar let alone it is the story of Pocahontas. They will not see the connection between many Indian movies and Titanic. No one sees the Matrix in Inception, which itself is a collection of ideas from several books, and scientific research. Get my point?


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Date :Saturday, October 2, 2010
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