Saturday, February 28, 2015

Management - Movie

Nowadays it is getting very difficult for me to find time to watch movies. Even if I do find it takes more than one sitting to complete a movie.

Also what I expect from a movie keeps changing and many times I end up with movies which I finish just because I started watching them. There are still some which I couldn't even finish one such movie is Aranmanai.

Coming to Management I finished this movie in three sittings and the experience was thoroughly satisfying. I chose to watch this movie without even knowing who is in it and when the title cards read it was a Jennifer Aniston movie I was prepared for a rom-com. But right from the opening scene the movie proclaimed it was not your usual rom-com.

Hotels especially during twilight bring back lot of memories. This movie is slow paced and is about two lonely people falling in love. Steve Zahn just stole it as a man who is after Jennifer. He was different from the people whom we are used to seeing in movies. The movie has some great warm moments and some unusual twists. The movie also sometimes doubles as a road movie but to a very little extent.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Engeyo Kaeta Kural

I happened to watch this movie in Jaya TV today. This is one of the few movies in which Rajini chose to do something outside the regular commercial formula which he is dishing out nowadays. Only when watching these movies we really feel at the decision of Rajini not to do an offbeat movie. Rajini has proved his mettle in doing character roles in many movies and they were successful too but still he chose the commercial route.

People call that Rajini took the easiest route compared to Kamal but I think it is the other way around. For Rajini if the film is successful he is safe else he will be trashed for making a flop movie and for doing commercial movies. In Kamal's case it is a very safe passage. If the movie is a hit he will be praised that he is the man who can make an offbeat movie a commercial success. If it fails he will be praised more saying people didnt understand his view. So either way he is safe.

I feel Rajini despite having the potential to do such artsy movies chose the commerical route and robbed us of some fine movies.

I wish Rajini goes backs to his roots and provides one solid performance based role before he signs off from movies. That will be a treat to watch.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Paths of Glory

Just finished reading this book by Jeffrey Archer. When I took this book I never thought I was picking up a book based on a real person. I thought I was picking up a fictional work. After finishing this book I have come out as a person who has learned a lot about a man's passion.

Many things we see today we take many of them for granted and we don't see that they exist because of someone's passion. The spirit of those humans is what that keeps the world going. When compared to such peoples lives the life many of us live is nothing. When we read about their passion and dedication towards their ambition it is very inspiring. Such people are called the Legends.

This book is about one such legend George Leigh Mallory. It talks about that man's passion about conquering the highest peak in the world Mt.Everest and how he went about it during the 1920's.

As The Bible says GOD has given man authority over the earth and everything in earth and man has proved it time and again that he is the master over all creation. There are many such Mallory's in each and every field.

How will the world be if everyone had so much passion towards achieving something in their life?

Friday, December 26, 2014

Gone Too Soon

One person dies in full vigor,
    completely secure and at ease,
well nourished in body,
    bones rich with marrow.
       Another dies in bitterness of soul,
    never having enjoyed anything good.
Side by side they lie in the dust,
    and worms cover them both
Job 21:23-26

Gone Too Soon - Something I wrote not too long ago reflects the same thoughts from the Bible

Every time when we are cribbing that everyone else other than us is more blessed than we are, we hear a news which highlights the suffering other people are undergoing.

Today I heard of another news where another friend of me passed away when she is not supposed to. It is just that when we see such things happening around us it reminds us how futile this life is but how much we hold this life dear to us. When we look at it with birds eye or through GODs eyes every ones life will look so insignificant in the vast timescale of this earth. But to each their life is the only life they get and it is their only and last chance. Though we know all the philosophy surrounding life it is always difficult to accept death when it happens.