Monday, July 07, 2014

Heartstone

As I was reading through Heartstone I felt "What an awful book". Sometimes I felt I was more intelligent than the author and pitied him for using hypnotism as the main basis for the book. I felt I could guess the ending even when I was only through the quarter of the book.

But I have to give it to Phillip Margolin for making a fool out of myself. He is such a good author he makes you believe something and he leaves lot of open clues for us to think that the novel is going to end in certain way. But all of sudden there will come another clue and he will make us feel "Oh I get it !! its going to end this way" but before that feeling can die you will be staring at another angle.

Though there were certain parts of the books where I felt bored and scanned paragraphs the book was engaging. There were indeed too many characters and I found it difficult to remember who is who but all the characters were tied in the end and there was one great fiction in the end. Almost all the characters were important.

Now I have taken "The Burning Man" from the same author which is my third book from the same author. Looking forward to another exciting journey.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Pandiya Nadu

Pandiya Nadu is an excellent revenge drama from Suseenthiran. Coming right after Nan Mahan Alla another excellent revenge drama from the same director. When the hero finally takes revenge and you hear the sound of villains skull crashing its a sweet sound. The last scene of Hostel part 1 is one such scene.

In one angle its sad that our mind is accepting such a violence but revenge is always sweet.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Happiness

It's been a long time since I watched a movie where we are pulled into the setup without us knowing. Happiness is one such movie which I watched recently. Somehow I have always found movies which has multiple threads running interesting. Movies such as Love Actually, He is just not that into you, Requiem for a Dream, Valentines Day fall into that category.


Happiness is one such movie where it introduces us to various interesting characters whom the typical society will ideally categorize as losers or fake. But let me warn you that this is one movie which touches upon some highly taboo subjects such as Pedophilia and Incest. There are quite a few scenes which will make you cringe in your seat even when you are watching it alone. But still it does not depress you many other movies does and there is always an dark humor undercurrent running.

If you are looking for not the usual cinema then this is for you.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Drishyam


After a very long time got the chance to watch a Malayalam movie.Have been hearing about this movie a lot in the past few months and somehow I was able to guess the plot of the movie. I knew it will be about how a nice family gets shattered due to a young guy. But I was wondering how the movie will proceed and finally got the answer after watching the movie.

As synonymous with Malayalam movies the movie starts off at a leisurely pace with wonderful greenery. Mohanlal fits the character to T. It was difficult to watch Meena as she is not the same old Meena we are used to.

Overall I felt certain elements post interval were a bit unrealistic but good. The guy who acts as the police gets on our nervous indicating he has done his job well. A refreshing change from routine movies.