Showing posts from August, 2009

Two Things

First Thing
Today there was a news about a Martui Omni ramming into a Govt bus and 10 people in the Omni died and one is critical. Now I dont want to be insensitive to the family which is already going through a nightmare but this incident (not accident) only raises question about the safety standards of our country. Is an Omni designed to carry 11 people?
Traffic police are only bystanders in our contry. Though they have all the power in their hands they are only ready to misuse it rather than use it. There might be people who will be violating the rule right under their nose who will go scot free but a person who violates rule in a empty road will be caught and fined. The sanctity of the rule is lost here.
As mentioned in my previous post, the death angels Black Taxis try to overtake from the left where there is only gap for a cycle to go and make you go to the extreme right closely followed by his retarded companion a Sumo. All these idiots who think through their ass are aged not mor…

Black Taxi

The initial topic that I gave for this section was Black Taxi Bastards but removed the last word as I felt it was too strong to be in title.

Though in chennai roads no idiot follows rules, these Black Taxi morons stand out among them in their speed. These pea brained fellows drive like as if there is a time bomb up their arse and it could explode if they dont reach destination within specified time.

If you are lucky and end up behind one such Black taxi they will appy ash on your face for free. None of these taxis are maintained well and they spew black burnt fume copiously.

Where am I?

There was a forward post which I read few days back which went on like there was a man from the city who hit upon a lazy village on the coast where he noticed fishermen who were fishing and left after catching very few fishes. It goes on like he enquires them why they didnt fish more and receives an answer that the fish they caught is enough for them. He explains to them how if they fish more and sell it, they might get more money and with more money they can buy motorised boats, catch more fish and with that money move to a city and ear still more money. They ask what then and he answers that if they have so much money they can retire peacefuly in a coastal town. They say that, they are already peaceful in a coastal town.

From one angle you can notice that the story might be suggesting just do whatever is needed for the day and rest peacefuly. Now thats definitely a life style which I would like to live but for a second if you think what might have happened if stone age man had though…

Dawn of the Dead - 2004

Just happened to watch the remake of the classic Romero's Dawn of the Dead. Trust me there are very few remakes that can better the original and Dawn of the Dead by Zack Snyder is definitley one. One reason is its not a scene by scene remake. Snyder has just taken the plot and built on it.

One important change is the way the Zombies move. They no more move slowly. They dont give you the chance to escape. This makes the movie even more gripping. There are more characters than the original. You even see a Zombie giving birth.

The scene where the zombies block their escape in their custom made vechile has been picturised in a gripping manner. Believe me there are some very gory scenes with a chain saw.

Here is the trailer of the movie. Where there is no room in Hell, The Dead will walk the Earth.

Masala Mix

பொக்கிஷம் படத்தின் விமர்சனங்களை படிக்கும் பொழுது அது "The Bridges of Madison County" என்ற ஆங்கில திரைப்படத்தின் சில விஷயங்களோடு ஒத்து போகிறது.

சேரனின் தவமாய் தவமிருந்து படத்திற்கு நான் ரசிகன் என்றாலும் சேரன் இப்பொழுதெல்லாம் சோகமான கதைகளையே படமாக்க விரும்புகிறார் என்பது வருத்தத்திற்கு உரிய விஷயம்.

வெற்றிக் கொடி கட்டு திரைப்படத்தில் நகைசுவையில் கலக்கிய சேரனை காணவே இல்லை. சோகம் ஒரு இதமான உணர்வு தன் என்றாலும் அளவுக்கு மிஞ்சினால் அதுவும் போதும்டா சாமி என்று சொல்ல வைத்து விடும்.

பாலாஜி சக்திவேலும் இதையே தொடர்ந்து செய்தார் அவரை மக்கள் போய் வா என்று அனுப்பி விட்டனர். ஒரு கதையில் சோகம் வரலாம் ஆனால் சோகமான கதையா எழுத போகிறேன் என்று ஆரம்பித்தால் அது சரியில்லை.

Swine Flu

Talking about swine flu has now become a fashion. Most of the people make silly jokes about it. Some tell about certain things happened to a certain guy who was affected by the flu and they know someone who knows that affected person. There are some who like to play a willing audience to such stories.

The media reacts in such a way with H1N1 written in such a big font that it occupies the entire front page. They make it sound like it has happened within our home. They keep scrolling tests "Chennai child still critical. High level panel formed" etc through night and day.

In the past the birdflu caused such a panic in India now we dont even know how the flu was eradicated. Our media is quick to blame the government and also to spread panic rather than being informative. Government too sometimes gives hopeless statements and add to the drama.

In a country where a slight scare of petrol bunk strike creates mile long queues and scares of XYZ bank going bankrupt causes panic with peo…