Saturday, June 27, 2009

R.I.P Thriller Jackson

Whether its controversies or his new album or any tidbits abt MJ, it would leave have an huge impact with his fans. I remember, when i was spellbound by Prabhu Dheva in Mukkala Muquabula song from Kadhalan, the respect and admiration for Michael Jackson grew further. An idol for the next generation POP singers and choreographers, He's truely the King of POP. Was looking forward to Rahman meeting MJ in his comeback concert. Things go otherwise...
GOD speed !!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Iruvar : The Duo

Just watched(not first time) this movie on Star Vijay and couldn't stop myself from blogging.

The movie is the fictional account of two big stalwarts of TamilNadu, M.G.Ramachandran aka MGR and M.Karunanidhi aka kalaignar. This is the only movie which showcases these two superstars characters and its a masterpiece for the Genext, to know about their lifes and how tamil cinema and Dravidian Politics amalgamated. This is one of my favourite scenes. Portrayal of even the minutest details from the leaders extramarital affairs to their respect for each other in their final years.

The casting cannot be so perfect in any movie, but Mani sir does it again. Prakash Raj, Mohanlal play the lead supported by Revathi,Tabu, Gouthami, Aiswarya Rai(JJ's role), Naaser( Annadurai's role), the movie comes with a power packed performance. Prakash Won his National Award for His role of a writer/politician.

Music by Rahman sir was Outstanding. Its not easy to compose music of a period film with reality. Those Background Bgm enhances each scene and carries the viewers into that period.

Santhosh Sivan's cinematography is a class act. The apt lighting and filming requires a head bow to this technical superstar.

I would fail in my duty if i miss Vairamuthu, in a movie which has lead characters as a tamil writer/politician. His Rebellious "kannai katti kollathae" and "Aayirathil Naan Oruvan" , Romantic "Narumagiyae". His kavidhaigal also stands out in this movie, especially " Udal Mannukku.. Uyir Tamilzhukku.. Idhu Urakka solvom Ullagirkku".

I thank mani sir for taking this gr8 fictional biopic, to show movies and politics got intertwined and give us an idea of the life of two great human beings.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


He is a composer, singer, lyricist and the first Asian Composer to score a Symphony. He is a gold medalist from Trinity College of Music, London has composed over 4,500 songsand scored for more than 900 Indian films in various languages in a career spanning more than 30 years. He has composed Indian film songs that amalgamated elements of genres such as pop, acoustic guitar-propelled Western folk, jazz,rock and roll, dance music, psychedelia,funk, doo-wop, march,bossa nova,flamenco,pathos,Indian folk/traditional, Afro-tribal and Indian classical. He's a seasoned guitarist, pianist, keyboardist. He's the king of dramatic and evocative melody and background score. His vocals left people spell bound. He's the best music organist in India and produces one of the best orchestrations in the world. His movies have got maximum nominations for India's official entries to Oscars. His composition Rakkamma from Thalapathi was amongst the songs listed in a BBC World Top Ten music poll. His non film albums, How to name it (is dedicated to the Carnatic master Tyāgarāja and to J. S. Bach) and Nothing but Wind (with flautist Hariprasad chaurasia) stunned the western audiences. He was aptly named as Isaignani by Kalignar for his music which speaks for him.

Happy bday Raja sir :D
Raja... Rajathi Rajan intha Raja!!!!