Sunday, 30 April 2017

This Sid wakes up with a wish to sing for Ilayaraja

“The very next moment when Raja sir calls me to record a song for him, I would be at his doorstep”, says Sid Sriram, possessor of the mesmerising voice that had rendered AR Rahman’s ‘Thalli Pogathey’ the song that was driving the youth, from Simbu starrer ‘Acham Yenbathu Madamaiyada.

I caught up for an interview with the 27-year-old play back singer who had visited Trichy to take part in National Institute of Technology - Tiruchirappalli (NITT)’s annual inter college cultural fiesta Festember's 2016 edition. Here are some excerpts from the interview.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

தமிழ் மொழி பேசும் ஒயிலாட்டம்!!!

தவிலுமிங்கே  நல்லநல்ல தாளங்கள கொட்டுது
சலங்கைகளும் கரண்டையில ஓசைகள வெட்டுது
வண்ண வண்ண துணியுமிங்கே காத்துலதான் வீசுது
முப்பாட்டன் முருகன் கதையகூட பாட்டாவே பேசுது
இதுதான் எங்க ஒயிலாட்டம்
தமிழ் மொழி பேசும் ஒயிலாட்டம்

Saturday, 22 April 2017

It's not funny, but traditional, yet modern

A few years back, the government of California tried a novel method to avoid drought that persisted for over four years in its major city, Los Angeles.

The method which was acclaimed to be the most successful method at the time was to create an artificial thermal blanket over lake 'Los Angeles Reservoir'. This was done by releasing 96 million shade balls (black rubber balls) to control evaporation of water to put an end to the drought.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Garden turns desert post political dramas

Until a month back, it was Chennai's Poes Garden that was with high media and public attention due to all political dramas occurring in the State. The tiny road stretch which is hardly half a kilometer long was the news making spot for whole of the State. But, the scenario has completely went upside down within a fortnight and especially in the past three days, Poes Garden has almost gone into a deep sleep posing a deserted look.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Maanagaram: This metro's gonna knock you down

This is quiet a delayed viewer's note (No, not because of the request of Vishal) I'm penning for a movie which had released about a month back but still has been running successfully (by this, I mean the real meaning of the phrase 'running successfully'). My friend and I had been searching for a movie to watch and were surfing through all online booking platforms. As we had watched almost all movies (of our interest) from Tamil and English that were released in the past fortnight, we had no option than to watch a movie again. For this my immediate and only option was 'Maanagaram' which we had already watched on the first day of its release. Despite a very handful of screens showing the movie, we could find a best time to watch without affecting my office hours.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Kaatru Veliyidai: The wind is not enough

For people who know me personally and for those who read my blog posts frequently, they know that I don't write movie criticism much often though I am a movie buff. Because, I won't get convinced with my own viewer's note unless or until it is in a detailed manner. So, I restricted myself by writing viewer's note for movies that make a larger impact like Iraivi and Kanavu Vaariyam or for that movies which I had watched with a third perception like Kabali and Bairavaa. But once I had watched 'Kaatru Veliyidai', it stood completely in a different category from the other two. This is not just going to be criticism for the movie but I have tried to write the entire idea and the mind set behind it according to my perception.