This is giving me the creeps! Hope I don't recall while going to sleep tonight!
Not many confessions...Not too dangerous...At times a little out of mind!
This is giving me the creeps! Hope I don't recall while going to sleep tonight!
Bowloftoast sez, "This is a short animation that takes the viewer through a progressive description of all (and all possible) dimensions, up to and including the 10th. It is an elegant introduction to the fundamentals of string theory and a mind-blowing toe-dip into the pool of the metaphysical."
Imagining the Tenth Dimension (Thanks, Bowloftoast!)
Cool video! It does get crazy after the 3rd as you can imagine!
Yet another Independence Day. What does it mean for us now? Watch a couple of national integration songs, feel patriotic, and continue doing our shit. Most of us become cynical over the years. Impatience grows. Finally we get detached. I can't help think of the past. As a child, I used to dream of doing great things for the nation. May be we all did! What happened after that? Reality struck down our dreams I guess. Most of us were not willing to sacrifice and move away from our comfort zone. Only to get cynical over time.Fuck your cynicism and watch the following video! Go back in time and feel good about our country! Jai Hind!
The following list has no particular order. In the order of what comes to my mind! :-)
This movie makes me disturbed. Period. The fate of Sethumadhavan can occur to any honest person. A man who loses everything loves due to no fault of his. This songs sums it all.
If the protagonist in Kireedom is a result of societal issues, the protagonist in Spadikam is a result of bad parenting. One of the best action films in Malayalam, which curiously is also one of the best family drama.
My favourite scenes in the movie are the combination scenes involving Manju Warrier and Mohanlal. Smooth talking and witty dialogues. Exceptional facial expressions. The best of Mohanlal comes out when he acts with other class actors. Sadly, this is missing these days! I wonder how better Bhramaram would have been, if others could act worth a salt!
Even though this movie shines mainly because of the beautiful writing and skillful direction of Padmarajan, you cannot deny the class of Mohanlal's acting. He slipped easily into the role of a simple villager, later revealed to be not-so-simple. His scenes with Sumalatha are the best in the movie.
If you don't have tears after watching this, you can be sure that you have no heart. This is the best scene from the movie.
The best drunk Mohanlal scene. He is the best actor when it comes to portraying drunk characters. Natural and very endearing! No wonder we Malayalees like to drink!
A landmark movie in the landscape of Malayalam commercial cinema. Especially since it spawned a series of good and terrible superman movies. Mangalasheri Neelakantan will live on as "the man" of Malayalam cinema for a long time.
Summer in Bethlehem
The movie is peppy and smart, but looks to taper of into a glum, emotional drama until Mohanlal steps in taking you by surprise. He appears on screen for less than 8 minutes. But the impact is so big that you forget everybody else and giving the movie a satisfactory ending.
No list is complete without the late eighties comedy masterpiece Nadodikaattu and its sequel. You still laugh just thinking about the scenes. The dialogues from the movie has become part and parcel of our language.
Mohanlal plays the role of eccentric doctor to perfection. The way his expressions and body language change is fascinating.
Making a list of Mohanlal's performances is akin to finding a needle in the haystack. This is not a top ten list. Just a list of ten! Here is another list by Brijesh Nair which features a few other (better?) performances.
Mohanlal movies I am looking forward to are with Roshan Andrews and Unnai Pol Oruvan with Kamal Haasan.
Share your favourite performances as well!
August 29th couldn't be farther!
This has to be the most weird news in a very long time! On a side note, doesn't this stuff look like something straight out of older Bollywood movies?
Yet another tag! Got it from here.
What is your salad dressing of choice? Chipotle Southwest/Sweet Onion …
Err...what? I generally have salad only at Italian restaurants. Too fancy a name to remember!
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
Depends on company. I love Indijoe though.
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
Home cooked food. Dosa takes the cake, followed by rice.
What are your pizza toppings of choice?
What do you like to put on your toast?
Butter and Jam. Orange marmalade is also admissible!
How many televisions are in your house?
One (Two if you count my TV at TVM!)
How many remotes?
Three including the DVD player and Set Top box. (Doubles if answered as above)
What color is your cell phone?
Silver with blue lining. Ask me about this after a month or two! :->
Do you have an iPod?
No. I have something better! Cowon iAudio 7
How many computers?
Two. My faithful desktop and office lappy.
Are you right-handed or left-handed?
What is the last heavy item you lifted?
Does my jaw count. Still feeling heavy and numb from a session at the dentist's. The alien item would be my laptop.
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
Couple of times in kindergarden.
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Not really. Then again, if such a possibility existed, I would not have peace of mind unless I found out!
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I wouldn't change my name for the world now! It would be really wierd. I would have preferred Narayan Nair. A choice that my parents gave me before I joined LKG. I insisted on the initials instead. They complied. Pooe me is reaping the rewards(!) now. My Outlook ID says Sushama Sivaramakrishnan, Narayan. People address me as Sushama and expect a damsel in distress, only to find a big, ugly guy instead! Can change remove Sushama if I really want, but I feel really sad to cut my mom's name off!
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000?
If the exchange rates remain favourable, hell yeah!
Now its Onam and Christmas. The time I take vacation from work.
Day of the week?
Saturday. Sleep till noon after Friday night party. Roam around Bangalore and party again all night!
I like December. Cool. Holidays.
Numb. Literally! My jaw is still very numb and its affecting my psyche as well!
What are you listening to?
Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd on Amarok :P
Slipped deadlines!!! (aaargh!)
First place you went this morning?
Inisde the house: Downstairs to check on the downloads.
Outside the house: Neighbourhood juice stall to get my morning milk shake.
What’s the last movie you saw?
Pattanathil Bhootham. Horrible. Absolutely horrible! I saw a horror dream after watching it. Neither scary nor steamy!
Do you smile often?
Could do better I think! Its either grim or a 100W.
How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
What the hell is that!
Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
Couple of weeks back. Police picked us up for driving a Kerala registration car.
Last person you talked to?
Nikhil. We were mulling over watching Harry Potter this weekend.
Last person you hugged?
Umm. Need to go some time back. A colleague at work I think.
Do you always answer your phone?
No. I always end up keeping the cellphone some place where I cannot hear it ringing.
It’s four in the morning and you get a text message who is it usually from?
Airtel. Informing I have a new mail. I just cannot frigging turn that bloody stuff off!
Do you own a digital camera?
Have you ever had a pet fish?
Favorite Christmas song?
What’s on your wish list for your birthday?
For my last birthday I wished someone would donate to Pratham Books through Causes. The only donor was me in the end! I think I will do something like that for the next birthday too.
Can you do push ups?
Yeah. Don't ask the number. Very rusty now. Creaking bones. Getting old.
Can you do the splits?
I have no intention of turning myself into eunuch who cannot walk. For that matter, even a eunuch who can walk!
Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Both. The proportion varies according to mood.
Do you have any saved texts?
A few. A current mobile is the most basic one. Cannot save many messages.
Do you have an accent?
Pure blood mallu says yes saar.
What is the last movie to make you cry?
Pattanathil bhootam. After banging my head in the wall a few hundred times.
Read The Zoya Factor. Pretty decent book. Peppy and a little girlish!
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Have I? Go through the blog mate!
Name 3 things you bought last?
Tuborg. Chicken Noodles. A barrell of water.
Have you ever been given roses?
Nope. I would love to get them though. Very tasty! :-D
Met someone who changed your life?
Yes. Kind of.
Name two people who might complete this?
This ain't poetry!
Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
I always wished I could turn back time and make things right. Now, I wish I could just go back in time and savour my best moments without altering anything.
Do you have any tattoos/piercing?
Nah! I have had enough piercing inside my mouth for a lifetime after today!
Does anyone love you?
I don't know. If you do, don't be shy! You know where to find yours truly!
Would you be a pirate?
Arrrrr! Already am a big cyber pirate!
What songs do you sing in the shower?
Sometimes I sing. Usually heavy stuff with a lot of air guitar playing.
Ever had someone sing to you?
Felt like several songs were tailor made for me. Does that count?
When did you last cry?
Long time I guess. If you meant give a loud cry, then it would 3-4 hours back!
Have you held hands with anyone today?
Who was the last person you took a picture of?
I think it was Kiran's. We have Nikon D60 as our guest and he made me take the most impossible profile shots!
Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
Most are old. The newest would be around 1 year old!
Do you like pulpy orange juice?
Minute Maid ftw!
What is something your family or friends make fun of you for?
My fancy ideas and inflated dreams!
In other news, I got a new domain! If you are in my blogger blog look closely at your address bar. My name minus the vowels! I used this nick while playing Counter Strike a few years back.
The animation does not look very polished. The man has good vision though. Lets hope that it turns out to be excellent.
On a side note, why can't our film makers adapt stories from epics? There are zillions of side stories worth retelling in the modern world. How far will our movie industries go by aping the west and displaying disgusting opulence never seen in real life.
I like it! It may look downright ridiculous, but think about it folks! Innovation is not about the pixels you pump, its about the pixels you hump! I can see a Virtual Sex game made from this!
On a serious note, simulation games could get a huge boost. We could see a Polo game, horse racing, knight in shining armor...Hmm...may be we can combine the Knight in shining armour and Virtual hump. Good times people! (If Nintendo goes ahead with this!)
Very glad that I don't have a boss like this! I have been there crushed by that earlier though!
Must read article. Whats with the weird ears I wonder always! A writer with ear fetish responsible?
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is the latest Hayao Miyazaki movie from the Studio Ghibli stable. Have to get hold of it! Click through for the entire review!
If you haven't seen Studio Ghibli movies yet, get hold of a few and watch! You have no idea what you are missing!
Awesome stuff. Its a meme done to death. Still manages to evoke laughter!
A little cruel my heart says! I loved watching Full House with my mom. Stephanie was my favourite character.
Heath Ledger was supposed to direct this music video for the band Modest Mouse to raise awareness against whaling. Unfortunately, he passed away before his ideas translated to the screen. Modest Mouse has released the video which was directed by a consortium of directors and artists based on Ledger's vision.
Rest in peace, Heath.
After watching these stills, I am a little apprehensive. Will the current generation be able to relate to the story? The basic story of love and lust is universal, but the presentation? From the stills, it seems that the movie is disconnected from the current Malayali society and ethos. I hope I have to eat my words. Even if I have to, I also hope that people actually go and watch the movie rather than yawn it off like they did in the case of Achanurangaatha Veedu. That was one of Lal Jose's best, and did not taste commercial success.