Thursday, November 30, 2006

My scribbling 1st Anniversary went unnoticed!

Has been a long time since the blog got updated. In fact, the first Anniversary of My Scribbling went unnoticed by me. On November 12, last year after getting bored with the chores of bench, I took off by starting this blog with a travelogue of my trekking expedition in North Bengal. Now as I went through the article, my memories went down the old lane.. Wah, it was awesome and cant hold it.. the breathtaking beauty of the valleys, pahaads and the nature...

And I have few more reasons to smile: Thanks to Orkut, I got in touch with Abhaya didi , Manimala didi, Viji, Sathi Bhaiya and lots of other friends from Kirandul, where I did my class 1 and 2! They all look so different man! And know what Orkut has introduced some really cool features like showing mutual friends, viewing a max 30 scraps at a time in your scrap book and most importantly the integration of G-Talk with Orkut. Now I get to see all my friends Email ID's in my gmail account as well! Seamless Integration kya? :p

Home Affairs: Good Old Roomy Satya has moved to Vizag after he got a job there with HSBC. His system, which was our only daily source of entertainment (TV cum Music Player cum Internet Hub) has also left with him to Vizag. Meanwhile, my Laptop, the new arrival is getting installed with all the stuff to match the expectations!

Movies: Saw a couple of movies - Varalaru, Rendu and Veyyil. Varalaru was okay types and the highlight was Ajit, the Sr's role. Due to circumstances, saw Rendu (which means Two) two times. It wasnt a bad bet. Overall both of them were enjoyable.
But the third one Veyyil left a deep impact. The movie is surely gonna leave a lump on your throat as you leave the hall. Though it has blood and violence, the movie is a definite watch which beautifully portrayed a story that you might have never heard or seen before. Pasupathi steals the show and leaves you stunned with his brilliant expressions and acting. At times, you feel like crying for him. Bharat has justified his role and both the new heriones impress. The movie has an element of freshness, which you conspicously notice even in the jobs of the lead characters - Pasupathi (Theatre Operator who almost lives in the projector cabin), Bharat (Advertising Agency Entrepreneur who deals with small budget Ads), Bharat's herione (Voice recording Artiste). The encounters between Bharat and the herione right from the begining brings in an element of humour that reminds one of Sethu movie's Vikram and Abita.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Friends and Relocations

After long days of fiddling with blogger , I ve decided to write breaking my vrat of idling. But There were few parting-off's which I want to remember and cherish them. First, Good old roomy Satya left to Bangalore yesterday for his new assignement into SAP. How Sad.. I fondly look into the sms again and again that Satya sent me from his train on the way to Bangalore - " Ye na sochna ki hum juda ho jayenge, har haal me dono dosti nibvhayenge...Dono milkar phir se ZANZEER banayenge. Tum AMITAABH ki tarah dost bane rahna hum PRAAN ki tarah dosti nibhayenge.. Dono milkar YAARI HAI IMAAN gana gayenge..Film hit ho jayegi to mauz manayenge Flop ho gayi to ek aur tareeka aajmayenge...Station ke bahaar CHAI KI DUKAAN lagayenge... Tum Chai banana hum Chai Chai chillayenge.. Par dosti har haal nibhayenge." Was hilari-touching indeed at that moment...

And 2 weeks back, a very good friend cum Bhaiya, Nilesh too left to Indore, his hometown. He got a job at Pune, where he ll be moving shortly. We both joined the Chennai office and our project on the same day.. He was a good friend, guide, philospher and Bhaiya. I went down the memory lane while yesterday I was wearing the Kurta he gave me ... Those sweets and savouries he gets whenever he comes back from home...Long bike drives... Along with Nilu Bhaiyya, I sure will be missing his Bike which I've used more than like my own bike. Made all kind of daredevilry in the Chennai roads with his FREEDOM bike!!! And me and Satya used to like his oft repaeted trademark phrase - "Koi dikkat Nahi"

Anyways relocating places are inevitable. Wish both of them best wishes in all their endeavours and career ahead.

And Coming to the movie segment -Saw Vallavan, DON, Pyar ke Side Effects last. Not going into their deep reviews...PKSE was in fact too good than what I expected; Malika for a change, did some real good acting. Saikat Chaudhari, the director delivered a wholesome entertainer with his innovative presentation and Rahul Bose, as always gave an awesome performance. And yeah, your whole notions about Coffee would change ;-) Watch it and you ll get to know what I mean.
Vallavan was Okay-Okay types. Read the review here.

DON, the new version is good but doesnt fit into the 'fantastic, fabulous, Awesome' label. The twists made in the new versions give refreshed look. Changes made were all hi-tech when compared the Amitabh's DON. This time you have swanky cars, hi-fi gadgets, a disk in place of diary, locales in Malaysia, the gorgeous Priyanka and Kareena and reloaded remix'ed MUSIC. As a whole, Don lives upto the expectations -- DON ko pakadna Mushkil nahi Naamumkin hei !