Sunday, April 30, 2017

Just watched Bahubali the second.
The ultimate romance, made possible by a superb team, the director, story writer and editor, who stood behind and created the regal personas, Prabhas and Anushka.
The first half is all romantic, the chemistry between the lead pair keeping us all in awe of the happenings on screen. They pull it off easily, looking elegant, perfect and well built.

I loved the way their perfect lives unravel, gradually and logically to doom and death. The original couple, (even though it is the same actor) from the first film seem to pale in significance in the face of this magnificent duo.

What was silly were some of the stunt concepts, and what was a little unbelievable was the attribution of physics skills to Prabhas and his portrayal of the protagonist as a machine inventing labourer and a war machine inventing warrior.
Of course, since this is part two which is partly a flashback, we know that Bahubali is going to be killed just as his mother would be betrayed. This lends a certain tension to the most leisurely narrated romantic portions.
Loved it.
Well done.
The good people of the Tamil speaking world are rightly jealous that Bahubali happened in Andhra, and not in their own state.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Psycho logic and impotent curses

There is a character named 'Anniyan' from a Tamil movie of the same name. This guy is a psycho who becomes bestially strong.  He reads a supposedly authentic Sanskrit text and picks up a variety of cruel punishments for them.
(Not a very genuine idea, basically he's just like psychos in English films who give terrible punishments to those who offend them. But it was novel to the people from the Tamil speaking world, and to be fair to the director and main actor, a very well taken film.)

No there's an asura who is traipsing along in the gated community I live in. A mild rakshasa , who found that the route to quick fame (read cheap) was to become the protector of residents who fear dogs.
He has laid a number or 'rules' to torment dog owners and has instructed the security personnel to harrass any dog owner or beat up or throw stones at any stray dog to the best of their ability. The very dog- friendly society that we came to live in, quickly turned into something alien.

The recent achievement of this monster is to break the water pots kept outside the society for strays and birds.
So, if Anniyan came across this creature, how would he punish him? This picture is not that of the offending guy in our society, but represents him. TEEHEE!!

Now for the judgement : The anniyan inside me says, "May he get lost in a desert without water and suffer excruciating thirst for 24 hours."

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Logic of life

What makes for a good life?
Plenty of activity and plenty of rest.
I think this is a very local point of view, because people in small towns arrange lots of activities, family based celebrations, outings and feasts. They also allot a lot of time for sleep and siesta.
But as I am on the threshold of my fifties, I can't but agree that this is definitely the healthiest way to live.
Whenever I was active all day and took plenty of rest as well, I lost weight without trying to. I actually ate my fill too, on such days and did no exercise.
The thing is, my introversion wants a lot of alone time, and lots of activity also includes interacting with loads of people which makes me feeling dissatisfied.
Secondly, this love of stories and writing ties one down to a chair in front of a laptop or a desk top.
Logically speaking,  I am not sure if I am a candidate for a good life.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hey spammers!

was unable to blog and was shocked to find my blog taken over by spammers. And someone actually commented on it too.
Glad to be back and writing again.
Spammers ...who are you fooling by posting on my blog?