Thoughts

I read complaints about editors on forums and on blogs all the time. While I realize that sometimes a particular editor may be unfair, there are other times when I just have to wonder what the writer was thinking. Thoughts.com is a conversation engine that connects you with like-minded people. Creating an account is 100% free. I feel thoughts.com is a very active social conversation site with a selection of easy-to-use widgets that give you complete control over how you interact with the community. You simply decide what information you would like to know and your account is then automatically updated with your friends’ latest blog posts, emails, updates and more. It is the perfect social conversation engine which provides the platform for us to talk on interesting topics. There are lots of users in their community which makes you feel better to share with large community. The people from US can get idea from other countries. They will guide you to get rid of your negative feature as well. You can also give suggestions to other posts. If you need to know about the latest gadgets, hand phones and laptop their forum and community will give you the way to get idea from other users.

December 24, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

DEADHEARTSTUDIO, Chennai

Hi Readers!!!!!! You would have come across several entrepreneurs. But there are unknown young lads who had managed to become entrepreneurs in a short time and are unknown to the world. I have decided to throw light on their lives and how they have managed to achieve a niche in the internet industry.

A trio from South Chennai joined hands to try their luck in blogging and started a common blog called Lion king’s Studio on Jan 1st 2009 which turned their lives. They just started the company with $30 (the lowest amount that you can never imagine to start a business, each sharing $10). Today the company’s monthly turnover is $2000 and they are one of the top 10 bloggers in Chennai!

The trio Manikandan , Karthik and Narayanan  are the lads who had brought the change. Manikandan is currently the CEO of LKS, Karthik is the CFO of LKS and Narayanan is the COO.

They have worked hard to achieve success in their lives and they have target the internet marketing as the new source to tap money. Making money from the internet is the future revolution that will be ruling the world. Many people do not know the hidden treasure that lays deep buried in the internet and it needs many internet explorers to tap them out.

December 20, 2009. hot celebs. 1 comment.

Paa- Movie Reviews, Releasing Theatres, Online Booking, Reservations, Song Lyrics

amitabh-paa

Auro says a `Boo’ — and a mighty big one — to all us skeptics out here who had begun to doubt his ability to entertain after duds like Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, God Tussi Great Ho, Aladin…For, it’s not any and every 67-year-old actor who can enter the shoes of a pre-adolescent, without looking and sounding awkward and silly. Amitabh Bachchan not only captures the essence of the gawky, geeky, god-he’s-different teenager with great skill, he creates a whole new benchmark for an actor to experiment, innovate ad reinvent himself when the career graph seems to plateau. The actor looks different (almost unrecognisable as E.T.’s country cousin), talks different (with a slight nasal twang), moves different (an awkward shuffle that breaks into the Auro dance) and emotes different (mostly through his be-spectacled eyes). End result? Paa is an experience that works, only because it is so different.

The film opens with a somewhat static and diffused first half that lights up intermittently, when Auro is around. Wonder why it takes so long to come to the point….Having been given an award in school by the young, upcoming, friendly neighbourhood neta (Abhishek Bachchan), Auro sends single mom, Vidya Balan into flashback mode. That’s because the neta fathered her child and left her to tackle the unwanted pregnancy because he wanted to change the world. Vidya, the archetypal woman of substance, not only carried her pregnancy through, she lovingly nurtured her child after discovering he had a genetic disorder that was causing him to age prematurely. Between them, Vidya and her mother (impressive Arundhati Naag) built a loving and normal world around the young boy who loved King Kong, computers, mirchi and hated kichdi. Trouble begins when Auro unknowingly befriends his dad and requests him for a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan. Time for some home truths to be told, confessions to be made, repentance to be done and wrongs to be righted. Before time runs out…

The film, which peters off into vague sub-plots about slum redevelopment and unwarranted media-bashing in the first half, suddenly picks up and scales new heights in the second half. It’s here that Auro and his antics prevail as he tries to rebuild his family and establish his bond with his newfound daddy. Almost each and every relationship he shares is imbued with a warm glow: be it that with his `bum’ (grandmum), his mum, his best buddy, his favourite bugbear (that special girl in class). But it is his interactions with his dad which truly touch your heart. Refreshingly, the film steers clear of all sentimentality and handles the overflow of emotions with restraint and subtlety. All you feel are a few gentle tugs at your heart, as Auro insists on making you laugh most of the time with his witty one-liners on life, love and longing.

Watch out for a lilting music score by Ilaiyaraaja, some picturesque cinematography by PC Sreeram, a chuckle-and-laugh screenplay and some fine acting. While Abhishek brings to life the young, uncorrupt neta who speaks straight and acts upfront, Vidya Balan proves her mettle once again as the strong, desi, alpha woman, a la Parineeta. But Paa is primarily a platform for Auro to steal your heart away. He does. And no, he isn’t a desi Benjamin Button.

A word about:

Performances: Everyone is riveting. Amitabh is outstanding. While Abhishek Bachchan seems to have patterned himself well on the Rahul Gandhi-Sachin Pilot Inc in terms of the look and the attitude of the natty, young neta of today, Vidya Balan lends a rare dignity to the image of the Bollywood mom. With her quiet grace and controlled emotions, she is Mother Courage incarnate. But it’s Amitabh’s Auro (read aura) that outlives all other performances. The only actor who seems wasted is Paresh Rawal as the old school dad of Abhishek.

Music: Music director Ilaiyaraaja and lyricist Swanand Kirkire weave a heady concoction with their three versions of the `Udhi Udhi-Mudhi Mudhi’ track. The song has been rendered to perfection both in its male and female versions by Shaan and Shilpa Rao. Amitabh’s ode his dad, Paa is funky too.

Story: Adman-turned-filmmaker R Balki’s story is simple as it traces the bond between Auro and his dad. But it’s the sub-plots, focusing on dad’s attempts to prove he’s a visionary, that take away a lot from the film.

Dialogue: Balki’s dialogue’s are crisp and witty. Sample this. Why does Amitabh call his grandmum a bum? Because she has a big bum. Ha-ha! Or again, why shouldn’t grandmum ask King Kong anything? Because he speaks in Chinese! Haw, again! Also, despite the emotional tags, the screenplay is not maudlin at all.

Cinematography: PC Sreeram imbues his frames with an incandescent light. Auro’s home spills over with a warm redolence and his trip to Delhi (the ride across Rajpath) is magnificently shot.

Styling: Sabyasachi, Aki Narula, Falguni Thakore, Rahul Agastya: With four fashion designers, the film does seem to have got its styling right. Yes, Vidya Balan does look better in saris than in Western wear. Abhishek dons the khadi look nattily and adolescent Auro lives in fluorescent hoodies and bright checks. As for Amitabh’s special make-up, Christien Tinsley and Domini Till seem to have managed quite well. The make-up seems to crack only in the end.

Inspiration: Okay, they might have been mildly inspired by The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. But Amitabh’s Auro ain’t no Brad Pitt’s Benji!

December 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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