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Why the movie “Singh is King” is topping the charts ?

Last week I got to see two movies in a row.Singh is King and Mummy 3.None of them were good but when compared between these two movies Mummy 3 was far better than the former.I was wondering why the audience in the theater were laughing at Akshay’s cranky smile and jumps (like a monkey).Javed Jaffrey’s blind comedy , Snoop dog’s remix song and  Neha Dhupia’s bouncing assets were of some consolation in the end, otherwise the film in overall has all the makes of a flop.But still the movie claims to have collected over 30 crores in the opening week when compared to “Om Shanti Om” which had only 25 crores in the opening week.

The reason is not the quality of the movie  nor Akhshay’s acting…it’s Time when the movies got released.Om Shanti Om released somewhere in  the December which had a lot of festivals.Now When the “Singh …” got released there are no festivals which is why people out of boredom are flocking to the theatres and find Singh is King as a better option after being disappointed by not getting the tickets for “The Dark Knight”.

For me “Singh is not the King”…..it’s just fluke , luck

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IPL trophy is as butiphul as Mallika Sherawat’s Nose

IPL Trophy

What a waste of money and time.Probably SRK and Vijay Mallya now would have convinced themselves about the old indian proverb “Jo hota hai ache key liye hota hai” [ Whatever happens , happens for the good] after seeing the IPL trophy.

SRK’s diplomatic response after looking at the Trophy for the first time

Heyyhey !!! What a Sexy Trophy.I love the trophy but I love my Wife even more.

Mallya’s Candid reply to the media about the Trophies BEAUTY

Modi has been fooled by the Belgians , just like Dravid fooled me during the Auction.

Preeti’s (My Favourite actress) Response

Wow !!! it’s amazing ………What a Momento…..I never expected this just for reaching the semi-finals.Hey! where is the trophy you were about to show (looks around).

And for the captains who reached the finals of the IPL tournament it would be the ‘Karma’ for which they are fighting for,Dhoni for proving himself that T20 World cup victory was not a fluke and for Shane Warne it’s time to prove that Australian Board that he too could have been a good captain for Australia , certainly not for the Trophy.

It’s difficult to hold !!! man !!!

Cricket is a Men’s sport !! and Men like Curves …Smooth Curves….where are the curves in the trophy.The first time when Shashtri was describing about the trophy during the Rajasthan and the Delhi semifinal , I got excited to see the trophy.But when they were showing the trophy on Television, I literally vomitted just like the feeling I usually get on seeing Namitha’s potruding tyre shaped belly.I remember Ravi Shastri describing the trophy studded with Blue saphires.I couldn’t see any BLUE there.

Negatives in the Trophy:

The first thing I didn’t like about the India Map was it’s unfairness to the Game.IPL is a celebration of cricket by forgetting the political barriers we have during the international matches.We have seen some of the arch rivals in the game hugging each other during the matches.Putting the India map bluntly on a carved wooden board doesn’t really looks good even though the map is studded with diamonds.

Apart from that I have a personal guilt from my childhood about the Indian map.I always felt smooth structures and symmetry is the defining characteristics of any beautiful object.And also the right size.The IPL trophy is not only awkwardly huge but also has the asymmetry of our political failures of the past.I am talking about the gaps near Nepal , Bhutan and Bangladesh in the Indian map. They look like broken edges of a termite attacked bathroom door.Specially, Bangladesh reflects our political inability to retain the Original delta region of the Holy River Ganga. Pakistan is not an issue for me because , the map looks much better without pakistan. Also there is so much ambiguity in the map.We still claim parts of Kashmir occupied by Pakistan as POK. In future if any Pakistani player is a captain of any one of the Indian side and wins the trophy , there would be a huge media uproar in Pakistan , saying that the IPL has a wrong map of India , specially near the Kashmir border.

The only good feature in the Trophy that too short lived

The statue of a player smashing a ball ,square.But I think , I saw the face of the batsman in the trophy quite closely , but not for a long time.Ofcourse I tried searching for a close-up shot of the trophy on the internet but could get only the above pic with the broad smiling face of Modi behind it.I still think the facial features of the player immortalized could have been given more realistic look.

See the discussion going on the Trophy’s BUTIPHULNESS

The best day ever ; thanks to IPL

Hello to everybody,

Probably this is my worst blog ever.Worser that my first blog on Mandira’s Cricket.But I can’t stop thanking IPL which is such a Hit and also making small time bloggers like me also a Hit.I have tried big topics like Enterprise 2.0 ( a Geeky topic) and then tried to create a controversy about SRK’s passion and acting career in CHUCK DE blog and the ultimate about the Hollywood Ramayana which got comments from the Hollywood actor Ian Roberts himself.

May be all my previous blogs were qualitatively good (since , no negative remarks so far ; so must be good indeed ) but did not do well Quantitatively. I am talking about the Number of Hits.

My addiction to Hitz : You can see the number of Hits as “Scene” as said in the local slang of land of Chennai Super Kings , for anything stylish. [ “Scene” is not related anything to “matter”. ] Everyday I whenever I open the WordPress.com I regularly refresh the page to see the counts of Hits increasing.

Over the past few days I have noticed the number of Hits have definitely increased.Thanks to the movie 10000 BC and the IPL.I had the best day ever till now ….Today it’s 72 hits on 25 April alone.The last time I had the maximum number of Hits was on March 11, 70 Hits.

Just look at the graph, the graph is awesome ………WOW

I hope more visitors to come again and again…I would also like you to give me ideas how I can increase the popularity of my blog. 🙂

WOW

Post script :

good number in increase of hits

Increased Average Hits Everyday

“20-20 sirf Saandon ke Bal par nahi jeeti jati”

Above is perhaps the best moments so far in the IPL tournament so far.

Well this is not the serious one about how the IPL works like this one.I am just writing a simple Layman’s opinion on what makes a Twenty Twenty cricket team apart from High Profile players and the Girls.

Perhaps the most overrated team in the IPL competition is the Deccan Chargers.The reason was successfully fishing all the Beasts of the Cricket World like Gilly(Gentler of all the beasts only in body language),Symonds(Australian Monkey God),Afridi and Gibbs during the Bid.

Gilly - a Gentle BeastAustralian Monkey Godafridi

But what the Deccan Chronicle Group made mistake was that T20 is not won only with the Beasts.In an team game we need a the right mix of Youth and Talent which should be a 80-20 combination.In Deccan chargers we have a little more of the experienced players.The problem with experienced players is that they do not allow their sphere of Influence to be bothered by another player , hence Ego problems.

The Deccan Charger’s problems are simply huge , they lack a steady Captain. Laxman has always been shaky throughout his career and IPL needs cool captains , whose veins are flowing with blood as cool as ice. I have to remind that Ganguly may be a suitable captain as he is no more a Hot Blooded captain as he used to be.Look at Ganguly’s face in every cricket parties , how sad he looks; all blame on BCCI who ruined Ganguly’s passion for the game.He is on a Job of being a captain of a fanatic cricket loving state.

Coming back to the Deccan Chargers, my prediction about the course the IPL going to take is that Deccan Chargers are going to be the first to go out of the competition after charging up every team that’s lagging behind.

They have already charged up the Devils day before yesterday and Rajasthanis today in the 9th match of IPL.The other teams who desperately need to be charged up are Mumbai Indians and the Punjab Kings.

Rajasthan cavalry of a Brave KnightShane Watson

Definitely, the Rajasthanis started as Underdog , but now they too are the list of the probables who can win the IPL.I cannot bet for Rajasthans because they have got more to prove against the Kolkatha, Mumbai,Bangalore and the Chennaites.Even if they lose but able to make the games close enough, they can be the potential IPL winners once they reach the next stage of the tournament.After all, this extremely young team is lead by one of the greatest motivators of all times(as said by Steve waugh in his book – Out of my comfort zone).

I wonder somehow the name “Deccan Chargers” is very much suited to the Team of Beasts…How ??? See the below pictures which best exemplify the Deccan Charger’s role in IPL.

Deccan Chargers

If a team’s spirits are low and the players are demotivated , atleast play a friendly match with the Deccan chargers to get your batteries up.

Till Now the “Deccan Chargers” have charged up the following teams

Knight RidersIt was Shewag who got charged up

And today it was the Rajasthan Royals , probably the least rated team which have now all the batteries up after playing with the Deccan Chargers

Rajasthan Royals

Hollywood Ramayana

Recently I saw a fresh flick by Warner Bros. , 10,000 B.C. It was really a mind-boggling movie after a long time that really challenged my imagination. It reminded me of the days when I was in 9th grade when I used to think seriously about the coincidences of possible UFO landings in the pre-historic era and the dawn of human civilization.It was Eric Von Daniken’s book “Chariots of the Gods” that time and this time it’s the movie 10,000 B.C. by Ronald Emmerich.Though the movie got a huge amount of negative reviews , for me , it recreated the same thrill which I got reading Danikken’s book back in 1997 (A.D.)

    Shtory:D’Leh the hero of the movie who is the son of the leader of a clan somewhere in the Russian (or Mangolian) snow desert during the time when last ice age ended;10,000 B.C. He loves a refugee girl from another clan whose members were killed by “Four Legged Demons” ( invaders from Egypt) who massacered the weak and took the strong as slaves for making them work in the Atlantian’s(Stranded Aliens on Earth who claimed themselves as Gods to the Human beings on Earth) effort to build huge pyramids that will serve as signs to their own kind on the other worlds beyond the stars.

Rama and SitaIndian version of Rama and Sita Indonesian version Probably the most famous - Ramanand Sagar\'s version

    The script is about D’Leh’s journey across Asia and the middle east till the Egypt to rescue his love Evolet where the first Pyramids are being built by the early Egyptians with the help of the Aliens(or Atlantians) who have taught the mankind the extraction of metal and various other things on which human civilization transformed itself from Stone Age to the Bronze age.On the way D’Leh meets Giant Animals(now extinct Moa bird,Saber tooth tiger,Mamoth) and Naku Tribe whose men later help him to raise an army against the Egyptians ruled by the Atlantians whom they considered as Gods.

    On the way he also discovers the secret of life, that will transform his clan’s lifestyle from Nomadic Hunters to Settled Farmers ,once he returns from Egypt.For more information on the movie see here. What really thrilled me was the script’s close resemblance to the most famous epic of South Asian cultures , The Ramayana.

Induction to the Original version of Ramayana

    As an Induction to the thought process of comparing Ramayana with the 10,000 B.C. I will be using the character names in both the stories interchangeablyYes Ramanyana . D’Leh resembles Rama , Evolet is resembling Sita , and the Last Atlantian(Alien) in the movie is Obviously Ravana and the Naku Tribe who helped D’Leh (alias Rama) in rescuing Sita (er Evolet) is the Vanar Sena of the Hampi Empire somewhere in Karnataka and Nakudu himself is Hanuman , D’Leh’s (Rama’s) best friend.

    NakuduHanumanVanar Sena

    Now for the Original Version of Ramayana what might have really happened

    Rama as a Leader of a Nomadic Tribal Clan:

    Phew !!! I just couldn’t sleep for two days at the discovery of probably the most important piece in the JIGSAW puzzle of UnRecorded Pre-History.Here is my description of What might have been the original version of Ramayana which got modified by the various generation of oral story tellers of the tribal groups that descended from the Rama’s tribal.Long after that when Valmiki first thought to capture the tacit legacy of Rama into written form , it became to be known as the original Ramayana.So Valmiki’s ramayana itself was a hugely tainted version of the original Rama’s Legacy.

First Kandam

second

third Kandam

FourthfiveSixsevenEightNinetenelevenTwelveThirteen

I am not saying Robert has portrayed Ramayana in it’s truest form, nor I am saying that Ramayana in India is the original one because we have got so many versions of Ramayana in India itself, apart from the other south asian counterparts.

Here are some points to support the fact why 10,000 B.C. looks more closer to real Ramayana

(A) Rama’s legacy dates back long before Indus Valley Civilization , may be during the end of Ice-Age.

(B) There is a strong indication that Rama brought back a lot of happiness back when he returned from his epic journey for truth(perhaps not exile).That truth is the Agriculture.Imagine the stature of a man who would have revolutionized the lives of people by the discovery of Agriculture.He is like God.

(C) Rama’s culture and costumes as represented in Valmiki’s version resembles those of Aryans which is not true; Aryan getup was given to Rama just to keep alive the legacy of Ramayana even in the Post Dasyu period.

(D) Before Valmiki tamed the tacit version of Ramayana , it was told millions of time to each generation;In each generation the Ramayana got slighly modified to suit the tastes of the changing society.

Billa/Don Analogy why remix versions change the story line

Just like our Billa.The old Billa kept a “Billa Diary of Contacts” but if the same diary is used in the 2007 version, people will simply not accept.Also there were many many many many minor changes in the very nature of Don/Billa. SRK’s version showed the cruel Don winning in the end , exactly opposite to the other versions.Similarly , Ajith’s version was suitably modified due to Anbumani Ramadoss.In Ajith’s version Billa never smoked , whereas SRK and Rajini’s version “smoking was the secret of Don’s Energy”.

Con/Billa

Southernification

Regarding the exact location where Ravana (or the Last of the three Atlantian) lived is quite debatable.There is a strong evidence that the Atlantians landed from space on the somewhere in the mediterrainean.With the time passing and the access to the west beyond the Indus became difficult , the story tellers had started refering to the island nation of Lanka instead of the Atlantis or Egypt.

Rama\'s Trail

With so many versions of Ramayana , we also have that many versions of Ayodhya and Lanka like Authuya and Langka in Thai versions.The Lankan architechture probably never belonged to Sri Lanka but Egypt.

Chinese Lankan ArchitechtureHollywood Lanka

It’s not a surprise to see Hollywood being inspired by one of the most compelling stories of all times (which marks the change of man from Hunters to Warriors , Nomads to Farmers , Clans to Empires ) as it has inspired every generation since then.

Contents in the above blog are my views about the original version of Ramayana …Genuine comments are welcome……:)

Also read this on the amazing possibilities of using the indian epics for the good of World Cinema

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CHUCK DE for hockey !!! CHAK DE for Cricket

After a series of Geeky blogs now I want to take a break and post something which many people around me (my sister and friends) really understand and are interested in.This post is about a thought that’s in my mind for quite a long time ever since India won the Twenty 20 cricket world cup.

Yes this post is on SRK, strangely the sweetest boy of India ( as per the die hard female fans of SRK).I admire him for his acting and great personality.

Just a few months back I was watching Shahrukh’s latest bollywood hit movie “Chak De – India”.The movie has few references to glorification of Hockey and sometimes sarcastic comments on the game of cricket itself when he says “….Kyunki hamaarey hockey mein CHAKEY nahi hotey ..” (because , our hockey doesn’t have chakeys [pun for Sixers in cricket and Gay]).The movie was such a hit inspite of showing few sarcastic comments on a game that the country loved so much.Still the movie was a big HIT.

Just few months later When India won the 20-20 cricket, it was SRK , who first congratulated first.Probably SRK did not know Indian Hockey team won a major title during that time 😀

hmm ... Cinema man CinemaICC VIP

Perhaps SRK himself forgot the dialogues which was for sometime thought to be the liberating words for the downtrodden Indian Hockey from the blinding halo of Cricket craze.

SRK seems to be CRICKET CRAZY and no where near the HOCKEY.I doubt if he remembers the hockey rules he learnt during the movie shoot.

My thoughts: Once again Cricket has won the battle against Hockey in India , this time it has won more comprehensively by winning the popularity along with it’s liberator SRK and the famous words ” CHAK DE” itself.

Cartoon by Satish Acharya

Cartoon by Satish Acharya

genuine comments …are welcome !!!!