Wednesday, November 28, 2018

2.0 | Enthiran | Robo| The Most Awaited Movie

The most awaited movie of the year 2.0 featuring Superstar of South Thalaiver Rajnikath, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson
2.0 stand out to be the sequel for the super hit movie Enthiran or Robo. the sequel is been produced by LYCA Production directed by S.Shankar. the movie isn't just tends to be its been a celebration for most awaited audience across India and Rajni Fans Around the world and Tamil audience across the globe

Enthiran was released in 2010. The first Tamil movie to enter 200-crore club. It was also the first Tamil robot movie. Superstar Rajinikanth played the double role of a scientist and the robot. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played the female lead role. After the success of Enthiran, the sequel of this movie 2.0 is going to be released worldwide on November 29, 2018.

Akshay Kumar said director Shankar is keeping all cards very close to his chest. “I watched the trailer, again and again. I realized, he (has) still not opened up about the film. Nothing,” he added.                                                 
                                                         “He’s a very smart man.”

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Anwar Sadat Manto | In Defense Of Freedom | Nawazuddin Siddique | Bolke lafz azaad hai tumharre | Nandita Das

A fine Sunday in Bangalore just up in a hangover. i just thought of reading a paper and just came a across a paper called Bangalore Mirror was just in shock to see the Nandita Das one of India's finest actor and director who is behind the best movies like "Sandstrome" which i watched during my high school. this time it's isn't about the Women's Right in India for education and Child Marriage. well this is about the Man Called as 'Anwar Sadat Manto' or in simple "Manto" well i don't what others might call him. but for seriously is Progressive Indian more than a Progressive Muslim
Well You the Reader might think what does Manto has to do with Nandita Das it's because her support for good movies than just any normal love stories. she supported a person who has different way of thinking. while being different and going behind it is like Immature person. well its because of society today we live either it be West or East.
so, lets start about Manto Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Remembered for the incomprehensible babble of the Sikh asylum inmate, Bishen Singh, who cursed both India and Pakistan in the same breath, the story questions the twisted dogmas of both nations even today. Ironically, Manto shared a reciprocal turmoil with his protagonist - both coped with an incurable void after being displaced from a nation they called home, and both died searching for an identity

                                   "on a bit of earth, which had no name."

Nawazuddin Siddiqui yes, he is been casted for Nandita Das's movie. manto which is about to release in India soon, Nawazuddin is very know now a days because of his good acting skills. Gangs Of Wasseypur was something which turned his Career. 

"Unhe uder jaane ki khuli ijaazat hai aur hame unke baare mein likhne ki nahi"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Marcus Robbin – Last Hippie Standing

The Legends

Marcus Robbin
“I grew up on the cusp of a chillum and rock music in bell bottoms and a floral shirt. India then was in the throes of change. The seventies were a great time for music, reefers, Marx and Sartre. Like me, many from my generation lived in a psychedelic world of acid rock and Hendrix. Some fell  by the wayside, dead, others crawled out of the cauldron when the party was over to finish college and get married and have children.  Memories of those years were washed away by the surging waters of the monsoon. All I carried was the debris of a lost inheritance, or so I thought, till I encountered Marcus Robbin in a restaurant overlooking the Arabian Sea. The ensuing conversation unhinged the sluice gates and let loose a flood of memories, which overwhelmed me and prompted this interview with Marcus.” 
Mark Ulyseas

Marcus Robbin, Director and Producer of the film Last Hippie Standing discusses his life and work with Mark Ulyseas

How do you define a Hippie, Marcus?
In the words of Walter (English chap) who has been in Goa since 1972 – A typical hippie is a person who believes in peace, love and freedom. If you want to live outside the system run by the government then you could become a hippie.
Why this fascination with the Hippies?
Around 25 years ago I witnessed my friends going where their parents were going instead of taking time off for reflection on life. You see, many people don’t take time off now instead they continue to stuff their heads with education. Searching for a meaning to life in general does not exist in this generation. I have always felt uncomfortable with mainstream society. The hippie felt so, that’s why I identify myself with them.
And Goa?
I have been travelling to India since 1991 and I always found Goa fascinating. It is a mingling of cultures, unique in India, as it is, for the world. I feel that Goa is a place where there is a meeting of two cultures – East and West. It is nothing else then a disco ashram…the gateway to enter Indian ‘philosophies’ for it is here that there exists a profound background of spirituality.
What inspired you to make this film ?
Sometime ago I had written a script “Vermischung” (Mixing) because I wanted to highlight the interconnection of Europe and Asia on the cultural level; And specifically how places like Goa accelerate this process. It is essential to preserve the knowledge emanating from this fusion of cultures. This was the precursor to LHS.
Have you seen the massive banyan tree at Arambol? It is symbolic of Goa. It feels like the whole world has been sitting under it. Its branches extending metres around are representative of people who have come to Goa and left taking its energy to another part of the Planet (even George Harrison sat under this tree). Last Hippie Standing, the first in a trilogy, demonstrates that Goa is not a place, it is a state of mind.
Did you write the script ? In LHS there are three main protagonists – Cleo Odzer, Swami William and Goa Gill. Could you tell us a bit about them?
No, we didn’t follow a script. I set up a number of interviews and hoped to meet the legendary “Cleo Odzer”, but was not sure we would meet up. Fortunately, she was here and she obliged me by sharing aspects of her life including handing over an invaluable cache of Super 8 film of the hippie era in Goa filmed in the moment! Cleo had different values, different aims and she tried to maintain the hippie values against all odds.
On the one hand she was a fragile person and I felt she could break in the moment. I suspect it was an aspect of protection, maintaining this other world. Cleo was a ‘soft hippie’ – an integral element of the band of Groupies. In March 2001 she was found comatose in a hotel room in Goa and died two days later in hospital… “Sie war die Verkorperungder hippies” – She was the personification of a hippie.
Swami William, I met in a bank while changing money! He was a hippie going into the spiritual and carrying it forward into our time. He has opened a Spiritual Park north of San Francisco and is now known as Swami Chaitanya.
Goa Gill is a cyber-sadhu. He combines the hippie with a guitar on the beach into a new generation ‘Psyhcotrance’.
These hippies reflect a truth that many among us fail or simply refuse to acknowledge.
swami_final_frontIt is not about the weakness of a single human being, it is the importance of ideals, going new ways as a civilization. There are things in the Wester Western World that are not expected like intuition/emotions.
So where to from here?
I am working on the second part of the trilogy – Global state of Goa, of the mind. It goes away from Goa to portraying the world made in Goa, about the state of the world and it goes back to the idea of the global village, which already has partly materialized in Goa. But I urgently need a producer. This second part of my project is hanging fire at the moment and I hope someone somewhere will come forward to finance the project.

If anyone is interested in producing the second part of the trilogy

Pre-production for “Last Hippie Standing: Global State of Mind”
Living, building and farming on Azores Islands
Studies of German, Literature and History
Making-Of director for Rajkumar Santoshi’s movie “Lajja” in Mumbai
and Hyderabad / Line Producer for the awarded documentary “Howrah, Howrah” in
“Last Hippie Standing” in Goa
Production Coordinator for Wim Wender’s “Road Movies Filmproduktion” in Berlin / Studies of Film Sciences at “Freie Universitaet Berlin”
Assistant director for Bharathi Raja in Chennai for the movie “Tamil Selvan”


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

KEE The Movie - Jeeva in a Techie look

The movie Kee is an upcoming Tamil science fiction psychological thriller film, which is written and directed by Kalees and produced by Michael Rayappan. The film acted by the actor Jiiva in the lead role, while actresses Nikki Galrani and Anaika Soti play the leading female characters. The music composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar.



Star Casts the film

Audio Launch


Jiiva is an actor, producer, singer, philanthropist, model and a dancer. He acted in the Tamil films. His first lead role in the romantic movie called AasaiAasaiyai, before performed in the film Raam. He has stars many cinemas like Dishyum, E, KattradhuThamizh, and Ko.

Nikki Galrani

Nikki Galrani is an actress, model, and a fashion designer. She works in the Tamil and Malayalam films. She also acted in the Kannada and Telugu films. Her first movies are in the Malayalam language is Vellimoonga and in the Tamil language film is called Darling.

Anaika Soti

Anaika Soti is an actress. She has acted in the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. After making her debut movie in the Ram Gopal Varma’s bilingual film called Satya 2, she went on to star in the Tamil period film is known as KaaviyaThalaivan.

RJ Balaji

RJ Balaji is a radio jockey, presenter, comedian and an actor. He is well known as the host of the BIG FM 92.7 show called Take It Easy and its defunct segment Cross Talk. Balaji’s films like TheeyaVelaiSeiyyanumKumaru, Vadacurry, Naanum Rowdy Dhaan and Pugazh.

Crew of the film

Well was all set to release on Feb  9 Yet audince need to wait till Feb 28

Kalees (The Director of the film)

Kalees is a Tamil Film Director. The movie Kee is his first debut film in the Tamil language.

S. Michael Rayappan (The Producer of the film)

S. Michael Rayappan is an Indian politician and an incumbent Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the Radhapuram constituency. He is also a film producer producing the films such as Naadodigal, Goripalayam and Sindhu Samaveli under the Global infotainments banner.

Vishal Chandrasekhar (The Music Director of the film)

Vishal Chandrasekhar is an Indian film score and a soundtrack composer. He has scored the music for Tamil films. Vishal made his music composing debut with the film called Hi Darling.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Meet DIVINE, The Rapper Who Founded Gully Gang

The musician talks about barging into the Indian rap scene and what hip-hop means to him
Who: Vivian Fernandez
Why: A lot has been said and written about him lately, but the young artiste who founded Gully Gang and popularised phrases like ‘boys from the naka’, ‘yeh meraBombay’ and ‘scene kya hain’ is just getting started. Born and brought up in the slums of Andheri, Fernandez barged into a rap scene that was dominated by lyrics about alcohol, drugs and girls…and told his story. That was all it took for people to sit up and take notice. So much so that he was signed to Sony Music India, became the first Indian artiste to have a single released worldwide by Apple Music, and is now the inspiration behind a Zoya Akhtar film, along with his peer Naezy. With his knack for writing hit songs, meticulous flow, electrifying stage presence, authentic lyrics and a down-to-earth, approachable persona, the rapper seems to be built for stardom.

I started rapping for fun in school; I was never serious about doing it full-time. I saw a guy wearing a 50 Cent T-shirt, and I just wanted to know more. My friend told me about him and gave me a CD which had his and Eminem’s music on it. I listened to that for a year, playing it constantly on my grandmother’s CD player and memorising the words.”

Everything changed for me when I heard a song by Lecrae. It was gospel rap, and it blew me away that he was rapping, but he was talking about God. I was writing a lot of devotional rhymes as well, because I was living with my grandmother and she would take me to church every single day and I was an altar boy for mass. That’s how the name Divine came about.”

The main reason I am what I am is because I practically lived alone; my mother and brother both worked abroad ever since my dad left. I would write every day for five hours at a time, and I’d spend days trying to perfect one verse, which I can do in minutes now.”

My family didn’t support me at first because they weren’t here and didn’t know what I was doing. They saw hip-hop as drugs and bad company. Now that they’ve seen it through my eyes, they’re happy.”

The evolution of the scene has been amazing to watch. I remember lining up outside clubs for rare hip-hop nights. Now we’re on massive stages playing to audiences of 15,000 people. I think it’s taking off now because regional languages are being embraced. I rap in Hindi because that’s what I grew up hearing in the gullies.”

The people who built me are still with me and I’m so grateful for them. These are the guys from where I lived and still live, who are in my videos and also behind the camera. They were the ones who pushed me because I didn’t have a family to go home to, and they always stood in the background while I was doing my thing.”

Getting signed was the highlight of my life because I really needed a win. All my friends had moved abroad or were working in good jobs and I hadn’t finished school or done anything with my life. It happened when I performed Mere Gully Mein with Naezy at Blue Frog; we were the opening act for a Sony artiste. We had just written the song and it was super rough, but a representative from the label heard it and approached me. I luckily had a few songs ready to present, and the rest is history.”

There’s an audience for everybody and that’s what I love about the game right now. Bollywood rappers play their own role that is different from ours, but neither is less or more than the other. Certain formats are easier to digest than others — after a long day someone may not want to listen to Jungli Sher, so they turn on DJ Wale Babu or Chaar Bottle Vodka.”

Hip-hop is a lifestyle and you can embody it through dance, by making music or through the console, using any language that comes naturally. Being a fan or a manager or writing about it makes you a part of the movement too. It doesn’t matter how you contribute to the culture as long as you do what feels right to you.”


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

'Reactive Programming', A new buzzword among techies

The year of 2018 started with the new tech trends that will probably define the next few years of IT industry. A new buzzword among the tech professionals this year is  
Reactive Programming

Reactive programming is basically a model of development that visualizes an application as a series of micro-elements that run in response to a specific event. The term is supposed to be the future of tech industry going forward. Reactive programming approach is not only related to IT processes in an organization but also business processes.

The model of development breaks an application into micro-elements, these elements are running asynchronously. Each element in the reactive programming can be implemented parallel with the other element. The approach focuses on items of work that drive changes in a condition. The consequences of these conditions are related to the other items of work.

Underneath the complex definition of the new buzzword, what lies is the relief from the traditional model of software-drives-worker. Reactive Programming tries to relate to each step of the business task. The whole idea is to let the programmer perform tasks that the business demands. If the task fits into a process of accumulating change, you can continuously update or commit something.

The approach has had a major impact on application design. Instead of sequencing each step, you can create concurrent steps that accumulate to the point where everything that is needed to be done is done. The professional using reactive application performs the business in an optimum way based on conditions. In reactive applications, the outcome is not based on a fixed sequence.

The only threat of reactive programming is that it changes the notion of applications tied to the roles that professionals play. The functional atoms that build the reactive program are themselves the target of support. You still need to have sequences and chain of things in this approach. But these sequences represent effective event source-to-receiver relationships that are mandatory for the change to happen.
The reactive programming approach may seem quite complex to understand at first sight. It also changes the board context of collaboration that traditional workforce is used to. The information-driven sequence flows can help in designing the highly efficient solutions.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Google beta testing brand - New Google Search Console design

Check out these screen shots of the new Google Search Console user interface.

Google is currently testing a new design and user interface for the Google Search Console. The new user interface takes a design look from the revised mobile-friendly testing tool that launched less than a year ago.

It seems Google has been beta testing this new user interface for some time and now is starting to slowly roll this out to some users.

Alan Bleiweiss is part of this beta test and he emailed me several screen shots of the new design and user interface. Here are those screen shots:

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Be In the World as a Traveler- Emil Ihsan Alexander Torabi

On the authority of Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (ra), the blessed Messenger of God ﷺ is reported as having stated, “Be in the world as a traveler or a stranger,” [Bukhari]. In this simple statement, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ communicates the essence and summary of the journey of a human being as a traveler or wayfarer from the world of form to that which is beyond.
By learning to live and be as a traveler, as one who realizes that he or she is here but for a limited amount of time and that eternity awaits in the world beyond, not only can we experience life beyond fear, grief and suffering, but we can also better prepare our souls for the that which is eternal.

We Are Travelers

We begin our lives at birth and the journey ends for each and every one of us at the death of the physical form. Based upon this blessed tradition from the Prophet ﷺ, however, we are reminded that death is not the end, but rather the means to arriving at the true destination of the soul.
Thus, for a believer, death is not something to be feared, but rather prepared for. For one of faith, death is not something to avoid, but rather to journey towards with excellence and integrity.
The Muslim is by definition he or she who looks forward to the meeting with their Lord, and thus one who does not fear death. Thus said the blessed Messenger ﷺ, “Death is a gift for the believer,” [Tabarani].
Furthermore, the Prophet ﷺ consistently advised to “remember death,” for it is only in the acceptance of death that one becomes liberated from fear and thus able to truly live. It is but by remembering the temporality of life in the world that we prepare for that which is eternal.

Be In the World as a Traveler: Experience Peace

For most, because of the fear of death, life passes moment by moment in fear, worry and anxiety, all of which result from attachment to the world of form, known as dunya in Arabic.
Yet for the believer, particularly they who have transcended the world of illusion, Allah Almighty states, “Verily, upon the friends of God, there is no fear nor do they grieve,” [Surah Yunus, Holy Qur’an, 10:62].
Who are the friends of God? The friends of God are simply they who are close and intimately connected with God, and they who are close and deeply connected with God are they whose hearts have transcended and are not attached to the temporal world of form.
By remembering that we are travelers, and by living and being in the world as wayfarers, they who are on a sacred journey from form to transcendent light and energy, we liberate ourselves from the ceaseless suffering that invariably results from attachment to that which is ever passing away.
It can be said that all suffering is from attachment, and it is but the realization that we are travelers that enables one to let go of that which is ultimately not that important, and to embrace that which is true, real and eternally of value.
“Suffering is from attachment. Be in the world as a traveler and transcend both fear and grief.”

Be In the World as a Traveler: Awaken

Form veils essence, and a traveler in the spiritual sense is he or she who is traveling from form to spirit, from illusion to reality, from time and space to that which is eternal.
The great Imam Ali (kw) stated, “All human beings are asleep, and they awaken with death.” Thus, the journey’s end is not in fact the end, but rather it is the beginning. In death, we do not enter into eternal slumber, but in fact the exact opposite, we awaken.
To be in the world as a traveler is to move through life free of attachment, and only thus do we become capable of truly loving and truly living. To truly experience is to be awake, and so it has been reported that the noble Prophet Muhammad ﷺ stated, “Die before you die.”
To live and be in the world as a traveler is in effect to die to the illusion and vanity of the world of form and appearance, and thus to awaken to transcendent truth, light and reality.

Be In the World as a Traveler: Return to Fitrah

Allah Almighty has created all things in a state of original excellence and wholeness known as fitrah, yet as we become acclimated to what is essentially a false world, this original state of purity and innocence becomes warped, fragmented and veiled.
As fear increases in the psyche, that original state of tranquility becomes increasingly lost, and we become increasingly fragmented and fractured. Fear arises from attachment, yet by remembering to be in the world as a traveler, we free ourselves from attachment and thus from fear, and so progressively return to our fitrah, the original state of wholeness, completeness, peace and tranquility.
When a human being is again healed and whole in their fitrah, he or she is in alignment with the Universe and is thus supported by the will of the Divine in all of their affairs. Paradoxically, by letting go of the world, it is given to one. Yet one who seeks and chases after the world loses not only light in the afterlife, but fails to ever reach to peace, happiness and contentment in the world itself.
Be in the world as a traveler, return to your original state of fitrah, and journey in peace and prosperity.
To your divine and eternal success.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kashinath the Actor and Director with Social Message - in Simple ManmathaRaja

Well, how to start it was time when i was kid studying in kindergarten. whenever i was waiting for my final results although being a topper. i used to take  a kind of leaves. need to open it and if we open finely used to believe the you will pass the finals. if leaves are teared then as myth used believe as that i be failed in my finals. while if leaves are teared off. i will shouting all my neighborhood that. 
"Amma Na Fail Ade America Paal ade"

let, come to the point this post is all about Kashinath one of best actor and director the Kannada movie industry or Sandalwood  ever had. he is the person behind the legendary actor,director Upendra. kashinath who brought him Sandalwood made him superstar while actor like Shivraj Kumar, Puneeth Raj Kumar who became star because of their father. please don't take it as an offense if you are Shivraj or Puneeth Raj Kumar fan. well why he matters me is still in my college days when i used chill out with my friends around 2 to 3 Am in night Kashinath,Vadivelu and Brahmanandam being the people who movie used to till our mid age and spend time in night.

Veteran actor and director, Kashinath, breathed his last at Shree Shankara Cancer Hospital here on Thursday January 18. Kashinath, who was ill since some days, had been admitted into the hospital two days back.

Kashinath has left behind his son, actor Alok Kashinath, and daugher, Amruthavarshini Kashinath.

After finishing his graduation through Vijaya College here, Kashinath, who was a native of Kundapur in Udupi district, had joined ASEEMA film unit and trained under Suresh Heblikar.

He was known for his unique style of comedy. The film, 'Aparoopada Athithi' directed by him, was released in 1975, which brought a fresh whiff of air to Kannada filmdom. His suspense thriller, 'Aparichitha', relelalsed in 1978, was a huge hit. For the first time, he acted in the film, 'Anubhava' in 1984 as hero. The films in which he acted as hero like 'Avale Nanna Hendthi' and 'Hendthi Andre Hyagirabeku' were received well by the audiences. He had to his credit about 40 films, and his recent film was 'Chowka'.

Real Star Upendra, director, Sunil Kumar Desai etc were trained under Kashinath.

#Restinpeace #kashinath #manmathraja

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Aruvi, Lakhsmi and Andrea - three movie roles and three public responses

Aruvi, Lakhsmi and Andrea - three movie roles and three public responses.

1) The role played by Andrea in the movie Taramani was that of a woman who struggled to maintain a career and a child as a single mother, while dealing with unwanted attention from men around her.

This role was not celebrated by the society. It was largely ignored.

2) The role played by Lakshmi in the short film was that of a woman who is treated as a slave by her husband, who has no regard for her emotional and sexual needs. Later, as time goes on, the scenes indicate that she got into an one-night stand or a long-term affair with a kind stranger.

This role was abused by many Tamil men. Memes and posts thrashing and mocking her were regularly made when the short film was released.

3) Now, the role played by Aruvi in the movie of the same name was that of a sexually exploited woman who sought revenge in an unique way by bringing her rapists to a reality show.

This role was heavily celebrated by the society.

Now, among these three characters, Andrea led a life that many men wouldnt have seen in the lives of women around them and Lakshmi took control of the sexual/emotional needs of her life.

It is the third character Aruvi who did not attempt to change the sexual limitations imposed on women by the society. She was a safe rebel and a safe revolutionary. So it is not a surprise that Aruvi is celebrated by the Tamil society.

Of course, the movie was good and yes, there was a good talk on consumerism, capitalism and great doses of humor. The movie seemed to be about the struggle of an 'aids patient' who is also sexually abused. But the public discussions neither focus on the struggles of those with aids or sexual abuse.

Aruvi gets celebrated by the society while the other two, who are better role models and have set a better example are largely ignored.

In Aruvi, they have chosen a woman who is not sexually empowered, who is not sexually free and who is not sexually liberated.

In it lies the problem. They want a empowered woman who is not sexually empowered. But empowerment without liberation of sexuality is no empowerment.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Some memorable movies from the south of India in 2017 - Ondhu Motteya Kathe

The year 2017 whizzed by in a jiffy, like shots in a Hari movie, as if in a hurry. It was a year when content shone brighter than mammoth cardboard cut-outs. Stereotypes were shattered even as tried and tested formulae fumbled at the box-office. Producers were more adventurous and it paid off, mostly. It’s a myth and an excuse that audience tastes have changed. They just sift through the fare on offer and ingest what’s easy on the palate, ruthlessly rejecting the rest. Cinema, now is low on the list of family outings unless endorsed by a few who they feel are reliable. A walk in the park or window shopping in a mall is less expensive and more relaxing. With all the giant strides in technique and sound, save the Baahubali sequel it was basic, unpretentious sentiments that worked, the more realistic kind, not the manipulative.

Ondhu Motteya Kathe was definitely the Kannada film of the year. Set in a small town this tale chronicles the insecurities of a prematurely bald youth, tongue in cheek with self deprecatory humour, not seeking sympathy but empathy. The writing is simply endearing making you chuckle at the protagonist’s predicament even while hoping he finds the love he seeks. Raj B Shetty, the writer and director shines as an actor too with an understated performance. It’s a perfect example of how a so-called weakness can be turned into strength, creatively. The film made on a shoestring budget was probably the biggest hit of the year if you calculate the investment to returns ratio. Pawan Kumar who had the gumption to promote and release the film was annoyed when I wrote that he’d made more money than the producer. I stand by my source but found it strange because the entire team was grateful and did not grumble about the fact. The fact is that good cinema triumphed.

The Baahubali’ juggernaut was unstoppable as the sequel swept the box-office with the story having enough twists and turns than the first part. Filmmakers always crib when a film is bashed by critics after all the hard work they put in. Hard work should ensure quality and that’s where Raj Mouli triumphed. The film did not depend on visual splendour alone but ensured the riveting screenplay kept you glued. The whole country applauded. Suddenly down South was the new up North. 
There was the audacious Arjun Reddy,

 a mirror to today’s youth who’re in a hurry to experience everything today, now. You may not agree with the hero’s attitude but then it’s about a person with a certain attitude. Let the folks around him deal with it and if the girl who falls for him doesn’t complain who are we? Vijay Devarakonda shines in a role than no established hero would have agreed to play. The talented Shekar Kammula sprung back with ‘Fida’ making it clear that he would tread the beaten path but would ensure he’d make it more enjoyable and relatable.

Vikram Vedha, in Tamil had everybody talking, again about the pithy writing and the performances by the mercurial Vijay Sethupathi and the endearing Madhavan. The blurry line between good and bad is beautifully brought out, not with unnecessary justification but the ambiguity that life offers. Theeran Adhigaram Ondru is a cop film with a purpose. Based on real life events and laced with the right amount of exaggeration the director walks the tightrope between fact and fiction with the grace of a trapeze artiste. The film needed a star who can also act and who better than Karthi? The violence is raw but it’s the perseverance of a dogged policeman who follows instinct and procedure rather than plain brawn that makes the film fascinating. ‘Aramm’ with Nayantara was engaging but ‘Aruvi’ opens the floodgates for filmmakers who don’t look upon audiences as intellectually inferior. It’s easier for good meaningful films to succeed today. The difficult part is the paucity of producers to back them. SR Prabhu who produced ‘Aruvi’ and ‘Theeran’ is a star among producers with a keen eye for good content.

As usual there were gems that glowed in Malayalam cinema. ‘Take-Off’ set the ball rolling with an engaging tale about Indian nurses held hostage in strife ridden Iraq. Based on a real life episode it has enough emotions to keep you rooted even while not compromising on the setting. Parvathy is outstanding as a nurse who has to deal with emotional conflict as well as external. There was the brilliant ‘Angamaly Diaries’ with stunning performance by newcomers, the cleverly written ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ with the ever dependable Fahadh Faasil and at the fag end of the year ‘Mayanadhi’. Please watch it if it’s still running. Thankfully and rightfully directors were the stars in 2017.
Source: The Hindu