Saturday, February 28, 2009
I saw the movie over a week ago, and read the script online a few days ago. This is the second movie script I have read after watching the movie, and it is quite a different experience. It consists of way more than dialogues; the scriptwriters write their descriptions like novelists, and bring life to the inner emotions that are not spoken. I guess this makes it easier for the director and the actors to connect to the writer's intention. If you haven't done so yet, check out imsdb.com. It has a nice collection of full movie scripts, and it is quite enjoyable to read the script of a movie you just watched.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I, too, am speechless at the level of pure "aathanggam" evidenced by the search queries.
I agree with all that people say about Ilayaraaja's talent and legacy, and I understand the silent pain that he hasn't been recognised internationally.
But at a time like this when an Indian has won the Oscars, two at one go, it is surely a moment for pure awe and pride. When Abinav Bindra won the Gold at the Olympics, nobody asked "Why didn't P.T. Usha win in 1984? The swim team trains so many times a week, why haven't they been recognised?". When he won, we were all proud of him and felt a sense of awe and wonderment at the achievement. But when Rahman won the Oscars, the fact that the first thought of some people is to search for these terms on the net is plainly disgusting.
Raaja-vai veriyoda rasippathu veru, Rahman-ai veriyodu veruppathu veru. The two are not the same, and the latter is quite a sad state of affairs. Just my opinion.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Just a few minutes left I guess, let's hope for the best.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I don't know what has brought me back to blogging. I used to blog here, but that blog died of unknown causes more than two years ago. Hopefully this blog has a longer lifetime.