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Well, guys and girls.I’m back for my next post. I was thinking about what to post for over a week now,and I suddenly got an idea.Last Thursday, I was watching Gladiator on HBO. Its one of my favorite movies and Russell Crowe’s acting, combined with the story really made me its die-hard fan. Meanwhile, my folks were watching a DVD of Surya’s ‘Ghajini’, a remake of ‘Memento’. It struck me as bad(suddenly I became a movie purist :P) how directors,who were supposed to be thinking of stories on their own,mercilessly remake good films and produce totally pathetic ones.I was really intrigued by how they would get such an idea of remaking a movie.So I started thinking how the directors would think and what they ll produce when they remake some English movies.

(All the following movies are the Indian versions of the original movies.Those who haven’t yet watched these movies,I suggest you do that before reading this post or else you may lose the interest to see the actual movie,after reading this :)).

(DISCLAIMER: This post is meant entirely for the purpose of Humor.Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.The titles have been changed so as to be exempted from Tax by the Government of Tamil Nadu)

(Btw Try to correlate these with the original English movie.Only then will you be able to appreciate the ‘creative brain’ of our Tamil Directors :P. The movie titles are my own Tamil Translations of the original English movies.So don’t get confused by the title.)

“Tihar Thandanai”
The Hero is a Mechanical engineer who has graduated from IIT Madras. He marries a perfect Tamil girl who hails from the interior,culture-rich regions of Tamil Nadu.A song sequence,“Vechikkava Unnamttum…” which is shot in the Swiss Alps,with the Hero wearing a tuxedo and his wife wearing a dress which you would normally see someone wearing in the summer season,and also with foreign babes who dont know anything about Indian Music being made to dance as extras,is inserted meaninglessly. In the middle of their happy life, a dogmatic,selfish politician lets loose a wave of terror, killing the Hero’s wife, and also imprisoning our Hero in the deadly Tihar Jail by blaming him for the murder. The Hero,who is now full of implacable revenge, slowly adjusts with prison life,building up a ‘pazham’ image with his sepulchral mood. Then,suddenly,without any explanation,the story is taken forward 25 years and the politician is killed by being boiled in a ‘ennai chatti’ with the words ‘kabeemkubam’ inscribed in blood. Then further investigation comes to show that the killer is actually our Hero,who has somehow managed to drill a hole from his prison cell,which led right to the politician’s ‘chinna veedu’ guest house,where he was ‘roasted’.So in the end, the Hero wins.(Nice Masala!)

“Maaveeran No 1”
This story dates back to the period of the Pandiya Dynasty,which is being ruled by a despotic king.The Hero, is his army ‘Thalapathi’ ,who gets expelled from the country for playing ‘gilli danda’ with the queen. A song sequence “Vidukathaiya…” follows,which the Hero sings as he is being humiliated and expelled. He spends 7 1/2 years in exile(dont ask me why i chose that number) and comes back to the country with a vengeance towards the ruler.Luckily for him,the king has arranged a ‘fight-in’ job selection process where ppl have to fight each other to earn a place in the army. The Hero signs up for it by paying the membership fee,which he earns by dancing in a local bar along with the Heroine(with whom he instantly falls in love.aprom song sequence, blah blah blah..) Finally,he comes face to face with the king,and an engrossing duel follows,where the two of them fight each other with astonishing moves that would make Bruce Lee look like a 1st grade student. Finally,the Hero kills the king and as he dies, the Hero says “Lakalakalakala..” and the movie ends.

“Adhisaya Manidhan”
This is an attempt at making a futuristic sci-fi movie. There is a Hero robot,and a female robot who is the villain. The Heroine, is being targeted by the villain as she will be the key to creating a nice future.The budget for this movie exceeds the gross GDP of the United States of America.The movie centrally revolves around the fight sequences between the Hero and the Villain which take place on the wings of a plane, under 20000ft of sea water, and also in outer-space where the both of them race in rockets as if they were driving on ECR. Finally the Hero destroys the cyborg assasin by simply making it gobble up a micro-chip TNT inside a Britannia Biscuit,and when it dies,the background music ‘Ting ting ti ting’, remixed with some peppy notes by Yogi B, echoes throughout the theatre.Then as all Tamil movies end,The Heroine finds herself in love with the Hero who saved her life,and even though he is a robot,they marry each other in a temple and lived happily ever after.

“Hari Porter”
This movie was released with the intention of drawing young kids to the theatres.Hari is a young kid in the slums of Mumbai.His father was a magician in the “Royal Bombay Circus” who died of a heart attack,leaving Hari his entire magic set(a hat and a rabbit).Hari was all alone now.Luckily he found two friends Ram and Harini, who were also orphans. They joined a magic troop in Mumbai where they came across an evil manager who used young children to make money. Hari and his friends decided to kill him and they decided to use all the magic they knew.When the manager came to know of their plan,he set out to kill the kids.After a long battle, Hari cast the most deadly spell he knew in magic- “Gee Boom BAAAAAA” – and the magician ran away in terror and was never to be seen ever after.

“Ayodhyakuppam”
In the year 2008, in Chennai there were two powerful dadas:“Vedigundu Veerappan” and “Aruva Aarumugam”,who ruled North Chennai and South Chennai respectively.Vedigundu Veerappan had a beautiful wife who ran away with Aruva Aarumugam’s son, Motta Munusamy. Veerappan then declared a war against Aarumugam to teach him a lesson. The war took place in the battlefield called Ayodhyakuppam,where there was no shortage of weapons and which was right outside the Police Headquarters of Tamil Nadu. Both sides fought a bloody and tough battle which went on for 8 years. The main characters were Aarumugam and Blade Pakkiri, who fought for Veerappan and who had never lost a fight. Finally, in order to end this battle once and for all, Veerappan creates a master plan.He tells his men to make a huge statue of Namitha and asks them to hide inside it.Then his men present it to Aarumugam as a birthday gift. Unsuspectingly,Aarumugam’s men start drinking and dancing(some gilma also :)) with the song “Kathazha Kannala” in the background. Unseen by everyone, Namitha’s mouth opens and all the men hiding inside it run out and start killing the drunken men.Aarumugam is killed in his bathroom whereas Munusamy,who was the cause of everything, was punished once again by “GarudaPuranam” (same director :P). So, Veerapan’s wife was taken back and enslaved by her former husband who married her sister and continued to live happily…

Its one of those times in life when u feel sad and dejected about something which u can never get back again..Yup, its that time when our college life ends and suddenly we seem to be far away from the place which has almost become our second home for the last four years. Life has become a lot different in these last two months when we wake up in the morning and realise that we’re not going to CEG,not scrambling to reach class in time.

Who can ever forget the great time we had together in CEG? Coming to college after completing a hectic school life, those years were simply amazing. New friends, new things to learn, new places, treats, movies, beaches, cultural events- all of these made college life an unforgettable experience.

How can we forget our canteen? The place where you could find all students when not in class, the ‘free’ lunch which we took turns to sponsor:)? How can we forget gurunath-Our ‘second’ canteen- the place which was very useful to us, from where we bought snacks to eat in class πŸ˜› ? and the hostels, which were very famous for being a repository of all those things we students needed( GB’s and GB’s of cinemas :P)? Whenever you wanted something, the first place you would go is not the Internet, but the hostel. We can never stop thinking about all those cricket games,especially jegan diving to catch a ball coming at a comfortable chest-height πŸ™‚ lol , and AOE (for those who dont know, it stands for Age Of Empires) which was a craze at one point of time, the nights after a Techofes concert or a rock show when we stayed in the hostels watching ‘flop’ movies(especially the Sam Anderson Classic).

What can I say about those IV’s?..Goa and Kerala,which were more famous for some ‘incidents’ that happened rather than other things. Bun’s IV ideologies , Kant’s story about “A rowdy in T Nagar”, Madhan Raj’s famous cursing of Nari – these were unforgettable! We had a hell of a good time there!!

Finally, the classrooms and the department. Students messaging and updating each other with cricket scores and other useless rumours, when the professor was monotonously scribbling something, the attendance rule which made students do complex calculations just to make sure they can write the exams :), the labs where we had a variety of software to learn and use, but only ended up learning how to copy from the network :), the days our results came when, while some people were calculating their ‘S’ grades, others were like “Machi!! naa pass ayitten!!”.

Well, its all over now and as the saying goes “All good things must come to an end”. We had our fun, four years of it. Coming to think of it, there were times when we felt “God! How many more semesters are there?”. But when it came to the final sem we were like “Oh no, there s only one more semester left”. College has been a wonderful place. Everyday,when I go to office, I cross college, and every single time, I think of making a right turn and going inside college for one more time.Well,one thing is for certain. Wherever we go,whatever we become in life, every time we travel on Sardar Patel Road, Guindy, that famed red building will bring back happy memories of what happened in those four years. Gandhiji, Rajaji may have memorials on the opposite side, but this sprawling campus is the only thing which we will not only remember, but cherish as a memorial of all our happy times. πŸ™‚

Hi guys and gals..Back for my second post.Now on to something interesting.This post is about the Sports and Entertainment(SPENT) Quiz at Saarang ’09.Me,Sanjay and The Bun(Vinod) were feeling totally vetti.We wanted to attend atleast one event because we dint wanna waste our trip to IIT.The next event scheduled was the SPENT Quiz.We hurriedly went to the hall and grabbed a sheet of paper(like we were very active quizzers πŸ™‚ ) and waited for the quiz to start.This is what happened.(Hope no IITian reads this πŸ˜‰ ) I dont remember each question fully so i ll try to include whatever i can recall.

(Quiz begins.The quizmaster asks us to write our names,college and contact number)

Sanjay: Dei.This quiz is boring da.(Quiz not even started!!)
Me: Why da?
Sanjay: Ellarukkum ethavathu theriyum da.Nambalukku edhuvum theriyadhu.
Bun: Ok da.What do we do now?
Sanjay: Dunno.U decide.
Me: Come on da.Write down our names.
Bun: Do u really want to participate in this quiz?
Me: Not really,but i say we write something.
Bun: Ok.We ll write something πŸ˜‰

(Bun scribbles something on the paper)

Bun: Ok da.I ve written a name and college.
Me: Let me see that.

(Team Member name: A.Kumble
College : R.V.C.E)

Me: Dei..enna da idhu?
Bun: Its true da.Anil Kumble studied in R.V.C.E only.(lol!!)
Sanjay: Dei bun.Ithaan un plan aa?
Bun : Correct da.We re going to write wrong answers for everything.
Sanjay : He s asked for a phone number also da.
Bun: Hmmm..who s number shd we write?

(At that moment i spotted a paper on the table.It was a question paper from a weekly IIT quiz.)

Me: Dei.There s a phone number on this paper da.We ll write that.
Sanjay: Who s phone number is that?
Bun: Who cares? πŸ™‚ We ll write that.
Me: Done πŸ™‚ Now lets tackle the questions.
(So much for our intro!)

(First Question:It was about a landmark in Australia and the qn was why it was named as such)

Sanjay: Answer theriyuma da?
Bun: yaaruku theriyum?unakku theriyuma?
Me: sathiyama enakku theriyadhu.skip this question.
Bun: Wait da.ethavathu answer ezhuthuvom.Paper Waste panna koodathu:)

(Again Bun writes something on the paper)

Sanjay: Wat ve u written?Show me.

(Answer: The Pope of Australia gave that name!!)

Me: Dei.Australia ku eadhu da pope?adhu oru country da!
Bun: vidra vidra..
(Ahaaaaaaaaaa…)

(Next qn:A logo was shown.It was the old logo of some organization.qn was to identify tat org.)

Me: Dei.two elephants are there.It must be Hindu.
Bun: No da.Its not Hindu.Im sure.
Me: then wat is it?
Sanjay: Some football club?
Bun: Ya da.Its Chelsea.(writes chelsea on the paper)

(I happened to look into the paper of the team sitting before us)

Me: Dei.The team be4 us have written English Football Club da!
Bun: Apdiya??(scribbles something on the paper)
Sanjay: enna da panra?
Bun: I ve changed the answer da.
Me: What??enna answer?Show me the paper.

(Surprise Surprise!! Bun has striked out ‘Chelsea’ and written ‘English Football Club’ as the answer!!)

Me: Dei.Chelsea IS an English Football Club.
Bun: Apdiya?Sollave illa!(strikes out and writes chelsea again)

(So Much for General Knowledge πŸ™‚ )

(Next there was a question about a movie actress.qn was to identify the actress from the given facts.As usual,we dint know the answer πŸ™‚ )

Sanjay: Dei.write deepika padukone da.
Bun: Dai.They re asking for a hollywood actress da!
Sanjay: Apdiya?Appo neeye ezudhu.I know only hindi.
Bun: Ok.I ll write Keira Knightley.

(Bun writes Keira knightley.He also writes ‘my girlfriend’ beside it)

Me: Dei.idhu enna un personal diary aa?strike that out.
Bun: irukkatum da.From now on, no one will try for Keira Knightley.coz she s my girlfriend πŸ˜‰
Me: #@$@#@#

(There was a question which asked to identify a famous person.It seems that person suffered from a disease which made him bald.)

Sanjay: What are v gonna write?
Me: Dont worry da.Bun will think of something.I think he knows the answer.
Bun: Ya ya.I know the answer.See?I ve already written it.
Sanjay: enga?show me.

(The Bun has written ‘P V Narasimha Rao’)

Sanjay: dei.qn la indian nu sollave illa da.
Bun: So what?avangalukku oru answer venum.avlo thaan.
Me: Dei.Narasimha Rao wasnt bald da!
Bun: vidra.nee en ivlo feel panra?avare feel panna mattaru!

(Next question was a picture question.It featured katrina kaif.Sanjay was excited.)

Sanjay: Dei Dei!! Write the answer da.Quick!!

(Bun writes the answer)

Sanjay: Dei.For keira knightley u wrote ‘my girlfriend’ la.Katrina Kaif va en girlfriend nu ezhudhu.
Bun: Avlo thane.She s your girlfriend then.Enjoy!
Sanjay: Dei.wht happened to our plan da?we re supposed to write wrong answers for everything.
Bun: unakku girlfriend venuma vendama?
Sanjay: Nooo..enakku venum!!!
Bun: Appo summa iru :).

(Bun writes ‘my friend’s girlfriend’ next to the name.Sanjay is overjoyed πŸ™‚ )

Well guys..Thats all i can recall.We dunno wat happened to our paper.Maybe they put it up on the notice board to display our answers.Lucky v dint write our real names.We were thinking of being selected lol :).It was because we thought they ll select us just to see who those three geniuses were.Its a shame that dint happen πŸ˜‰ .

Ok.thats all for now.I ll be back with more posts like this.So stay tuned to my blog.Bye for now.

Hi there everybody!Finally,I ve started a blog (which indicates tht im jobless:) )..This is my first post so I thought Id start off by writing about some books and movies..Well,normally im not an avid reader but of late I ve been doing nothing else but reading :).This has also been helped by our generous government and my college who seem to beΒ declaring holidays every alternate week..These holidays are because of the student unrest due to the LTTE problem.Seems we get holidays for every major issue involving the government ;-).

Well coming back to books,I recently got to read a book called “Atlantis Found” by Clive Cussler.It was a really really wonderful novel I should say.Hmmm..maybe ‘Wonderful’ is just an understatement.After reading that book I was immediately impressed by the story and how the author unravels all his plots.Everything seems so perfectly thought out.There are books which are based on plots related to historic events like the Sinking of the Titanic and the battle of Troy etc..The hero of the novel is a guy called Dirk Pitt.If u want to know more,just grab a book and start reading ;-).The books are about his adventures all over the world.I read the first book in december and now I ve read seven books(each with a thousand pages!!).For those of you who are like me(vetti at home πŸ™‚ )I would suggest reading this book.Its really great.

Books are not the only thing thats keeping me alive during these hols.I ve watched a lot of movies and I ve made it my ambition to watch all the imdb top 250 movies:)!.Since I have an unlimited broadband connection all Im doing is downloading torrents and movies.The only thing thats restricting me from downloading 24×7 is the electricity bill πŸ™‚

Well,Thats it for now ppl!..See ya!!

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