Tuesday, 16 October 2018

The Girl in Room 105


Details of the Book
No. of Pages   : 312 pages
ISBN                : 1542040469, 9781542040464
Language        : English

From the book blurb
Hi, I'm Keshav, and my life is screwed. I hate my job and my girlfriend left me. Ah, the beautiful Zara. Zara is from Kashmir. She is a Muslim. And did I tell you my family is a bit, well, traditional? Anyway, leave that.

Zara and I broke up four years ago. She moved on in life. I didn't. I drank every night to forget her. I called, messaged, and stalked her on social media. She just ignored me.

However, that night, on the eve of her birthday, Zara messaged me. She called me over, like old times, to her hostel room 105. I shouldn't have gone, but I did... and my life changed forever.

This is not a love story. It is an unlove story. 

Thursday, 11 October 2018

'96 - Tamil Movie


Cast
:
Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha Krishnan
Adithya Bhaskar, Gouri G kishan, Niyathi Kadambi
Devadarshini, Bagavathi Perumal, Aadukalam Murugadoss
Janagaraj (Cameo)
Director
:
C. Prem Kumar
Cinematographer
:
N. Shanmuga Sundaram
Music
:
Govind Menon
Editor
:
R. Govindaraj
Producer
:
Madras Enterprises
Release Date
:
4 October, 2018
Length
:
2 Hours & 37 Minutes
Language
:
Tamizh

My Thoughts
’96 which is written and directed by C. Prem Kumar is a beautiful dedication to first love and its ability to change people’s lives forever. K Ramakrishnan aka Ram and Jananki Devi S aka Janu, who are classmates, love each other. Due to certain situations, they part their ways. However, their love for each other cherished in heart and they continue to remain as an important part of their lives although they are miles apart. What happens when they meet after 22 years forms the rest of the story.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Virtuous Cycle

The water seemed unusually calm;
Reflecting the clear blue sky.
Even the breeze was gentle;
Like the gentle caress of a loved one.
The mountains around seemed picturesque too;
Blending into the horizon like soulmates do.
The grasses were tender and young;
In the perfect shade from an amateur painter's pallette.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (CCV)


Cast
:
Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Thiagarajan
Arvind Swamy, Arun Vijay, Silambarasan, Vijay Sethupathi
Jyothika, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aishwarya Rajesh, Dayana Erappa
Director
:
Mani Ratnam Siva Ananth
Cinematographer
:
Santosh Sivan
Music
:
A. R. Rahman
Editor
:
A. Sreekar Prasad
Producer
:
Madras Talkies
Lyca Productions
Release Date
:
September 27, 2018
Length
:
2 hours & 23 minutes
Language
:
Tamizh

My Thoughts
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam aka CCV’s storyline is pretty similar and quite familiar – who will be the successor of father’s empire? Hasn’t this plot been in place since the times of grand epics? However, CCV is a clear winner because of the screenplay and brilliant editing. Treatment of the plot is different; the game of power politics and the results of the same are interestingly shown through the lives of several characters - Arvind Swamy (Varadan), Arun Vijay (Thyagu), Silambarasan (Ethi) and Vijay Sethupathi (Rasool).  

Friday, 28 September 2018

Everything Happens for a Reason!

Your presence gave me stories.
And your absence - poetry!