Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tamil Padam, Porkkalam

     I am tired, my head's aching and stomach seems to have swelled, throats a bit dry and for what? I saw this movie a few hours back, me and 3 others went to this movie at rohini theaters and found seats at some 5th row from the screen, the moment the movie started people(including me) started shouting,hooting, whistling and it never stopped till the interval. It is a spoof of many movies and contains a no reason complete non-sense story, in the morning some idiot said that the movie was bad but that was not the case when i saw the movie only disappointment was that the only 4 of us went for the movie but this is a 10-member-in-a-gang movie, it feels better when you watch it with a gang of friends.
    This movie contains a ridiculous love story but extremely funny one, a hero who just does all stupid things and old thata's potrayed as college students, and the list of funny things in this especially the interval block the "Run" fight in the subway, hero's intro after becoming a man from a boy miraculously just in 5 sec's are few of the best moments.Highly recommend anyone who reads this movie to watch it but go with a bunch of friends.
By the way last tuesday that's 26th i saw "Porkalam", a friend said it was good and me and another guy went for it at the devi complex, waste of money, theater was not that good, too much ac etc this movie's story is very mysterious cos, I've not yet understood why such a movie was taken, but only one thing is this camera work superbly done, slow fade-in's and out's were good but an extremely bad movie, highly recommend not watch it. Bye guys,tc.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pi: The movie

     Ok a post after a long time, so what's pi? Everyone knows it as 22\7, but why it's 22\7?...Why can't it be some 11\3 or some other irrational number? Those questions have haunted me for some time but i am no Einstein so never spent time wasting my mind thinking about it, but i saw this movie called "Pi".
9:13, Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six, I did. The doctors didn't know if my eyes would ever heal. I was terrified, alone in that darkness. Slowly daylight crept in through the bandages, and I could see, but something else had changed inside of me. That day I had my first headache.
 What a movie was that?Was that a movie? those are the questions haunting me these days.This movie has a story which probably you won't understand but you will be glued to the seat until the end. At first i started watching the movie with no knowledge about what it would be, wow, it's a BLACK AND WHITE movie and i was thinking it might have been taken in some 50's but to my horror it's a movie from the year 1998, so what would a movie in black and white made in 98 would offer?, i thought but again it was one thriller of a movie i was glued to my chair in front of the computer even until the end-titles ran out. Then later i realized the same team which worked for "Requiem for Dream" were the makers of this movie also, Requiem is one of my favorite movie and now Pi is also on the list. It's about a mathematician who works hard to find what the pi is and apply it to the stock markets and in other applications but he faces problems in the due course that's how the story is made up of. I recommend this as a must watch,it has fast paced music,screenplay,camera work(though it's black and white, it's very good) everything about the movie was pacy and good, here's link for it's rating and other stuff.
Restate my assumptions: 1, Mathematics is the language of nature. 2, Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3: If you graph the numbers of any system, patterns emerge. Therefore, there are patterns everywhere in nature. Evidence: The cycling of disease epidemics;the wax and wane of caribou populations; sun spot cycles; the rise and fall of the Nile. So, what about the stock market? The universe of numbers that represents the global economy. Millions of hands at work, billions of minds. A vast network, screaming with life. An organism. A natural organism. My hypothesis: Within the stock market, there is a pattern as well... Right in front of me... hiding behind the numbers. Always has been.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Priceless Things

Today is the last day of the vacation which my christian-minority college gave for us, in a way i am fortunate to be studying(at least going and coming back) in this college because they are all religion fanatics and there is always a reasonable amount of holidays for any religion's occasions. It seems to be like everyone out there is doing some work or going to college but we alone are staying at home and enjoying our vacation, but this vacation of 12 days have been very enjoyable for me and my friends but money was spent in fairly equal amounts, we saw quite a lot of movies that's where the money went, almost everywhere the tickets costs were more than 70 + 30 rs one day pass to go travel by bus + food eaten outside cos we get back home very late. But whatever happened we did enjoy our asses off. OK at the end of this holidays i plan to just write a list on what movies i saw and see how much i spent and also other things which took place in between.

  • VETTAIKARAN (hehehehe) we wasted 70 for ticket,just a waste, luckily we missed the first 15 mins which was extremely funny as a few of my other friends say it was and adding other costs some 60 approx.That day was the first time(for all not just me) we went to the citi center after roaming in the beach for about an hour. Date: around 23,24 Theatre: Idream,Royapettah.
  • Raj's christmas party, we went to his house near avadi this was not a costly affair but 30 rs ticket was taken as it was needed and morning breakfast was eaten out.We drank just a bottle cap full of wine at his home, some were expecting beer but that did not happen, briyani was served saw this sivaji movie at his house luckily only the first half then we talked at chatted took photos with Raj's guitar and time went by, but sadly since there were many at Raj's house, he himself couldn't enjoy as he was hosting the lunch.Date: 25.
  • YOGI- wonderful movie i did not even write a post about it, this movie was raw, realistic and emotional. It deals with the concept of 'even bad people can have heart'.The last scene when ganja karrupu throws the photos under the door and the photos get scattered all over the room it's a very emotional scene.I did not rate it, so it's 8.5/10.Expenditure 80 for ticket+30 rs ticket and that day we went to riche street i did not buy anything but lime soda 12 rs, and then i went to a friends house near the light house, i was in the beach almost till 8, eat some fastfood on the beach 30 rs and left.Date: 30 Theater: Santham, Mount Road,no programs on 31 and 1st jan.
  • AVATAR- I saw it yesterday, and the long wait was because i only wanted to watch it in 3-D and only 2 theaters screened 3-D version Satyam and Inox. Nevertheless, the wait was worth it, got to watch it in a good theater with 3-D and most importantly in english. Story was a bit repetitive, but what made this whole movie different than the others is the graphics and special effects, a new language Na'vi was developed a new planet Pandora was created with it's full plants and animals, people, their religion all was made newly, no wonder it took 10 years in the making. Everything was done to perfection, you will spend most of the time just wondering how James Cameron thought about the planet's anatomy right from scratch, Must watch, 7.5 for story, 10 for it's special effects, average 8.5. Expenditure:120 for ticket, 30 rs ticket,30 rs briyani, then we went to the government exhibition and trade fair, Entrance 10, one ride on the TorraTorra 25 one lime soda 15, then to beach spent some 45 minutes of time over there and bought wrist bands for myself and friends 20 and on the way home snacks 25 rs. But it was a wonderful time.Date: 2nd jan, Theater: Inox, citi center.
Roughly it totals upto 600 rs, and that's some spending for just 12 days for my budget, but as some credit/debit card's tagline says some things in life are priceless, yes it was priceless and this was the best time i had in my life with any of my friends till date.