Sunday, February 21, 2010

Made For Each Other

Some scenes appear tailor-made for the actor. My personal list of such scenes and actors:

Chiranjeevi: The scene where Rao Gopal Rao gets him drunk in Gharana Mogudu

Venkatesh: The scene where Soundarya calls him onto the stage in the climax of Raja

Mahesh Babu: MMTS-Khairtabad Hero scene in Pokiri

Pawan Kalyan: Sidhu Sidharth Roy scene in climax of Khushi

Jr.NTR: The killing spree after his sister dies in Simhadri

Prabhas: 'Sailu naadhi' scene from Varsham

Add your picks in comments

Friday, February 12, 2010

Brilliance and Stupidity!

Hey folks! Just watched 'Yuganiki Okkadu'(YO). Though the movie appeals only to a select audience, the visual grandeur is breathtaking. Considering movies like Magadheera and YO, we are making great progress technically. Kudos to producers like Allu Arvind and Raveendran(produced Tagore, Ghajini) for Magadheera and YO respectively and of course to the real heroes Rajamouli(Magadheera) and Selva Raghavan(7/G, AMAV, YO).

Coming to the point of the post: Before I could bask in the pride of increasing standards in the industry, I happened to go through a debate in the blog of a noted hero's relative, who is a technician himself. He wrote an article comparing records of Magadheera and Adhurs because some people claimed that Adhurs will beat the records of Magadheera. To start with, the comparison itself is a pathetic one as one movie was a periodic film and the other is just another commercial flick. This blogger-cum-producer need not react to such claims, but he did! This opened up a debate in the comments section of the article with fans spilling their boiling blood in the form of comments.

One says Magadheera is purely a technical film and the other says Adhurs is a hit because of Brahmanandam! A third guy chips in: "Pokiri had a dream run of 175 days in 59 centers whereas Magadheera could manage just 3 centers and Pokiri created an all time record with a 4 show houseful run in a theater for 66 days continuously"

Common people like you and me may not understand that a successful movie is the effort of some brilliant minds working together but at least a person inside the industry shouldn't go about spurring debate with his blog. This is when I felt that in our industry, we successfully married Stupidity to Brilliance and we also contribute on a regular basis for their successful married life!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ACI Oh My God!

A project which I cannot care less, GDPI calls which I have to start preparing for(no clue how), travel arrangements which I have a lot to make; these sum up my life since January. Thanks to David Crane and Marta Kauffman for F.R.I.E.N.D.S, which I watched again and killed leisure time (the whole time) in January. I can't stop appreciating David Schwimmer for 'Ross'; he absolutely lived it.

As every other good thing, F.R.I.E.N.D.S came to an end. Thanks to the investment made on TV Tuner and IDEA Netsetter, I have been able to survive this place. Then, I started to explore my external HDD and found Air Crash Investigations (ACI), which I used to watch at college and liked a lot. It is a TV show of Nat Geo, where the whole investigation of an air crash(true incidents) is made by experts and interviews of victims or their families are shown.

There are about 100 episodes in all (not sure). Some of the accidents are so frightening that some people may start avoiding air travel unless it is necessary. There is this accident where the door of the plane and the fuselage attached just rips off and 5 rows of seats are also thrown into space; imagine the kind of death. The part where the door is gone is open and some people are actually without roof. The pilot however manages to land the plane. Whats more disturbing is the interview of the family members of one of the passengers whose seat is thrown into the atmosphere. His father hopes that he fell into the engine and got crushed as it is a faster death rather than falling from that height.

No matter how much the airlines industry learns from the mistakes and rectifies, there is always a chance for human or mechanical error or may be bad weather.

Stats from Wiki:

Deaths per billion hours

There is danger everywhere, no point in avoiding air travel ;)

Just downloaded the crash investigation of AIR INDIA flight bombed by sikh terrorists over the Atlantic ocean; will go watch that... you people have a great time :).