Thursday, December 31, 2009


RADHE KRISHNA 31-12-2009


From Miami Key West, Florida is located about 138Kms and takes 4 ½ hours drive and crosses about five islands and passing thro the Atlantic sea and the sites connected are given below. Key West, Florida From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the city. For the island, see Key West. For other uses, see Key West (disambiguation). Key West is a city in Monroe County, Florida, United States. The city encompasses the island of Key West, the part of Stock Island north of U.S. 1 (the Overseas Highway) (east), Sigsbee Park (north, originally known as Dredgers Key), Fleming Key (north), and Sunset Key (west, originally known as Tank Island). Both Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park are part of Naval Air Station Key West and are inaccessible by civilians. Key West is the county seat of Monroe County.[3] Key West is known as the southernmost city in the Continental United States. It is also the southern terminus of U.S. 1, State Road A1A, the East Coast Greenway and before 1935, the Florida East Coast Railway. Key West is 129 miles (207 km) southwest (229.9 degrees) of Miami, Florida,[4] (about 160 driving miles) and 106 miles (170 km) north-northeast (21.2 degrees) of Havana, Cuba.[5] Cuba, at its closest point, is 94 statute (81 nautical) miles south.[6] Key West is a seaport destination for many passenger cruise ships. The Key West International Airport provides airline service.Hotels and guest houses are available for lodging. Naval Air Station Key West is an important year round training site for naval aviation due to the superb weather conditions. It is also a reason the city was chosen as the Winter White House of PresidentHarry S. Truman. The central business district primarily comprises Duval Street, and includes much of the northwest corner of the island along Whitehead, Simonton, Front, Greene, Caroline, and Eaton Streets and Truman Avenue. The official city motto is "One Human Family." Contents [hide] • 1 History o 1.1 Cayo Hueso o 1.2 Matthew C. Perry and the opening of "Thompson's Island" o 1.3 First developers o 1.4 Mayors of Key West o 1.5 Conchs o 1.6 U.S. Civil War & Late 19th Century o 1.7 Overseas by rail and road o 1.8 Winter White House o 1.9 Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams  1.9.1 Ernest Hemingway  1.9.2 Tennessee Williams o 1.10 Cuban presence o 1.11 Conch Republic o 1.12 Key West Naval Air Station o 1.13 Port of Key West • 2 Geography and climate o 2.1 Geography  2.1.1 Old Town/New Town  Old Town  New Town  Gulf of Mexico/Atlantic  Borders  Southernmost City o 2.2 Climate  2.2.1 Frost-free zone  2.2.2 Wet and dry seasons  2.2.3 Statistics  2.2.4 Hurricanes • 3 Attractions, events, recreation, and culture o 3.1 Popular annual events • 4 Media • 5 Demographics o 5.1 Languages • 6 Key West residents o 6.1 Notable Key West natives o 6.2 Notable Key West non-natives • 7 Education • 8 See also • 9 References • 10 External links [edit]History Key West, ca. 1856 In Pre-Columbian times Key West was inhabited by the Calusapeople. The first European to visit was Juan Ponce de León in 1521. As Florida became a Spanish colony, a fishing and salvage village with a small garrison was established here.[citation needed] [edit]Cayo Hueso Cayo Hueso (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaʝo ˈweso]) is the original Spanish name for the island of Key West. Spanish-speaking people today also use the term Cayo Hueso when referring to Key West. It literally means "bone key". It is said that the island was littered with the remains (bones) [7] or that the island was the westernmost Key with a reliable supply of water.[8] Many businesses on the island use the name, such as Casa Cayo Hueso, Cayo Hueso Resorts, Cayo Hueso Consultants, Cayo Hueso y Habana Historeum, etc. In 1763, when Great Britain took control of Florida, the community of Spaniards and Native Americans were moved to Havana. Florida returned to Spanish control 20 years later, but there was no official resettlement of the island. Informally the island was used by fishermen from Cuba and from the British Bahamas, who were later joined by others from the United States after the latter nation's independence. While claimed by Spain, no nation exercised de facto control over the community there for some time. [edit]Matthew C. Perry and the opening of "Thompson's Island" In 1815 the Spanish governor of Cuba in Havana deeded the island of Key West to Juan Pablo Salas, an officer of the Royal Spanish Navy Artillery posted in Saint Augustine, Florida. After Florida was transferred to the United States, Salas was so eager to sell the island that he sold it twice - first for a sloop valued at $575, and then to a U.S. businessman John W. Simonton, during a meeting in a Havana café, for the equivalent of $2,000 in pesos in 1821. The sloop trader quickly sold the island to a General John Geddes, a former governor of South Carolina, who tried in vain to secure his rights to the property before Simonton, with the aid of some influential friends in Washington, was able to gain clear title to the island. Simonton had wide-ranging business interests in Mobile, Alabama. He bought the island because a friend, John Whitehead, had drawn his attention to the opportunities presented by the island's strategic location. John Whitehead had been stranded in Key West after a shipwreck in 1819 and he had been impressed by the potential offered by the deep harbor of the island. The island was indeed considered the "Gibraltar of the West" because of its strategic location on the 90-mile (140 km)–wide deep shipping lane, the Straits of Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. On March 25, 1822, Matthew C. Perry sailed the schooner Shark to Key West and planted the U.S. flag, physically claiming the Keys as United States property. Perry reported on piracy problems in the Caribbean. Perry renamed Cayo Hueso (Key West) to "Thompson's Island" for Secretary of the Navy Smith Thompson, and the harbor "Port Rodgers" for War of 1812 hero John Rodgers. Neither name was to stick. In 1823 Commodore David Porter of the United States Navy West Indies Anti-Pirate Squadron took charge of Key West, which he ruled (but, according to some, exceeding his authority) as military dictator under martial law. [edit]First developers Soon after his purchase, Simonton subdivided the island into plots and sold three undivided quarters of each plot to:  John Mountain and U.S. Consul John Warner, who quickly resold their quarter to Pardon C. Greene, who took up residence on the island  John Whitehead, his friend who had advised him to buy Key West  John Fleeming (nowadays spelled Fleming) John Simonton spent the winter in Key West and the summer in Washington, where he lobbied hard for the development of the island and to establish a naval base on the island, both to take advantage of the island's strategic location and to bring law and order to the town. He died in 1854. Pardon C. Greene is the only one of the four "founding fathers" to establish himself permanently on the island, where he became quite prominent as head of P.C. Greene and Company. He also served briefly as mayor. He died in 1838 at the age of 57. John Whitehead lived in Key West for only eight years. He became a partner in the firm of P.C. Greene and Company from 1824 to 1827. A lifelong bachelor, he left the island for good in 1832. He came back only once, during the Civil War in 1861, and died the next year. John W.C. Fleeming was English-born and was active in mercantile business in Mobile, Alabama, where he befriended John Simonton. Fleeming spent only a few months in Key West in 1822 and left for Massachusetts, where he married. He returned to Key West in 1832 with the intention of developing salt manufacturing on the island but died the same year at the young age of 51. The names of the four "founding fathers" of modern Key West were given to main arteries of the island when it was first platted in 1829 by William Adee Whitehead, John Whitehead's younger brother. That first plat and the names used remained mostly intact and are still in use today. Duval Street, the island's main street, is named after Florida's first territorial governor, who served between 1822 and 1834 as the longest serving governor in Florida's U.S. history. William Whitehead became chief editorial writer for the "Enquirer", a local newspaper, in 1834. He had the genius of preserving copies of his newspaper as well as copies from the "Key West Gazette", its predecessor. He later sent those copies to the Monroe County clerk for preservation, which gives us a precious view of life in Key West in the early days (1820-1840). [edit]Mayors of Key West Main article: List of mayors of Key West Mayors of Key West have reflected the city's cultural and ethnic heritage. Among its mayors are the first Cuban mayor and one of the first openly gay mayors. [edit]Conchs Old photo depicting Conchs in Key West, circa 1900 Many of the residents of Key West were immigrants from the Bahamas, known as Conchs (pronounced 'conks'), who arrived in increasing numbers after 1830. Many were sons and daughters of Loyalists who fled to the nearest Crown soil during the American Revolution.[9] In the 20th century many residents of Key West started referring to themselves as "Conchs", and the term is now generally applied to all residents of Key West. Some residents use the term "Conch" (or, alternatively, "Saltwater Conch") to refer to a person born in Key West, while the term "Freshwater Conch" refers to a resident not born in Key West but who has lived in Key West for seven years or more.[10] However, the true original meaning of Conch applies only to someone with European ancestry who immigrated from the Bahamas.[11] It is said that when a baby was born, the family would put a conch shell on a pole in front of their home.[citation needed] Many of the black Bahamian immigrants that arrived later live in an area of Old Town next to the Truman Annex called "Bahama Village." Major industries in Key West in the early 19th century included fishing, salt production, and salvage. In 1860 wrecking made Key West the largest and richest city in Florida and the wealthiest town per capita in the U.S. A number of the inhabitants worked salvaging shipwrecks from nearby Florida reefs, and the town was noted for the unusually high concentration of fine furniture and chandeliers that the locals used in their own homes after salvaging them from wrecks. See also: Wrecking (shipwreck)#Wrecking in the Florida Keys [edit]U.S. Civil War & Late 19th Century Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West, active during the Civil War, contains the largest collection of Civil Warcannons ever discovered at a single location. During the American Civil War, while Florida seceded and joined the Confederate States of America, Key West remained in U.S. Union hands because of the naval base. However, most locals were sympathetic to the South, and many flew Confederate flags over their homes.[12] Fort Zachary Taylor, constructed from 1845 to 1866, was an important Key West outpost during the Civil War. Construction began in 1861 on two other forts, East and West Martello Towers, which served as side armories and batteries for the larger fort. When completed, they were connected to Fort Taylor by railroad tracks for movement of munitions.[12] Fort Jefferson, located about 68 miles (109 km) from Key West on Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas, served after the Civil War as the prison for Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, convicted of conspiracy for setting the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. In the late 19th century, salt and salvage declined as industries, but Key West gained a thriving cigar-making industry. During Cuba's unsuccessful war for independence in the 1860s and 1870s, many Cubans sought refuge in Key West. By 1889, Key West was the largest and wealthiest city in Florida.[12] [edit]Overseas by rail and road Florida East Coast Railway train traveling on an Overseas Railroad (Key West Extension) railroad bridge. Main articles: Overseas Railway and Overseas Highway Key West was relatively isolated until 1912, when it was connected to the Florida mainland via the Overseas Railway extension of Henry M. Flagler'sFlorida East Coast Railway (FEC). Flagler created a landfill at Trumbo Point for his railyards. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the railroad and killed hundreds of residents, including around 400 World War I veterans who were living in camps and working on federal road and mosquito-control projects in the Middle Keys. The FEC could not afford to restore the railroad. The U.S. government then rebuilt the rail route as an automobile highway, completed in 1938, which became an extension of United States Highway 1. The portion of U.S. 1 through the Keys is called the Overseas Highway. Franklin Roosevelt toured the road in 1939. [edit]Winter White House Official log of Harry Truman's March 12 to April 10, 1950 visit to Key West (from Truman Library)[13] Main article: Truman Annex Several U.S. presidents have visited Key West. Harry Truman visited for 175 days on 11 visits during his presidency and visited several times after he left office (see Truman Annex). Key West was in a down cycle when Franklin D. Roosevelt visited in 1939. The buildup of military bases on the island occurred shortly thereafter. In addition to Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower stayed in Key West following a heart attack. In November 1962, John F. Kennedy visited Key West a month after the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jimmy Carter held a family reunion in Key West after leaving office. [edit]Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams The Silver Slipper dance hall adjacent to Sloppy Joe's, painted in the 1930s by Waldo Peirce The Ernest Hemingway House, a popular tourist attraction in Key West. One of the more than 50polydactyl cats that live at the Hemingway house. This particular cat has seven (two extra) toes on each paw. Numerous artists and writers have passed through Key West, but the two most associated with the island areErnest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. [edit]Ernest Hemingway Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway wrote A Farewell to Arms while living above the showroom of a Key West Ford dealership at 314 Simonton Street [2] while awaiting delivery of a Ford roadster purchased by the uncle of his wife Pauline in 1928. Hardware store owner Charles Thompson introduced him to deep-sea fishing. Among the group who went fishing was Joe Russell (also known as Sloppy Joe). Russell was reportedly the model for Freddy in To Have and Have Not. Portions of the original manuscript were found at Sloppy Joe's Bar after his death. The group had nicknames for each other, and Hemingway wound up with "Papa". Pauline's rich uncle Gus Pfeiffer bought the 907 Whitehead Street house [3] in 1931 as a wedding present. Legend says the Hemingways installed a swimming pool for $20,000 in the late 1930s (equivalent in 2006 to $250,000). It was such a high price that Hemingway is said to have put a penny in the concrete, saying, "Here, take the last penny I've got!" The penny is still there. During his stay he wrote or worked on Death in the Afternoon, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, and The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber. He used Depression-era Key West as the local for To Have and Have Not — his only novel set in the United States. Pauline and Hemingway divorced in 1939, and Hemingway only occasionally visited while returning from Havana until his suicide in 1961. The six- or seven-toed polydactyl cats descended from Hemingway's original pet 'Snowball' still live on the grounds and are cared for at the Hemingway House, despite complaints by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that they are not kept free from visitor contact, and the Key West City Commission exempted the house from a law prohibiting more than four domestic animals per household. [edit]Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams first became a regular visitor to Key West in 1941 and is said to have written the first draft of A Streetcar Named Desire while staying in 1947 at the La Concha Hotel. He bought a permanent house in 1949 and listed Key West as his primary residence until his death in 1983. In contrast to Hemingway's grand house in Old Town, the Williams home at 1431 Duncan Street [4] in the "unfashionable" New Town neighborhood is a very modest bungalow. The house is privately owned and not open to the public. The Academy Award–winning film version of his play The Rose Tattoo was shot on the island in 1956. The Tennessee Williams Theatre is located on the campus of Florida Keys Community College on Stock Island.[5] Williams had a series of rented homes all over the U.S., but the only home he owned was in Key West. Even though Hemingway and Williams were in Key West at the same time, they reportedly met only once—at Hemingway's Cuba home Finca Vigía. [edit]Cuban presence A typical Cuban mix that can be found in many cafés and restaurants in and around the city Key West is much closer to Havana than it is to Miami. In 1890, Key West had a population of nearly 18,800 and was the biggest and richest city in Florida. Half the residents were said to be of Cuban origin, and Key West regularly had Cuban mayors, including Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, father of the Cuban Republic, who was elected mayor in 1876. [6]Cubans were actively involved in reportedly 200 factories in town, producing 100 million cigars annually. José Martí made several visits to seek recruits for Cuban independence starting in 1891 and founded the Cuban Revolutionary Party during his visits to Key West. [7] The Battleship USS Maine sailed from Key West on its fateful visit to Havana, where it blew up, igniting the Spanish-American War. Crewmen from the ship are buried in Key West, and the Navy investigation into the blast occurred at the Key West Customs House. Pan American Airlines was founded in Key West, originally to fly visitors to Havana, in 1926. John F. Kennedy was to use "90 miles from Cuba" extensively in his speeches against Fidel Castro. Kennedy himself visited Key West a month after the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Prior to the Cuban revolution of 1959, there were regular ferry and airplane services between Key West and Havana. Key West was flooded with refugees during the Mariel Boatlift. Refugees continue to come ashore and, on at least one occasion, most notably in April 2003, flew hijacked Cuban Airlines planes into the city's airport.[8]. [edit]Conch Republic Main article: Conch Republic The proposed flag for the Conch Republic. In 1982 the city of Key West briefly declared its "independence" as the Conch Republic in a protest over a United States Border Patrolblockade. This blockade was set up on U.S. 1, where the northern end of the Overseas Highway meets the mainland at Florida City. The blockade was in response to the Mariel Boatlift. A 17-mile (27 km) traffic jam ensued while the Border Patrol stopped every car leaving the Keys, supposedly searching for illegal aliens attempting to enter the mainland United States. This paralyzed the Florida Keys, which rely heavily on the tourism industry. Flags, T-shirts and other merchandise representing the Conch Republic are still popular souvenirs for visitors to Key West, and the Conch Republic Independence Celebration—including parades and parties—is celebrated every April 23. [edit]Key West Naval Air Station USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29) as seen at sunset in Key West on July 22, 2007. This ship is typical of the frigates, destroyers, and smaller military vessels that call at the port. Larger ships, such as aircraft carriers, are prohibited because of their deep draft and the shallowness of the harbor. Key West was always an important military post, since it sits at the northern edge of the deepwater channel connecting the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico (the southern edge 90 miles (140 km) away is Cuba) via the Florida Straits. Because of this, Key West since the 1820s had been dubbed the "Gibraltar of the West." Fort Taylor was initially built on the island. The Navy added a small base from which the USSMaine sailed to its demise in Havana at the beginning of the Spanish-American War. Key West from space, October 2002 At the beginning of World War II the Navy increased its presence from 50 acres (200,000 m2) to 3,000 acres (12 km²), including all of Boca Chica Key's 1,700 acres (7 km2) and the construction of Fleming Key from landfill. The Navy built the first water pipeline extending the length of the keys, bringing fresh water from the mainland to supply its bases.[14] At its peak 15,000 military personnel and 3,400 civilians were at the base. Included in the base are:  NAS Key West - This is the main facility on Boca Chica, where the Navy trains its pilots. Staff are housed at Sigsbee Park. In 2006 there were 1,650 active-duty personnel; 2,507 family members; 35 Reserve members; and 1,312 civilians listed at the base. In the 1990s the Navy worked out an agreement with the National Park Service to stop sonic booms nearFort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. Many of the training missions are directed at theMarquesas "Patricia" Target 29 nautical miles (54 km) due west of the base. The target is a grounded ship hulk 306 feet (93 m) in length that is visible only at low tide. Bombs are not actually dropped on the target.  Truman Annex - The area next to Fort Taylor became a submarine pen and was used for the Fleet Sonar School. President Harry S. Truman was to make the commandant's house his winter White House. The Fort Taylor Annex was later renamed the Truman Annex. This portion has largely been decommissioned and turned over to private developers and the city of Key West. However, there are still a few government offices there, including the new NOAA Hurricane Forecasting Center. The Navy still owns its piers.  Trumbo Annex - The docking area on what had been the railroad yard for Flagler's Overseas Railroad is now used by the Coast Guard. [edit]Port of Key West The Navy Mole pier in Key West, showing two cruise ships docked. The first cruise ship was the Sunward in 1969, which docked at the Navy's pier in the Truman Annex or the privately owned Pier B. The Navy's pier is called the Navy Mole. In 1984 the city opened a pier right on Mallory Square. The decision was met with considerable opposition from people who felt it would disrupt the tradition of watching the sunset at Mallory Square. Cruise ships now dock at all three piers. Cruise Ship Statistics for 1994[15]  Number of visits: 368  Passenger count: 398,370  City revenues from docking charges: $852,887

Miami Beach and Key West, Florida, USA

RADHE KRISHNA 31-12-2009



RADHE KRISHNA 31-12-2009


Monday, December 21, 2009

Sudhi Punyahavachanam

RADHE KRISHNA 21-12-2009


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cinema reviews

Radhe Krishna 16-12-2009

Kandha Kottai Preview
Kandha Kottai - Fort trust
IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, December 09, 2009]

Nakulan, one of the five boys in director Shankar's 'Boys', has grown in stature to establish himself as one of the important heroes in Tamil film industry.
After a good showing in 'Kadhalil Vizhunthen' and 'Masilamani', the young actor is now ready with 'Kandha Kottai', a film by debutant director Sakthivel.
Produced by Kalpathi S Agoram for AGS Entertainment, the movie has Poorna of 'Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moonramandu' fame as the heroine. Dheena has scored music.
Claiming that Nakulan would fulfill the expectations of the audience in 'Kandha Kottai', the director of the movie says: "He is a dedicated actor who takes pains for perfection. He delivers what the director wants."
On the film, he says, "The entire movie revolves around Kandha Kottai, a residential colony. Nakulan is a resident of the place while Poorna comes to the colony for vacation. Nakulan hates love while Poorna has immense respect for it. How they come together is the rest of the story."
Heapping laurels on Poorna, he says, "despite the fact that she is just one film old, she emotes well like an experienced actress. She would go places after Kandha Kottai’s release."
Expressing gratitude to producer Kalpathi S Agoram, Sakthivel, once an associate of filmmakers Radha Mohan and Priya V, says, "He has given me the opportunity with immense belief on the script. I would live up to his expectations."
'Kandha Kottai' is originaly produced by T T Raja under the banner of E S K Productions. Kalpathi Agoram has later acquired the rights and planning to release the movie soon.
Adhey Neram Adhey Idam Movie Review
Adhey Neram Adhey Idam - Lacks logic and magic
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, November 10, 2009]

Director M Prabhu, a former associate of actor - director S J Suryah, has treaded a movie that begins as a romantic entertainer but ends up a thriller. Sadly, the life and soul is missing in the movie thereby becoming a damp squib.
The pre-release publicity of 'Adhey Neram Adhey Idam' promised a lot. But the end-product unfortunately fails to cater to all expectations thanks to its weak screenplay which hardly has any logic.
Jai seems to have continued from where he left in 'Vamanan'. He plays a jobless youth in 'Adhey Neram Adhey Idam' too. Vijayalakshmi, who shared the screen space with him in 'Chennai 28' does the same here too, however as his ladylove this time.
Karthick (Jai) is a jobless youth who leads a jolly life. He falls in love with Janani (Vijayalakshmi). He falls for the moment once he spots her.
However, on his father's ('Nizhalgal' Ravi) advice, Karthick goes to Australia for a year to pursue his studies. His father takes a promise from him that during his stay in Australia, Karthick should not communicate with Janani.
Meanwhile, Janani's wedding is arranged with a rich industrialist Siva (debutant Rahul). During his return journey from Australia, Karthick meets Siva by chance and they become good friends. Siva tells Karthick to teach a lesson to Janani for cheating him without realising that she is his wife.
The scenes that unfold in the movie have no logical sequence. Jai tries to live up to the proceedings but ends up in vain as he is complimented by a weak screenplay.
Vijayalakshmi has taken to glamour as she appears in skimpy costumes in a couple of song sequences. Premji's music is cool. Had Prabhu showed more attention to the script and adopted a logical path, 'Adhey Neram Adhey Idam' would have been an entertaining stuff.
Adhey Neram Adhey Idam - Jerky journey

Renigunta Movie Review
Renigunta - All violence, no silence
IndiaGlitz [Saturday, December 05, 2009]

What can a debutant filmmaker, new team of technicians and a group of fresh faces do when they come together? They can team up to render a quality product that is engrossing from the very word go, proves director Panneerselvam.
A former associate of filmmaker Lingusamy, Panneerselvam's ‘Renigunta’ is a violent tale on the lives of young criminals. The director stress the need to manoeuvre children well and sends a strong message that criminals are not born but made. Teenage boys turning hardcore criminals and contract killers is no ordinary thing and the need to halt it seems to be the mission behind the movie.
Seemingly influenced by The City of Joy, ‘Renigunta’ has bloodshed, gore and violence almost all through. The young criminals involving in murder and heist sends chill in one's spine. The director's apt characterisation and strong team of technician gives sheen to it.
Johnny (son of producer NIC Arts Chakravarthy) makes his debut playing the lead role while a group of freshers including Sanusha, Nishanth, Theepetti Ganeshan, Thamizh, Sandeep among others make up the rest of the cast.
The movie begins in Madurai where a young boy Sakthi (Johnny) leads a happy life with his parents. A shocking incident changes his life. His parents are murdered by an anti-social and Johnny is forced to go to prison, where he is tortured. He comes across four criminals in the prison - Pandu aka Pandurangan (Nishanth), Dabba aka Prem Kumar (Theepetti Ganeshan), Mari (Thamizh) and Michael (Sandeep). They sympathise with Sakthi, who seeks solace in their company. These hardcore criminals break loose from the prison and help Johnny take revenge on his parent's killers. They decide to go to Mumbai where they plan to become big gangsters. But fate has other plans. They land at Renigunta where they come across Bunker (Bunker), who acts as mediator between contract killers and clients.
At Renigunta, these boys get the acquaintance of Sardar (an influential don) through Bunker. After a successful murder in the town, Sardar takes these boys seriously. Meanwhile, Sakthi comes across a dumb girl (Sanusha) in the neighbourhood. After a few encounters, romance blossoms between them. But the girl's brother plans to push her to flesh trade. Taking pity on Sakthi, his friends decide to help him elope with the girl, but only after completing a murder for Sardar.
But all plans go haywire when they execute their murder plans. Sakthi loses a couple of friends in front of his eyes. An angry Sakthi turns to Sardar for help. But Sardar flees from the place. Sakthi eventually teaches him a lesson by bumping him off. But did he join hands with his lover girl or not forms the climax.
Johnny as Sakthi has been impressive. His body language and dialogue delivery besides emotions sit apt for the character. Sanusha is not just cool and cute on screen, but has also performed with grace. Among the boys Nishanth and Theppati Ganeshan has been outstanding. He not just evokes terror while committing murders but successfully manages to evoke laughter in few scenes.
Due credit should be given to young cinematographer Sakthi, a former associate of Jeeva. His capturing of the action sequences looks fresh in Tamil cinema. Ganesh Raghavendra's background score sets up the momentum.
Produced by Mahendrakumar, 'Renigunta' is a raw action film. However too much blood and wielding of knives creates a fear in the audience. Had the director cut down on such scenes, 'Renigunta' could have been a destination one would love to travel.
Avatar Movie Review
Avatar - A dazzling spectacular treat.
[Tuesday, December 15, 2009]

A dazzling spectacular treat.
What is it?
‘Avatar’, Oscar winner James Cameron’s next feature after ‘Titanic’ is a dazzling spectacular treat in technical
terms but on content wise it’s another smartly woven bolywoodish romantic heart beat.
Its no surprise by now that the goras adapt the soap opearish known & accepted bollywood (or rather say human
emotions) & come out dazzling as winners, the reason they do it with technical finesse & don,t go overboard like
many of film makers or call it film fakers do.
If ‘Titanic’ was a western pajama worn over bollywood ‘amir chokri, garib chokra’ love t-shirt with a calamity
thrown in to bring an uplifting desired effect.
Then ‘Avatar’ is spectacularly symbolic, captivating and immense film themed on a very Indian belief known as re
birth or re incarnation.
Even the last year academy sweeper & the sensation at major international awards ‘Slumdog Millionire’ was a
smartly restructured Manmohan Desai’s ‘Bhai Bhai’ thingie with an element of destiny thrown in.
Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ comes in large scale, this contemporary action adventure mingled with sci fi genes & spiritual
and ecological themes is more mighty & bigger as a visual epic then his previous ‘Titanic’.
On the drama & emotional front however its fails to match the ‘titanic’ scales & this may be the reason why its
tries to sway you by its visual delights by offering it in 2D or 3D.
Cameron holds the vision together creating a spectacular world filled with both the familiar floras & fountains
(amazingly striking) and the exotic species in this anything is possible digital world.
Cameron marshals his forces well making it dazzlingly spectacular enough for us to sit through over two and a
half hours and feel satisfied.
The Story Paraplegic war veteran Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), is sent to the exotic planet Pandora, replacing
his brother, who was killed. Although he's part of the military under the command of Col. Miles Quaritch (Stephen
Lang), the human presence is driven by a corporation mining a unique mineral alongside a scientific probe
directed by Dr Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver).
Humans cannot breathe Pandoran air, so they genetically engineer human/Na'vi hybrids known as Avatars. The
indigenous Na'vi are resentful - but Princess Neytiri (Zoë Saldana) befriends him and becomes his guide and
protector on the strange planet. Jake is soon caught in the middle of the conflict between the Na'vi and the
human military machine raping their world. The Highs The action sequences are superbly created by a digital army
of compositors and FX engineers - including a brigade of motion capture specialists - and the seamless visual
effects render the tall, blue Na'vi entirely credible. Some of the natural wonders are blended with imaginary
beauty in Pandora's astonishing forests, floating mountains, spectacular plants and tremendous trees - the latter
playing a key role as spiritual guardians.
Sam Worthington is perfect for the character, Jake. Stephen Lang as the military brute offers valuable support.
Sigourney Weaver is terrific as the frustrated scientist. Zoë Saldana is fascinating as the princess of the
Na'vis (who all seem to have recognizably human traits and personas. They hunt with bows and arrows, and speak a
fantasy language).
The scale is extraordinary as is the bewitching world of ‘Avatar’ that James Cameron has created with jaw-
dropping technology, stunning production design and exotic golden eyed, blue-skinned aliens whose passions are as
tangible as the giant flying dragons on which they fly. This huge ambitious project which took many years in the
planning earns ‘Avatar’ 4 out of five for the above mentioned reasons.
The Lows While visually fantastic, however emotionally it struggles to be at par & the length 2hrs 43 minutes
makes the spectacular delight a bit monotonous.
Verdict You can,t afford to miss it.
IMP Cast & Credits A 20th Century Fox release presented in association with Dune Entertainment and Ingenious Film
Partners. Produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau. Executive producers, Colin Wilson, Laeta Kalogrios. Co-
producders, Brooke Breton, Josh McLaglen. Directed, written by James Cameron.
Camera (Deluxe color, widescreen, HD, 3D), Mauro Fiore;
visual effects and animation, Weta Digital, Industrial Light & Magic, Prime Focux;
Jake Sully, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver & Stephen Lang

Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Preview
Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai - Playboy's game
IndiaGlitz [Thursday, December 03, 2009]
Vishal is keeping a low profile these days. The reason is- the actor is keeping his fingers crossed for the release of his forthcoming 'Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai' (TVP), a romantic comedy directed by debutant Thiru.
"I am not going to talk much about TVP. The film itself would do all the talking. It is an usual entertainer. The story is about a guy and three beautiful girls. Thiru has shaped up the film in an interesting manner," he says.
Produced by Vishal’s GK Corporation, the film has three heroines - Neetu Chandra, Tanushree Dutta and Sarah Jane, a Mumbai-based model. Others in the cast are Santhanam, Mouli and Urvashi. Yuvan Shankar Raja is the music director.
Stating that the film would hit the screens come January, Vishal expresses confidence TVP would bring to light his acting skills. "Hitherto I have managed to make a mark as an action-hero. But TVP is an image makeover for me. I took it as a challenge and did my part well", he says.
For the first time, the actor plays a role with some negative shades. "I play Karthik, a playboy who has this habit of choosing the best from three options, even when it comes to his wedding. It is a thriller kind of a story from the first frame till the last".
Vishal adds that they had initially planned three big heroines, but they all expected enough screenspace for them. "Hence we chose to go with lesser known faces. More over we thought it is wise to cast fresh faces for the suspense element will be maintained."
Heaping laurels on Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vishal says his music is as usual energetic and peppy. "My association with Yuvan has been meaningful. I go to Yuvan with a film if there is something in it for him, and he delivers more than what I expect."
Talking about the film, director Thiru says, 'It is a visual treat for youngsters. Unlike Vishal's recent films which were action-oriented, TVP will be more romantic'.
"The Vishal you see in films is totally different from the real Vishal. He is trendy, suave and cool. In contrast, he is shown in films is an angry young main who comes to the city from a rural area only to cross swords with baddies."
"I know Vishal when I was working as an associate director for ‘Sathyam’. I wanted to bring on screen some real life qualities of Vishal. The end product is ‘Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai’, which will make you glued to the seats," he adds.
Vishal is playing a playboy in the film. So, is he a Casanova in real life? To this question, Thiru says, “The film only showcases certain stylish qualities of Vishal. The playboy character he is doing has no similarity to him. He is a gentleman in real life.”
On rumours that the film is inspired by a Hindi blockbuster, “there is no truth in such baseless reports. The script is original, different and will be new to Tamil cinema. The movie will tell you the answer once it hit the screens.”
Kacheri Aarambam Preview
Kacheri Aarambam - The game starts
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, November 17, 2009]

For Jeeva, ‘Thenavattu’ has perhaps showed the commercial route after trying hands in off-beat films like ‘Ram’ and ‘Kattradhu Thamizh’. Next from the actor’s den is ‘Kacheri Aarambam’, directed by a newcomer Thiraivannan.
Produced by R B Choudary for Super Good Films, the movie features Poonam Bajwa opposite Jeeva again. The two had acted together in ‘Thenavattu’ before. “I had not recommended Poonam for the role. She was the director’s choice,” says Jeeva. Thiraivannan had worked with Boopathy Pandian, Seeman and Selvabharathy before. Says the director, “it is a typical commercial entertainer. It is hilarious and there are enough action sequences too”.
On choosing Jeeva, Thiraivannan says, 'he is one of the young brigade of actors, who proved that he can excel in any kind of role. A complex character in ‘Kattradhu Thamizh’ was handled well by him, while in ‘Thenavattu’, he did with ease the role of a happy-go-lucky youngster.”
“Jeeva and Poonam Bajwa shared wonderful onscreen chemistry in ‘Thenavattu’. I felt there was nothing wrong in repeating the winning combination,” says Thiraivannan, justifying Jeeva’s statement.
Heaping laurels on producer Choudary, the director says, “he is encouraging and has the knack of tapping the right talent. He has introduced many film-makers to the industry and many of them have gone on to become legends. I am happy and privileged to associate myself with Super Good Films”.
Imman is scoring the music. “It is a commercial entertainer and I was inspired to come up with racy tunes once I heard the script,” says the music composer. Jeeva, on his part, expresses confidence that ‘Kacheri Aarambam’ will go on to become a hit.”
Odipolaama Preview
Odipolaama - Running race
IndiaGlitz [Saturday, November 14, 2009]
A film’s destiny starts with its title. A racy title always catches attention and an apt example is ‘Odipolaama’, a film starring Parimal, actress Sangeetha’s brother and Sandhya in lead roles. The movie is directed by Kanmani, who earlier wielded the megaphone for 'Aaha Ethanai Azhagu'.
"'Odipolaama’ would be a romantic entertainer but with a difference. It is the story of two people who are not in love with each other but decide to elope. The movie narrates their travails and tribulations,” the director says.
Throwing more light, he says, “I conceived the storyline long back and was waiting for a right opportunity to make it as a film. Parimal and Sandhya fit to their respective roles well. The movie has been shaped up in an interesting way.”
The rest of the cast includes Vasundhara, Mahadevan, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Suman Shetty and Thambi Ramaiah. Produced by V Barani, the movie has music by D Imman and cinematography by Anji.
Says Parimal, "I come from a family with a strong filmi background. I grew up watching movies. So I had no hesitation whatsoever in accepting 'Odipolaama'. I am thankful to the support from my family members, especially my sister."
On the movie, he says, “All credits should go to director Kanmani. Each and every scene is interesting and it is all due to him. My thanks to Sandhya and other colleagues who helped me a lot as this is my debut movie.”
On her part, Sandhya says, “ ‘Odipolaama’ will be an important movie in my career. The script is so gripping and my role has been given enough importance. It is not a run-of-the-mill kind of story, but a knot with so may twists and turns.”
Expressing happiness that her sibling has entered tinsel town, Sangeetha says, “I am proud that one more member from my family is in films. My brother needs all your blessings. I am hopeful that he will make it big.”
She adds: “I am happy that Parimal has done a fine job. And I am aware that hard work always pays rich dividends. I wish not just my brother, but the entire team of ‘Odipolaama’ a great success.”
A major portion of the movie was shot in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangkok. Being made in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously, 'Odipolaama' will hit the screens soon.
Yogi Preview
Yogi - One and only
IndiaGlitz [Sunday, October 25, 2009]
Filmmaker Ameer is back. This time as an actor. He is playing the lead role in ‘Yogi’, directed by Subramaniam Siva of ‘Thiruda Thirudi’ fame. Produced by Ameer’s home production Team Works, plans are on to release the movie this Deepavali.
“Life in slums has changed a lot. There are many graduates and IT workers living there. We have chronicled the travails of a youth living in one such Chennai slum in ‘Yogi’,” says Ameer.
“We chose to do a movie around Chennai hutments, a hitherto unexplored area. The protagonist Yogeswaran alias Yogi leads a happy-go-lucky life and the events that he comes across in his life make up the story,” he adds.
On his playing the lead role, Ameer says, “I am comfortable directing movies. My movies ‘Mounam Pesiyadhae’, ‘Ram’ and ‘Paruthiveeran’ were well-received. But Subramaniam Siva insisted that I do the lead in ‘Yogi’. I took it as a challenge. I had rigorous workouts, reduced my weight and followed a strict diet to prepare myself for the role.”
The biggest challenge that Ameer faced on donning the greasepaint was from the director in him who awoke every time he stood before the camera. “Thankfully Subramaniam Siva took charge. He made me feel at ease and extracted the best out of me,” says Ameer. About the delay in the movie’s release, he says, “it is no easy task to shoot in various slums of Chennai. We had to wait patiently for several weeks, even to shoot one scene and incurred huge costs.
The whole team, however, worked hard. All credit to the technicians who managed to shoot the movie without much hassles. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is another highlight of the film.”
On working with Subramaniam Siva, he says, “people know him as “Manmadha Rasa” director. But he was the one who gave us a serious romantic story in a lighter vein in ‘Thiruda Thirudi’. I was impressed with his work when I shot for ‘Yogi’. He is sure to go places after this.”
Kanden Kadhalai Preview
Kanden Kadhalai - When they met
IndiaGlitz [Friday, October 23, 2009]
Love stories always come with a charm. If told beautifully, never had they failed to mesmerise movie lovers. 'Kanden Kadhalai', starring Bharath and Tamannah in the lead, may fall into this category.
A remake of blockbuster Hindi movie 'Jab We Met', the film directed by Kannan of 'Jayam Kondaan' fame is produced by Moser Baer and Blue Ocean Entertainment. Sun Pictures, known for its shrewd marketing strategies, has acquired the release rights.
Says director Kannan, "It is an entertaining movie and will be an instant hit with youngsters. A major portion of the movie was shot in Madurai and its adjoining areas. We erected a set resembling a Buddha temple and canned a song sequence on it."
The original version, directed by Imtiaz Ali, featured Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. Imtiaz, who was the guest of honour at the music launch of 'Kanden Kadhalai', said during the event: "The mistakes I made in the original have been cleverly avoided by Kannan. I am sure that the Tamil version would make it big in the box office."
On the film, Bharath says: "These days, it’s not easy to get a look at the complete script at the outset itself. Most often, while shooting, we don't even know what the next scene would be. But things are not the same in 'Kanden Kadhalai', thanks to director Kannan, who was ready with the full script even before the film could take off.'
Dhananjayan of Moser Baer says they decided to do the film in Tamil mainly because of its appealing theme. "Kannan and his team deserve kudos for their work," he says.
The movie is about Sakthi (Bharath) and Anjali (Tamannah). Sakthi, a down-to-earth unsuccessful young lad meets Anjali, a bubbly young girl with her own dreams and passions.
As their journey begin, they are thrown open to fun, frolic, pain and emotions. Mumbai model Sapan Saran plays the role of the second heroine while 'Silandhi' fame Munna plays another hero. The film has music by Vidyasagar.
Peranmai Preview
Peranmai - A man and his mission
IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, September 30, 2009]
Nothing is going to stop film buffs from getting charged up this Deepavali. For, 'Peranmai', an action-packed heavy budget entertainer directed by S P Jananathan with 'Jayam' Ravi in the lead is getting ready to hit the screens.
Ravi has lost weight for the role of a forest officer in this film. He plays a one-man army in 'Peranmai', similar to that of Sylvester Stallone in 'Rambo'. Vasundra, Saranya, Varsha, Tanusika and Liyasree play the lead female roles.
"I was impressed when Jananathan narrated the story to me. I did rigorous work-outs to suit the role. I learnt martial arts and archery for the movie. Shooting in dense jungles was a great experience," says the actor.
Hailing Ravi, Jananathan says, "He is an actor of commitment and dedication. I am sure that this film is going to be a milestone in Ravi's career."
'Peranmai' is produced by Ayngaran International, a production house synonym with grandeur. After the critical success of 'Iyarkkai' and the commercial success of 'E', Jananathan has been entrusted with the job of making 'Peranmai' by Karunamoorthy and Arun Pandian of Ayngaran.
Thanks to the producers, the film will be seeing some novel technical stuff like helicopter cameras being used for the first time in Tamil cinema.
According to reliable sources, the movie is about how a forest officer (played by Ravi), with the help of five girls, foils the plans of terrorists to enter the country.
Former Mr Universe and Hollywood actor Roland Kickinger plays the baddie. The film has Ravi doing a full length action role as a tribal and forest guard who fights against international terrorists led by Kickinger who are trying to destroy our forest and thereby the ecological system using bio technology.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Vettaikkaran (Vijay)

RADHE KRISHNA 09-12-2009


இந்த விமர்சனம் யார் மனதையும் புண்படுத்த அல்ல।
உங்கள் விருப்பு வெறுப்புக்களை மறந்து சிரிக்க
வேட்டைக்காரன். எம்.ஜி.ஆர் நடித்த திரைப்படத்தின்
பெயரில் வெளிவர இருக்கும் தற்கால எம்.ஜி.ஆர்,
சூப்பர் ஸ்டார் விஜய் 'நடிப்பில்' வெளிவர இருக்கும்
அதிரடி திரைப்படம். படம்தான் இன்னும்
வெளிவரவில்லையே, அதற்குள் எப்படி விமர்சனம்
வந்துள்ளது என குழம்ப வேண்டாம். படத்தின்
இயக்குனர் என் நண்பனின் நண்பர் அல்ல. அதனால்
அவரிடம் மட்டும் இந்தப்படத்தை நேற்று திரையிட்டுக்
காட்டியுள்ளார் இயக்குனர். நானும் அப்படியே
ஆர்வமிகுதியில் ஒட்டிக்கொண்டு படத்தை
பார்த்துவிட்டேன். என்னுடன் அப்படியே ஒரு
இருநூறு பேர் பார்த்தனர். அவர்களுடன் ஒரு
இரண்டாயிரம் பேர் பார்த்தனர். இது மக்களுக்கு
படத்தின் மீதுள்ள ஆர்வத்தையே காட்டியது. 
வழக்கமாய் ஒவ்வொரு படத்துக்கும் ஒவ்வொரு
கெட்டப் போட்டு மேக்கப்பிலும், நடிப்பிலும்
வித்தியாசம் காட்டும் விஜய் இந்தப்படத்தில் தனது
இயல்பான முகத்தில் நான்கு நாள் மீசை தாடியுடன்
நடித்துள்ளார். 'மதுர' திரைப்படத்தில் கர்சீப்பை
காலிலும்,'போக்கிரி'யில் கையிலும் கட்டி கெட்டப்
மாற்றி நடித்திருந்த விஜய் இந்தப் படத்தில் கர்சீப்பை
தலையில் கட்டி மிகவும் வித்தியாசமான கெட்டப்பில்
கதை என்னவென்றால், விஜய் உழைத்துதான்
'உணவு' உண்ண வேண்டும் என்ற கொள்கை
கொண்ட இளைஞர். ஆனால் தற்சமயம்
வேலையில்லாமல் இருக்கும் காரணத்தால் ஓசியில்
'டீ' மட்டுமே குடித்து வாழ்கிறார்.
இதுவரையில் விஜய் படங்களில் நாம் பார்த்திராத
(கேட்டிராத) அறிமுகப் பாடல் இப்படத்தில் உண்டு.
'டண்டனக்கு டண்டணக்கு' என்பதற்கு பதிலாக
'டண்டானக்கு டண்டாணக்கு' என மிகவும் புதிதாக
இசையமைத்துள்ளார் விஜய் ஆண்டனி. "நீ அடிச்சா
தான் மாஸ்.. நான் கடிச்சாலே மாஸ்" போன்ற பஞ்ச்
டயலாக்குகளுடன் தொடங்கிய படம், காமடியன்
சத்யனுடன் சில நகைச்சுவைகள், பின் உள்ளூர்
தாதாவின் கடையடைப்பை எதிர்த்து அவர்களை
துவம்சம் பண்ணுதல், பின் ஊர்காரர்கள் இவருக்கு
ஆரத்தி எடுத்தல் என்பது போன்ற படு வித்தியாசமான
காட்சிகளுடன் கதை விர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ரென நகர்கிறது.
இந்நிலையில் நண்பர்களுடன் வெட்டி அரட்டை
அடித்துக்கொண்டிருக்கும் போது ஒரு பஸ் ஸ்டாப்பில்
அனுஷ்காவை சந்திக்கிறார் விஜய். அனுஷ்காவின்
பாவாடை ஓரமாக கிழிந்துள்ளதைக் கண்டு
அனுஷ்காவை தெருவில் வைத்தே திட்டி தீர்க்கிறார்.
இந்தியாவின் பொருளாதாரம் இதனால் எப்படி
பாதிக்கப்படுகிறது என்பது பற்றியும், ஓபாமாவின்
வீட்டு நாய்க்கு இதனால் எப்படி வயித்துப்போக்கு
ஏற்பட்டது எனவும், மிகவும் காட்டமாகவும்,
தீவிரமாகவும் விளக்குகிறார்.
தனது வலது கையை மார்பு வரையில் மல்லாக்க
உயர்த்தி, "கிழிஞ்சாதான் பாவாட.. கிழியலேனா
மானாட மயிலாட" என்று 'அர்த்தத்துடன்' பஞ்ச்
டயலாக் பேசுகிறார். அனுஷ்காவை கிழிந்த
பாவாடையை தைக்கும் படி திட்டிவிட்டு, பின்
தன் வீட்டில் தனது கிழிந்த ட்ரவுசரைப் பார்த்து
அழுகும் காட்சியில் விஜய் பின்னியிருக்கிறார்.
அழுதுகொண்டே ஸ்விட்சர்லாந்தில் ஒரு குத்துப்
பாட்டு பாடுகிறார். இதற்கு நடுவில் அனுஷ்கா
பாவாடையை மாற்றியவுடன் ஒரு குத்துப் பாடல்
வருகிறது. (இந்தப் பாடலில் அனுஷ்காவின்
உடைக்கு முதலில் போட்டிருந்த கிழிந்த பாவாடையே
பரவாயில்லையென ரசிகர்கள் முணுமுணுத்தது கே
ட்டது) இந்தக்கட்டத்தில் தான் கதையில் யாருமே
எதிர்பாராத திருப்பம் வருகிறது, அதாவது
அனுஷ்காவுக்கு விஜய் மேல் காதல் பிறக்கிறது.
ஆனால் விதியோ சதி செய்கிறது!! "யாருமே
பார்க்காத அந்த பாவாடை கிழிசலை நீ எப்படி
பார்த்த? நீ பார்த்துதொலைச்சது மட்டுமல்லாமல்
ஊரையெல்லாம் கூட்டி என் தங்கச்சியோட
மானத்தை வாங்கிவிட்டியேடா!!" என
கத்திக்கொண்டே அனுஷ்காவின் அண்ணன்
திரையில் நுழையும் சமயம் இடைவேளை
ஓரமாய் பாவாடை கிழிந்ததற்காக ஆத்திரத்தில்
கத்திய விஜய், குத்துப்பாடல்களில் பாவாடையே
போடாமல் ஆடும் அனுஷ்காவை ஒன்றுமே
சொல்லாதது பெண் ரசிகைகள் மத்தியில்
சலசலப்பை ஏற்படுத்தியுள்ளது. குத்துப் பாட்டு
முடிந்தவுடன் விஜயின் முதுகில் கத்தியால் ஒரு
குத்து விழுகிறது. திரும்பிப் பார்த்தால் தன்னுடன்
ஒரு காலத்தில் கபடி விளையாடிய பஞ்சாப்
அணியின் கேப்டனும், அனுஷ்காவின் அண்ணனும்
நிற்கிறார்கள். தாங்கள் குத்தவில்லையென்றும்,
இயக்குனர் தான் விஜய் செய்யும் அலும்பு
தாங்காமல் குத்தச் சொன்னார் எனவும் அவர்கள்
எவ்வளோ முறை கெஞ்சியும் விஜய் அவர்களை
மன்னிக்காமல் ஊரே அதிரும்படி கர்ஜிக்கிறார்.
பின் குத்துப்பட்ட காயம் ஆறுவதற்குள்
அனுஷ்காவை திருமணம் செய்து காட்டுவதாக
சபதம் எடுக்கிறார் விஜய். பின்பாதி படத்தில்
முதுகில் ரத்தம் சொட்டியபடியே மிகவும்
சிரமப்பட்டு நடித்திருக்கிறார். விஜய்யின்
வேதனையை பொறுக்க முடியாத நண்பர் சத்யன்,
விஜய்யின் ரத்தகாயத்தில் 'M-Seal' பூசி அடைக்க
வரும் சமயத்தில், விஜய் அவரை தடுத்து,
உழைப்பின் உன்னதத்தை பற்றி, நமீதாவுடன் ஒரு
ரீமிக்ஸ் பாடல் பாடுகிறார். "ஏன்டா இவன்
சம்பந்தமில்லாம பாடுறான்?" என்ற குழப்பத்தில்
அழுதுகொண்டே சத்யன் வெளியேரும் போது நம்
கண்களில் நீர் பெருக்கெடுக்கிறது. வில்லனின்
சதியால்(??!!!) நண்பனை இழந்த ஆத்திரத்தில்,
தான் செய்த சபதம் கடைசி சீனில் நினைவுக்கு வர,
வெறிகொண்ட வேங்கையென எதிரிகளை
வேட்டையாடப் புறப்படுகிறார் வேட்டைக்காரன்
விஜய்.  வில்லனை வீழ்த்தினாரா? பஞ்சாப்
கேப்டன் அனுஷ்காவின் மேல் வைத்திருக்கும்
ஒரு தலை காதல் என்ன ஆனது? சபதத்தில்
விஜய் ஜெயித்தாரா? முதுகில் ரத்தம் நின்றதா?
சத்யன் என்ன ஆனார்? ஆடியோ கேசட்டில்
இருக்கும் இன்னும் ஒரு குத்துபாடல் எப்போது
வரும்? போன்ற பல விஷயங்களுக்கு அழகாக
விடை சொல்கிறது இந்த வேட்டைக்காரன். 
குடும்பத்துடன் பார்க்கக்கூடிய விஜயின்
வித்தியாசமான படங்களின் வரிசையில்,
மற்றுமொரு வைரம் தான், இந்த
வேட்டைக்காரன். வேட்டைக்காரன் வெல்வான்.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


RADHE KRISHNA 08-12-2009


We write with a heavy heart, to inform Devotees that
Sri Namaji, our spiritual leading light, the beacon
and Margabandhu of our life journey has left His mortal
body on Thursday, the 24th September to join the Lotus
feet of Sathguru Gnanananda. He was the inspiration
behind guiding force in all our activities, Avant Garde
of Gurujis mission, an unique personality in the field
of Namasankeerthan and above all, a thoroughly loving
and adorable leader. Namaji had taken ill early this
month when He had led a group of Bhagavathas to
Koteeswar and was receiving treatment at the All India
Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi for lung condition.
Later He was shifted to the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi.
Despite intensive treatment, the end came at 10.15 PM on
the 24th September, 2009.
His mortal remains were brought by special Aircraft to
Chennai on the evening of 25th and taken to Thennangur
immediately. He was laid to rest on the morning of
Saturday, the 26th in a Samadhi at Thennangur in
accordance with full Vedic procedures. Hundreds of
devotees, mostly local and a lot from abroad who could
make immediate travel arrangements had congregated at
Thennangur. Further religious functions in connection
with the Samadhi took place at Thennangur on 5th, 6th
and 7th of October. A large number of devotees and
Bhagavathas paid homage. It is proposed to construct a
Thulasi Maadam and Meditation hall at the Samadhi site
in due course.
We humbly pray to our Sathguru Gnanananda, our Guruji
and Namaji to continue to shower their ever flowing
blessings on one and all and guide us at this critical

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mavika dance on 04-12-2009 Saturday

RADHE KRISHNA 04-12-2009


ON 04-12-2009 SATURDAY

Friday, December 4, 2009


RADHE KRISHNA 04-12-2009


Thursday, December 3, 2009


RADHE KRISHNA 03-12-2009


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Of studying predictions
Babu Kalayil

Enthused by the predictions of a person who claims to
possess the gift of extra sensory perception (ESP),
the University of Kerala has granted permission to one
of its senior professors to be a co-investigator in a
project of the Department of Science & Technology under
the Central Government.

Babu Kalayil has, over the years, through his ESP
faculty made "predictions" on the movement of planetary
bodies, including collision between celestial objects,
earthquakes, unusual rise in temperature and the like.
He claims to have predicted even the major earthquake
that caused the tsunami in December 2004, exactly two
months earlier.

The services of G. Renuka, Professor in the Department
of Physics, will be made available for the scientific
evaluation of the project, titled, "Effects of Extra
Sensory Perception on ecological and space disasters",
to be undertaken by the B.K. Research Association for
ESP, an organisation based at Dhanuvachapuram in the
district, of which Mr. Kalayil is the director.

Dr. Renuka, with three decades of research experience,
has specialised in space plasmas, fusion plasmas and

She has already guided research work for nearly
15 PhDs. and 20 M.Phil. degrees. S. Antony, also
possessing a research degree, is the principal

Dr. Renuka says that on August 2, 2001, Babu had
predicted the presence of water on Mars, a month
before a team of Hungarian scientists reported the
presence of water on the red planet. Scientists at
the Berkeley University of California had claimed
to have discovered a new planet, 50 light years
from the earth, in 2004. Mr. Babu had, in 1998,
predicted the existence of such a planet. Dr. Renuka
also notes that Mr. Kalayil had predicted, again
using ESP, sounds similar to thunder emanating from
Titan, one of the 10 moons of Saturn. It was in
October, 2004, that he made this prediction, which
was firmed up on January 16, 2005.

Predictions made on the basis of ESP usually do not
have many takers, mainly on account of the fact that
they are not supported by proper scientific data or
established theories.

Mr. Kalayil's project has been submitted to the DS &
T through the Kerala State Council for Science,
Technology and Environment.

J. Ajith Kumar

Sensing earthquakes

Was the earthquake that claimed thousands of lives
in the Kashmir region in the sub-continent "predicted"
by a person who claims to possess the faculty of Extra
Sensory Perception (ESP)?

A month before the tragedy struck, Babu Kalayil,
a 35-year-old youth and a resident of Undancode on
the Tamil Nadu border, had warned that there could
be serious repercussions on earth owing to solar

He had been quoted as saying that India, Pakistan,
Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Japan and
Russia will be affected by earthquakes before January.
He has also predicted earthquake over other countries
in Asia.

Babu was in the news earlier too for having "forecast"
the December 26 quake and the resultant tsunami.

A report quoting Babu had appeared in Tamil newspapers
in mid-November last, saying that several States in India
as well as the Andaman Nicobar Islands, would be hit by
the effects of a massive earthquake. Babu had claimed to
have "seen" heat waves emanating from the sun and causing
disturbances on earth.

J. Ajith Kumar