Jun 17, 2012

R.I.P. Kathryn / Karen !

And bye bye Wisteria Lane!! Yesterday was the last day of 'Desperate Housewives' in India. What a way to end it ! Though I had heard about what happens to one of the DH's (Susan), what I saw a few hours ago was so moving beyond my imagination. It was not the life of one of the entitled four but the death of someone else that was the unforgettable final episode. Watch it here:

I learnt while re-watching this climax in youtube that Ms. Kathryn, who played the role of Karen McCluskey in DH, died early this month, just 20 days after the screening of the last episode in the US. in this one terrific song, the death of a true friend & wife, the birth of a baby marking the grand-motherhood of two of the DH's, a Wedding, a reunion and a new love were all emotionally captured. Lastly, what a song by Johnny Mathis!! Watch it with its beautiful lyrics:

Jun 13, 2012

Parental Love

Surya is celebrating this week's NVOK as 'Fathers' Week', which was natural to expect from him after his 'Vaaranam ayiram'. While thinking about it, I was reminded of 'I love you Daddy' which he used to say often in V.A. Now, the qn. I got was, "How to say that in Tamil?" The thought spread to "How to convey in Tamil, love between any two non-romantic relationships? Nesikkiren? Turns out that even that is used more for romantic love than non-romantic love.

Do I have to do it again? 'Anbu' is such a very commonly used word used for it, but that is a noun. Why not verbalize it? AnbikkiREn sounds right, doesn't it? Google shows no results for it. So this sunday, please wish your dad
உங்களை மிகவும் அன்பிக்கிறேன் அப்பா. தந்தையர் தின வாழ்த்துக்கள் !! ('Ungalai migavum anbikkiREn AppA. Thandhaiyar dhina vaazhthukkaL!') . :-)

Feb 16, 2012

Ek Deewana Mein

Isn't it a lovely coincidence that, like VTV, its Hindi version too is released on the month of Valentine's day? VTV has been the most unforgettable Indian movie of the last 20 years for me. What a movie!! Every time I watched it in Sathyam (and the one time in PVR, Skywalk) was a unique lovely experience. How I wish I was in Chennai this week!! 'Ye Maya Chesave' fell short in most fronts compared to VTV due to Chaitanya's dumb acting and the climax. Memories aside, I am concerned about which climax I will end up watching, because the news is that, Gautam has the 'original' (Tamil) climax for urban centers and the 'happy' (Telugu) version for rural ones. In Gujarat where Hollywood movies are mostly released in Hindi-dubbed versions, I have to keep my fingers crossed.

I also would have preferred a more poetic title than the chosen one. Especially since the first line from the original song was already tried as title (Ek Haseena Thi) with promising stars (Urmila & Saif) and bombed big time.

The songs in Hindi wern't as exciting as VTV's originals. Uninspiring lyrics of Javed Akhtar aside, most disappointingly, my favorite 'Mannippaya' was rendered by Madhushree. Why her, Rahman, why her? Whats wrong with Shreya's soothing, pain-inflicted, longing voice? Talking about Madhushree, she recently killed 'Un perey theriyathu' (Engeyum eppodhum).

Now, thinking about that song, especially its second interlude, I wonder what would have been going on in Ananya's (Ayilya) mind when she got engaged with a 'businessman Anjaneyan'? I know it is her personal life and choice, and I have no clue about this Anjaneyan guy, but couldnt help the above thought, as 'Un perey' was the song of Ananya I have seen most times.

The title of this post is mine for linking VTV with Anjaneya.