Sunday, October 26
The king of opening Ultimate Star Ajith, fondly called as 'Thala' is back again after the blockbuster hit Billa with Aegan. His first and the only release for the year, it has been in the limelight since production. Ayngaran International, the market leader in overseas film distribution has stepped into the shoes of a producer along with actor-turned-producer Arun Pandian for Aegan. Raju Sundaram makes his debut as a director and has also written the script which seems to be inspired by Farah Khan's Main Hoon Naa starring Sharukh.
Aegan has Ajith and Nayantara romancing once again on screen after their successful combo in Billa. The pair shares a much better chemistry as the lead pair in Aegan. The movie also stars Suman, Nasser, Jayaram, Suhasini, Navdeep and Poi Solla Porum Piya. Yuvanshankar Raja has composed music for Aegan, making it a hat trick with Ajith. The cinematography is taken care of by Arjun Jana, an assistant to P.C. Sreeram and Nirav Shah. Stunts are by Stun Siva. Anu Vardhan has designed the costumes for Ajith.
What's It About?
Commissioner Nasser and his department are hunting for evidence to nab pharmaceutical tycoon John Chinnappa (Suman) for his life-threatening adulteration in medicines and other illegal activities. Ramprasad (Devan), Chinnappa's closest friend and partner in crime, turns approver and is on his way to testify against him in court. Along with the policemen protecting him, he is attacked by Chinnappa's men but manages to escape. The Commissioner, frustrated about the security measures of his men, hands over the task of finding and arresting Ramprasad to his son Siva (Ajith), a brave and honest CID officer. To carry out this mission, Siva is ordered to join a college in Ooty disguised as a student where Ramprasad's daughter Pooja (Piya) is a student. The Commissioner plans to arrest Ramprasad when he visits his daughter.
After enrolling as a student, Siva tries to become friendly with Pooja and her gang to know where her father is hiding. In the meanwhile, he also gets to romance Mallika (Nayantara), a professor at the same college. The twist in the tale comes when Siva comes to know that he is an orphan, finding this bitter truth from his long-lost mother (Suhasini) and his brother Narain (Navdeep). The remaining plot revolves around how he finds Ramprasad, who then leads him to Chinnappa.
Ajith is at his best when it comes to his looks in Aegan. Anu Vardhan has created wonders with her costume design in Billa and she does the same here, in a more fashionable way. It has been a while since we saw Ajith doing comedy in his movies; in Aegan, his comic scenes with Jayaram, Kochin Hanifa and Nayantara are quite enjoyable, specifically when Thala sings his popular melody 'Unnai Partha Pinbu Naan' from Kadhal Mannan to romance Nayantara. Thala's dance steps for the songs and his style in the action sequences are applaudable. Ajith's charisma and his presence are felt in every scene. Ajith has justified his words in his interviews when it comes to entertaining his fans. The first half of the movie is mainly targeted at satisfying his huge fan following.
Nayantara has proved once again that she is the hottest among the femme fatales of Kollywood. Male audiences will be thrilled by her outfits. She is here to stay as the 'dream girl' of the men for long. Jayaram, as the principal of the college, brings in a few laughs along with Sathyan. Nasser, Suhasini and Kochin Hanifa have played their roles with ease. Sreeman, as the side-kick of Suman, gives an impressive performance. The character with least impact on the audience is Suman. After his equal and vital performance with Super Star Rajinikanth in Sivaji as his arch rival, expectations were high on him. But in Aegan, he is scripted to be merely a comical villain who sobs after killing his men for their failures. His role could have been shaped better.
For the Techie Lovers
In the technical department, Aegan is above average and excellent, at times. Arjun Jana is splendid with his camera work, maintaining the tones and shades we had seen earlier in Billa. The colorization is immensely good and gives the viewer a 'cool' feeling. The look and feel is awesome. Editing by Vijayan and art direction by Milan is worth mentioning. Yuvanshankar Raja has given a few hit songs and an average re-recording. Raju Sundaram has added another feather to his cap as a director and writer who has made this movie suiting the taste of the Tamil audience and mainly have the eager fans of Thala contented.
Ajith's Aegan is a refreshing entertainer from Ayngaran. Kudos to Raju Sundaram & Team! Thala Rocks! Watch it for Ajith..!
Plus: Ajith, Nayantara, Comic Relief, Less Emotional Drama and Songs
Ahem: Suman's Characterization. Average Second Half and the Climax Fight Sequence.
Best to Watch with: Family and friends
Genre: Action / Comedy
Movie Rating: 1.5/5
Friday, October 24
Rumour are circulating that Vijay’s new film directed by Prabhu Deva is going to be a remake of the Hindi film Soldier. Vijay usually does the remake of Telugu hits; so has he changed language this time?
Ajit’s Billa, a remake of the 80's hit Billa with Rajinikanth in the lead was a copy of the SRK starrer Don, which was again a remake the 80's hit with Amitabh Bachan as the hero. It says that Ajit’s new film Aegan is a remake of the SRK starrer Mein Hoon Na.
Now Vijay, by appearing in the remake of Soldier, seems to be following the same path as Ajith; Soldier was released in 1998 with Bobby Deol and Preity Zinta in the lead roles. Vijay will have Nayantara as his lady love and shooting will take place at exotic locales of Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Biju Menon will be the villain.
Wednesday, October 22
The man who enthralled everyone with his musical talent has a story to say. And here he comes with his story. Yuvanshankar Raja, the eminent music composer, will turn into a producer soon while attempting to picturise a beautiful story that he has written. He has started his own production house – Pearl Stone Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Yuvanshankar Raja said that he has always had this desire to see his creativity take the form of cinema. He also added that cinema is a powerful medium through which various ideas can be conveyed effectively and he would like to paint the silver screen with his ideas. “As a musician, I have so many things left to be said, which I shall tell you in my films”, says the expert musician.
This yet-to-be-titled film will be directed by S.P. Sabha and will have his friend Mirchi Shiva (of Chennai 600028 and Saroja fame) in the lead. It is to be noted that S.P. Sabha is already directing Shiva in 16.
Also, this talented music director will work on a music album for Sony, which will release in March or April 2009. The theme of this album would be love. With the way the album is coming up, he is absolutely confident that it will strike a chord in the audience just like A.R.Rahman’s music albums did. But Yuvan has no idea of making an appearance in his music album.
Well, this is a great Deepavali for Yuvanshankar Raja – Aegan’s songs (composed by him) have become hugely popular and now this decision of filmmaking! It is a double Deepavali bonanza for Yuvanshankar Raja.
Sunday, October 19
Retiring veteran Sourav Ganguly made it clear that he does not regret quitting the game after the Australia series even though runs continue to flow from his blade but was rather ambiguous about a possible comeback, saying "we'll cross the bridge when we come to it." Ganguly's 16th Test century, although laboured, proved he has not lost his appetite for runs and the left-hander said it was hugely satisfying coming against the world number one team.
But he said it would not have any effect on his decision to retire after the series. "No, it's the right decision and I don't have any regrets," Ganguly said when asked if it made him feel bad that he was leaving the scene despite some cricket still left in him.
Asked why he was retiring when he still is good enough to continue, Ganguly said, "I don't want to play anymore. I have been playing well for the last two years, except that series in Sri Lanka. I feel time has come for me to go." It was when asked about possibility of coming out from retirement that Ganguly was little ambiguous.
"We'll cross the bridge when it comes. As it stands, I'm retiring after this series," he said. The former India captain also said that he was not a victim of any circumstances. "No, it was my personal decision," he said.
Wednesday, October 15
Have you watched the recent comic entertainer Poi Solla Porom yet? If you have, did you rack your brains to recall why the bubbly heroine looked so familiar?
Indeed, Piya's strength is her looks. She reigned as the most-wanted performer during her stint in the ad world. In fact, during 2007, she appeared in 60 different ad films. With a mop of attractive curls and dazzling eyes, she has now become the darling of Kollywood too.
Born in Kanpur, Piya's family, including her mother and sister, are into the teaching profession. A maverick among this ambitious and studious lot, Piya strongly opted for modelling and has found heart-felt enjoyment and profound success in her chosen profession. Her transition into films from the modelling realm has also brought her a wider reach. Following Poi Solla Porom, Piya will be seen in a meaty role in Ajith's Aegan. In a particular sequence in which she has to offer an emotionally-packed performance, all the spectators at the set had appreciated her acting, comparing her with the famous 'Anjali Pappa'. Though initially Piya was perplexed with the remark, after elaborate enquiry, she found that Anjali was one of the audiences' favourite characters on screen.
So, what did the Aegan hero advise Piya? "Always be sincere in your work. That will only lift you up above everything," is what the determined performer told her.
Armed with that precious counsel, Piya is all set to explore the exciting opportunities that keep coming her way now. Will she carve a substantial place for herself in the industry? We will have to wait and watch!
Sunday, October 12
He might be 45, but Johnny Depp still rules ladies' hearts, and a new survey justifies that. According to a new poll, the Hollywood hunk has been voted as the world's sexiest man.
The 'World's Sexiest Men' survey, headed by 'Cosmopolitan' magazine has revealed that the heartthrob snatched the top spot leaving behind George Clooney to nab the second place - both in their 40's. However, following the third place was Jake Gyllenhaal, who's just in his 27th year.
Daniel Craig and Brad Pitt, who are in their 40s took away the fourth and the fifth rank, respectively. Interestingly, only three men in their 20 somethings made it to the Top 25 list, namely, 'Brokeback Mountain' star Jake Gyllenhaal, British actor James McAvoy who came in No. 6 while singer Justin Timberlake at No. 7. The survey featured singer-actor Will Smith bagging the 8th spot, followed by ace-footballer David Beckham and actor Wentworth Miller.
"Both George Clooney and Johnny Depp just keep getting better with age," the Daily Star quoted Lizzi Hosking of 'Cosmopolitan' as saying. The top 25 hunks are:
1 Johnny Depp, 45
2 George Clooney, 47
3 Jake Gyllenhaal, 27
4 Daniel Craig, 40
5 Brad Pitt, 44
6 James McAvoy, 29
7 JustinTimberlake, 27
8 Will Smith, 40
9 David Beckham, 33
10 Wentworth Miller, 36
11 Christian Bale, 34
12 Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 31
13 Take That: Gary Barlow, 37, Mark Owen, 36, Howard Donald, 40 and Jason Orange, 38
14 Ashton Kutcher, 30
15 Dermot O'Leary, 35
16 David Tennant, 37
17 Patrick Dempsey, 42
18 Clive Owen, 44
19 Pierce Brosnan, 55
20 Mark Ronson, 33
21 Gordon Ramsay, 41
22 Russell Brand, 33
23 Pharrell Williams, 35
24 Ryan Reynolds, 31
25 Olivier Martinez, 42
Thursday, October 9
Aegan is a forthcoming Tamil feature film currently being directed by Raju Sundaram, who with Aegan will direct his maiden film. Ajith Kumar acts in the lead role, whilst Nayantara, Navdeep, Suhasini Ratnam, Nassar and Jayaram also play roles in the film. The film, which has been under production since late 2007, has Yuvan Shankar Raja as the music composer. The film, produced by Ayngaran International, is set to be released on October 28, 2008 coinciding with Diwali.
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Wednesday, October 8
As you can see from the last snapshot by searching Infosys firing in google, you can see a red circle in the snapshot, here google says Did you mean “Infosys Hiring”. ( From Google Help page - Google’s spell checking software automatically checks whether your query uses the most common spelling of a given word. If it thinks you’re likely to generate better results with an alternative spelling, it will ask “Did you mean: (more common spelling)?”. Click the suggested spelling to launch a Google search for that).
It has got very significant meaning that Infosys has never been a hire and fire company, and it is a great achievement for a company and it is not a true news that infy is firing. Well infy is not in mood to fire.
And going completely against the tide is Infosys, which is actually planning to hire 25,000 people this year and is also contemplating recruiting about 1,000 more in China over the next two to three years. Infact insosys have lot of project and infy hyderabad is recruiting people like anything; check today times ascent also. Infy hyderabad is all to set its New campus at Uppal hyderabad.
Lets hope that the current situation of firing employees in top companies goes away fast.
Sunday, October 5
Romance can do wonders in a man's life. It can make a man or it can even break a man. Debutant director Prasad has chronicled the life of a youth, who life takes a huge turn after he develops a romance in ‘Kadhalil Vizhunthen’. The film-maker has passed out in flying colors and deserves credit for going about his work in a professional manner.
The end product, through gory and violent, leaves an impact with the audience.
With a lesser known star cast, director Prasad has managed to weave a sequence of some interesting and catchy sequences. Though a predictable storyline, the neat performance from the star cast, racy background of Vijay Anthony and brisk cinematography by Vijay Milton keeps us glues to the seats.
Due credit should be given to the lead pair Nakul and Sunaina. It is no easy task to take such a meaty role so early in their career. Both have got under the skin of their character to give their best. After Boys, the young actor has almost waited five years for his next. A worthy weight indeed for he has got to do a movie which one actor rarely comes across in Tamil cinema these days. He fits the role like T. His transformation from an innocent lovelorn youth to an angry young man desperate to save his romance deserves applause.
Sunaina with her girl-next-door look is adequate. It is indeed happy to see a heroine getting so much footage in a contemporary Tamil cinema. She manages to combine glamour with a strong performance. Sampath Raj, who impressed everyone withy films including ‘Chennai 28’ and ‘Saroja’, continues his good run. He plays a police officer on the run for the lover couple. Livingston's cameo needs to mention. The movie has a host of stars, who have played their part well.
Sabha (Nakul), a youth born and brought up in a Chennai slum, meets with an accident due to the negligence of Meera (Sunaina), a girl from a rich family. She ensures that Sabha is nursed back to his normal health. Her caring and amiable way, leaves an impact with Sabha. From hospital, he sets out on a mission to meet Meera and open his heart out.
What starts as a friendship blossoms as love between them. However fate takes a cruel turn when Sabha returns from Ooty after playing a football match to meet his beloved. He is informed that Meera has breathed her last. A shattered Sabha rushes to hospital only to see her body taken to post-mortem. Not believing that she is dead, he urged doctors to help save her. However when everyone insists that she is dead, Sabha slips to his own world imagining that Meera is still alive. He flees from Chennai with Meera's body imagining that she is still alive and both would lead a happy life far from the madding crowd. Anbu Selvan ( Sampath Raj), a police inspector goes on Sabha's search. He runs behind Sabha only to end up in vain in every attempt of his. Meanwhile, Sabha starts to live his own world with the body of Meera. After blood, gore and score of murders, Sabha gives up his life eventually.
Prasad seems to have been inspired by movies like ‘Guna’, ‘By2’, ‘7G Rainbow Colony’ and ‘Kadhal Kondein’. He has managed to draw a link between action and romance in the film, which works out well.
The real scene stealer is however Vijay Anthony. The high octave and peppy number “Nakka Mukka” is the USP of the film. It comes twice ion the film and it is thoroughly entertaining.
Produced by Umapathy in association with Sun Pictures. ‘Kadhalil Vizhunthen’ is a movie that dwells on romance. It is a feel-good movie with strong portrayals.
Thursday, October 2
* Eat More Smaller Meals
* Prepare Home Cooked Food
* No more Carbs after 8 PM
* Take Supplement
* Diet Menu
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