Thursday, August 31, 2006

Day 29 - Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu

Spoiler warning: Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu plot & climax revealed!!!

Leo da Mirci often says “A movie is one where I am in move after the V!!!”

I thought I should never review a movie on my blog or write anything analyzing a movie in my blog. But somehow after watching VV, could not stop writing.

The first half was excellent, sitting on the edge of the seat to know who committed the murders. But once the film entered the last one hour, it was nothing but a remake of Kaaka Kaaka (henceforth KK).

  • Let us finish off the known stuff – Gautham, Jyotika, Harris, Thamarai, Vijay Antony etc. etc…

  • Vettiayaadu Vilayaadu and Kaaka Kaaka - solli paarunga the tone is almost the same and the two words in each movie name start with the same letter (similarity konjam simple…. aaanaa powerful!!!)

  • KK Srikanth is Amuthan here. In both movies he keeps on saying “Ila.. Ilaa”

  • Amuthan in VV says “Raagahavaan….” in the same tone Paandya says “Anbuchelvan….”

  • In VV, the voice of Ilamaran and his modulation is almost the same as Paandya in Kaaka Kaaka.

  • In both movies, eppo paathaalum villains “Avla thookuvaen” “Ivala thookuvaen” nu sollittae alairaanga.

  • The villains have long hair in both movie and they keep on repeating the famous three letter word in tamil!! (oth**)

  • The meeting between Aradhana and Raaghavan on the road pavement is almost the same as the one between Maya and Anbuchelvan in the movie KK. Even a vehicle comes to hit Jyotika in both movies. However in VV she escapes.

  • The climax is shot early morning in both movies. The bluish background color is almost the same.

  • In VV during the climax scene where Raghavan meets Ilamaran on the top of a half-constructed building after the long chase, you can do nothing but remember Anbu and Paandya meeting in a similar place in KK after a long chase. Luckily in VV, we do not hear “Dei Tamilnadu Police!!!

  • Adyar Bridge….. in KK where Pandya and his gang are surrounded with vehicles from all sides and in VV where the body is hanged from the bridge. Even the time it was taken(the darkness) is almost the same.

  • Paartha Muthal Naale - the song, if not the visuals reminds us of Ondra renda…

  • Jyotika is kidnapped and held hostage. The villain calls the hero on his mobile and asks him to come to his place.

  • Jyotika dies… (appa Jyotika saavula Gauthamku enna thaan santhoshamo!!!)

Even Kamal’s flash back reminded me of Vetri Vizha…(anothe VV) Amala, I think is kidnapped the same way in a van…

Gautham running out of ideas is adjustable, running out of actors (the same actors again and again) is acceptable, running out of dubbing artists and speech modulations is tolerable (Amuthan’s tone in VV, Pandya’s tone for Ila in VV etc…) but what is not at all tolerable is running out of names for characters – many names are repeated. (Maya, Ila etc…). I think there is a reason behind this (read last paragraph for the reason!!!).

Extra fitting

While I was watching the first half the murders reminded me a lot of the name “Ajith”. I felt that these murders, killing spree and everything – I have across somewhere in my life… A murder leading to the investigation of lot many murders that happened in the past, many people killed and buried in the same place, body parts cut into pieces etc…and somehow Ajith came to my mind again and again… I was afraid that I was some Ajith in my previous piravi who killed many people. Finally after a long time it dawned!!! JuinorVikatan… Anybody remembers “Kutravaali thappa mudiyaathu” by Ajith Aadhithyaa ? - a thodar on gruesome murders and how they were found out years after the killing. It was excellent…I was so interested in it that my parents stopped getting Junior Vikatan thinking that I would become a psychopath. Ok now, hte best part of this blog...

My next blog…

Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu - the code points to Anbuchelvan!!!

Witness the biggest cover-up in Indian film history….It is so powerful….that men have died to protect it…and there are those who would kill to expose it. It is a message that has been hidden for three hours….. right before our eyes.

What if the one of Gautam’s greatest works in Tamil had the secret that could reveal a lot about another!!!

In my next blog… No matter what you have seen…….. no matter what you could see………. the journey has just begun…The secret is revealed!!!! The one that has been buried for generations…

Where Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu ends Kaaka Kaaka begins – the truth untold!!!

Based on the Novel by Leo da Mirci -Da Mirci Code Part II !!!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Day 28 - Inspiration

To sleep when you think your dreams are dying, you got to be actually dead. -Leo da Mirci.

It is 9 a.m in the morning now. I have not slept. I lied down to sleep at 5 o’ clock in the morning. Till seven, I could not sleep. My name was not on the list. I jumped out of the bed and wrote a mail to the Professor asking him to reconsider his decision. I was waiting for a reply, as if he would check my mail at morning 8 o’ clock and reply. I kept on clicking the Refresh button. I knew it. I had gone mad. 10 minutes and he actually replied. I thought it would be a positive reply. It was not. I cried. As if somebody close to me died. I did not cry or feel sad when almost every company kept on rejecting me during my Summer Internship placements. It was only five to ten minutes of sadness and not even a single drop of tear when I came to know that I did not get a PPI Call from the company where I did my summer internship, something which I was so sure of. But for this, such a small thing I cried. Academics never made me cry. But there are always first times.

Nothing. It was just selection for an elective, called Social Entrepreneurship. Something that is close to my heart. Everything that is close to my heart. I thought that this course is going to help me more than anything I have learnt, to achieve my dreams. Except my close friends, I never tell anybody what I want to achieve in life. Not even in my B-School interview. I actually had written a write-up telling the Professor my aim and even who is going to help me achieve it. I never even go plead a Professor for extra marks which I don’t deserve. When people do it, I feel like they are begging. Yesterday night after I found my name missing in the list, I thought of begging him to take me into this course. I would never talk to a Professor (or for that matter anybody) to build rapport just for getting things done for me. I think it is losing self respect which I value a lot. Yesterday night I decided that I would go down to any level to get into this course. Generally, I used to think a lot before getting any sort of help from friends. Yesterday, I even thought of asking one of my friends to drop out from the course so that I can get into the course.

He gave me reasons…. that social entrepreneurship is different from business entrepreneurship, that the selection was based on the write-up I gave; it would be unfair for others etc. etc. But my mind refused to accept all these. I replied him asking for an appointment to discuss it. The last resort… He replied immediately saying that I could discuss with him anything except this issue.

I cried again. It was as if I failed in the first step towards my dreams. As if, somebody else snatched my dreams away from me. I was jealous for everyone who had taken the course. All negative feelings rushed in. I started writing this blog. Then, my mobile rang.

She never calls me in the morning. Yesterday night we did not talk. So she called me today morning. I picked up and she said “Eppo kalyanam pannikalam (When shall we marry?)”.

Bloody ****. To hell with everything else…. Now, this course means nothing to me. Now, I don’t care about whether the course is offered to me or not. I can achieve everything even without this course. Nothing can stop me now. Even if nobody else is there with me, I will do what I wanted to.

Sorry....We will do what we wanted to.

There is much more that inspires than information. - Leo da Mirci.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Day 27 - Extremely Professional Management

Miss you, my old computer - You never gave me problems!

I was happily working on my laptop until some viruses/spyware/Trojan/worm or something of that sort attacked laptop and my laptop became slow. All I wanted to do was remove the viruses/spyware/Trojan/worm. (Why the hell does this Office autocorrect trojan to Trojan?)

  • Start - action!! Try removing them using Symantec Antivirus. Does not work. Laptop still slow.
  • Spyware doctor requires a crack. Go to to find a crack. Get to know new spyware that can attack your computer.
  • Think of what to do. Try all possible virus removal tools. Install ->Next->Next-> Next->Finish -> Run virus scan -> Msg says “All viruses removed”. Ha ha...
  • Get the happiness you get when you see “All Out” eating mosquitoes in the television ads.
  • Laptop still slow. As if it is smarter than you.
  • Ok done. Decide to format the laptop. Get a new Windows XP CD from distant friend.
  • Remove all data from C drive and store it in close friends’ computers. Format C drive and install Windows XP. Windows installed successfully. Laptop is fast.
  • Install all applications and start using them. Takes 5 hours approximately.
  • After one day, realise that you did not back up the data on the desktop or the one in My Documents. Additional bonus loss - outlook messages and favorites that you had added for the last 1 year.
  • Two days later. Laptop is again slow.
  • Somebody suggests -> “Dei, all viruses would have been in D drive. So what you do is full format.” Here is where the real fun begins.

  • Buy an external DVD writer thinking that all data should always be DVD backed up. We can uninstall the OS any time, load any data and always have backup.
  • Goddamn external DVD writer works fine. Write all data into Moserbaer DVDs. Find messages like some “Joliet format” not satisfied etc. etc. Learn to ignore hurdles.
  • Name the DVDs Leo_DVD_001 to Leo_DVD_005. Be proud of your naming conventions.
  • This time be smart. Write Outlook messages, data on the desktop and my documents to DVDs. Anyways forget Favorites again. Remember “Errors when repeated become mistakes”
  • Time for Full format. Get the same Windows XP CD from same distant friend.
  • Boot from the same XP CD and it says “******.sys” file missing. Kadaisiyaaha ithae CDil pona vaaram kaanappattaar. Was found last, previous week in the same CD. Missing since then.
  • Look for a different distant friend. But same CD(Windows XP).
  • Installs Windows XP. Asks for CD key. Eject CD, look for key on the CD and key in the CD key. The key does not work.
  • Brain works at last. Get CD key from the other CD where the .sys file is missing. Key in and it works(finally)
  • Windows XP installed successfully. Go on a tour with them free of cost.
  • Install MacAfee latest version bought by institute. MacAfee’s Virus on Access Scan shows “Buffer overflow” every now and then. Just a sumaal praablam.
  • Insert backed up DVD named Leo_DVD_001 into laptop’s CD writer (CD-RW/DVD R). Be proud of your naming conventions again. Imagine naming your kids like this.
  • Find that the CD Writer says that …or rather it does not say anything. Leo_DVD_001 not detected. Take DVD out insert in external DVD writer. It works fine.
  • Repeat previous step with Leo_DVD_001 to Leo_DVD_005. Get same result. Reliability checked.
  • Consistency check. Take DVD to friend’s laptop. Same company laptop. Same model. DVD recognized. Folders recognized. But unable to copy files.
  • Come back to room. Search on Web. IBM site says that some firmware has to be updated for all DVDs to be read in the CD writer. Now problem shifts to CD writer. Hence Laptop suddenly becomes fast.
  • Look for firmware updation software(CD image) in the internet. Download it.
  • Website asks you to burn bootable CD with image just downloaded. Go to IBM Recordnow. It does not have a burn image option.
  • Get Nero from institute software server. The serial crack does not work.
  • Get Nero CD that comes along the DVD writer. Install that. Serial works.
  • Insert blank Sony CD. Burn the CD with bootable firmware updation image. CD written. “Burn process Successful”. Postpone naming part. It is no more a required convention or one to be proud of.
  • Content check. Insert burnt CD again to check the content that was written. It is still a blank CD. Look up and say “Why” instead of “How?”. Actually hear Bernard Shaw saying Don’t ask Why? Always ask Why not?”
  • Try writing image again. Half way through message pops up. “Buffer Overflow”. CD gone. This is what they call “Burning”(my heart).
The final status phasewise as on August 19th 2006, 3:50 a.m

Phase 1: Problem Identification phase

Problem identification successful. Problem could be with IBM R52, Windows XP CD, Windows XP Product, Symantec Antivirus, McAfee, Spyware Doctor, Nero, RecordNow, Moserbaer DVD, Sony CD, HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC(My CD writer), Samsung DVD writer, Joliet, my naming convention or any combination of these. Might be with me too, seriously.

Phase 2: Problem Analysis

Too much to ask for at 3:50 a.m.

Phase 3: Solutions / Alternatives Identification

Repeat formatting, search solutions on the net, go to sleep, download Emttan Mahan songs, play minesweeper or blog.

Phase 4: Choose best alternative


Phase 5: Implement alternative


Phase 6: Realization phase

Understand that the alternative chosen was wrong. So go to sleep.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Day 26 - She, a beautiful miracle

“The world is full of miracles. However, some miracles are the world for you. You are one such beautiful miracle”.

I wrote this four days before our first meeting.

“It is 3.30 a.m Sunday, April 2nd now. Only 4 more days to meet her. Only around 105 hrs to meet her. Actually I don’t want to wait here to finish my exams. Ippavae, I want to meet her. The cute little girl (kutti ponnu) I was waiting for, for four years.

She made me laugh. She also made me cry.
She gave me happiness. She also gave me pain.
She made me achieve things. She also made me lose things.
She made me love my ‘love’. She also made me hate my ‘love’.
She brought sunshine in my life. She also brought darkness to a small period of my life.
She is the reason for the best day of my life. She is also the reason for the worst day of my life.

But all that mattered was that she finally said “I love you. More than yesterday. Less than tomorrow.”

So whatever happens to the whole world around me, whatever happens to me & whatever happens, I will make sure that

She will only laugh, never cry.
She will only achieve, never lose.
She will only love our ‘love’ and never hate me.
She will only experience happiness, never pain.
She will only see sunshine, never darkness.
She will only have best days in life, only the best.”

She, I love you. I can’t live without you. I miss you.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Day 25 - A brief history of Afghanistan

This blog is on one of the papers by Leo da Mirci which was a turning point in his career. This was the paper that marked his entry into the field of politics. This was the paper which made him one of the famous politico-economists of the world. Many people would have been interested in Afghanistan and the happenings in Afghanistan some time in the past. Here is Leo da Mirci’s take on Afghanistan’s politico-economy.

An abstract of the paper presented by Leo da Mirci at the Crazy Conference of the Capitalist Countries (CCCC) on June 21, 2006.


Afghanistan is a country which has a capital and it is a country which has people. People live in Afghanistan's capital. We shall look at these two important features, the capital and the people of Afghanistan in this paper on Afghanistan.

Capital of Afghanistan:

Afghanistan like most other countries has a capital. It is a good capital. Afghanistan’s capital is named after Afghanistan’s capital. It is a good name and people love it because it is named after their capital itself. The capital of Afghanistan is in the place where the capital of Afghanistan is located. The capital of Afghanistan is actually located near the places which are near the capital of Afghanistan. This makes it easy for people near the capital to go to the capital and vice versa. The headquarters of Afghanistan is its capital. It is surprising to note that that the capital of Afghanistan and Afghanistan’s capital have the same name. However, the people in Afghanistan do not get confused because by this, because both are the same places. What is more surprising is that Afghanistan’s capital is a proper noun and starts with a capital.

New Capital of Afghanistan:

History says that Afghanistan had an old capital before this new capital became its new capital. The old capital is now old. The new capital will become the old capital when they get another new capital. This will go on till Afghanistan exists and people exist in Afghanistan. Sometimes what can happen is that an old capital can become the new capital of Afghanistan. This in Afghanese terms is called “Kabul's theory of Capital Renewal”. Kabul is Afghanistan's new capital's name. When Afghnaistan gets another new capital the name of this theory will also change. Hence this theory is also termed as 'Dynamic capital theory'. The markets in the old and new capitals make Afghanistan one of the countries with high market capitalization.

People of Afghanistan:

Afghanistan consists of old and young people. People in Afghanistan are proud that they live in the capital. People live in the capital of Afghanistan because it is the capital of Afghanistan. Other people of Afghanistan who do not live in the capital of Afghanistan live in other places which are not the capitals of Afghanistan. According to Marwin’s theory of revolution, Afghanese people have evolved out of revolutions that happened in the country. The people of Afghanistan have two names. One is their original name. In addition to their original names they are also called “Afghans”. Marwin’s theory however does not explain whether they were Afghans and therefore in Afghanistan or they were in Afghanistan first and hence Afghans. This is famously known as the “Afghan Anomaly”.

The paper also gives a detailed review of the Kaptol’s theory and Marwin’s theory. It also tries to find out a solution for the Afghan Anomaly.

The paper ends by saying that

“People are important for a country. The capital is also important for a country. If and only if people are there markets will function. Without people there is no market. To sell vegetables, fish or anything in a market we need people. To buy vegetables, fish or anything we need people. However we cannot buy vegetables in a fish market or fish in a vegetable market. So the term market loses its meaning when there are no people as a market is resource dependant. Hence human capital (or people capital) is more important for a country than market capital or any other capital (like Afghanistan’s capital). This is a learning that the organizations can take from Afghanistan.”

Now you would understand why Leo da Mirci is respected throughout the world.

Day 24 - Crazy kavithais

Crazy kavithais at last.

கலரு ஃபிகரு
நீ ஆளு red கலரு
உன் முடி brown கலரு
உன் பல்லு black கலரு
உன் நெயில் பாலிஷ் yellow கலரு
கலர் காம்பினேசன் அங்கங்க மாறினாலும்
எனக்குன்னு கணக்கா இருக்கல்ல அது போதும்
அட்டு ஃபிகரு
என் அலாரம் இப்போதெல்லாம் ஆறு மணிக்கே அடிக்கிறது...
நீ தினமும் ஏழு மணிக்கு கோவிலுக்கு போவதால்...
என்ன இருந்தாலும் அணைச்சுட்டு எட்டே முக்காலுக்குத்தான் கண்விழிக்கிறேன்
நீ அட்டு ஃபிகரு என்பதால்..
வாழ்க்கையின் வயது
உப்பு தப்பு செய்வதில்லை
கப்பு காபி குடிப்பதில்லை
கடியாரம் மணி பார்ப்பதில்லை
பணியாரம் பழம் சாப்பிடுவதில்லை
Lunchக்கு பஞ்சு அலைவதில்லை
கஞ்சிக்கு இஞ்சி அவசியமில்லை
அது போலத்தான் வாழ்க்கையும்...
வாழ்க்கைக்கு ஒரு போதும் வயசாவதில்லை!!
வாடி போடி(Contributed by Satin Gates)
வந்தா வாடி...
வராட்டா போடி...
ஆனா அடிக்கடி வந்துட்டு போடி...
நினைப்பு தான்(Contributed by Satin Gates)
நீ Coffee குடிக்க வருவாய் என்று நினைத்தேன்
Tea குடிக்க போய் விட்டாய்
நீ Messக்கு வருவாய் என்று நினைத்தேன்
Canteen போய் விட்டாய்
நீ என்னுடன் வருவாய் என்று நினைத்தேன்
அவனுடன் போய் விட்டாய்
நீ அவனுடனாவது இருப்பாய் என்று நினைத்தேன்
இப்போ வேறொருத்தனுடன் ஓடி போய்விட்டாயே!!!

அன்பே நீ ஒரு முக்காலி
பாரு உன் மூக்குல ஈ
கண்ணே நீ நான் உட்காரும் நாக்காலி
பாரு உன் நாக்குல ஈ
பெண்ணே நீ ஒரு பெங்காலி
ஏன்னா பெண் காலுல ஈ
அன்பே நீ நான் உடுத்தும் கைலி
ஹா ஹா ஹா உன் கைல ஈ
போதும் போதும் ஓட்டியது...
நீ அழகு தான் காதலி...
ஐயையோ!! உன் காதுல ஈ..

Actually I am planning to publish a book with kavithais like these (I I O adikka varatheenga). At least with such kavithais I believe I will get a chance to write for Perarasu's movies. Till I get a chance the sufferings are only for those who read this blog.