Monday, December 31, 2012

Audience and 'Karma'

Happened to have a happy Sunday after eons! Watched two movies back to back. A comedy movie and a family movie. The comedy flick was a supposed-to-be-serious-action-thriller directed by a former Indian army officer. I am afraid even if hardcore Lalettan fans  would feel satisfied with the product. I am not shocked; I didn't expect any magic from a director who always try to play safe in the box office.

Major Ravi is notorious for wasting caliber. Well he is the one-of-a-kind director who dragged in a big name like Amitabh Bachhan into a stupid Malayalam movie. Once again he has engaged himself in a similar blunder. A socially relevant theme presented in a haphazardly irrelevant manner, that is Karmayodha. 'Taken' 
deserved a better copycat. A father in search of his missing daughter. A ruthless  encounter specialist who is the epitome of narcissism. The hero keeps announcing his heroism, that he is MadMaddy. 

"I kill people", "Do you know who I am? I am MadMaddy": These are the two lines that the hero repeats to each and every villain he faces. His style is hilarious; he starts beating the hell out of every villain and then he is seen adding a 'please' and humbly requesting his catch. Another notable element in the movie is that it features one of the weirdest introductions that a hero can have. You see his legs, then his hands, then he is seen crushing a biscuit and stuffing his mouth with the powder, the left overs stick to his beard. Yuck! Definitely macho!

The only reason why I enjoyed a few moments is the fact that I believe in instant punishments without delay; every rapist deserves the most brutal treatment like dismantling his genitals, bleed him to death etc. Major Ravi is trying hard to become the next Shaji Kailas of Malayalam film industry. Should I blame him? For his only genuine venture (Mission Ninety Days) so far turned out to be a major box-office flop. Felt bad during the first half, for I had taken my young nephews (one in his 5th std and the other in his 10th std of schooling). The senior one has not uttered anything ever since the intermission, and was seen engaged deeply in thoughts throughout! Forgive me Oh Lord!

Oops, I'm out of time...of to clinics. Will try to feed you with the 'family movie' afterwards. Signing off for now. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


“When love is not madness it is not love.”

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Love n War

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

Chemo, Counts, Diarrhoea, Allopecia, Central line, Transfusions, Emotional Trauma, Bank balance, Med.Practice, Engagement, Love, Grooming, Ring, Invitations, Food, Excitement...

It's been a year,
A year since the Emperor of All Maladies struck my life;
The bloody Crab's been trying hard to snatch my Mother away from me;
The war is on...and on.

It's been a year,
A year since Life gifted me the Love of my life.

This is life,
And I say Evolution.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

MBBS vs 'Verum MBBS'

Responses you get as soon as you achieve an MBBS admission:
  • “Monu MBBS kitty alle? Brilliant aanallo”
  • “Nannaayeda, nalloru Doctor aakanam keto”
  • “Thiruvananthapuram Medical Collegilo? Great Mone, midukkan”

Responses you get as soon as you pass out of a Medical College with your MBBS degree:
  • “Verum MBBSey ullu alle”
  • “Ho ee MBBS matramokke kondu ippo enna cheyyana”
  • “Ee verum MBBS karkonnum ippo vila illanne”
  • “Ethila PG edukkan pone?”                                             
  • “Ithu vare MD kitteelle?”

The following response was a shocker; it came from a tenth standard kid actually:
  • “Annan MBBS matre padichitullu alle? Appo doctor alle?”                                                         

Things are more atrocious if an MBBS guy falls in love with a gal doing her MBBS:
  • “Chekkan verum MBBS alle? Ha  MD kittuanel nokkam”

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ex and Why

‘I’m getting married’

I wonder what the expression on my face was.
“Are you all right?”
“Yeah, all is well”
“But your face speaks something else. Give me that phone”
I handed my phone to her. Perhaps the mobile screen was the only thing that was brightly lit at that moment.
“Is my face pale?”
“Well, my vocabulary isn’t strong enough to explain the expression that you flashed just now.”
“I don’t know”. I found myself laughing.
“You find fun in everything, right Arun? You seem hurt reading that message.”
“There’s fun, indeed. Someone is celebrating a candle light dinner with his love, and suddenly his ex-lover notifies that she’s getting wed locked.”
“You miss her?” her eyes were heavy when she asked this.
“Dear. There has to be reason why someone transforms into the ‘ex’ status. But, yeah, the feeling you get when you learn that your first love is getting married…to someone else…is indeed…funny. Now give me that phone. The message is a spoiler, not worth of staying in my inbox any longer.”
We walked out the restaurant. It was dark, there was a breeze. Her eyes were still wet. I held her hands. We paused.
“Anu…I have a request”
“Don’t ever order that pasta again…yukk”.