Saturday, November 21, 2009

My imaginary story 2 - It's all fate

Nothing went right for Sathish since morning. His dream was to get into the 'isoft' pvt ltd. He attended that interview in the morning. He did answer well in the interview. But, unfortunately, the manager selected another candidate who had a strong recommendation from the local M.L.A instead of selecting the much talented Sathish. To add to this disappointment, his mom called him in the afternoon and reminded him that the last day to pay for the debt is 24th of that month. Sathish was aware of the fact they will have to lose their home if they fail to return the debt amount within 24th.And Sathish had no idea about what he was going to do to get rid of all his problems. "Why am I so unlucky?" , he thought to himself. Just then he realized that it was 3 o clock and he hadn't yet had his lunch. He walked into the nearby restaurant and ordered limited meals. Something caught his eye while he was eating. It was a cellphone. The person who was eating in the nearby table should have missed it. He took it. He wanted to hand it over to its owner. He switched it on. He could see a person's photo in the mobile screen. It must be the photo of its owner. 2 minutes later, the cellphone started ringing. Sathish attended the call. "Hello sir!", the voice at the other end shouted. "Hello! Actually, this is Sathish...", Sathish said. But before he could complete the sentence, the voice at the end said, "Sir! One very good news. PVG pvt ltd have agreed for the deal and so we are going to get a profit of 1 crore rupees, sir!". That's all. The call ended. Stupid airvoice network coverage! The call ended abruptly due to it. Another 2 minutes went. A message came to that cellphone. It was from Kavitha. Out of curiosity, Sathish opened the inbox and read that message- " Ram,I love you too. U will be wondering y I said no yesterday. When u asked suddenly, I din't know what to reply. But, now I have decided. I wanna marry u. :) ". "What a lucky guy he is! First, there was a call telling about 1 crore profit and now a message from his girl friend saying that she is ready to marry him. Why don't I have at least half of his luck?", Sathish said to himself. Saying this, he left the restaurant. He was on the way to his home. Just then, an unexpected thing happened. A car collided with a lorry in front of his eyes. Sathish stopped his bike and got down from it. He went near the car and looked inside. He was shocked to see the face of the person inside the car. It was the face which he saw in the mobile. The man was still alive, but he was in an unconscious state. He called the ambulance immediately. Ram was admitted in the nearby hospital. The doctor came out of the operation theatre and said that there's an urgent need for AB -ve blood and there's no stock of it in the hospital blood bank. Since Sathish himself had the same blood group, he said that he is ready to give his blood. An hour later, Sathish was informed that the operation was successful. But, Ram hasn't yet gained consciousness. Sathish saw his dad's number in the cellphone, called him and informed him about the accident. His dad rushed to the hospital. He saw Sathish and thanked him for saving his son's life. By that time, Ram regained his consciousness. His dad explained him what had happened and told him how Sathish had saved his life. Ram too thanked Sathish and told his dad that they need to do something in return. Ram's dad offered a job in his company. "Come to isoft pvt ltd tomorrow. You are appointed as the general manager there", said Ram's dad. Sathish was shocked. It was his dream to work in that company. He became so happy and thanked Ram's dad for offering the job. In the afternoon he was grumbling for being so unlucky. But, now Sathish could not believe his own fortune. A sudden turn of events within 3 hours of time! That's luck. You never know when the lady luck smiles at you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Music and me - part 2

In this post, I am going to list 2 more songs which are not so popular among non-rahmaniacs.

sithirai nilavu - vandicholai chinnarasu

Many of you may not know that ARR has composed music for the film 'vandicholai chinnarasu'. But, many of you may have heard the song 'senthamizh naatu thamizhachiye' which is very famous for its lyrics. But, my pick of the album is 'sithirai nilavu' song. Its a soul-soothing melody. This song gives you a feel similar to what you get when a gentle breeze touches you in a pleasant morning.

Theekuruviyai - kangalal kaidhu sei

Kangalal kaidhu sei album is one of the masterpieces of Rahman. But, it is sad that it remains as one of the most under-estimated albums of ARR. I enjoy each and every song in this album. But, 'theekuruviyai' is my most favorite song in this film. Harini has sung the song very well. Forget about picturization (I virtually cried when I saw the song on TV. Very bad picturization x-( ) But, the song is just awesome. Kudos to the writer for penning lyrics for such a complex tune.

PS: I know nothing about music. I just post my comments on what I like.

Friday, July 10, 2009

My favorite lyrics - part 1

Nenjam ellam (Ayitha eluthu)

"Un kuraigal nan ariyavillai;
Nan arindhal suriyane sutham illai!"

None is perfect in this world. Imperfection is a kind of beauty. A man need not be perfect to win a lady's love. This has been brought out beautifully in the above lines...

Newyork nagaram (Sillu nu oru kadhal)

"Nan inge; Neeyum ange
Indha thanimayil nimishangal varushamanadheno?
Van inge; neelam ange
Indha uvamaiku iruvarum vilakkamanadheno?"
"Jil enru boomi irundhum indha tharunathil kulir kalam kodayanatheno?
Va anbe neeyum vandhal sendhanal kooda panikkati pola marume!"

A beautiful metaphor is used to show how the hero misses his sweetheart. This remains as one of my most favorite lyrics...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Funny poem about my 4th sem

Immersed in an ocean of operating systems,
Enduring the torture of system software,
Completely clueless about the theory of computing,
Trying to master the database technology,
Designing and analysing the unknown algorithms,
With lab exams on saturdays,
And much worse vivas on sundays,
With assignments only half done,
With math homeworks never done,
With not-so-good average in internals,
There goes the life of a CSEian in 4th sem in tech....
CSE sucks...
But CSEians do rock for sure...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

music and me - part 1

There are quite a lot of songs which have been my favourites. Most of them were composed by A.R.Rahman. In this post, Im going to write about two of my favourite songs.

1. I miss you da
This song from Sakarakatti went almost unnoticed because it was overshadowed by another song from the same album. Taxi taxi was the massive hit of the year and was clearly the most favourite song of the album for many people. But, my personal favourite is 'I miss you da'. Frankly speaking, I disliked this song on my first hearing. But, on repeated hearings, I fell in love this song and this song turned out to be my most favourite song in that album.Rahman has tried a different genre and has succeeded in giving a trendy song. Who would have expected chinmayi to sing a song like this? But she has sung it so beautifully, giving the right feel to the song. This song captures the feelings of a girl who misses her sweetheart. I especially loved the line, "Fm il kadhal padal ketkum bothu........". I was happy about the fact that they show only Vedhika in this song and not the other heroine whom I disliked.

2.Porkalam ange
This is another song which went unnoticed. This song from Tenali sung by Srinivas and Gopika Poornima is one of my all time favourite songs. This is a sweet,melancholic melody with some great lyrics. Again, the female singer has given the right feel to the song. I loved the part when the male and female singers sing together the lines: "unnai engu pirikiren? unakul dhane vazhkiren. Anbil unnai alakiren. Anichai seyalai ninaikiren". I also loved the line, "unaku piditha ulagam vangi unnai angu vaikiren. Nimidam nimidam kanavil ninaivil kudithanam nan seigiren." The song ends on a happier note with the lines, "porkalam illai, poovil kayam illai. Punnagai theevil uyirum thevai illai."

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rahman and Oscar

I am writing this 22 days prior to the announcement of Oscar award results. Feb 22nd is a red-letter day for all Rahman fans. The maestro is all set to grab the Oscar award. At this point, one question arises in everyone's mind. Is SDM the best composition of ARR? Has he not done better albums in the past? Can SDM stand near his own masterpieces like Roja and Dil se?

The problem with ARR is that he has achieved everything very early. The dream of any composer in Indian film industry will be to win a national award. And, Rahman got it in his debut film. Not just once. He received the national award for 5 times.He has set a high standard for himself. People tend to compare each and every composition of Rahman with his own compositions like Roja and criticise him unnecessarily. But, frankly speaking, even his worst composition will be better than the compositions of an average composer. A batsman can't hit a century in every match, right? The same applies to music also. But, we must feel happy for the fact that he has continued to delight us with his soulful numbers even after 18 years. It is not easy to be consistent like him.

SDM is really good. But, its definitely not his best. SDM may not deserve Oscar. But, Rahman surely deserves it. He deserves it for what he has done to Indian music. He deserves it for giving mind-blowing numbers all these years.He deserves it for making the life of millions of his fans pleasant with his music.He is the one who revolutionised Indian music and took it to the next level. As Rahman himself said, he has to win it for India. I wish him all the best. Jai ho, Rahman! :)