Monday, May 26, 2014

Kochadaiyaan: Could have been great but..


That's what came to my mind while i was watching the movie yesterday.

I so wished the movie had not been an animated story and instead was a real life story where we would have seen Thalaiva strut in all his glory in every scene. I loved the story and the way she taken the movie, there wasn't any draggy scenes, things flowed well.

Either the movie wasnt ready to be released or half way the animation work had changed hands. that's the only way to explain the bizarre animation difference. if you look at the background, the palaces - things look stunning shot by shot. and theres a vast difference of the animation of the flashback of Kochadaiyaan as opposed to the robotic movements during rana's scenes. What happened? why such disparity? People might have gotten used to the robotic feel and missed the fact that Kochadaiyaan's scenes were pretty smooth.

reel after reel all i wanted to see was Rajni sar in the flesh acting out what could have been an amazing movie. his voice was just so amazing. holding the film by its threads. trying to smoothen the robot like feel of most of the movie. Oh i loved the scenes where Kochadaiyaans long hair would come undone in dance ;p fuhyoo i couldnt find that photo though.

I hope the tamil cinema industry will look into doing more period films but not animation. you're not ready for the patience needed to produce one.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Janaki Thevar


"We may be the softer and fairer sex but surely I protest against the word 'weaker,' Janaki Thevar.

Janaky Thevar or now known as Puan Sri Janaki Athi Nahappan was 17, when she left her affulent life in Malaya and responded to Subash Chandra Bose’s call for an armed force with which to liberate India. In fact she became second in Command of the Rani of Jhansi Regiment. Of which she was part of the marathon walk from rangoon to bangkok as the ina retreated. After the war Janaky became a welfare activist and helped John Thivy form the Malayan Indian Congress and was one of the first women who fought for Malayan independence. He later became a senator in Dewan Negara of the Malaysian parliament.

She passed away on Friday - what an inspiring woman.

 

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