8 April 2010

A fine film; Cults (of non-normal people)

Disclaimer: Late night post – no proof reading – read at your own risk ;)

After a wonderful day, I reached home with a decision that I’ll finish some work before sleeping. Without even touching any work, I cooked (and ate) a wonderful dinner - “Penne Arabiata, with loads of cheese”. And watched a film – a fine film after a long time from Malayalam film world.

I had read the novel a few months ago and was waiting for the film to be available. A historical-detective story, narrated in a very different way. The actors have done a good job. Some bit of initial days of communism in Kerala, the socio-communal situation, power of feudal lords etc. are captured quite well.

We all dreamed of changes in the society. We changed, the society didn’t. The dreams remained always as dreams, without ever being materialised.

So said one of the communist-characters in the film. I don’t know whether it was meant for a message to the viewer about communism or not. In any case, my views are in sync with the message.

Hats off to the makers of the film.


Holmes, QI, Blackadder, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Hitch Hiker’s Guide, etc. are some (non-tech) stuff I am so passionate about. I was avoiding Blackadder, for I knew it had all the potential to get me addicted but I did watch all the episodes over the weekend and my fears came true!

Am I falling prey for these cults? And when I look around, no normal person is following these things with such passion. RG and MG are the only ones who are into all (or a subset) of these and neither of them is the so called normal person.  (Not counting the two Tamil Girls who are HP + LOTR fans)

Whether I am falling prey or not, I thoroughly enjoy each and every one of these great stuff. It’s time to re-read HHGG again. I recommend these to my readers as well.

I like people with passion.. Passion gives energy to do things, passion makes one patient enough to get things done, passion gives one enough tenacity. And the passion in one thing will reflect in other stuff as well, and would make life better. (if you look closely, they are geek-characteristics)

Anyway, I didn’t keep the word I gave myself – about the work. I’ll go to bed and get up early and cycle to uni. in the fresh morning air.

Good night and signing off, Sands.

PS: I didn’t tell you about my ‘lady of camellias’, did I? I will, very soon.

PPS: Two days ago, I found spelling and grammatical errors in BBC in a row of two days! Totally unacceptable! :(


Jon said...

But Mammooka didnt deserve an award for that ;)

I loved the film too. Ranjith is undoubtedly superior to rest of the directors in Kerala..

Hey I watched Neelathamara and guess what...i fell in love with the actress Archana Kavi... Well most of the boys here have!

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

I fell in love with her eyes (and her too) just by the song. :)

Anonymous said...

That was a great movie..

Abt finding grammatical mistakes in BBC (!!!) - is it a side effect of you moving into the perfectionist group?? :P


Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...


I deliberately avoided writing the name of the film ... so that only the ones who know can understand.

And, no.. it is not because I turned perfectionist.. but that my *vaashi* that BBC should be perfect.

In news sites BBC is God and God has no imperfections.

A Liberated Soul said...

Where is the post you almost promised me?