27. Talent Wasted......

Talent is something that is unique with every individual which sets them apart.Making use of it people scale great heights by accomplishing things ,things that not everybody can do.

Some put their talents to good use whereas there are equal numbers wasting it ,and there are others with sadistic thoughts trying to put their talents to the test in a more gruesome manner imaginable.

PLOT : " A peasant boy born with a superior sense of smell embarks on a journey to create the world's best perfume but the ingredients of his perfume have a price ,a price which turns him into a murderer. "



I have never been so enthralled whilst watching films of this genre ,the flow of the film was like watching a play being orchestrated by the finest entertainers.

Director Tom Tyker has created a masterpiece here ,his previous works "RUN LOLA RUN" "HEAVEN" are his other trademark films.The way the entire script was handled coupled with the beautiful screenplay just made me sit upright till the end.

The peasant boy portrayed by Ben Whishaw was so subtle & perfect ,his acting was really commendable.His quest & the paths he takes to create the best PERFUME is etched out really well with his scintillating performance.

" THE SOUL OF A BEING IS THEIR SCENT " ,remember this phrase because only then will you know how this phrase has been sketched out into a movie so convincingly that it will take you for a ride you wouldn't forget.

The other cast includes Dustin Hoffman ,Alan Rickman & the sublime beauty of Rachel Hurd-Wood playing out their roles near to perfection.

The background score had such a beautiful sync in the movie ,this along with the crisp cinematography was an uplifting experience for me.

Music conducted by the trio of Tom Tykwer ,Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil is something out of the blue for a ardent movie buff like me.The background score along with the movie worked like a symphony with a soothing touch.

The film is basically adapted from the novel by Patrick Suskind which was a international best seller ,I haven't read the novel but i can just imagine the experience in reading it whilst watching the movie.

The beauty of the script made me ignore the heinous crimes committed by Ben such that it made me ponder whether his crimes were justifiable to support his cause.

The talent possessed by Ben in the movie could have brought enough fame & fortune than anyone can imagine if he had utilised it in a more appropriate way but he ended up as just another in a bunch of individuals ,individuals who end up on the wrong side wasting their immense talent.

PERFUME portrays one such individual who had the gifted talent in him & how his talent brings upon a curse to fellow beings & finally to himself.

  • Rating : "A" for nudity.
P.S : " Perfume as of 2006 was the most expensive German movie ever made ,It was deemed unmarketable for American audiences and released in a very limited number of theaters in North America. "




26. HUMAN GREED....


Greed : An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves ,especially with respect to material wealth.

It is natural for human beings to go above and beyond in search of the ultimate possibilities in any interest or field.This natural urge supercedes peoples ability to realize or care about when they are taking advantage of those who are disadvantaged.


The person ,who knows contentment, eats to live but the greedy person lives to eat.Due to human greediness every day we are loosing one or the other species.When will it be our turn?

PLOT : " Avatar is the story of Jake Sully ,a paraplegic marine ,who replaces his brother on a secret mission to infiltrate the Na' vi ,the colony of beings that sit on the planet of Pandora ,where there is a precious ore ,that sells at a ridiculous amount.When Jake learns the ways of the Na' vi ,his feelings and learnings will put him and the people he trusts in dangerous jeopardy."

"Avatar" is visually mind-blowing ,I have never seen a film that could come any close to match its beauty.Even though everything in front of you was made from the scratch ,you never feel the world you see in the film is not real.And it doesn't matter the film's over 2.5 hours long - you never want to stop watching.

I can't even imagine how many people must have worked on 'Avatar' and for how long ,to make it all happen ,but you certainly believe in what you see ,wanting to know how the events will develop.

Because if you can't appreciate 'Avatar' then you just can't appreciate the art ,And 'Avatar' is a piece of art.It is a masterpiece of our times.Those who go and see this film will know what I mean.

AVATAR is the "STAR WARS" of this generation ,with no doubt is it a family film.This film isn't just about visuals ,it's about the magic of film-making.And that is something rarely achieved in such absolute beauty ,beauty that leaves you walking away from the theater spellbound.Avatar is unique.

You are immersed in the movie and you are exploring a new world.It is more than one time that you loose your breath.Beautiful images are following each other at high speed and you just can't believe what you are seeing.

Director James Cameron ,the man behind the legendary "TITANIC" ,really impressed me as he deals with nature and spirituality in this film and manages to explain it through biology and chemistry rather than implying any sort of holy deity.

Sam Worthington was fine as a leading man and some of his awkward attempts to integrate into the tribe are great.Zoe Saldana plays the Na'vi tribe perfectly.She is strong and wise ,yet vulnerable and feminine.She is the heart of the film.

The acting is superb ,both by the actors and the na'vi characters.But the strength of this experience lies in the world Cameron takes you to - the sights and sounds are realistic beyond compare.This is not your ordinary computer graphics - this is one of the very rare cases where special effects will make it more of a journey than just a movie.

It is also a film where 3D really shines.Till now ,3D was the forte of animation movies.Here, 3D will bring you uncannily close to realism.

The story is a bit thin and predictable though there are nice character developments.But that just doesn't matter because Avatar is just more than a movie ,a movie that writes film history.

The film ends leaving you wanting more ,it starts by slowly enticing you ,then gradually building up into one heck of an adventure ,rolling at such a speed that you'd never think it would end ,but films end eventually ,and I just hope that we are given SEQUELS in the future.

The happenings in the film serves as a stark warning that human greed is threatening to destroy the environment.

‘Spend/destroy now ,pay later’ is an extremely selfish move driven by HUMAN GREED.

Everyone has a right to a decent lifestyle but perhaps we all need teaching or reminding what a ‘decent lifestyle’ really should equate to.And our motivation should be the type of planet we would like our grandchildren to inherit.


  • Rating : "PG" for intense war scenes.
P.S : " James Cameron originally attempted to get this film made in 1999 as his immediate follow-up to Titanic (1997). However, at the time ,the special effects he wanted for the movie ran the proposed budget up to $400 million.No studio would fund the film, and it was subsequently shelved for almost ten years. "

25. I'M not a KID !!!!

Parents play a vital role in the lives of their children.Children have always thought that once they reach the age of 18 they are finally on their own and their parents will leave all the decision making to them.This is not true.

Parents will try to continue making the decisions until the child puts their foot down.Sometimes even when the child attempts to put a stop to it ,MOST parents still don’t listen.

Children are left in a situation where they have to make their decisions without hurting their parents.Everyone knows that most of the time the parents are just worried and want what is best for their child no matter what their age is.However ,this tends to put a damper on the child’s life.

This situation can cause different problems.It can cause problems in the child’s relationships or marriages.It can cause big issues between parent and child in regards to the way the child lives.

PLOT : “An overconcerned father decides everything in his son’s life ,the son tired of the forced spoonfeeding breaks the shackles & experiences life his own way.”



Bommarillu is the best example of perfect casting.Here is another tailor-made role for Siddharth.He is very natural ,charming and elegant.The most crucial part of his performance comes in the confrontation scene with Prakash Raj.

Genelia steals the show with her mind-blowing performance as a happy-go-lucky and innocent girl.Prakash Raj is at his best in this role that demands extraordinary performance.


Director Bhaskar arrives with this film as a terrific talent.There is lot of freshness in the film.He understands the nuances of filmmaking extremely well and applies them all with perfection for his debut film.

Story & screenplay of the film is tight.Direction is exceptionally good.He has dealt both fun scenes and emotional scenes with same degree of dexterity.

''Bommarillu'' reassures the viewers that there are plenty of talented people around in India to come up with films sans vulgarity and violence to present pure entertainment in a dignified way.

Bhaskar has fleshed out the characters of the father and son brilliantly.How the relationship evolves over a period of time and how the son musters courage to put his foot down.

Devi Sri Prasad’s Music of the film is very good and background music is excellent.Soothing tunes adds to the film’s strength.

We all have our own choices to make in our lives ,but if we choose to fall in line with our parent's wishes ,we do not have any right to blame them if anything goes wrong in our life.

At the sametime Parents might let their children learn from their own mistakes ,Parents should be neither an anchor to hold back their child ,nor a sail to take them forward.

''Bommarillu'' probes deep into this psyche of parents and their grown up children to analyze where and how conflict between them starts.It also presents the solution.

This film can change quite a few people’s outlook on how to raise their kids & make some Parents realise that their child IS NOT A KID ANYMORE.....



  • Rating : "U"
P.S : "After filming ,the runtime of the film was 3 hours and 15 minutes.It was later trimmed by 25 minutes"

24. FORGOTTEN HEROES.

India was free in 1947 from the British Empire but the country lost many men and women who were filled with undaunted courage and spirit of patriotism.Today ,they are known as freedom fighters because they sacrificed their lives for their motherland.

Indian freedom fighters with their true spirit and undaunted courage had faced various tortures ,exploitations and hardships to earn us freedom.

There are endless number of men and women ,other than THE POLITICIAN GANDHI ,who daringly fought for India’s freedom.One among these brave souls who is barely mentioned in our history books is "PAZHASSI RAJA".

PLOT : " The Film is about Pazhazzi Raja’s fight against British East India Company to withdraw Company’s power and army from the state of Kottayam. "


Expectations were obviously sky high for this film.And the BIG question is whether it has lived up?...And the BIG answer is 'YES'. The movie grabs your attentions from the word go and keeps your attention all through ,though in a story that many know very well.

Director Hariharan is really the backbone by making the most out of a splendid script.The movie really did make me think about these warriors who fought for our country.Applause to the director who is one of the key brains behind this is film which is worth spending every paisa.

Mammootty has given a restrained performance as PAZHASSI RAJA ,his screen presence and body language is s enough to carry the heavy character with ease.The director also seems to have decided to keep the central character more manly ,without much heroic build-ups.

Sarath Kumar comes up with fantastic heroic looks and emotes well and gives some great action sequences.Manoj K Jayan ,Suman along with Padmapriya and Kanika ,make the movie a treasure of performance with exhilarating performances.

The film has taken cinematic liberties but on the whole is engaging and entertaining.

The sound design by Resul Pookutty captures the sound of war and rain effectively.I wasn't be bored considering that the movie is around 3.5 hours.M.T Vasudevan Nair's script has enough compelling momentum to keep the viewers focused on the film.

The movie upholds the spirit of freedom and self-esteem.It has a histroy to tell by showcasing the spirit of sacrifice and patriotism which is inspiring with the reverberations felt through out the movie.

EPIC films are now becoming a rarity in India.When are we going to see the TRUE heroes like our freedom fighters depicted on screen ????

Films about POLITICS & POLITICIANS are doing rounds & rounds in the cine industry these days but enough yaar ,why this redundancy ?Why do we keep watching these scumbags who are no good at all !!!!

I hope PAZHASSI RAJA has set the ball rolling for more EPIC films to follow about our FORGOTTEN HEROES who fought a valiant battle realising the inherent death ,but to safeguard their honour and their land.

  • Rating : "PG" for some blood & gore during war scenes.
P.S : "Writer M.T.Vasudevan Nair and Director Hariharan share a total of 6 National awards with the former winning 4 & the latter winning 2. "

23. RICH & POWERFUL SURVIVE EVEN 2012 !!!


Money is a language all nations understand.Afterall money is immortal ,it never dies.Money was created by man yet it has won over man.It is a universal language which speaks where words cannot.

The society we live in has given money the power to conquer everything.If you have money you can make even your widest dream come true ,trips to the farthest places on the Earth or even to survive the end of the world.....

PLOT : " The plot revolves around the heroic struggle of people trying to survive a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world. "



This is typical Roland Emmerich genre film ,which will have car chasing and plane chasing with heavy explosions in the line Independence day and Godzilla.The main asset of the movie is its gripping screenplay and wonderful presentation.

The special effects are breathtaking ,at times so intense and gripping that I found myself jumping in my seat.Throughout the film there is an incredible sense of urgency ,which contributed greatly to the build up.

John Cusack is perfect for the lead role.He has a vulnerable ,endearing quality in him.The rest of the cast here is neat with Oliver Platt ,Thomas McCarthy ,Chiwetel Ejiofor & Amanda Peet playing their parts well.

If you are looking for a thought-provoking ,profound commentary on human society and a movie that will leave you pondering your own existence ,BEWARE because 2012 doesn't necessarily bring anything new to the table ,but it's still one hell of a roller coaster ride and an excellent entertainer.

As much as this is a fun film ,it isn't afraid to poke fun at the government and religion on it's way to mass destruction.The Queen ,the Pope ,Goverments ,none are spared.

The many destruction sequences throughout the film are absolutely breathtaking to behold, and one wonders if Roland Emmerich starts every film imagining how he will destroy cities.

If this movie was made in 3D ,it would take the experience even a bit higher.The humor was also nice.And got the whole theater laughing.

2012 is the most convincing apocalypse ever put on film ,which is no small achievement in itself.

If you've seen Independence Day ,Titanic, or prefer disaster film genre ,you will not be disappointed at all with any of 2012.

The action was truly formidable ,demonstrating the power of 'mother nature'.Collapsing buildings ,flaming cars with planes falling down ,it was a real trip and a feast for the eyes and ears.

This is an awesome movie that has to be seen on the big screen for the full effect ,highly recommended!!! If you're going to watch it ,do yourself a favor and watch it on the big screen.It adds to the movie's hugeness as much as everything else.I would not be surprised if we see some awards for the special effects in this movie.

In this film some people cared about each other but the reality as we all know that even during apocalyptic times I feel only the RICH & POWERFUL will be cared for.....

  • Rating : "PG" for intense disaster scenes.
P.S : "The doomsday theory has sprung up from fictional ideas ,not a Mayan.Mayans insist that the world will not end in 2012.But evidence has been found of astronomical alignments that will occur in 2012."

22. Michael still lives :)


I must begin by saying that the world has lost one of the greatest artists of a life time.Michael Jackson is not only a dancer or a singer.He is an absolute genius.

MJ is more than GOD.His death was mourned by more than half of the world ,MJ has achieved this feat.Not even GOD of any religion would have been worshipped by so many people in the world.

It's unfortunate that so many took advantage of him.It's unfortunate that "Others" will profit from this movie.As much as I wanted to see this ,and am glad I did ,it sickens me that those who pushed him and were only looking out for themselves will gain monetarily from this.But I just wanted to see him in action one last time.



This was going to be an AMAZING show ,and those who had tickets would probably have seen the best show ever.A man of 50 ,and on medications could still move and sing.He may not have had the range he had at 20 or 30 ,but WOW, to see him still in action and wanting to give so much ,I was blown away.

MJ was not a pushover.He was a professional and a perfectionist.He knew how to entertain a crowd and what he wanted them to see.His dance moves were as exciting as it had been at his peak during the '80s and '90s.

Clean and real without any exaggeration and hype ,Director Kenny Ortega showcases Michael Jackson in his creativity spirit.He was involved in every aspect of the rehearsal and it was going to be awesome.MJ goes through most of his number one hits adding the right amount of embellishments.

This concert was going to be like no other before it ,from 3D scenes ,to life-like mechanical properties ,this would have been something else.I really enjoyed seeing this creative genius at work.The amount of planning that was going into this was unbelievable. So many talented individuals on and off stage.

Any Michael Jackson fan would enjoy this film without a doubt.The High Definition footage used looks real sharp and the music is top notch.

When the 50 shows at London's O2 were announced ,I immediately doubted whether MJ had the ability to dance and sing as he had.However ,for the most part of the film ,his stamina is greater than the dancers who are half his age.The dancers were so in awe and you could see the respect and love they exhibited.

This concert would have been the best ever put on.The effects ,the pieces with the green screen even in its imperfect form ,it was still dazzling.I can only imagine what it all would have looked like in one solid run through as opposed to stringing bits of rehearsal together to get a full song.

It's a very emotional movie.You got to go see it!It really shows professionalism and creative genius of Michael and how much he cared about his music ,his fans and the world.

Michael Jackson is the greatest entertainer this World has ever witnessed.But while watching 'This Is It' ,you start to feel that he's back.

I definitely recommend this movie for all Michael Jackson fans ,and maybe even to those who didn't understand what the hype was all about.The man was pure genius and was always ,always looking for ways to improve.You'll see that in "This is It".

Whatever anyone thinks about MJ ,one thing is for sure.This man was simply the greatest entertainer of the 20th century and up to June 25th of 2009.And this film makes that fact quite clear.

At the end of the movie i was kept pondering within myself ,Michael why did you die?.I guess thats a feeling all Michael fans will get.

You will realize how phenomenal he is as a performer.What an outstanding dancer he is at this age?.If i keep on writing i won't stop.

MJ fans - don't dream of missing this...

Michael Jackson ,we Thank you for all you have done for us "Fans".I didn't leave the theater with a tear in my eye but a happiness in my face and a belief that Michael still lives!

  • Rating : "U".
P.S : "The footage in this film was originally intended for the private library of Michael Jackson.It was also to be used to help the concert's creative team analyze ,review and alter aspects of the show before completion."

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