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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