37. WEAPONS OF MASS-DESTRUCTION !!!

WEAPONS OF MASS-DESTRUCTION : Does this phrase ring a bell ???


OH !! Of course it must ,this was the very agenda used by the U.S political heavyweights to invade IRAQ ,Have they ever succeeded in finding such weapons ????

Obviously the answer is a BIGGGGGGG "NO" ,everyone in the right senses knew from the onset of the IRAQ WAR that there would never be any such weapons there ,then why did they ever invade that nation ???

I feel very SORRY for all the poor souls who believed that the U.S politicians were invading IRAQ to get rid of SADDAM HUSSEIN & help the people ,its OIL my dear poor souls ,its the one & only reason why IRAQ was invaded.

PLOT: " An American chemical weapons officer decides to discover as to whats really happening in IRAQ after he finds out that there no chemical weapons there. "



If you ever wanna see a film that would enlighten you about the facts on the Invasion of IRAQ then look no further ,this film delivers all the knockout punches to the U.S administration's role in this so-called WAR.

"GREEN ZONE" directed by Paul Greengrass of Bourne Ultimatum fame is an edge of the seat action thriller from the start & sustains its momentum till the end.

I was very impressed by this film's trailer that i was waiting for the film's release for a looong time & my patience was well worth because the film effectively brought out the harsh ground realities in IRAQ.

Being a film revolving around the military & political circles of the U.S ,its ambience was one of the best i had ever seen.A perfect sync i should say ,the attitude & body language of the cast to fitted perfectly.

The casting was a major assest to the film ,all of them contributed.Credit must be given to the director for extracting the cast's potential.

Matt Damon was impeccable in his role ,he has lived up to the expectations i had on him.Carrying out his role with ease ,he fitted the fill role completely.

Adapted from the book by Rajiv Chandrasekaran ,the screenplay was very racy & at the sametime did not loose out on the issue in hand ,the writers too had done their part well.

Thanks to the use of hand held cameras the action taking place in the film was very real ,i felt like sitting in the middle of a battlefield ,we can actually feel the tension & adrenaline that would happen within a soldier.

The various facets of the U.S administartion were clearly portaryed here ,with each & every department having ugly secrets of their own ,its the soldiers who pay the ultimate price.

The issue of anguish & hardship that the soldiers face in IRAQ while the bureaucrats enjoy the luxuries inside their hotels will were very disturbing for the families of soldiers who had lost their loved ones there.

There are lots of countries in the world where people face untold sufferings but for the people of IRAQ their sufferings were heard by the U.S administration because the people of IRAQ had what they wanted ,its "OIL".

SO is "OIL" really the weapon of mass-destruction that U.S politicians were talking about ???????

  • Rating : "PG" for some war violence.
P.S: "Many of the soldiers in film were actual Iraq War and Afghanistan War veterans, not actors. "

36. BLOOD MONEY...

Money has taken various forms thoughout human history but whatever be the form the very means of earning them hasn't changed.

Some people have the luxury of having too much of them whereas there are others who toil day & night to make ends meet with the money they earn & yet there are people who almost are enslaved to the employer to earn that little amount.

Enter Ranganathan Street in T.Nagar ,most tourists are taken to this place whenever they visit Chennai.Tourists are made to believe that this place is the shopping hub of Chennai but maybe after this post they could think otherwise.

PLOT : " A reality check of the suffering the employees face working within the walls of many Shopping stores in Ranganathan Street. "



Vasanthabalan impressed one and all with his previous work "Veyil" which earned him loads of accolades & was screened at 2007 Cannes Film Festival.His next venture was eagerly expected & boy!!! He hasn't let us down.

"Angaadi Theru"
,which means "Shop Street" was an apt title for the film.The director has delivered a film that questions the very essence of professional ethics in a workplace ,his script has portrayed the harsh realities of the workplaces we go shopping for.

The entire process of how innocent people from village are brought to city with big dreams are made to labour almost 14 hours a day ,draining them out & the inhumane treatment metted out to them are extensively portrayed in the film.

The lead actors Mahesh ,Anjali , A. Venkatesh & Pandi are very impressive with their performances whether it might a dramatical or comical.

Anjali & Mahesh deserve special mention ,stealing the show throughout the film with scintillating acting ,after a loooooong time i have seen an actress sharing more screen space in Tamil Cinema.

"Aval appadi ondrum" song by Vijay Antony was mesmerizing to hear & see ,very soothing number in an otherwise intense film.

The movie never lost focus on the issue it catered making me feel ashamed of the very fact that i had actually shopped in these places ,watching the sufferings of the employees i might never go there again.

Different facets of life in & around Ranganathan Street are effectively brought out with a reality check ,these kinda films are very rare in Tamil Cinema ,i'm still clueless as to why these kinda films aren't made.

Government officials taking bribes to ignore all the atrocities committed by these shops are also not missed out here ,its not that money these people are getting ,its the money tainted with the blood drained out from the workers.

In other terms ,its BLOOD MONEY.All the government officials accepting these money will never realise that they are accepting a curse in the form of money.

Any person who watches this movie will surely leave with a heavy heart with lots of questions in mind ,as for the Tamilnadu Police & Politicians its nothing for them to worry about as long as the Shop owners in Ranganathan street send them their bribes.

  • Rating : "PG" for some strong language & scenes.
P.S : "The film has mainly targeted Saravana Stores which is one of the leading shops in Ranganathan Street ,if anyone has an idea of going shopping there or to any nearby shopping complexes do watch this film & think ,its BLOOD MONEY you are spending. "

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