Archive | April, 2008

Understanding poetry

After Annan Thambi’s laugh riot, well past midnight, Mr Prasad and me had the whole of Cocoa Tree dropping their laptops (are laptops mandatory in coffee shops?) and overhearing us. Oh yeah we gave a one hour speech (they are open until 1 am, after that you have the three thattukadas near Kaloor stand) on […]

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the death of brain cells

The name of the author is the first to go followed obediently by the title, the plot, the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of, as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the […]

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Innathe Chinthavishayam – Review

Mohanlal has a super Hit, finally. After a strange procession of blockbuster flops,”Innathe Chintavishayam” might just save the year for the actor. But sadly this has very little to do with Mohanlal. “Udayananu Tharam” atleast had Mohanlal’s understated performance which didn’t jutt out, but if anything is out of place in “Innathe Chintavishayam” – it […]

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Vishu

On December 25th, the Sun starts its return journey to the Northern Hemisphere, a day of hope in the middle of winter and the northern hemisphere rejoices. On March 21st, the Sun crosses over into the northern hemisphere, over the equator. On this day, the sun spends equal amount of time above and below the […]

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Mulla – Review

Driving up and down the National Highway last week (some 800 kilometers), I would have used the “M” word a few hundred times (thanks to the road rash). I often wonder why the “M” word is not part of the malayalam cinema lexicon (which claims to be that close to real life). Mulla ends the […]

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