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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My best 2014 Telugu Movies

A hit for me is if I enjoy the movie, if I personally enjoy the movie
-        Ridley Scott


Now that the curtains are almost going down for the 2014 year, I thought of enlisting my favorite Telugu movies I watched in this year.

1 Nenokkadine
The year started with a bang from Math Mentor Sukumar through his 1 Nenokkadine. This movie has given a new rise and hope in Telugu cinema. Breathtaking performance from Mahesh Babu and other cast, Intensive thriller experience made this movie more flamboyance to movie freaks.

2. Race Gurram
Though the movie is commercial flick, but Surender Reddy executed well with gripping story and screenplay. The wonderful story of two brothers (Allu Arjun and Shaam) and lots of laughs from Kill bill Pandey portrayed by Bramhi made this movie watchable by audience.

3. Chandamama Kathalu
Chandamama Kathalu is an amalgamation of eight sub stories to form a complete story. If you used to enjoy reading Chandama stories in your childhood, you will enjoy this movie too. This anthological movie is made by Praveen Sattaru.

4. Manam
Manam is one of the rarest gems made in recent years. Oh my God what should I tell more about this movie? Starring 3 generations of Akkineni family, Director Vikram has made the family drama intensifying and astonishing through Time factor and Eternal Love. This movie is a felicitous sendoff to Akkineni Nageshwar Rao garu. కాలంలో వచ్చిన తెలుగు చిత్రాల్లో ఒక అద్భుత వర్ణం #‎manam ...

5. Oohalu Gusagusalade
Admirer of Woody Allen movies, actor Avsarala Srinivas debuted as director through Oohalu Gusagusalade. This romantic comedy has the spirit of woody allen as Srinivasa Avsarala told. The more interesting part of this movie is Narration of the story and screenplay presence and melodic music from Kalyan Konduri.



6. Drushyam
Though it’s a remake of Jeetu Joseph’s Malyalam movie Drishyam, Debutant director Supriya made the story to keep intact as original. Back to form acting from Victory Venky and perfect family thriller made this movie more laudable. Venkatesh babu acted as good as the original star Mohan lal.

7. Run Raja Run
Short film maker Sujith became noticeable person in Tollywood through Run Raja Run. Though the story is regular but writing and well execution made this movie more impressive. This one is a perfect comeback to Sharwanand. Oh yeah the refreshing music from M. Gibran made this movie a music entertainer too.

8. Oka Laila Kosam
Oka laila kosam is a Rom-Com, as simple as that. Again though the story is regular but the writer & director Vijay Kumar Konda made this more refreshing through tight screenplay.  This one is a debut for lead actress Pooja Hedge in Telugu.

9. Karthikeya
The subject is simple, but good narrative style and curiosity factor gave breath to this movie. This bilingual film (Telugu & Tamil) is made by debutant Chandoo Mondeti. Lead actors Nikhil and Swathi are choosing the right scripts making them more successful in the industry..!

10. Mukunda
The contemporary making of cinema is highly impressive from Srikanth Addala's Mukunda. Interesting conversations and the genuineness of characters reflects to make the movie more magnificent to cinematic lovers.  Debutant actor Varun Tej proved that he is capable of acting. The Year 2014 ended with a delightful watch of Mukunda.

The other movies which I felt as best as the above are Debutant director Prashanth mandava’s Prathinidhi, Sampoornesh Babu starrer Hrudaya Kaleyam from Steven Shankar(Debutant) and Chandra Siddharth’s Emo Gurram eguravachhu. We have seen many debutant film makers and actors in the year 2014. Also many short budget movies tasted great success in Box office. Hoping 2015 will be a great year for Tollywood. I’m looking forward to watch the most awaiting movies I from Shankar and Bahubali from Rajamouli in 2015.

P.S - The movies drafted above are the films I watched. For some reason I couldn’t able to watch some critically acclaimed and positive feedback movies like Ala Ela, Geethanjali, Minugurulu, Naa Bangaaru Talli and Dikkulu Chudaku Ramayya. Going to watch these films once the original DVD’s are released.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Something vs. Nothing

"From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing." 
                                                                                           - Jean de LaFontaine

There is always an act of connection with the adverbs Something and Nothing which behaves in its specific way when associated with Individuals aka Human Beings. We sometimes start like there is Something I need to know about the subject which implies the Curiosity of that Something. At the same time the subject can be said as there is Nothing I knew about the Subject. Yes we can bring the Anything factor here but it implies on act of more dominance but the line of my subject is between Something vs Nothing. Let’s start discussing about it.

So to frame about these two adverbs let me bring the nouns first. There lives two people Something and Nothing. Something always fights and creates a havoc with no appropriate reasons. To put in short Something always does something which is of no use. When it comes to Nothing he knew he can act smart to do Something(optimistic) but he does Nothing.



Ok now let's bring the story into reality. Do you really think people should behave bizarre and do something nonsensical when we are talking about the movie PK.?  The hashtag #boycottPK is trending in Twitter to boycott the movie but if you think in the logical way this movie is satirical humor on absurd people who bring faith and fear to people for their own causes in name of Religion. Other incident where people are beaten up by bringing #Caste and #Religion as point of interest. Accepted if it hurts people bring the subject to the Police in form of complaint for justice. Why do we need to do something which doesn't make rightly justified to support the matter?

So what about Nothing?  Yeah many of us do nothing in action mode to make subject Justifiable and acceptable for the purpose of making the havoc in reduced state. We have seen many muted administrators who haven’t done anything except a few for the sake of country pride and they act as Nothing for the sake of Power and Pride. Common man does do anything keeping the fear as state of mind and withdrawn sometimes keeping the life security as state of subject. Yeah this is called as Nothing.

On a same note I read somewhere that in our Country we have two kinds of people
1.     People who lacks courage (Nothing)
2.     People who identify the loopholes and take advantage(Something)

So whatever is the matter Nothing and Something always follow the path towards advantage line to make selfish more of rising than bringing it down. From school days I learnt that Something is the strong impact factor applied in our brains. Our parents/Teachers/Elders say that I should do Something which makes the country Proud. But the fact to be known is we are using this Something more for our self-comfort in wrong path. Yeah I also read that we shouldn't do anything until we know the subject or we are confident enough to that. And so the Nothing factor came into existence.   

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Friday, December 19, 2014

PK is all about praising!






When there is always a movie from Raj Kumar Hirani and Aamir Khan the excitement flows to make me eagerly wait and watch the movie. Not to mention they have already tasted the success mantra through 3 Idiots. The wait is over at last as I got a chance to watch the beena ek boondh bhi nahi peene wala Peekay alias P.K. Raj Kumar Hirani is always known for bringing the satirical humor in his films.  He brought the same act of satirical humor in PK too. Story can't go into vein when you make it with sense and humor. Sometimes to be smart we need to think smart and so here is the amazing Script from Raj Kumar Hirani and Amith Joshi. Mr.Perfectionist Aamir Khan as PK is aleinic,whimsical, freakish with the confused looks, jocose,cheerful with his paan ki mitas ka bhojpuri wala talk and wanderer, nomad, traveler with his fast moving acts. Anushka as Jagat Janani is witty, tomboyish and bizarre sometimes.  The Cameo performances from Sanjay Dutt and Sushant Singh Rajput is compelling and connecting to the story. Cinematography from CK Muriladharan is classy. Music from trio oops actually four Ajay-Atul, Shantanu Moitra and Ankit Tiwari is pleasant and so the lyrics from Swanand Kirkire is pleasing. Oh God! Please stop me here. Am I here to praise about the movie or write something about this movie? I don't easily write something about the movie until and until I absorb the movie. I absorbed the movie so deep that all I am doing now is praising, praising and praising. The start of the year 2014 is kicked off with the impressive performance from Kangana Ranaut in Queen and now its Aamir Khan's who amazed me at the end of year 2014. Hope my predictions are accurate if I say the best performers of 2014 are Aamir Khan for PK and Kangana for Queen (Wait for the Film-fare next year!).  What will be the excitement and fun for you guys if I write the hint of the story here? Go and watch in your nearest theaters to experience the absolute classic piece from Raj Kumar Hirani.


You can watch the Trailer here 





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