Music! Nothing else #AtoZchallenge

MUSIC.. Music is Addiction.. Music is Peace.. Music is Love.. Music is everything for me..

music-dandelionMusic is a blessing for me.. Something which can sooth my mind.. Something that wipes my tears invisibly.. Something which gives energy to my life.. People can hardly see me without a music player and earphones.. It is a part of my life.. Taking music to everywhere.. Even I imagine dreams with a musical back ground.. I m crazy about music.. A part of me is always a singer.. My dear ones know how I sings in between a conversation in phone or while sitting along.. its really an adrenaline rush makes me sing.. Which pushes me to hum.. 🙂

My college days where stunning with music concerts.. I remember the chance I got every year to perform with the music band who comes for the annual college day function.. I made concerts with my friends every year in college.. My collections on karaokes and lyrics of song increased day by day.. This happened while I was doing my Diploma.. And after that.. 🙂 We always had a music section after classes with my buddies in the nearby coffee shop.. All the orchestra provided with mouth and the desk we conquered the whole world of music.. I often seen other students from college shooting us that weird look like ‘ What these guys are up to?’.. We were not professionals… Oh yeah!! One of my buddy was professional by the time.. Kelvin! He had an awesome voice that captures every people and wonderful control over his voice at any time.. We were a bunch of crazy people who loves music; I m not sure if everyone in our gang loved music but they definitely loved us.. And that’s why we always kept on singing.. We made our own improvisations and leads.. 🙂

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Time flied.. Kelvin diverted his career to music and completed his studies in KM Music Conservatory.. He performed in from of our God of music A. R Rahman.. Can you imagine?? o_O He performed in front of him.. He was a part of Tribute to Michael Jackson launched by the students in his music school.. And guess what? He took me to his band’s recording section one day.. A whole new experience of live recording.. 🙂 Music and I have a connection between from the day I started to grow in my Mother’s womb.. My Dad used to sing songs for me and those songs still give goosebumps.. ❤ I was born on a time when legends were ruling the music world.. I grown up with Rahman Sir’s music and Yesudas Sir’s sound.. Mohammed Rafi Saab and Kishore Dha decorated my dad’s music collections.. 🙂

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Music is something I can’t live without..
Music is with which I m made of..  ❤

Put on your headsets & enjoy the weekend!!

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A for Architecture #AtoZchallenge

 

cropped-tumblr_lh2aqf4rw61qb8342o1_1280.jpgSo, today is the first day of April and I have my colleague here celebrating his birthday! And today is the first day of my A to Z Challenge 2016. First of all, thanks to everyone who pushed me to be a part of this challenge and the constant reminders thrown. So this is my first time and I am planning to write about the first thing that is coming to my mind when I think about that letter.

AA for Apple . But for me, it is A for Architecture. I don’t know the actual reason behind my urge to become an Architect. The whole love started while I was a kid and I guess it is because of the historical soaps aired on DD National made me fall in love with the Indian architecture. May be it was the pencil my dad had which made me love this creative world. From seventh grade on wards I was fully aware of what Architecture is and was dying to study that. And those college days with sleepless nights and sleeping with pencils & drawing sheets were the best academic season I had. I never complained about the over burden of submissions; not about my hell paining back bone; not about the tough job of designing.. I was only worried about how thick my line should be or how dark the shade have to be. I loved spending time with buildings and new innovations. My love towards my passion is 100% alive still and I m devoted to it.

That’s why I still have a secret dream of owning a drawing shack in my home; my own private space to live with my imaginations. 😉 I already have a plan and design in mind; have to work for that.. ❤

My A is always Architecture and A R Rahman. As I already had a post on him I am ending the first post of Challenge with ARCHITECTURE.

Ella pughazhum iraivanukke! Happy Birthday to the Magician of Music :)

It was in 2009, February he made a chill in every Indian’s bone by holding two academy awards in hand & with his most innocent face he expressed his feelings as ‘Ella Pughazhum Iraivanukke’ (Every praise to Almighty!). And today he is completing another round. Happy Birthday to the most admirable person in my life. Allah Rakha Rahman.

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You may not know me. I may go stupidly emotional while writing this, and the truth is I always finds the best emotions in your music. I am a human like every one else, who calls herself as Rahmaniac. A girl who born in the year on which you made the debut as music director in Yodha. A girl who grown up with your music. Who can define every happiness in Chinna Chinna Aasai, who always dance for Pappu can’t dance saala, who always finds love in Dil se re. A whole life tributes to your music. If there is something which made me passionate on music, which made me sing and sing; its all those magical notes from you. Often I dream about sitting in front of a piano & trying to play your notes. Often I cried at nights hearing your songs. I saluted for Maa Tujhe Salam. You are the genious in music. A person who can create heaven through notes. Someone who made me reach God with the Khawalis. My Inspiration. You are one among them who shows how true legend is. How creative the World is. How wonderful music is. Roja.. Dil se.. Kannathil Muthamittal.. Rockstar.. Highway.. OKK till Tamasha, couldn’t think about you without the respect. May your legendary flourish through the whole world. May you live another decades to make wonders again & again.. May your music makes every heart soulful.. With tears.. smile..laugh & happiness wishing you a very happy Birthday. You are my inspiration & your music was my companion at every ups & downs.. Really indebted for you. The King of Music. Stay Blessed!!

TAMASHA – I m in love with Imtiaz again!

*Spoilers are everywhere.. 😉

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For an insane weirdo one like me; every pages in a book or every scenes from a movie never fascinates. But, if there is at least one sentence or a dialogue that can hook to my heart; I would like to enter that to my favorites list. Imtiaz Ali never ever disappointed me. From Socha Na Tha(2005) to Tamasha(2015), 6 movies in 10 years & his recent three already got a space in my heart. He always have an enchanting way of presenting stories. A director who puts his best to make the movie feel, than just a watch.

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Tamasha is different. Different from Highway(2014), different from Rockstar(2011); but often it felt the same. Tamasha is about what we need and what we are. A story about transition in between dream & reality. It’s charming! It’s gloomy. It’s about a boy who lives through stories. A boy who love narrations more than Maths & Physics. A boy who finds a story in everything running around him. Tamasha is about Don & Mona darling who met in Corsica. It’s the story of two individuals who love to live their life to the fullest on those 7 days in Corsica telling lies to each other. It’s about falling in love with a stranger! 😉 Tamasha is also about Ved & Tara who met in Delhi after four years. The story of two well settled reputed individuals who fall in love again. It’s about finding what’s leaving ourselves & acting our life for someone else. After all it’s about finding ourselves.

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Tamasha leaves a beautiful message at the end that the only time we felt we are a hero is our Childhood & from the teenage we are living for the sake of others & killing our Bachpan (Childhood).

Tamasha is beautiful trough the lens in Corsica, Shimla, Delhi & Tokyo. Tamasha is georgeous with Ranbir Kapoor & Deepika Padukone. They both lived the character. Deepika is glowing like a star while Ranbir makes sure that he is superstar. Tamasha is magical in A R Rahman‘s music. It’s more touching in Irshad Kamil‘s lyrics.

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Tamasha have flaws. It often drags you through the plot. Someone who need an entertaining commercial movie may get bored. But if you are an Imtiaz fan; Tamasha is the movie made for you!
For me, Tamasha is what I was in need & what I expected from Imtiaz Ali.

 

 

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Oh Kadhal Kanmani – Fall in love again!

Don’t know spoilers will be ahead or not, cause it took me 6 days after watching the movie to write about it! This is not a review too (To Suhasini ma’am, m not an expert to review the movie, but my urge to write makes me do this)

Sometimes we will reach in a moment where anything that we write about is only good things and that’s why I stayed back for 6 days after the movie. But, still I found nothing can make me loose the energy I got from the very first minute of the movie. Anyone who loved ‘Alaipayuthe’ will love this flick; but for me I m not really fond of ‘Alaipayuthe’ (But, can’t leave without appreciating the songs). ‘OK Kanmani’ (OKK) is one of my most awaited release, with those one minute short trailer and so many short clips from the movie, I had already fallen in love with these Kanmanis. With the arrival of the complete tracks; yet again my master ARR took away my sleep with that awesome 9 tracks. Being a movie craze and spending more money over every week’s release I was running out of money already by the mid of April and I was saving that last penny to get a seat in PVR at any time to catch the show. After three consecutive tries by my roomies we got the ticket after one week from the release day; still housefull. And it was on a hectic day in office my roomie called me and told she got ticket. I was not in a mood to watch the movie; but I said ‘OK will join you!’ My brain was all dead by the evening and can’t even hear the vehicle horns behind me. I was walking like a robot and there is only a few minutes to the show. We managed to run through the escalator and get in front of the cinemas on time. I already had a movie bunch month with ‘100 days of love’, ‘Oru Vadakkan Selfie’ (that too 2 times) and ‘Furious 7’. Nothing gave me that punch or that effect other than the tribute to Paul walker, my hero! No recent movies gave me that hangover through which I can live a dreamy life! And i was really in need of that break.

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Sitting back in the PVR I felt that easiness, air conditioned, out of order brain and I felt I will fell asleep soon and my money for this movie gonna be a waste. 🙂 And most important is I m so weak in Tamil and its my Mom who helps me while watching any Tamil movie to understand the dialogues or else I prefer subtitles. M good in Hindi, better in English and best in Malayalam but don’t speak Tamil to me. Please. (i can read Tamil, but won’t understand it) I already sought the help of my roomies to help me out. they agreed. The moment movie started I felt all the people around me is also robots. No claps, no howls, no seettis (At least this is Mani sir’s movie; he always deserves a clap). The reel started rolling with that awesome ‘Kaara Aaattakkaara’ and there scrolls the animation of a well set game. I liked it. 🙂  My sleepy head is now full of energy. From that moment I fallen in love with the movie and I concluded that this time Mani sir won’t disappoint me. Movie didn’t give a mass entry to our rock star Aadi; played by Dulquer Salman, better say; lived by Dulquer. But the first shot itself was classic. Mumbai Railway station and accidentally meeting a girl in between some passing trains and to say; we can’t take off eyes from Tara; well played by Nithya Menen; from that moment itself. Her eyes can express everything.

Then usual things happened in very unusual manner. Meeting the girl again, exchanging phone number, falling in love, making love. Its a movie about how youth is like and they can’t chose a better back ground than Mumbai. Thank you Mani sir for making them both creative minded. We can’t give a better career to the both pivotal roles. What makes this movie special is the love, affection, emotions, feelings and moreover energy throughout. The music by Rahman sir ( You are the best sir! ) P C Sreeram’s camera (Mumbai seems pretty, even if it is the streets or the city, everything seems filled with ❤ )

Mani sir is always elegant. He never made us bored by showing thousands of stories in one frame and here too, he made us live through two simple energetic youth who never like the certificate called marriage but they love to fall in love for each other. I don’t know how much someone will digest the theme of live in relationship but if we stay out from the usual conservative mind set, this can happen. The director never left us in a simple live in relationship and their love; but so warmly introduced an old couple; played by Prakash Raj and Leela Samson, showed us the tenderness of long lasting love. All over the film ended in a conservative way and ended up in tying knot but it never disappoint anyone in any ways.

I really like to thank Mani sir for such an awesome energetic rom-com to us. And I have many more thanks to say.

1. Perfect cast – I don’t know whether someone else can do as perfect as DQ and Nithya. But for me its the perfect cast. I can’t stop appreciating their performance. Never overdone. Never melodramtic. Never vulgar. They have the perfect chemistry. They are hot, still simple. We always felt they are people next door. The whole cast including Prakash Raj, Leela Samson and everyone else made their part very well.

2. Characters – Thanks for making Nithya a passionate Architect. Bold, Smart, the one who never like to be bound by the chain of commitments. Who always says what she would like to say. More like me. And thanks for making DQ a game developer. Nothing interesting than that. 🙂 ; the same passionate, carefree, still romantic charming one.

3. MusicRahman sir always do magic with his music. Yet again i can’t sleep without hearing the whole album once in a day. It gives energy. It makes me smile. It makes me carefree and it gave me back myself.

4. Camera – Lights, flowers, art works, costumes everything seems perfect through PC sir’s camera. We can’t forget that 15 years old ‘Pachai Nirame’. It have that freshness still and I m sure OKK will give that freshness after years.

5. Dialogues – Even through less dialogues Mani sir is perfect in making a movie live. We had seen it before in ‘Kannathil Muthamittal’, ‘Roja’ and all. The same happened here. With less dialogues and more gestures and eyes spoke well. And those few dialogues which has to be delivered is the best ever that can happen in a romantic movie. When Aadi says “Naan panna periya thapp… Tara” We can’t stop our heart from beating fast. And that one simple word which gonna hit the couples whole world. ‘Kanmani’ (Still ringing DQ’s voice in head “Azhathe Kanmani 🙂

6. Romance – Who don’t like to fall in love? Me. Yeah! I don’t like to. But who don’t like to watch a love story? No one. OKK is full of romance, love , affection and more. In tears, in smiles, in laughs; everywhere we can see love. We can’t leave the cinemas without a smile.

OKK won’t demand any super love story. Its simple, classic, special in its own way. For me it’s a must watch. Cause we really need a change. Let’s feel lighter but energetic. It makes everyone fall in love. For those who think its not worth watching, don’t go for it. But for me, this movie gave me that hangover i need for the past one week. It gave me that good feel to smile over everything. It gave me the energy to get back in my track. Moreover it gave me the feel that ‘Its good to be someone’s Kanmani 🙂

HIGHWAY – Magical Road Movie (Not a review but what i felt)

It was a late night cold day i sat up and switched on the laptop…All are asleep and what i need that day was my own moments…I miss my home…mom…movies…friends…books…gupshups!!! I started watching…

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Gone through so many reviews and status updates about the movie in blogs and Facebook made me think that this gonna be a dragging one… (even Rajeev Masand said so)…but i could’nt imagine a boring piece from Imtiaz Ali…

Starting of the movie made me the same thought i had read in reviews…this may be dragging…a girl got kidnapped late night by some rascals in a petrol pump in front of her fiance on the day before her wedding…and the way the head of the kidnappers behaves to her is heart aching…Finding out that she is the daughter of a well known entrepreneur the kidnapped team got confused and they split…the thread goes fast till then…there starts the journey of Veera, the girl’s and Mahabir, the kidnapper’s journey…

Highway…for me is a simple movie…not much complicated…a girl who found freedom in the hands of the man she kidnapped…its quite natural that they starts loving each other…Imtiaz did it in the best way and it is appreciable that they are not kissing on the next moment she find comfortable with him…(a Bollywood movie without a kissing scene is rare now a days…) For those who want a masala movie i don’t prefer Highway..because this is only a perfect road movie which made me kept watching watching and watching…i really wished the movie not to end..the cinematographer and the camera man did a wonderful job by taking us visually through Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal and Kashmir…Moments seems to be precious and dialogues are rare but executed dialogues are fantastic and worth thinking….

This movie is not a single adventure by Imtiaz…Everything in this movie is simply awesome…A.R.Rahman’s music is the one thing which makes this movie non-boring in the situations where it have to be bored…Superb acting by the cast..Alia Bhatt as Veera seems to be a matured actor than a college girl (totally out of Shanaya look) …The way she changes from smile to broken tears in a scene is just worth to show her talent…Mahabir is well played by Randeep Hooda…over emotions on grief…love and sadness…he acted pretty…The lyrical magic by Irshad Kamil as we heard before in Rockstar is once again seen in this movie…For me Highway is pretty magical which makes me think of the movie and music long after watching the movie…The Veera who ends up on a normal life on a hilltop house as she had dreamt and thinking about her good times with Mahabir…the girl who cries loudly sitting on a road side for Mahabir who wont come back…those scenes will always rest in my mind…

For those who are reading this…this is a must watch piece…its about freedom…life…and satisfaction…

down in the falls….

                                                                    

 
       setting out a trip from class is the most enjoyable one…with my wonderful friends…more laughter and more jokes…and this time we planned to go to my home town and my own waterfalls..Athirapilly…i had been there  two three times….with my family and family friends…but still i love to go to that place…i love to hear the water falling on those huge boulders and the extreme look of water…sometimes i am afraid of that too…
      this day i m wid my classmates…no…the evilzz…great cevilzz batch…this one day trip was the most memorable…sweetness with tears tooo…now lets dont talk about tears…talk about the great place…
      entering in to that forest look like area the only thing we should hear is the sound of water…that is not a rippling sound…its the huge noise of water falling forcefully to a 25 metre depth…after jumping and crossing so many obstacles we reach down under the falls…GOD…its the best view i ever had…i tried to took snaps in my cam…but the water is not allowing me to..within seconds we all became wet…water is sprinkling like anything and it seems to be like a foggy area…everywhere its only water…to a heavenly place with your friends…its like we are partying there too…what to say entering in to water is prohibited…but we reached the maximum…

                                                                                     


       the screen shots of so many Indian movies came to my mind…Aishwarya in Guru..in Raavan…so many malayalam movies and Mani Ratnam movies…A.R Rahman’s Roja…Kannathil Muthamittal…till Raavan…
4 hours there…we all are just like out from a shower…no changing room…no wash room…my sneakers are wet..it is draining water…somehow like a chain…helping each other we managed to get back to the top…back in to the bus everyone went silent…i know all freakers are still there…down the falls…i hummed that Rahman song…chinna chinna aasai…choti si aasha…:)