Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Rayil Sneham

Remember this serial by K.Balachander that used to be telecast on DD-1 long long ago!! Well, I got the title song of this programme - "Indha veenaiku theriyadhu" from one of the live journal blogs while some random surfing.

You can download this from here. Enjoy!

Lovely song, isn't it?


I watched this programme in Star World on life after Baywatch of the stars that acted in it yesterday. Personally, as much I had wanted to, I've never watched a single episode of Baywatch ever! We never subscribed to pay channels at our home and hence never really had the opportunity (Thanks dad!).

The closest I ever came to watching one was on our school trip to Delhi/Agra/Jaipur. It still remains the best vacation I've ever been on. Although, the details are quite sketchy in memory now (happened in 9th std), I remember that we stayed for a night in what we were told was a 3 star hotel in Jaipur - Hawa Mahal.

I googled for this hotel now and managed to get a few pics! Although I can see now that it wasn't a 3 star hotel after all, back then, it did seem believable to the naive me.

You can find pics here

Anyways, this hotel had Star TV! and one of the "mature" friends in our room said that we could watch Baywatch tonight as it aires on this day of the week at 11:30 p.m. So, here we are, 4 adolescent kids in a "3 star" air-conditioned hotel room waiting for the clock to run a little faster.

We had been visiting a lot of places in Jaipur earlier that day and had checked into the hotel at about 7ish in the evening. And I was totally sleepy. We kept flipping channels for a while and somehow I slipped into sleep much before 11:30 p.m.

The next day I asked the guys if they did watch Baywatch and apparently they did. I was told I didn't miss much and that the episode hardly "showed" anything!! But still, I really did beat myself up for missing it.

Maybe I should download one episode through some p2p application and watch it now - just for the heck of it..

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Ruffian I am, keep your distance!

I'm not sure of the other possible results of this test though! If you have time to kill, do try it and let me know.

Monday, June 06, 2005

So long and thanks for all the fish!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Having read the book very recently, this was one movie I had been waiting to watch since a month before its release here. Watched it this weekend, sad to say, I was totally disappointed.

The cinema hall had less than 30 people, all of whom, I assume, had read the book. The few laughs that the movie was able to elicit was mainly due to the fact that one was able to recall how funny the description of the same scene was in the book. The movie did manage to capture Marvin (my favorite character), the maniac depressive robot, quite well but could never manage to bring the Ford Prefect of the book to the screen.

Verdict: Read the book, Skip the movie. You've already read the book? re-read it! Skip the movie. Or perhaps, watch it if can get your friend to buy the tickets. You'll have a great time, especially if your friend hasn't read the book.

1. Laugh hard. Your friend won't understand most of the jokes.
2. Annoy him every now and then by saying how much better the book was!

For a more professional(and longer) review, read here