Saw Guru at the new INOX in Chennai. It is a cut paste of various Mani Ratnam flicks. Nayakan was about an underworld don and Guru is about a Business don. Abhishek ( always my favourite) deserves an award for his histrionics. Wish Ash had that darker bronzed look that she had in Dhoom2- would have looked more credible as a village belle. Mithun was wonderful as the righteous paper owner as was Madhavan as a reporter. Vidya Balan (of Parineeta fame) made a blink and you miss role memorable. Was not sure the end was convincing enough.
Screen L2L kisses make an entry in Mani's films as well and a far better one than Dhoom 2 this. But all said and done, as The Hindu reviewer put it- Mani talks!! We took Anush along and she laughed when we did and clapped with me at ab's ( AB jr's) entry.
Do any of you recall Guru in the TV serial Nukkad. I had crush on him, though I was barely 10 at that time. Where have guys like him gone?
Citi Centre I find is a cool place to hang out with lot of shopping opportunity, a great play areas for little ones and a good food court. INOX is more or less like Sathyam's Studio 5. Wonder what wil happen if the theatres have a ceiling on the ticket prices ( Rs 80 max). Am not sure I am ready for the kind of crowds I will have to view a movie with. Not very egalitarian but I cant help the way I feel. However will welcome a pricing that deters fleecing of consumers but at the same time ensures a fairly decent crowd. Maybe they can carry theatre ratings like the Hotel industry and be allowed to charge a premium for better, cleaner facilities.
As clean goes, there was dog that had been run over on the road yesterday. I was nto sure who would remove it. Saw a couple of ONYX guys ( garbage clearers) and asked them. They said it was not their job. I said "Yes, I understand but could you guide me to the one responsible?" They were clueless. Does one call the municipality or the Blue cross ? Can the contact numbers also be made available to all public. Or do we need to live up to that callous dialogue that older Indian action movies had " Kutthe ki maut maregaa?"
On a happier note, everyone seems to be getting married. I have a lot of gifts to buy. And a lot of sari wearing to do. On the earlier post- since soooooo many of you are waiting with bated breath, ( am I delusional or what)... The girl went stiff. She had broken her back. So much for trying to tone up for the wedding. It would not happen now, she thought. Her parents were very anxious. I will sue these gym guys her mother said in her usual style. A couple of co- rope exercisers gathered around in concern/ sympathy. She started yelling " leave me alone" The instructor woke her up and helped her up. She asked her to touch her toes. "No problem, see?" This happened in my gym last Friday. So it is fact that I still have one more wedding to attend.