Anjathe – Food for talent

Movie Name: Anjathe
Language: Tamil
Starring : Narain, Prasanna, Vijayalakshmi
Director : Mysskin

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All reviewers who say, very rarely do we see quality movie in Tamil, are starting to eat their own words. Well, that includes me as well, though I don’t call myself a reviewer (Just viewer). Lately Tamil movies are staring to implore their paths into the catalog of high quality movies.

Frankly I never expected Anjathe to be a good watch. I usually don’t remember Director names or don’t follow movies based on directors. So Mysskin’s Chitiram Pesuthadi didn’t provoke me to go watch Anjaathe. But I was in for a surprise at Satyam Cinemas.

The movie spins around 2 friends and how their decisions turn around their fate. Sathyanathan (Narain) and Krupakaran (Ajmal) are sons of police constables living in a police colony. They remain close friends despite having divergent attitudes. Krupa wants to become a sub inspector and works meticulously to get selected. Aimless Sathya, a street rowdy, is always humiliated by his father (M.S. Bhaskar) because of his irresponsible attitude. He gets into a feud with the local gangsters led by Pandiarajan and Prasanna. Little does he know about their illicit business.

Provoked by this humiliation, Narain decides to go for Police selection and by hook and crook he gets selected but Ajmal is rejected. Ajmal starts hating Narain and blames cheats like him for his failure. The rest of the story races around how Narain adapts to Police job and How Ajmal gets into the hands of the devil and assist Prasanna in rape and kidnap plots. Narain joins a elite team of police officials…(Kaka Kaka style team) and will they smoke out the criminals?

Vijayalakshmi is cute and does justice to her role. Prasanna is really frightening with his sly smiles and dangerous looks. Narain has done his homework in the acting department and aptly fits the role. The kuruvi character is very well portrayed by the cast and the rest of the crew deserves the claps as well.

The directorial touches, the editing, the camera angles, the turn-around of events are all handled excellently. mmhm… any word better than excellent? Can’t find appropriate words. I just loved the way the entire story was handled. I would say Mysskin was the actual hero of the movie. He is a discovery for the film fraternity. Mysskin displays remarkable acumen in placing this crime thriller in a realistic sociol background. The nylon cover wrapped around the the leg of the flower seller who helps Narain, is an lesson to all those budding directors in the chapter “Pay attention to details”.

The music tracks are not that remarkable and so isn’t the choreography. But the music director has done a good job in the re-recording department. The use of silence at many places is apt and keeps hearts racing.

The exact words between me and my friend while walking out of the theatre: Minus the choreography and music, this movie could easily out-perfom “Khaka Khaka”. Just 4 films like this releasing per year is more than enough for Tamil film fans like us.

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Just when u thought…Its all over…

We have seen convergence taking tremendous leaps and bounds over the past 5-7 years. Before that we would have never imagined camera in a telephonic device. No one would have thought about emailing from a camera or watching movie in an internet tablet. But it has all happened and it is still happening. Just when we thought that the convergence has reached its limits and no more feature can be integrated, down comes the picoprojector from Microvision.

I am on a tour to find strange mobile accessories (like the MVH) and picoprojector could easily top the list. Code-named SHOW, the projector could be integrated with any portable device like Mobiles, Laptops, iPod or PSPs to project images onto screen using laser assisted beams. As the device uses laser, the projected image is always in focus. At 50 inch range, they projected the best quality images and it was good upto 100 inch range. Now you can carry just your mobile to any presentation or just show off your videos to your friends using pico projector. Unofficially I heard from unconfirmed sources that Motorola has already signed up with microvision to integrate pico projectors in their upcoming line of mobile phones. What more do you want? Now you can watch TV, Movies, Images, etc… from your mobile and project them on a bigger screen base.

Pico Projects Friends

Watch the demo video and read more at Gizmodo and GSMarena.

Pico Projector

Hang on; I just got hit by a thunderbolt in my gadget-infected-techpositive-convergenceCorrupted-noGood-brain 2.0. I could buy the gorillapod and with my N95 8GB in its paws, I could project the movies using the Pico-Projector (SHOW) and connect it to the graffiti covered Tin Can mobile speaker and assemble my very own nifty flashy jazzy Home Ambulatory Theatre on Wheels.

This Brain Blast is published and is unofficially and officially copyrighted to me.

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Where’s the mPulp?

In my previous post, I talked about Google’s applications for your mobile. Let me give you an heads up on one other application which I use in my mobile. It the mOrange. This application is a really cool application which can give iPhone a run for its money. It can

  • Aggregate your RSS feeds and add many categories of news feeds direct to your mobile.
  • Configure many chat clients in one platform. (GTalk, Yahoo, MSN, AIM and ICQ are supported)
  • You can PUSH, POP of IMAP any mail account onto this. I have tried POPing my GMail account and it is able to send mails with attachments but am not able to access my inbox.
  • Social networking is possible with all who are using mOrange.
  • You can upload photos and videos onto the internet. (I haven’t yet tried this)

The chat window text is too small and its quite difficult to read. The text size is not customizable and the chat alert tone is a very feeble beep. The software is available in 2 flavours: Free and Paid. The above features can be realised in the free version and the paid version has much more functionality to provide which I haven’t tried yet. Visit mOrange for more details.

Here are a few screenshots

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