Saturday, January 13, 2007

Off to India...

... for 2 weeks. With 2 kids and a packed itinerary(including a weekend Bangalore trip) over there, it seems highly unlikely that I'll be able to post anything new until I get back. So, Happy Pongal... And see u all in a couple of weeks :)

55 Comments:

At 8:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky bum! Have a very safe and sane trip with your family. I'll definitely miss your blog activity =(.

Take lots of pictures!

~Merino

 
At 8:16 AM, Anonymous sivajini said...

Happy Pongal...lucky you, ditto what Merino said. :)

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

Happy Pongal Balaji..

Bon Voyage Balaji..

 
At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont' forget to visit Saravana Bhavan and enjoy the delicacies.. Enjoy and don't worry if you out on a few kgs..

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Sirnapper said...

Happy pongal, enjoy ur trip

 
At 1:00 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Hey Balaji.. Have a great holiday. Why only 2 weeks? I thought most people squeeze in 4 weeks somehow.

BTW, had a jolly good time watching Pokkiri last night. Will share more later..

Happy Pongal BBthots bloggers! :-)

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger skanda said...

Hey Balaji..enjoy ur trip to india...but dunt get temted and watch "alwar' and "pokiri" as it might spoil ur trip...

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger Bart said...

While in blore, do buzz me in my blog.

 
At 12:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well guru s a sure hit ,
pokkiri and alwaar can compete with veerasamy for the worst movies of year

 
At 3:16 AM, Blogger Rishi said...

Hi

Happy BonVoyage!!

 
At 7:40 AM, Anonymous F e r r a r i said...

Hey,
If you are coming to bangalore, please let me know. Lets meet up :)

 
At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAt do u mean by jolly time Sandhya ???

Did u like it ???

 
At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Namitha said...

BB, Please be sure to visit the parlor in bangalore..

 
At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Tamizhchelvan Muthuramalingam said...

BB & Anu ... Iniya Pongal Vazhuthukkal..

 
At 2:40 PM, Anonymous ram said...

have fun in india while I sing, "engirundaalum vaazhga" to my dear aish!

 
At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Grihalakshmi Gunasekaran said...

BB... Enga veetukku neenga kandippa vandu coffee kudikkanum...
Ungaluku sugar kammiyave podaran..
GG

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

BB,

Happy pongal.. hope u enjoy these 2 weeks..enna Rajini padam than ille..hehehe

 
At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Karuppiah Sankaralingam said...

BBals .. Remember the poem that you wrote in high school..
Run Run Run
In the Sun
With a Bun
For a Fun

 
At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Kumari said...

Have a fun trip Balaji!
I will try not to feel J about your trip while I freeze in 8deg F :(

 
At 12:53 AM, Blogger Shanthi said...

Just 2 weeks ? Atleast a month might be required i guess !

 
At 9:40 AM, Anonymous ram said...

for bbthotians, while bb's on a break...here's a quiz:

1-5. find the song that contains the line/phrase:

1. nanaindha piragu naanam edharku?

2. unnai kandaal kavignar idhayam...

3. maravu vaelikull nee irukka...

4. ponvandu odum malar thaedi

5. raagam enna thaallam enna...

6-10. find the script with this line/phrase:

6. dey maaple, ponnungala thaedu...avanga idhayatha thaedaatha...

7. ungaluku music epdiyo, apdi thaan enaku neenge...

8. elaathukum 'shock' aagareengale...unge appa ena Electricity Board-la velai panraara?!

9. inspector, i am a professor of a college and you're talking about my daughter.

10. unnode pesugiren...unnai kaetkaamale...unaku kaetkaamaley...

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger Filbert said...

Ram,
Challenging quiz to keep the BBThots-ians engaged in the absence of the veteran :) I was able to find out all the 5 songs (1-5) but none of the scripts (6-10). Give us some more clues or better still, give us the answers. Anyway, here are the answers for the first 5:

1) Thendral vandhu ennai thodu from Thendrale Ennai Thodu
2) Sippi irukkudhu muthum irukkudhu from Varumaiyin Niram Sigappu
3) Unnai paartha pinbu thaan from Kaadhal Mannan
4) Poongaattru Pudhiraanadhu from Moondraam Pirai
5) Thooliyile aada vandha from Chinna Thambhi

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Bart said...

since 1-5 is cracked, herez my go at 6 - 10.
7 - Mugavari (Jo to Ajith)
8 - Manmadhan (Simbu to Jo)

Rest will need some more time.

 
At 10:12 PM, Anonymous ram said...

bart, 7 is right. 8 is WRONG :-)

will wait for a few more responses trickle in b4 giving out clues...if I dont see any more responses, I'll definitely post clues 2mrw...

 
At 6:56 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

scripts ellam chance ille..

Ram neenga evalavu detailed aa tamil padam paarpeengala :-)

 
At 6:58 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Guess this...

Arasangam pesina ulagathuke kekkum.

 
At 8:41 AM, Anonymous ram said...

srivatsan, kuruthi punal :-)

 
At 8:45 AM, Anonymous ram said...

6. dey maaple, ponnungala thaedu...avanga idhayatha thaedaatha...

--> a very special star says this to a very special actor.

7. ungaluku music epdiyo, apdi thaan enaku neenge...

-> in case u didnt check bart's comment for the answer, here's a clue: suriya vilakku talks about an olimayana edhirgaalam...

8. elaathukum 'shock' aagareengale...unge appa ena Electricity Board-la velai panraara?!

--> en vaanil pudhu vinnmeenaa...

9. inspector, i am a professor of a college and you're talking about my daughter.

--> "onnum ille rao..."

10. unnode pesugiren...unnai kaetkaamale...unaku kaetkaamaley...

--> written by the vidyaasa iyakkunar + miga vidyaasamaana ezhuthaallar.

 
At 9:02 AM, Anonymous panchavarnathalaiyan said...

9 - nammavar?

 
At 10:28 AM, Anonymous ram said...

pvt, No. 9 adhey adhey...kalakittenge!

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger Zero said...

6. Aval Appadi Thaan
7. Mugavari
8. Rhythm
9. Nammavar
10. Some Parthiban film.

 
At 12:34 PM, Anonymous ram said...

zero, 6-9 RIGHT...10. well, the clue was obvious...and, the film is Ivan. Soundarya solluvaange...

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Ram,

this one

oonaiyaa irundhu paatha than theriyum :-)

 
At 10:45 PM, Anonymous ram said...

srivatsan, "hey! ram"

 
At 11:36 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Ram..that particular dialogue and climax one where Shah rukh says he does'nt know any one except his brother Ram are the most touching ones in the movie.

The movie ends with a brilliant line from Mountbatten(?) *Thank God it's a Hindu or else the country would have been torn apart*, awesome ending :)

 
At 11:57 PM, Anonymous ram said...

srivatsan, totally agree...lotsa wonderful directorial touches...my fav is the "madham konda yaanai" moment...very very powerful image...

 
At 12:11 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Let me see if I can get some tough ones :-)

Kandavan soneengale..edhai kandavan?..

Appa yen bommai unna kai kaatichi..

Dei Madhan..poi samadhana paduthu da po..

Adhu ireland naatu azhagi..ethu namma pollachi pakkathula irukke adhu dhane..

Last but hilarious one..

E Lokkanikka .. ayyo Lokkanika kaadhu yaa Lokkanikki..

 
At 10:07 AM, Anonymous ram said...

Kandavan soneengale..edhai kandavan?..

--> Netrikann

Appa yen bommai unna kai kaatichi..

--> ??!!

Dei Madhan..poi samadhana paduthu da po..

--> Chinna Veedu?

Adhu ireland naatu azhagi..ethu namma pollachi pakkathula irukke adhu dhane..

--> ??!!

Last but hilarious one..

E Lokkanikka .. ayyo Lokkanika kaadhu yaa Lokkanikki..

--> ?!?!

 
At 9:48 PM, Blogger Bart said...

Herez the first pass...

Kandavan soneengale..edhai kandavan?..
- Agree with Ram

Madhan..poi samadhana paduthu da po..
- Manmadhan ?! (maybe Ram is right)

E Lokkanikka .. ayyo Lokkanika kaadhu yaa Lokkanikki..
- Mumbai Express??!

Ram, I got Ivan and Nammavar before you put in your clues but dint get time to type in.

 
At 10:34 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Ram is correct

1 is Netrikann and 3 is Chinna Veedu..

A clue for 2, Hero says it to heroine of the movie. Movie bombed big time :)

4th one is also Bhagyaraj movie but dialogue not delivered by Bhagyaraj :)

5th one is from a Maniratnam's movie :) delivered by a fat actor!

 
At 3:03 AM, Blogger Zero said...

4. Indru Poi Naalai Vaa?
5. Thiruda Thiruda?

 
At 3:44 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

nope you don't have to go that far..

Bhagyaraj movie released in 90s I suppose (along lines of Thevar Magan?)

Maniratnam movie known especially for excellent songs by IR..

For the second one probably my mistake the line should read as

Appo en (tamil why) bommai unna kai kaatichi..

Should be easy now our Hero gave a stirring performance and movie was acknowledged as a good one years after release :)

 
At 6:15 AM, Blogger fundu said...

You didn't mean Guna, did you?! Previously, I read it as 'en' ('my'), of course.

 
At 6:16 AM, Blogger Zero said...

The previous comment was mine. Some bug in blogger.

 
At 6:22 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Zero.. yes I meant Guna..conveyed it badly so that you guys can't make out..

Any thoughts about the other two?

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous ram said...

srivatsan, GUNAAAAAA...when kamal confronts roshini abt the signs at the temple...

#4 No idea...

#5 - just a wild ass guess...is it counds from "pagal nilavu?"

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

#4 Rasukutti.. Asst director tells this to photo studio owner when Bhagyaraj finds Aiswharya's photo

#5 Idhaya Kovil - Usilamani (Director) tells this to the hero who keeps getting it wrong every time. Goundamani (vidhvan), mean time waits for the arrival of snake (he is known for his Punnaga Varali :)

 
At 1:01 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Ram,

http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/28704.html

Looks like Paruthi Veeran has shaped out well. :)

 
At 7:35 AM, Anonymous ram said...

idhaya kovil is the only thamizh movie of mani that i havent watched till now...dont remember having watched a single frame, actually!

just remember the "idhayam oru kovil..." song!

srivatsan, hope paruthi veeran gets out of the "mess" (sify) that its in, rite now...

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger Kittu said...

2 weeks dhaana...mandhai suthudu :)

ensoy pannunga maamu

 
At 11:19 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

And Dasavatharam .. 35cr project has a stay :)

Wondering why is almost every other Kamal movie gets into problems of this kind.. Might be the story is plagiarized (this is the n'th complaint I'm seeing for story looting on Kamal can't do anything but believe it!)

Won't Indian laws/Actors ever change, what's the big deal in compensating 10 lacs for the story assuming the budget is 35cr. Some don't even ask that, they ask for a credit mention!!

 
At 12:14 AM, Anonymous parthi said...

srivatsan,
I think there is nobody in Tamil film industry who never copied something. Just a scene or the whole movie...everybody steals from others.

 
At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Srivatsan,
4-5 line code google panni copy/paste pannittu.. Nalla cinema pathi office lendu arattai adikkariyadaa..
unakku vekkam/Manam/Sudu/suranai irunda ozhunga kudukkara kasukku vellai sei da dei..

 
At 1:28 PM, Anonymous ram said...

anon, yaen sir ivlo kovam?!
- oru saga-googler :-)

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

// 4-5 line code google panni copy/paste pannittu..

yes boss but I'm good enough to mention who wrote it

wondering thitum podhu u become anons, u don't show ur real face
:-)

 

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