Monday, November 10, 2008


I was browsing about any least bit of information that i could gather about the movie Nandalala and its director mysskin, when i stumbled on a blog... since i had no work today... owing to the unknown reason that made my so called higher mgmt decide that our team wont be having the scheduled 3 hr long call on mondays alone.. not tat i dont appreciate their generous gesture...
This blog had a tidbit about nandalala.. that was a bit surprising.. Nandalala seems to have similarity to the movie, KIKUJIRO by Takeshi Kitano... the only similarities, as of now are the two liner of the plot and a movie still that has been doing good rounds.. but i have so much belief in mysskin that it wont be that way... he is the only person in Tamil cinema that i feel surprised at.. he has all the things that mite add him to gr8 movie makers... its a bit too early to say but still he is of the likes of masterminds of cinema.. but since he is one of our own, that adds to the last bit of favoritism that makes me say this... the first time when i watched chittiram pesudadi and anjaathe, my jaw dropped... and i tell u one thing... this is not a very frequent thing to happen :)...
Mysskin has told about his admiration for Takeshi Kitano in many interviews.. so it is not wrong to have a look and feel of the movie someone admires.. to be honest, there are already so many plots in movies, that u cant make a movie that doesn't resemble something else... so as long as it is original it serves the purpose..
That blog was a good read .. so i was reading a few older posts of his.. and i came across a post about the score of a personality test...i remember taking one such test long back and thought tat i would take this... there was one particular question that went like this
I don't let most people close to me because few meet my standards
and the choices were from... very inaccurate to very accurate...


this question is not of the exact significance .. but when reading this i came to think of Antonioni... He is one of the most intelligent of movie makers... maybe the best... It seems that subtle intelligence in movies is a great turn on for me, than breathtaking chase sequences.. brilliant songs or highly emotional scenes... He would have answered to the above question as very accurate.. or so i think from the movies that he has made... I watched my first Antonioni movie during a screening in Hyderabad film Club...They were celebrating Antonioni and Bergman on the week of their death and they showcased BlowUp and Cries and Whisphers...
After watching BlowUp i didnt get why the movie was hailed so much.. that was one of my first watch at such movies that had a huge amount of symbolisms , visual cues... Later after reading about it a bit... i was mesmerized by his intelligence... a similar incident happened with David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.. another one of my favourites... then after a few watches of that movie... there was an enlightenment... I watched almost every other Antonioni after that... and as of now i have only 'The red desert' and 'Zabriskie point' remaining.. And i have fell in love with his work...



had watched passenger a week ago... another gr8 work.. though i love him for his intelligent pieces.. his movies nevertheless get only a 8/10 rating from me... that mite be because they are not the kind of movie that i would prefer to make... probably because they would be called as too elitist and many wouldnt see it...
the last scene of the passenger is one of the best cinematic moments that i have watched in my cinema life...
All his movies have one moment of spacial or temporal uncertainty for a few fleeting frames when you would be thinking.. did i see wat i saw just now...or was it something else... these moments could sum up his entire philosophy of cinema and people... 'how uncertain every so called fact that we hear is'...

i think this must be my most incoherent post till now... when i started it was going good only..poga poga sodhapdichu... :(

4 comments:

  1. dei nandalala, myskkin pathi pesanadu purinjidu ... mathadellam yedho sama rangeah irukku... But good one keep posting...

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  2. I liked the last line of the post.!!
    sura flop.. !!! :P

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  3. @ anandraj
    thanks da :)..
    besides i am very happy that u got time amidst ur busy schedule to have a look at the post by this humbe blogger..

    @nandha
    dei when i wrote honestly about the flopping of the post... it served another purpose... a polite request to the beloved readers not to mention abt how big a flop it was... :)... but u...u..u.. :'(

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  4. Myskkin had said that many heroes refused to take up the role in Nandhalala..and that , to me, means it is going to be a brilliant role..Curse these heroes!

    Btw, the wayward post made me interested to go till the end..So keep posting them that way!

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