Sunday, April 11, 2010

Only 1411 tigers left, soon will be extinct

He tried everything to save the tigers from extinction. Shame he's
made to give up.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Aayirathil oruvan 2010 - movie review

The movie is a mixture of scenes collected from a hell lot of movies - McKenna’s Gold, Indian Jones, Mummy, King Kong, Sinbad, Lara Croft, Troy, Gladiator, Apocalypto, Tenali, Lesbian spank inferno,...

My verdict:
Total waste of time. Don't even watch it in thiruttu DVD. The company which did great VFX for Avatar, Twilight & Paa made horrible VFX for this movie. This movie is a big let down in all area. See the machine guns & bullets spraying in the movie, even captain and Arjun don't use them anymore in their movies. Selva Raghavan has gone nuts, no wonder Sonia Aggarwal filed for divorce. The movie has an open ending, when you least expect it to end, raising nightmares if there will be a sequel to it.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Half marathon again

Half marathon the first time.

This time we thought we will never make it. No confidence at all. Yet we managed to better our half marathon finish time by 10 min. Way to go.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Movies in my hard disk

[(TNT)LAubergeEspagnole-Xvid-DVDRip-FRENCH] - 7
12 Angry Men (1957) [XviD].avi - 9
1953 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks - Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell)(AC3)[SOUTHSiDE].avi
[21 Grams] - 6
[25th.Hour.2002.XviDVD.AC3] - 7
[28.Days.Later[2002]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo] - 7
[3 colors] - 7.5[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-Zeus_Dias.avi
[300] - 8
40 days and 40 nights.avi - 6.5
8 Femmes.avi
A Christmas Story.avi - 7
[A Clockwork Orange] - 6.5
A Few Good Men.avi
A fish called Wanda (1988).avi - 8.5
[A Time To Kill]
[A Very Long Engagement 2004 H264 DVDRip AAC-SecretMyth] - 8
[About A Boy_2002_Eng_DVDRip-{NETADDICT}] - 6.5
[Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)]
Akira Kurosawa - Seven Samurai.avi - 8
[Akiro Kurosawa - Rashomon] - 8.5
[Alles is Liefde NLT-Release [gangste85]]
Amelie[2001]DvDrip[Francais]-KilleR.avi - 7
[American Pie 5]
American.History.X.[kl0wnz] [ENG][DVDrip].avi - 7
[Amores.Perros] - 9
Apocalypse Now DivX.avi
[Arrested Development]
Au revoir les enfants.avi
[Audition (Japanese)(Uncut)(1999)DivX] - 9
[August Rush[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG] - 5
[A_Room_With_A_View(1985)[Brizzly]] - 7
[Back to the future KLAXXON] - 8
[Bad Santa [DVDRip][Eng][2003][BugzBunny]] - 7.5
[Balkanski Spijun]
[Bandoleros (Ladron Que Roba A Ladron) (2007) [DVDRip][Spanish + Subt.English][]] - 9
Baraka (Special Edition)(2001)DivX.avi
[Bee Movie[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG]
Before.Sunrise.1996.DVDRip.XviD.SWESUB. - ThaKebab..avi - 9
[Better Than Chocolate]
[Blade.Runner.The.Final.Cut.2007.25fps.592.728kbps.V5.WunSeeDee] - 7
[Blazing saddles KLAXXON]
[Blood Diamond] - 8
[blue lagoon]
[Bon Voyage]
[Boondock Saints] - 7
Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen 1994) XviD DVDRip.avi
Burn After Reading [2008] dvd rip nlx.avi - 8
Butch_Cassidy_And_The_Sundance_Kid_1969_DVDRip_INTERNAL_XviD-VH-PROD.avi - 9
[Cache [2005]DvDrip[Fr]-BiNaS]
Caddyshack [1980].avi
[Cashback[2006]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo] - 7
[Casino (1995) [ENG] [DVDrip] [FS]]
[Chak De]
[CharlieWilsonsWar] - 7
[Chasing Amy DVDRip 720x Xvid AC3-HUFF]
[Cheeni Kum]
Children.Of.Heaven.1997.LIMITED.DVDRip.XViD-DDX.avi - 9
[Children.Of.Men[2006]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo] - 6.5
[Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994) AVI - English Subtitles]
[Cinema Paradiso] - 8.5
[City of God] - 9
[Clerks.1994.iNTERNAL.DVDRip.XviD-DVDiSO] - 7.5
[Confessions of Dangerous Mind]
[Contact[1997]DvDrip[Eng.Subs]-kirklestat] - 7.5
[Cool.Hand.Luke.1967.592x240.25fps.689kbs.96mp3.MultiSub.WunSeeDee] - 8
Crank.avi - 5
[Crimson Tide] - 8
Criterion-1972-Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.avi
Cronos (1993)-DVDrip-XviD-672x384-6ch48KHzAC3-engsub-[[PsyCoSys]].avi
[cube] - 7
[Dancer In The Dark]
[Dances with Wolves] - 8.5
Dead Poets Society.avi - 7.5
Death And The Maiden - Roman Polanski.avi - 8.5
[Definitely,Maybe[2008]DvDrip-aXXo] - 7
[Der Himmel uber Berlin - Wings of Desire CD1]
[Der Himmel uber Berlin - Wings of Desire CD2]
[Der Untergang-German] - 7
[Desparado] - 7
Die Hard.avi - 9
disney - beauty and the beast.mpeg
Do The Right Thing.avi
Dog Day Afternoon.avi - 8
[Dogma[1999]DvDrip.AC3[Eng]-MrFix] - 7
[donnie brasco]
[Drillbit Taylor[2008][Unrated Edition]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG] - 5
[Efter brylluppet (Dansk film, 2006)] - 7
[El Dia de la Bestia]
El Espinazo del Diablo [DVDRIP][Spanish][].avi
El Espinazo del Diablo [DVDRIP][Spanish][].srt
[El Hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride) [2001] DvDrip-paTon] - 6
[El Orfanato[2007]DvDrip[Esp]-FXG] - 7.5
[Electric Dreams] - 8
Equilibrium.avi - 7
[Eragon[2006]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo] - 6.5
Eternal.Sunshine.Of.The.Spotless.Mind.REPACK.DVDSCr.XViD-DvP.avi - 7
[Evan.Almighty] - 6.5
[fargo] - 8
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Dvd Divx).avi - 8
Fever Pitch.avi
Fight Club DivX.avi - 9
[Flags.Of.Our.Fathers[2006]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo] - 7
[Flushed.Away.DVDRip.XviD-DiAMOND] - 7.5
[Forgetting.Sarah.Marshall.[2008.Eng].R0.DivX-LTT] - 7
forrest gump.avi - 8.5
Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994).avi
[From.Dusk.Till.Dawn[1996]DVDrip[ENG]-MissRipZ] - 5.5
[Fugitive - Harrison Ford Jeroen Krabb‚ 1993 DVDRip ENG NL AvdG] - 7
Full Movie - Full Metal Jacket [DVD Rip, DiVX].avi - 7.5
Ghost in The Shell.avi
[Good Bye Lenin] - 9
Goodfellas [DivX].avi
[GroundhogDay] - 8.5
[Hable con ella aka Talk to Her (2002)+SER+NL_subs] - 8
Harold_And_Maude (xvid110-sickboy88).avi
Haute_Tension [Uncut] [English_Hard_Subs] (xvid110-sickboy88).avi
[herbie fully loaded]
[Hidden Fortress]
High Fidelity(Xvid)(Darkside_RG).avi
[HIMYM - Season 1]
Hitch (Will Smith - English).avi
[Horton Hears a Who![2008]DvDrip AC3[Eng]-FXG]
[hostel 2]
[How I Met Your Mother Seasons 1-4]
[Hukkle (2002)]
[I AM Legend]
I Hired a Contract Killer.avi
[Iedereen Beroemd! - Everybody Famous (2000) -subs.PT.En.Spa - [Finaendor]]
[IJ- raiders of lost arc]
[IJ-last crusade]
Il vizietto.avi
Il ViziettoII.avi
[Im Juli.(In July).2000.DVDRiP.DE.ENsubs.DivX.MP3] - 8
[In Bruges[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG] - 9
[In Cold Blood]
[In the mood for love XviD]
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.avi
[Infernal Affairs - I] - 9
[Infernal Affairs 3] - 9
[Into the Wild[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG] - 7
[iron monkey]
[Jackie Brown (1997)]
[Jeux D'enfants (Love Me If You Dare) (2003) FRENCH.DVDRIP-NBEF.RmvBusterS] - 8
Jim Jarmusch - Down by Law.avi
[Johnny Gaddaar] - 8
[Joyeux Noel] - 8
[kandanaal mudhal]
[Kidnap.2008.1CD.PreDVDRip.E-Subs~Team IcTv~]
[Killing me Softly]
[Kiss.Kiss-Bang.Bang[2005]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo] - 9
[Kramer vs Kramer (1979)] - 8.5
[L'Enfant (Dardenne Brothers, 2005)]
[L.A. Confidential]
La Comunidad (2000) [DVDRip][Spanish][].avi
La Vie en Rose.avi
[Lars and The Real Girl[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG]
Le Pacte des Loups.avi - 7
[Les invasions barbares] - 7
[Letters.From.Iwo.Jima] - 9
[Little.Miss.Sunshine[2006]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo] - 7.5
Lives Of Others (2007).avi - 9
[Lord of War] - 8
[Lucky.Number.Slevin[2006]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo] - 7
[Madagascar 2005 H264 DVDRip 5.1 ch-SecretMyth]
[ rars)]
[Made of Honor[2008]DvDrip R5[Eng]-NikonXp] - 6.5
[Malena] - 9
[Man On The Train (Homme du train, L') - FR w external ENG subs - 420]
[Maria Full Of Grace] - 8.5
[Match.Point[2005]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo] - 8
[Matchstick.Men.2003.DVDRip.XviD.AR] - 8
[Melinda and Melinda (2004) Woody Allen]
[Memento] - 8
[Miami Vice]
[Michael Clayton[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG]
[Midnight Run (1988)] - 8
Mission Impossible 3[2006].avi
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran.avi
[Monty Python-Life Of Brian]
[Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque De Nervios - Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown - Pedro Almod¢var 1988] - 8
[mumbai salsa]
[Mun Bai]
[Murder by Numbers]
[My Cousin Vinny] - 7.5
[My father Gandhi]
[Mysterious Skin]
Napoleon Dynamite.avi
Night At the Roxbury.avi
No Reservation [2007].avi
[O Quˆ ‚ Isso Companheiro 1997 DVDRip By Bozano]
[[]] - 9
[Overnight Delivery]
[Pan's.Labyrinth[2006]DvDrip[Eng.Sub]-aXXo] - 9
[Paradise Now - English Subtitles] - 7
Pay it forward (DVD-DivX).avi
[Pedro Almodovar - Carne Tremula (Live Flesh, 1997)]
[Philadelphia] - 8
[Pirates of The Caribbean - At World's End[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG]
Playtime - Jacques Tati (1967).avi
[Poi solla porom]
Primal Fear.avi - 8
[Pursuit of Happiness]
Raging Bull.avi
[Raise the Red Lantern]
Rear window.divx
[Road to perdition]
Robert Altman (1992) The Player.avi
Rosemary's Baby[1968]DvDrip[Eng]-Stealthmaster.avi
[Run Lola run] - 8
[SA-RO-JA 700 mb]
[Schindlers List] - 8.5
[Se7en] - 8.5
secondhand.lions.dvdrip.xvid-deity.avi - 7.5
[Seinfeld] - 9
Sex, Lies and Videotape.avi - 7
Shakespeare In Love.avi - 8
[Shallow Grave]
She's the Man.avi
[Shoot'Em.Up[2007]DvDrip.AC3[Eng]-aXXo] - 5
Skeleton Key.avi
[Sleuth.1972.544.24fps.641kbps.v7vbr.wunseedee] - 9
Slumdog.Millionaire.DVDSCR.XviD-NoGrp.avi - 7
[Sophie's Choice (1982) [Eng][DVDrip]]
[Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring [Gold And Apple Transfers]]
[Stakeout] - 8.5
Step Up.avi
[Steve McQueen - The Great Escape (1963) DVDRip (SiRiUs sHaRe)]
Sukkar banat aka Caramel (2007).DVDRip-Arabic.avi
[Superbad[2007][Unrated Editon]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG]
Surf's Up.avi
[Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005 - Korean w.Eng.Subs)] - 8.5
[Sympathy.For.Mr.Vengeance.2002.DVDivX-SKY] - 7.5
[Syriana[2005]DvDrip AC3[Eng]-FXG]
Tarzan.avi - 8.5
[Taxi Driver]
Taxi.avi - 8
[Team America]
Thank You For Smoking.avi - 8
[The Bicycle Thief (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)]
[The Big Bang Theory] - 8.5
[The Big Lebowski [Eng][XviD][1998]]
[The Bourne Identity]
[The Bourne Supremacy]
[The Bourne Ultimatum]
[The Brave One[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG]
[The Butterfly effect] - 8.5
[The Chorus] - 9
[The Conversation]
The Crow.avi
[The Curious Case of Benjamin Button] - 8
[The Darjeeling Limited[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG] - 8
The Deer Hunter.avi
[The Departed (2006)] - 7
[The Golden Compass.[2007].DVDRIP.XVID.[Eng]-DUQA]
[The Great Debaters]
The Green Mile - DVD - DivX.avi
[The Grifters (1990)]
[The Holiday] - 7
[The Killing Fields]
The Kite Runner (2007) DvDrip.Occor.avi - 8
[The Legend of 1900] - 8.5
[The Man Without a Past [by Aki Kaurism„ki]]
[The Manchurian Candidate (1962) dvdRip.xVid] - 8
[The Mirror]
The Namesake - PDVDRip - XviD - 1CDRip.avi
The Notebook (2004) [ENG] [DVDrip].avi - 8.5
The Number 23[2007][Unrated.Edition].avi
The Pianist[2002]DvDrip[Eng]-Stealthmaster.avi
[The Prestige] - 8.5
[The Princess Bride 1987 Widescreen DVDRip]
[The Searchers]
[The Shawshank Redemption dvd rip[eng]Xvid.Rets] - 8.5
[The Shining]
[The Sting] - 8.5
The Usual Suspects.avi - 8.5
[The Wrestler] - 7
[The.Color.Of.Paradise (Rang-e Khoda-1999) Dvdrip Subs.EN.PT-BR] - 8
[The.Counterfeiters[DivX-MP3][DVDRip] [mattlb0619][h33t]]
[The.French.Connection.1971.DVDRip.XviD.AR] - 8
The.Last.King.of.Scotland.DVDSCR.XViD-iMBT.AVI - 8.5
[The.Motorcycle.Diaries.DVDrip.Eng.Subs-Hivrolta] - 9
[The.Vanishing.1988.DVDRip.XviD.J55] - 9
There Will Be Blood.avi
Thirteen Days [DVD-DivX].Antz.avi
This Is Spinal Tap (1984).avi
[Tora Tora]
[Torrente.1.el brazo tonto de la]
[Trading Places] - 8.5
[Training Day]
Troy (2004).avi
Una Pura Formalit… ( G.Tornatore) R.Polansky G.Depardieu S.Rubini 1994.avi
[Unale Unale]
Unbreakable (DivX).avi
[Vantage Point[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG]
[Victor Victoria]
[We Own the Night.[2007].DVDRIP.XVID.[Eng]-DUQA]
Wedding Crashers.avi - 8.5
Whale Rider [XviD.quiXote].avi
What about Bob.avi - 7.5
[Wild Things XviD PiLFER] - 8
[Woody Allen - Annie Hall (1977) DVDRip (SiRiUs sHaRe)]
Xvid Ita - Il Postino.avi
Youve Got Mail.avi
[DVD-Rip] Jeyam Kondaan_Desman.avi
[DVD-RIP] Subramaniyapuram [Sruthi] ~ 700Mb.avi - 9
[[DVD-RIP]Anjathey.700mb.Sruthi.[]] - 8
[[Jean-Pierre Melville] Le Samourai]
[{}Dus Kahaniyaan~2007~Pre.DvD.Rip.Subs~[ExD XcLuSivE].avi]


Sunday, February 08, 2009



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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Half marathon

How not to prepare for a half marathon:
1. See the newspaper advt a week before and register 2 days before the marathon day.
2. Instead of running in the treadmill, walk at high speed.
3. Buy vaseline but be totally unaware of electrolyte powder.

Tips on running the half marathon:
1. Fix the lady athlete of your calibre and run after her. Follow her closely. If she walks you walk too. Occasionaly overtaking her is not a bad idea. But always give her the chance to pass you. If she turns out to be too good for you, dump her and find another one.
2. Before running eat something. After 15km you will feel very hungry. Carrying energy bar is a good idea.
3. TOI bangalore midnight marathon's(2009) water stops were not evenly spaced. And only the 5th km mark had electrolyte packs. So carrying 4 Electral(electrolyte) packets will come handy. We felt revitalized in seconds after drinking one of those at 5th km stop.
4. A music player with fast track songs is a blessing.
5. No need to start from the beginning of the line. It's better to start at the end. Even better will be to give the mob a 3 to 5 min head start. That way you will have a clear road ahead and no wastage of energy by suddenly coming to stop in order to avoid people before you. For the first one km people will be running like mad. After that the reality sinks in. People slow down. People slow down to a point that they start crawling on their hands and knees. Alright the last statement is overly exaggerated. But the truth remains. People slow down.


Thursday, January 01, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire - movie review

IMDB User Rating: 8.7/10

My verdict: (*** SPOILER ALERT ***)
Danny Boyle, the director of Trainspotting, shows brutal(somewhat real) India through the eyes of a chaiwaala (office assistant). Movie is good, most of the movie is realistic but lacks a little logic here and there. All the events leading to the answers to the questions asked in the TV programme are in chronological order with question numbers, which is kinda movie-ish. Just like any H(b)ollywood movie, the director resorted to have a happy ending which is quite a crowd puller in India and in many other parts of the world but he could have done better with the final question's answer. If I were him I would have made him lose the game but still not repent for that since he got back the love of his life. Movie is very much watchable. Just watch it :)

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