Back to running

Tomorrow morning I am getting back to running after long period of being away from it. I feel better after having few sessions at the Sports & Exercise Department in Manipal Hospital, Bangalore.
So, would be running for few days and check whether I get the problem still in my knee. Hoping that there would not be any problems.

Any problem with Google?

It took me less than 40secs for loading for and some more secs for authorising the user credentials. But when I tried to login to gmail it took about 15mins to get “Page Load Error” problem. Later after another 10mins my inbox opened successfully and if I clicked on any labels I kept getting an message “Still working”.
My Orkut inbox also did not open for about 30mins.
Now am frustrated.

Tags: GMail, Orkut

Euro 2008 – Friday the 13th

Todays first match between Italy & Romania has been a disappointment. Match more or less heading for 1-1 draw. While I expected Italy to win the match, Romania could have won through the Penalty shot they got but Buffon saved it.

Next match between Dutch & French should be a cakewalk for Dutch. The French are not having the team that they used to have nor the set of players.

Yesterday’s loss of Germany to Croatia was real shocking. Tho am not expecting much out of the German team but I did not expect them to lose over Croatians. Big names do not mean big wins for big teams.

Tags: Euro 2008, Football

Dasavatharam – Movie Review

Ulaganayagan Kamal Hassan symbolically represents the 10 avatars of Vishnu through the 10 characters he protrays. Let me kill the suspense of all. The 10 roles are: George Bush, Old paatti, scientist, kovil priest, ex-cia, social worker, bhai, punjabi singer, karate master, police intelligence officer.
Make-up for each version of Kamal is perfect except that there can be some improvement. In certain characters it clearly shows that he has got make-up on. Kamal should understand he is not good in talking in different tones. The moment he speaks for each character one does not need any additional second to identify that it is indeed Kamal. His voice is the same with very slight modulation.
Movie starts off in a narrative mode addressing an audience in presence of Chief Minister of TamilNadu state, Prime Minister of India and President of United States. Movie moves over to 12th Century when the Shivaites and Vaishnavites were fighting among one another. This incident is true and Kamal does not show it in bad sense requiring a suit at Supreme Court.
The action moves over to United States and with it starts the story of one trying to protect the vial and another trying to acquire it from other. In this sequence the remaining of 10 characters are also seen.

Story, Screenplay, Dialogues by Kamal has slightly killed the movie. Kamal should have just stopped with story & screenplay while calling Crazy Mohan for the dialogues. Kamal seems has not learnt his lesson from earlier movie Mumbai Xpress.

The storyline is very simple, but how the characters are brought in without leaving any loose ends is a definite plus for the movie.

Music for songs by Himesh Reshmaiya does not linger long in minds. AR Rehman would have definitely had the audience tapping their feett. Music is no big shakes neither is the background score by Devi Sri Prasad.

Worth the watch, dont look for any logic, neither for much of comedy. Good one to spend sometime but overall the movie is a disappointment for all the hype it generated.

Tags: Dasavatharam, Kollywood, KamalHassan