25 June 2007

The dark side

He may be the best thing that has happened to Tamil cinema since...well, since whoever or whatever. His movies maybe be slickly made and technically superb. Granted!!

But am I the only one who has noticed the dark thread that is a constant in Gautam Menon's movies?

Take Kaakha Kaakha, Vettaiyadu Vilayadu or Pachaikili Muthucharam. Even his light-hearted Minnale - I found it a bit depressing somehow. The other three - suffice to say that I won't watch them more than once. Even that was 'dark' enough.

Why is it that we seem to be picking up the worst along with the best things from Hollywood?

13 June 2007


Me: (talking to 5-year-old daughter who has just come back from school): So , what did you have for lunch today?
N: Sandwich.
Me: How many did you have?
N: (after a small pause): V - U - N.
Me: ?????