watching Abhiyum naanum at Sathyam Cinemas. Just about came back and felt like blogging about it.. was great fun. Loved all the bhangra, considering by soft corner for anything remotely Punjabi. And never thought Ooty and Munnar were such beautiful locales. Honestly have never been to Ooty and Kodai though I wish I can sometime. Also remember reading in the Newspapers that the access roads maintained by the NHAI to Ooty/Kodai, either one, were really crappy and they are doing nothing on that front. Wonder when some people will do their jobs properly.
Totally loved the movie.
And also there is one thing more, that Prakash Raj sir happened to tell me very recently which I am going to paste on my wall, read it and be reminded of it as much as possible. I think I have needed to hear this for a while, wish it had come to me earlier but it has only been now that it sailed through to me through Mr Prakash Raj. And the lines go
En mael kallai eriyaadhe, veedu katti viduven;
Enaku thee vaikkadhe, en veettirkku dheepam aetri viduven;
Ennai thurathaadhe en ilakkai seekkiram adaindhu viduven;
Enakku visham kodukkadhe naan Neelakanthan aagividuven"
If you don't understand Tamil it roughly translates to
Do not pelt me with stones, for I will use them to build a house
Do not set me afire, for I will light up my home
Do not chase me, for I will reach my goal faster
Do not hand me poison, for I will become NeelakanTha.
Of course, with the original Thamizh version I could have gone wrong with a word or two, but hearing these words in Mr Prakash Raj's deep voice was magical and inspiring. And they have come at the right time. In a way I think these words have the power to set you free from the confines that you let some frivolous people build around you. And I say, you have let, because, I read somewhere, No one can make you feel inferior without your own consent.
I have been taught that no one rolls out the red carpet for you that will lead you to the sea so that you take out your ship to conquer whatever you want to conquer, because, hey some boats will be upset and they will be rocked.
The words above mean a lot to me now and they always will.
We all have dreams. Some of us dream with a furore, with blood rushing in our veins until the dream is realized. I am dedicating this to you, reading this, may the italicized words help you during tough times, whenever you may be questioned by those of frivolousness and mediocrity. Don't let anyone pull you down. Don't let anyone make you feel inferior. May you have dreams. May you have the will to propel them and the grace of the Universe to smile to yourself, even if you are going to allow just a tug at the side of your lips, may it be because of the elation upon the victory and satisfaction. This kinda weighs down at a point in our neck where the jaws end and the throat begins.
Its will be a superb feeling. I wish for you that you may experience it, how many ever times you want.