29 Oct 2015

Hari ge Prriya nam Shruthi

It was supposed to be ten minutes interview, but the conversation went on for an hour. Hariprriya is extremely down to earth, does not flaunt her stardom, and talks non-stop. Many a times both of us deviated from the question and had to re-collect the instance that triggered the topic.

Below are the chit-chat details

C: Shruthi to Hariprriyahege? (There is an extra letter ‘r’)  The change of name!

HP: When I did a tulu movie Badi, the director gave me some inferences that how many actresses have changed name and have gained positivity from it. Who gets to choose one’s own name? I was ok with the idea and the team came up with so many names from the letter “H”. Finally, I chose “Hariprriya”, because it means Lakshmi, who is ‘harigepriyavaadavalu’ and our family deity is Venkateshwara i.e. Hari.

C: Initial Kannada projects doomed, but the Tamil/Telugu movies did quite well, so was it tough to say yes to Kannada again.

HP:I entered the industry without a god-father. Those movies doomed yes, but my performance as in my acting skills was appreciated. That matters to me and yeah, initially I wasn’t very serious about this career path. But once I chose it as my profession, I have taken utmost care in choosing each and every role. I am also glad that whatever be the choices or decisions, I have learnt it through mistakes. I have made them so the positive impact for the rest of the years will be good.

C: Abbayi class Ammayi Mass v/s Neer Dose. How similar, how difficult?

HP: Very different in fact. ACAM was tailor made for Telugu audience, it is more on emotions and how will it be when a sex worker falls in love. My appearance is more towards glamorous, gaudy, loud type. In Neer Dose, my character is classy. The profession is same in both movies, but this one is on relationships. You will have to wait and watch to know more.

C: Why Neer Dose? It appears to be a jinxed project, yet.

HP: Many reasons actually,
  1. I admire Ramya and I always wanted to see how she has portrayed the character. But when the project stalled, I was disappointed.   
  2. The fact that the director has not lost hopes on his project for two years – it should be a very strong subject.  
  3. Director approached  me and told me his reason of choosing me, that it is because he considers me as a versatile actress. That means a lot. 
  4. They say I fit well as traditional, innocent girl, but this was a challenge. Doing a complete opposite of my reel image – I was game. 
  5. Finally, I wanted to do what no one has done in the Sandalwood industry instead of following the trend. My mom and my friends all of them told me, I should take it up.   My dad was a huge fan of Jaggesh, I am sure if he was around, he would be so happy to see me act with him.

C: We’ve heard you lost weight for Ricky, how close is the movie to you?

HP: I’ve given my heart, soul, weight and blood to the character. HaHa it is that close. The part where I play a naxal could never be healthy. I mean, they hardly get any food in the forest, also no parlor work in that schedule (grins). I followed strict diet, jogged after the shoot with the crew. I had cuts and bruises during the shoot but yes all worth because the movie looks amazing and I am very positive people will adore it.

C: Projects lined up?

HP: You know NeerDose, apart from that I am doing ModalanemaLe and Rajadhani 2, One Tamil movie "Varayo Vennilave"is ready for release.

We wish Hariprriya a great year ahead, cannot wait to savor Neer Dose ;- )

31 Aug 2015

Retired, but not tired.

The farewells I know usually end with a "last day at <<<organization>>> email". But retirement is a phenomenon, mixed emotions, apprehensions in seldom but a lot of memories. 

Two days back dad asked me to edit an article; during the editing process I realized that it was his speech, for the farewell ceremony planned by his friends on the eve of his retirement from the Karnataka State Police. None of the family members knew about this event and it has always been that way; dad never speaks about his work at home. We (mom, sister and I) have never been part of any functions, ceremonies or parties involving the police department.

Not because he didn’t mix work with family but he always told us not to waste productive time. He is a hard-working person and Mysoreans who know him will agree with me. But there were a lot of things I didn’t know and reading through the 5 pages of speech he had written made me very emotional. I never knew that fortune brought him to the police department nor did I know that his always wanted to be a lecturer.  

All through my life, I only know dad as a workaholic person, hardly took leave, went to work on festivals, was hardly at home and never went on any vacation. He wrote in his speech that he loved his profession to such an extent that it gave him peace of mind.

Speech had many names he was thankful for; since last two days every half an hour the names in the increased; he didn’t want to miss appreciating anyone for their support. We had a photo session with him in his Police uniform on Saturday, I am sure mom will cherish the joy of adding a star to his flap after his first promotion and her tricks of removing dust from the white uniform.

The invitation says a lot and as for me, I will forever cherish this Royal Enfield and my rides with dad.


15 Jul 2015

Naa Kanda Anashku

Past two weeks inda sakkath news nalliiro movie #RangiTaranga mattu adara director Anup Bhandari. You will not find much information on the internet about the guy next door (literally we realised we are neighbours) a small interview with the man himself from ಚಟ್ನಿಪುಡಿ

K: Story-Direction-Lyrics-Music-Singing – to dons too many roles, any particular reason?
AB: For me every role was a different process and none of them disturbed the other any which way, also some of the roles were taken in parallel.

K: Why not background music too then?
AB: That is something that requires too much dedication (this would affect the other process partially yes) and when I heard Ajuneesh’s music in UlidavaruKandanthe, I was impressed, for a debutant music director the classy tunes were uber awesome. It had to be him.

K: How did Lance end up being part of the movie, his journey from Hollywood to Sandalwood?
AB: Lance was the DOP when I did “Words”, a Hollywood movie that stars Russel Harvard. His ability to use natural lighting is why I wanted him to be part of the movie.

K: Did you feel that subtitles should be part of the movie only after the multiplexes picked up crowd?
AB: Nah, I always wanted subtitles to be part of the movie especially for the techies. But having it at all places would make it look like an art movie is what I think.

K: What inspired you to write RangiTaranga?
AB: Depression. That is what set me to write this story, when things don’t work as big as one thinks, everything boils down to mild budget movie and bingo that is what Rangitaranga is about.

K: Prime cast has newbies but the supporting cast are the seniors in the industry, how did you think about this drift level of casting?
AB: Each and everyone who are part of the movie had gone through the process of audition, it could be the doctor or the inspector or the head-master, and the first success of the movie had to be the perfect casting. 

We discussed about the multiplexes and Lido, AB told how lucky he feels about the way the word of mouth publicity has worked wonders for the movie and finally when I told him that “Kareyole” song haunts me every time I listen to it, “apart from the Ka-kaara it also reveals you the entire plot of Rangitaranga”, sums up Anup.

If you have watched the movie, do hear the song again because you will be shocked, the choice of ಅಚ್ಛಕನ್ನಡ and the way it narrates the story – mind blown AB!!!

10 Jul 2015


Is it a horror flick, yes it is. Is it a thriller, omg yes it is. Is it dark triad, hell yeah! Is it a movie one would discuss with people who have watched it too, of course yes.

Is it a Kannada movie, OH MY GOD, OF COURSE, YES IT IS, HELL YEAH!

Amidst few swamake movies, some of them failed because the way it was marketed for audience was wrong (Bahuparaak), there are good ones that stay in your heart (SOLS), some amazing ones that stay in your mind (Lucia), very few extraordinary ones you want to watch again (UlidavaruKandanthe) and then there are 0.01% of unexpected flicks that create huge noise, post release and survive/fare well due to “word of mouth” publicity – that’s “Rangitaranga” for you.

It’s a new wave in Sandalwood, which usually stinks of reckless remakes, hopeless ego and ‘nanginta-yaaru-kammi’ stardom. Slowly (running houseful in the weekdays at unusual time slots), the movie and the team have made a place in audience’s discussion over a cup of tea.

The first positive from Rangitaranga is AnupBhandari, the man who dons a lot of roles – the movie is written, directed by him and he debuts as a music director, lyricist and he sings as well. I remember Uppi and Guruprasad with this approach; Anup excels in each and every field. The story is slow for the first half and has ‘swalpa-jastine’ over-dramatic scenes but second half has terrific pace that I did not dare tweet amidst the movie, one small attention diversion and one loses part of the plot. The story, combined with an amazing screenplay asks the viewer to be very attentive.

The horror brings out the timid in you; too many not consumed popcorn tubs were spilled over the movie hall (good job!!),  it’s a visual treat – thanks to the D.O.P, forget the rain/falls/water, tulu-naadu is captured brilliantly. Not very impressed with the underwater shoot, I felt it was too much chaos and it did not convey what it had to (actually what?). 

Casting was the first win to the team, everyone has done exceptionally well for their debut movie and Saikumar, wonder on what basis Anup dreamt that he could perform this amazing role that is opposite to his forte.

Kareyole track haunts me so much that I listen to it all day and Anup told me that the song apart from having just Ka=kaara words, also narrates you the entire plot; my favourite line “KshenavellaKrutakaKatheyalliKaleyodaKalithole”and boy-o-boy Ajuneesh is indeed in some other level with the background music (the bit in the climax when heroine walks away from hero, sob sob music a stealer). It would be a sin if the “Denanna/GuddadaBhoota” music was touched and turned out to be crap, but then whoa, brain froze re-touch has happened to the song. Nirup, welcome to Sandalwood, wishing your talent is castoff the right way in the future.

Special mention to guy who played Angaara, anavashyakavaagiakasmaathaagi yen-yenoaago character, but that stern look in three frames of the movie – haha, too good to be playing this one dude.

Thank you team “Rangitaranga” for an amazing movie, more power to you guys. I rode the new wave, will you #RideTheNewWave ???

15 Jun 2015

Letter 14 - Missy at school

Dear Missy,

I had no doubts admitting you to school, you don’t have a full time nanny unlike your bro, nor are you the only apple of your grandmother’s eye; the love and the attention and most importantly the diligent baby-sitting often gets affected for reasons that are worth not quoting here.

You are a well behaved child, you understand when I say no and you very well know what irritates me, I had to convince your appa quite a lot for the admission. Those were the days when we thought we had to take you to speech and hearing because shelly was talking so much, but you hardly uttered a word; your biggest strength is your expression and boy, you convey that in style.

You were supposed to be joining school last Monday but thanks to unnecessary illness (yeah, one of the reasons not worth mentioning), the labeling on all your school properties, the bag, water bottle, lunch box, cap and slippers were done a week back, I had to re-check. I set the clothes and instructed appa, click a pic once you get her ready. Obviously he didn’t, and while I was busy handling your bro’s tantrums, received an update from your dad who stood outside school for two hours that you reached your class, happily spending time with ajji.

One of the parents has to stay with the child for the first few days - a rule and Ajji it was. I heard that you played with the kids, ate your snack box and asked for appa just once. That’s quite a feat for the first day in school my love.

I am hoping you will enjoy the time outside home baby, just like me. I can’t wait to listen to your tales from school, soon soon!



8 Jun 2015

Letter 13 - Shelly at school

Dear Shelly,

When I decided to admit you to pre-school earlier this year, everyone yelled at me; “It’s too early”, they said and as usual I went against all of them. I did not do an extensive research on choosing the right play-school; there were hardly any choices, and bingo admission was done.  

It didn’t strike to me when I labelled your name on all your school properties, the bag, water bottle, lunch box, cap and even the slippers (papli is my favorite word). I was prepared for today, had everything handy for the separation tantrums, but surprise, the way you entered your class (totally silence before the storm situation) who’d say it was your first day at school, away from home.
Your grandma cried and how; cursed me why I had to put you to school so early. We were asked to pick you up by 11am.

An hour later ajji received a call from the school asking us to pick you up because of uncontrollable crying and not taking breakfast. The class teacher told me that you ran all over the place trying to find a way to get out of the school; was least interested in the toys provided and gave a damn about cartoons on television while all these successfully soothed your classmates.

I expected you to cry or get excited when you saw post an hour, nah! No luck here too. You were in my arms from the aaya and said bye to everyone at school. Always expect the unexpected, wondering if this should be my mantra.

This was about your first day at school and the biggest positive from today is that you like to wear your school bag which till yesterday was a nightmare. God bless your Bhagya ma’am.



Funny update on Day2: Shelly snatched lunch boxes from his classmates during snack-break and put them in their respective bags, I don't want food nor should you guys have food logic. 

3 Jun 2015

ಅವನ ಗುಂಗಲ್ಲಿ

ಅವನು ಕ್ರೇಜಿ, ನಾನು ಅವನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕ್ರೇಜಿ.

ಆಗಿನ್ನು ನನ್ನ ವಯಸ್ಸು ನಾಲ್ಕು, ಅಜ್ಜಿ-ತಾತನೊಡನೆ ಪ್ರೇಮಲೋಕ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ನೋಡಿದ ನೆನಪು ಈಗಲೂ ಮನದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಾಕು.

ರಣದೀರ ನೋಡಿ ಲವು ಲವು ಸಾಂಗಿಗೆ ಹಾಡಿದ್ದು ಹೌದು ಅಪ್ಪನಿಂದ ಒದೆ ತಿಂದಿದ್ದು ಹೌದುಅಂಜದ ಗಂಡು ಸಿನಿಮದಿಂದ ನಮ್ ಮನೆಯ ಹಲವಾರು ಗಾಜುಗಳು ಆಯ್ತು ಪುಡಿ ಪುಡಿ, ಇನ್ನು ಮುಂದೆ ಸಿನಿಮ ಪದವೇ ಇವಳ ಕಿವಿಗೆ ಬೀಳಬಾರದು ಅಂತ ಇಡೀ ಸಂಸಾರ ಸ್ಯಂಡಲ್ವುಡ್ ತ್ಯಜಿಸಲು ಆದ್ರು ರೆಡಿ. ಬುದ್ದಿವಂತನಿಗೆ ಹಲವಾರು ದಾರಿ ಅನ್ನೋ ಗಾದೆ ನನ್ನ ಲೈಪ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಕ್ಕತ್ ನಿಜವಾಯಿತು ಬಿಡಿ.

ರಾಮಚಾರಿ ಗೆದ್ದಾಗ ಅಜ್ಜಿ ಕೈಲಿ ಜಾಮೂನು ಮಾಡಿಸಿ ಹಂಚಿದುಂಟು. ಶಾಂತಿ-ಕ್ರಾಂತಿ ಸೋತಾಗ ಅತ್ತಿದೂ ಉಂಟು.
ಯಾಕಿಷ್ಟು ಕ್ರೇಜಿ? ರವಿ-ಮಾಮನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ? ಈಗ್ಯಾಕೆ ಅವರ ಮಾತು? ಇತ್ತೀಚಿನ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರವಿಚಂದ್ರನ್ ಟಿ.ವಿ ಮತ್ತು ರೇಡಿಯೊ ಮಾದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೋಳ್ಳುತಿದಾರೆ, ಯಾಕಿರಬಹುದು, ಕುತೂಹಲ ಮೂಡಿಸಿತು ಮನಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಗೋಂದಲ.

ಹೇಗೋ ಕೆಲಸ ನಿಮಿತ್ತ ಹೊರಟೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಭೇಟಿ, ನೇರ ಮಾತಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಯಾರು ಇಲ್ಲ ಸರಿಸಾಟಿ, ಅವರೊಡನೆ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದಾಗ ನೆನಪಾಯ್ತು ಚಾಟಿ. ಇದಿದ್ದು ಒಂದೇ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ, ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದು ಕೂಡ ಒಂದೇ ಉತ್ತರ, ಆಮೇಲ್ ಬಾರಮ್ಮ!!

ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಗೆ ಅಷ್ಟು ಗತ್ತು, ನನಗೂ ಮೂವತ್ತು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಮತ್ತು, "ಒಂದೇ ಒಂದು ಫೊಟೋ" ಅಂದೆ, ಹುಸ್ಸಪ್ಪಾ ಕ್ಲಿಕಿಸಿತಂದೆ, ಅದು ಇಂದು ನಿಮ್ ಮುಂದೆ.

Happy Birthday Ravi-mama, nimgaagi Colors Kannada page nalli naanu baredha message - 

6 Apr 2015

Bhattru - nam prakaara...

Ee yappana hidiyoshtralli nan whatsapp vastu yakuttoithu, but finally ondu dina coffee aasege interview kodoke opkonde bitru.. haago heego ondu kettle coffee kudsi, interview haakonde...Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting you all Yograj Bhat (YB)

Publish maadidu indu, yaake andre nam blog kooda "Vastu Prakaara" ne nadeyodu!

K: Spashta kannada lyrics agirbahudu athva kannada pakka local lyrics – yerdakku as a lyricist sai neevu – Nim prerane yenu?

YB: Thale hindhe hodetha bididhe idakke prerane.

K: Mungaru Male na kana chathri hididhu avoid madidre Bhattru yel irtidhru?

YB: yenandri chatta na?

K: Successful movie gu flop movie gu iro sanna antara yenu?

YB: Successful movies na jana duddu kottu nodtaare, flop movies na producers duddu kottu odstaare.

K: Promotions, movie maadodakinta kashta antare, howda? Nimma yavdaadru movie promostion ilde hodskondidhya?

Promotions illada cinema neerillada toilet idha haage, naa yavathu neer check madkonde koorodu.

K: Hero-goskara kathena athva kathe goskara hero na?

YB: Heroines mattu item girls bagge neevyaake matadolla? Tappalwa?

K: Mathe, Mani thara movie yavaga?

YB: Atee sheegradalli, date helbahudu, but iswi helo agolla.

K: Manomurthy na yella marthe hogidru yellinda karkond bandri?

YB: America-dallondu togaribele angadi ide, allidru!

K: Western writers/philosphers nalli yar ishta?

YB: Gabriel garcia Marcus mattu Mark Twain

K: Vastu na niv nambtira?

YB: illa, naan nambodu manushyarna, building-galannala.

K: Vastu yaake kevala hindu samaajakke maatra seemitha?

YB: Byaare Byaare deshadavare topi hakskoloke ready aagtaa idaare, nivelli idira?

K: Vastu karanadinda Aishani movie ge kaalitru anno maatu, nijaana?Vastu Prakaara na jana yak nodbeku?

YB: Paapa, aa hudugi yethara idhalri…niv yaake indirect aagi kulli antidhira?

K: Same team, padhe padhe movie madidre creativity horohommolla anta ansolva?

YB: Devre balla.. nandu prati baari hosa team-u naanobnehale case-u.

K: Mareyalaarada ghatane till date in Sandalwood?

YB: Nam hathra mugiyalaarada ghatane jaati, mareyalaarada ghatane kammi.

K: Vastu Prakaara yak nodbeku?

YB: 1. Nim maneyalli vastu problem idre yella sari hogutte, 
2. Dhongi vastu bagge yeccharavaagiri, 
3. Ee cinema nodi nange joru kaas bandre innashtu cinema madtini.

17 Mar 2015

Ashwini Leela heg aadlu anno story - Mayuri baayinda

Ratri 10 gante aadre nighty sundari obru TV li khila khila anta nagtirtaare, avare nam short and sweet nakshatra – Ashwini Nakshatrada Ashwini – Mayuri Kyatari. Chutneypudi hego avranna contact maadi ondu phone call maadida parinaama ee interview..

K: Journalist agbeku anno aase innu idya or acting profession nalli confortable-aa?

MK: Maatu yel irutto alli na happy, first MC aagide anantara Mass communication madidhe, Media-li irbeku anno hucchu ithu. When I was youn, I used to act as if yella nan autograph keltidaare and na kodtidini, I am star antella – so yes very happy.

K: first thing that yellaru notice madodu andre nim tattoo, adanna yak cover madtira ashwini nakshtra serial nalli?

MK: HaHa, character ge anugunavaagi tattoo usage aste, Ashwini tattoo hakskotaala, illa ansute so cover madtidhwi aste.

K: Ashwini, Leela mattu Mayuri – yen similarities yen differences?

MK: Ashwini swalpa dumb, believes everyone easy aagi namidtaale, aval life na only motive ganda and avna khushi. Leela swalpa shades of Mayuri ide, middle class hudugi, jagattu ashtaagi gotilla but maatu tumbane jasti. Mayuri is certainly not dumb, avalge yelli hege matadbeku anta guttu, yelli matabardu antanu gottu, bhaya annodu yellu sulidaadolla Mayuri ge.

K: TV Amma mane tara Cinema gandana mane tara andidu odidhe, yen artha?

MK: TV andre naanu hutti beledidhu, nanna chaapu moodsidhu so its like amma mane tara, cinema nanna next life andre amma na mane na bittu hosa jagattige hogtidini. Acting vishyadalli comparision kotidhe, but ondanna choose maadi andre kashta agutte.

K: Superstar JK, off camera hege?

MK: Naanu JK – tom and jerry tara, kithadtirthiwi. He is a very funny guy, hardworking and nanna movie vishyadalli tumba support madtare.

K: Krishnaleela bagge heli, I saw that Ajai Rao birthday dina niv helidre nimge ashtaagi kathe gothilla anta, but kathe gotilde opkolodu risk alwa?

MK: Andre nan character bagge helidru simple innocent homely hudugi, story full helirlilla, just small bits nalli gotithu aste. Nanna onde condition ididhu that naanu vulgar scene mattu expose maadolla anta and he said this is how you are in real life. And I thought it’s enough.

K: Next yen plans?

MK: kelavu Ads madtidini, mathe movie offers ide but opkondilla, yellanu nidhaanvaagi madona anta, innu Ashwini Nakshtra shooting kooda manage madbeku so thaalme inda munnugtini.

K: Krishnaleela movie na yak nodbeku?

MK: 1) Nanna first movie adke nodbeku and a very sweet love story 2) Realistic acting, andre ondu scene nalli actual aagi kudidu act madidini 3) Ajai Rao mattu Shashank combo.

Maatadoke innu tumba ithu but nakshatra bere kade minugbekithu, but movie ne mobile bagge irodrinda naabu mobile nalli interview maadidhu ondu vishesha. Ugadi habbakke authana kodoke ready aagiro Krishna leela team ge mattu gandana manege pravesha maadaliro Mayuri ge best wishes helodh marililla, Neevy wish maadi movie noduva moolaka!

27 Feb 2015

Book Review: Shattered Dreams

About the book:

Shattered Dreams is the sequel to the national bestseller, Rise of the Sun Prince, in the new spiritual and motivational series Ramayana – The Game of Life.

Twelve joyful years have passed in Ayodhya since the wedding of Rama and Sita at the end of Book 1.

Now, in Shattered Dreams, Shubha Vilas narrates the riveting drama of Rama’s exile. Through tales of Rama’s unwavering and enigmatic persona, the book teaches us how to handle reversals positively; through Bharata’s actions, it teaches us to handle temptation; and through Sita’s courage, to explore beyond our comfort zone. 

This complicated family drama provides deep insights on how human relationships work and how they fail. With Valmiki’s Ramayana as its guiding light, Shattered Dreams deftly entwines poetic beauty from theKamba Ramayana and Ramacharitramanas, as well as folk philosophy from the Loka Pramana tales, to demonstrate how the ancient epic holds immediate relevance to modern life. Experience the ancient saga of the Ramayana like never before.

My View:

I haven’t read the first book from the author, but going by the information the book has the journey of Rama, his birth and the way he was trained under Vishwamitra and the most divine part of Ramayana – his wedding with goddess Sita. We are from the 90s, we grew up watching Ramayana (without the hype and overrating), but no matter how it is explained again, I am all ears. Mainly because Ramayana doesn't have many people like Mahabharatha (that’s right, I just cannot remember names). Ramayana is one such epic where in you don’t have to possess any love for religion or spiritual power – not that it teaches you to be right, but at least it tells one that good always triumphs over the evil.  

This book – Shattered dreams tells about why Rama was the one who was enthroned and not the others. I always thought that Rama was the favorite son of King Dasaratha; and author suggests the same too. But there has to be evil in the form of “shaitaan kahan hai toh bagal main” types; author explains the way Kaikeyi and Manthara ladies plan up against King Dasaratha, convince him that why it is right and already decided that Rama, has to face exile. Every chapter tells the readers, why the decisions were right and the footnotes are often extension of the same to readers on incorporating them in their life.

Doing everything in the context of quoting Dharma, how far is it correct? Author expresses thoughts as to why Rama was the “right” adhering to his father’s decision of sending him away and that in turn made everyone quote him as “right”. Meanwhile is it OK not to listen to family’s advice about not to not entering the agnathavasa, stay at the kingdom and fulfill the needs of the people?

Shattered dreams gets into the “I will tell you so many things in the name of righteous” at times. Al though special mention about the footnotes, most of the times these conveyed about the current scenario of the chapter and how the same should to adapted in our life. But at times, the annotations don’t even relate to the chapter in discussion and just randomly quotes about how a leader should be, what he has to do but was Rama a good leader? Was it OK to let go all his disciples in the kingdom, to let them be in ‘not-so-good-leadership’ just because he had to be right? I don’t think so.

Neat narration, crisp language, and a bit stretchy; apart from the beautiful cover (which does not include Sita or Lakshmana) the footnotes have footsteps in the form of paduka. Now when you flip the pages very fast you can actually see these padukas move ahead. Most interesting find from the book has to be the reason behind the beautiful peacocks having various shades in their feathers. Now, I will not tell you guys why, for that please pick the book and have a good weekend read! 

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2 Feb 2015

The Other End of the Corridor by Sujata Rajpal

About the Book

When your dreams are tainted with lies and deceit, you have no other choice but to walk to the other end of the corridor Leela has nothing extraordinary about her except the dream to become famous. Her desires take wings when she gets married to a handsome boy from a respectable family in Delhi. But her dreams are shattered even before they have a chance to take flight. She happens to meet two friends from a long forgotten past, which infuses hope and opens new avenues to realize her dormant aspirations. Leela delves into previously unexplored paths of deception and forbidden passions that only make her stronger. In an attempt to rediscover herself, she falls in love with life and with herself but her life takes a sudden turn again… No matter what, Leela will continue to chase her dreams. Where does this journey take her? 

My View

This plot is about Leela and her dreams; should I say “dream”. There is a Leela in each one of us, all of us have dreams, aspirations and we also have hopes. But do we actually work towards our aspirations? What do we do to turn dreams in reality? Does having hope make us reach our goals? What is that extra mile Leela took in order to live her dream? Sujata in her first novel writes about it; in terms of first efforts, I’d say author has lived up to expectations.

The plot is very simple and she carefully chooses not to give it away in the blurb or anywhere else. Reader actually has no idea till he completes few chapters, but by the time reader makes a subject from the novel, Sujata has moved forward with the story into another subject. The way the story is written, for 30+ chapters, it is not boring/stretching and hence the plot is commendable.

By the time I was done reading the book, I actually wondered how to summarise the plot; well you just can’t and that is the best about the story; no giveaway at all. But yet the story is very simple and it happens around us.

I did not like one aspect of the story, is how easily her problems get solutions. Leela has a problem and instantly there is a solution, this works well for the story not being stretchy but it actually made me think “Is life that easy?”

This one is a pick that you start, don’t want to stop and complete it; for a non-thriller genre this kind of feeling is very positive. 

17 Jan 2015

Chutneypudi meets Cyanide - Ondu explosive interview!

Nimdondh interview bekithu. When can I? I asked. “Why not now", anta bantu uttara, nange aytu shock. Ee Shetty friends yav matter aadru ever ready irtarallappa anta.
“How about tomorrow sir, yen time”, ande and next day intervieiw maade bitte.

Interview gintha hecchaagi, adu conversation yavag aytu gotte aglila; but amazing thought process ivarge and unlike hero Rakshith, Rishab Shetty (Rishe) ge ondu churu Udupi Kannada influence illa I mean idru adanna avru thorskolodilla. Naanu nimmashte chennag Mysore Kannada matanaadaballe andru, innu single aagrio Rishab Shetty ya ondu chikka chokka *decent* interview illide

I asked Rishab, ee pic nalli iro towel lucky na anta - he laughed. Ivru nagodh jasti pa :)

K: Neevu Sandalwood ge bandaga adara mele idha opinion eeglu haage idya?
RiShe: *laughs* obviously illa. Reality ne bere Assumptions ye bere alwa? Na bandidu actor agoke but kelsa kalivaaga nan passion direction anta ansthu. So adralle diploma kooda madide.
K: Tughlaq failure aadru nim careere ge adu olley boost anta nimgansutta?
RiShe: actually no. Tughlaq nalli nan look masked aagittu. Tughluq-ginta nange ondu identity kottidu “Cyanide” . Ee movie na Tamil nalli kooda madidhwi. Kelsa kalsidhu Cyanide, but recognition kotidhu Lucia. Anantara UlidavaruKandanthe.
K: Ulidavarau Kandanthe na niv director madidhre, nim role na Sandalwood nalli bere yar madbahudu ansutte nimge?
RiShe: *laughs* *thinks a lot* nan prakara yaaru maadok agolla.
K: Rajath direct madtiro “Sipaayi” movie li nim role yenu?
RiShe: *shocked* olle research madidhira? Lucia shooting nalli naanu Rajath andhkondidhwi, ava movie madidhre naan adralli ondu role play madbeku anta, and vice-versa. Sipaayi movie nalli nandu ondu chikka role, but significant anbahudu story ge.
K: Rikki ishtu bega yaake? UK tara neevu beralu sutkotini anno fear ilwa?
Rishe: Rikki subject was ready from 2009. But kaaranantaragalinda it was not seeing reality aste; but one day I decided idanna naa made madtini anta; so here we are – Rikki by June end release agbeku I guess. Yavdakku time annodu irolla, maadle beku anta horatare aage agutte.
K: Rakshith na itkonde barda script Rikki na?
RiShe: nandu Rakhith sneha, actually snehakintha migilaada relationship namdu. Ava sothaaga naanu solodralli experience tagondidhe, so nam rapport match aytu. Rikki bardaaga, it was not Rakshith specific; but kramena avne hero anta decide maadide and adhadh nantara initial script illitanaka 11 revisions agide and by now, yes avnigaage ne bardiro character type moodi bandide

K: Fans bagge matadona, any such situation? Mob agiro types?
RiShe: Ha Ha, actually yaaru nanna recognize ye madolla. Oh Rishab alwa, UK nalli madidhralwa anta avrige flash aagoshtrallI will be out of scene. But hudgirgintha ammandiru nanna fans anbahudu; bahushaha Ulidavaru Kandanthe adhmele yellaru Rishab nanna maga anno feeling nalli idaare.

Rikki movie ge premiere passes kodtaare, alli avranna khudaagi bheti maadi ondu selfie tagdhu, Rikki ya exclusive interview maadtini anta nan plan, nam RiShe yen heltaro gothilla!!!