Archive for November, 2011
Yesterday I went through some of my old books , textbooks of 9th and 10th classes.Flipping through the pages of my 9th Malayalam second paper book which consisted of short stories of eminent writers , one story title caught my attention “Ninte ormakku” of MT Vasudevan Nair. That title took me to a different phase of my life , nothing to do with the novel , or with my school days…but to an experience rather a sad one in virtual world.
I was introduced to the world of online chatting by my sister , after making absolutely sure that I was mature enough to handle the pressures and challenges online world may throw at me.I was 18 at that time, being an adult gave me that extra push which sister could not resist.Stepping into the world of ASL(age,sex,location-code used in chatting) was a big relief for me as I was getting bored with my vacation after plus 2 just before entering my professional college life.Those 3 months after plus 2 board exams and med entrance exam was hell of a roller-coaster ride , the first month I was all tensed up about board results and the big med entrance results , but after clearing both I found total vacuum in life as I had nothing to do for the next 2 months prior to med school life.So chatting proved to be a much needed time pass and big relief for me.
I must confess (with pride) that I was a very decent chatting guy, with all innocence of an 18 yr old rookie in virtual world.In yahoo there are chat rooms , as I was going to med school , my ususal hang out place was biology room.But to my surprise , nobody chatted biology there.One day as usual I entered my magic sentence…”Anybody interested in biology chat” . Against all odds , I got a reply on my personal chat window and to add to my surprise it was a girl’s name ‘Swarna’. We starting talking and she explained her interest in biology was, she was a science student and was waiting for med entrance results and has ambition to be a doc. I think may be our age and educational similarities made us chat the next day , then the next and so on.. And our chat duration increased from 10-15 min to 5-6hours daily.Mainly our topics were about family and our likes. One day she asked why I never proposed her even after so many days of long chats and she said most guys usually do the very next day of a chat meeting….that question was a shocker for me…and my answer was simple ” I never thought about it during our conversation”. Frankly that was the truth , I saw a friend in her rather than a girl friend. And she was happy about that , and replied I was a special guy. We shared our pics, real names , location even our stories of old crushes. But we had made an agreement that we would never ask for phone numbers. I still remember her saying after seeing my pic for the first time that I resemble Kumble (lol…at that Kumble and I had moustache,may be that was the reason) but I find that really funny now , as both of us do not have moustache… still will she say the same??
Our chatting passed one month, then my med school started.Even into med school life I tried to keep in touch with her during my weekend home visits.Her life also took a turn at that time , as she was not able to crack her state med entrance so she decided to take nursing as she was so adamant about her future life in this profession of medicine. I think that was our last chat session , and I was not able to catch her online ever after. I do not know why she quit chatting , but I felt really bad at her decision to disappear from the virtual world of ours , in which she was an integral part. Saddest part is as per our rule , I did not have any contact detail to find her. She came to my life one day totally unexpected and disappeared the same unexpected way , a truth hard to digest even now.
Now its been 8yrs , still I remember that old chat friend of mine with at most love and affection.Even now when I sign-in in yahoo chat , I look beside her name for the status and pray it to be ”online” for just one more time…
Theatre- Changanacherry Abhinaya
Show – 2nd Show Status- >90% (Balcony) middle row seats were all reserved , so sat on the side row
I am not going to give away any story, as the story can be well understood from the trailer itself, Sathyan Anthikad’s movies were not always story oriented after he took the job of script writer , but this film also has the signature mark of Sathyan Anthikad written all over it , from the cast , locations , to climax centered around flashback in Tamil Nadu , you can very well say it is a Sathyan movie even if you have missed the titles.What is so refreshing about the movie is Sathyan once again brought back Lallettan to his backyard, the same old lalettan every malayali love to see over and over again with no complaints. The genius of Sathyan Anthikad is he knows what the family audience want, I heard so many laughters seeing the incidents involving Innocent.I felt there is no point in cutting a movie into 1st half, 2nd half and cilmax, life is a mixture of all, nothing in life is bad or good , its always circumstantial and subjective , the movie ended in the most appropriate way for me.
Coming tho cast…Lalettan as usual looked effortless, Legendary Sheela’s chemistry with lalettan was also good which made mother son duo scenes a treat for the eyes.A standout and unexpected performance came from the boy, he was superb… quoting the words of few girls passing comments about him in the film “he looked like Dhanush”… Songs …to be frank I want Sathyan to be associated with some new talents to bring something fresh … only worth mentioning is Amrithamayi…. Overall a movie tailor made for family viewing…as always Sathyan delivered what he mastered over two decades.