Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rocking Doll


Another Rajkumar fan here.
Below it has "Rasikara Raaja", one of the many titles bestowed on Rajkumar.
In the middle is "Gandhada Gudi", one of the most popular films of Rajkumar, and the only one in which he and Vishnuvardhan shared screen space together.

On the top is one of the most popular songs of Rajkumar:
ಆಡಿಸಿ ನೋಡು ಬೀಳಿಸಿ ನೋಡು ಉರುಳಿ ಹೋಗದು 
ಏನೇ ಬರಲಿ ಯಾರಿಗೂ ಸೋತು ತಲೆಯ ಬಾಗದು 
Did you notice the green doll next to the slogan? I dont know what it is called (wife's suggestion was the closest - 'Rocking Doll') Any idea if it has a specific name? There is also some scientific reason why it does not fall, any clue what that is?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sanju Baba


Sanju Baba from his "Sadak" days.
At Shankar Nag corner, Shah Rukh Khan in his "Don" avatar, below the word "Mannat". Incidentally, it happens to be the name of his bungalow as well.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rajini...eppdi!!!


A sure way for an actor to enter into an auto driver's heart is by enacting the role of an auto driver in a film. Shankar Nag, Vishnuvardhan, Rajinikanth - all have proved it beyond doubt.

Rajinikanth here graces the back side of an auto. I am not much of a follower of Tamil cinema, so I am a little less informed about Rajinikanth's films. But I recently happened to watch a couple of early Kannada films of Rajinikanth.

One was "Katha Sangama", the anthology movie directed by Puttanna Kanagal. In one of the stories "Munithaayi", Rajini plays Kondaji, the village ruffian, who wrecks havoc in the life of the blind Munithaayi, played by Arathi.

The other one was "Thappida Thaala", one of earliest K Balachander movies. Here, Rajini plays a good-natured rowdy, who falls in love with a golden-hearted prostitute (played by Saritha, which happens to be her debut film) Though the movie had a done to death storyline, it had some trademark K Balachander touch.

Though both these roles are broadly categorized as "negative" characters and run the risk of being caricatured, you got to see these movies to see how Rajini makes those characters believable. These movies gave me the impression that behind all the jazz - the superstar persona, the much talked about style, the business his movies do (yeah the fans who think remuneration as an indication of greatness), there lies a very spontaneous, intelligent actor. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mt. Washington


I don't know how far the claim is true, but it seems
"This car climbed Mt. Washington".

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Khandala


A famous Tapori pick up line from the hit song "Aye Aati Kya Khandala", from the Aamir Khan starrer "Ghulam". 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Speed next


ಬದುಕುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಮಜಾ ಇಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು
ಭಾವಿಸುವವರಿಗೆ ವೇಗವಾಗಿ ವಾಹನ ಓಡಿಸುವ ಚಾಲಕರು ಎನ್ನಬಹುದು