Robotic Beauty

If you are interested in the English translation of the lyrics please click here.

2.0

I haven’t been in the blogosphere much lately, thanks to some changes happening in the physical world, more about that will in a few weeks. But this is something I have to share. The Tamil movie 2.0, a sequel to Enthiran (or Robot), was released recently. My family (along with the kids and friends) went to see the movie on Saturday and let me know that it was amazing and that I shouldn’t miss it. Luckily we had a screening of the same in a nearby theatre and I happen to have a discount card for that too. So we decided to try it out. They had only one show and it was for 7.40 pm.

Mr M hasn’t seen the prequel to this movie so I filled in with the basic storyline about Chitti and we were there ready for the moving, hoping that they had subtitles. Thankfully, they had and I should say it was the best ever subtitles that have ever been done so far. Even the very colloquial lines were well translated. Whoever did the subtitles, hats off to you!

The movie is very grand, hovers between fantasy and modern or even futuristic technology, has very very few songs, very fast paced and doesn’t make you sleep. Rajni does look aged and tired in many scenes. The one-liners are very cute, especially with the humanoid. References to the prequel are there but nothing you can ignore if you haven’t watched it. Mr M enjoyed it and thought the storyline was very good and very appropriate for current times. I am purposefully not giving away anything about the story because it will kill the interest. The only thing I thought could have been done was to cut short the last fight. I had this issue with the prequel too. I thought the last fight scene was going on forever. They could have edited it a lot. But then most people love that and I might be in the minority. Even though they have pitched for a sequel, I sincerely hope they stop here. Otherwise, it would get very repetitive and end up being boring irrespective of how grand it is and it could be.

I really enjoyed the various facts presented throughout the movie which forms the premise of the story and they are very interesting. Makes you think and read about them too. That is a big positive out of the movie. Bringing the huge and difficult topics which might be too technical for a layman to understand and presenting it with a healthy dose of facts and a generous helping of masala. Overall it is a movie well done and the visual effects are a treat. We enjoyed it and it was a well-spent Saturday night.

Before I Go to Sleep (movie) – ***

I read this book in 2013. Here is a post where I talk about the book. I remembered it after all this time. That was how effective the story was. I guess I went to sleep after that and woke up only now to watch the movie that was made out of that book. The movie was made in 2014 and I got to see it yesterday because I didn’t feel like doing anything else (aka the online course that I was trying to complete over the break, of which only two weeks are left 😦 ) Since I had opted for Amazon Prime, I picked this as the random movie to watch. And I was instantly hooked. I was trying so hard to not read the book overview as and when the movie was progressing. I remembered the main story but missed the bits and pieces. From the perspective of someone who read the book and got around to watching the movie 4 years later, it was good. Decent enough to keep me engaged and well done too. I am not sure how my views on the movie would have been if I had seen it when the book was too fresh on my mind. But this is better. I got to enjoy it and not feel bad about any discrepancies from the book πŸ˜‰ Win-Win.

Tuesday Tunes

Today I am going with a song I loved in a movie I saw a couple of days ago. I enjoyed the movie, Baahubali 2 (Tamil), which is a sequel and loved the grandeur and the graphics. Among all the songs, this one is more fantasy based and I enjoyed it more. Not to mention the song is lovely to hear with some good beats.

Coat of Arms

I am little late for SoCS but I was out and about yesterday and came back home late to watch a movie ‘Five Card Stud (1968)’, which was amazing and we enjoyed every minute of it. If you are a fan of Western Classics, you should see this. Robert Mitchum reminded me of Amjad Khan (a Bollywood actor). And by the end of it, I was exhausted to even try and login to WordPress. But better late than never πŸ˜‰

I did post once about the various pubs in and around London I had seen with the word ‘Arms’ in it. My husband who has been here for close to 25 years wasn’t sure if that was a thing when I asked about him last May. Now I have got him looking for those pubs with the word ‘Arms’ in it to add it to our ‘list’ (totally imaginary πŸ˜‰ ) We do get excited when we see one more. The characteristics of such pubs are a) they are at the junction of two roads (except for one, which I don’t remember the name now) b) they have a coat of arms symbol displayed, each of them unique c) they all have some lord’s names associated with them or at least that is what I think if those regency novels are to go by. It could be place names too (e.g. Devonshire, Oxford, Hawley, Harwood etc)

Whatever might be the history behind it, I find it a very amusing thing to look out for πŸ™‚


Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot It January is: β€œcoat.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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