Fifty Shades of Puliyo-Grey

Spoon Plates

Puliyogreys have been the part and parcel of every tambrahm upbringings that never cease to be the standard dinner even in the recent times. Those summer holiday epochs of our childhood have always ushered me to the specific timeline where the childhood memories remains intact with such pleasantly unpleasant endeavors.

Those were the summer holiday times at my aunt’s place when P’greys were of abundant supply from the temple. The two families would nonchalantly consume just the voluptuous plates of P’greys for dinner. I would like to mention that the alchemy of making P’greys with excessive tamarind and peanuts does magical things to you at night. If your system doesn’t accept the proportion, then you might have to take a couple of strolls to the loo to cache clean the exorbitant intake.

The hunger which is predominantly dominant before the consumption of this masochistic concoction nevertheless gets conquered at the end of process.

It evokes a sense a deep submission to some unknown force which drops the serotonin levels engulfing us to a nice Trans state called sleep!

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Train or bus journeys have never been complete without the hawkers distributing food packets and frequenting the compartments with open carton full of Fruti-s and Fanta-s and Lays.

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Vishwaroopam (2013) – Movie Review

Vishwaroopam Poster

Well after so much hype, bans, media attention with press meets and political gimmicks which were meandering in the atmosphere, I finally got some opportunity to take a peaceful ride to watch this movie, just for the sake of personal gratification that seeks justification to such commotion that has been going on the industry and the state.

Vishwaroopam opens up with a conversation between a psychologist and Nirupama (Pooja Kumar) who is married to Vishwanathan (Kamal Hassan), a Tamil Brahmin, which is actually a marriage of convenience, to pursue her Ph.D. in Nuclear Oncology at USA, and not actually out of mutual love and acceptance. Kamal is a Kathak trainer with an effeminate demeanor, who speaks an awfully high accented tambrahm Tamil. Andrea Jeremiah and others span in to the movie as the scenes unfold slowly one by one. Set in USA and Afghanistan, revolving around a series of events leading to terrorism and nuclear war, the movie proceeds with an alternating timeline sequence than a linear fashion of story progression, which actually shifts back and forth at the right sequence. In a nutshell, it’s a story of an Indian spy who infiltrates into an insurgents group in Afghanistan (Taliban Insurgency?) and tries to deactivate their operations in USA. The movie on the whole gives a Hollywood sheath to a Kollywood movie.

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