June 08, 2009

Kavya's Diary - A very old one

Telugu film Kavya's Diary is highly 'inspired' by the 1992 English flick, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, so much so that even part of the dialogues are adapted suitably. The film's dialogue 'The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world', adapted from William Ross' peom by the same name and literally translated as 'laalinche chetule prapanchanni paalistaayi', is somewhat difficult to digest.

Raj (Indrajit) and Pooja (Manjula) move into their new bungalow with their daughter Amulya a.k.a. Ammu and their toddler son. Pooja spends half of her time in the green house next to the bungalow. She files a complaint with the police against one gynaecologist, Dr. Kiran who misbehaves with her when she's pregnant with her second child. He commits suicide and his wife Maya (Charmi) vows to kill Pooja and snatch her family away from her. She enters their house as Kavya, the governess for the child. Rest of the plot is how she plans to ruin Raj and Pooja's relationship and takeover as the mother of the kids, though she is the one who gets killed in the end with the help of Raj and the care taker, Athidhi (Satyam Rajesh).

There is nothing new in this film. Everything is just neatly arranged from an already existing story to suit the taste of the Telugu audience. Guess what the creative team at Indira Productions did to back their credit for the Concept and Story of the film. Manjula's performance was neat considering her low acting profile.

My rating for this film - **
(* You will shoot me
** Waste of time
*** Can sit through
**** Worth watching once
***** Must watch)

June 03, 2009

My Book

I have seriously thought of taking the plunge and writing a book. This post will tell you what I am talking about. After a lot of brainstorming on what to write on, I finally decided that I would write about myself, my life (not that people are dying to read about me). 'Until I turned 21' is what the book will be called. It will include some fiction as well to make it more interesting and engaging for the readers. I have already written a few paragraphs. Now, let's see how long it will take for it to hit the stands, considering the speed of my work and other committments. :D

I have taken up writing full-time, almost like a second career, and who knows I might just end up making it my bread-and-butter very soon. I now write for a couple of magazines. Oh... you are already appreciating it, thanks a lot! :D