Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Found Nemo in Raintree Ecotel

"Finding Nemo" will always be on the list of "Best Animated movies". I remember watching this movie abt 3 yrs ago with my cousins and my cute niece. I still love to watch this movie whenever they play this in toon disney or Jetix channel. I always thought that the nemo fish and the clownfish, marlin that comes in the movie are imaginary fishes that never existed in real world. I felt astonished to see the real nemo fish in Raintree hotel in chennai.

The fish looked small and was looking the same as it looked in the movie (that’s 3 look in a single sentence). It had those white stripes and wings were looking big. I didn’t believe when my cousin was showing this fish and explaining to her son as nemo fish. I was telling her that it was not nemo fish but some kind of a golden fish. Wen we talking abt the fish the hotel official who was standing next to us explained to me saying that it was real nemo fish which they has bought alone with few other jelly fishes. He then showed us the golden fish which lived in the same tank as Nemo and said that both were different kind. I then finally believed his words and wondered wat would be the real cost of a single nemo fish.

Then i thought to myself that "I found Nemo" like the way marlin says in the climax of the movie. Then after finding nemo we went and had our dinner at rainbow restaurant. The food was tasty. I liked the desert and the ice cream corner. I couldn’t try my hands on Non veg dishes as I don’t eat on Fridays and the pasta corner tooo. The Vegetable pulav with baby corn masala was a good match. The ambience and service was also good. It turned out be "Good Friday" after a tiring week @ office.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tamil Ghana Songs

I like listening to Tamil Ghana songs!! And i found this song "Nakka mukka" from the movie "Kadhalil Vizhunthen" totally different and interesting. Few years ago in tamil film industry it was just music director Deva who was famous for composing Ghana songs, but in the recent days lot of other music directors are doing very well like Vijay Antony,Yuvan,Babu etc. Besides the usual melody songs and the Dhaam Dhoom intro songs for heros,its the Ghana and remix songs that is gaining popularity in the recent days. The famous tamil song in the year 2007 was "Valameenu" from the movie Chithiram Pesudhadi. "Ghana ulaganathan" also won the best playback singer award in the filmfare festival.Even the "jalsa" song from chennai 600028 was a popular one. "Thailaivasal Vijay" also sings ghana songs.

Ghana songs is full of slang and simple words. These songs makes everyone to dance.When talking about dance, recently in the the small screen dance shows are gaining a lot of popularity. Wherein most of them dance only for koothu songs to prove there dance style and talent.Even the dance masters tell that it is very difficlut to dance for koothu songs.Though i dont have much of classical knowledge, I think Ghana songs are easy to sing and does not have complicated thalams or ragams.

Even in college cultural fests to make the audience enjoy they play only koothu songs. When i was surfing the channels i was surprised to see a special show for ghana pattu in Kalignar Tv. Apart from the standard "Ragam & Thalam" and "Classical music" shows this one brings a new avatar to music.This show has apt judges like "Deva" and "Ghana Ulaganathan".People who participate in the show compose their own tune and frame their own lyrics too.

Listing a few Ghana and Koothu songs that i like:
Ettana Irundha - Ellaame En Raasa Thaan
Vallameenu - Chitirrem Pesuthadi
Naatu sarakku- Pudhukottai saravanan
Saathikadi Pothikaddi - Sukran
Enga Yeriya - Pudhupettai
Gummangoo - Machi
Ethukku Pondatti - Kizhakku Seemaiyile
Naakka Mukka - Kadhalil Vizhunthen

Ghana songs will allways be liked by tamil movie audience!