Khaidi and Shatakarni – Quick Thoughts

This is not a review. There is no point writing reviews for these two movies because you know you are gonna watch them anyway.(Plus Ravi has reviewed Shatakarni here already). This post is just a few stray thoughts that sprung to my mind while watching these movies.

And of course, spoilers galore – especially for Gautamiputra Shatakarni. You have been warned. Continue reading

GoutamiPutra Satakarni – Desam Meesam Tippudaam!


A non-Telugu friend accompanied us to the screening of Legend in Prasads Imax just to experience the first day first show madness. He knew people here are crazy about movies, but when the crowd started shouting ‘Jai Balaiah, Jai Jai Balaiah’ in the interval, he was completely flabbergasted. I still remember the moment he turned to me with wonder in his eyes. If only he was here in Hyderabad now and had come with me to Goutamiputra Satakarni, he surely would have run away. The kind of mania that Balakrishna’s 100th movie is generating is unprecedented.

When I heard Krish was directing Balakrishna’s 100th featue, I thought it was a mistake. Krish’s sensibilities as a director are completely different and Balakrishna’s fan base and his manner of acting are miles away. When the trailer came out, I loved the lines in the background – Saranama, Ranama – so beautifully written, I thought. When I was walking in to the movie today, I still had my misgivings. But when I walked out, I did so without any complaints. Goutami Putra Satakarni (GPSK) lived up to all the expectations and the hype. Continue reading

Kafka on the Shore – Review

“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t be sure, in fact, whether the storm is over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm is all about.”

When you are greeted by such a quote in the 3rd page of the book you are reading, you know you are in for some ride. Continue reading