Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Is Normalcy A Sin?

Urge to excel in anything and everything. Sounds so compelling and inspiring, though not that happens in reality. Any positive parenting would be done with this idea in mind. May be the word urge can be changed to practise. Most of the time, it would be just the word that has changed but not the behaviour. The act that pushes the best ever possible intention to excel. Sometimes, this push would be too much that the point of excelling in something adds no value to a person's life.

Why is it so necessary to excel in something?, is the question. Why is it so necessary to excel than others? is yet another one. The former can be defined as to acheive, to live, to fulfill the basic necessities of life. The latter one can be answered so tactfully as to inspire, to teach, to showcase and many other acts that passes the information to the next generation. This is only one side of the coin and the other side would be to prove to be superior than others. When the superiority comes out of the content of the person, it is worth it to be so. If not, why is there a need to prove your actions to be superior. Any behaviour is made with an addiction to show case the betterment of the one over the other. Being an average is considered a sin.

A conversation that satisfies a person by exhibiting the advantages of his own over the other makes no use to the other person or to anyone else who listens to it. Instead, the addiction is taken over by the third person who listens to it and becomes contagious in nature. A person who mocks others, gets mocked by somebody else. So even after knowing that it will come back to us the same way as we did it, many of us fail to understand the negativity that was created in the action and will start to compete upon others. The urge to compete happens to stop showcasing the normalcy of one's efficiency. How long and to what extend can a person compete. There is a saturation point to anyone in this world and one day or the other, the mocking is gonna come back. So what is the point of competing when there is no way of escaping from the best's best.
This is not against excelling upon something, but excelling upon someone else and the "have to" attitude of such act.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Avatar. My recent favourite, I must say. This film brings a new way of Film making. I really loved the whole film, literally, scene by scene. I dont want to give a synopsis about the film here since most of them would know it already. If not, go ahead and watch the film. It definitely is a new experience.
I remember watching an old tamil movie in 3D format and after which I did saw a couple of 3D pics in English. But, I must say, this is a whole new experience for me and the full two and half hours was a complete entertainment with lot of social issues addressed at so many places which I could guess it only after I came out of the Cinema Hall. Yes. Believe me! You think about the film even after you come out of the hall. Well, I did !!
James Cameron is such an intellectual film maker. He had a short script of the movie "Avatar" in the year 1996, immediately after the release of The Titanic. Though he was working on other projects too, he decently contributed to the script of this film and when asked about the delay in 2006, the reply was, they were waiting for the technology to get developed to complete the film. !@!@!@! Who would expect such a reply. Then the technology came and the film was done. After that, one more short delay for updating the Cinema Halls to screen the show. Whats the use of making a film without having a right way to exhibit it. Yes, they waited for the theaters to install latest 3D Projectors. And finally, here it is. ON the screen seen by awestruck audience. It just amazes me when I see so much of passion for Film Making. After all, it is considered only as an entertainment in many parts of India. I personally had grown up in such an environment where film is always made with 5 songs, 4 fights and a love story. Well, even this Gentle Man(JC) I am talking about has made such films but think about the fresh look of the film. The new way of putting the old things. I absolutely see it coming from passion or atleast from true effort. I also have to support the sincere Indian guys who put a lot of effort in film making. I did saw a good number of meaningful Cinema last year (2009). So I guess, the trend is changing in India and we ought to see lot more meaningful films in future instead of picturing the super natural abilities of road side romeos.

Oh! I almost slipped it. This film had loads of creativity to it. Not just in technology. Anything and everything I see is new in the film. The new world, new creatures, new places, new people and what not !! The storyline depicts about how anything and everything can be trashed without Peace. As I said before, I saw so many social issues addressed in the film. Most of them are addressed in a way that a common man knows it, experiences it and cannot ignore it like workplace politics, racism, war, gender discrimination, and so many. Wonderful way of blending the real factors into an imaginary creation. The film ends with a song. I SEE YOU. It always feels good when I come out of the theatre after watching a happy ending with a happy song. Here is the song for you to enjoy.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year 2010

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2010. I wish everyone gets the best in their life with lots and lots of love, peace, luck and happiness. May the new year add wonderful moments in your life. Rock on ...