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Amitabh as son Abhishek in PAA

November 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is an intelligent, witty 13 yr old boy with an extremely rare genetic defect that causes accelerated ageing.

He suffers from a progeria like syndrome. Mentally he is 13, very normal, but physically he looks 5 times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya (Vidya Balan), who is a gynaecologist.

Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan), is young, progressive and a full of ideals, politician. He is out to prove to the world that ‘politics’ is not a bad word. He is a man with a mission. Auro is Amol’s son.

Paa is a ‘rare’ story about a father-son, son-father relationship.

Categories: Entertainment, News

BSNL introduces 3G services!!!

November 24, 2009 Leave a comment

BSNL has become the pioneer in introducing 3G services in India. It launched 3G services in South India choosing Chennai as the launch pad to start with offering among other services a monitoring services from remote location through network attached storage recording solution.

The service was launched by P R Ananthan, CGM, Southern Telecom Projects of the BSNL making a video call to Liu Zhan, VP, Huawei India.

The company is aiming for 150,000 subscribers within 2 months. A launch offer enables the subscriber to make audio and video calls at 30 paise per minute for local calls while for national calls the charge will be 50 paise per minute. By default subscribers will be entitled to fifty minutes of free local video calls and 25 MB free data usage upto December 31,2009.

Categories: News, Technology

‘Jab We Met’ in Tamil as ‘Kandein Kadhalai’

November 7, 2009 Leave a comment

kanden kadhalai

‘Kandein Kadhalai’ is a remake of hit Bollywood film ‘Jab We Met’, which starred Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. Director R. Kannan has made subtle changes in the screenplay to suit Tamil audiences and it is sure to pass the box-office test with flying colours.

 The film is undoubtedly a clean family entertainment. While Bharath plays Shahid’s role, Tamannaah plays Kareena’s part of the bubbly and talkative girl.

 The film starts off just like the original – the dejected hero, hurt by a failed romance and family problems, gets into a train. The leading lady, bubbling with youthful zest, is travelling by the same train to her hometown Theni.

 When the hero is grilled by the ticket examiner for travelling without a ticket, Tamannah steps in and saves him by paying off the penalty. And when Bharath alights, the girl follows him to console him and in the process misses the train. Their journey by road to Theni, followed by Tamannaah’s quest for her lover and how her positive energy inspires Bharath to rebuild his father’s business forms the rest of the story.

 Even though Bharath falls head-over-heels in love with Tamannaah, he helps her run away from home and escorts her to her lover’s place, but Tamannah is in for a shock as her lover refuses to accept her. Bharath then finds her, brings her back to her family and after much melodrama, the hero and heroine are united.

 Bharath is definitely a revelation. In the first-half, his emotions are muted as per the needs of his character but in the second-half, he is into his elements and has a ball.

 With each film of his, he is showing signs of maturity in his acting.

 Tamannaah truly breathes life into the film. She floors the audience with her lightning smile and amazing expressions. Not only her beauty gets accentuated to the apt choice of costumes and also her non-stop chattering leaves the audiences asking for more. Santhanam has a field day and his comic acts tickle the funny bones of viewers.

 Muthiah’s cinematography is definitely one of the films strengths – the picturesque locales of Ooty have never been shown more beautifully in any other film. The music by Vidyasagar is good and soothing to the ears.

 On the flip side, the second half drags a little but is saved by an interesting climax.

Master Batsman Sachin’s Simplicity

November 7, 2009 Leave a comment


Relaxing in his hotel room in Guwahati not quite 24 hours after he single-handedly held the cricketing world in thrall, Sachin Tendulkar was excited and thoughtful by turn as he chatted about cricket and life.

But if his knock caught his detractors on the wrong foot, the man himself — all of 36 and an incredible 20 years into the international game — said he was not surprised at knocking off 175 runs in 141 balls and running the Australians ragged in the process.

“To be honest, I always knew I could do it,” Tendulkar told HT from Guwahati. And no, racking up 75 runs in singles, twos and threes did not tire him.

On the contrary, he thinks that has been his strength. “Many of the hundreds I scored, there was a lot of running involved,” he said. I still do my regular routine (at the nets)… You do a lot of running. I always focus more on that aspect of the game. I feel if I could run well between the wickets, most of the other things would be taken care of.”

And by his own reckoning, he has many more left in him.

Tendulkar has no plans to retire, not now, not anytime soon. He said the thought of giving up cricket had not even crossed his mind. “Not at this stage. I am enjoying my game and there is cricket left in me. At this stage I’m not thinking of it at all. At some stage one will have to, but I don’t need to think about that right now. I’m just saying that when the situation arises, it’ll then be appropriate to think about it. Right now, that’s not something I want to do.”

Categories: Cricket, News, Uncategorized

Veritas RS III – The Magic Car

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Veritas RS III

The Veritas RS III resurrects the magic of Germany’s first Formula I racing car. Its design is a modern homage to its ancestor and has been combined with a state-of-the-art and powerful technology to create a unique masterpiece. The feeling of driving it is far beyond all previous experience.


Veritas RS III

Some impressive 373 kW / 507 HP produce a top speed of 347 km/h and pay tribute to the moving history of Veritas.

Every single Veritas RS III is handmade on-site at the Nürburgring. Limited to only 30 pieces, the super sports car becomes a very personal delight for its owner.


Veritas RS III

Be fascinated by the emotion that tells more about the Veritas RS III than every technical feature: true race feeling.


Sachin Tendulkar’s 44th century Vs Srilanka 2009

September 14, 2009 1 comment

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Sachin Got 44th century with his new addidas bat

Categories: Cricket, News, Uncategorized

Disaster of Ferry in Philippines

September 6, 2009 Leave a comment
MANILA — A Philippine ferry carrying about 1,000 passengers sank in the southern Philippines on Sunday. Officials said at least five people were killed and more than 60 were missing.

Survivors of Superferry 9 piled on the cargo ship Myriad before being brought ashore.

Philippine Navy, via Reuters

Passengers hung onto the port side of the SuperFerry 9 before it sank off Zamboanga del Norte in the southern Philippines on Sunday. //

Coast Guard said the ship, the Superferry 9, relayed a distress signal around 2 a.m. and the passengers were roused from their sleep as the ship began to tilt.

Coast Guard officials said about 900 passengers were rescued and that the transfer of the passengers to rescue boats had been mostly orderly. But at least three of the fatalities — two adults and a 2-year-old boy — occurred in the scramble for safety, officials said.

The cause of the accident was still being investigated. Passengers interviewed by radio stations in Manila said they did not hear an explosion prior to the sinking, and weather did not appear to be a factor.

Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo, the chief of the Philippine Coast Guard, said at a press briefing on Sunday that the ship had problems with its generator as it sailed from General Santos City in the south en route to Iloilo City in the central Philippines.

Mr. Tamayo said most of the passengers were transferred to a navy gunboat and a fishing boat. Two fishing boats also rescued at least two dozen passengers.

He said the search for the missing was underway. “We really hope they’re just unaccounted for due to the confusion,” Mr. Tamayo said, according to The Associated Press.

Officials said the Superferry 9 began to tilt on Siocon Bay, near the Zamboanga Peninsula, about 15 nautical miles from Zamboanga City, where American forces are stationed. Col. William Coultrup, the commander of the United States troops there, deployed a helicopter and several boats to help in the rescue, the A.P. reported.

Superferry 9 has had a string of mishaps in the past, forcing the Philippine Maritime Industry Authority to suspend it in 2007 over safety issues. In May, the ship was stranded at sea for more than 12 hours because of engine trouble, government officials said at the time.

But Jess Supan, vice president for safety and security of SuperFerry, the company that runs the ferry service, said the ship had been in good shape. “It wouldn’t be allowed to leave the port if there’s any deficiency,” he said, according to ABS-CBN television.

The Philippines, a typhoon-prone archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, is notorious for its sea disasters, often caused by some combination of tropical storms, poorly maintained boats and weak regulation. In 1987, 4,341 people died as a passenger ship, the MV Dona Paz, collided with a fuel tanker, the worst peacetime maritime disaster in the world.

Categories: News