Indian Colts for a Low price at 2nd IPL auction

The Indian Under-19 Team Colts has gone for a cheap amount in the IPL 2nd auction today. Pakistan Misbah has been taken for 50 Lakhs and Other Pakistani Mohammed Yousuf has not been picked up by any of the franchise. The Indian Colts have gone from the range of 10lakhs to 15lakhs. They need to prove themselves in this years tournament and go for a higher price in the next years auction as they have been contracted for 1 year only.

Kollywood cannot enter America

American embassy, yesterday announced that their government has banned more than 200 cine personalities belonging to Kollywood.The reason is that Kollywoodians have involved in human trafficking.

The modes operandi is, Kollywoodians easily get visa to America. With them they used to apply for few more visas projecting them as for their assistants. So, the assistants visa application too gets through. The people who want to reach US to settle down there, easily fly with these Kollywoodians as if they are their assistants.

After reaching US they stay back there itself. Now US government has identified our greater ones and have banned them reaching US.

Surya Opens Out

While Ajith goes on doing three to four movies a year, Vijay does just two while Surya restricts to one movie a year.

We were wondering why Surya is just doing one movie a year, is this because he gets very few chances to act?

When we contacted Surya, he replied "I want to give the best to my audience and for this reason I don't accept offers that are not worthy. I also want to give atleast one uniqueness in every movie. That's the reason I do one movie a year"

More than about his career and plans he speaks more about Jothika and his daughter.

Vellithirai Review

There is nothing more complicated in tinsel town than remaking a masterpiece and Debutant Vijay marks his directorial venture with a good flick. Earlier, Viji had penned dialogues for most of the films produced by Duet Movies like Azhagiya Theeya, Ponnyinin Selvan and Mozhi. Vellithirai brings again the successful duo Prakash Raj – Prithviraj together and the director has been successful in bringing out the best from remake version of yesteryear Malayalam movie 'Udhayananu Tharam' starring Mohan Lal, Meena and Srinivasan in the lead roles.

The film has tinsel town as its backdrop and centers on two friends Saravanan (Prithviraj) and Kannayan (Prakash Raj) whose dreams are to make it big in film industry. Although it's the same destination they are looking for, their attitudes differ a lot. As an assistant director, Saravanan suffers a lot to turn into a filmmaker while Kannayan wants to become an actor. At a point of time, Saravanan has an opportunity to wield the megaphone for a flick. But sooner he is thrown into the pit of shock when he gets to know Kannayan has already plagiarized his script and got hold an opportunity to become an actor.

Kannayan is now a rocking star Dilip Kumar on Tamil film industry. He extends his domination even with the camera angles and ill-treats even his close friends on the shooting spots. Meanwhile, circumstances urge Saravanan to marry well-established actress mythily to pick her out of troubles rendered by her brother (Sampath). Struggling to make it in the film industry, Saravanan requests his friend Mustafa to get him a job of chauffeur for call taxi where he works. Getting to know about his troubled situation Mythily has no options to leave her spouse thinking she was the cause.

More depressed with deep agony, famous producer (Sarath Kumar) extends his aid by providing him an opportunity to direct a movie. But it has to be done with rocking star Dhilip Kumar as the hero and Saravanan accepts to take up the defying task. Very often, Dhilip Kumar interferes in changing the script and walks out without completing the shoot. Now the entire team including producer go for big plans in sorting out this problem and Dhilip Kumar is unaware about this…

Being an exact replica, you may not love watching this if you had earlier viewed the original version in Malayalam. Director Viji stands different only with his dialogues suiting to present situation in Kodambakkam. The most highlighting dialogue is where Prakash Raj utters to his friend about 'Mustafa turning into Hanuman is possible only in tinsel town'.

Except Gopika, none of the characterizations have been improvised and of course, that goes the same with screenplay too. The satirical portions in the film have been crafted well; especially the scene encountered between Prithviraj and Prakash Raj about the age factors of the heroes. Prithviraj does a decent job and his gestures together with facial expressions reminds of a real life assistant director attempting for luck.

Prakash Raj comes up with an usual show, but his stylish looks in the second half aren't pleasing for the eyes. Couple of scenes makes sing appraisals for him: where he steals the script and makes it unknown to Prithviraj and the final sequences are breathtaking presentation.

With a naturalistic performance, Gopika does a convincing role and seems like she is more glued to the characterization. The auteur has focused on the personal problems of a heroine with a different approach.

Right from Prithviraj, Prakash Raj till the light man and other crew in the frame, everyone have been enchanting with her realistic act. M.S. Bhaskar playing the manager role and Charlie of a production manager would be the best illustrations for this.

As of technical aspects, there is nothing you can expect than a normal show. G.V.Praskash disappoints with all his tunes and even has failed to concentrate on the background scoring. Melodious song 'Kanavugal' canned at the beautiful location is a visual treat and feet tapping.

On the whole, the film has lots of absurdities with each and every element being the exact as the original version. Director Viji lacks lots of innovations in crafting the script more powerfully. Our good advice to Director Viji is that can better stay on the shoes of a dialogue writer and not director. So you can watch this flick, if at all you're yearning to kill your time.

IPL Fixtures 2008

April 2008

Fri 18
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Bangalore v IPL Kolkata
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Sat 19
15:00 local, 09:30 GMT IPL Mohali v IPL Chennai
Punjab Cricket Assocation Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Sat 19
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Delhi v IPL Jaipur
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Sun 20
09:30 GMT IPL Mumbai v IPL Bangalore
Venue TBC
Mumbai

Sun 20
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Kolkata v IPL Hyderabad
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Mon 21
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Jaipur v IPL Mohali
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Tue 22
13:30 GMT IPL Hyderabad v IPL Delhi
Venue TBC
Hyderabad

Wed 23
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Chennai v IPL Mumbai
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Thu 24
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Hyderabad v IPL Jaipur
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

Fri 25
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Mohali v IPL Mumbai
Punjab Cricket Assocation Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Sat 26
15:00 local, 09:30 GMT IPL Bangalore v IPL Jaipur
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Sat 26
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Chennai v IPL Kolkata
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Sun 27
09:30 GMT IPL Mumbai v IPL Hyderabad
Venue TBC
Mumbai

Sun 27
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Mohali v IPL Delhi
Punjab Cricket Assocation Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Mon 28
13:30 GMT IPL Bangalore v IPL Chennai
Venue TBC
Bangalore

Tue 29
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Kolkata v IPL Mumbai
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Wed 30
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Delhi v IPL Bangalore
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi


May 2008

Thu 1
09:30 GMT IPL Hyderabad v IPL Mohali
Venue TBC
Hyderabad

Thu 1
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Jaipur v IPL Kolkata
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Fri 2
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Chennai v IPL Delhi
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Sat 3
09:30 GMT IPL Hyderabad v IPL Bangalore
Venue TBC
Hyderabad

Sat 3
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Mohali v IPL Kolkata
Punjab Cricket Assocation Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Sun 4
09:30 GMT IPL Mumbai v IPL Delhi
Venue TBC
Mumbai

Sun 4
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Jaipur v IPL Chennai
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Mon 5
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Bangalore v IPL Mohali
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Tue 6
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Chennai v IPL Hyderabad
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Wed 7
13:30 GMT IPL Mumbai v IPL Jaipur
Venue TBC
Mumbai

Thu 8
15:00 local, 09:30 GMT IPL Delhi v IPL Chennai
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Thu 8
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Kolkata v IPL Bangalore
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Fri 9
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Jaipur v IPL Hyderabad
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Sat 10
15:00 local, 09:30 GMT IPL Bangalore v IPL Mumbai
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Sat 10
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Chennai v IPL Mohali
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Sun 11
09:30 GMT IPL Hyderabad v IPL Kolkata
Venue TBC
Hyderabad

Sun 11
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Jaipur v IPL Delhi
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Mon 12
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Mohali v IPL Bangalore
Punjab Cricket Assocation Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Tue 13
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Kolkata v IPL Delhi
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Wed 14
09:30 GMT IPL Mumbai v IPL Chennai
Venue TBC
Mumbai

Wed 14
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Mohali v IPL Jaipur
Punjab Cricket Assocation Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Thu 15
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Delhi v IPL Hyderabad
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Fri 16
13:30 GMT IPL Mumbai v IPL Kolkata
Venue TBC
Mumbai

Sat 17
15:00 local, 09:30 GMT IPL Delhi v IPL Mohali
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Sat 17
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Jaipur v IPL Bangalore
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Sun 18
09:30 GMT IPL Hyderabad v IPL Mumbai
Venue TBC
Hyderabad

Sun 18
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Kolkata v IPL Chennai
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Mon 19
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Bangalore v IPL Delhi
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Tue 20
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Kolkata v IPL Jaipur
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Wed 21
09:30 GMT IPL Mumbai v IPL Mohali
Venue TBC
Mumbai

Wed 21
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Chennai v IPL Bangalore
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Thu 22
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Delhi v IPL Kolkata
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Fri 23
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Mohali v IPL Hyderabad
Punjab Cricket Assocation Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Sat 24
15:00 local, 09:30 GMT IPL Delhi v IPL Mumbai
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Sat 24
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Chennai v IPL Jaipur
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Sun 25
15:00 local, 09:30 GMT IPL Bangalore v IPL Hyderabad
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Sun 25
20:00 local, 14:30 GMT IPL Kolkata v IPL Mohali
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Mon 26
19:00 local, 13:30 GMT IPL Jaipur v IPL Mumbai
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Tue 27
13:30 GMT IPL Hyderabad v IPL Chennai
Venue TBC
Hyderabad

Fri 30 1st Semi-Final - TBC v TBC
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Sat 31 2nd Semi-Final - TBC v TBC
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai


June 2008

Sun 1 Final - TBC v TBC
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

 
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