A Good Telugu Movie? Is there such a thing?

The other day, S wanted to know if there were any ‘good’ telugu movies online we could watch. I laughed and told him there’s no such thing as a ‘good telugu movie’ these days. My brother left a very funny status message today on FB “Breaking news to all movie goers parama veera chakra washed out in moosi river. Balayya babu ajnaatamlo ki velladanta.. Daasari daasanna ayyadu” 😀 hehee This is the state of almost all the telugu movies these days…especially the ones which have star kids and their kids in them.

In the year 2010, around 149 movies released in the telugu film industry out of which, I watched only 7 and out of them…I liked only 5 and they did not have anything to do with ‘big’ actors!!

  1. Maryada Ramanna
  2. Vedam
  3. Raktha Charitha 1
  4. Prasthanam
  5. Andari Bandhuvaya and
  6. Bhimli Kabadi Jettu

These days, I logon to a telugu movie website and just browse through it. There’s Ravi Teja pulling Richa Gangopadhyay lip while she smugly looks at him….. and Balakrishna wearing an army officer’s uniform pretending to lead a country to revolution….or there is Nagarjuna dancing around with girls half his age and there’s Mahesh Babu who is potrayed as ‘God’ who’s come to save a bunch of villagers. These are just a few movies that’ve come out this year…I can keep going on and on about the Ram Charans, Allu Arjuns, Jr NTRs and Pavan Kalyans and their ‘bheja fry’, utter non-sensical movies.

In spite of big budget movies like Komaram Puli, Orange, Khaleja, Ragada, Nagavalli and most recently Param Veera Chakra declared as being biggest flops of the year, our producers, directors and actors continue to churn out senseless movies…..where almost in all of them, the female lead can be equated to a skimpily dressed plastic doll. Anushka, who was brilliant in Arundathi and Vedam…..gave a string of flops like Panchakshari and Billa and now she is back playing a bimbo beside biggies like Nag and Venky. Female actors in the Telugu film industry are not given ample opportunity to prove their acting skills and what annoys me the most is how they are potrayed in most telugu movies.

The word ‘osey’ has become synonymous with addressing the female leads in Telugu movies. There’s this need to show the hero as the ‘man who saves the day for everyone’ and how does he do it….by disrespecting women around him…expect the mother of course. The heroine is the desperate one…the one ready to jump in the bed with the hero where as the hero is under control…though in real life…most of know this to be false. The heroine always needs a man to save her….if she is kidnapped, if she being raped…if there’s a bunch of guys teasing her on the road. She is incapable of protecting herself even in the simplest of situations. Most female characters are dumb and simply listen to the hero…..and a female character, if by the grace of God, is portrayed as being independent….she is a *bitch*……who eventually comes running back to the hero….because she realises it is the man in her life that matters…….and not her career! This is the recipe for most Telugu movies these days with a minor changes here and there of course.

How long will our narrow-minded, egotistical and self-righteous fraternity keep making such movies? Will this trend ever change?? Even though the number of people watching their movies is thinning out year by year, they still declare their movies as being the biggest hits of the year and organise bogus press meets….trying to fool us. But, are we fooled? I don’t think so!

Win Win Win!

Ahh…finally a win for the Chargers. I actually did not watch the match since I was busy ‘gymming’ 😀 My dad sent me a text which read ‘are you happy now?’ Oh my…did DC do it?’ -was my first thought! I still did not want to believe it…so went online on my ancient phone to check the score and we did do it!!! Three cheers to Suman for breaking the bad spell in the most important match. I only wish that they end up winning the remaining matches and atleast make it to the semis. It was nice to watch Venky cheering the team….high time we got our tolly celebs to do some of the cheer leading work 😀

Don’t know why I am so obsessed with the IPL. It’s not like INDIA is playing…just some stinking rich teams playing for money…not so much for pride….aahh well..some entertainment is better than none 😉

Planning to buy a new phone in the next couple of days. The husband wanted me to go for an iPhone but somehow…I am totally put off this piece of machine since almost everyone has it now. Wherever you go, the talk is about the iphone..you NEED to have these days to be part of the IT crowd…(cannot stress NEED and IT more). It’s become like a status symbol or something. So I planned to get a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. Looks quite sleek and apparently does all the things the iPhone does. So why not? I will leave iPhone to the husband.

Hearing some really bad songs of the maestro Illayaraja. I know…it’s wierd…didn’t know he composed such silly tunes. Here’s one:

The weather seems to be improving….kisiki nazar na lage 😉 Looking forward to a sunny weekend!

Ciao!

If only I was a Techie :(

The whole day…I have been trying to change the theme of my blog and at the same time include as many widgets as possible…but all in vain 😦 I keep reading blogs from time to time…and most of them are so ‘hip and happening’…with all the latest widgets…and I don’t even know how to get my own domain! DAMMIT! It’s all greek and latin to me.

I started off trying to change the theme of my blog since there were some new ones out @ wordpress…and then I realised I could not have all the widgets I wanted. So ignoring that…I proceeded to getting my own webpage at wordpress which was unsuccessful since I did not understand the stuff about domain registration and all….and then I came across wordpress.org (don’t how different it is to wordpress.com) where they said you could download wordpress and then add themes to your blog….doesn’t necessarily have to be the ones wordpress is hosting…I tried doing that too…but there were atleast 6 folders with various extensions which confused me even more! Now I deleted everything! GRRrr!!! Bloody thing!

I have been sitting in front my laptop for two and a half hours now and my blog still has the boring old theme 😦 As my luck would have it….S is not a techie either…I mean…most men are into IT and all..and he had to go choose Automobile Industry 😛 I should get some tuitions. You can learn stuff by browsing websites and all..but there’s so much information that your head gets messed up at the end of the day.

HELP PLEASE!

Currently listening to Chilakamma Chitukeyanga from Dalapathi 🙂 One of my favourite movies. Njoy!

Song of the Day :)

Our current Fav!!! and Ileana looks pretty for a change 😛 I personally feel DSP (Devi Sri Prasad) is one of the talented music directors our film industry has.

Watched Jalsa over the weekend. It was OK. Comedy was good…but couldn’t bear PK’s over acting. Why can’t he just act and not over act? HUH! I was also glad that the dubbing artists spoke telugu…and not ‘Vankaratinkari Telugu’. Correct me if I am wrong… but I think the girl who dubbed for Ileana was Colours Swathi….not that I care! Some of the dubbing artists are sooo badd….nangi nangi ga maatladatharu (If anyone can translate the word ‘nangi’ for me into english…please let me know 😀 Njoy!