Books, Movies, Music, TV

Is what I spent the weekend with! After having had a great weekend, I am not at all complaining about having to work late today also! 🙂

Movies
I finally managed to watch the 2 movies that I have wanted to watch for a long time now, but somehow kept missing, Munnabhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munnabhai, and I liked both the movies very much. I watched these two back to back on Saturday. 🙂
Yesterday, I watched Bunty Aur Babli for the third time. Wish Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee act in more movies! The main reasons for which I like or rather I don’t find this movie boring is Abhishek and Rani and the music. Though many say that the movie is sans logic or something like that, I like it. Makes for a good time pass.

Books
I am now reading all the Perry Mason novels again since it has been quite sometime since I read those and I am finding that I am enjoying it even more now!
I spent the rest of the Sunday evening reading a Perry Mason novel, ‘The Case of the Caretaker’s Cat’. Having completed it yesterday itself, I have now started reading another Perry Mason novel, ‘The Case of the Angry Mourner’. ‘The Case of the Caretaker’s Cat’ has quite a few nice moments like the one where Della Street is called on to the witness stand to answer if Mason had brought to her home the caretaker’s cat and the way she cleverly answers or rather doesn’t answer the question makes the Judge himself remark that part of this lady’s cleverness must have had a role in Mason’s success. 🙂 The way she manages to surprise even Mason by acting so convincingly as though it is their real honeymoon when in fact, they are just on a mock honeymoon, is something you would enjoy a lot if you are an ardent fan of Perry Mason and Della Street like me.

Music
Between movies and books, I did manage to listen to some music. After all, how can I spend even a single day without listening to music? 😉 The songs that I am hooked onto currently are for a change, neither Carnatic nor A.R.Rahman’s!
To name a few, ‘Aaj Ki Raat’ from the movie Don, ‘Beedi’ from Omkara and a few Ilayaraja songs like ‘Pon Maalai Pozhudhu’, ‘Guruvayoorappa’, ‘Sundari Neeyum’, ‘Sorgame Endralum’ (one of the few songs in which I find Ilayaraja’s voice bearable) and ‘Pani Vizhum Malarvanam’.

TV
I watched ‘Koffee with Anu’ after a long time. I loved actress cum danseuse, Shobana’s costume! The bright red colour of her Salwar Kameez was lovely! Mani Ratnam too spoke about her in the show. Thank God I watched it. I did quite a bit of channel surfing too and luckily got to watch so many nice ‘old’ and not so old Hindi and Tamil songs. In the ‘Traffic Jam’ programme on Sun Music, the songs of K.J.Yesudas were featured. It was one full hour of wonderful songs like Mazhai Varudhu, Thanga Maganingu, En Iniya Pon Nilave and lots more. The ‘VJ’ of that show (Bala is his name?) did a very bad job of hosting the show. He kept using the words vandhu, vandhutthu pattheengannaa so many times that I got bored of it.

Now, time to get back to work. 😦 For all those having their vacation and those who have left early, have a great evening, folks!

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10 Comments

  1. Sathej said,

    May 7, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    I am having a vacation.So,thank you for the wish.And a nice way to spend weekends!
    Sathej

  2. Nithya said,

    May 8, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    hey aparna 🙂

    Been reading ur blogs for quite sumtime….Love ’em..Love the template too 😀

    Munnabhai 1 and 2 were amazing rite ?? I love those movies, especially the parts involving Circuit 😀

    And Beedi Jalaile is an ammmmmmmazing number..Sunidhi Chauhan, whatya voice !

    Cheers !! 🙂

  3. Adiya said,

    May 8, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    konjam busy ippo dhaan varen. enna.. Munna bhai sequel ippo dhaan pakuringala. mm.. 🙂 romba nalla ponnu pola eruku.. 🙂 nice movie thou..

    M.B.III vara-poguthu .

    i guess u deserve to do a IR- Song list post 🙂

  4. Aparna said,

    May 9, 2007 at 8:26 am

    Sathej,
    thanks

    Nithya,
    Belated welcome to my blog! Thank you! 🙂
    Yup. I too liked the parts feat. Circuit

    Adiya,
    I generally don’t watch movies much. Nalla poNNulaam illa 😛
    IR song list post? Will be done soon 🙂

  5. siva said,

    May 9, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    It could have been the best CWA show with mani’s speech i believe. we are not receiving Vijay TV here in UAE (it is coming only in higher cost packages!!). But some “Punyathmas” are uploading some best of the shows in youtube. Let me wait for this one also!
    (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=coffee+with+anu)

  6. Aparna said,

    May 9, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Siva,
    It wasn’t the best of CWA. Was just another eposide.
    And Mani’s speech hardly lasted for a minute! So, don’t have any high expections!

  7. sathej said,

    May 9, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Hello Aparna,
    I am planning to buy a Perry Mason novel soon based on your post.Haven’t read even one.Just curious!
    Sathej

  8. Sathej said,

    May 9, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Looks like TMK has a new look to his site.The concert schedule lists his upcoming Kutcheri as ‘Parthasarathy Swami Sabha’ FRIDAY 6:30. Many other features are mysterious as well.Maybe,he is just updtaing it!
    Sathej

  9. Aparna said,

    May 12, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Sathej,
    Let me know whether you liked Perry Mason or not.

  10. Sathej said,

    May 12, 2007 at 10:09 am

    I will,Aparna.
    Sathej


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