Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pandava Vanavasam - Anjaneya Dandakam Lyrics

anjaneya mahaanubhava

manojavam maarutha thulya vegam
jitendriyam buddhimataam varishtam
vaataatmajam vaanara yuudha mukhyam
sriraama dhutam sirasa namami

bhaje ramya ramba vadhi nithyavasam
bhaje bala bhanu prabha chaaruhasam
bhaje chandrika kundha mandharahasam
bhaje santhatham rama bhoopala dhaasam

jai jai maha satva baha maha vajra dheha
pari bootha surya kritha matya karya
maha veera gambhira hemadhri dhiira
dharajatha sriram saumithri samvesithatma
mahatmaaa aaaaa
namo vaayuputra namo satyarithra namo janaki prana dhaatha
bhavisyadh vidhaatha aaaaa
hamuntha karunyavantha prashantha
namasthe namasthe namasthe namaha

sriramachandram srithaparijatham sa lakshmanam
bhoomi sutha samhetham
lokabhi raamam raghu vamsa soomam
raajaadhi raamam sirasa namamiii

Friday, December 16, 2011

Good One......

Was watching the movie - Tere Ghar Ke Samne - Hindi movie. A Dev anand Movie... liked the below dialogue and ofcourse one of great all time hit song after that...

While walking on stairs in Kutub Minar....

उप्पर देखता  हूँ तो सोचता हूँ  कैसे पहुंचें
मगर आपको देखता हूँ तो सोचता हूँ पहुँचने की क्या जरूरत हैं

Then comes in sequence the wonderful song -

दिल का बव्नर करे पुकार प्यार का राग  सुनो..प्यार का राग  सुनो रे....

Sunday, December 4, 2011

"Sri Rama Rajyam" - Movie By Bapu Ramana - A different perspective

First of all, with all due respect to Bapu & Ramana, they are great stalwarts of Telugu Cinema Industry and i don't even come anywhere near them to criticise or point fingers at them. Below comments are remarks based on my pure observation skills. As my friends often say i am avery good observer and also being a great fan of Legend - NTR, have seen this movie with so much interest and vigour that i found few points could be better.

Overall the movie was excellent and was not a disaster like "pandurangadu" which was totally mis-directed by changing the story and adding unnecessary modernised scenes.

Pray God to give Bapu more energy and health to direct such movies in future again.

Key observations -

1. Screenplay was found to be little too fast in the initial scenes especially where Rama is entering into ayodhya and during rajyabhishekam. In the scene where rama and sita are walking to the throne, stop before it and bend to pay their respects, rama (balakrishna) completes his act a little faster and while sita (nayantara) is still doing it - (her hands are still attached), balakrishna grabs her finger.

2. Song lyrics could be lot better and it is no match to all time great hit song - "E nimishaniki emi jaruguno....".

3. Excellent take by bapu in the scene when Lakshmana bows to pay his respects to sita. srikanth falls on the feet of sita - an excellent picture.

4. Rest of emotions from sita during the time when she is being left in forest and lakshmana conveying the message are not good enough and can be easily seen as little unreal.

5. Overall Srikanth did a great attempt to Lakshmana's character. Good Job.

6. Dialogues from srikanth (lakshmana) while conveying the message  was not appropriate. Even though the movie is to ensure it is understood by all rather than use any sanskrit, some specific words like - "ramudu", "anubhavisthunadu" doesnt sound good. They doesn't show the respect for his brother or his decission.

7.  Rama's statue in ashram was awesome...Very attractive and beautiful.

8. When sita was being guided to outside for srimantham from her cottage, Hanuman in the form of a kid catches her hand and helps her towards the throne. This is "Highly Unacceptable". if you understand the Great Hanuman's devotion to ram and sita, he will never attempt to catch her hand. for me its very important, in that case, lakshmana touching the feet of sita can be shown or hanuman during the rajyabhishekam can touch feet of rama and sita which you seldom see in any movies or plays.

9. Lav Kusa song - good even though again not a match for old song. But definetely is equally good for  these times.

A Tribute to the Great "Jewel Thief", "Guide" and "Hare Rama Hare Krishna"

Its a very sad loss hearing devanand passed away today. He is a great actor, producer and director.

Hope his soul rest in peace.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Travellogue: Tips for Visiting Scotland.

Having been visited Scotland 3 times in different weather conditions, one in Peak Winter (Christmas time), Start of Spring (April) and Mid Summer (July), I would like to provide my 2 cents of advice for any future visitors.

Point to Note: My trips are all planned from London. As i stay in london.
Travel: Best option to book your tickets is by National Express Bus. If planned well advance, you can get tickets for as cheap as 1 or 5 GBP per head one way.

Stay: Always plan your stay to be based out of Edinburgh. In Edinburgh the B&B/Hotels cost between 30-60 GBP Per person per night. You can search many B&B in this – It depends on the time of your travel (summer/long weekend). I would suggest you to go for Serviced Apartments rather than B&B’s (In case you are family 3-4 or more). Most of the times, you may find Apartments come for much cheaper prices than B&B’s. One of the guys with whom i stayed was Last time i stayed, the Apartment is in Royal Mile (Main Tourist Street - All attractions are in that Street) with my views of St. Giles Cathedral from My Bedroom Windows. It was excellent..

Tours: For Highlands’s tour, Best option, i would prefer is rabbies tour. I would suggest 2-day Tour of LOCH NESS & INVERNESS HIGHLAND. I have been on this in Christmas ’08. It was worth it. You can look out for many other tours by rabbies. But would suggest rabbies only rather than any other, as the tour guide/driver was pretty good and also the tour is very well planned giving us time everywhere and above all this – its 16 member (max) van. So makes difference!!!

In the event that you have only time for a 1 day tour- then any operator should be fine. As the third time i have been to scotland, i booked for 1 day Highlands tour from rabbies. It was OK.
If you have time, Visit Isle of Arran as well. It is good place to visit (Of course in summer). For this you may have to catch a ferry/train from Glasgow). I have not gone to this place, but heard it’s a nice place.

Of course, over all of this, dont miss visiting Scotch Whisky Distilleries as part of your trip. Its worth it. And i would say, Visiting Scotland without getting to know about Scotch Whisky is Only Half-complete. :-)