Went for the movie Alexander(Tamil dubbed) – Friday night show. I liked the movie, though my friends didn’t like it. One of them didn’t like it b’cos we watched the Tamil version( tried convince him, that even Alexander wud not have spoken English..but of no use). But, there was a white couple – (we can safely bet they wont know Tamil ) watching the movie 🙂
I catagorise this movie on the lines of Gladiator and Troy, though they have different storyline. There wasn’t much emotional/sentimental touch in Alexander compared to those movies. There was clap in the theater, when Alexander was being shot down in India :)..Also, the Indian abridged version of the movie, gives a false impression that Alexander died due to the battle in India… 🙁
Went for 200km round trip in Bike with Somu on Sunday. First went to Tiruttani Murugan temple, then went to Kanchipuram Yegambaranathar ( Siva ) temple in Kanchipuram. Somehow, I missed this temple when I went there last time. Here Siva represent the EARTH, one of the five Elements -Earth, Water,Sky,Fire and Air. Great old temple…Had a nice time there. There was a cat ( opp the size of Garfield ) in the steps of pond, trying to catch the fishes in the water. It made many attempts; we didn’t see it catching even a single fish after one hour…poor cat…
In Tiruttani Murugan temple, there were so many monkeys happily ragging the visitors and grabbing the bananas et., al, from them. I remembered the following scene from the movie Alexander:
When Alexander and co. comes to India, first time they see monkeys and get amused by them and then goes the dialog – Here it’s difficult to differentiate between these monkeys and the humans …hmmm…
ok…have a nice day…
Boy : …he is the biggest man I have ever seen. I wouldn’t want to fight him.
Achilles : That’s why no one will remember your name.
– Dialog from the movie “Troy”