RYTMUS : A dream from the block

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Rhytms a dream from the block is the documentary by Slovakian director Miro Drobny.As he waited for nearly 8 years to finish this movie,for which in a interview Miro Drobny was asked “why should people go and watch this movie”and for which his answer was;“Some movies have the ability to change peoples lives i hope this movie will be motivational in this way”and exactly those words are true after watching “Rhythms a dream from the block”.

This documentry is based on the real life of a popular european rapper Patrik Vrbovský, better known by  Rytmus,who grew as a roma boy and later in his life he become a sensational rapper in europe.Other than money,expensive cars,fame he was in a deep search,as his past life was full of struggles and discrimination of being a roma boy.Patrick was born to a roma father and a white mother, and as his father left him when he was a child till when Patrick who never meet his biological father,thereafter he grew up with his step father whom his mother married later and came to knw that his father was different at the age of 18.Now before going to the content i just want to describe a little about the roma community,Generally they are used to call as gypsies,who are nomadic as they don’t have a permanent place to stay  as they are considered as a low community and as one of the most hated community in europe,they are extremely talented in art and music and those are inherent for them.Patrick was watching the documentry made by Miro drobny,First partick had to give an DNA test to know where his ancestors are from,he made this decison as he had a lot of obstacles and insults of being a roma guy.The documentry  contains the video of his mother, biological father and his ex girlfriends,patrick gives feedbacks simultaneously  of what he encounterd in those situation.Till finally documentry comes to the result of DNA test that his father line belongs to an Haplogroup genes which is common with the people of india who are so called the untouchables.By the measure of this result it is conformed that his ancestors are from india,Partick who arrived india as exactly he was unable to find his ancestors but  wanted to see his roots and to vist the place where his origin was from,exploring to the slums where the area is reserved for lower caste people in delhi and while patrick spending time with them introducing as he was a singer from a gyspy community who lives in europe and found out his roots where in india,and was very excited that the youths of the community are great in music as like roma,apart from everything he was much worried about that they are facing the same kind of discrimination and struggles similar to that of roma people in europe.When peoples are separated wit caste and other stuff he says “whole planet is for us there is a place for everyone.It shouldn’t be divided”as he consult wit his indian guide about the community he says the India ex president was also from this community and he was not ashamed to say that he is from lower caste,he says they can go up economicaly but not to higher castes as partrick says it is similar in europe if a gyspy is rich he’s still a gyspy.Finally Patrick was very happy that he felt his roots in India.Director miro drobny did an excellent job in exposing the roma connection with india and a man searching for a answer apart from all what he had gained so far,it was an excellent journey and director miro proved the words what he had said in the intreviw as this documentry motivates a lot about the journey of patrick from a roma guy to a sensational rapper.I personally thanked Miro drobny for making an amazing documentry and for gifted me a orginal DVD of the movie as being an indian i was much grateful towards Miro drobny that he made me to realize Romas are from India,so i can have a respect towards them if i got a chance to meet some where in any corner in this world.

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Director MIRO DROBNY

So far Miro drobny give me the permission to screen this movie in public as we are planning to do this event in a big scale planning with director Miro drobny as a chieft guest in chennai if possible.Thank you so much Miro drobny for ur friendship,collaboration,support and the chance u given to me with hope.

Trailer for the documentary 
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European Union Film Festival 2016

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Every year this festival comes with the best package of recent Europeanmovies, which I never miss in Chennai and this packageis screened across India. This festival is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to India, and this time they screened 24 movies from 24 different European countries. Every year the festival concentrates on a particular theme, which for this year was “Coming of Age”. Most films concentrated on common emotional problems happening in families or relationships. Some of them were based on true stories. Indeed, a joy it is to share my views on some of those movies that impressed me a lot.

1) SILENT HEART(Denmark)

Director :Bille August

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Directed by acclaimed Danish director Bille August,the movie “Silent Heart” revolves around the gathering of three generations of a family to say good bye to their sick mother who is suffering with a paralysis. Due to her sufferings, everyone in the family accepts her wish to end her life on her own, but some family conflicts arise day by day regarding her decison.This movie is wonderfully directed by Bille August. He has nicely framed how a woman plans to spend her weekend before the date of death, which she scheduled and the director also brings out her feelings towards family so well. Bille August is the director of much acclaimed movie “Pelle the Conqueror”,  which won the Palme d’Or ,Golden Globe  and  Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988. It is a nice movie to watch.

2)JACK (Germany)

Director :Edward Berger

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Jack, a young boy lives with his mother and a brother, who take care of everything in house. When her mom was out, an unexpected accident happens. While taking care of his brother, he was sent to children’s home where another incident happens because of bullying. Then, he escapes from the children’s home and goes to his house. The house was locked and no key was left in shoe rack as normally used to be. Days pass by as Jack searches for his mother throughout the entire city. Finally, when he finds his mother in his house, he makes a completely different decision, which is the surprise of the movie throughout.

3)WILD DUCK (Greece)

Director : Yannis Sakaridis

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Story of Dimitris,a telecom engineer, who is guilty of making a scandal. In order to clear his head, he chooses to uncover the fault which he made.

4)MOTHER,I LOVE YOU(Latvia)

Director : Janis Nords

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This Latvian movie, which grabbed many international awards revolves around Raimonds, a misunderstood adolescent. He is into a world of trouble and petty crimes. He tries to console his mother,and the ways how she deals with Raimonds’ problems and crimes make “MOTHER,I LOVE YOU”

5)THE GARDEN OF EDEN(Lithuania)

Director : Algimantas Puipa

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This movie is based on the novel Villa Edelweiss written by Janina Survilaite. Set in a future world of Lithuania, rich old people living in a luxurious nursing home includes a customs officer, a professor,and a doctor. A newly appointed nurse encounters the strange behaviours of everyone,and she adopts herself to their own imaginary world. Garden of Eden clearly focuses on the emotions of old aged people in their lonely life.

6)DEAD MAN TALKING (Belgium)

Director : Patrick Ridremont

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The movie was recommended by the festival organisers as the best movie in the package. And indeed, it is very much true. William, a middle- aged man is sentenced to death for a murder and he is soon to be executed. As William is asked if he wishes to say something before he dies,William starts telling the story of his life up to the time allotted for execution. This makes the execution delayed to next day and as per the law,he keeps on doing the same thing for some days. His death Sentence is made as a TV program. This movie revolves around how his death is made as a game for a mayor election.

7)SIMSHAR(Malta)

Director : Rebecca Cremona

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First of all, it was a surprisefor me to see a film from Malta. Even some audience were not familiar with the name of the country. But when the film ended, there was a roaring applause in the theatre. This movie is based on a real event of simshar tragedy. A fishing vessel departs with four people: Simon, his son Theo and a Somalian man, Moussa.The vessel gets wrecked in a fire incident in the middle of the sea. Theo was travelling for the first time in the fishing boat along with his father. The movie shows the struggle of those four trying to save their lives in the deep sea. Simon is the sole survivor and his son Theo’s body was not found. The movie simultaneously travels with the struggles of African refugees,who were rescued from a boat. This is a beautiful movie from a woman director Rebecca Cremona. This movie is the first Maltaofficial entry to Oscar and at the end this film was dedicated to the people, who are trying to cross the MediterraneanSea.

8)ADMIRAL(Netherland)

Director : Roel Reiné

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Based on a true story of Michiel de Ruyther, who led the Dutch fleet whileNetherlands was attacked by England and other countries. This film shows the one man intelligence and boldness of Michiel, the only one who led the country’s strongest weapon “The Dutch fleet”

9)JACK(Austria)

Director : Elisabeth Scharang

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True story of a serial killer Jack Unterweger, who was in prison for 15 years for his crimes. Through his poem written from jail, he became very popular outside the prison. After his release as a highly respected poet, he was again suspected for a murder. Please watch this movie to know the suspense.

10)BOGOWIE(Poland)

Director : Lukasz Palkowski

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Click here or the photo for my detailed review about this movie as the movie is based on a real story of a surgeon zbigner religo who made the country first heart transplant

11)RYTMUS A Dream from the Block(Slovakia)

Director : Miro Drobný

 

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I was supposed to write a detailed review of this documentary directed by Miro Drobny. This is the best movie and I was deeply impressed in this package based on the interviews of a famous pop singer Rythms. Being a member of a gypsy community, he narrates his struggles and discrimination. Apart from fame, name and money, he was in a deep search to know, where he is basically from. Please stay patient for the detailed review since a paragraph is not enough to describe.

 

12)URBAN FAMILY(Finland)

Director : Oskari Sipola

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It is an excellent musical movie with a most sensitive issue of every adolescent in Western countries searchingfor their biological parents.Urban Family is based on a boy who desires to live with his biological mother after the boy was given in adoption 16 years ago.

 

BOGOWIE(God’s)

humans-of-world-powerful-portrait-photography-17__880Bogowie one of the best Poland movie made in recent years,Bogowie a movie based on a real story about a cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa,who conducted the first heart transplantation in poland,as the heart is consider to be a holy and relic thing in that country,despite all his struggles,failures and lack of support he leds a best doctor team on his own and succesfuly made heart transplantation possible in poland and saved a lot of peoples lives on his own risk,one of the best part where i was impressed in this movie is the scene where doctor Religa asking first heart for his opertaion from a parents who lost their son,as the dialog follows “You are the first mother in poland to be asked such a question by a doctor”,and she accepts to dontate by saying “his heart may be alive in someone else”,the word Bogowie is meant to be GODS in polish language,directed by Lukasz Palkowski,cinematography by Piotr Sobocinski Jr(son of acclaimed cinematographer Piotr Sobocinski one who did cinematorghy for Krzysztof Kieslowski “Three Colors: Red”)music by Bartosz Chajdecki.

This movie ends with a real photo of doctor Religa watching his patient’s vital signs after a 23 hour heart transplant operation which got best picture award of 1987 by National Geographic Magazine,


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Thanks to Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation and European union film festival for bringing this movie to Chennai

 

 

The Illusionist

images.jpgThe Illusionist” French-Scottish animated film which was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film in the 83rd Academy Awards directed by Sylvain Chome based on the unproduced script by Jacques Tati(director of “Mon Oncle“),which is belived that the script which was written as a personal letter to his eldest daughter,This movie is a beautiful tale about a struggling magician encounters with a young girl through his tricks in a remote village where magican was appointed to perform in a local pub,once he leaves after his contract she belived that he has a supernatural power with him and she also left from the village,magician was shocked while he saw that lady come and sit infront of him in the ship and both moves to Edinburgh capital city of Scotland,this movie narrates a beautiful relation between the magician and the young lady,that relation is not a thing we used to imagine but it was an different kind,watch this movie to feel that,scenes are expressed mostly without dialogues,and really a different experience for me to watch this animated movie and hope you guys too,each frames looks like a beautiful painting great work by Sylvain Chome & Team which was dedicated to author Tati’s own daughter

The Man Who Knew Infinity

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The Man Who Knew Infinity such a brilliant biopic movie centres the unknown struggle of a indian mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan to prove his Mathematical analysis,Twinned with the emotion and sentimental struggles and the good bonding between his mentor GH Hardy while his reserch in Trinity cambridge all away from madras,this film take us to the journey of a extraordinary determination of a tamil guy from a ordinary cleark to the Fellowship of Trinity College,Cambridge.Thank you so much director Matthew Brown and Robert Kanigel (the writer of the book in the same name)for Showcasing the amazing talent and life of an indian mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan to the whole world through this movie,great portrayal by Dev Patel as Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons as G. H. Hardy,must watch film for every indians

A Journey to an unknown land

 

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Travel always explore me to a another side of life,it introduce me to with new cultures,new peoples and different stories,this is my article published in a travel website Hoboist,about my travel experience in cambodia,my first and solo travel to a foreign land,left with lot of experience and learnings,this article takes you to my strange journey in cambodia landed there with low budget and no dollars but only with determination ,Thank you so much Hoboist for publishing and Anil mathew for made this article possible

http://www.hoboist.com/backpacked-25k-cambodia-and-malaysia

 

PROJECT SEMICOLON ;

“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.” 

Project Semicolon is a faith based movement founded by Amy Bleuel dedicated to present hope and love to those who are struggling with depression,suicide and to raise mental health awarness,semicolon a mark that author uses to end their sentence,but chose not to,the author is you and the sentence is your life.In simple words it indicates to continue life rather than end,a semicolon is a pause,but not a stop,like mental illness and depression are not an end to our story;Life is to be continued,
it has to move on,more to explore and more to experience,and 
this project will lead open discussion about mental illness,and promotes depression victims to chose life,such an impressive campaign about mental health.

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To mark my 25th birthday i put a permanent tattoo of semicolon in my wrist to support Project Semicolon Inc

STAY STRONG;
LOVE ENDLESSLY;
CHANGE LIVES;
http://www.projectsemicolon.com/

Chennai Travelogue by Jono Lewis

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Jono lewis from new zealand my first forgien guest through Couchsurfing,one who stayed with me in my place for nearly 3 days,and it was really a amazing expeirence along with Jono,to describe about him he was man with full of wanderlust,when i gone through his profile in couchsurfing,he mentioned a sentence that he sold everything to travel,this made me so impresed and i was so excited to meet jono,this article describe about his experience in chennai ,his words gives us a different aspect about our land and culture from a from a foreigner point of view

My first day in India

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‘MY PRISON YARD’

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Spanish movie ‘MY PRISON YARD‘,story of Isa and her friends in the women prison arrested for the different crimes,incapable of adapting to life outside prison,with the help of Adela a prison warden who conduct acting workshop and creates a theater group inside the prison,that will give them the strength to face the hard luck with which they came into the new world,awesome movie documents the real world of westren prison and the mind-set of the prisoners.Directed by Belen Macias,performed by well trained actors,mainly the role Isa was played by the great spanish actress Veronica Echegui,and Candela Pena also acted in the movie as an prison offical

The Tree of Life

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“The nuns taught us there were two ways through life,the way of nature and the way of grace.You have to choose which one you’ll follow”,For a change Im sharing the fell of one of my fav movie”THE TREE OF LIFE” watched long back,but its such an magnificent movie by director Terrence Malick which grabbed the Palme d’Or award at the 64th Cannes Film Festival,the movie was narrated with the childhood memories of an mid aged man circles with the nature of the universe which entangles the human emotions of joy,love,hate and hope and I am really gifted for watching this movie in an big screen at 16th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2011),enjoyed the swirl of images by Emmanuel Lubezki Cinematography,and with the wonderful music by one of my Favorite composer Alexandre Desplat,Im so happy after some years both of favorites who worked in the movie grapped Academy award after this movie,Emmanuel Lubezki for “Gravitiy” and “Birdman” and Alexandre Desplat for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”