Sunday, July 29, 2012

Review - Chithiram Pesuthadi (2006)


Naren and Bhavana in 'Chithiram Pesuthadi'


As we await the release of ‘Mugamoodi’ next month, I decided to take a walk down memory lane.. 


Mysskin made his directorial debut with this gem of a movie. Mysskin’s movies have always focused on social issues and this one started that trend.

Thiru (Narain) is a jobless young man, forced off his studies at an early age due to the death of his father. A chance encounter wherein he saves a local gangster’s son from rivals makes him a hired muscle for the local gang. With his new found income, Thiru supports his sister’s school education.


The inevitable soon happens and Thiru meets Charu (Bhavana). In Tamil movies, it is usually love at first sight or the protagonists can’t stand the sight of each other, before falling for each other. This movie takes the latter route. Charu’s father approves the match and the couple are officially engaged.


Tragedy follows soon after as Charu catches Thiru being arrested near a brothel. Charu’s father commits suicide shortly. Charu’s uncle tries his best to get her settled in life. To complicate things, Thiru’s boss wants to get Charu married to his son.
  Gana Ulaganathan and Malavika in  'Vaazha Meenu'
Mysskin also gets an excellent BGM from Sundar C Babu. The songs are OK with ‘Vaazha Meenu’ being the standout. The song is a chartbuster and had significant part in the movie’s success. Mahesh Muthuswamy has done some excellent cinematography for this movie as well.

The acting is good, but not extraordinary. Narain and Bhavana play their parts nicely. The supporting cast is adequate as well.
Mysskin with Narain and Bhavana
The real hero of the movie is Mysskin. There is a twist near the climax that is neat and very realistic. All credits to Mysskin for crafting such a superb script.

Highly recommended to fans of Mysskin and readers who would love to see a well scripted movie that does not take its audience’s intelligence for granted.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Handmade Paper Flower Tutorial

Take a square paper

Fold it in half

Fold it left-right

Fold the paper again as shown

Draw the design

Cut the lines 

 Unfold the paper



No Punch Paper Flower
Cut different sizes of flowers and glue the flowers one by one at the center.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mother Teresa - Life

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Semiya Kichadi


Semiya Kichadi

Ingredients:

Vermicelli – 1 cup
Onion – 1(chopped)
Tomato – 1 (chopped)
Green chili – 2 (chopped)
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Curry leaves – 5-7
Water – 1.5 cups
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin - ½ tsp
Channa dal – ½ tsp
Urad dal - ½ tsp
Oil – 2tsp
Lemon juice
Salt to taste
Cilantro
Semiya Kichadi
Kichadi

Method:

  • Dry roast the vermicelli in a pan until it turns golden brown and keep it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Crack the mustard seeds and add chana dal, urad dal, cumin and curry leaves and fry for a minute.
  • Add onions and saute for few minutes until it turns transparent.
  • Add turmeric, green chili and chopped tomatoes and saute it for another 5 minutes.
  • Add water and salt.
  • When the water starts boil, add the roasted vermicelli and cook until the semiya gets dried and cooked.
  • Add lemon juice and mix it well.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Handmade Halloween Papercraft / Decor Tutorial

Take a square paper

Fold it in half

Fold it left-right

Fold the paper again as shown

Cut off the top portion


Draw the design

Cut the lines and unfold the paper



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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sundal / Chick peas Kulambu

Sundal / Chick peas Kulambu

Ingredients:

Black/white sundal (chick peas) – 1 cup
Mustard – ½ tsp
Urad dal – ½ tsp
Onion – 2 (finely chopped)
Garlic cloves – 2 (chopped)
Tomatoes – 2 (finely chopped)
Green chili – 1 (chopped)
Tamarind extract – ½ cup
Chili powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder – 11/2 tsp
Coconut milk- 1 cup
Curry leaves – 5-7
Cilantro to garnish
Oil- 3 tsp
Salt to taste
Sundal / Chick peas Kulambu


Method:

  • Soak the sundal overnight and pressure cook it with salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Crack mustard, add urad dal and curry leaves and sauté.
  • Add the chopped onion, garlic and green chili. Saute it  till onion is slightly brown.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and sauté it till the tomatoes becomes mushy.
  • Add chili powder, coriander powder and salt. Saute it for a minute.
  • Add tamarind extract and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the coconut milk, sundal and 1 cup of water.
  • Cover it with a lid and cook it in medium flames till oil separates
  • Garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve hot with rice, idli, dosa.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Beans Poriyal Recipe

Easy Beans Poriyal / Stir  fry recipe


Ingredients:

Beans: 2 cups (finely chopped)
Shredded coconut: ½ cup
Sambar powder: ½ tsp.
Mustard: 1 tsp.
Dried red chili: 2- 3
Urad dal: 1tsp.
Cumin: 1/2tsp.
Oil for tempering
Salt to taste

Method:  

  • Heat oil in a pan; add mustard and wait until the seeds pop.
  • Add urad dal, cumin and red chili and stir it for about a minute.
  • Add the boiled beans, sambar powder and salt and sprinkle some water.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook till the beans are done.
  • Finally add the  shredded  coconut and stir for a minute.
  • Serve with rice.                  
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

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