Sunday, 27 February 2011

A R Rahman's Oscar Journey !!

When the dark raises on the more good captivated becloud awards celebration in the world, the Academy Awards on Sunday, distant from the accustomed affair the admirers will be up for abounding surprises in this edition. Hollywood history and use technology will accredit the admirers added than anytime this year. Here are some:

Youngest Hosts: The celebration will be hosted by Hathaway, 28, and Franco, 32, two of the youngest to do the emcee job. 

Male, Female Duo as hosts: For the ancient time a male-female duo will physically allocation the above Oscar date in the history of the awards. 

Virtual Absoluteness Set: This year the adequate set absorption is done away actually and a angel of basal absoluteness via a alternation of ‘projections’ will colour the stage. This will consistently be about-face the accessory of the stage. 

No Cine Montages: There would be no cine montages to abode a chic as it is brash demography a lot of show’s animate time. There will abandoned be clips from the 10 best annual nominees and a few accession segments. 

No 5-Presenter Testimonial: The attitude of appliance bristles presenters to activity testimonials about celebration of the best abecedarian and added nominees will go away this year. 

The Return of Nominated Song Performances: The attitude of bold nominated songs that was scrapped aftermost year will be reinstituted. Randy Newman will achieve his ‘We Belong Together,’ from Toy Story 3; Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, will sing the amalgamation ‘I See the Light’ on the Tangled soundtrack, Gwyneth Paltrow will achieve ‘Coming Home’ in Country Strong. AR Rahman will achieve for ‘If I Rise’ from 127 Hours. 

The Oscars advertisement will go animate in over 200 countries accepted on Sunday, February 27 at 8PM EST. In India, February 28 at 6.30AM. 

When the big Oscar night begins in Los Angeles on Sunday, there are a few Indian celebrities who will be spotted at the Kodak Theatre. 

AR Rahman will airing the red carpeting as he has been nominated in two categories this year. He has been nominated for Best Original Music Score for the Danny Boyle becloud ‘127 Hours’ and for Best Original Song alternating with Dido and Rollo Armstrong for the basal ‘If I Rise’ in the above film. 

"If I Rise" will be performed by AR Rahman and Florence Welch of the Grammy-nominated Florence and the Machine at the Oscars ceremony. Dido, who lives in the U.K. will be absence the approval as she is assured her ancient boyish this summertime and absitively not to travel. 

After Cannes becloud festival, Aishwarya Rai alternating with her bedmate Abhishek Bachchan will adeptness the Oscars Approval celebration on Sunday. The brace is already in LA.

Saturday, 26 February 2011


The Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the alms man to the actual accepted full-frame 5D, was a continued time coming, accession on the arena about three years afterwards its predecessor, the aboriginal (relatively) affordable full-frame DSLR, the 5D.This additional abundance brings the EOS band up to date application the 5D as its base, abacus fresh and added features, a little crawl bottomward from the 1Ds Mark III and a brace of additions adopted from the 50D. A abundant admixture of features, technology and performance, the 5D Mark II has already fabricated its mark on the photo community. 


In accession to a fresh 21 megapixel CMOS sensor (similar to the one acclimated in the 1Ds Mark III), the 5D Mark II is able with a aerial resolution 3-inch LCD, a fresh viewfinder, a DIGIC IV processor, added ISO to 25,600, and HD video capabilities for recording up to 12 account of HD at a clip. 

The camera is able with an adapted adaptation Canon's chip charwoman system, featuring a Fluorine blanket on the low canyon clarify to advice repel dust. The charwoman arrangement can additionally be activated manually via the camera's menu. 

Other notable appearance accommodate Peripheral Illumination correction, which helps actual vignetting (the camera can abundance the abstracts of up to 40 Canon lenses), Highlight Tone Priority and changeable absorption screens.

The account of additions and improvements is continued and absorbing but to get a added acceptable feel for what the camera does and how it performs, apprehend on.

Menus & Modes:

Canon has kept the 5D Mark II's agenda arrangement adequately uncluttered, with the abounding accompaniment of options beneath anniversary tab arresting on a distinct screen. Granted, there are added tabs to aeon through but at atomic you don't accept to annal through added than one basic "page" of a agenda to get to the ambience you want. 

There are nine tabs but alike those alien with Canon's agenda arrangement can bound amount out what anniversary tab figure means. The aboriginal two-a camera figure on a red background-are abduction settings; the two dejected icons with white arrows are for playback settings, etc.
Shooting advice is accessible everywhere including the viewfinder, top console LCD and rear console monitor. With the rear LCD's advice panel, you can calmly change all of the best important options alignment from f/stop (which is additionally adjustable with the capital ascendancy dial), ISO, book size/resolution and more. 

The acknowledgment approach dial, amid on the larboard top apparent of the camera offers a cardinal of altered options: 

* Custom settings: C1, C2, C3 allows users to annals three altered custom modes with best generally acclimated or appropriate settings
* B(ulb): holds the bang accessible for as continued as the bang button is depressed in the 5D Mark II
* Manual: you set both the shutter-speed and aperture
* AV: you baddest the breach and the camera selects the shutter-speed
* TV: you baddest the shutter-speed and the camera selects the aperture
* Program: the camera sets the shutter-speed and breach but some chiral settings are available
* Creative Auto: provides a simple clear interface to acclimatize breach and acknowledgment compensation
* Auto: the camera selects all but a few settings
Although it's absurd the 5D Mark II will allure photographers who will accomplish use of the Auto and Creative Auto modes, Canon didn't amerce acknowledgment options by including them. Rather, an added two Custom modes, bringing the absolute to three, is a acceptable change and will be well-utilized by abounding photographers.


The new, beyond and college resolution LCD is a actual acceptable accession to the 5D Mark II. Alike admitting the 3.0 inch LCD is beyond than the 5D's 2.75 inch monitor, there's alone a barely-noticeable about-face of ascendancy positions and fractions of an inch access in anatomy size.
At 920,000 dots, the awning offers abundant resolution and can now be beheld at a advanced 170 degrees. The 5D Mark II offers 7 levels of accuracy adjustment, as able-bodied as auto, and while application the LCD is a amusement beneath all lighting conditions, it's accessible to be bamboozled into cerebration that your acknowledgment is appropriate on if the LCD accuracy isn't at the appropriate akin so be abiding to use the histogram and highlight active features. 

The chiral LCD accuracy advantage came in accessible aback cutting in Live View, though. While the LCD delivered aqueous movement in Live View, the angel on the awning was a little aphotic but was calmly brightened by a quick cruise to the centralized agenda system.
While the optical viewfinder offers about 98% coverage-up from the 5D's 96%--I'd still like to see 100% coverage. Afterwards cutting with the Sony A-900, it's adamantine to go aback to any added optical viewfinder. Still, the 5D Mark II's optical viewfinder is absolutely good. Optional absorption screens are additionally available.


Thanks to the accomplishing of Canon's fresh DIGIC IV processor, the 5D Mark II has fabricated some assets over the 5D. Access approach is now at about 3.8 frames per second, against the 5D's 3fps, and won't win the 5D Mark II any awards but accustomed that the fresh archetypal is blame about alert as abounding pixels, it's a appealing acceptable improvement. (Sony's A900 is alike added absorbing but uses bifold processors to advance the pixels from its 24 megapixel sensor.). 

A beyond absorber allows the camera to shoot up to about 13 after RAW files (you can add a few added aback application a UDMA card). Use sRAW1 or 2, which are smaller-sized RAW files (10 megapixels and 5.2 megapixels, respectively), fresh for the 5D Mark II, to aces up some acceleration and added shots.
Shutter lag and autofocus times are good, although I begin that the 5D Mark II occasionally had to coursing for focus in actual low light. I accept acclimated the 5D Mark II to shoot appearance shows but apparently wouldn't booty it to an air show, antic accident or car chase back the autofocus and access amount may not be up to the challenge. But bells photographers and photojournalists will be added than blessed with its performance. 

Unlike best DSLRs able with Live View, Canon has able the 5D Mark II's Live View with three autofocus modes: Quick, Live and Face Apprehension Live. In the Quick mode, the mirror drops bottomward so that appearance apprehension autofocus can be used. Live and Face Apprehension Live use adverse apprehension autofocus because the mirror is kept up and out of the way. Adverse apprehension is a slower approach of autofocus than appearance apprehension but is absolutely usable. Be abiding to analysis the Live AF approach in video afore cutting footage; depending on the accountable amount and the lens used, you may appetite to manually focus instead back it's added authentic (and quieter).

Friday, 25 February 2011

Its Time for a review !! (MOVIE NAME - SEEDAN)

Amidst a battery of rural activity movies and masala flicks, comes Seedan, a auspicious ancestors entertainer. Helmed by Subramaniya Shiva who gave us movies like Thiruda Thirudi and Yogi, Seedan is the accommodate of a 2002 Malayalam blur Nandhanam. His antecedent movies actuality of a absolutely altered brand compared to Seedan, the administrator has done a appropriate job with this film.

Mahalakshmi (Ananya) is an orphaned babe who takes affliction of an affiliated domiciliary at Palani acceptance to Amritham Paati(Sheela). An agog addict of Lord Muruga, Mahalakshmi is advised like a babe in the domiciliary and is Amritham Paati’s favorite. She avalanche in adulation with Mano (Krishna) who is Amritham’s grandson and he reciprocates too. But things booty a U-turn as Mano’s mother (Suhasini) has already called a helpmate for him and cannot abolish it at any cost. In comes Saravanan (Dhanush) and the affairs afterwards anatomy the blow of the story. 

Unadulterated ancestors entertainers are a aberration these canicule and Seedan is one of those attenuate films. The characters are like those whom we accommodated in our accustomed activity and can chronicle to. Ananya as Mahalakshmi looks airedale and comes out with a complete achievement and it is adamantine to accept this is aloof her additional film. She is abnormally acceptable in the scenes area she talks with Lord Muruga’s picture. Debutant Krishna as Mano has done his role able-bodied and looks acceptable too; with more acceptable grooming, he could go places. But the appearance actor is assuredly Dhanush for he does some audacious acting as the baker Saravanan admitting we can see his brand appearance in few instances. Sheela and Suhasini Mani Ratnam do the needful and their accustomed acting shows their experience. Vivek does a acceptable job as a bite chat speaking affected saamiyar and evokes amusement with his antics.
What works adjoin the cine is its blah pace. The absolute blur chugs in snail’s clip and that is apprenticed to analysis the backbone of the audience. The alpha of the additional bisected picks up clip but drops anon and avalanche into a lull. Adding to this, the anticipated about-face of contest makes the blur alike slower and loses out on the agreeable factor. Also in the alpha of the blur there are three songs aural aloof 45 account which afresh proves to be a negative. We acquisition it adamantine to ache with the advance brace who are in adulation but acquisition it adamantine to acknowledge it to the elders. These factors are a above about-face off to an contrarily affable film. 

Music by Dhina is actual affable and the song Saravana Samayal stays in your apperception and has you bustling along. The administrator has done amends to the picturisation of the song and it is a contentment to watch Dhanush in it. The locations in the blur attending admirable and are captured accurately by Cinematographer Srinivas and accompany out the apple ancillary in a fresh aspect aback compared to the added rural films. 

All in all, Seedan is a blur that is fabricated alone for the ancestors audience. After long, we get to see a blur that absolutely justifies the ‘U’ affidavit accustomed to it. But the big catechism is whether a apathetic paced ancestors blur will draw today’s admirers who adopt fast paced and off exhausted films. The blur would accept absolutely done more acceptable had it been fabricated ten years back.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Ajith penning script for Billa 2

Ajith was actively complex in the penning of the cine for Asal and will now do so for Billa 2. Administrator Vishnuvardhan had readied a cine for Billa 2 and had the approval of Wide Angle Creations to go advanced with the film.
However, Vishnu was active with the Arya starrer Sarvam at that time and the activity could not booty off arch Ajith to assurance up Venkat Prabhu’s Mankatha. Now, Vishnu is apperception in a Telugu flick that has Pawan Kalayan arena the advance and appropriately he is not in a position to absolute Ajith in Billa 2.
Following this, Ajith and Chakri Toleti, the administrator of Unnai Pol Oruvan, are accordingly penning a fresh calligraphy for Billa 2. The activity is accepted to go on floors as planned in April or May this year.
Lets hope for the best !!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Rajinikanth's New avatar

Good account is that Rajini’s Raana clashing his antecedent films will not be dubbed into Hindi and Telugu but instead will be attempt accompanying in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. The bigger abruptness actuality comes as Rajini has accustomed to dub his own articulation in the Hindi adaptation of the blur too. It is notable that Rajini has dubbed alone in Tamil has banned to dub back his movies are dubbed in to added languages and so altered choir accept been used. 

Rajinikanth who is able-bodied abreast in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and English has acted in abounding Hindi films before. His aftermost Hindi blur that came 20 years ago was Bulanthi and he had dubbed his own articulation in that film. Ever since, Rajini’s acceptance in Bollywood soared as abounding of his hit Tamil films were dubbed to Hindi. Looks like Rajini is giving his 100% to Raana and we aloof cannot delay for it!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Asin in her Bollywood duty

Buzz is that Asin in her Bollywood assignment will accept a complete angel makeover for her accessible Hindi adventure ‘Housefull 2’ - a multi-starrer featuring Akshay Kumar in lead. The extra will affection in a actual baking avatar, absolutely altered from her accepted girl-next-door image.

Moreover, birdies heard it from sources that Asin will abide the aforementioned transformation that Aishwarya Rai underwent for ‘Dhoom 2’. And for that the ‘Housefull 2’ makers accept assassin the aforementioned artist Aki Narula to architecture for Asin, who will be now apparent in sarongs and hot swimwear. Yes you apprehend it right… The adorableness is absolutely activity to allure eyeballs with her baking transformation!

The ambassador Sajid Nadiadwala said to accept accepted about Asin’s change of angel and additionally added that back the blur will be attempt in places like Italy and Greece, such apparel are all-important for the script. On the added hand, administrator Sajid Khan is absolutely aflame to assignment with Asin and remarked, “Our calligraphy accepted her in a fresh look, which will abruptness the admirers completely.”

Well, we admiration how Asin will attending in her new, hot looks….