Saturday, 31 May 2014

Film Review- Yamirruka Bhayamey....(YIB)

I am venturing out on a review in verses
review of a regional movie
review of a Tamil movie
on ghosts and the supernatural
Yamirruka bhayamey..."when I am here
there's nothing but fear!"

We have heard of the famous
 horror films, filled with suspense
thrill and fear...
Hitchcock & Dracula films, omen, exorcist..
Indian ones of Ramsay brothers
classics like Madhumathi & Bhargavi nilayam..

Of late however,ennui has set in
"So what's new?"is the question
in the  viewers'mind  with
neither the visuals or the strange sounds
failing to impact them

instead of fear, it is a chuckle
that escapes the viewers..
any suspense lost amidst
cat calls from the audience
horror movies in fact  have
turned out to be comedies!

But YIB surprises
it starts of as a comedy
nobody is taken seriously
no famous actor playing
the hero,heroine or support cast

moving from beginning in smooth
 everyday comic situations
there's of course oomph & some glamour
through the two girls who give company
to hero & friends in a long abandoned villa..

suddenly we are shook up
from slumber by unexpected
twists and turns
from light hearted to suspense
from comedy to fear...
and not viceversa!

YIB impressed...
I must confess
and I will now look out
for work of the director, Deekay
4 out of 5 is a just and fair rating
for this novel ghost movie
that could be a trend setter!

Thursday, 29 May 2014


We see it happen
many times.. when
something good, overdone
loses sheen..

so one who cracks jokes
easily & effortlessly
can become a nuisance, an embarrassment..
when he can't hold back
a joke at a funeral
that worked very well
during a wedding bash!

one who sang so well at a party
turns out to be irritating now
no one can coverse with her, as
 she is humming along
all the time, self absorbed
oblivious of all else- people or things...

A person with a gift of the gab
is admired for ability to speak out freely
while many others fret & fume
unable to express...
yet when his "calling a spade a spade"
begins hurting people frequently
admiration turns to disillusionment...

For strength to remain a strength
a fine balance so much essential
for it is said that even "amrit"
in excess turns poison...


Thursday, 22 May 2014

East or West RML is the Best!

           I say 'hello' on the phone -if 
           do not get the return hello
            most of the times
           how then will I know
           that I have been heard ?

            even if being heard
           wouldn't any one stop talking?
           if no return hello is forthcoming
           for a long time.. It's the same with creativity......

           In RML  the hellos from many
           gets your juices surging
           if  from no other, rest assured
           the fairy, the guardian angel will respond-
           to you, me,  everyone!

           In a century, when no time for hello
           even from spouses, siblings,
           children or parents
           RML beckons like, an oasis
           a haven in a hapless world
           which is why for many, it's home sweet home
           a home away from home.

         Yes, for sharing thoughts, for a pat & a chat
         east or west
         RML is the best!

Please Note:- is a hobby site (network) for literature lovers from around the world. It provides an opportunity for amateurs to publish their work (poetry, limericks, short stories, essays & articles), invite comments / feedback and get recognized. It also provides an opportunity to network with like minded people who share your passion of writing.....
reference made in the poem to the'Guardian angel' is paddy who not only writes in the blog but keeps it running with administrative support from her son, etentacles.

            Toddler turns Two

Two years!  -  A wonderful landmark
Two years of joy, creativity
Two years of opportunity
support to many-
to blossom, make friends
leave a mark

Greetings to the B'day babe!
Salutations to the parents!
It's celebrations time..
joyous time for us all
the creators, the created
and all those who visit the home
the home away from home!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

When you look at it....

When you look at it ...
it is so easy to misunderstand
relationships built painstaikingly
over the years
can break on a single instance

Friends can turn in to foes
close relatives enemies
understanding turn into misunderstanding
in seconds... so fragile
are our relationships

Yet eons ago Lakshman
on Bharat, approaching the forest
accompanied by the army
accused him of treachery-
one not satisfied with the banishment
wanted to kill & snuff out
any claimant, once for all

But Ram chided him
for harbouring such thoughts
of a noble brother
agitated Lakshman asked Ram
to compare him, Lakshman to Bharat

If I were to ask you, said Ram
to jump in to the fire
"Why Bhaiyya, what wrong did I do" you'd ask
but Bharat would simply
in the very moment
jump in to the fire!

Yes, today easy has it become
to misunderstand...
inspired by the legends
we can perhaps, pause a little
and be kinder before
assigning motives negative
to friends,relatives,loved ones
as  more closer the relationship
the more harsher are we on them

Yes, when you look at it
it is easy to misunderstand.....