Sunday, December 26, 2010

Shaastra 2010 Design

A showcase of some of the posters and other works of Design Team, Shaastra 2010 -

You can use it as a wallpaper on widescreen :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

No one is Legend !

If you are going to read this post, beware!
Certified - A
not for cowards, definitely.

Let me narrate you something that had happened in my past -

When I was in my VIII standard, I had to go to Delhi urgently; me & my Grandpa boarded the Rajdhani express. During our forward journey, there were so-called "devotees of God" who didnt care to give place to even my grandpa though there was some room, enough to accommodate one person was possible. They even used abusive language leave alone giving room. These theists who did not care to help an old man were headed to Tirupathi to seek the blessings of God. On our return journey, our coach was filled with Military men and they kindly helped both of us. One of them with whom I chatted for a long time, told me -
"Believe in yourself rather than in non-existent things like God. You will know what life is"
It was this very moment that I started thinking about the harsh realities in life.

Well, I do not claim that this is the incident that changed my life or something so emotional; however, it did have an impact on me and it was then that I started the habit of practical thinking.

There was once a huge traffic jam in nellore, my home town and nearly every vehicle in the vicinity of human eye was blocked. There was an ambulance which apparently needed to rush to the hospital to save a patient`s life and it was not in a position to move even an inch forward. The helpless driver and the patient`s relatives got down and literally begged for the clearance of blockage and guess what? The blockage was caused by a group of dancing people who brought their "GOD" onto the streets! Apart from this shit, their drum beats caused enough noise pollution to break the drums inside my ears.

Police entered the zone after a while and they gave up saying that they cannot interfere in "holy" issues. It was all cleared after nearly 2 hours and God knows the condition of the patient.

Some people say "mokku" I do not know the english version of this word. "If I get in top 10 in the exam, I will break 100 coconuts for you" - saying things like that is utter bullshit.
If you want to get placed in top 10, work your ass off. How can someone you never saw, you never know help you with that?! It is all in your hands. There are only 2 ways -
1. Work and succeed
2. Ignore and fail.
God doesnt care and let me tell you, he also cannot bear the tsunami of breaking 100 coconuts at once. One is more than enough.

It is your life after all, so lead it the way you want. If you let others like say "God" to enter it, you are not only spoiling your privacy but at the same time, you are accepting that you are a coward. Be a man! Wake up.
People only wear an Ayyappa costume because they are afraid of the consequences of their misdeeds and hope to seek mercy from God; & the worst part is - They feel that there is someone hearing their prayers and forgiving them while the fact always remains that this "someone" is non-existent, imaginary, hypothetical. Poor Bakthas.

People seek the blessings of God for whatever they do/going to do. Let me enlighten you - God doesnt give a fuck of what you do. Take blessings from your parents. No one else on this planet will wish for your good more than your parents.

If we come to swamijis, whoever believes in Puttaparthi Saibaba`s magic deeds, he is an ^$&*$. "He" here refers to both the performer and the audience. One day, he said that he would showcase himself to this world by making his face appear on the moon which drew huge crowds. Later that evening, he packed the idea saying that the "holy" day went cloudy and the moon may not be visible properly. What crap is that?
& Regarding the other swamijis in a similar profession, all I can say is - they are Jaffanandas.

I dont mind people worshiping God as long as it doesnt trouble others.
You may question - who the hell are you to say this?
Well, I am just this common man who gets disturbed by your act of worship.

See a god in your parents. See a god in your siblings; your teachers; in society; in talented people;
but dont see a god in GOD!

You can worship god to get peace of mind; but not at the cost of disturbing others` peace of mind!
Mind it!
@whoever feels this is crap - You know what? I cant see ignorance but I can sense it; Right now in fact!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My first Car model in 3d studio Max !

Finally I am able to render a car in 3ds max!
& here it goes...


Softwares used : 3d Studio Max 2009, Photoshop CS5
Render engine : Mental Ray
Time : 2 days

Monday, December 6, 2010

NKWTD again !

The author is again in NKWTD (Not Knowing What To Do) state, he rendered an image out of the situation itself.

Time : 30 minutes
Software : Cinema 4D, photoshop CS5

How many of you are in the same state now ?!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I`m watching Rakth charitra daily !

RGV strikes back ! 
After people spatting on him and his recent movies, our hero did not care. He came back with a movie which can be categorized into the "extra-ordinary" zone. 
Raktha Charitra

Firstly, this is a movie where you can hardly find anyone with poor acting performance. Rich screenplay and amazing music, forms the other striking features of RC. He breaks the conventional mode of showing the movie title at the beginning. There is an awesome 20 min clip before the actual title appears and the way he narrates how the history began is outstanding!

The background score involves you so much into the movie that you actually feel like killing someone you hate. RGV, with his awesome film making skills made other routine directors spat on themselves. The kind of hard work he did for making RC series is beyond imagination; He actually went to the criminal`s families, enquired about their lives, surroundings etc.,.
Vivek Oberoi - is shown immediately after the title, with "dorikithe chasthav" playing in the background. I really wonder how RGV actually imagined that merely showing a man riding a scooter in slow motion with such a song playing would give you goose bumps! Hats off sir!

Another legend in the movie - Kota; the way he moves to and fro (see again if you havent observed this) is again an RGV typical thought of vilan-ism. His slow and short dialogues are perfect ! Prathap (Vivek) killing the MLA Narasimha reddy was shot with perfection. A peaceful atmosphere was shown in his house, with his wife cooking food, Narasimha Reddy reading a newspaper, and other people outside the house. Suddenly, our hero enters in a zeep, kills him and leaves which supplements the level of rage he has been through since the previous scene (where he describes his anger and killing plan).

Bokka reddy watching the girl on fair & lovely banner on the road, the gang who kills him pushing the ball to the little boy playing with it etc., are the ideas which only a handful of directors can imagine. 

Coming to the so-called contraverseries, "screw media" is the best option to choose. Of course, RGV does that quite often. He had made some groundwork and wanted to show people a movie based on a true story. So, what is the problem with these people? After all, its a movie. Why do people care so much about it? just enjoy the music, screenplay, acting and direction.

RGVs guts are reflected much more when the trailer for RC-2 plays at the end of RC-1, even showing the rele1ase date. 
Waiting for RC-2

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Film incidents are not fake !

What a journey it was!

I never believed in movie directors whenever I see the hero sitting alone in a train and a beautiful girl enters the train and sits next to him and at the end of the day, they get married;
I travelled alone N times but I usually find either a fat old lady or an irritating crying lad next to me. Today, it was different.I checked the names list stuck on to the Charminar express and as usual disappointed to find no one in the range of F17 - F22 nearby my seat.
Ten minutes after the train started, I was there sitting with my sony earphones plugged in and wondering about the person supposed-to-be-seated-in my opposite seat which remained empty. 5 more minutes passed away. The train accelerated and then it happened. I felt some conversation going on at my back and tilted my head a bit to find a salwar kameez. I immediately paused my player to know whats happening.
"Shit we are screwed" one girl said.
"Yea.. Clueless now, I dont know what to do" the girl inside this salwar kameez added.
I heard some more voices saying words like luggage, ticket etc.,. but I didnt bother. 10 more minutes and the issue did not stop, just that the salwar kameez came closer to me by 4.78 cm. Now, I saw a different part of the apparel, that is the front part. Apparently, she has turned around, most probably facing me.
Finally, I could not resist speaking.
I removed my earphones and spoke to her,
"What happened ? Any problem?"
"Err.. Yes. We booked our tickets for Hyderabad Express but we missed it. So, we took this one and since there is no place at all in General Compartment, we came here. If we can find someone who can atleast take care of our luggage, we can manage somehow"
"Ooh.. Hmmm... People going to Hyd are generally in the later compartments, should be from S8" I tried to help her by giving info.
"Hmm..." she was about to ask something but her friend in white top and choclate-brown jeans interrupted.
"Hey, this seat is empty as of now. We can keep our luggage here.. this aunt gave permission" she said happily.
"Cool. Thank you aunty" she replied and they arranged their American Tourister luggage in the place mentioned. They started moving towards the other end but suddenly the t shirt girl said,
"Hey, my legs are paining. Shall we sit there for sometime?" pointing to the place right opposite to me (I am on one side berth and the opposite one was vacant)
"hmm.. okay" the salwar kameez girl said and both of them approached me.
Salwar spoke, "If you dont mind can we sit here for some time?"
Oh my Goodness. It was then that I believed all film directors. Yes, such cinematic incidents do happen.
"Sure. Why not?" I tried to hide my happiness.
So they occupied their seats and started chit-chatting. I did not care and went back to listening songs.
The next half an hour was a visual treat for me. The t shirt girl untied and tied back her hair for a good 20 times at the least. The kameez girl`s face was directly, subtly visible to me and it was flawless. A typical homely look. Both the girls had this typical Hyderabadi feminine touch.
Slowly, I closed my eyes and a moment later, I heard giggles.
I again paused my player. Yea, using mp3 players and really cool. Outsiders do not know if you are listening to songs or listening to them!
"You ask him" Kameez girl.
"No, you tell him; You look beautiful" t shirt girl. Yea, the latter part was right but what are they gonna ask me I wondered.
I kept silent although I knew they had something to share with me until the girl touched my hand to make me understand that she wants to say something.
"yes?" I said.
"um.. You tell" she turned to the other girl
"Hey, aah... er... If TT comes, we will say that you are our friend and we came here to talk with you and that our tickets are with other friends in S10"
I did not really get her concept but I liked the idea of being her friend, real or fake.
"Okay. No problem"
"Thank you... Thanks a lot"

But when TT came, she immediately said, "hey take care of our bags. We will be back shortly" and they left in a nano second. I was left there, like a watchman with two female bags.

They came back after 10 minutes and -
"We managed TT. Happys" she giggled.
"Thats good. How did you miss the other train?" I asked. Damn! What a fucking question! Of all, I better know how to miss a train especially the Hyderabad Express. I missed it a month back and I am asking a beautiful girl how she missed it as if missing trains is awesome.
"Hmm... Thats a big story" and she started taking her luggage.
"Where are you going?" I could not control my anxiety.
"Right there. We will sit on the top berth. Its vacant. We wont trouble you anymore"
"Its ok. I am not getting troubled..." but I was too late. She already put their bags on the top.
"What are you doing?" She asked.
"Err.. Listening to songs" I said.
"Hehe.. no no I meant what do you do? studies..?"
"oops. Engineering. Btech"
"Oh, where?"
"iit madras"
"Aaaweee. We are from Shaastra"
-end of conversation-
-end of incident-
-end of everything-

Shit. I hate being an iitian sometimes.

Whatever it is, a good start for the vacation - a good blog post.
Stay tuned.