Kabali Film Review

Kabali is a 2016 tamil film starring Rajinikanth in the lead role. Pa. Ranjith who got very lucky to direct a legendary actor in his third film is known for making close to reality films. Kabali was the most anticipated movie in entire tamil industry. The high hopes and expectations was both boon and bane as it turns out.

I have watched Kabali film on second day of its release. The ticket fare was way too high. Thanu the producer of this movie had clearly marketed and created much hype. Thanu sure is a happy man, as the movie is breaking all records at home and internationally. It has already crossed Ajith’s Vedhalam first day collection by a huge margin. United States box office record for any Indian Film has been broken as well.

Rajini sure is a treat to watch on screen. His walking style, dialogue delivery and hard work is awe inspiring. He is definitely the Super star of all stars. But, no film can be a one man show, this era of millennial generation are too smart. For me, I would say I have got full entertainment watching this film, screenplay is drag at times, I would even pay double to watch Super star, Rajini. Thalaiva Rocks!

Pa. Ranjith sure has delivered an amalgamation of both Rajini mass elements plus his own reality style film making. This film sure is a “Classic Noir” in my opinion. All actors have done their part beautifully. Very good selection of actors and BGM is nicely done. Songs could have been better.

Finally, this film is a must watch. I would surely suggest you to watch it with your parents, you would later thank me for this. Neruppu da!

Job interview conducting methods

Firstly, Spiritual Strength: A racing mind that reacts sensitively to little things indicates thinking that has lost its spiritual strength. Meditation restores that power.

Secondly, No Worries: When we worry, we make problems bigger than they really are. Instead of worrying, accept whatever you have no control over, prepare wherever you can and choose happiness instead of worry!

Now, Here’s a funny way of conducting job interviews,

Put about 100 bricks in some Particular order in a closed Room with an Open window. Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours and then analyze the situation.

If they are counting the Bricks. Put them in the accounts Department.

If they are recounting them. Put them in auditing.

If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks. Put them in engineering.

If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order. Put them in planning.

If they are throwing the bricks at each other. Put them in operations.

If they are sleeping. Put them in security.

If they have broken the bricks into pieces. Then put them in Information Technology Services.

If they are sitting idle. Put them in human resources (HR department).

If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved. Put them in Sales.

If they have already left for the day. Put them in marketing.

If they are staring out of the window. Put them on Strategic Planning Initiatives.

And then last but not least. If they are talking to each other and not a single brick Has been moved. Congratulate them and put them in Top management.

Then finally go fishing peacefully…

Mr. PM Nair IAS on Abdul Kalam

Mr. PM Nair IAS (Secretary to the President of India) on Late DR. APJ Abdul Kalam


DD Podhigai telecast an interview with Mr P M Nair retired IAS officer who was the secretary to Dr Kalam Sir when he was the President. I summarize the points he spoke in voice choked with emotion. Mr Nair authored a book titled “Kalam Effect”

1. Dr Kalam used to receive costly gifts whenever he went abroad as it is customary for many nations to give gifts to the visiting Head of state. Refusing the gift would become an insult to the nation and an embarrassment for India. So, he received them and on his return, Dr Kalam asked the gifts to be photographed and then cataloged and handed over to the archives. Afterwards, he never even looked at them. He did not take even a pencil from the gifts received when he left Rashtrapathi Bhavan.

2. In 2002, the year Dr Kalam took over, the Ramadan month came in July-August. it was a regular practice for the President to host an iftar party. Dr Kalam asked Mr Nair why he should host a party to people who are already well fed and asked him to find out how much would be the cost. Mr Nair told it costs around Rs. 22 lakhs. Dr Kalam asked him to donate that amount to a few selected orphanages in the form of food, dresses and blankets. The selection of orphanages was left to a team in Rashtrapathi Bhavan and Dr Kalam had no role in it. After the selection was made, Dr Kalam asked Mr Nair to come inside his room and gave him a cheque for Rs 1 lakh. He said that he is giving some amount from his personal savings and this should not be informed to anyone. Mr Nair was so shocked that he said “sir, I will go outside and tell everyone . People should know that here is a man who not only donated what he should have spent but he is giving his own money also”. Dr Kalam though he was a devout Muslim did not have Iftar parties in the years in which he was the President.

3. Dr Kalam did not like “yes sir” type of people. Once when the Chief Justice of India had come and on some point Dr Kalam expressed his view and asked Mr Nair, “Do you agree?” Mr Nair said “No sir, i do not agree with you”.

The Chief Justice was shocked and could not believe his ears. It was impossible for a civil servant to disagree with the president and that too so openly. Mr Nair told him that the President would question him afterwards why he disagreed and if the reason was logical 99% he would change his mind.

4. Dr Kalam invited 50 of his relatives to come to Delhi and they all stayed in Rashtrapathi Bhavan. He organised a bus for them to go around the city which was paid for by him. No official car was used. All their stay and food was calculated as per the instructions of Dr Kalam and the bill came to Rs 2 lakhs which he paid. In the history of this country no one has done it.

Now, wait for the climax, Dr Kalam’s elder brother stayed with him in his room for the entire one week as Dr Kalam wanted his brother to stay with him. When they left, Dr Kalam wanted to pay rent for that room also. Imagine a President of country paying rent for the room in which he is staying. This was any way not agreed by the staff who thought the honesty was getting too much to handle !!!.

5. When Kalam sir was to leave Rashtrapathi Bhavan at the end of the tenure, every staff member went and met him and paid their respects. Mr Nair went to him alone as his wife had fractured her leg and was bed ridden. Dr Kalam asked why his wife did not come. He replied that she was in bed due to an accident. next day, Mr.Nair saw lot of police men around his house and asked what had happened. They said that the President of India was coming to visit him in his house. He came and met his wife and chatted for some time. Mr Nair says that no president of any country would visit a civil servant’s house and that too on such a simple pretext.

I thought I should give the details as many of you may not have seen the telecast and so it may be useful.

The younger brother of AJP Abdul Kalam runs an Umbrella repairing shop. When Mr. Nair met him during Kalam Funeral, he touched his feet, in token of respect for both Mr. Nair and Brother.

We salute Late DR. APJ Abdul Kalam sir, We love you forever!

The Eagle spots his trainer amazingly and Baby Owl Meme

I’m sharing an amazing article on Eagle and Owl. An Eagle’s flight from the top of the world’s tallest building to his handler below. An eagle was fitted with a camera and released from the top of the 2,715 foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai. To see the video was amazing that was shared across WhatsApp. The eagle has no idea where the tiny speck of land was that his handler is standing on or what it looked like among all of the other islands and buildings and people.

Somehow from that altitude, the eagle actually picks out and recognizes the trainer from all of the other objects, people, etc. You can see him looking, looking, looking for the trainer, completely invisible to a human eye and the camera, then fold his/her wings (wish you had seen it live) and then drops like a bullet straight to that trainer… very cool.

What surprised the experts is not only how efficiently the eagle spots his trainer from that altitude, but how smooth its flight is with no camera shake whatsoever, even when it goes into a power dive.

Here’s another Meme that I wanted to share with you all. Baby Owl after bath, really cute isn’t it?