Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Ethirpaarpu

Paarpen endra ethirpaarpu. yesterday's mail brought me a bunch of Mohanlal movies that I had ordered sometime back. Haven't even checked out what all I got. But they are all good selections, here is the list I ordered:

kilukkam
akkare-akkare-akkare
varavelppu
Balagopalan M A
Thoovanathumbikal
spadikam
manichithrathazhu (have seen this, but had to add to my collection)
Mazha
Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu

Thanks to all the guys who reco'd some of these over at BB's blog.

Kalari

Talking of Malludom, Rediff had an article about Jackie Chan getting interested in Kalaripayattu - the mother of all martial arts. India has outsourced so many things, which have evolved and taken a shape of its own. It would be nice to trace the roots. I do remember from a visit to Splendid China in Orlando, that a monk brought the art of Kungfu from India over to the Shaoling temple in China around 500AD. Here is more info.
Remember Mammooty in Vadakkan Veera Katha?

Reading from the links listed here, Bodhidharma was the monk who brought about this. He was born in Kerala, probably in the Pallava Kingdom. This is interesting because, I have been reading Kalki's works which are about this period too. Buddhism was flourishing in this region at around this time. It is hard to believe now that the monk was from Kerala; Buddhism has become a minority religion in India, if at all. Now, wouldn't it have been interesting if the monk had travelled west rather than east? Sorely needed I say.

10 comments:

sen said...

Did you like the movies??.here are some more :)
http://jackofall.blogspot.com/2005/05/my-list-of-mohanlal-movies.html

Munimma said...

Senthil,
Thanks. I have seen quite a few in your list. Guru was not available, a pity. I had been wondering about CID Moosa. I saw your review. Might get that one.

Balaji said...

munimma, u get mallu movies in the mail? from where?

Munimma said...

Balaji,
I buy them from anytamil.com

And I do know you :-)

Balaji said...

oh so u just bought all those movies?! i was thinking rental...

so obvious question... how do u know me?

Munimma said...

balaji,
this should be enough I think ;-)
"sambar, rasam, more"

Balaji said...

hmmm, this sleep deprivation must be affecting me more than i thot! that wasnt enuf (unless ofcourse I'm a different Balaji than the one u r thinking i am!!) any more clues??

Munimma said...

Nejammave unnakku something wrong ;-)
10 varushathula ipidiya maaruve?
- from 1 SRMite to another

Balaji said...

indha vayasaana kaalathile ipdi yosika vekiriye :-) why all the suspense? cant u just send me an email? its always nice to get back in touch with an old friend...

sen said...

Yes it is hard to get malayalam movies at the rental store.but i heard there are a few online dvd stores where u can rent.but not sure.

CID moosa is just comedy.