A boy saves a girl from falling prey to the dishonorable intentions of a perverted boyfriend who wants to rape her. The boy then falls hopelessly in love with the girl, but her father is opposed to the relationship as he wants her to marry a boy of his choice. The synopsis may well classify Shravani Subramanya as run-of-the-mill cinema, but the makers have included a few twists in the plot to ensure the story doesn't devolve into banality.
Amoolya, making a comeback after a hiatus, does justice to her role of 'Shravani', a vulnerable teenager. Having debuted as a child artiste in the early 2000s, Amoolya makes a good pair with Golden Star Ganesh. The pair had last starred in the runaway 2007 hit Cheluvina Chittara. Shravani comes across as gullible and confused, one who has to choose between her love interest and her family. This choice confronts her twice and both times she recourses to ending her life as an outlet.
Ganesh's Subramanya saves Shravani's life and honour after she has
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A boy saves a girl from falling prey to the dishonorable intentions of a perverted boyfriend who wants to rape her. The boy then falls hopelessly in love with the girl, but her father is opposed to the relationship as he wants her to marry a boy of his choice. The synopsis may well classify Shravani Subramanya as run-of-the-mill cinema, but the makers have included a few twists in the plot to ensure the story doesn't devolve into banality.Read More »from Movie review: Shravani Subramanya
Read More »from Aam Aadmi Party set to join Alok Nath
At a time when celebrities and people from all walks of life are queuing to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the party itself has shown eagerness to be associated in some way or the other with the saint-like popular TV soap actor Alok Nath.
AAP, which has become talk of the town after its recent unexpected success in Delhi assembly elections, made the surprising announcement in a press conference that shocked the entire country. Addressing the press, AAP chief and the Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal said, "AAP was formed to clean the political system. But we must first clean ourselves and then think of cleaning others. Alok Nath ji is undoubtedly the most respected person in the country and an association with a revered figure like him will further boost our clean image."
Kejriwal added that it will be AAP's 'honour' if the party becomes 'a part of Alok Nath' rather than the actor joining the party. Delhi CM said, "How can Alok Nath ji join us? Who are we? He is humility personified
- Amrut Thobbi | The Water Cooler – Wed 12 Feb, 2014
Rahul Gandhi's interview to a leading TV channel saw his 'popularity' charts soaring throughout the country. The Gandhi scion, for whom it was a first interview in almost ten years, has become an inspiration to school students who regularly flunk their exams.
While statements like "We need to empower the youth" and "RTI is a major achievement of the UPA government" have become buzz words among students, "women's empowerment" has become a raging topic for discussion across schools, where kids seem to have discovered new phrases to decorate their exam papers with.Read More »from After his first TV interview, Rahul Gandhi becomes most popular among students
Raju, a Class VII student who didn't watch the live interview, but caught five reruns of the same later, says he honestly hadn't heard of Rahul Gandhi, but now genuinely wants him to become India's next prime minister. Someone who adds to a student's dictionary of 'useful phrases and funds', after all, cannot be taken lightly.
"Rahul has given us a set of new and useful points which we can write in exams, especially at times
- Amrut Thobbi | The Water Cooler – Mon 2 Dec, 2013
In a major setback for the Samajwadi Party, the criminals in Uttar Pradesh have vowed to never vote for Mulayam Singh Yadav in future as his party officially bought rights to Billy Joel's hit song, 'We didn't start the fire' instead of stealing it proudly.Read More »from Criminals not to vote for Mulayam after SP buys rights to Billy Joel song instead of stealing it
Speaking to media, Bullet Babu, a popular mafia gangster lamented that this was a perfect opportunity for the party to gain international fame but blew it away meaninglessly by officially buying a song's rights, a concept for them unheard of.
Bullet Babu feels the party is doing this just to boost its image ahead of the elections and not worried about the pride of criminals in the state. Bullet compares this move to the party giving free laptops to students - as part of a scheme launched by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in 2012 - and termed it as yet another 'popular move'.
"Free laptops for students!" Bullet lost his cool as he pointed at yet another 'administrative failure' of SP. "Do they know how much effort it takes to steal
- Amrut Thobbi | The Water Cooler – Fri 15 Nov, 2013
The cricket officials have taken the idea of honouring the batting legend Sachin Tendulkar –playing his final Test match for India – to a bizarre new level. A man was promptly asked to leave the Wankhede stadium for not cheering the Indian batting great on day one of the second Test match between India and West Indies.
The security officials caught the fan on one of the cameras not cheering Tendulkar for five minutes during the day’s play. The officials said a few cameras were installed for the special occasion of Tendulkar’s 200th Test, only to catch such ‘culprits’.
“We wanted to ensure every Indian in the stadium cheers for the batting maestro,”said one of the security officials. “If anyone is caught not expressing support to Tendulkar, then he or she will be asked to leave as we consider such people to be a threat to the overall lively atmosphere in the stadium. Their nonchalance might spread to others and eventually will kill the great occasion.”
The man evicted from the stadium,Read More »from Man evicted from Wankhede Stadium for not cheering Sachin Tendulkar
- Amrut Thobbi | The Water Cooler – Sun 10 Nov, 2013
In a move that might bewilder the critics of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) more than ever, the board has decided to scrap the second and the final Test against the West Indies and consider sending the Indian team to South Africa to ensure Sachin Tendulkar bats in both the innings of a Test match.Read More »from BCCI scraps 2nd Test against West Indies; to arrange South Africa tour to ensure Tendulkar bats
The strange decision was taken by the board's working committee which was under pressure by the BCCI to arrange a series in a country where the Indian batting legend gets a guaranteed time to bat. Hence the committee decided to consider South Africa for Tendulkar's farewell series where, traditionally, except him the rest of the batting line-up has fallen like a pack of cards.
A source close to the board said, "Since the Indian batting is playing so well against a relatively weaker team like the West Indies at home, Tendulkar didn't get a chance to bat in the second innings as the first match ended in just three days. If it happens again, it will be quite embarrassing for the
- Amrut Thobbi | The Water Cooler – Wed 31 Jul, 2013
Call it the height of sycophancy or passionate following of their beloved leader. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have written a letter to Lord Indra, the God of heavens, urging him to give Narendra Modi a place in heaven!Read More »from BJP leaders write to Lord Indra, request a place for Modi in heaven
The BJP leaders, reportedly are worried that Modi's chances of getting a place in heaven will be thwarted by rival political leaders, some of whom recently wrote to the United States of America (USA) president Barack Obama, pleading him to not to give a visa to the Gujarat chief minister.
The letter, reportedly signed by 12 party leaders, was a knee-jerk reaction to zealous activities by the anti-Modi camps. "Modi's detractors can go to any extent to make his life hell on earth and even after death. Hence, we are taking every measure to ensure Narendrabhai's path to glory and bliss is not ruined by anyone," said one of the leaders who signed the letter on condition of anonymity.
The letter, later leaked in the media, read,"Dear Lord, We are writing to request you
- Amrut Thobbi | The Water Cooler – Fri 19 Apr, 2013
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi dropped a bombshell as he announced his exit from the prime ministerial race leaving both his supporters and opponents stunned. The out of the blue decision of the Gujarat chief minister has left the BJP's political opponents Congress in a tizzy as they now don't know whom to attack in the run-up to the upcoming general elections in 2014.Read More »from Narendra Modi quits PM race, Congress clueless about election strategy!
Modi, when asked about reasons for his surprising move, said he is just not satisfied by Gujarat's development and he wants the state to become more prosperous than the United States of America and Europe combined, and it will be only then that he will be mentally ready to pursue the bigger role.
Despite its top performing chief minister quitting the PM race, the BJP heaved a sigh of relief as it feels it can now attack Congress without any fear of any retaliation. A BJP spokesperson said that the party at present can relax and not worry about being accused of being communal. "The BJP can now go all out
- Amrut Thobbi | The Water Cooler – Mon 8 Apr, 2013
Rahul Gandhi's average speech at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was slammed by his critics and even by some of his admirers, rather secretly. In an attempt to save face, the Congress party, surprisingly, has shifted the blame on Rahul's speech writers.Read More »from Sajid Khan denies writing Rahul Gandhi's CII speech
A source within the Congress stirred the hornet's nest when he informed the media that writing an ordinary speech such as this takes a lot of guts and is the work of a "himmatwaala" (courageous one).
Taking cue from the source, the media immediately rushed to Bollywood filmmaker Sajid Khan, who recently has been censured for his latest film, Himmatwaala and its outrageous dialogues.
On Friday morning, a frustrated Sajid Khan was seen eschewing a number of media personnel surrounding him outside his Mumbai house, pestering him with a number of questions about Rahul's CII speech and its relation to his film.
There was only one question that the reporters were constantly shooting at Sajid - "Did you write Rahul's speech?"
- Amrut Thobbi | The Water Cooler – Thu 28 Feb, 2013
The Indian government has come up with an interesting proposition to form a new state ‘Baniya Pradesh’ for the ever-increasing number of banned people and groups in the country.Read More »from Indian government to form ‘Baniya Pradesh’ state for banned people
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde made the stunning revelation in a press conference. “In the view of growing number of people getting banned in the country, the Indian government is mulling to form a separate state to maintain decorum in the country,” he said. “We have decided to send such a prohibited population to this new state, which, if formed, would be known as ‘Baniya Pradesh’. Let these banned men and women exercise their Freedom of Expression here, thereby ensuring peace and order in the rest of India.”
The Home Minister admitted that the Indian government has been meek in acting against the morale police in the country who have been announcing bans left, right and centre. “However, with such a new state formed to represent banned people, we can ensure that there is peace and order in the rest of