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Chekka Chivantha Vaanam ~ The Stars Shine but the Galaxy Doesn't Sparkle

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Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (CCV) (English : Crimson Red Sky, released as Nawab in Hindi) - the Mani Ratnam directed multi starrer with Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, STR, Arun Vijay, Jyothika, Aditi Rao Hydari and others has been the talk of the town with so many people breaking their heads to predict 'the story'. Some said, it could be like "The Godfather" with brothers trying to take their father's throne while others said it could be the famed Tamil Novel, 'Ponniyin Selvan'. Film critics has often mentioned that Mani Ratnam has been repeating his old films off late with OK Kanmani (OKK) being a modernised version of Alaipayuthey (I felt the same too, you can read my review of OKK here), with Kaatru Veliyidai showing shades of Roja so CCV should be like Nayagan. Some had even analysed the posters of Nayagan and CCV to strike a comparison between the two!

With so much hype around, Mani Ratnam has surprised the audience with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam showcas…

What is this Life? - It's hard to explain...

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What is this Life? It's hard to explain:
For many, this question repeats again and again;
As their lives goes through a wax and a wane;
They start to seek binary answers - boon or bane.



While some live momentarily enjoying drops of rain,
While some live strategically hoping they would reign,
While some live romantically enjoying bottles of champagne,
While some live conscientiously thinking that they would sustain,
While some live comically - happy that they could at least entertain,
While some live logically with steps to take and goals to attain,
While some live ramblingly with nothing to do but complain,
While everyone forgets that tragically, one day all go into same drain.

However, you live always have a passion running through your vein,
So that, the little time when you were alive didn't completely go in vain.

Love
Ram Thilak