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Day 206: Malayalam Movie Dialogue : Manichithrathazu "Madampalliyale thakkol edukkan"
This is a laugh riot. I have watched or attempted to watch the tamil-hindi-kannada versions of Manichithrathazhu. And I should be honest (not biased) it is nowhere near this original. By the way, I love Vidya Balan, Jyothika, and Soundarya as actors. So, that is not the bias. This movie is so special that I must have watched this over a 100 times so far. Innocent is one of my most favorite actor (I love most character artists from Malayalam film industry) and I guess this dialogue delivery just makes you to laugh even as you think about the scenes.
What is written in this image reads as follows: 'Madamballiyile thaakoledukkan nee endhinaaa Daasappa kinattilirangane?". I am laughing hard even as I write this. All this sentence means is "To take the key from Madampalli, why are you getting down to the well, Dasappa?". That is all. Simple and straight forward statement but this is one of the best from Innocent uncle's comedy. So, here is the clip from that movie.
Image Courtesy: Google Images
Watch it and laugh out loud (if you understand malayalam). Source: YouTube.
Disclaimer: A horrible print to watch. But this is the best one that I found for a 2 min clip.
Do you guys know about Manjadikuru ? They are the little red seeds. For anyone who is from God's own country or is familiar with Kerala wouldn't have missed this. There is something special about holding them, playing with these seeds. Usually, most homes will have a small 'uruli' or a bowl filled with these beautiful and shiny red seeds. In most Krishna temples in Kerala, you will come across a small 'uruli' with Manjadikuru. People believe that it is lucky to take these seeds with both hands and just play with them when you visit a temple. Some even leave a couple of coins as they do this. In Guruvayoor (my favorite place), you can see a big 'uruli' with manjadi.
So, why and how did this become prevalent ? It goes back to a story from the past. Many years ago, there lived a poor lady in northern Kerala. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Guruvayoorappan (Krishna) and always wanted to visit Guruvayoor. She could not afford to buy any offering (nived…
Today is Chingam 1 (to be read as onnu). It is the new month according to the lunisolar calendar. This month is also called as Avani and Shravana. So, why is this month special? This month marks the beginning of the festival season back home and the it is fun to have small celebrations through the months until mid- December. It is also the month of Onam (Harvest festival in Kerala).
The first festival we have this month is the 'sacred thread' changing ceremony for men/boys who wear that. This is followed by usually the birthday of little Krishna and then the elephant-head god, Ganesha. Then comes Onam followed by the beautiful month of Navaratri or Durga Pooja. So, the big set of festival season is here and here is a wish to all of you on Chingam 1. Wishing you all blessed and excellent months ahead. Have fun!
Bucket List. A term that has become popular much after the famous movie with the same title in 2007. The term would have probably taken after the euphemism 'kick the bucket', which was again popularized in the movie, 'It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world'. The 2007 movie was a massive hit and how would it be not? It had Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in the lead. The term was meant to have a list of things you wish you can do before you leave this world.
It is like a goal list that can evolve as you grow and change perspectives in life. I used to have a wish list that worked as a to-do list mostly like a work list for short-term goals. However, off late, I have decided to make one and keep it as an ever evolving list.
The first one on my list as of now (that was from the past too) is to get my biggest degree in life. Hopefully I will tick that one off my list soon.
Do share your thoughts on your list and how do you plan on getting it all checked out.