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Srisailam trip

Yesterday(10th Oct, 2010), a gang of nine people planned for a trip to Srisailam, around 250 away from Hyderabad. Srisailam, really a nice place to visit which is a hill station but not that much cooler like Ooty, Kodaikanal.

Srisailam is a pilgrimage which is famous for the Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple(a form of Lord Shiva) on the banks of Krishna River. It is located on Nallamala Hills of Kurnool district. We have started our trip at 3:00 AM from home. To be surprise, we have booked for cab at 1:30 AM in morning and started at 3 :).

The road was not nice along the way. Any way we can able to reach in three hours in car. Because APSRTC buses will take 6 hours travel to reach there. Around 7:30 we were nearer to that area. We went to Mallelu theertham, a water falls inside the dense forest area which is 50 Km way from Srisailam on the way to Srisailam from Hyderabad. Take a left and from the road nearer to vativellu pally village and travel for 7 KM along the mud road to reach inside the forest area. Actually it is not a popular water falls, since it is almost closed for public visit. They have closed all the ways to reach nearer to tha falls. But anyway we were able to manage to reach nearer to the falls and we enjoyed a lot. A waterfalls in a deeper cliff fully surrounded by hills. Only we people were there. Since nobody is there, the water was very pure. It gave me the same experience of Panai theertham water falls in Papanasam in Tamilnadu. It was really nice experience. I will post all those photos soon in my gallery and also in Picassa. (http//

Next we went to Srisailam temple. On the way we can see Krishna dam which is a huge one. It is mainly built to produce electricity. We took somephots around there and went to temple. Inside temple there there was a huge queue like in Tirupati. So we bought special tickets and went inside temple after waiting around one hour in the queue. Srisailam has reference in both Ramayana and Mahabharatha. This temple is one of the 12 hallowed jyotirlingas. We can see epic heroes sculptures carved
inside the temple. After that, we went for a rope car travel from the hill to dam’s reservoir. There we had a nice boating around the hills. But we were not able to go to Akka mahadevi caves due to time constraints. She is said to be a poet and a worshipper of Shiva, who wrote poems about Lord shiva and stayed in those caves which is located inside the forest. It is located 16 KM from the Dam, we can reach there only by boat in an hour. We missed it. Next we have planned to go to Mannanur Sanctuary. Actually the total area around that place is a large tiger reserve. You can see Deers and Monkeys along the road way. But on the way to the sanctuary, we found the banks of Krishna. So we have changed the plan and enjoyed a lot there in water. Around 6:30 we have started to return. Around 11 PM we reached home back.


Movie review – Endhiran(Robo)

This is the review after seeing ‘Endhiran’ twice here in iMax Prasadz. Actually it was a nice experience to see “Endhiran” on opening day. But the response was similar to a theatre in Chennai. We had a huge crowd here also. I have seen many movies on the opening show here. But total theatre will maintain silence. But only for Superstar’s movie I have seen whistles and dances and all sort of things. Being a biggest ever budgeted Indian Movie by Sun pictures Kalanidhi Maran, directed by Shankar, Music by AR Rahman, Endhiran crossed the box office hit of an Bollywood movie.

Superstar Rajni
Superstar Rajni

Endhiran is completely different than his other movies. Because hero enters into screen without any action scene. Total movie is dragged by Shankar and not by superstar. Dr. Vaseegaran(Rajni) creates a robo which has all capabilities other than human feelings.

Heroine Aishwarya rai(Sana) also enters normally. Hero creates the robo with all capabilities and he is dressing it which looks similar to him called as Chitti. The first half of the movie was vary nice with colorful songs and nice show off from the robo actions and fight sequences. Rajni’s aim is to give the robo to Indian army. So he is bringing it before a commission which is headed by Prof. Bora, who is the guru for Rajni. Being jealousy on Rajni, he disapproves his project because it doesn’t have any
feelings and it can’t be used in army to kill enemies fearing it will kill our own people unklnowingly. In the mean time, Bora also tries to develop a robo which will be used for mass destructions. So, illegally deals with some fellows and gets a contract to create 100 similar robots. So he is getting help from Rajni’s assistants Santhanam and Karunas.

pic courtesy: ibnlive news portal
Due to its failure in approval process, Rajni decides to give feelings for chitti and he trains it. And mutually it gives problem for Rajni. Because of that it also starts loving Sana. After sometime, Chitti starts arguing with Vaseegaran for Sana. Using this Bora tries to pull Chitti by his side.

In no way, Vaseegaran gets angry and brakes Chitti into pieces and throws it. Then Bora helps Chitti and creates its version 2.0, then the action sequences comes into the second part with Villain Chitti. Chitti kidnaps Sana from the marriage hall and fights with everybody. It clones itself exponentially. We can see old villain Rajni, which is very much suitable for him. In that fight, vaseegaran atlast controls Chitti and brings it back to his control.

The last half an hour is full of graphical sequences which is first in any indian cinema. Really it was a nice try from an indian director. The story ends with Chitti dismantling himself. Being a Rajni’s fan I am really proud on seeing this film. Nobody might have expected Rajni will be having this much mass around the globe. It has crossed many mile stones in indian cinema. Nobody can say he is popular only because of his style and punch lines after seeing Endhiran.