They Know! They Do!

Vampire Owl: Today is a special day. We have a special test for the vampire apprentices. You have to choose the best dance steps from this Taazgi Ka Dhamaka video involving Allu Arjun and Anushka Manchanda. It is a test and an exercise because it will be part of your total internal marks as and the same will be added to the score for your mini project.

Vampire Squirrel: I see this as an opportunity. This is my first big chance and I am going to use this.

Vampire Alligator: I have been here for a longer time period and so I am going to win the most here.

Vampire Owl: Okay, watch the video and do your work.

Vampire Owl: Okay, I have seen the choices, and it seems like Vampire Crow has the best one. I invite him to come forward and explain why decided to choose this move.

Vampire Crow: I am really thankful for this opportunity. I haven’t attended many study courses, but you can trust me on this because I attend special tuition from the legendary teacher, Doctor Hannibal Lecter. I am also going to thank Count Dracula our eternal uncle, Mavis Dracula our eternal cousin-sister, and…

Vampire Owl: Just get on with it. I don’t even like crows.

Vampire Crow: Well, the one thing that I noticed is how fresh he looks in that shot which can be considered as the beginning step of his dance moves. Even though it cannot be officially considered the beginning of the dance, I would consider this is the first official MaxFresh move and all that started the awesome steps.

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Vampire Owl: Okay, that was good. Now for the first runner-up, Vampire Raven.

Vampire Alligator: This is so wrong. People didn’t come for the study classes are getting selected.

Vampire Crocodile: He doesn’t like me. So, I was sure that I won’t get selected.

Vampire Alligator: Well, at least you know. I can’t be sure in my case.

Vampire Raven: I consider the following step as an invite from the man to the others present there. He wants the others to join him. You can check the shot from a distance or just look at his facial expressions to see what this step is about. This invitation can be considered as his biggest move because without it, nobody really joins him. This is also when the dance begins officially.

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Vampire Owl: That was a good take from the Vampire Raven. And the second runner-up, the Vampire Crocodile.

Vampire Crocodile: This is a surprise.

Vampire Owl: I invite the Vampire Crocodile to present his views.

Vampire Alligator: Even he got selected. This is strange.

Vampire Cat: He should have been selected, if you ask me.

Vampire Crocodile: I consider this step as the most significant step in the whole video. It is when he becomes the closest to the people there, and it is preceded and succeeded by similar steps which make him almost as if another member of the family itself. It is his great audience oriented step. It is the heart and core of the whole thing.

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Vampire Cat: I told you that he was going to do good.

Vampire Crocodile: Without that step, there is also no next big dance move involving the bride herself. There are the bigger moments which involves almost everyone there including Anushka Manchanda and the groom himself. This is actually an instantaneous step and a remarkable move which has been nicely executed to a certain amount of perfection which is not that much seen. You see the energy there. It is full of the same. This is one grand MaxFresh move. It is your moment of freshness. It can be used at any moment to bring the energy as well as a smile to one’s face.

Vampire Owl: Well, you know who is the winner for the explanation part, and who gets the maximum score. It is Vampire Crocodile with a score of eighty five out of one hundred.

Vampire Squirrel: May be I should attend more study classes.

Vampire Alligator: I doubt the usefulness of the same, considering your intellect.

I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity at BlogAdda in association with Colgate MaxFresh

***The images used in this blog post are screenshots from the same video.

TeNy

Energy from Music

*Here I share a playlist of songs with a certain energizing effect. The details of the songs and movies from the list are given below.

“Poove Poove”: Devadoothan [Mohanlal/Sharath Das, Vijayalakshmi]
Part of one of the best Malayalam movies of all time which was not recognized by the audience because it released to early, this song completely reflects the thrilling movie itself. The romantic mystery thriller here has its soul in this movie, and you can feel the mood here itself. The music and those simple and yet beautiful steps make you feel a lot more energized. The movie as a whole, has something like a Gothic horror background and it works so well.

“Rahasyamayi”: Puthiya Mukham [Prithviraj Sukumaran, Priyamani]
Even though this has been a less interesting movie which has slow motion stunts with less interesting story and too much heroism from the protagonist, the two songs in this movie are highly energizing and worth dancing. Prithviraj and Priyamani makes a nice combination here. The other one “Thattum Muttum” is also very good and both of these are the kind of music which you can play in high volume while traveling to get energized for a long drive – I have tried it 😀

“Dhooreyetho”: Rakkilipattu [Stage dance]
This movie with an almost all-female cast had some lovely songs and worked nicely as a thriller; it might also be Priyadarshan’s best without a leading male star acting in it. Among those songs, this one remains my favourite; the music energizes and the stage program in the video actually happens while the main incident in the movie happens. One has to wonder why the Malayalam version of the flick called Snegithiye in Tamil released only after seven years – not fair for a bilingual movie.

“Minnithennum”: Niram [Kunchako Boban, Shalini]
Niram is a movie which we are not going to forget so easily – even though we were quite a long time away from the college when this campus based movie was released, there was such a big impact that the Kunchako Boban – Shalini had gone on to continue their success story as a pair. This had looked more advanced than the rest of the campus romance movies, and twisted the trend to inspire more such movies, but none of them including its remakes could become this awesome, and this song is a reminder of its awesomeness – free nostalgia.

“Kunukune”: Yodha [Mohanlal, Madhoo]
Even though simple, so much fun; that was something about Yodha that we all cherish; the same is the case of this song which is part of that only Malayalam movie in which Rahman has composed the music until now. There song just feels good and gives you the energy in a special way. The visuals and the nostalgia about the movie might have played a big role in the same, but this song and the movie shot in Nepal surely has a major role in the supply of energy every day.

“Suryanaalam”: Thacholi Varghese Chekavar [Mohanlal, Urmila Matondkar]
Along with “Maaleyam Marodalinju”, this is another beautiful song from the movie, and Urmila Matondkar looked so good in this song which was so close to the Kerala traditional style. Even though the movie was more of a thriller, the light shades are seen in this movie which brought Urmila Matondkar in a cute and more traditional way to the Keralites especially with the song in the same year in which Rangeela had released. The traditional dance form of Kalaripayattu remains strong here.

“Pulliman Kidave”: Mazhavillu [Kuncako Boban, Preeti Jhangiani]
Vineeth is the most well known classical dancer around, and he is in this movie doing a much remembered classical dance, but this one has Kunchako Boban and Preeti Jhangiani doing the steps; with the latter having that contagious smile like no other. I watched this movie much later because I knew how tragic it was going to end, but the song was always in my list, and this is just one of those many beautiful songs in this movie. When the bad guy survives, it was going to be a flop at that time, but this was actually an interesting flick too.

*”Chilambolikkaatte”: CID Moosa [Dileep, Bhavana]
AND
*”Minnaraponnalle”: Runway [Dileep, Kavya Madhavan]
I have added these two songs to the list because they have been the most popular songs for performing on the stage for quite a long time. They did manage to be part of the Onam and New Year programs at our flat consistently.

Also do watch the new “Taazgi Ka Dhamaka” video from Allu Arjun and Anushka Manchanda

I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity at BlogAdda in association with Colgate MaxFresh

TeNy

Back to the Memories

Vampire Bat: You said that you wanted to ask a question. What was that?

Vampire Owl: Yes. Do you know how I got this scar?

Vampire Bat: I believe that there are plenty of wonderful reasons for that, and if I start counting, I shall find myself in need of a calculator.

Vampire Hamster: Vampire Knight, sir, do you need a calculator right now? I have ordered one from Flipkart. I can show you the model and you can tell me if it is enough.

Vampire Bat: That was not supposed to show an actual need for a calculator. Why is this guy always here whenever we are talking something seriously?

Vampire Owl: The rest of the vampire team takes too many holidays. This person here forgets to take vacations due to his memory problems, and so he is here for most of the time.

Vampire Bat: Okay, you can still tell me one reason for this particular scar.

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Vampire Owl: It is a very long story. Once upon a time, not that long ago, but still enough years behind to have a subplot to my story…

Vampire Bat: We won’t be needing that much detail. You can start with just a few hours or rather a few minutes before getting that scar.

Vampire Owl: In that case, I can deal with this in seconds. When Mavis was little, she hit me with the immortal claw while we were playing.

Vampire Bat: The immortal claw? Who gave that to a little child?

Vampire Owl: Nobody. She was ready with that when I returned to her after giving some instructions on what not to do.

Vampire Hamster: Sir, can you look at my claws and see if they are immortal?

Vampire Bat: They are not really claws. So Mr. Vampire Owl, you were instructing her on something.

Vampire Owl: Yes, I had given her a list about things not to do, and objects not to touch, and in failure of the same, I threatened to punish her.

Vampire Bat: You shouldn’t have been allowed to take care of anyone above the vampire toddler level. It is where your expertise ends. You can’t be the boss to any kid these days, and this one is the youngest known member of the immortal vampire clan. She is the legacy, and you can’t talk to her like that. Considering what the new generation kids do these days, you are lucky to be alive.

Vampire Owl: I didn’t know that the situation was this bad. I have been taking care of kids for centuries. I have even taught a few kids to take over the world.

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Vampire Bat: What? You were responsible for those wars? Well, the influences on the generation are pretty bad. They have terrible role-models among their own people and celebrities, and you know that the effect of modernity has showed up here too.

Vampire Owl: Yes, I am the only good role-model around here. It is written on my scar; I mean, the face.

Vampire Bat: The problem has to be solved at the root level itself. Parents these days have no time for the children; just like Uncle Dracula. The current friends of the children are mobiles and laptops. Parents need to be like friends, or they can’t gain the trust of the children.

Vampire Owl: I understand that we can’t depend on fear. Even in my case, I was the one who ended up being afraid. Kids these days are dangerous. I need to get into their good books or get some armour.

Vampire Bat: Find a way to bond with them, or your end will come from your times with the vampire kids. Mavis has grown up and is in control. But you can’t say that same about the human kids who are ignored by their parents.

Vampire Owl: I would start the next season by eating Chocos with them.

Vampire Bat: Fair idea. Develop on it, and make sure that they don’t bite you. If they are working on any of those electronic devices, there are more chances of them biting you. There is no chance for guessing what all they are exposed to, with the internet so much readily available.

Vampire Owl: The infection of modernity and its gadgets; we have to be very careful about it. I understand.

Vampire Hamster: We will beat this infection together, sir.

Vampire Bat: Can you at least stop looking at your mobile phone while you talk against it?

Vampire Owl: He would make a nice kid; at least better than the new generation children. He is surely not going to go Lord of the Flies on me.

On this occasion, do have some Chocos 😀 : https://www.facebook.com/mychocos

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Page of Kellogg’s Chocos which I have mentioned just above.

TeNy