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12 Angry Men

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Can anyone believe this? An entire movie, which is shot inside  a single room would become one of the classics, and yet become a top grosser?  Can a 1957  movie  still be relevant?  Is that possible? The answer is yes, and the celluloid classic is 12 Angry Men from the director Sidney Lumet, produced by Henry Fonda, who also starred in the lead character.  In one word this movie just stripped off the American Judiciary.  The movie begins with the Judge's order to deliberate a case of a young man who was acquiesced of stabbing his own father to death.   The Judge asks the members of Jury to give an unanimous verdict, and the poor boy's face fades out as the Juries assembles themselves inside their room.  Except only one of the juries all the members decide that the lad is guilty. Only one man differs and he argues with the fellow members and eventually lead to the acquittal of the lad.  What makes this film so special and very relevant even today is the way it handles the charac

Irrfan Khan 1967-2020

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Irrfan Khan In these accursed Covid enforced curfew we were having our lunch watching an interview of Irrfan Khan, the way he handled the questions, and the answers given by him made us adore his intellect, my wife even asked me "Why are our villains so intelligent?" and we listed other intellects like Prakash Raj, M.R.Radha and so on. But all of a sudden the bottom of the screen darkened there glittered the word "RIP" which drove a nail into our hearts, immediately my  wife asked me to change the channel it was too much for her to watch such a wonderful interview of a dead person. Right from the President to the actors the eulogies started to scroll. I could not stand it. I changed the channel. Very few would have known that Irrfan was selected for C.K. Naidu Tournament but could not play as had no funds. He pursued his  education and in 1984 started practicing art in National School of Drama. He was not prominent until he stared in the British film Wa

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Last year in one of the lists of must read books of Anantha Vikatan, this book "JLS" was mentioned. During the 2020 Pudukkottai Book Fest I found this book and bought it from Book World guys. This morning I have completed this book at one sitting, an art that I have lost touch in the recent days. If you need to find the answer for the question "Why the people celebrate it?" you have to read the book. This book must be chewed again and again. It is a light house to guide to ashore and power house for dreamers. the people who dare to differ, people who are far from the madding crowed. Jo a seagull, who wanted to experiment all the possible ways of flight, dive, barrel roles is scorned by his kind. His mother asked him to live by the rules of flock, that is to fish, collect stale breads from the shore, and circle around fishing boats for his food. This is not his real goal, he never bothered about hunger, all he wanted to do was to experiment the flight. He c

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Covid 19 Memes

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Build Your Vocab 1

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1.  culpability /ˌkʌlpəˈbɪlɪti/  Meaning    noun noun:  culpability responsibility for a fault or wrong; blame. "a level of moral culpability" 2.  asset /ˈasɛt/ Learn to pronounce noun plural noun:  assets a useful or valuable thing or person. "quick reflexes were his chief assets" 3. in·es·cap·a·ble /ˌinəˈskāpəb(ə)l/ Learn to pronounce adjective unable to be avoided or denied. "political reform was inescapable" 4. u·ni·lat·er·al /ˌyo͞onəˈladərəl,ˌyo͞onəˈlatrəl/ Learn to pronounce adjective adjective:  unilateral 1. (of an action or decision) performed by or affecting only one person, group, or country involved in a particular situation, without the agreement of another or the others. "unilateral nuclear disarmament" 2. relating to, occurring on, or affect