12 Angry Men

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

Angels of Love - Manikandan TAMS

Testing times, hard days brings out the best in us, some times it is the other way round. Manikandan is a graduate teacher of science at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Gandarvakottai village, Karambakkudi Taluk, Pudukkottai. He is popular for his uncompromising stand for the welfare of the teachers, he is one of the leaders of Jacto-Geo, fighting  in the front line, and he had been jailed for his stand. 

He is very popular in another aspect too, he discovers stone inscriptions, and Tamil Milestones around Pudukkottai district. He is now a research scholar of the Tamil University, Tanjore. He is  also one of the key functionaries of TAMS(Tamil Nadu Asiriyar Munetra Sangam) serving as a state co coordinator.  During Gaja cyclone he served for the afflicted, collected materials worth twenty lakhs and above, he reached almost all the nook and cranny of the Gandarvakottai Taluk. 

During the Covid-19 he followed a different strategy to  help out, he listed out the most afflicted persons around and sent out word that they may get some assistance if they reach his home. Almost all the listed out people reached his home and received rice bags and grocery items. 

He carried out the entire operations with his own funds, that matters.


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