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The V-intro from V for Vendetta

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This is one of the my most favourite ones. I remember watching it in Hyderabad I-MAX big screen with a big gang of friends after my JEE.  I was then, so drawn to this dialogue that had a flurry of words with v’s. I googled for the dialogue but couldn’t find it anywhere. So downloaded the subtitles and stripped the text off and here it is. The dialogue of V introducing himself to Evey after ambushing the virulent and venal officers trying to molest her.

In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate.This visage, no mere veneer of vanity is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance, a vendetta held as a votive not in vain,for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose. So let me simply add that it’s my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V.

Now, with GRE impending,  I can comprehend to it to some extent but  the bizarre effect  enthralling me after reading those words is very much  extant.


Written by Sathya Narayanan

July 11, 2009 at 12:38 am

Posted in College life, movies

Nagesh …

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Tamil cinema’s most versatile comedian passed away few days back . I was  a big fan of him , not to say the millions of tamilians who have seen him act in more than 1000 films. I never knew when i became a fan , nor do i remember if i wasnt anytime  . But he was one who could almost get you onto floors with his great timing and expression of comedy .

Neither was he exceptional comedian but a classic actor who could almost do any role with perfection. Kamal and nagesh shared a bond more than mutual admirers . Nagesh would appear in most of kamal works and few of them were classics ( the villain role in aboorva sagotharargal , MMKR , nammavar , Magalir mattum ) .

Its ironic that the man who made tamil cinema fans roll on floor with laughter  won his only national award for a his expression after the traumatic suicide of his daughter ( nagesh’s) . Watch it over here  and it sure deserver more than just a national award . Some time we miss things so much that we wish we never missed them .

Though he is no more , his works make him feel he is still around us . Only very few people can earn somthing like that.

Written by Sathya Narayanan

February 3, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Posted in Kamal, movies