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Good Bye Jade…

Posted by Saipradeep on March 23, 2009

I am from India and honestly knew nothing about Big Brother or Jade Goody until her racism row with Shilpa Shetty. At that point of time I think I hated her for her racist comments. Today, I write this tribute to the same woman, I write this with a heavy heart, a heart filled with pain. I do not know Jade Goody personally, I have not met her or for a fact even been close to the country where she lived, but it feels like I have lost someone close to heart. It feels like someone who you have known all your life has gone away. I think that is the charisma that Jade carried. In spite of all her flaws in her professional and personal life, she has ended up touching many lives. She has won the hearts of many; many of them are like me, people who have just read her story.

My prayers are with Jade’s family.

Jackiey (Jade’s mom), you gave us an angel to look up to. Words cannot express how you feel, for to rise a child and to see it die is the hardest thing in life. Fate has been cruel to you and I hope you see joy in being a part of your grandchildren’s lives.

Freddie & Bobby (Jade’s sons), nothing that I say could lessen the pain you feel today. As time goes on, the pain will ease, but always remember your mother, for she will be the shining star you find in the sky looking over you all your life…

Jack (Jade’s husband), you had a choice when Jade was diagnosed with Cancer and you chose to be with her till the end. We are proud of you for that. You are a brave man and a lovely human being.


You have touched many lives in the past few months through your brave fight. You have always been a star… even when you fell; you went like a falling star blazing away across the sky…

You have been a part of our lives in the past few months and will continue to be a part of our memories in the years to come.

Good bye Jade… Rest in Peace!!!



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Mothers or Monsters???

Posted by Saipradeep on December 5, 2008

Yesterday, I was reading “The Sun” and I came across a few articles that were very disturbing in nature. They seem to shatter the foundation of a belief that has been in existence from the creation of this World. A belief that is taken as the greatness of life. I am talking about Motherhood and the inherent love it brings to the child.

Most of us believe that Mothers are created in this earth because God cannot be with everyone all the time. Most of us believe that Motherhood is the purest form of love that one can receive. But the articles I read yesterday had a fling at the pillars of these beliefs. Made me wonder as to what has happened to this world and where has this so called compassion and love for people gone.

The articles are stories that horrific to the core. So horrific that I would like to clearly warn you. If you are faint hearted, please do not go ahead. These articles are stories on the lives of two small children, Shannon and Baby P, children from different families and different ages, but with similar stories of life. A life that was truly cursed.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Say “No” to Political Gimmicks

Posted by Saipradeep on December 2, 2008

Politics and gimmicks have become almost synonymous with the present day politicians. So great is their art at this, that many a times, one can see trained magicians go bonkers in front of them. They are so perfect in their game that we, the public see but do not recognize or register any of their antics. They are bitter enemies trying to fling all possible accusation against each other on one day and the next day, they become best of pals praising each other for the sacrifices they have made for their country or state. We, the public never recognize these antics and tend to have a short term memory loss. Read the rest of this entry »

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M N Nambiar – The Legendary Villain of Tamil Cinema

Posted by Saipradeep on November 20, 2008


The 19th of November 2008 is indeed a black day in Tamil Film industry. Shri. M. N. Nambiar, the 88 year old veteran actor passed away due to age related illness on this date. 

Many ardent movie watchers have always been and will always be hardcore fanatics of great movie heroes. But I am one of those exceptions who has fallen for a villain. Right from the days when I started watching the yesteryears movies, I have been awed by this legend’s acting style. I have watched many movies in which he has acted and somehow this soft spoken, God loving, always smiling person seem to fit very aptly into the roles of a treacherous villain, a murderous enemy or a dangerous criminal. He brought so much life into his villain roles that in his peak days, I learnt that he was hated from heart by many MGR and Sivaji fans. So terrifying was his acting that his name is eponymous with Kollywood villain. His mannerism and acting styles have been so unique that they have been attempted by many actors and mimicry artists just to display “villanism”.

M.N Nambiar is a versatile actor. Born on March 7th, 1919, he started his acting career at the age of 13 by joining Nawab Rajamanikam’s drama company. His first movie stint in the silver screen was in the year 1935 when he played the role of a villain for the movie “Baktha Ramadoss” which released in Hindi and Tamil. Though he worked as a Hero for a few movies initially, he turned out to be better or else great as a villain. He has appeared and theretened movie watchers in “Aayirathil oruvan”, “Mandiri Kumari”, “Adimai Pen”, “Engal Veetu Pillai”, “Nenjam Marapadhillai”, “Padagotti”, “Uthama Puthiran”, “Raja Raja Cholan” and many more. He has acted over a 1000 films across various languages that include Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. He also played a role in “Jungle”, an English movie directed by William Burke.

I believe that he is the only actor to have been on screen across any film industry for over six decades, acting with over seven generations of actors ranging from veteran actor Balaiya to Bharathiraja’s son Manoj. He also ran a drama troupe, Nambiar Nataka Mandram and staged two plays, “Kaviyin Kanavu” and “Kalyana Supermarket”.

His favourite films remained `Aayirathil Oruvan’ with MGR, `Ambikapathi’ with Sivaji Ganesan, `Missiyamma’ with Gemini Ganesan, `Nenjam Marappathillai’ directed by Sridhar and `Thooral Ninu Pochu’ with Bhagyaraj. This film with Baghyaraj made him do many other character roles. His last film was “Swadesi” a Vijayakanth starrer. Another film which is unforgettable in the list of Nambiar movies is `Thigambarasamiyar’ where he did 11 roles. He also acted as hero in a few films two of which are `Kalyani’ and `Kavitha’ produced by Modern Theatres.

M. N. Nambiar was an ardent devotee of Swami Ayappan and has visited Sabarimala for over 65 years. His long association with the shrine led to him being called Maha Guru Swamy and he has taken many film stars including Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Amithab Bachchan to the temple. 

 M. N. Nambiar is no more, but he will be remembered by everyone who follows the history of Tamil film industry. He will remain in the memories of all movie fans as the “Original Villain” of the Tamil film industry. May his soul Rest in Peace!!!.


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