Book Review - Never The Butterfly
Chennai loves new book on Sivaji Ganesan's friend, actor Sanjeev Kumar
To answer this, Gupta outlined several reasons; for eg., the Tamil film Bharatha Vilas (1973) in which Sivaji Ganesan and Sanjeev Kumar were seen together. To the delight of the audience, Sudha Raghunathan sang a line of the song 'Indhiya Naadu' from the movie and said, "Sanjeev Kumar's music continues to be loved in the South".
Gupta added that Sanjeev Kumar's yin and yang with Sivaji Ganesan is well known. Sanjeev Kumar enacted a character role in Ganesan's home production Gauri (1968) which was a remake of Ganesan's own Shanti (1965). Sanjeev Kumar's Mausam was remade in Tamil as Vasanthathil Oru Naal featuring Shivaji Ganesan. Both were super hits. Sivaji Ganesan's 'Avan Thaan Manithan' was remade as Shaandaar, and Gnana Oli was remade as Devata - both featuring Sanjeev Kumar.
Further, in an article called 'Naan Sivajiyan Maanavan' ( I am a student of Sivaji's), written by Sanjeev Kumar, the late actor said, "I first met him when I was an extra on the sets of Gauri. One look at me and he said, ' In the future, you will be a very accomplished actor.' His words were like God's own words and he blessed my career. Whenever a Sivaji Ganesan movie had to be remade in Hindi, all of us actors would worry plenty. His prowess inspired fear. We would see the Tamil print, again and again, to observe his performance and learn! At a personal level, whenever I visited Chennai, I would seek his blessings. I am grateful for all the love he has given me. If he sees me as one of the finest actors in Hindi Cinema, it is my honor."
Sudha Raghunathan, a Padma Bhushan awardee who believes in the power or all art added, "they were different in their 'style' and yet the same in their ‘power.’ She also expressed that Sanjeev Kumar’s songs continued to be popular in Chennai as ringtones.
Profile of author Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta
Book Review - Manwaan : The Awakening
The feel of asuras when they encountered traffic was captured candidly. They did not eat food. Feel the weather. However, they liked the sweat of humans and since the event is set to happen in Bandra and the surrounding areas, it also had the mention of vada pav with chili.
Rinad, a copywriter at the creative agency “Copy That” was 26 years old. Vinay, Param & Jogi were his friends. When he gets abducted by Asuras, Jaffer comes to rescue but gets wounded by the Asuras. Calls up Guruji and informs him.
Who is this Guruji?
Rescue arrives in the form of a giant winged man and a slick female with a bob cut when the abduction happens for the second time.
Then there is an introduction of cops.
Virat Pawar - S.I.
Manohar Deshpande - Inspector
Kamat - ACP
How their best gets killed in front of their eyes and makes them believe the presence of the supernatural. This leads to the formation of the best squad of 30. Starts investigating.
Maya, Yuva , Ash, Nivi were some of the angels
Ash & Nivi draw their lineage to Ashwini Twins. They will never die. Healing capabilities in their blood. Doctors. Creates unique weapons including audicapitator.
Milaayak- one of the seven worthy angels rescues Rihad. Uraavati, Gurgaan - other angels. When things go out of control, Jaffer - Leader of Musafir clan, and a confidante of Guruji come to the rescue.
Shaanti- sis of Guruji comes at the tad end o the story.
Najasuras & Najakshas - commanded by Nagdor join hands with Asuras.
Emakeni - Sister of Mihaara.
Did the Manwaans defeat the Asuras? What did Asuras actually want? What happens to Guruji, Usur, and others?
Spotlight - Fashion Drift Magazine
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Book Review - The Caduceus Fundraisers