Thursday, December 16, 2010


After a long pause comes this post just to assure everyone of my existence.
Oflate I've been quite busy both personally and professionally, hence couldnt catch up with my mates in blogosphere.

When I was in Hyderabad I watched this telugu movie Khaleja, and I so wanted to write a review on that one.  Not that it was an interesting flick but I wanted to enlighten the ignorant crowd that it is a movie inspired by a book.

Khaleja (Telugu)     Rating: 1.5/5
It's an okayish movie and as expected a typical commercial telugu movie with all aspects of entertainment like comedy,action,over-action, skin show etc. Mahesh babu and Anushka both added to the glamor quotient of the movie.The songs were pathetic except to the one which I liked, "Sada Siva"..If someone had asked me to rate the movie..I would have rated it 3/5 but since it is a copied concept and there is no reference to the original idea I downgrade it to 1.5/5.

 I really wonder if anyone who watched the movie has also read this book "The immortals of Meluha" and not found anything similar. I felt the main theme of the movie and the book were almost same.
Last week I got this opportunity to meet Amish Tripathi, the author of the book, who was surprised that a movie has already come out with his concept. I made this point when he was discussing about his plans to make a movie based on the book.

I've listed out the similarities and have mailed it to Amish, which are as follows.



The people of Meluha wait desperately for a savior

The people of the mysterious village wait desperately for a savior, whom they call as GOD

Throat turning blue is an indication of Lord

Here they don’t have the neelakanta concept but there exists a plot by which the Lord will be discovered

Shiva is considered as GOD, and he hates being called that because he thinks he is a normal human being like anyone

Mahesh Babu is considered as GOD, and even he hates being called

Later part of the book Shiva, internalises the belief that he is Lord


Nandi always accompanies Shiva

In this movie there is this character(played by Shafi) who always sticks to him wherever he goes..and who is also from the mysterious village

Bhadra is a good friend of Shiva

In this one, he doesn’t have a childhood friend but a person (played by Ali) becomes his good friend and sticks around with him

There is one scene in which Mahesh and Ali booze and then talk about the heroine (played by Anushka), it just resembles the scene when Shiva and Bhadra have marijuana and talk about Sati
The movie has a song "Sada Siva", praising Lord Shiva..which shows that the director of the movie has used the image and character of Lord Shiva to portray the character of the protagonist.


  1. i guess, i would be reading this book soon, it sounds interesting

  2. well said.
    excellent way of putting things.

  3. looks like it is an interesting book. i will add that to my read list.

  4. Thanks! for letting us know that you exist :P
    Well dissected. Wow! you met the author. Where and what was it like? That calls for another post.

  5. wooaaahhh...
    do do review ek sath :)
    jhakkkkas :D

  6. @The generalist
    I hope u like it..

  7. @Vee I wrote a review on the book also do read that..

  8. @Shas
    :) yes I am very tata photon now..
    i met him in one of our alumni meets..we both r from same college

  9. S
    :P.. ya..ek theer se do nishaana :)

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