Monday, 31 December 2018

The 2018 Suki Awards- A Dedication To Malaysian Tamil Films

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It’s that time of the year again and The Annual Suki Awards is back for it’s 3rd Edition. The Suki Awards is a small effort from my side to reflect on all the Tamil films that I watched in that year and come up with my own nominations for each category and its winner. However this year around I am going to dedicate it on just Malaysian Tamil Films that I have watched in 2018

In the 3rd Edition, there are going to be 8 categories. This year’s Suki Awards will see the following categories. 

Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Song
Best Music Director
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Film

In total there were 8 Malaysian Tamil Films released in 2018 but I have only watch 7 of them. The one I missed was Neeyum Naanum thus I would not put Neeyum Naanum in any of the categories as it would be unfair to evaluate them without having watched them.

Below are the list of Malaysian Tamil Films I have watched in 2018

Now let’s kick start the event today with the very first category, The Best Supporting Actress. And the nominees are:

Sara Baskin in Ghora
Bagya Arivukarasu in Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Hemaji in Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey

All three talented actress provided 3 very different type of performances and it was a though to pick up a winner. Sara was fantastic with her subtle evilness, Bagaya as the over possessive girlfriend and Hemaji as the cute naughty little sister you would want to have.

However a winner needs to be pick and the 2018 Suki Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress goes to Hemaji!!!! 

Moving to next award, it is for The Best Supporting Actor. This was indeed a very tough category for me to pick my 3 nominees and a couple of actors who did give excellence performances had to be omitted out as there is only 3 nominees

The nominees for The Best Supporting Actor are:

Kuben Mahadevan In Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Mugen Rao MGR In Ghora
Yuvaraj Krishnasamy in Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey

All 3 actors had huge and vital scope in their respective films and they all brought out various emotions out of their characters through out the film journey. However my winner for The Best Supporting Actor goes to Kuben Mahadevan for SSL.

The scene by the beach with Saresh after "Anni" passes away is the one that makes the difference for me thus Kuben wins it

It is time for some music and now we have the award for The Best Song award. 2018 was a great musical year and we were blessed with too many amazing songs. It was almost impossible to pick just 3 songs as the nominees. I had to hear back all the songs a countless number of times and here are the nominees of The Suki Awards Best Song:

Aasai Kerthanai from Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Theeya Vazhiyile from Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey
Valikkirathey from Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey

I think this is the one category I am most indecisive about. Everytime I hear the songs, my favourite pick changes. I sometime feel it is a crime that Vedigundu Pasange songs doesn't make into the list. Yet a winner needs to be selected and for me it is Theeya Vazhiyile that wins the Best Song of the Suki Awards 2018. Enjoyed the heaviness of the song and the dark shade it gives plus the strong vocal.

Moving on now is time for The Best Music Director Award. The Best Song Award is given for the judgement of one song only while The Best Music Director Award is to be judge upon the completeness of the overall album and the BGM of the film.
The nominees are:

Vivek-Mervin for Vedigundu Pasange
Ztish for Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey
Shameshan Mani Maren & Neroshen  for Sughamaai Subbulakshmi

Once again, this was indeed a tough decision to make. Every music director gave something very special and memorable in these films but there can only be 1 winner. The 2018 Suki Awards for The Best Music Director goes to…… Shameshan Mani Maren & Neroshan for Sughamaai Subbulakshmi

Having done with the music portion of the awards, lets turn our attention back to the film side of the awards. Next up is the best director award.  Ant the nominees are:

Karthik Shamalan for Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Devendran Arunasalam for Ghora
Dr. Vimala Perumal for Vedigundu Pasange

The winner of the 2017 Suki Awards for Best Director goes to Dr. Vimala Perumal. Completing the Pasange trilogy was an amazing feat and having the film to breach the 1 million Ringgit Box Office Collection Mark was a real success. Enjoyed how clean the film was and surely Dr. Vimala Perumal is a worthy winner.

Now moving the main event of the award show. It is time for The Best Actress Award. 2018 has been a fantastic year as more films are being designed in a manner where the heroine has a vital scope to play in the film and have a say in the story. Now here is the nomination for The Best Actress Award.

Punitah Shanmugam  In Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Yasmin Nadiah In Ghora
Sangeetha Krishnasamy In Vedigundu Pasange

It is great to see more films giving heroine proper scope and importance in a film and these actress have all pulled their weight and did justice to the roles given. Picking the winner in this category was  not a tough decision for me although the nominations were strong. The Winner of The 2018 Suki Award Best Actress goes to Punitah Shanmugam.

I was massively impressed by her performance in SSL and knew for a long time that this is going to be her year in the Suki Awards. Bold, strong and stunning was her performance and thus she is the winner

Into the final 2 awards of the show and now is time for the Best Actor Award. The nominees are.

Denes Kumar In Vedigundu Pasange
Saresh D'Seven  In Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Kabil Ganesan In Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey

3 actors playing 3 different characters in 3 films which were unique in their own way. It wasn’t easy to compare one actor’s performance to the other. The 3 of them were truly amazing in the films they acted. And here it is, the winner of the final award as The Best Actor in The Suki Award goes to Saresh D'Seven for his brilliant performance in Sughamaai Subbulakshmi

Now it’s the main event and the final award. It's  time for the Best Film Award in the 3rd Annual Suki Awards. The quality of films this year has been excellent and here are my top 3 nominations:

Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey
Sughamaai Subbulakshmi

I love a film takes me through a journey. I want to travel with the story and feel like one of the character. I should feel the pain and joy the characters throughout the film and when the film comes to end I would want to be able to reflect back at what had just happen and connect it to my life.

From that it was Sughamaai Subbulakshmi which allowed me to do so and thus it is The Winner of The 2018 Suki Awards 2018 Best Film.

Congratulations to all the winners of The 2018 Suki Awards. It is my great pleasure to do this and see you guys back again in The 2019 Suki Awards next year.

Here you go, an award for the winners :P

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018

The Return of SA: I Was Not Ready Da

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If you love Tamil stand up comedy, then I will never buy it if you have never once watched Aravind SA’s Lungi Dance explanation on YouTube and went on laughing and clapping like a retarded seal.

You know this man is so funny when he received 7.9 IMDB rating for his first tour titled “ Madrasi Da” in this niche market.  With the fame gained, SA is now known as the most recognisable Chennai comedian around the globe, and has returned to Malaysia with a whole new ball game called “I Was Not Ready Da”.

With “I  Was Not Ready Da” Aravind SA takes a satirical look at his unplanned success, from becoming a stand-up comic to ending up on Amazon Prime, a journey that he claims he wasn’t ready for.

“When I first started off, I didn’t expect to be who I am today with a show on Amazon and tours across the globe. I was not ready for it and that’s what the show is all about,” said Aravind SA.

Malaysian event promoter, Phoenix PR, teams up with SA for the 2nd time after “Madrasi Da” and are excited to bring his 2nd special, “ I Was Not Ready Da” to SA’s Malaysian fans.

“The atmosphere at his ‘Madrasi Da’ show in January 2018 was something that I had never experienced before. It felt more like a rock concert. SA’s shows are a high-octane affair and the laughter never stops from ‘hello’ to ‘goodnight’. ‘I Was Not Ready Da’ has already shattered the records of its predecessor and the 27th of January is going to be a special night of non-stop comedy, said Vinodh Menon, CEO of Phoenix PR.

 Don’t forget to make your calendar for the return of Aravind SA with his 2nd stand up special, “I Was Not Ready Da” at PJ Live Arts on the 27th of January 2019 as the tickets are from as low as RM90 per ticket. You know that’s a great deal for a night that’s going to be filled with laugh-till-your-stomach-aches.

Who doesn't want to kick of 2019 with a good laugh? Lesser than 30 days away, you should already be clicking the link ( ) to grab the tickets to Aravind SA’s ‘I Was Not Ready Da’before it’s gone!

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Monday, 3 December 2018


Holla people of Northern Malaysia. How is your weekend looking like? Are you looking for the perfect plan for this weekend? We may just have the right thing in store for you. December is month of celebration and Deepavali vibes is still not over yet for us.

And is not only us who are feeling this but even the students of UniMAP too are still feeling the Deepavali vibes strongly! That is why these amazing bunch of students from UniMAP are putting together one hell of show for you this Saturday on the 8th of December 2019 from 7pm to 12am at Dewan ILMU UniMAP, Pauh called DEEPA NAKSHATRA ’18

Boggler Blogger was able to catch up with Narresh Gnanaprakasam, a 20 year old Mechatronics Engineering student from UniMAP, who is also the President for the Deepa Nakshatra ’18 Event to understand further why people like YOU & ME should attend The Deepa Nakshatra ‘18

All the university students and public are cordially invited to our BIGGEST cultural Deepavali night event of the year, Deepa Nakshatra ‘18. This will be a great stressbuster for your hectic weekdays.

Students will get the chance to socialize and create a network with other students by joining this event as well and for the public this is a chance to blow off some steam watching some amazing performance at such a low price.

Also people will be able to understand further the meaning behind the festival of light. So what are you waiting for, grab those tickets and enjoy a night full of lights, joy and entertainment.

That was just a little teaser to why they think you should attend this event. Now I am going to give you 5 reasons which you can’t turn down and just have to attend this colorful show this weekend. Are you ready? Here you go.

1.     Mugen Rao.

How many of you here are a fan of Mugen Rao put your hands up! (I’m literally putting my hands up while typing this lol!). Mugen Rao is an individual who needs no further introduction.

He is such a big hit among the people for his vocals. The talented singer who is a heartthrob among the ladies will be performing specially for you at Deepa Nakshatra’ 18.

Fresh from the his success from Ghora and now Kl to KK, Mugen Rao will be on stage this Saturday to sing his heart out just for you. Get your tickets quickly and you’ll be able to see the man himself up close and personal.

He is going to be performing a few songs and I surely hope he does sing my personal favorite “Pogiren”.

2.     The Host- Hema Ji & James

The ever whacky and chatty duo Hema Ji & James are going to be your host for the night. This duo has been rocking all over the country, hosting events & wedding and it surely an added attraction to have this pair to host Deepa Nakshatra’ 18.

Hema Ji & James have been stealing the lime light recently is drama called “Ilamai Itho Itho” and now we will get the chance to see the pair up on stage entertaining you with their humor approach of hosting.

P/s: I hope that we would be able to hear some of Hema Ji's Ilamai Itho Itho "British English" this Saturday

Fun Fact: Hema Ji and Mugen Rao are currently the host of an Astro Travelogue show called “KL to KK”.

If you are a fan of them, then this is another reason why you should be here this Saturday 8th of December 2018 from 7pm to 12 am.

3.     Stage Play by UniMAP Students

How many of you knows the real story behind Deepavali. To be honest I am not the most clear about the story revolving the festive of light. Afraid not, the talented students of UniMAP are coming together to put on a stage play on showing us the untold story of Deepavali.

4.     King & Queen of the Night

A Deepavali themed event has to be colorful. And I am sure if you are attending such an event, you would want to come in looking as sharp and stunning as possible.

With the King & Queen honoree up for grabs in Deepa Nakshatra ’18, this is all the more reasons you need you to bring out those fancy colorful shinny clothes you have in your wardrobe.

I am sure all of you would have gotten some fancy new outfit for Deepavali and now here is your chance to put it on parade in this glorious event.

I think I would be in red for this event, what about you?

5.     Various Performances

Apart from Mugen Rao set on being the star of the night, the organizing committee of Deepa Nakshatra’18 has lined up an amazing number of performance just for you to blow of some steam this Saturday away from a hectic week.

There are going to be various performance at Deepa Nakshatra’18 ranging from Urumi Melam to rapping, jamming, singing and of cause dancing.

To make it all the more worthwhile you can get all this experience with a ticket price of just RM 10. RM 10 for so much entertainment and joy in one night. Now that’s value for money.

Apart from these 5 reasons I have given you, another reason why I think YOU should attend this event is to give the students organizing this huge event a success that they deserve.

Having been a student before in my life who was part of committee that had organize these kind of event, I truly understand the challenge that these students have to go through to pull this off while balancing their classes and studies.

With so much of effort going in from the team of 45 people, I would love to see this event become a bigger success than they would have ever hoped for.

Also to make this event go larger than life, some amazing souls have steeped in to sponsor the students of UniMAP in order to have a wonderful Deepa Nakshatra '18. Huge shout out to Minvera and Sena for stepping up to support these students in their event.

Minverva needs no further introduction, they are like the number one perfume brand in Malaysia who are heavily endorsed by a huge number of local celebrities and also Sena who are well known for their hair care treatments!

Top: Minerva; Bottom: Sena

And the sponsorship support doesn't just stop there. The Gift Lab has graciously sponsored the souvenir's for the VIP, Sound Visual 8009 Production who have came in as some of the equipment sponsor and Dr. Hari who has generously been supporting the students of UniMAP over time. This time around he has sponsored the food for this event. needs no further introduction, they are like the number one perfume brand in Malaysia who are heavily endorsed by a huge number of local celebrities and also Sena who are well known for their hair care treatments!

Finally, of cause none other than Hemaji Events who has been at the heart of this event along with the students supporting in terms of event coordination and sponsorship management. Thank you to all these wonderful souls for coming together and ensuring that Deepa Nakshatra '18 gets to be one of the biggest event UniMAP will ever see.

Shall you are interested to attend this event or purchase the tickets below are the contact details.

I repeat, the ticket is just RM 10!

See you this Saturday. Datang, jangan tak datang yea!

Ms.Thiviya (0146024385)
Mr. Kiru (0104569808)
Mr. Shoben (0162509791)
Mr. Baldwin (0149451581)

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Tinder Vazhi Orru Cantippu

It is almost 3.45 p.m. The date was supposed to be at 3.30 p.m. Aadya has been at the coffeehouse waiting for her date to be there since 3.15 p.m. Aadya is a 27 year old strong independent woman. She is a bold and confident woman who has very high self-esteem and a very successful one in the corporate world. Aadya identifies her as a feminist.

How can one not be punctual on a date? I shouldn’t have said yes to the date. This is just a waste of time. If he isn’t here in 5 minutes I am leaving.” Said Aadya in a WhatsApp text to her close friend Varun.

Relax Aadya. He will be there I’m sure. Maybe he ran into some traffic. He seemed like a nice guy over text Aadya. Give him the benefit of the doubt.” Replied Varun to Aadya over Whatsapp.

Whatever Varun. 5 minutes or I am out. Alright 15 more minutes tops and I am out.” Replied Aadya to Varun.

As she replied Varun’s text and kept the phone on the table while taking a sip out of her coffee, a young dashing man approaches her table and speaks to her.

That’s a very nice purple dress Aadya. Hi I’m Aanand, the guy from Tinder.” Said Aanand as he lent his hand to greet her.

There he was Aanand, the young 29 year old guy who is Aadya’s date. He certainly did look dashing in the red shirt tucked into his jeans with his sleeves folded halfway to his arm and with a classic full beard. Upon shacking his hand, Aadya certainly did feel that Aanand was confident man himself. With that her frustration about Aanand begun to subside.

Have a seat Aanand and let me call the waiter for you.” Said Aadya to Aanand.

Sure.” Said Aanand.

Hi sir welcome to Three Little Birds. Here is our menu. What would you like to have?” Greeted the waiter towards Aanand.

I heard your hot chocolate is good. I’ll have one of that please. And Aadya what would you like to have. Ah I see you have ordered your drink.” Said Aanand as he realized Aadya has already had her drink.

You can’t blame a girl for ordering a drink first when her date is late right.” Said Aadya cheekily.

Well first let me apologize for being late. That was bad on me. I had to run to the hospital real quick while I was on the way here.” Said Aanand apologetically.

Hospital? Why what’s wrong? Owh yeah you are a doctor right Aanand?” Said Aadya towards Aanand in hesitation and concern.

Yes Aadya. I am a doctor. Yeap everything is good. I am going on a 10 days leave starting tomorrow and they just needed my opinion on something before I’m on leave.” Said Aanand to Aadya.

That’s nice. On leave huh? Travelling anywhere Aanand?” Asked Aadya.

Yes yes I will be travelling. Actually I am quite much a traveler to be honest. I am flying over for a week long back packing trip across Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Flying off tomorrow.” Said Aanand in excitement towards Aadya.

That’s cool. I don’t really fancy travelling that much though. I don’t know why but I never felt the excitement about travelling. I am always just so occupied with work, I hardly find time to do anything else.” Said Aadya to Aanand.

Owh you should try it Aadya. It is amazing. You should travel solo. It is so liberating. A woman like you will surely love. It will help you rediscover yourself away from work.” Encouraged Aanand towards Aadya.

It does sound interesting Aanand. I guess it something I might consider in the future.” Nodded Aadya.

Hi sir, here is your hot chocolate.” Greeted the waiter while handing over the hot chocolate towards Aanand.

Thank you!” said Aanand to the waiter.

Hot chocolate in a coffeehouse eh Aanand.” Asked Aadya towards Aanand.

Well yeah I am not really a coffee person actually Aadya. Never really liked the taste of it. Despite being a doctor I am very much a sweet tooth person and love chocolates much.” Said Aanand with a smile speaking about chocolates towards Aadya.

Haha you must really love chocolates don’t you Aanand.” Asked Aadya.

Owh yes chocolates is love haha. Chocolate bars, cakes, cookies, drinks or anything. If there is chocolate in it, I am all up for it.” Said Aanand excitedly.

I don’t really like them actually. I am a coffee person. I like it strong and raw. Owh the aroma from the coffee early morning is one of the best smell to wake up. I could go on a coffee spree all day long.” Said Aadya.

That is interesting. I tried it a few times but nah I just can’t haha. So Aadya what brings you Tinder?” Asked Aanand.

There was silence around the coffee table.

Well Aanand, I am not looking for anything to be honest at the moment. Maybe a couple of dates but nothing more. Not into relationships or anything. Actually it was my friend Varun who insisted I got on Tinder so that I would actually meet people and not be stuck in at work." Explained Aadya.

How about you Aanand. Why are you on Tinder?” asked Aadya.

Well my job makes me spend many hours at the hospital, treating people and so on. The only human interaction I get is work and that’s why I came on Tinder. Looking for some dates and companionship.” Said Aanand.

Companionship as in relationship or something physical like a hook up?” Asked Aadya curiously.

Honestly a little of both. With the way things are going on in my life, I am very much open to both. But it should happen on its own not something I would seek for. If it happens, it happens. If not I am fine. It will be nice meeting people always.” Explained Aadya.

Well that’s very honest of bold of you to say that. We are very opposite people Aanand. From beverage to travelling to dating and relationship we are extremely contrasting.” Said Aadya.

Yeah that’s true and I like that Aadya. It is always nice meeting someone different. It challenges your thought process. It is really fun talking to you Aadya but I got to leave now. I have another appointment now. Need to pick up some photography gears before I travel tomorrow.” Said Aanand.

Ah you are into photography as well? Well yeah sure Aanand. You go ahead. Have a safe trip!” Greeted Aadya.

There is a lot more to me Aadya, perhaps on the second date I can tell you more.” Said Aanand with a smile as he stood up to leave.

We shall see if there is a second date Aanand. I will text you alright. Take care Aanand. Bye.” Said Aadya.

The pair of them shacked hands and Aanand walked out of the coffee shop and headed back.

The date is over Varun. He just left.” Said the text from Aadya to Varun as she took a bite of her cookie.

So how did it go? Is there a second date?” Replied Varun.


-To be continued-

Sunday, 16 September 2018

8 Things You Missed By NOT Attending MOJO’s MILFF 2018

Last week, this time, I was still mesmerized on how amazing MOJO Project’s MILFF 2018 was. It wouldn’t have been easy, coordinating so many big names and giving each a length of slot they deserve and to do all of this whilst the other 3 shows they had previously this year. Was MILFF the best of them all? No, because each was individually fantastic. But was this lit? DEFINITELY YES! Join us as we countdown the top 8 things you’ve missed by not being there, experiencing one of the greatest show put together in Malaysia!

1. The Opening Act: PU4LYF Adding The Malaysian Flavor

PU4LYF did justice to the stage that was shared with other international artistes and gave the crowd what they wanted to listen, whilst adding the Malaysian colours to their performance.  I loved the concept PU4LYF used for this show. They would start off by singing a Kollywood song and then mash it up and blend it with an Original PU4LYF song or A Malaysian Classic Tamil song. That’s right  PU4LYF performed Malaysian classics like Kokorogiri, Akkamaage and Jagat songs with ease! The end of their slot literally set the stage on fire when Santhesh sang Amalina and the entire team sang Vai-Lapalam. Huge shoutout of DJ Ruckes on the deck, the guy was amazing by hyping the crowd up with some amazing mixing.

2.  Aalaporan Thamizhan

You know Aalaporan Tamizhan is set to be sang when you see the names of Sathyaprakash & Pooja on the performers list for MILFF 2018 and although I have heard them performing this exact piece on the television over a bunch of times, the goosebumps when they performed live was real! Being a huge Vijay fan myself, this was a very special moment for me as there was an emotional bond with this song, and it was evident among the crowd with it being one of the most cheered songs that night.

3   3. Rajhesh Vaidhya

Rajhesh Vaidhya- the maestro of Veenai walked on the stage and pushed up the energy level, which went skyrocketing when Sathyaprakash sang along his veenai tunes for Enggeyum Eppothum. Some music will leave you speechless and the experience, you will carry it forever. The one moment I’ll never forget was when the great man was dazzling us with some Veenai magic, he suddenly blended in Metallica’s Enter Sandman’s tune. That led to roaring cheers from the crowd and myself. 

This was one of a kind of music and performance. Another favourite was Thendral Vanthe Theendum. Raja sir’s magic was captured to perfection and I didn’t know veenai, such a traditional instrument could lead such a musical act. His gig end on a high, not just figuratively but literally as well by him lifting his Veenai high up in the hair with one hand as a sign his gig is done. Pure music madness

4      4. Anuradha Sriram’s Duet With Sasi The Don

Although a big portion of Sasi The Don’s performance couldn’t keep up with the energy and atmosphere created by Rajesh Vidhya, when Anurdha Sriram started their duet, ABCD from Sasi The Don’s new album, the crowd got back up! Although, one thing I would’ve done differently is that I would’ve swapped this slot with PU4LYF’s opening slot because when PU4LYF was performing, many was still arriving and they did not get the recognition they deserve.

5    5. Sean Roldan’s Medley

It was definitely a privilege to watch this man create music live, on stage at MILFF 2018. Sean has always been unique and his medley from Power Paandi was highly appreciated by the crowd. He is the very few that can make fantastic music and can sing well and I really enjoyed Kannaana Kanne from Naanum Rowdy Dhaan. Sean Roldan also had a very different concept because most of the words uttered while he was on stage were using a recorded video.

6      6. Leon James Unplugged Verratama Veraturiye

I have been a huge fan on Leon James since I watched KO 2 & his Kanne Kanne for Madras 7UP Gig and it literally connected to me so much when he performed Verratama Veraturiye. I would consider this as an impromptu performance as it was a filler for the technical fault that was happening on stage. But, Leon being him, the filler was gold and definitely touched the hearts of many with the melodious tune.

7     7. Andrea’s Shape Of You & Urvasi

Who knew? Who knew that they are going to walk in MILFF 2018 and hear Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You? Nobody! It was a fantastic surprise as no one saw it coming. The Mashup between Shape Of You & Urvasi Urvasi was a thing of pure genius  and Andrea’s stage performance surely needs credits because she constantly knew how to manage the pulse of the audience. 

Andrea also proved her versatility with a classic, Vaa Vaa Pakkam Vaa, a 90’s hit, Shakalaka Baby, an upbeat latest song, Hey Mama Trouser Kalendechi and her most successful song in her singing career, Who’s the Hero? Another goosebump moment is when Andrea achieved the high portion at the end of Who’s The Hero. It was simply WOW!

     8. Benny Dayal

The final act of the night was highly energetic, Benny Dayal. It was high octane energy from the moment till the very end from Benny. He kept changing caps throughout his gig and they looked super cool!  Let me tell you another thing, THIS MAN CAN DANCE, WHILE SINGING! I have no idea how he manages his breathing. 

His performance started with Taxi Taxi and then it was Kanire from Dil Se. The fans where almost losing their voice screaming and cheering at this point. Songs like Usulampetti Pen Kutty, ChikkuBukku, Pettai Rap, Aathangara Marame, Anthe Arabic Kadaloram and Guleba definitely justified his presence to be the grand closing act. It was mesmerizing and another moment I would treasure forever!

Overall, MILFF 2018 was fantastic and definitely value for the money. And it’s a wrap for MOJO this year. The pressure is on MOJO now as I have no idea how are they going to outdo this amazing concert next year *hint hint ARR live,please!*

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Decoding Sheezay

In a couple of days’ time, Mojo Project’s MILFF 2018 is set to happen. September 8th is a date not to be missed by all music lovers in Malaysia, as one the biggest concerts is set to come to life. Happening from 5.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at Starxpo Centre, KWC Fashion Mall in KL, MILFF (short for Malaysian Independent Live Fusion Festival) will see a great line up of top class musicians set to entertain Malaysians with a variety of music.

Talented musicians such as Andrea Jeremiah, Benny Dayal, Sean Roldan, veenai maestro Rajhesh Vaidhya and many more is set to entertain the crowd for more than six hours. Those who had attended the last two MILFFs in 2016 and 2017 knows well enough that MILFF 2018 is going to raise the bar of excellence up.

Despite being a real fanboy of Andrea, one of the biggest reason that I am very excited about MILFF 2018 is because one of my favourite Malaysian record label, PU4LYF is will share the main stage with the Indian stars.

I am a firm believer that our musicians are just as good as any other musicians in the world and as much as it is amazing to watch musicians from India perform live for us, I have always wanted to see a Malaysian base group get a full slot in a major gig like MILFF. Looks like 2018 is a lucky year indeed as that dream is set to happen with PU4LYF at MILFF 2018.

With less than a week to go to this grand show, I had a chance to catch up with a member of PU4LYF. He is none other than Sheezay. Sheezay is well known and established as a rapper and is well known among his fans for hit songs “Saage Poren”, “Vai Lapalam” and “Bayappadaathey” from Acham Thavir.

I had the opportunity to ask him a couple of questions and below is a transcript of our interview. Happy reading!

Sukesh: How did you get yourself into singing as a career? It is said that you started performing from an age of 8. Is that true?

Sheezay: My first stage performance was when I was eight, and back then I didn't know that I could actually sing. The claps and praises that I got from my teachers and friends at the end of my performance were something I didn’t expect, and I clearly remember one of my teacher’s saying that I should sing more in future.

I never anticipated that one day I would become a full time musician because I had no idea how things worked in this industry back then. The only thing that I had in my mind was that I wanted to succeed and make my parents proud.

Fast forward years later, and here I am today! A lot of people fail because they give importance to fame first, they don’t put in the work. For me fame is just an empty bubble, I’m more into winning.

Sukesh: I think it is great to see that you are passionate about winning. What was the song that first gave you a breakthrough and made you well known with the Malaysian audience?”

Sheezay: I would say Gettho Disco from Rabbit and Friends 1 and Rockaboy from Kambathu Rapper.”

Sukesh: “You have sung for both Kollywood and Malaysian Film. What is the difference from both these experience?”

Sheezay: “The only challenge that we would face singing for a Kollywood movie is that sometimes you wouldn’t know which actor you will be laying your vocals for. That’s what happened on my experience for my collaboration with GV Prakash, I had limited information and all I knew was I would be doing dance song, only after the final changes on the lyrics I knew it was for Vijay’s Thalaiva.

Local movies are relatively easier to work on because the director or the composers knows what they actually want and if there’s any amendments needs to be done, it can be done immediately.”

Sukesh: “Vijay fans out there reading this is surely going to love the fact that you have landed your voice for him before. What genre of song do you feel best suits you and are you open to experiment with different genres?”

Sheezay: “I love rap music, and yes I have done few songs on different genres like Rock, POP and so on. I usually don’t limit myself to the genera of music  usually saturated with and plus music trend changes every 6 months, so as a musician I believe that you have to also adapt to the changes accordingly to enhance our learning in this field.”

Sukesh: “It’s been a long wait for us to see a Malaysian band get a full slot in MILFF, and this year PU4LYF are having a gig here. What can we anticipate from you guys?”

Sheezay: “I can assure you that this will be something really Unique. We are going all out. Come & witness that.”

Sukesh: “What is next for Sheezay after MILFF 2018?”

Sheezay: “Another single featuring Rabbit.Mac for my next album Kambathu Rapper 2 and I’ve also signed for a movie and the shoot is on progress. So that's new on my side.”

Sukesh: “What makes MILFF 2018 a special event not to be missed?”

Sheezay: “MILFF 2018 is one of the biggest and greatest event because they put together so many talented and well known musicians under one roof to give the best treat for the music lovers. There is nothing like this and there will be no other like it. It's a must experience for every music maniacs out there. No minus one, No miming and everything is live!!”

I came out of the interview feeling more thrilled than before and can’t wait to watch PU4LYF and all those other top musicians to perform live in front of us this Saturday, 8th September 2018 from 5.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at Starxpo Centre, KWC Fashion Mall in KL. Trust me this is one concert not to be miss!!!! See you there!