AKA: – Naan Ee
Year: – 2012
Language: Tamil, Telugu
Genre: fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Duration: 2 hours 9 minutes
Cast: – Naani, Samantha, Sudeep, Santhanam
“Naan Ee” is a 2012 Indian Tamil Fictional film written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli. It is an escapist, comic book like fantasy film, with lot of state of the art Visual effects which works big times as it is pure entertainment. An ordinary housefly is the hero of this movie.
Naani, the young-at-heart hero is killed off by the omnipotent Villain, Sudeep in a move of frustration for not being able to sleep with his ladylove, Bindu. Later that night, his restless spirit makes its way into the egg of an unborn housefly. When the egg hatches, he’s reincarnated as a housefly. His aim is not so simple…Take revenge!
It’s funny how a tiny housefly can create such chaos in the life of a powerful, corrupt businessman. The Fly’s edge lies in its shortcomings.
Upon release, it received rave reviews and was an unusual and overwhelming success. The movie has also earned a place as one of the all time best earners in overseas markets.
Movie: From up on Poppy Hill
AKA: From Kokuriko Hill
Romaji: Kokuriko-Zaka Kara
Director: Goro Miyazaki
Writer: Tetsuo Sayama (manga), Chizuru Takahashi (manga), Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa
Producer: Tetsuro Sayama, Toshio Suzuki, Chizuru Takahashi
Release Date: July 16, 2011
Runtime: 91 min
Production Company: Studio Ghibli
Masami Nagasawa – Umi Matsuzaki
Junichi Okada – Shun Kazama
Keiko Takeshita – Hana Matsuzaki
Yuriko Ishida – Miki Hokuto
Rumi Hiragi – Sachiko Hirokoji
Jun Fubuki – Yoshiko Matsuzaki
Takashi Naito – Yoshio Onodera
The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama.
Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 year-old boy, Shun, always sees this flag from the sea as he rides a tugboat to school.
In preparation for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, people are destroying the old and believing only in the magnificence of the new. In that time, at a high school in Yokohama, a small struggle occurred. The building of the Culture Club, nicknamed Quartier Latin, is old but full of history and memories. Should it be destroyed or preserved? In the middle of this, Umi and Shun meet. Shun appeals to the students who want to protect the building. Umi suggests a big clean up of the building to show its good parts.
Gradually the pair are drawn to each other but they are faced with a sudden trial. They may be siblings. Even so, they keep going without running from reality. Then, in the middle of the battle and the aftermath, they come to know how their parents met, loved and lived.
AKA: Mirai Sh?nen Konan
Genre: Animation, science fiction
Duration: 26 episodes
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Future Boy Conan is an anime series, which premiered across Japan on the NHK network between April 4 and October 31, 1978. It is an adaptation of Alexander Key’s novel “The Incredible Tide”. The story begins in July 2008, during a time when mankind is faced with the threat of extinction. A devastating war fought between two major nations with ultramagnetic weapons far greater than anything seen earlier brings about total chaos and destruction throughout the world, resulting in several earthquakes and tidal waves, the earth thrown off its axis, its crust being rocked by massive movements, and the five continents being torn completely apart and sinking deep below the sea. An attempt by a group of people to flee to outer space failed, with their spaceships being forced back to earth and vanishing, thus shattering their hopes. But one of the spaceships narrowly escaped destruction and crash landed on a small island which had miraculously survived the devastation. The crew members of the spaceship settled there, as if they were seeds sown on the island. Amidst these survivors, a boy named Conan was born, bringing a new ray of hope to the earth. After several years, during which most of the other survivors had died and the only people left on the island were Conan and his grandfather, he meets a young girl named Lana, and their adventure begins. Between the different islands left in the world: Industria, High Harbor, Rambent, and others, the group travel and coflect rises between good and evil.
A.K.A: Chikyuu ga Ugoita Hi
Runtime: 1hour 141mn
Director: Gotou Toshio
Cast: Tetsuya Okazaki, Tetsuo Sakaguchi, Keiko Takeshita
January 16, 1995. Tsuyoshi Takahashi, a young student at Shiokaze elementary, is driven solely to get excellent grades. Because of this he often ignores those around him in his pursuit of perfection. Miho, a young girl in his class that wishes he would appreciate the people around him. Kazu a sickly and bed ridden classmate that lives near him. January 17, the 1995 Kobe / Hyogoken-Nanbu Earthquake strikes killing more than 6000 people and leaving 300 000 more homeless. Measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale, it was the largest Earthquake to hit Japan since the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. In the aftermath of the quake, Tsuyoshi’s finds his priorities changing. Dealing with the death of one friend while helping another to cope with a very personal loss, Tsuyoshi is forced to mature into someone who can no longer ignore the suffering around him. (from AniDB)
A.K.A: Meitantei Conan: Chinmoku no kuôtâ
Runtime: 1hour 49mn
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Director: Kobun Shizuno
Cast: Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama, Shohei Yamaguchi, Naoko Matsui
The story begins with a threat against the Tokyo governor, but Conan’s quick thinking prevents any fatalities when a subway tunnel is blown up. Conan learns there may be a connection to a village that was relocated for the construction of a dam, and he races to stop the criminal before the next attack.
AKA: Toshi Densetsu Monogatari Hikiko, Hikiko: Toshi Densetsu Monogatari
Runtime: 41 mins.
Genre: Animation, Horror, Short
Director: Kishi Kaisei
Cast: Ueda Daiki, Saito Mizuki, Suzuki Daisuke, Kezuka Atsuya, Akasaka Yuki, Togi Mikuru
Satoshi returns to his hometown after years of being away, carrying with him terrible memories of his past. He remembers the day Satoko Kisiki joined his class – it was the rainy season, and her unusual body made her an easy target for cruel bullying, though Satoshi never took part in the mean tricks that were played on her. However, soon he found himself relentlessly chased by a mysterious and deformed girl whose long dark hair obscured her face. Was this a simple case of a joke gone too far, or was a poor, mistreated girl looking to take revenge on those who made her life miserable?