Anbe Sivam (Love is God) is a 2003 Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama
film directed by Sundar C. and produced by K. Muralitharan,
V. Swaminathan and G. Venugopal of Lakshmi Movie Makers. The film was
written by Kamal Haasan (pictured), with dialogues provided by Madhan.
Featuring Haasan, Madhavan and Kiran Rathod in the lead roles, the film
tells the story of an unexpected journey from Bhubaneswar to Chennai.
The musical score was composed by Vidyasagar. Arthur A. Wilson and
M. Prabhaharan undertook responsibility for the film's cinematography
and art direction, respectively. Produced on a budget of
₹120 million, Anbe Sivam's themes include communism, atheism,
altruism and humanism. The film garnered positive reviews from critics,
but underperformed at the box office. It is now regarded as a classic
and a cult film in Tamil cinema. At the 51st Filmfare Awards South, it
received a Special Jury Award. Madhavan was awarded Best Actor at the
2003 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anbe_Sivam>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Baldwin I was crowned the first king of Jerusalem (depicted)
in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Four Scottish university students removed the Stone of Scone,
used in the coronations of Scottish and British monarchs, from
Westminster Abbey in London.
British computer programmer Tim Berners-Lee introduced
WorldWideWeb, the world's first web browser and WYSIWYG HTML editor.
Russian president Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill
officially adopting a new national anthem, with music by Alexander
Vasilyevich Alexandrov originally composed for the anthem of the Soviet
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Synonym of Christkind (“a personification of the baby Jesus who, in
German-speaking parts of Europe, takes the place of Santa Claus in
bringing gifts to people at Christmastime”)
2. Synonym of Santa Claus
3. Synonym of secret Santa (“a Christmas tradition where a group of
people give anonymous gifts to each other, with each person randomly
selected to give a gift to one other person; a person who anonymously
gives a present to another in such a gift exchange”)
4. A gift given in a Kris Kringle or secret Santa gift exchange.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The advent of every baby completely upsets his little world, both
physically and spiritually. And it is not one of the smallest values of
the fact that the Saviour of the world came into it as a baby, that it
reminds men that every baby is born a savior, to some extent, from
selfishness and greed and sin in the little circle which his advent
--Halford E. Luccock
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