2017 edition of The Wipro Chennai Marathon is a new and improved one. This edition will see a new route (hopefully good one) but we would be missing running the marina route 🙁 The highlight of the route is thats its fully flat! The weather is also great, so can attempt a personal best!
Scenes from The Running and Fitness expo held at the Chennai Trade Centre
So the news is that Gautham vasudev menon is debuting in Malayalam cinema, hold on, not as a director but as an actor! You read it right, GVM, as he is fondly called, was in kochi recently for the official audio launch of forthcoming Malayalam movie “Naam” where he is doing a cameo as “GVM” himself.
Association with NAAM
Naam is produced and directed by Joshy Thomas Pallickal under the banner of JTP films. And GVM had lot of good things to say about the director. “Joshy contacted me and narrated the theme of the movie and I liked it’ says GVM. The movie narrates the story of 10 friends in their college days. Naam is a musical entertainer, probably a movie with lot of songs after the super hit “Premam”. There are 9 songs in the film and 8 of them are penned by the Premam fame Shabareesh Varma. The music is by debutant duo ” Ashwin shivadas and sandeep mohan “. ” I liked the musical approach of the film”, says GVM“and when Joshy requested me that I should do a role, I was apprehensive in the beginning but then he gave me confidence and I thought I must be part of this good movie.”
140 Plus debutants!
The film has close to 140 debutants and the lead roles are played by Shabareesh Varma, Rahul Madhav, Gayathri Suresh, Aditi Ravi, Tony Luke, Mareena Michael and Saiju Kurup.
The title song Naam is already a hit on the YouTube and the rest of the songs are expected soon. The film is expected to hit the theatres in Jan 2018.
The Wipro Chennai Marathon (TWCM) has become one of the leading Marathon events in India. This year special preparations are being made to bring more runners to the event by organising training runs. And these runs have become a big hit among running community in Chennai. Here is a short video of one such training run.
The Indian Terrain Madras Superstar Sportive powered by Montra was organised as a 100km competitive leg and a 54km recreational ride. The event was well organised. There were close to 190 participants. Here is a small video coverage of the event.
The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border is a spectacle one should not miss. The entire atmosphere is filled with excitement and patriotism. The show is a symbol of the two countries’ brotherhood and cooperation. People from either sides of the border cheer, shout and celebrate. This military practice is jointly carried out by the Border Security Force of India and Pakistan Rangers.
Here is the video of the “lowering of the flags” ceremony shot from Attari (Indian side).