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I had posted earlier about Vasanta Bhavan in Bur Dubai. Now they have opened in Karama, in the last right – down the road from Karama Post Office towards Maktoum Bridge. Ambience and food quite good. Parking available in and around the restaurant areas.
Wilbur Sargunaraj, India’s biggest Youtube Star.
DUBAI // A man hailed as India’s first YouTube star has spent the past week in Dubai filming an extended scene for a semi-autobiographical feature film.
Wilbur Sargunaraj, whose online hits include Love Marriage and Chicken 65, spent three days filming a sequence for his comedy-musical in the emirate.
The film is called Simple Superstar and has been made on a shoestring budget.
Shooting took place at sites including the desert village of Lehbab to an apartment in the Burj Khalifa. He also spent an afternoon singing to labourers in Al Quoz.
“Basically the premise is, what is the meaning of life or the definition of success,” he said.
“For so many people, especially in South Asian countries, for them it might be coming to a fine country like Dubai [sic].”
Sargunaraj, who is from rural Madurai in Tamil Nadu, has also made dozens of how-to videos including one in which he demonstrates how to use an “eastern latrine”. A third of the 1 million viewers of the video are UAE residents.
Sargunaraj distanced himself from the video last year, saying he was “not just a random person sitting on a toilet, there is some substance to this”.
Laetitia de Pelichy found Sargunaraj on YouTube and became friends with him on Facebook. She took three days off work to help with the Dubai leg of the filming by driving him and his crew to different locations.
Ms de Pelichy said he lived up to his eccentric YouTube persona.
“He’s hilarious; I loved him,” she said. “I think he’s like a Mr Bean. He’s very innocent and a little naive. He sees things in a very simple, honest way and wants people to connect on that level.
“I think this movie’s going to be wonderful. I can’t wait.”
The film was made largely through contributions from fans.
Some have cashed in their frequent-flyer miles to provide transport for the filming crew, while others have lent Sargunaraj their cars – including, in one instance, a Rolls-Royce – to use in the filming. Actors in the film are also volunteers.
He has a huge grassroots fan base he has gathered under a “Wilbur World Wide” project to improve people’s “cultural intelligence”.
“Everyone is giving, this whole film is a big community project,” Sargunaraj said. “We don’t have a budget, we’re making it with whatever we get.
“Having people like that believing in you when no one else seems to know, it’s really wonderful.”
Sargunaraj flew to Chennai on Wednesday night to begin the next stage of filming. Post-production will take place in the late summer and the film will probably be ready by October.
Sargunaraj said he hoped the film would be shown at a film festival in the UAE next year.
The film, a road trip, will be a spin on the traditional Bollywood musical with his songs spread through the story.
In one scene he appears as a superhero, taking on bullies in the street with martial arts moves, while in another he consoles friends who have been drafted in by their parents to an arranged marriage.
Sargunaraj said that in the movie he wanted to live up to his motto of “making the common extraordinary”.
“No matter whether you live in the Burj Khalifa or you are a labourer, we are all human, and this film is a celebration of humanity,” he said.
Discovered Bheemas Restaurant’s new location by chance. They were previously located on Kuwait Street, Karama next to Snow White, when you go towards the Karama Post Office from Karama Centre. Then they vanished from my radar.
They are now located in a much smaller location but doing bigger business! They are located inside a shopping complex on the side of Karama Park, opposite Lulu Centre…the side near the roundabout, going towards Saravana Bhavan restaurant.
Aryaas Restaurant, I think first started out in Karama in 2006. A good place for vegetarian south Indian fare. In 2011, they have started a upmarket branch opposite Bur Juman mall in the Bank Street (Khalid Bin Waleed street). In this Bur Dubai branch, I love the Ragi Dosas and Wheat Dosas..healthy bites! In the Karama branch, they had bajra rotis…healthier options are now creeping into restaurant menus – a good sign!
I could only find their old menu…will put up a newer version if I get one.
Was given a copy of the above magazine when shopping at Sivestar grocery in Karama. It was a good resource of a lot more of tamil businesses and services in the United Arab Emirates. I immediately took photographs of the advertisements and will post them one by one, so that they are indexable by search engines.
I googled “Tamizh Ther” hoping to find more information about the publishers etc. and came across this article published on Dec 27 2010:
திங்கள்கிழமை, டிசம்பர் 27, 2010, 10:35
துபாய்: வானலை வளர்தமிழ் இலக்கிய அமைப்பின், தமிழ்த்தேரின் 47 வது மாத இதழான “காலச்சக்கரம்” இதழ், வெளியீட்டு விழா மற்றும் கவியரங்கம் நிகழ்ச்சி டிசம்பர் 24, காலை 11 மணியளவில் துபாய் கராமா சிவஸ்டார் பவனில் நடைபெற்றது.
When Ponnusamy restaurant had a Karama branch, we had been there a few times. But in 2009, they had relocated to Qusais. Finally, dropped in there and had a taste of their spicy tamizh cuisine!
Their Nandu soup (crab soup) served piping hot was quite delicious and soothed my sore throat (there seems to be some kind of of a cold flu circulating – could be because of the transition to summer). Starters were “Chicken Lollipop” – kid’s favourite…can rate it as a good!
We had ordered Kal dosai (thick dosas), parathas and chapatis to go with the naatu kozhi kozhambu (country chicken curry) – excellent… and finished off with ‘naatu kozhi’ biryani…all were quite good!
Here is their home delivery menu (there are 6 page you can view as a slide show below it a larger version of the pages to browse through):
Though not a completely Tamil restaurant I think, they manage to keep their chili levels lower and thus appeal to a cosmopolitan crowd. Their aapams are heavenly….and you will find that one is not enough! I heard that they have opened a branch in Chennai now.
Reproducing their latest menu below: