Who is Karundhel?
Rajesh, who writes by the pseudonames Karundhel (‘கருந்தேள்’ in Tamil), ர@ஜேஷ் and Rajesh Da Scorp, is a writer, Screenplay consultant, Screenwriter, Translator and a PS3 Game freak, who has a killer interest towards books and movies.
What does ‘Karundhel’ mean?
Well. Karundhel is the tamil word for a Black Scorpion, and is just a name Rajesh chose to start writing about movies. He loves weird reptiles like Scorpions, Snakes etc.. and decided to use the name as a pseudonym, as he ‘reviews with a sting’.
What does he do in this website?
Rajesh writes about his opinion on the movies here. Let it be any kind of a movie – you can find it’s review here in Tamil, if Rajesh had watched it. He also writes PS3 Game reviews, occasional Book reviews, and very occasional Music reviews.
A few words (or rather, paragraphs) about Rajesh…
Rajesh, born at Coimbatore was interested towards movies from a very young age. The first film he saw was ‘Jaws’, after which he was awestruck with excitement, and from then on, had seenhell of a lot of movies in many languages. Rajesh started writing in English, with www.scorpsay.com in 2006, and then started his Tamil blog www.karundhel.com in 2009 Dec, which had become one of the widely read blogs very soon. When it comes to reviews, the articles in www.karundhel.com are unbiased, and focus on the pros and cons of the films.
Rajesh has great interest towards the art of storytelling and screenwriting, and started writing about the screenwriting Guru Syd Field two years ago in his blog, and from May 2013, his articles covering the screenwriting nuances of Tamil films loosely based on Syd Field’s book ‘Screenplay’ were published on a weekly basis in Dinagaran vellimalar, for more than a year, concluding during June 2014. The book was launched on Sep 22, 2014. Rajesh had published an ebook about Lord of the Rings in collaboration with his mentor Hollywood Bala who took care of the book design, and Saravanaganesh (kolandha) in 2012, which was widely read among the tamil blog readers.
Rajesh specializes in screenplay analysis, and is a Screenplay consultant. He made his debut as a screenplay consultant in the successful sci-fi ‘Indru Netru Naalai. He also conducts screenplay workshops in film institutes. He had translated short stories from Tamil to English as well. Together with his Wife Shree Vani and their son Nithil, he enjoys life @ Bangalore.