How do People Find SI?

People discover of SI’s existence in various ways: friends, family, enemies and, of course, search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing et al.

But what are the key words people type on the search engines that ultimately lands them on the SI blog.

Here’s a sample of the key words that brought people to SI over the last two days via the search engines:

* must watch movies
* Search India movie review
* bollywood box office
* hindu incest with family members
* paranormal activity
* rakesh roshan bald
* employer having sex with maid servant
* where is anand jon
* pazhassi raja review
* incredible india in negative sense
* Searchindia blog
* indian item girls
* sham shahrukh khan
* indian striptease
* london dreams box office
* indian navel
* desi girl
* namitha boob size
* does amitabh wear a wig
* bollywood box office 2009
* tamil movie stars
* Ek Niranjan review
* terrorism statistics
* jesus penis
* magic jack India
* manmohan singh daughters
* villu review

23 Responses to "How do People Find SI?"

  1. shadowfax_arbit   November 16, 2009 at 11:46 am

    First link for villu review – Revoltingly bad.


    Good job!! Responds:

    1. What an awful movie.

    We’re sure it ‘ran’ for 150-days in Kovilpatti or Tiruvannamalai.

    2. BTW, ‘Jesus Penis‘ brings up SI on P.2 of Google’s search results. 😉

  2. DW-A(1/2)Dr.   November 16, 2009 at 11:54 am

    LOL.. Rajesh Roshan bald(?) ! 😀 Responds:

    Sorry, it should have been ‘rakesh roshan bald’…Fixed.

    Thanks. 🙂

  3. medytrance   November 16, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I found through a Kamal Hasan fan who posted the link of your Unnai Pol Oruvan review on

    He seemed upset with your review and wanted the Kamal admirers there to come to your site and ‘comment’ you out. I clicked on the link and have been hooked since. Responds:

    We just checked the key word ‘Unnaipol’ on our stats package and since Sep 18, 2009 we’ve received close to 1,000 referrals for ‘Unnaipol’…this excludes the word Kamal.

  4. DW-A(1/2)Dr.   November 16, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I found SI when I was searching for “Ghajini box office”.

    Spent the next week reading up a lot of previous reviews.

    I had the most fun reading Tamil movie reviews especially those which included fanboys being hammered.

    When SI started the Incredible series I almost left-only to come back with more zest. Responds:

    Much as people may get incensed, the Incredible India series is based on fact. And that is the Indian tragedy.

  5. raghavendrav   November 16, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I can never forget your review of kuruvi… It was awesome… Responds:

    BTW, Kuruvi too had its fans and some readers were extremely irate (as you can see by scrolling down to the comments section after the review in this link).

  6. boopalanj   November 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    By all means, Star’s comment and your reply was ultimate in that review 😉 Responds:

    In retrospect, we think we should have just deleted Star’s comment and shouldn’t have responded to it at all. 🙁

  7. boopalanj   November 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    It all happens 😉 Leave it SI! you had been ruder many times 😉 Responds:

    But we shouldn’t have gone down into the slush with that character.

  8. deepa   November 16, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I found your blog by googling for thoranai review and that’s it I’ve been hooked on your reviews ever since and your highly sarcastic and occasionally pessimistic outlook in life 🙂

    But i gotta admit, people always love remarks like this, why else do you think Simon Cowell became the most popular judge and you see the pattern of putting someone brutally honest in every reality competition emerging.

    So keep up the good work and keep masochistic people like us entertained 🙂 Responds:

    1. After Sathyam and Thoranai, we wonder why Vishal is still sticking out in films.

    2. We stopped watching American Idol and Simon Crowell after our desi kid Sanjaya Malakar lost out in 2007.

    You may have seen that young boy too. Remember the kid with an endearing smile and all those weird hairdos?

  9. deepa   November 17, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Oh yeah, actually Sanjaya was a damn good marketer. He really branded himself plus i saw him on I’m a celebrity get me outta here. He’s really sweet.

    As for your question of why Vishal is still in films, its firstly because i think he’s got a dad in the movie fraternity plus he’s got fans. Yes, its hard to digest but there are people who are fans of him why else do you think you got heat for putting up your review.

    So was that an amazing answer for you 😛 Responds:

    Well, Vishal may have fans but what he needs to have pronto is a brain transplant. Howling like hyena doesn’t count as acting.

  10. bagh11   November 17, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Okay what about Govinda… the most obvious one wearing a wig? Responds:


    Wig maker = Govinda.

    Added to above list.

  11. aspire   November 17, 2009 at 3:38 am

    I found SI, when I googled “Kuruvi review”. Since then SI is on my daily browsing list. Responds:

    A lot of folks found us through the Billa and Kuruvi reviews.

  12. SRINIVAS   November 17, 2009 at 4:19 am

    On a positive note: well i like the fact that its a blog …where people respond … and large there is not much censorship …..this is very important ….because …otherwise its more about propagating a certain viewpoint ….which many websites who masquerade as blogs do …..that’s a very unhealthy practice …..even if its a controversial topic …..sharing you views … helps in understanding why the other person thinks so …you come to know of many things which otherwise you may have not come across ….

    On a negative note : You have very strong views on certain subjects ….maybe if you are a participant its ok ….but as one who is probably running this website a balanced approach is essential

    For Ex: There will certainly be some good things about a Hotel / Cinema etc etc which you must highlight apart from all the negative things that you have to say .. Responds:

    You write: by and large there is not much censorship

    Ayyo, Kadavule (oh, God), there is no censorship here.

    In not one post of yours has even a letter been deleted.

  13. What_if   November 17, 2009 at 8:28 am

    The revelation that such an interactive, interesting blog by name SI exists dawned, when I Googled for Dasavatharam review, from then on, became a part of the “all ye schmucks / quidnuncs” crowd.

    BTW Dasavatharam review was the one, which has so far received the highest number of responses (254) – for any post in this blog, however, the visitor count (not posting responses) could well be much higher. While it was the hot topic during those days, it was a daily dose of entertainment to read – most of the drivel of fan boys and SI’s unflinching firm responses to them, that it was a “Breathtakingly Boring” film in SI’s opinion.

    “Summa kadakuttumey innu “ (just posting this), for the benefit of any nutty historian of the next century, who may wish to research and write about, How people found SI, how they got hooked, how SI flourished and how all finally came to an end – in short ” the “Rise & Fall of the SI Empire” 😛 Responds:

    1. You write: how all finally came to an end

    SI will bite the dust when we bite the dust in the not too distant future. 😉

    2. A puzzling aspect of the SI blog is that we haven’t been able to make much headway among North Indians though we have far more Hindi movie reviews than Tamil.

    One reason could be that there are more sites that provide Hindi movie reviews.

    A second and more likely (??) reason is that North Indians do not spend as much time in front of the PC compared to South Indians. Impressionistic evidence in the U.S. leads us to believe that North Indians are more into parties, barbecues, friends-and-family outings et al compared to South Indians who tend to be more introverted. Plus PC penetration in North Indian states like UP, Uttaranchal, Bihar, Jharkand, Chattisgarh, Orissa, North-East is still likely very low.

    Bottom line, our hypothesis is that the PC and the Web are bigger with (what SI reader Nisha refers to as) the ‘Lungis and gultis’ than with North Indians.

  14. shuaib68   November 17, 2009 at 9:52 am

    OK, let me begin with the entry. One good thing about Dasavatharam is that,it drove me towards SI, like some of the other few readers.

    SI, is good. Foul mouthed when provoked – It’s OK, because, that’s the only language the dumbs know. The only difficult thing for you is to categorise “Us” the readers: Dumbs or intelligent and give stars on rating. (Auwwwwww…Vadivelu-Style)

    Wait…..the bad news is, you have to maintain the Garbage Busting job only upto “2012”. BTW, have you watched it? Responds:

    No, we skipped 2012.

    Looks like the movie has already debuted in India too.

    We were just speaking to our friends in Kolkata. They saw the movie on Friday.

    Apparently, the opening scenes of 2012 were filmed in India or had to do something with an Indian lab.

  15. Vetti Jijaji   November 17, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I think Dasavatharam was the biggest catalyst.. no? Responds:

    Yes, considering SI’s most prolific commenter opened his innings with Dasavatharam. 😉

  16. medytrance   November 17, 2009 at 10:55 am

    About the low popularity of your site with north Indians, the reasons you’ve given are right.

    Another reason is that this website is less audiovisual and more wordy and language-based, and the majority of NIs are not very English-literate and it would be a strain for them to interact on this site.

    Looks-wise too, SI is not the most attractive of sites and the overall look is amateurish.

    The talk of you and this site not lasting long is depressing. I wish we get to interact with you on this site for a long long time to come. Responds:

    1. You write: Looks-wise too, SI is not the most attractive of sites and the overall look is amateurish.

    True (but it’s functional).

    We could find a more flashier blog theme (template). But we’ve tried to stay focused on textual content and eschew images/video.

    2. You write: The talk of you and this site not lasting long is depressing. I wish we get to interact with you on this site for a long long time to come.


  17. medytrance   November 17, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    A couple of questions/suggestions:

    1) The dashboard of this blog only lists the five latest comments. Is it possible for you to list ten or more? I’m asking this because sometimes a comment is posted on a very old blog post and this comment is pushed out of the dashboard by newer comments for newer blog posts in no time at all and is lost forever for the readers.

    2) Your homepage quotes an endorsement of the SI blog by BBC but doesn’t provide any link to prove it. Why? Responds:

    1. Checked the options in dashboard…couldn’t find a way to increase the number of comments visible at any one time. There could be a plugin. We’ll look.

    In the meantime, why don’t you try Comment RSS. We’ve just increased the comments visible in Comment RSS from 12 to 15.

    2. Unfortunately, the BBC link to the favorable comment on the directory is no longer functional. But we do have a printout somewhere in the attic.

  18. Vetti Jijaji   November 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    SI’s most prolific commenter

    really? who is that loser? Responds:

    Really, who could that be. 😉

  19. Asha Tampa   November 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I came to your blog through a Google search; I dont remember the search now, though I do remember I was shocked reading your review, it was some Abhishek Bachchan movie you completely trashed 😉 Got hooked after a couple of scathing comments from either side, if you remember 😀

    Would like to mention here, as much as I love your reviews, I love reading the comments section, and your replies; more so when its a Tamil movie, and a whole bunch of newcomers come running to comment and get slapped hard 😛 Responds:

    1. You write: it was some Abhishek Bachchan movie you completely trashed

    You know, someone likely repeated Wordsworth’s famous line The Child is father of the Man to Abhishek Bachchan.

    Lo, this poor schmuck took it seriously and now the end result is Paa.

    Moral of the lesson: you have to be careful what you tell ‘children’ of a certain mental age. 😉

    2. You write: a whole bunch of newcomers come running to comment and get slapped hard

    Oh, no. It’s the other way around. 😉

  20. SRINIVAS   November 18, 2009 at 12:18 am

    @ SI: In not one post of yours has even a letter been deleted.

    You are right …i agree …my statement was generic and not restricted to my posts alone .. Responds:

    As for most of the stuff we deleted/edited, you’d have got upset had we not deleted/edited them. 😉

  21. aaapu2confusedesi   November 18, 2009 at 5:00 am

    I was shocked to find the name searchindia in which most of the posting are humiliating Indians/Indian movies/tourism..etc.. Then asked friends about it got the answer as CONFUSED DESI..hope with my help you have tried to define it better…most of my friends concluded that you shud be the one who expelled from srilanka during IPKF clearance along some LTTE and started hating India becoz of that. Thats the reason you vent your anger here(I think so)
    More than movie review I hate the sarcastic words you use against India.
    Movie reviews are all sterotype..and you dont review hollywood blockbuster movies because you know very well the same thing like that in kollywood is also happening in Hollywood. Responds:

    1. You write: you dont review hollywood blockbuster movies

    Really? Check this Hollywood category on the SI blog.

    2. You write: More than movie review I hate the sarcastic words you use against India

    Mera Bharat Mahaan.

    3. You write: most of my friends concluded that you shud be the one who expelled from srilanka during IPKF clearance along some LTTE and started hating India becoz of that

    Au contraire, we love India.

    If your friends are like you, they too are likely escapees from the loony bin.

    Happy Days are Back Again – LTTE Terrorists Crushed
    Prabhakaran Prolongs Tamils’ Agony; Sri Lanka Faces Flood of Misery After May 13

  22. sganeshkumar1989   November 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    //Really, who could that be.//
    I guess that prolific writer is shuaib68. 😉 Responds:

    No, the person/thing Asha was referring to is not shuaib68.

    All we’ll say is that the person/thing is not in Asia.

  23. sganeshkumar1989   November 27, 2009 at 1:43 am

    /All we’ll say is that the person/thing is not in Asia./

    Then, maybe it’s Gandhiji/Thegora. 😀 Responds:

    Playing 20 questions with us, are you. 😉

    BTW, we’re in mourning after watching Arya 2. 🙁 Working on the review now.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login