Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Mesmerising Thaalattudhe Vaanam by Ilaiyaraaja 1981

Kadal Meengal 1981 Tamil Kamal Haasan Movie Thaalattudhe Vaanam

Kadal Meengal was a 1981 Tamil movie starring Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Nagesh and Swapna. Kamal Haasan in a dual role as father & son on opposite sides with the younger Kamal Haasan bent on taking revenge. Image source: IMDB.

Unfortunately, this movie was not the highlight of Kamal Haasan in his string of blockbusters but stands out for Ilaiyaraaja’s classic songs.… [Click to read the rest] “Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Mesmerising Thaalattudhe Vaanam by Ilaiyaraaja 1981”

Indian Cinema 101: Tamil Movie Sad Scenes That Can Make Anyone Cry Part 2

Nagesh Kamal Haasan Nammavar Movie Tamil 1994

Kamal Haasan has always had a special and a key role for the legendary Nagesh in his movies (the other usual collaborator with Kamal is actor Delhi Ganesh) and Nagesh who had always played a comical role has proved to be a very versatile actor with different roles with Kamal Haasan.… [Click to read the rest] “Indian Cinema 101: Tamil Movie Sad Scenes That Can Make Anyone Cry Part 2”

Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Ennadi Meenakshi by Ilaiyaraaja 1978

Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu Tamil Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan was already a big star in the Tamil movie industry in the 1970s and have acted in a number of movies which has some of the best songs composed by Maestro Illayaraaja and Maestro MSV. Image source: Youtube

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Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Kadhal Oviyam by Ilaiyaraaja 1981

Alaigal Oyivathillai Tamil Karthik Radha Song Bharathiraja

I thought it is best to start the year with a Tamil classic from the early 1980s which has some of the best soundtracks by Illayarajaa. Image source: Amazon

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Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Unnidam Mayangugiren by V Kumar 1975

Then Sindhudhe Vaanam Kamalahasan Sivakumar 1975 Tamil Song

Tamil movie from the 1970s, Then Sindhudhe Vaanam (translated as the sky is spilling honey) had Sivakumar and Kamal Haasan in the lead roles. Image source: IMDB

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Tamil Movie Review: 1987 Nayakan’s Haunting Saranya Theme

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I dare say that this is probably one of the most iconic image of Naicker & Neela from 1987 Tamil movie Nayakan (aka Nayagan). Kamal’s facial expression tells a million things happening in his mind with Neela looking back at him innocently – Image source: www.medium.com.

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Tamil Song 101: Kamal’s Ponmaanai Theduthey Classic

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(The many faces of the great man in multiple roles all these years and he still making headlines even now. Image source: http://www.bollywoodlife.com)

In terms of acting, after the great Sivaji Ganesan, we were lucky to have Kamal Haasan taking up the lead when it comes to powerful acting. And over the years, he has not let us down with powerful storyline and acting (still remember this?).… [Click to read the rest] “Tamil Song 101: Kamal’s Ponmaanai Theduthey Classic”

Indian Cinema 101: Seeing Double Roles On Screen

sivaji ganesan double indian tamil movie

(Seeing Sivaji Ganesan in action is one thing but seeing the two of them could be a double whammy. Both interacted well on screen but still, there are some limitations as to how both characters blended in on-screen. Image source: Business Line)

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Tamil Movie Review 101: Dasavatharam 2008, A Showcase of Kamal’s Acting Prowness

Dasavatharam kamalahasan tamil movie virus

(Dasavatharam is basically a tailor-made movie to showcase Kamal’s technical and acting skills and to his credit, he pulled most it rather well. Image source: Youtube)

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Indian Cinema 101: Tamil Movie Sad Scenes That Can Make Anyone Cry

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It is a fact that we cannot separate “crying scenes” from Tamil movies especially when you watch the old movies. but sometimes sadness can come in other forms as well especially when you have Kamal in the lead role.

I may have my “bad moments” with Tamil movies (and worse ones are the Tamil Serials) but I have to admit that some Tamil movies or some scenes are simply gems.… [Click to read the rest] “Indian Cinema 101: Tamil Movie Sad Scenes That Can Make Anyone Cry”

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