RIP SP Balasubrahmanyam: 1946 – 2020

SP Balasubrahmanyam SP Bala 1980s Illayarajaa

The legend SP Bala with the Maestro Illayarajaa and both have made some of the best classic, ever-green songs that is still popular in this millennium – the voice of my many favourite Tamil songs has passed away today. Image source: The Hindu

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Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Kanmaniye Kadhal Enbathu by Ilaiyaraaja 1979

Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai Rajinikanth Kanmaniye Kadhal Enbathu Tamil

This Tamil movie came out in 1979 starring RajinikanthAarilirunthu Arubathu Varai means From Six to Sixty which summarises the journey of the main character in this movie. Other than Rajinikanth who plays the main character, the other lovable character in this movie is one that is played by Cho Ramasamy.… [Click to read the rest] “Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Kanmaniye Kadhal Enbathu by Ilaiyaraaja 1979”

Indian Cinema 101: My Favourite Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 2

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Continuing from Part 1, this concludes my favourite Tamil hits from the one and only Vidyasagar. He created music for Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil movies since the late 1980s but he was prominent in the late 1990s and the 2000s covering huge hits in Tamil such as Vijay’s Ghilli, Vikram’s Dhool, Kamal Haasan’s Anbe Sivam and Rajinikanth’s Chandramukhi.… [Click to read the rest] “Indian Cinema 101: My Favourite Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 2”

My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Beautiful Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 1

Vidyasagar Tamil Music

It is difficult to place Vidyasagar in the Tamil movie scene – you see the 1980s and 1990s was dominated by the one and only Maestro Illayaraja and then 2000s thereafter we had AR Rahman changing the whole way we hear Tamil songs and then we had other music directors like Vidyasagar.… [Click to read the rest] “My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Beautiful Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 1”

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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Indian Cinema 101: Please Stop Making Stupid Movies!

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(A movie that is full of big names but also full of holes in the plot. Image source: the Net)

All of us watches movies (some on daily basis) and at some point of life, you will come across movies that can only be classified as “great”. A first-class classics like this and new ones like this.… [Click to read the rest] “Indian Cinema 101: Please Stop Making Stupid Movies!”

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”

Indian Cinema 101: Those Tamil Movies That I Really Hate!

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Tamil movies – there are some that truly get on my nerve. Don’t get me wrong – the acting is a first-class like how Sivaji Ganesan acted in Vietnam Veedu.

Couple days ago, Astro showed one old movie starring Sivaji Ganesan and whilst I admit that he is a great actor, the movie itself was a big pain in the neck (there are many similar Tamil movies sharing the similar storyline).… [Click to read the rest] “Indian Cinema 101: Those Tamil Movies That I Really Hate!”

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