Tamil Movie Review 101: SP Bala As Brilliant Music Director, Actor and Singer

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Most of us are still reeling from the great loss, the late SP Bala was not only known as a great playback singer and actor but also a music director. Image source: Youtube

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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”

Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Edho Ninaivugal by Ilaiyaraaja 1979

Agal Vilakku ilaiyaraaja 1970s tamil music

Agal Vilakku is a 1979 Tamil movie starring Vijayakanth and Shobha and the music composed by the one and only Ilaiyaraaja. Image source: Youtube.

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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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Genius of MSV Part 1: Why Old Songs Will Melt Cold Hearts

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(No matter where you are right now, no matter how old you are, I am sure you always have your favorite old songs by these dynamic duo that you don’t mind humming the whole day long. Image source: Silverscreen India)

Despite “starting off” with the music of Illayaraja and later discovering the new age music of A R Rahman and then Yuvan Shankar Raja, Harris and all the new music directors, I always had soft spot for the music from the 1960s and 1970s in particular songs composed by MS Viswanathan – Ramamoorthy (MSV) and penned by the great poet Kannadasan (I also liked songs composed by KV Mahadevan and AM Raja).… [Click to read the rest] “Genius of MSV Part 1: Why Old Songs Will Melt Cold Hearts”

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”

Tamil Movie Review: Why 3 Idiots 2009 is Better Than Nanban 2012?

It supposes to be a quick post on Shankar’s Nanban but I ended up writing more especially after yesterday I watched again the well made 3 Idiots

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(The guy on the far right – your right – seems better than the rest. Trust me, you will be safer watching the original 3 Idiots than the “new” idiots in Nanban – they are nowhere close to the beauty of story-telling and acting in 3 Idiots.[Click to read the rest] “Tamil Movie Review: Why 3 Idiots 2009 is Better Than Nanban 2012?”

Tamil Movie Review – Yuddham Sei 2011

This was one of the most waited Tamil movies in my list for 2011!

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(I love the camera angles in this movie – Cheran sitting down at the spot where his sister was kidnapped, contemplating on how to find her. Image source: Indiaglitz)

Sometimes, we can determine a good movie upfront by seeing who is the director of the movie – throw some names like Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and in Tamil movie scene, Shankar (although he screwed up his last movie), Mani Ratnam, Gautham Menon and many more up into the air and you can be assured that you going to see a movie that is not only entertaining but well made and with the right storyline.… [Click to read the rest] “Tamil Movie Review – Yuddham Sei 2011”

Tamil Movie Review: Enthiran 2010, Simply Dumb And Simply Illogical

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(I know there was trouble when I saw a “Borg cube” at the opening credit of the movie. Poster source: SYFY)

Before I start with the review, let me tell you upfront that we have been duped, major time, by Shankar and the studio marketers with the whole hype before the movie was released.… [Click to read the rest] “Tamil Movie Review: Enthiran 2010, Simply Dumb And Simply Illogical”

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