Thursday, November 23, 2006

Trivia Collection of K Viswanathan

- In Alaipayuthey, the montage shots that come in "kaadhal sadugudu" song has the meanings from the lines of "Snehidhane".

- In "BOMBAY", the hindu and muslim characters are played in the reverse, as in Kitty plays the Muslim while Nasser plays the Hindu.

- The TV Serial guy MS Bhaskar comes in the beginning scene of Makkal en pakkam.

- "Avvai Shanmugi" Kamalhassan always has an itchy feeling in the mid chest when is not in the avvai makeup to keep the consequences of female costumes.

- The film which Kamalhassan choregraphed MGR. "Naan en pirandhen" - He was an assistant to dance master Thangappan in that movie.

- The foremost song [ slightly ] to the one-breathe song "mannil indha kaadhal" was "kanmaniye kaadhal enbadhu".

- AVM Saravanan told in an interview he was amazed by a narration of a film for 2 hrs with interval of 5 mins and he never came across a narration like that - The narration was "Mundhanai mudichu" by Bhagyaraj. The interval was for Bhagyaraj to smoke :)

- In uthiri pookall - azhagiya kanne song, one of the stanza has violin bit where a flock of sheep is shown as visual - After the group of violins, one solo violin has a bit and in parallel a single sheep jumps out in sync with the music. B Lenin was describing that piece of sync was appreciated in his editing.

- A similar master sync was the song "poongatru" from moondram pirai and the train sequence matches the violin music. Amazing.

- All the "Agni Natchathiram" songs miss one regular instrument - Tabala.

- Two technicians who never worked as assistants and have great chemistry - Mani Sir and PC Sriram.

- What was PC Sriram's first film - "Meendum oru kadhal kadhai" by Prathap pothan.


  • Nice collection, there.

    Related to the Bombay trivia: Kamal Haasan did the inverse (that is, played it straight) in Hey! Ram, as in real-life Hindus played Hindus and real-live Muslims played Muslims; except for Gandhi who was played by Naseeruddin Shah. (Kamal Haasan said that Gandhi wouldn't have minded!)

    Related to the Uthiri Pookkal trivia: I think this piece of sync was largely not intended to be that way by neither of the three - IR, Mahendran or B. Lenin. (I think I read this in Mahendran's Cinemaavum Naanum, but can't be too sure.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:56 PM  

  • Good Post.

    Great work to compile a wide range of info on Movies, especially tamil movies.

    Keep it up...

    Cheers... !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:50 PM  

  • Good one. Incidentally M S Bhaskar comes from a family of highly talented people. His sister Hemamalini is a very senior dubbing artiste and so is his other sister Tara Chandrasekar.
    His nephew also does a lot of dubbing work in films.

    By Blogger BLOGESWARI, at 7:15 PM  

  • anantha : Meendum oru kaathal kathai was released in 1985. But sriram made his debut in a Mouli's film released before 'meendum oru...'. Not sure of it is 'nanRi meendum varuka' or ''vaa intha pakkam'.

    By Blogger icarus prakash, at 2:03 PM  

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