Monday, June 27, 2005

The Final Line Up

It was a lot of fun going through the great lines of dialog brought up in the comments section of the Great Lines post. There were quite a few memorable ones in there and the lines conjured up nice memories of the scenes and movies they appeared in.

But not all of them satisfied what I thought were the criteria for becoming a great line. Some, like the famous Veera Pandiya Katta Bomman monologue, were too long while others, like the line from Kuruthippunal, were meaningful but not common enough to have entered everyday conversation.

So with those criteria in mind, here are my final picks(again, in no particular order) for the top 25 lines from Tamil movies...

"Naalu perukku nalladhu seiyaradhunaa, edhuvum thappilla" - Naayagan

"Naan adichaa nee sethuduve" - Naayagan

"Avana nirutha sollu naan nirutharen" - Naayagan

"Naan oru thadavai sonnaa nooru thadavai sonnaa maadhiri" - Baasha

"Verum kaathu thaanga varudhu" - Thevar Magan

"En vazhi thani vazhi" - Padaiyappa

"Adhaanne idhu" - Karagaattakkaaran

"Thagudu thagudu" - Kaakki Chattai

"En characteriye purinjikka maatengiriye" - 24 Mani Neram

"Odi polaamaa?" - Idhayathai Thirudaathe

"Idhepdi iruku?" - 16 Vayadhinile

"Mathavangalukku kaadhal kannula aarambichu manasula mudiyum
Namma kaadhal manasula aarambichu kannula mudiyatume" - Kaadhal Koattai

"Odinaal odinaal vaazhkaiyin ellaikke odinaal" - Parasakthi

"Enakkoru unmai therinjaaganum saami" - Mudhal Mariyaadhai

"Mr. Chandramouli. Mr. Chandramouli" - Mouna Raagam

"Neenga thottaa kamblipoochi oorra maadhiri irukku" - Mouna Raagam

"Sir, neenga engeyo poiteenga" - Aboorva Sagodharargal

"En pondaatti oorukku poittaa" - Agni Natchathiram

"Nattamai, theerpa maathi sollu" - Nattamai

"Adhaiyum Thaandi Punithamaanathu" - Guna

"Naan police illa, porukki" - Saami

"Sabaash Seriyaana Potti" - Vanjikkottai Vaaliban

"Poruthadhu Podhum Pongi Ezhu" - Manohara

"Netrikkannai Thirandhaalum Kutram Kutrame" - Thiruvilaiyaadal

"Thamizhla enakku pidikkaatha ore vaarthai..." - Ramanaa

PS: I know the lines you all posted are close to your hearts. But as with any top-anything list, this one's subjective too. So please don't take it to heart if your line didn't appear on the above list. Its definitely not personal :-)

8 Comments:

At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Vijays said...

Kalakkal list! :-)

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger IBH said...

unga vazhi thani vazhi :)

very good list....

"malai da malai Annna Malai " adhu adhu! line :)

 
At 8:40 PM, Blogger ioiio said...

Chellam, Adhellam nee en solra solla koodaadhu..

Gilli - Prakash raj

Hey Will blogroll u.. Thats the lanjam for some nice words u posted on my blog.

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

ellam fine, annal 3 quotes from nayakan too much (time list illa irrukku, ada nala va?)romba over, the line naan adicha....romba over, doesnt deserve to be here, i feel that the editor was biased towards the movie,
annal ada thavara romba nalla list,

 
At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

:-)
paadu shantha paadu - konjum salangai?

i_f

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

srivatsan, am defy a 'naayagan' fan. but i think those r great lines anyway. have been ingrained in people's minds...

i_f, thats actually a great line... would definitely make the list at the expense of one of the top-25... probably 'ramanaa'

 
At 2:39 AM, Anonymous rekhs said...

hi,how abt these lines fm sethu...
neenga thappa purinjindaLe by vikram and manushaaku manusha udhavi seiya mataala by abitha's sister?(i think her name is lavanya)
:)

 
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