Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Thank You Sabu

I finally found some consolation today for my lament that none of the people Rediff interviewed picked well-qualified(and in many cases, much more qualified that some of the films on their list) Tamil films for their list of 10 best films. Today's list by art director Sabu Cyril includes classics Naayagan, Mouna Raagam and the usually-overlooked Rajapaarvai.

Thank You Sabu!

PS: Though I personally don't think it deserves a place on a 10-best list, Sabu has also warmed the cockles of Rajni fans' hearts by including Netrikkann on his list. The lecherous old man in the film was undoubtedly one of thalaivar's best performances ever!

9 Comments:

At 2:38 PM, Blogger Sriram said...

Hello Balaji,

I was wondering if u have seen the movie "Kanavu Mei pada vendum". I watched the movie few weeks back (i dont think it is new film). It was quite striking...defly one of best movies i have seen.

btw awesome choices of movies. I am surprised no one has mentioned KB's classic "aboorva raghangal". I think it was Rajini's 1st movie. KB makes a classic out of a complex story.

Pl comment on "Kanavu Mei pada vendum".

Cheers,
Sriram

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger VC said...

may sound like a stupid question - what is the origin of "Best Kannaa Best"??

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

sriram, i have not watched 'kanavu meipada vendum' but definitely not out of disinterest. the place i rent movies from did not get it for a long time and when it finally did on vcd, the disk refused to play on my dvd player. just bad luck. so i'm waiting for the dvd. ram has seen it and had some good things to say about it too...
i think 1 of the lists had aboorva raagangal. its defly a classic and yes, it was rajni's first film!

vc, 'best kanna best' is the tagline for kungumam magazine. it started off as 'pudhusu kanna pudhusu' when they relaunched the mag with a new look and then changed to 'best kanna best'. an instance of a tagline getting hugely popular...

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous ram said...

yes guys, i thot kanavu mei pada vendum was an extremely well-written movie...not as good as the director's astonishingly powerful debut (Kutty). but still, it was a noble effort...
sriram, what did u think of ramya krishnan's performance?
in spite of being a gr8 fan of her work, i thought in this case, that she turned in a pretty flat portrayal...my fav scene is the one where the guy bumps into his childhood friend (uma riyaz khan) at a prostitution house...it was a deeply moving scene thanks to her performance...Bj, why dont u check if that cd plays on ur comp?

reg. tag lines, here's a trivia q...which product had the tag line, "Clearly Above the Ordinary?"

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Ram.C said...

If you take Rajini, I would rate either 'Aarilirunthu arupathi varai' or 'engeyo ketta kural' as his best. Not 'nettrikann' really.

 
At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Vijays said...

Ram, I think it was the tag line for Sprint cool drink..Still remember the ad with 3 mottai dudes :-)

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger skanda said...

why hasn't anyone added "kanathil muthamital" as one of thier top tens. it is undoubdully one of the best movies produced in indian cinema.

 
At 11:48 PM, Anonymous ram said...

vijays, kalakiteenge!

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Sriram said...

Ram, Yes ramya krishnan did well whatever she was asked for. I feel the hero did an awesome job.

As u mentioned, the scene where he meets his friend in the house was quite moving. Another scene which was also poignant was when the hero meets his mother after a long time in the hospital...on the whole it was movie was well made.

 

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