Friday, July 01, 2005

The Fab Five

Rediff has a list of the five hottest Tamil actresses today. So who are the fab five according to Rediff?

Asin - Definitely the hottest considering her lineup of movies(Godfather with Ajith, Ghajini with Surya, Sivakasi with Vijay, Majaa with Vikram). I didn't find her all that beautiful in M. Kumaran s/o Mahalakshmi. But along with Trisha, she is proof that 'thin is in'(finally!) in Tamil cinema.

Nayanthara - My personal favorite and not just for the obvious reason :-) She's gotten a bad rap for pairing up with senior actors and I feel a li'l sorry for her. And IMO, she looks gorgeous and hasn't been projected well in the homely getup in either Ayya or Chandramukhi. I'm hoping Kalvanin Kaadhali changes that. But recent KK and Vallavan pics suggest that she might be overdoing the glamorous bit.

Gopika - Had a dream debut with a strong role in Autograph and seems to be picking projects intelligently so far. Proved she was not averse to 'aesthetic glamour' in Kanaa Kanden.

Sandhya - I absolutely loved her in Kaadhal and am fervently hoping she picks some good projects. I still don't think Tamil cinema has found a replacement for Revathi (for awhile it seemed like Shalini might be it but then Ajith and Amarkkalam happened). Right now Sandhya looks like a good bet.

Trisha - She was a given but Rediff's praise seems to a bit too much. If we were to believe the writeup, Trisha's picking and choosing her projects and the others are simply feeding off her scraps! But definitely the numero uno after movies like Saamy, Gilli and Thiruppaachi.

All I can say is "May the best lass win". But whoever wins, we guys can sit back and drool while saying "Sabaash, sariyaana poatti!"

Geographical observation: Three of the five are Keralathu paingilis :-)

Tearful observation: Jyothika didn't make the list

Happy observation: Sada didn't make the list!

'Stomach-burning' observation: Three of the five are heroines in Simbhu's upcoming Vallavan.

20 Comments:

At 5:59 AM, Anonymous GP said...

Hahahha... that was good, Balaji.. esp. the last one...

 
At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Gopi said...

Yes...this is rambling at its finest :)

I thought all 5 of them had some Malayalam blood in them?!

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger VC said...

sabaash, sariyaana potti poatti
Not Tamil potti, but Hyderabadi potti :)

 
At 10:30 AM, Anonymous ram said...

asin-- jil+
nayantara-- jung
gopika-- jung+
sandhya-- jung
trisha-- jung-

a list without jothika-- i read an article in sify on rediff journalists having gone blind after watching the randakka song in Anniyan...

 
At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Hey Balaji.. are you sure that 3 of the 5 heroines are in Vallavan?.. I know for a fact that Nayantara and Sandhya are there... but the third gal is Reema Sen.. Where is she on Rediff's list?..

Regardless.. your stomach shall burn more if Mallika 'boob show' Sherawat joins the show! :-)

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

gopi, trisha and sandhya have malayali blood in them?

vc, what is hyderabad potti?

ram, so which is greater jil or jung?!

sandhya, u're right. i was thinking about gopika with simbhu in 'thotti jaya' and put her together with the other 2 in 'vallavan'. will correct it in the next update...

so mallika is joining the cast? item number? and from the pics i've seen she could even be called mallika 'all show' sherawat!

 
At 3:44 PM, Anonymous ram said...

bj, from the sound of it, cant u guess? + its from Kadhalan...
jil's better...i loooooove asin...the rest are all mediocre (i'm the asokan of the post today!)

here's a recent mail sent to my group of friends (PG-13 rated):

Hi guys,

We have added an amendment to the JJJ Ratings System in compliance with the ISO 9000 (Item-Sightings-Organization) requirements.

To quickly recap, we have

Jingrijingaaley (to be used only for the creme de la creme of the world)

Jil (+, neutral, -)

Jung (+, neutral, -)

Jukk (+, neutral, -)

And, it is with great pleasure that I announce a new term to describe a truly “attu figure” that cannot even enter the ratings scale and will be given a consolation rating. It is called “Jaam Bajaar Juggu.” The reasoning behind this is that usually washed-out figures are referred to as “bajaarees” and of course, “juggu” can mean “fat” (Courtesy: Counder) or term-4 of our existing system.

I had a telecon with Vshank yesterday and the resolution was passed.

 
At 3:47 PM, Anonymous GP said...

Sandhya Keralathu Pennkutti-yakkum.... Dont know about Krishnan and his wife..

 
At 3:48 PM, Anonymous ram said...

are u sure, movie encyclopedia?? sandhya doesnt have that mallu look...(idhula Ph.D. pannaa thaan undu!)

 
At 4:57 PM, Anonymous GP said...

Ram: I thought everyone knew about history and geography of Sandhya.. anyway, here is one proof: http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/10165.html

 
At 5:00 PM, Anonymous ram said...

got to ask sandhya the way to kallipatti in meena's malayalam!!!

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

OOOOO HUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

3 of 5 are from Kerala.!

Bharathi was right about Kerala women. Chera nannatilam pengaludanae.

Nayanthara is my favorite.!

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger packer said...

It seems like the list is for traditional hottest Tamil actresses.

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger skanda said...

How come rediff left out Sonia Agrawal who is in the top league after giving 3 big hits, "madurey", "7 g rainbow colony" and "kathal konden"...

 
At 10:08 PM, Blogger Nithya Swaminathan said...

LOL @ those observations:)

 
At 12:40 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

narayanan, looks like our tastes match :-)

skanda, yeah i was thinking about sonia too. esp. since she has a couple of hi-profile films on hand. but personally i don't like her much. always seems depressed maybe because of her roles...

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger ioiio said...

Three of the five are heroines in Simbhu's upcoming Vallavan.

mine2 big time erinjifying sir

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger Ram.C said...

BB....except trisha all are from malluworld... and as somebody pointed out only 2 are acting in vallavan... and this is really a hot post.

 
At 2:06 AM, Anonymous Maverick said...

Fab 2 - Asin, Trisha
Flab 3 - Nayanthara, Sandhya, Gopika.

BB,
Nayanthara might look cute. But seeing her in the 'Konja Neram...' song in CM and Kundu Sandhya in school running race scene ('Thoattu Thoattu unnai...' song) ...YEBBAAAA

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

ramc, yeah looks like keralathu paingilis r taking over kollywood!

mav, yep nayan defly needs to lose some flab. very noticeable esp. in the dresses she chooses. didnt think sandhya was that gundu... will have to recheck :)

 

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