Sunday, August 07, 2005

KaJol(lu)

[Pic Courtesy RmKV]

Is it just me or is Jyothika becoming more beautiful with each passing day?! She looked fabulous at the 2004 South Filmfare awards show. And she looks positively ravishing in the Sun TV ad for the new 50,000 color saree from RmKV. Her expressive face is very well exploited in the ad as she is bombarded with several choices for the color of her saree. And her expression when she asks "Aanaa Maaplai?" at the end is just so cute.

Talking of the saree itself, it looks like its a world record. The saree does look very grand and eye-catching but at Rs. 50,000, will anyone other than Jo be able to afford it?! But for those that can afford it, Prabhu has listed some of the practical problems.

We bought dresses for our entire family at RmKV for my brother's wedding on my last trip. It was there that I really understood the meaning of the word rajamariyaadhai since the owner's son was my brother's friend :-) But jokes apart, it was a great shop with lots of selections and good customer service.

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Kajol could probably be called my Bollywood Jo. I've never been a big fan of Hindi heroines but she was the exception and was the only heroine who could make me sit through a chick flick like Pyaar Tho Hona Hi Thaa.

My favorite Kajol movie was definitely Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. She was great as the tomboyish girl. She truly broke my heart in the college music festival song where she shows just the tiniest bit of sadness when Shah Rukh Khan hugs Rani, before smiling it off. IMO, she was the best part of Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham too. After a baby and a long break, it looks like she will be back on screen with Aamir Khan soon.

Aug 5 was her birthday and Rediff has a 'Know your Kajol' quiz to mark the day. Needless to say, I got all 6 questions right :-)

20 Comments:

At 12:42 AM, Blogger Nithya Swaminathan said...

Too much jolls!! seriyave illa..;-)

I agree, Jo looks damn cute in that ad... and the saree is awesome... I love the customer service of RMKV... every customer is treated very well... we were first timers to the shop during my wedding, but it was an awesome experience...:)

 
At 1:32 AM, Blogger Prasanna said...

u r rite...RMKVs service is really gud...and the thing to be appreciated is that they continue giving that service....and on occasions like their first anniv(they recently celebrated that),pongal , they distribute sweet packets to everyone who visits the shop...

and abt the Rs 50000 saree , i m really against it...its just waste of money...wat they cld ve done instead is feed 50000 people in orphanages..Chennai has much more than that...if they had done that, then that wld ve been one thing which anyone will appreciate

 
At 2:45 AM, Blogger Kaps said...

RmKV is good in branding...be it the kaaviya pattu sarees or the cinderella pattu pavaadais....they have been doing a good job of creating hype around the product.

Jo looks good in sarees....remember the Azhagooril song in Tirumalai and Aasai Aasai song in Dhool?

 
At 2:54 AM, Blogger ioiio said...

Nallaaa Jo paarthu Jollu udareenga

 
At 6:35 AM, Blogger Ms Ch said...

I don't know about Jyotiks... but when you talk about Kajol, how come there's no mention of DDLJ?? :)

 
At 7:21 AM, Blogger Arvind said...

'jo'lu apart, kajol's eyes spake thousand words in the scene where her eye meets prabhu deva's in the vennilave song...

and to reciprocate, prabhu deva's dhaadhi/body spoke thousand words too :P

 
At 7:26 AM, Blogger Munimma said...

RmKV was one of my haunts during my last trip. I think I must have spent a half-year's salary there ;-). I ordered the cinderalla pavadais for my kiddos. Havent seen them yet Mom said they look good. They do custom stone work on pattu sarees and they offered to do mine, but I was not too impressed. I still like Chennai Silks slightly better, price-wise.
I don't believe in spending so much on just 1 saree.

Vayasaaga aaga, kannu weak aagum ;-)

Kajol is one of my favorites too.

PS Happy friendship day, Bals!

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Rajesh said...

Wow.. Jo looks really nice in this pattu saree..

RmKV is not only known for its hospitality but for its quality too...

Its quiet surprising that RmKV has
opened its chennai branch much late than their rivals Pothys.

I came to know both Pothys and RmKV would compete each other in
quality those days in Tirunelveli.

Kajol is one of my favourites too.
Her expressions in Vennilavae song
would never be forgotten...

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger vee-jay said...

balaji, first time commenting here.. Jo & kajol are my favourites too..
kajol, as simran is just out of the world in DDLJ.. And she is great in 'sooraj hua madhdham' in K3G.
And Jo looks ravishing in sarees. I found her adorable in Kaakha Kaakha..

 
At 8:18 AM, Blogger Rajesh said...

Balaji,

Last Saturday Aug 06, was the 60th
year of bombing the Hiroshima.

Hm...Ithu ungalukku gyabagam varlaya...LOL. Hope u wont take this personal.

 
At 10:03 AM, Anonymous ram said...

BB, glad to see that you are well and truly ensconced in the Jo Fan Club...(I think it was with Dum Dum Dum that you stopped your Jo-bashing and joined the rest of the world...of JOlling mortals!)

yep, she looks great in that ad...I think Jo mugathula Kalyana Kalai kattidichu...yaar maaplai-nu kaekkaraaley...cha, manathukku sevi irundhaal nandraaga irukkumey!!!!

After Chandramukhi, Jo kinda dethroned Sneha as my fav S. Indian heroine...also in no small part due to Sneha's recent movies...dont even get me started on those...

and, abt Kajol...yep, she's my fav Bollywood heroine 2...did you watch the Shahrukh-Kajol episode of "Koffee With Karan?" Man, this Shahrukh...biladi bugger...casually kisses her on her cheeks...okay okay, friendly thaan...but enakku stomach-burning nevertheless!! Shahrukh-a nenachey ipdi-naa Devgan-a nenachaa....!! :(

Wherever she is, let her live long
She live long with yellow kumkum
Her heart live long in lots of peace...
(for those who just lost confidence in my English, please translate the song into Tamil and you will understand!!)

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger Me too said...

Super-a dhan irukku, photo-vum, ponnum!!! But 'paathukonga' Sir! I hear that Surya has become a rough and tough guy!!

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

nithya, did u notice they have this book for shoppers to leave comments on their shopping experience. it was mostly positive :)

prasanna, don't u think its the people who buy the saree who should be doing that kind of charity since it proves they have that kinda money?

kaps, u said it! they have awesome marketing and branding and are great at creating hype...
and full 'kaakka kaakka' sollama vitutengale!!

missy, for some reason DDLJ reminds me of SRK and not kajol. he was the more interesting character in that. i feel KKHH was completely kajol's and both SRK and rani took backseat to her...

arvind, i know 'vennilave' has lotsa fans. but i actually liked her more in the 'maana madhurai' song...

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

munimma, heard a lot about the cinderella pattu paavaadai too. but didn't get it when we were there...
happy friendship day to u 2 :)

vj, thanx for joining the club :) looks like we share a few tastes :)

rajesh, news padichappuram therinjudhu. having been to hiroshima, reading about it always pains me. but andha madhiri senti stuff ezhudha vendaamnu thaan vituten :)

ram, i know i liked her in DDD but truly became a fan only after 12-B i think...

 
At 5:57 PM, Anonymous Prakash said...

I hated Jo till 'Dum Dum Dum', been indifferent since. Think she has aged well (didn't look too old paired with Simbu), but still can't act or dance to save her life. Saw 'Chandramukhi' a few days back, couldn't help wondering how Simran would've done!

Kajol on the other hand ... now you are talking. Something special in that lady. Got hooked when I saw 'Baazigar'.

When my nephew was 3,4, he was a big Kajol fan too. And I used to kid him that she was going to marry him. When I did get finally engaged (no, not to Kajol!), and when he was introduced to my fiancee, he said "No, Prakash is going to marry Kajol". My father-in-law isn't a film buff, and was taken aback :-)

How about that reunion scene in Kuch Kuch, when Shahrukh and Kajol run into each other after years? Love that scene.

 
At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Prakash said...

Oops, above post should read "used to kid him that she was going to marry ME".

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

Hey... who is dissing my Prabu Deva's thaadi? =P

Anyways... I got hooked on Kajol after Baazigar also... Good movie.

Jo is definitely becoming cuter and cuter.. She looked so adorable in Maayaavee

 
At 6:12 AM, Blogger skanda said...

Kajol is definetly the best..cant wait to watch "fanah" opposite Amir khan....but knowing amir khan we have to wait another year for the movie to release..

 
At 6:49 AM, Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

There was another pretty girl in RmKv Silks add - saying "uncle unga paiyana naan kalyanam kattikatuma?" she was awesome - I have got her pics - maybe I shuld post it in my thread later..

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

prakash, this post was only about jo's looks :-) i agree she has a long way to go to be called a good actress. but she's definitely the cutest one out there :-)
and yes, that was a great scene...

merino, LOL. didn't know prabhu deva's dhaadi had a fan!

arjuna, yeah i know what ad u r talking about. its a very cute ad and the girl looks very pretty too...

 

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