Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Favorite Tamil Cinema Romances - III

Ghajini - Surya, Asin

Director Murugadoss proved with the Ajith-Laila track in Dheena that he knew how to fashion a cute romance. And he confirmed it with the romance between Surya and Asin in Ghajini.

It is built on the cute premise that Asin doesn't know that Surya is the businessman who she claims is her boyfriend. Asin's bombastic chatter is very funny while Surya's quiet admiration of the same leads to many sweet sequences. Her suggestion that he model for sudarmani jattigal and his stunned reaction make up the funniest of the many funny high points in the track. Having Surya act as himself is a very clever twist that ensures that the interest in the romance never flags.

*SPOILER WARNING*

Asin's tragic end and the fact that she never knows the truth about Surya until the end make the romance bittersweet and add a touch of immortality to their love.

6 Comments:

At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole romance segment of ghajini is a straight lift from the nagarjuna telugu starrer "Muralikrishnudu".

 
At 1:15 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

Balaji,
I expected Alaipayuthe in the list..The way how Madhavan attracted Shalini, with MR's own dialogue style.

 
At 11:25 PM, Blogger siva said...

It was a straight lift from your own thalaivar's telugu movie called Muralikrishnadu..
Asin Annan Kanna marachittanga pola

 
At 11:25 PM, Blogger siva said...

It was a straight lift from your own thalaivar's telugu movie called Muralikrishnadu..
Asin Annan Kanna marachittanga pola

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How in the world is Alaipayuthe left off this list???? You even got Dhill in on the action and showing no love to such a great story in Alaipayuthe.

 
At 12:08 AM, Blogger Visithra said...

Ah the romance in ghajini was wonderful - very sweet moments ;)

 

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