Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Favorite Tamil Cinema Romances - V

Sathya - Kamal, Amala

I guess it’s only fair to kick off the series with Tamil cinema’s true kaadhal mannan. Sathya, inspite of the grimness of the rest of the movie, finds Kamal at his romantic best. And a very pretty Amala is his perfect match.

The way unemployed Kamal and poor Amala try to hide their real state of affairs from each other gives a sweet start to their relationship and the romance proceeds naturally from there. There are some very cute and funny sequences like Amala imagining Kamal and his friends as divine beings and Kamal revealing his knowledge of Malayalam after Amala and her aunt converse freely in the language in front of him. And Amala, especially in the simple Malayali saree, looks great.

Ofcourse the Valaiyosai… song alone would qualify this romance for a spot on this list. Intricately choreographed (especially considering it’s a non-dance song), Kamal and a very pretty Amala make a cute couple romancing perfectly in sync with the music. And Amala looks gorgeous in the film (did I say that already?!)


At 8:21 AM, Blogger Bart said...

I second Balaji on Satya.. Actually googling my brains for a non-kamal romance portion is pretty tough.
"Ek Duje ke liye", "Unnal Mudiyum Thambi", "Meendum Kokila" and so on..
However here are my non-kamal nominees (Post 80's):
a) Mouna raagam - Karthik, Revathy
b) Idhayam - "Evergreen College boy" Murali, Heera
c) Varusham 16 - Karthik, Kushboo
d) Kadalora Kavidhaigal - Satyaraj, Rekha
e) Mudhal Mariyadhai - Sivaji, Radha
Am not satisfied with the above list though :)

At 8:58 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

bart, will respond after publishing the entire list. just to maintain some suspense :)

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Raju said...

It is Noon here and you have posted one (Satya). To keep the suspense, and to see how well I know you, I am going to write what I think your list would be in some place and let you know after your list is out. :-) Happy Valentine's Day!!

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Me too said...

Great start! Unbelievably, I never got around to see this movie!!

At 5:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, you forgot to mention Amala looked gorgeous in the movie ;)

At 11:41 PM, Blogger Visithra said...

ah that song must agree ;)


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