Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hey Ram!


Regular bbthots readers probably know Ram as well as they know me. One of the earliest bbreviews readers, he has been a regular reader and commentor here too. It should've been pretty clear from his comments that he is a huge Kamal fan. Ram went to India last week (as clear from his lack of comments for last week's posts!) to get engaged. Couldn't have gotten himself a better engagement gift as he went to a restaurant with his fiance and ran into none other than his favorite actor. A dream come true for him...

Ram goes to India for a week, goes to a restaurant and runs into Kamal. I go to India for 3 weeks, go to a restaurant and spot the thaathaa who reads Kumgumam(or is it Dinakaran?) in those TV ads. Life just isnt fair!

46 Comments:

At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Balaji.. ellathukum machcham venum aiyaa! :-)..

Consider yourself lucky Balaji.. at least you didn't end up saying something like "Ennakku oru unmai therinju aavanum.. Ram yEn ivalavu Special?!" :-);-)

Congrats Ram.. Double Jackpot-aa?.. :-);-).. Ensoy! Before long you will part of the "En Pondaatti Oorukku Poiduchi" pattaalam.. Welcome to the club!

 
At 12:23 AM, Blogger Kaps said...

is this one avatharam of Kamal?

 
At 12:38 AM, Anonymous ram said...

bb, naan idhu britney maadhiri mottaiyaa (no pun intended!) oru photo-post a varra povudhu-nu nenachen! thanks for the witty write-up that accompanied the snap!

sandya, thanks for the wishes! no, too early to think of "en pondaati ooruku poiduchu" coz innum en future pondaati en oorukey innum varala...worey the feelings!! (i hear someone saying, "ipo elaam ipdi thaan solluveenge...!")

 
At 4:39 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Ram,

Kalakareenga ponga.. lucky bum.. Happy life ahead!! :)

BB, neenga hard core Rajini fan adhunaala than dinakaran thaata :)

You did see Superstar during the match right! then what..

 
At 5:39 AM, Anonymous spkarthi said...

Ram .. you are looking great man..

 
At 5:44 AM, Blogger Me too said...

Ram, double congratulations!! Adakki vaasikaren-nna podhey nenachen maatikitteengannu!! ;)

'me too' echoing bb's thots - I go to India for 3 months, go to numerous restaurants, orutharum maatalaye!! Your Photo gallery is complete now, huh?

 
At 6:00 AM, Blogger Munimma said...

Ram, entha restaurant? (apadiyavathu next tripla luck adikkuma paakalam)
Congratulations!

 
At 6:33 AM, Blogger Bart said...

Ram, Pramadham.. illa brammandam. (Mum. Expr.)
1) Congratulations..
2) Congratulations..

 
At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

come on guys.. u revere Kamal like he's god.. He's nothing but a womaniser and its evident from the affairs he's had/having with other actresses..

Preethi.

 
At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preethi..Kamal is a great artiste and I adore/revere him for that. What he does in his personal life is his own business and does not affect me.

BTW, most of our Gods had affairs and were womanizers as well ;)

 
At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Preethi .. Just treat him as an actor.. He's got very bad temper and attitude and not to mention arrogance as told by many in the film industry.
Pushpa

Anon.. What do u mean by ur ridiculous statement ?

 
At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so it has become a forum for Rajni/kamal fans' fight... geez.. ppl get a life

 
At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anon.. What do u mean by ur ridiculous statement ?"

Pushpa, If you mean my statement abt the affairs of our Gods, our mythologies are littered with instances of polygamy and affairs. Do you deny this?

I wasn't trying to say Kamal is God or should be treated like one. But hating him just because he had/has affairs and ignoring his professional achievements is sad.

Kumar

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anon21 said...

Nice going, Ram!

I hope Kamal doesn't go over the top with Dasavatharam.

 
At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never said u should hate kamal.. I was just pointing out that he's being revered .. I'm neither kamal or rajni fan..
ppl, stop treating actors like god.
Pushpa

 
At 9:40 AM, Anonymous ram said...

guys, thanks for all the kind words and the warm wishes...

munimma, taj corommandel...

bb, in "mudhalvan" style..."kadaiseela elaaruma saerndhu nammalayum arasiyalvaadhi aakitaangaley!" (for unwittingly sparking off the anti-kamal rant along the lines of anti-ajith and anti-vijay!)

 
At 9:46 AM, Anonymous ram said...

and, regarding the reverence we have for actors and stars, I think its very much a part of the world of cinema and cine fans...we tend to deify personalities for their achievements which I dont think is a sin...Kamal the actor is the one who made me love good cinema and appreciate quality acting...there is no denying the fact that as a versatile actor, he's achieved a lot more than a lot of others in Indian cinema...as BB once said, along with Mani Ratnam, he really is trying to take Thamizh Cinema to the next level...the lines between the reel and real lives are blurry but thats just the nature of the game...in India, cinematic tastes are almost like religion - intensely personal and vulnerable to attack!

 
At 10:35 AM, Anonymous vijay said...

Pushpa, if merely taking a photo along with your favourite actor is equivalent to "revering him" or treating him like "a god", then I wonder what you would say about those fans who built a temple for Kushboo :-)

 
At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah..ppl are crazy man.. Building temples and worshipping kushboo (pros.).. So, I made the comments b'cos I saw ppl(sandhya/srivatsan) congragulating/praising Ram for a snap with kamal..
Sandhya.. What do u mean by jackpot ? Are u crazy ?
Ram.. Unga fiancee photo publish pannunga.. :)

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Zero said...

Anon, you're right. People (presumably, crazy fans) will respond by saying, "Why not?"; or, "To each his own"; or, even, a "Hey, what the heck!"
Don't believe them. You're absolutely right.

 
At 11:34 AM, Anonymous ram said...

So, I made the comments b'cos I saw ppl(sandhya/srivatsan) congragulating/praising Ram for a snap with kamal..

--> anon, its all just for fun...not to be taken seriously...we all know that bumping into an actor doesnt deserve "praise" n all...these folks (like srivatsan and sandya) know that I like kamal a lot and are happy for me, that i met him...avlothaan...idhule ena thappu irukku?!

Sandhya.. What do u mean by jackpot ? Are u crazy ?

--> again, why read so much into every syllable?! but to sandya-->enaku idhu nejamave double "jackpot" thaan...felt like a million bucks that day...anon, ungaluku idhu puriyaati/pudikaati enaala onnum seyya mudiyaadhu! live and let live!

amen (my last comment for this post unless i have to thank others!)

 
At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Prin said...

Yes, Yes.........the old celeb spot game!!

I saw far too many durin last summer during my month off to india!

Includin

Arya
Ramesh Khanna
Director Charan
Kirat Bhattal
Jayam Ravi
Kannal Kannan
Director Ezhil
The lady who plays Vijay's mother in Ghilli
The guy who plays Raadhika's father in Selvi/Arasi
Vijayashanti
Vijayakanth
Director Perarasu :(

and a couple of Music VJs

 
At 12:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The lady who plays Vijay's mother in Ghilli" reminds me of "dho paaru da - soap uncleum horlicks auntiyum" (Vivek in Minnale!!)

Kumar

 
At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

I don't know about many people in this blog.. but I have a life and most of you should get one.. If you don't ever 'dream' that you will bump into your favorite actor, singer, icon or something miraculous will happen to you to make your day.. that there's no point to living as a human being on this earth.. Better off being born as an animal! :-).. (Then again, maybe animals have their version of Rajinis and Kamals amongst their midst too.. How do we know?! :-);-)

I felt Ram deserved congratulations for his engagement more than anything else.. Him meeting Kamal that too on what was probably his first date out with his fiancee and bumping into this favorite star made it memorable for him. Now that what I call.. stars all being lined up especially for you. I congratulated him because I thought he really did hit a double jackpot on that particular day.

So, if you think I'm crazy for saying that to him.. suits me just fine.. thank you very much..

More than three quarters of the planet thinks like me fortunately/unfortunately and if Balaji, by some fluke chance, ends up taking a pic with Rajini.. You will see me again congratulating him too because it was his lucky day..

Sorry to be so 'nuts' about it and effectively getting on your nerves about it! Mission accomplished for this post, at least!:-) ;-)

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Archana said...

Well, I have nothing much left to say, sandhya said it all. Nevertheless..
->enjoyed BB's writing!:)
->Genuinely happy for Ram & envy him :P ...
->And to add to everybody else's comment...
I met shatrugan sinha @ the bby airport when i was 8!! so much for my "bumping to stars" luck...

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

vanthutaangayya vanthutaangayya !!

guys pls don't delve into personal stuff of others be it actors or those who comment here, if you don't like something don't comment :)

 
At 7:18 PM, Anonymous Kupps said...

ram,
double congrats.

bb,
iLamayaana ram-kku kadhaa naayagan thaan thattu paduvaaru adhE pOla...... (fill in the dots by urselves) ;-)

archana,
I met shatrugan sinha @ the bby airport when i was 8!!

appa shatrugan sinha hindi-la unga kitta 'onnu' solli iruppaarE? ;-)
ennannu kEkkareengaLaa 'Ek'.

(Courtesy the good old S.Ve. Sekhar wit).

yaaruppa anga anti-ADMK group vandhu ennayum konjam thittunga :-)

 
At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kupps,

your kadi joke would've worked better without the quotes around onnu.

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger Raju said...

Ram, very many congrats!! Super foto.. First date-leye unga fiance-vai fotographer aakkitteenga.. :)

 
At 7:35 AM, Anonymous ram said...

sandya, i appreciate the genuine warmth in your words...thanks...

raju, nandri aiyya...no, fiancee-a photogapher aakidala...she was in the pic, actually...she made me crop out her from it for privacy reasons...adhukkulla pondaati-daasan (seri, fiancee-daasan) aakitaa!!

 
At 7:36 AM, Anonymous ram said...

archu and kupps, thanx...

 
At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ram.. where's ur fiance's photo ? I def think that's worth congragulating.
sandhya madam.. take it easy and chill out.
Pushpa

 
At 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Ram, very many congrats!! Super >>foto.. First date-leye unga >>fiance-vai fotographer >>aakkitteenga.. :)

Maybe Ram & his fiance both should have fallen at his feet and seeked his blessings :)
Anuradha

 
At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

avanuku enga matcham irukko..
Kamal ku nariya irukku athu sure...

Koushik

 
At 9:00 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

Guys, comments with personal attacks will be deleted. Personal opinions and arguments are fine but lets keep it civil please :)

 
At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Maybe Ram & his fiance both >>should have fallen at his feet >>and seeked his blessings :)
>>Anuradha

Maybe Ram & fiance did fall at his feet and got the blessings of
HIS Womaniserness Kamal Hassan :)

 
At 12:15 PM, Anonymous ram said...

BB, I request you to delete the distasteful comments like the one just above mine (and below yours)...its cheap...and "anon" has no business commenting on me and esp. not her...

 
At 12:17 PM, Anonymous ram said...

Anuradha, thank u...kaal-la laam vizhalai! maybe if he attends my wedding, I will! just kidding...

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Hmm..some are lucky.!!

LOL :D Kungumam thatha.!!!

 
At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enna Ram.. Konjam Kamal sayam adikkudhu unga kitta.. Are uacting in his movie ?

Yeah right in his wildest craziest nightmares :)
Karutha Machan

 
At 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was with Kamal in restaurant ? Was it Gowthami ?
Kanchanamala

 
At 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was with Kamal in restaurant ? Was it Gowthami ?
Kanchanamala

 
At 12:03 PM, Anonymous venkat said...

i thought its only ajith .
good to know no one is spared here.

 
At 11:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is Kamal really is looking his age more than he ever did. The darkened hair and sort of an aged facial feature with droopy eyes seem to suggest one can't possibly defy nature's greatest will...gravity! Well, the man is in his 50s and for that, he looks smashing nevertheless >>>

 
At 1:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balaji, Looks like you gotto change the title of this post from 'Hey Ram' to 'Aiyo Paavam Ram'! Oru pleasant'ana experience'a ippadi kindal aakeetaanga..hmm..everybody has an opinion on how others should be living, talking etc..

Btw, Ram, many wishes..

Ciao, SKN..

 
At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Ravi K said...

Balaji, you might have seen Kamal in disguise as a maamiyar somewhere :-)

 

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