Sunday, February 03, 2008

2007 Tamil Cinema Quiz Answers

I received answers from the following readers: KK, Naren's, Zero, Ganesh Kumar, arun, Pushpa, Raju, San, polapathavan, Prin, Shankar, Swaps, Ram, ram, Latha, Bart, Prasad, Senthil, Krishnan, Indira, Hawkeye, A-kay, Balaji, APALA, Prakash, glass, Kumar, Sabs, Shanthi, rathi, Parthi, VenkatRangan(email) and a couple of Anons. So a big Thank You for your participation. All comments have now been published in the original post...

Here are the answers:

1. While Adhiradikkaaran... was one of the highlights of Sivaji, the icing on the cake was Rajni's spot-on imitation of MGR, Sivaji and Kamal that served as a prelude to the song. Rajni has imitated the same three actors(along with another) in another song too. Name the song and the movie it occurred in.

A: The song was Thambigale Thangangale... in Thillu Mullu. Rajni appeared as MGR(Madurai Veeran), Sivaji(Veerapandiya Kattabomman), Kamal(Chappani) and M.R.Radha(the protagonist from Ratha Kanneer) in this song.

2. Sibling rivalry is not happening in Tamil cinema. In 2007, one popular actor appeared in trailers introducing his brother in the brother's movie while another popular actor dubbed for his own brother. Name the brothers and the movies.

A: Surya appeared in trailers for his brother Karthi's Paruthi Veeran.
Jeeva dubbed for his brother 'Jithan' Ramesh in Madurai Veeran.

3. This actor resembles Vijay a little bit and this was exploited in a very funny sequence in a 2007 movie. But the resemblance was obviously noted by another director much earlier since the same actor has played Vijay's younger brother in an older movie. Name the actor and the movie.

A: The actor was Jai, whose arrival in the opposing team's area in Chennai 600028 was picturized in a manner reminding us of Vijay's typical introduction scene. He appeared as Vijay's younger brother in Bhagavathy.

4. Past awards don't seem to necessarily guarantee quality these days. This 2007 film starred not one but two National Award winners and still ended up being drubbed both critically and commercially. Name the movie, the Award winners and the movies they won their awards for.

A: The movie was Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram. The award winners who acted in it were Meera Jasmine(for Paadam Onnu - Oru Vilaapam) and Archana(Veedu).

5. Tamil cinema has seen several directors surprise us with their debuts only to disappoint with their subsequent efforts. But occasionally we do get directors who make us forget their disappointing debuts with surprisingly strong follow-ups. We had one such director in 2007 too. It took him 4 years but after giving us a cliched love triangle in 2003, he delivered a mature movie with a fresh subject and unique characters last year. Name the movie and its director.

A: The movie was Ammuvaagiya Naan, whose director Padmamagan previously directed 2003's Pallavan.


At 12:12 AM, Blogger Bart said...

Got 4/5 fully right. Not bad,

At 6:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent quiz but lil tough :)

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

unghala matum than mudiyum I think to ask these questions, not even a slightest hint or clue I have for all the answers....

Good one though

At 10:52 AM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

i got 1.5 right :P LOL!

for #2, i thought for part 2 it was prolly vijay and his cuz.. but i guess i was wrong :P.

#3, i didn't know jai was the boy in bagavathy... hmmm

At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I got 4/5. didnt know the answer to the rajni song...i think thats coz i always Fast Forward all the songs in Thillu Mullu except for "Raagangall 16." now, thats a superb melody! SPB at his kozhaiyal peak!


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