Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cinemakshari - 3

After an even longer gap than what separated the first and second editions, here's the third edition of the Cinemakshari contest. Your task is to complete the chain of 10 Tamil movie names below. Starting with the second film's name, the first word of each film’s name is some form of the last word of the name of the film above it (so, if a movie’s name ends in kaadhal, the next movie’s name could start with kaadhal, kaadhalan, kaadhali, kaadhale, kaadhalikka, kaadhalukku… you get the idea!). For reference, here are the first(here's the solution) and second editions of the game.

The biggest problem the last 2 times turned out to be the clues. Providing no clues made the game too difficult while the clues I eventually provided led to complaints that they made the game too easy. I'm still trying to figure out how to strike a balance between the two and so, this time, the clues include only the year of the film(in most cases, as per IMdB) for the first round. As before, more clues will be provided if this proves to be too difficult.

Indru ______ ______ ______ (1983)

______ ______ ______ (In production)

______ ______ (1967)

______ ______ (1959)

______ ______ ______ ______ (1955)

______ ______ (1964)

______ ______ (1983)

______ ______ (2001)

______ ______ (1992)

______ ______ ______ (1991)

Solutions can be emailed to bbalaji [@] sbcglobal [dot] net (please restrict comments to comments/questions about the game only). Partial solutions are welcome too.

9 Comments:

At 8:19 AM, Anonymous arun said...

Sent you my version of the solution... but had to use google for most of the clues :)

 
At 4:37 AM, Anonymous Prin said...

Ye I've finished. Phew.... Same as above ^ (I've literally only heard of one film there - number 2) The rest were all blurrrrrrrrr

 
At 10:01 PM, Blogger Kay said...

Reminds me of my GRE prep days. I could not sleep until I finished it. I had a few dreams where I got ideas as to how to search... Hmm... I hope I am partially correct atleast..

 
At 4:17 AM, Blogger Funtabulous said...

hey balaji..cudnt get past the first one tho tht was an easy one..still scanning the papers everyday to find tht movie under production..think i am not tht movie watcher that i thot i was

 
At 11:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balaji,
Got the first 4 movies.But stuck with the 1955 one.Can you give out any clues :-)
-Jey

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

arun/prin/kay, did send u individual replies to ur emails :)

funtabulous, the movie under production is listed as 2008 under iMDb. it stars maddy :)

jey, so far a few have been stuck with the '59 one since its an obscure movie. the '55 one is a very famous movie. starts with kaNavane(you should've guessed this if u got the prev movie right) and stars gemini ganesan :)

 
At 11:33 PM, Blogger Funtabulous said...

i am again stuck after that 55 movie.balaji i dont think i prepared n read so much even for my board exams

 
At 11:53 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

funtabulous, best way is to scan the yearly lists in iMDb for movies that start with variations of the word you are looking for. btw, the '64 movie is an MGR movie with a very famous song :)

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger Funtabulous said...

thanks Balaji..that wud help i think

 

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