Monday, October 03, 2005

Chandramukhi Catchup

Nethu night thalaivar kanavula vandhu, romba naaLa avarai pathi onnum post paNNalenu romba varuthappattaar. With Shankar apparently still working on the Sivaji story, there's not much news about that film. So here's a quick update on Chandramukhi, which is still going great guns and nearing 200 days :-)

- The 200th day celebrations of the film were held on October 1st. Though it was officially only the 170th day, October 1 was selected since it was also Sivaji's birthday. Jo couldn't make it since she is in Mumbai visiting her ailing mother but everyone else who was part of the movie was there. Apart from his family members(Dhanush, Aishwarya, Soundarya and Latha), Vijay was in attendance too.

If you remember, Rajni said at the Chandramukhi audio release function that he was keeping his speech short and would speak more at the film's silver jubilee celebrations. Pretty cool that it really came true! His speech had the usual philosophical stuff about not letting defeat keep you down and working hard for success. He was also quite open about his admiration for Aish.

- Chandramukhi is going to be screened at the 18th Tokyo International Film Festival. Since Chandramukhi wasn't released in Japan, this would be first chance for the Japanese to catch the movie. They better get their aarthis and torn lottery tickets ready :-)

- Chandramukhi's complete soundtrack(BGM, dialogs, etc.) was released recently. Looks like Sivaji Films is out to milk this one for all its worth :-) Personally, the soundtrack doesn't appeal to me much(especially since I own the DVD now!) But the 'The Making of Chandramukhi' VCD to be sold along with it sounds interesting. Wouldn't mind a look at that one :-)

- Chandramukhi's movies costumes, props, etc. were auctioned off on eBay India and Rajni's coolers, the first item to be sold, fetched Rs. 25,000. The winners were supposed to receive the items from the Superstar himself during the 200th day function. Not sure if they showed up for that.

- The film is the first Tamil film to complete 100 days in South Africa. Superstaru yaarunnu kEttaa, South African kuzhandhaiyum sollum :-)



At 11:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

enna balaji,
unge janmam saabalyam adanjuduthaa?!!

At 1:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Celebrating 200th day is usually not the norm in tamil cine industry, right? 175th and 250th day are big as silver jubilee and golden jubilee.. so they could have celebrated oct 1st as Silver jubilee day,which is mathematically closest...

I read another news that Sivaji productions contacted some about 100 sponsors for the 200th day celebrations out of which over 50 were cancelled by an upset Rajini... Adhellam poda maatteengala? (Oru ardent Kamal fan-oda vayitherichal..)

At 4:25 AM, Blogger NS said...

Kalakkal BB!:)
Especially the last line, sooper punch... Ulagam fulla paravattum namma thalaivaroda perumai..:D

At 9:06 AM, Blogger mitr_bayarea said...

simply superb-Balaji.Thalaivar Thalaivar thaan-thanks for making a nice summary of Chandramuki's events.

At 12:33 PM, Blogger tt_giant said...

Adhaan thalaivaru!.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

ram, each time ippadi news edhavadhu padikumpodhum janma sabalyam thaan :)

raju, yeah i'm not sure why they didn't celebrate it as a silver jubilee.
apdi oru news engeyum padikkala. pathirundha nichayam potirupen :)

nithya, CMla thalaivarku punchline edhuvum illenu oru varutham irundhudhu. but the 'lakalakalaka' has become so famous. adhuve oru punchline thaan :)

mitr, neenga thalaivar fannu iniku thaan therium. mikka sandhosham. join the club :)

ttg, correcta sonenga :)

At 6:23 PM, Blogger Arvind Srinivasan said...

Despite risking riling up Rajini fans, i liked his 'raja'/villain role the best...

he was unbeatably superb !!!

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

Raja raja... raja gambeera, raja thilaka... vetaiya raja paraar paraar paraar...

lakalakalakalakalaka =P

Good stuff as always. Woohoo for Rajni and his fans too =P

At 1:04 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

arvind, as long as u say "liked something" about rajni, u're not gonna rile up any of us :)

merino, another woohoo from me :)

veejay, yep. the movie's actually opened up new, hitherto-unknown markets for Tamil movies :)

At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

super star super star than!!!.
sivaji will earn more rhan 150 crore in the world.
superb thalaiva.
ahamed lonon

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