Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Favorite Tamil Cinema Romances - IV

Dhill - Vikram, Laila

The romance between macho man Vikram and dimple-cheeked Laila here defines the term 'cute'. The entire sequence where the two start a new trend for women riding on the backseat of bikes is hilarious and director Dharani cleverly makes their future meetings happen naturally by fixing up the marriage of Vikram's sister with Laila's brother. Her cooking show on TV(with a bunch of funny quips by Vikram's friends) and the resulting 'kulfi' nickname are other sweet segments.

Comedy usually feels like an unwanted intrusion into romance but this is one case where the comedy is an invaluable help in making the romance sweeter and funnier. Vivek's reaction, expression and comments, when Vikram innocently asks him what his plans are once he decides to take Laila out, are truly priceless . And his subsequent imitation of Laila really brings down the house. Many other sequences(like their trip to the jewellery shop) are also made hilarious by Vivek's comments.


At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

vivek is definately funny but the rest was just irritating and fake. laila's fake high-pitched squeaking, the artificial and overwrought expressions, the whole belabored vekkam sequence. i don't know, maybe some macho men somewhere would find it attractive, but i just wanted to tell the girl to get a grip and the director to get a move on with the movie.

At 1:10 AM, Blogger Bart said...

After going through the 5, this seems to be a misfit. The rest are good (not whole-hearted though) in their own ways..
Though this dhool sequence is good, it doesn't deserve to be listed. I would look at Varusham-16 or even "Kili Pechu ketka vaa"... Maybe, even Pasunesan special, "Karagattakkaran" :)
Or "Dum Dum Dum"?
Even the sequence of Asin guiding the blind person in road explaining things around in "Ghajini" is lifted from Amelie, a french movie.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Kumari said...

@Bart: But didn't BB say the list was about cute romances from non-romantic movies??? Varusham 16, Dumdumdum are strictly soft movies right?


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