Monday, January 28, 2008

Tamil Cinema in 2007 - A Quiz

To wrap up the 2007 recap posts, here's a small quiz on Tamil cinema in 2007. Comments are currently moderated and so answers can be posted as comments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Movie: Thillu Mullu Song: Thangangalle Thambigale or something to that effect...

2. Surya-Karthik for Paruthi Veeran. Jeeva dubbed for Ramesh in Puli Varudhu

3. Deva's son (forgot his name). His 2007 movie was chennai 600028 and his prev movie was Bhagavathi.

4. Meera Jasmine and Archana

5. I know this is an easy one and I can find out with a little bit of research... but I dont want to cheat :)


At 11:28 PM, Blogger Naren's said...

1) thilli mullu ..thmabihale thangangalae..
2) Surya/Karthik-Paruthiveeran & Jeeva/ramesh- mathurai veeran???
3)He is Music director deva's second son..and the movie is Bagavathi
5)Ammuvagiya Naan..padma magan

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Naren's said...

4)itz bheema...vikram & Prakashraj fr Pithamagan and iruvar respectively

At 11:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. *Banging my head hard for having forgotten this one*
2. Surya introduced Karthi. And, Jeeva dubbed for Ramesh in Madurai Veeran?
3. Jai, Chennai 600028. He played Vijay's brother in Bhagavathi.
4. Do you refer to Bheema (Prakash Raj for Iruvar, and Vikram for Pithamagan) by any chance? It's 2008, however.
5. Ammuvagiya Naan? (Padma Magan)

At 2:31 AM, Blogger Ganesh said...

2.Maduraiveeran-Jeeva and Jithan Ramesh
4.Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram.
Award winners:(i).Archana(Veedu)
(ii).Meera Jasmine(Some Malayalam film.)
5.Movie-Chennai-600028.Director-Venkat Prabhu.

At 5:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Thillu mullu. Thangangale .... madurai veeran solluradha kelunga (dont know the second word.. is it thangangale again?).

2. Guessing... Did Surya appear in the trailer of Karthi's PV?
And if any hero can really use dubbing today, its got to be Ramesh :) It was Jeeva dubbing for Ramesh in Madurai Veeran.

3. Stumped me here. I know you are referring to the character who moves from Royapuram to RA Puram....but dont have a clue when he really appeared with Vijay. I can only think of Bagavathi where Vijay had a younger brother in the movie, but dont recollect who played the brother.

4. This could be Parattai Engira... with Meera Jasmine and Archana being the award winners. Archana got the award for Veedu. Could it also be Poi, with Balachander and Prakash Raj? (although you said "starred".. so you probably were looking for awardees for acting).

5. No idea... but if I have to guess it probably was the director of Polladhavan.


At 6:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5. Venkat Prabhu & Chennai 600028

At 6:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3. Surya & Nwerukku Nerr/Friends
5. Venkat Prabhu & Chennai 600028

At 6:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3. Surya & Nwerukku Nerr/Friends
5. Venkat Prabhu & Chennai 600028

At 6:57 AM, Blogger Raju said...

Interesting quiz, Balaji..

2) Surya introduced Karthi; Jeeva dubbed for Ramesh.

3) Jai in Chennai 28.

4) 'Urvashi's Archana and Meera Jasmine. Archana won for Veedu and Meera Jasmine for Malayalam movie Paadam Onnu.

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

I know only part of the answers to the below questions. Here goes-

2. Surya-Karthi for paruthi Veeran
Jeeva-Ramesh I think is the second one. Movie nyabagam illa.

4. Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram, actresses Meera Jasmine and Archana.


At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2) Surya - Karthi for PVeeran - Jeeva for Ramesh
4) Meera Jasmine + Archana - Parattai E AzhaguS
5)Padma Magan - Pallavan to Ammuvagiya Naan

At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) No clue, all I can think off is Bharath's random clueless dances in Pazhani in his intro song. LOL

2) Jeeva gave voice for Ramesh in Madurai Veeran.

Surya appeared in the trailer of Paruthi Veeran for Karthi.

3) Jai of Chennai 600028?? Dunno' bout the movie.

4) Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram

Archana - Veedu - Best actress

Meera Jasmine -Padam onu (blablablah) some Malyalam movie.

5) Dunno, is it Padmamagan?

At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know only part of the answer to questions 2 and 4. Here it is:

2. Surya and Karthi for paruthi Veeran, Jeeva and Jithan Ramesh..not sure of the movie name.

4. Parattai engira azhagu sundaram, actresses Meera Jasmine and Archana.


At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2a. Surya and Karthik for Paruthiveeran

3. Actor Jai from Chennai 600028

Also I digress, but, please do take a look at this video:

Kamal has responded in such a fantastic manner to Kisnasamee and all the Moral Police thugs out there. I haven't seen anyone else respond so brilliantly to the rotten culture vultures(Kalaachaara Kappaaligal). Hats off to Kamal !!!!

I was wondering that you might want to do a post on Moral Policing and the hypocrisy that goes with it and how it affects everything from greeting cards to film makers.

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

hello balaji
I can understand all the question, but anwser than theriyalai....
#5 answer I guess would be Venkat Prabhu and the new movie is Chennai 600028. His old movie was with SPB Charan and Meera Vasudevan, would love to see answers for other question.


At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Telugu Adiradikaran song - where he imitates NRT, Krishna & Chiru
2. Surya introducing Karthik for Paruthiveeran, Jeeva/Ramesh in Madurai Veeran
3. Jai was Vijay's lookalike in Chennai-28 - other film (?)
4. (?)
5. Vishnuvardhan - Kurumbu back with Arindhadum Ariyadadum/Pattiyal
& Balaji Saktivel from Samurai to Kaadal/Kallori

At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Thangangaley Thambigaley from Thillu Mullu.

2. I think, for the first one, the actors are Surya and Karthi for Paruthi Veeran. Not sure about the second one.

3. The actor's name is Jai, played the role of Ragu in Chennai 28. He acted as Vijay's brother in the movie Baghavathi.

4. The movie is Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram and the two national award winners are Archana, who won it for her role in Daasi and Meera Jasmine for her role in Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilaapam. (Thank you Wikipedia).

As for 5, I am completely stumped.

At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. dont know...but i'll take a guess. was it a song from "Panakaaran?"

2. surya intro'd karthi. jeeva dubbed for ramesh

3. jai. chennai 28. bagavathi.

4. parattai engira azhagu sundaram. archana and meera jasmine.

5. padma magan- ammuvagiya naan.

At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Thillu Mullu

2. Surya(Paruthiveeran) & Jeeva(Maduraiveeran)

3. ????

4. ????

5. Ammuvagiya Naan & Padmamagan

At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4. 'Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram', eh? Archana for 'Veedu' and Meera Jasmine for 'Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam'. (But come now, nobody would have expected something good in it because it starred Meera Jasmine and Archana!)

At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a tough one.
For Q2(i) Its Surya and Karthik for Paruthi Veeran.
Don't know the rest. Btw, long time reader first time responding. :)

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Bart said...

1. I am stumped. Will think on this..
2nd was a sitter: Surya did ad for Karthi in Paruthi Veeran. Jeeva dubbed for Ramesh in Madurai Veeran?!
3. Was it Jai, who acted as brother to Vijay in Bhagavathi?
4: Parattai engira azhagu sundaram. Archana and Meera Jasmine won awards. Archana for Veedu / Sandhya Raagam. Meera Jasmine for "Padam onnu vilupam" - mallu movie.
5. Is it padma magan of "Ammuvagiya Naan" who had earlier directed "Pallavan" with Manoj Bharathi and Rathi?

At 9:28 PM, Blogger Prasad said...

I've only partial answers:

1) Thambigale from Thillu Mullu
2) Surya & his bro Karthik
4) Aadum Koothu

Are these right ?

At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2. a) Surya and Karthi for Paruthiveeran trailer.

b) Jeeva and Ramesh. Movie: Maduraiveeran. Nice coincidence on movie names ;)

4. Meera Jasmine and Archana in PEAS. Meera Jasmine won NA for 'Padam Onnu Oru Vilaapam' and Archana for 'Veedu'.

3. Is it Chennai-28? The actor's name is Jai.

5. Ameer- Paruthiveeran.

Not sure about 3 and 5 anyway.

At 4:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4. Must be Parattai engira azaghusundaram. Meera Jasmine & Archana (Veedu). Meera Jasmine won for a malayalam movie.

At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First one is in the movie Thillu mullu Thangagaley Thambingaley. Second one one pair is Surya-Karthik, Paruthiveeran. Third, fourth and fifth nope.

At 9:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For ques no 2
Surya appeared in a trailer for brother Karthi in paruthiveeran

for ques no 3
the actor is Jai and the movie is chennai 600028.

que no 4
The movie is parattai engira azhagu sundaram, national award winners Archana and Meera Jasmine

for ques no 5
director senthilnathan with sivi?

At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My post has not appeared. dont know why.

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Hawkeye said...

1. somehow 'panakaran' comes to mind.

2. theriyalai surya - karthi - paruthiveeran could be one.

3. i know this actor appared in ch-28.

4. theriyalai

5. radha mohan/mozhi?

i have to say this is a kashtamaana quiz. i didnt get anything right.

At 7:10 PM, Blogger Bart said...

1) Is it Raja chinna roja ?

At 10:16 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

Appreciate the enthusiastic participation. So far I've received answers from Anon(KK), Naren's, Zero, Ganesh Kumar, arun, Pushpa, Raju, San, polapathavan, Prin, Shankar, Swaps, Ram, Anon, ram, Latha, Anon, Bart, Prasad, Senthil, Krishnan, Indira, Hawkeye.

Without addressing individual commenters, here are some clarifications...

-Answer to #1 is not the Telugu version of 'Adhiradikkaaran...' or a song from 'Panakkaaran' or 'Raja Chinna Roja'.

-Answer to 1st part of #2 is the one answer gotten right by all commenters :)

- Answer for #4 is not Bheemaa(it was released in '08)

- Answer for #5 is not Venkat Prabhu(Chennai 28), Balaji Sakthivel(Kalloori), Vetrimaran(Pollaadhavan), Vishnuvardhan(Billa), Radhamohan(Mozhi), Senthilnathan(Sivi), Ameer(Paruthi Veeran).

At 11:39 PM, Blogger A-kay said...

a) I don't remember the song but it is from the movie thillumullu when Rajini sings in his friend's bday party. He dresses up as Kattabomman (Sivaji) and chappani (Kamal).

b) Surya (Assume for Paruthiveeran, I didn't see the promos but seems like the obvious guess)


d) Is it the movie (Thirumagan) with Meera Jasmine and S J Suryah - i know Meera Jasmine has won a national award, not sure if any other person associated with this movie has won an award.

e) Is it Padma Mohan of Ammuvagiya naan?

At 11:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2. Surya for Karthi (Paruthi Veeran), Jeeva for Jithan Ramesh (MAdurai Veeran)
3. Jai - Chennai-28 and Bagavathy
4. Prattai Engira Alagusundaram - Archana & Meera Jasmine
5. Padma Magan - Pallavan & Ammuvakia Naan

At 4:09 AM, Blogger Balaji Sivaraman said...

Great quiz.
The answers are,

1) The Annangale Thambigale song from Thillu Mullu during Gundu Mani's birthday party.

2)Surya appeared on the trailer of Karthi's Paruthi Veeran.

3)Jai appeared in Chennai 600028 where his resemblance to Vijay was made fun of. He also appeared in Bagavathi as Vijay's younger brother who is killed.

4)Archana and Meera Jasmine appeared in Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram.

If I remember the other two, I will post em' as another comment.

At 4:27 AM, Blogger Naren's said...

is answer for 4 parattai engira azhahu sundara.....national award winners being archana for veedu and meera jasmine fr a malayalama movie

At 5:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

#5. Ok, I gave up and googled it... and glad I did that, since there's no way in hell I would've guessed that Padma Magan was the answer. In fact, I was thinking Ammuvagiya Naan was directed by Parthiban himself, so I didnt even consider this movie when I first posted my response. And of course, I dont remember any movie by the name Pallavan, which was apparently PM's first movie.
Anyways... good quiz. Keep them coming.


At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Buddy!

I waited for you to post the answers!!! But you really want to see my ridiculous guesses - it seems!! So here they are!! (Don't blame me for it - you asked for it!!)

1. ?????????????? Let me think further!!!
2. First part: Surya for Karthi in Paruthiveeran
Second part: Jeeva for Ramesh (in Madurai Veeran??)
3. Jai - Bagavathy (also acted in Chennai-28)??
4. Mayakkannadi - Cheran & Navya Nair?? (Autograph or Thavamai Thavamirunthu and ????)
5. Ammuvagiya Naan - Padmamagan ??

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

No idea about #1.

I'm surprised nobody got #2 right. My guess is Surya appearing for Karthi in trailers of 'Paruthi Veeran', and Jeeva dubbing for Ramesh in 'Madurai Veeran'. Have to admit - I knew it was this combo, but I had to google to get the name for 'Madurai Veeran'.

Not sure about #3, but is it the guy in Chennai 600028? He does look like Vijay, and there's a small dream sequence when he enters his rival's 'pettai'.

My guess for #4 is Viswa Thulasi. Google says it is a 2004 movie, but I think it was only released commercially last year? Also not sure if Nandita Das is a National award winner, but she should be ;) Too lazy to google this.

I think #5 is Padma Magan and 'Ammuvagiya Naan'. Not really a guess. Just looked at your 2007 list, and this one stood out. Googled, and found 'Pallavan'.

Not sure how many I got right. But if you take away Google and your archives, I got exactly 0! :)


At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1 is how am i supposed to know this?
#2 is dhanush/selvaraghavan and surya/ameer
#3 is vasu's son - shakti
#4 is Sillunu oru kadhal - surya (pithamagan) and jothika (chandramukhi/mozhi)
#5 is kurumbu and director of billa (vishnuvardan)

At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Annangale Thambigale - Thillu Mullu
2. Surya-Karthi (Paruthiveeran), Jeeva-Ramesh (?)
3. Vikranth (karka kasadara)
4.PEAS - Archana (veedu) and Mera Jasmine (Paadam onnu - oru vilapam)
5. ??


At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Annangale thambigale - Thillu Mullu
2. surya-karthi (paruthiveeran), jeeva dubbed for ramesh (
3. Vikranth (Karka Kasadara)
4. PEAS - Archana (Veedu) and Meera Jasmine (Paadam onnu - oru vilaapam)
5. Padmamagan (Pallavan and Ammuvagiya Naan)


At 11:54 PM, Blogger Sabs said...

Q.No : 1 Don't Know

Q. No : 2 Surya and Karthi-Paruthiveeran , Jeeva and Ramesh- Don't Know movie

Q.No 3 :Jai and Movie is Bhagavathy

Q.No: 4: Archana and Meera Jasmine - Parattai engira azhagusundaram

Q.No 5 : Padmamagan -Ammuvagiya Naan


At 4:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Okay, I think 1 is probably pokkiri raja.
2 Surya and Karthi AND Jeeva and Ramesh - Puli Varudhu? Vandhuttu poyiduchu already:-)
3. I dont know his name but the Chennai-28 guy with a Vijay resemblance. Initially, I even thought that is Vikranth, Vijay's cousin. Ah! remember - Wasnt it Deva's son or his brother's son?
4. I know this, I know this. My beloved meera ofcourse. But SJ Surya got a national award? Must have because I am almost sure about the movie - Thirumagan dhaane?
5. Did the Ammuvagiya Naan director make a movie 4 years back?

Mostly I have guessed the 2007 movies based on your list below and then back-tracked out the clues - so much for the clues :-)

At 6:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MJ ofcourse won it for Padam onnu oru vilapam. SJ Surya? Kushi?

At 10:38 AM, Blogger Shanthi said...

1 Thillu mullu birthday song

2 As everyone would have said - one pair is surya karthi. The other no idea. I am just thinking why should they dub voice ?

3 I dont know the name of the guy who joins the other team in the cricket match movie who had also acted in bagavathi. I am lazy to google ;)

4 Did really satyaraj win award for vedam pudidhu ? Archana won for veedu right ? It might be onbadhu roobai notu then

5 Just not to leave this one unanswered i will write vetri maaran of polladavan

At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got the answer for 5th. The director is Padma Magan. 2003 - Pallavan. 2007 - Ammuvaghiya Naan

At 4:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

#3 - actor:JAI Movie : BAGAVATHY

At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1. Thillu Mullu
#2. Karthik - Surya - Paruthi Veeran
Ramesh - Jeeva - ?
#3. ?
#4. Is it Kasthuri Maan, or was it released in '06?
#5. Samy - Uyir - Mirugam.
But 'Uyir' is not that old :)


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