Thursday, July 10, 2008

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I am a big admirer of Tamil music . I think the Tamil music industry and the Tamil film industry have have created some of the best music in this world - and by world ,I mean the world and not just US ,Canada & Puerto Rico.

Being a keralite (Yes Payilukale..Iyam a mallu ) helped as there was always easy access to tamil movies and songs and we malayalees are culturally very close to tamil makkall except for one Mr TR Balu (angeru vaangikkum !) and some people on the wrong side of the Mullaperiyar dam..

This plus the fact that I am a born again Kamal Hassan fan led me to tears when I listened to "Yaar Yaar sivam " from Anbe Sivam.

My wifey is fed up with me as usual because that seems to be the only thing that comes out of my Mouth…

W : Cooked food?
M : Yaar yaar Sivam…
W : Washed dishes ?
M : Anbe Sivam….
W: $%$^%^

Pathetic jokes aside, I really enjoyed listening to the song and it led my memories back to Thenpandi Cheemayille and a couple of others melodies rendered by Kamal. And then..Wow !! What a guy !

I am not seeing or listening to Kamal for the first time, but every now and then , I can't but stop and appreciate this man.I know that people have their own diverse share of opinions, but the stupendous effort that Kamal puts into his works alone is enough to inspire people.While our home grown " superstars" are still cashing in on past glory ,here is one guy who really reinvents himself with each movie he does.Thanks Kamal for not taking us for granted.
Results of the Musical chair competition conducted by Sonia Gandhi last week :-

RL Bhatiya, Governor of Kerala became Governor Of Bihar and
RS Gavai, Governor Of Bihar became Governor of Kerala

The orgainizers of this event reserve the right to change the results anytime - The decision from 10 Janpath will be final ,binding & beyond comprehension .

So Jesse Jackson Sr wants to cut off Obama's nuts and Jesse Jackson Jr says he vehemently opposes it. Whoa ..what a family !!


Mriganayanii said...

hahaha. musical chairs indeed. No i haven't stopped. Something called grad school happened to me and hence the hiatus...

Mani Karthik said...

Interesting. I bet you'll have slightly shaky thoughts while you see Dasavatharam. I tried my best not to let down myself, but it was very evident - the effort. He'll do better in the new venture am sure.

bombay dosti said...

yaar yaar sivam.. man!!

To me, only an intelligent mind can make that movie. And that song....

"anbin karuvi idayam entraal saavai vendru vidum"

Have a nice weekend!

Alex said...

Another mallu like you who has a gr8 opinion about Kamal Hassan. In fact when Maddy [Manmadhan] kindly sent me that english song sung by Kamal and Usha Uthup way back in 1977 for the movie Shivathandavam,I thought-God, this guy is so multi-talented!
Yes-saw Dashavatharam with some of my Tamilian friends.Was a huge disappointment esp the special effects and the make up[ Indian was better in that aspect!].One can only hope that the 18 times Filmfare award and 4 times Bharat award winner will come back with a bang!?

The Layman said...
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The Layman said...

Being a die hard mohanlal fan it is difficult for me to accept/appreciate the multi taksing/all talented kamal hassan :D

But truth is he is one gem of a guy who is nearly unparalleled in Indian cinema.

Dashaavatharam was disappointing (not saying this cos I'm lal fan). And yaar yaar shivam.. glorious.
Fabuolous movie.. can't understand why it didn't click.

Mriganayanii said...

Stopped writing?