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Tamil Movies 2010

January 8th, 2011
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2010 was not a productive year in terms of number of movies I managed to catch either on cinema or TV. Hectic schedule forced me to skip many movies, thus this review would be limited. As usual, a plethora of Tamil movies were released in 2010 (ABOUT 140!), culminating in Kamal Haasan’s Manmadha Ambu in the last week of 2010.

Here’s a very brief review of the movies I managed to watch (alphabetical order):

Aasal – Ajith starrer with two heroines, Sameera Reddy and Bhavana. Lots of stylish stuff but I would say average acting by Ajith.

Ambasamundram Ambani – a comedy movie with some message somewhere in it. Hero is Karunas (yes!) and suprisingly was entertaining compared to other big-starrer movies. I saw it on HD 🙂

Anandhapurathu Veedu – A family category ghost story. About parental love from beyond the grave. Enjoyable if you have nothing better to do. Starts Nandha and Chaya Singh.

Angadi Theru – Starring newcomers Mahesh and Anjali, this tearjerker movie was one of the sleeper hits of 2010.  Good songs, good acting, good story. Worth watching, but not if you are a fan of the typical masala movie.

Aval Peyar Tamilarasi – Movie starring Jai and Nandaghi, with a happy ending. Nice songs. Also a hit movie due to the story line. Jai, as usual, needs to improve on his acting.

Ayirathil Oruvan – One of the most anticipated movies in 2010, this one had Karthik Sivakumar, Reema Sen, Andrea Jeremiah, and Parthiban in it. Directed by Selvaraghavan, it had good songs. Story is a bit complicated. It incorporated old Tamil and may not be understood by audiences not well versed in Tamil. Its a mix of adventure, history and magic but was well accepted. Became a hit movie. Sequel expected.

Baana Kathadi – Entry movie for late Murali’s son Adharva. Also stars Prasanna and newcomer Samantha as heroine. Similar to his father’s many roles, Adharva’s character ends up dead. Nice songs, but nothing much to shout about. Keep it for a boring day.

Boss Engira Baskaran – This movie was released around the same time as Endhiran, so it faced a major hurdle. And surprisingly, it did exceedingly well! The light-hearted romantic flick stars Arya and Nayanthara, along with “nanbendaa” Santhanam. Personally, I consider this as a comedy movie.

Endhiran – Undoubtedly, the biggest movie event of the year for Tamils all around the world. Starring Rajinikanth, Aiswarya Rai, Danny Denzongpa, Karunas, and  Santhanam, the most expensive movie in India was a mix of sci-fi, romance and comedy. With mesmerizing songs by AR Rahman and helmed by director Shankar, this movie broke many records at the box office.

Goa – A light-hearted stories about 3 friends and their escapade. Starring Jai, Vaibhav, Piya Bajpayee, Premji Amaren, Sampath, Sneha, Prasanna, and others. Very entertaining movie, but not suitable for family/children viewing.

Guru Sishyan – I can’t remember what this movie was about actually, so you get my point. Stars Sathyaraj and Sunder C. Did I say skip it? Well, I do.

Irumbbu Kottai Murattu Singam – A western (cowboy) style comedy starring Lawrence, Padmapriya, Lakshmi Rai, Manorama, Delhi Ganesh and others. Watch it for the comedy, and don’t expect alot.

Jaggubhai – Starring Sarath Kumar and Shreya Saran as father and daughter team (faints!). A flop if you ask me. The story is about father looking for his long lost daughter, with some bad guys seeking revenge in tow.

Kacheri Arambam – A movie which did well, surprisingly. Its a romantic-comedy cum action movie starring Jeeva, Poonam Bajwa and JD Chakravathy. Quite entertaining.

Kalavani – Another sleeper hit, again from the romantic-comedy genre. Starring up-coming actor Vimal (remember Pasangaa?), Oviya, and  Ganja Karuppu. The movie was set in rural area and is about love between two people from different villages. The movie has many comedic moments and with a happy ending.

Kattradhu Kalavu – Yet another comedy movie with a splash of romance and action added in. Its about . Starring Krishna (who starred in Anjali as a kid) and Vijayalakshmi Agathiyan. Sampath. Story is about a small time criminal who plots to scam some minister and while on the run, meets andf falls in love with a girl who ran away from home. Average movie.

Kola Kolaya Munthirikka – Story about two thieves who work together to try find some diamonds, and of course fall in love along the way. Stars Karthik Kumar. Entertaining, but keep it for a lazy day at home.

Kutty -Starring Danush and Shriya, its a typical boy-meets-and-falls-in-love-with-girl-but-girl-doesn’t-like-him-first story. Some nice songs, and entertaining movie. Again, need not rush to watch it.

Maanja Velu – Arun Kumar seems to be huffing and puffing to come out with a blockbuster, but still, that X-factor seems to be lacking. The movie is about revenge, so expect plenty of fight scenes. Average movie. Also stars Karthik.

Madrasapattinam – One of the top movies of 2010, mainly due to its potrayal of Chennai (Madras) on the verge of independence. Nice songs. Stars Arya, Amy Jackson, Kochin Haneefa. Don’t miss it.

Manmadhan Ambu – Just caught it today. Starring Kamal Haasan, Madhavan, Trisha, Ramesh Arvind, Orvasi, and Sangeetha, its a comedy story set mostly on a cruise trip along few European cities, but excitingly dotted with some twists and turns. All around good acting, with the typical super dialogues epitomised by Kamal Haasan movies. Trisha even recited a poem. Some nice songs by Devi Sree Prasad. It may not be technically packed like Endhiran, but you can enjoy watching an actor act here, nevertheless. Classic Kamal albeit in a modern setting. BTW, MANnar (Kamal Haasan), MADHAnagopal (Madhavan) and AMBUjakshi (Trisha)’s names make up the movie title (Man-Madha-Ambu).

Naanayam – A thriller-caper (bank robbery case) movie starring Prasanna, Sibiraj, SPB and Malaysian born Ramya Raj. I enjoyed it but may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Nice song by SPB and Chitra.

Paiya – Another blockbuster hit for Karthik Sivakumar, who stars alongside Tamanna Bhatia. Typical love story where boy-meets-girl-and-helps-girl-escape. Along the long road trip from Chennai to Mumbai, adored with some nice songs and fights. For me, its just another love story.

Pen Singam – Police story starring Uday Kiran and Meera Jasmine. Watch it only if your life depends on it.

Raavanan – A very highly anticipated movie, due to being under the helm of director Maniratnam, starring Aiswarya Rai, Priyamani, Prithiv Raj and Vikram (Tamil version. Hindi version had Vikram and Abishek Bachan). Based on Ramar, Sitha and Ravanan premise (Hinduism). Quite an entertaining movie, superb songs, and nice cinematography. Yesteryear actors Karthik and Prabhu had a memorable role as well.  Should watch it.

Singam – A crowd entertainer movie starring Surya. Prakash Raj, Nasser and Anushka Shetty. Typical action-type police and bad guy story with some nice songs.

Sivappu Mazhai – This movie made some sort of record for being the fastest movie ever made (under 12 days). Starring Suresh and Meera Jasmine, I didn’t pay much attention to the movie. It was slow-moving. About a guy who kidnaps a minister’s daughter in order to secure the release of a prisoner. Something to do with Sri Lankan issue.

Sura – Another over-hyped film from Vijay (his 50th movie).  The starting few minutes would have given you the idea of the pain you had to go through. Throw in eye-candy Tamanna and comedian Vadivelu for the required side-dishes. Only for die-hard Vijay fans.

Thambikku Indha Ooru – A forgettable movie starring Barath, Sana Khan and Prabhu. Has some comedic moments courtesy of Vivek, but plenty of loop holes. Some scenes taken in Malaysia.

Thamizh Padam – One of my favorite movie for 2010. A parody comedy starring Shiva and Disha Pandey. Highly entertaining if you a fan of Tamil Movies as you attempt to identify which movies/scenes were spoofed.  Again, remember its a spoof movie. Has the popular song with meaningless lyrics as well as the “Pachai” song.

Theeratha Vilaiyattu Pillai – A purely entertainer movie starring Vishal who is one a quest to finalise his wife from 3 candidates (Sarah Jane, Neetu Chandra, and Thanushree Dutta). As expected lots of comedy moments. Enjoyable, but that’s about it.

Thillalangadi – A comedy movie starring Jayam Ravi, Tamannah, Vadivelu, Prabhu, Santhanam, Shaam and others. Its about a guy who gets a “kick” doing unexpected things like robbing from the rich to give to the poor. Some nice songs, and comedy moments but few loopholes. BTW, some scenes were taken in Malaysia.

Vinnaithandi Varuvaya – Another of my favorite movies for 2010. Good acting by Simbu and Trisha. Super songs by AR Rahman. Remember the phrase “Jessie, Jessie”?

Movies I have not seen yet (as of 8th Jan 2011):

Agam Puram – Starring Shyam.
Ayyanar – starring Aadhi [update: saw this in 2011. Typical fighting movie].
Bale Pandiya – Starring Vishal and Piya Bajpai [update: saw this in 2011. comedy romance movie].
Chikku Bukku – Crowd pullers Arya and Shreya Saran [update: not so interesting movie despite the star actors].
Drohi – Starring Srikanth, Vishnu, Thiyagarajan and Poonam Bajwa. Seems to be quite interesting story about rivalry and revenge between two ex-good buddies. [update: saw this in early Feb 2011. Its about two youths Srikanth and Vishnu whose friendship ended when they were kids and grow up antogonising each other. One plans to be a cop while another, traumatised, joins a bad guy. Its a rowdy movie with plenty of twists and turns. But some scenes seem to be abrupt and at times confusing if we are watching flashback or current time.]
Easan – Directed by Sivakumar (Subramaniyapuram) and starring Samudrakani and Vaibhav. [update: One hell of a movie. Worth watching. Its about revenge]
Goripalayam – Not your typical movie story. Starring Vikranth and Ramakrishna. Expect something like Renigunta.
Inidhu Inidhu – Heard its about college life story. All newcomers. [update: saw this in January 2011. Being a story about college life, can expect the typical love angles, friends problem etc. Story about 7 buddies and their pursuit of love. For those feel good times or to relive your college times. I enjoyed it].
Irandu Mugam -Starring Karan and Satyaraj. Expect some political overtures.
Kanagavel Kaaka – Another Karan movie about vigilantism.
Kanimozhi – romantic movie starring Jai and Shazahn Padamsee.
Matthi Yosi – Another movie starring some new faces.
Moscowin Kavery – Title sounds interesting, but heard the movie didn’t do well.
Mynaa – Quite a controversial movie starring Vidarth and newcomer Amala Paul. Not your typical story, think “Paruthi Veeran”. [update: saw this tear-jerker movie. Well taken, simple and tragic ending]
Naan Mahaan Alla – A blockbuster starring Kartik Sivakumar and Kajal Aggarwal. [update: saw this in January 2011. quite dissappointed as the expectation was high, but the movie was kind of disjointed and ended quite abrupt. Kind of storyless. Could have made into a full blown love story and brought more meaning to Kajal’s role.].
Nandalala – Starring director Mishkin. About a mentally-challenged guy and a boy’s journey.
Pugaippadam – Starring newcomers and also about college life. Music by Gangai Amaran.
Rasikkum Seemane – Starring Srikanth and Navya Nair.
Rettaisuzhi – Starring two top directors Balachander and Barathiraaja, so its not your normal cup of tea. Most likely won’t appeal to most of the cinemagoers.
Siddu – Directed by Bagyaraj and stars his son, Shantanoo. Not top of my list.
Uthama Putthiran – Heard this was a well received movie. Stars Dhanush, Genelia, Bagyaraj, and Vivek. [update: a romantic movie cum family entertainer. Nice songs but normal story].
Va Quarter Cutting – Starring Shiva, SPB Charan and Lekha Washington. About a one day story. Expect normal comedy track. [update: Comedy movie with a simple ridiculous plot about a guy’s aim to get drunk before flying off to overseas the next day. A different story, but not for everyone]
Vallakottai – Arjun, Haripriya and Suresh star in this movie. Expect the normal action movie stuff from Arjun. [update: Saw this, but can’t recall much. Guess that sums up Arjun movie]
Vande Mataram – Stars Arjun, Mamooty, Sneha and Jai Akash. About terrorism, police and patriotism.
Yathumaagi – Starring Sunaina and new actor Sachin as hero.

My list of top movies for 2010: Angadi Theru, Ayirathil Oruvan, Endhiran, Goa, Madrasapattinam Manmadha Ambu, Raavanan, Thamizh Padam, Vinnaithandi Varuvaya.

My vote for best actors for 2010 (so far):  Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Kartik Sivakumar, Santhanam, Arya, Simbu, Shiva, Trisha, Aiswarya Rai, Mahesh, Anjali, Parthiban, Sampath, Jai, Premji Amaren, Vaibhav.

List of movies for 2010 can be viewed here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_films_of_2010

My 2009 review is here:

http://poobalan.com/blog/movies/2009/12/31/tamil-movies-2009/

Endhiran

October 6th, 2010
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WARNING: spoilers ahead!

As Then says: Inthe robottum love naale vinapoche….

Watched this at Sunway Pyramid. There were some technical problem because the dialogue went missing for about 10 secs each time, happened about 5-6 times during the first half of the movie. Ticket cost RM14: RM11.20 for ticket and 2.8 for tax. Cinema was about 1/3 full (60+ people) for morning show.

Initial Thoughts:

The ending scene which involved animation was definitely new for an Indian movie (and even in English movies, I have not seen such animations) and is a welcomed innovation in that sense. However this involves humongous cost, so not sure how many other movies can afford to follow this track.

Some scenes were copied/derived from other movies like Matrix, Terminator, I Robot and so on. The robot reminds us of Sonny from I Robot.

Acting: Rajini’s dual role was OK. Improved dance moves, variety of fashion (ala Sivaji) and style. However, I have a feeling that other actors could have been put in his place and the movie will still be a crowd-puller. The traditional Rajini “magic” was not that evident, apart from some dialogues, facial expression, and acting. His acting as the robot in a villanous mode is worth mentioning as he did a good job. In fact, I’d say the villain role suits him better than the scientist role. Think back 16 Vaithinile, or 6il Irunthu 60 Varai to imagine Rajini in a character role.

Aiswarya. Well if you are into watching beautiful married mid 30s women dancing around like peacock/camel/chicken (whatever it is) in revealing clothes and kissing Rajinikanth 10-20 times, then you would be entertained. Again, you could imagine Shreya or Nayanthara or some other actresses in this role.

The Story:

Story was inspired by a short story by Tamil writer the late Sujatha (if I’m not mistaken) and it took director Shankar about 10 years to finally make this movie. The movie marks Rajinikanth as India’s highest paid Actor (about Rs20 crores + profit sharing) and Aiswarya earned about Rs6 crores, making her the highest paid actress in India. The producers have already recouped their investment as distributions rights were sold of for more than the production cost which is Rs160++ crores or RM112 million as of Oct 2010.

If you are interested on such robot themed stories, also read books by Isaac Asimov who talked about the 3 laws of robotic.

The theme of the movie is about “how if a robot can have emotions and falls in love?”. Rajini plays dual role – as scientist Dr Vasigaran (aka Vasi) and the robot Chitti the Robo. His lady love is Sana (Aiswarya, who age is showing now), a medical student. How a medical student can fall in love with a scientist is not covered in the movie. Maybe she flunked few times and is not a young 20-something student.

Story goes that Dr Vasi has spent about 10 years of his life researching on making humanoids (robots that look like humans) for the Indian Army. He thinks that soldiers life can be saved by using robots in battle.

There are some scenes to display Chitti’s capability and falability as well. We can see how Chitti cooks, helps Sana to cheat in her exams, and also how Chitti fights bad guys who attack them in the train.

However, Dr Vasi’s prototype Chitti fails at the evaluation process by the government department. The evaluation was led by Dr Vasi’s mentor Prof Bhora (Actor Danny Denzongpa) who is envious of Dr Vasi (student doing better than teacher syndrom). The Prof is also trying to creat such robots and sell them to the highest bidder (in case you are still not clear, he’s the villain). Prof Bhora highlights that Chitti doesn’t know emotions and can’t differentiate right from wrong. He just follows orders. The evaluation fails. As dejected Dr Vasi leaves the department, they encounter an apartment complex on fire. Dr Vasi orders Chitti to save the victims trapped in the fire. One of the victim was a young teenage girl who was bathing. She’s in the middle of a burning building and was more concerned of her modesty than her life, shouting “i’m not dressed!”. Chitti answers “so am I” and scoops her off into safety. The media focuses on the robot saving a naked girl. The girl was embarassed and attempts to run away from the onlookers and media, whereby she is hit by an oncoming vehicle and dies. This further angers Dr Vasi and reinforces Prof Bhora’s claims. Dr Vasi scolds Chitti, but Chitti doesn’t understand what wrong it did.

Prof Bhora later tells Dr Vasi that the government is planning to cancel the project as its considered a failure (the death of the girl becomes major news). Dr Vasi asks for some time to figure out how to add “emotion” into Chitti. The Prof gives him a month. Rajini tries to impart knowledge on emotions, senses, feeling, spiritualism, life and death, etc into Chitti. One day, lightning strikes Chitti, but he seems to be OK.

When all seems to fail, and Dr Vasi was cursing Chitti, Chitti talks back in anger. Success! The robot could feel anger! He is sent for evaluation again, and passes. However, trouble is brewing because the “emotion” module in Chitti is starting to interfere with Chitti’s “dos and don’ts” rules. He helps a lady to give birth, and Sana kisses him, causing him to feel the emotion of “love” (???). Soon Chitti’s thoughts stray towards obtaining Sana, at all costs. There’s one scene where Chitti tries to find a mosquito that bit Sana and there’s some dialogue between the mosquito colony and Chitti! Maybe these scene were added to excite children. Anyway, Chitti starts to compete with Dr Vasi for Sana’s attention as well. During Sana’s birthday, Chitti kisses Sana (censored) and this angers/shocks Dr Vasi. Chitti reveals that he feels “love” for Sana and wants her. He argues with Dr Vasi. Sana explains to Chitti why its not possible for human to love and live with a robot. Chitti walks away in disappointment.

At night, Prof Bhora appears to talk to Chitti, trying to influence Chitti to come to him. Chitti says no.The next day, a final evaluation with the Army was conducted and during the evaluation, Chitti does not perform as expected. Instead, his antics embarassed Dr Vasi as Chitti talked about his “love” for Sana, asking the army officers to not make war but fall in love! An angry Dr Vasi takes Chitti back to his office and breaks him to pieces. Chitti is then disposed in the garbage dump site.

Chitti manages to assemble itself and when Prof Bharya goes looking for it, it manages to enter his car and he brings it back to his lab. There, Prof Bhora reassembles Chitti with the help of Dr Vasi’s ex-assistants Karunas and Santhanam. However, Chitti reveals his “neural schema” to the Prof in the return for the Prof helping to reassemble Chitti. The Prof also adds an “destruction module” that allows Chitti to wreck havoc. He plans to use Chitti as prototype to sell his robot soldiers to some terrorist group. A newly reassembled Chitti’s first focus is his lady love. As it is, Chitti was reassembled on the same day as Dr Vasi’s wedding to Sana. Chitti attacks the wedding hall and kidnaps Sana.

Chitti works on creating more copies of himself, essentially creating an army of Chittis. He kills Prof Bhora as well. The police come after Dr Vasi since the robot is committing many crimes in the city. Dr Vasi clarifies that his robot has been dismantled and he suspects that maybe Prof Bharya is behind this. They rush to Prof Bhora’s lab and find him dead. Meanwhile, Chitti had captured the government department where he was evaluated, and uses it as a base to create more robots like him. Sana is kept as a hostage there. Chitti tries to force himself on Sana, saying that he’s creating an robot embryo, and soon Sana can be carry the world’s first human-robot baby! She faints.

Dr Vasi manages to enter the building and communicates with Sana. He asks her to distract Chitti as much as possible while the army and police try to stop Chitti.

The power supply to the government department area is cut, and soon, the robots fall down one by one due to inability to recharge. However, Chitti manages to recharge itself by using battery from a car, and other robots start to do the same. The battle between robots and humans start. The robots can combine and become various shapes such as a huge ball, baseball bat, drill, giant robot, tower, snake, and so on. Many policemen and soldiers die while Dr Vasi tries in vain to disable the robots by using worm (a kind of computer virus) and demagnetisation. Finally, they manage to capture Chitti and remove the “destruction module” in him, making him normal again.

The court sentences Dr Vasi to death for creating a robot that caused so much death and destruction. However, Chitti comes to Dr Vasi rescue by revealing that it was Prof Bharya who did the actual misdeed. Thus, the court releases Dr Vasi and orders Chitti to be dismantled. Chitti gives some advices while being dismantled.

Forward 20 years, and we see Chitti’s body part in an museum. Some school children visit the museum and a girl asks the guide why Chitti was dismantled 20 years ago, and Chitti answers “because I started to think!”

Summary:

The movie does have an advantage of exposing moviegoers to science and technology, and is far far away from the regular fighting scenes we see in Vijay/Barath/Arjun etc movies. It may well trigger students to learn more about technology, instead of getting involved in gangsterism and violence.

Comedy is not really handled by Karunas and Santhanam. In fact, their roles and many others are wasted. Could have just put anyone else and wouldn’t made a difference. Comedy comes from Rajini’s dual roles.

The movie’s main attraction is the technology. Its something that Indian cinemas has not seen before. All the rest as the usual masala stuff.

As for science and technology terms/theories in the movie, some are believable, other are not. Its just a movie, so we can take as creative liberty. As with many other Tamil movies, there are plenty of loopholes and illogical scenes which will make you go mad if you start to analyse. So, take it with a pinch of salt and enjoy the movie 🙂

Direction: Typical direction with some loopholes. Its a director’s movie as the actors scope is reduced. Focused too much on technology until some scenes were neglected. Could have been edited to reduce length and make it more compact.

Story: New story for Tamil cinema, focusing on technology and different issue.

Acting: The main actors Rajini and Aiswarya were the focus. Traditional Rajini fans may be disappointed to see lack of style. He did well acting as a robot and an villainous robot. Aiswarya didn’t have any problem looking pretty and batting her eyes from time to time. Nothing much to shout about. Other actors just fill up the spaces, nothing earth shattering.

Songs: This is where to movie tops. Nice songs by AR Rahman, especially Kadhal Anukal, Kilimanjaro, Irumbile Oru Idhayam. Must listen to the lyrics carefully to appreciate it. Songs are a marvel due to the lyrics that married technology with poetry. The scenery for songs were simple and nice. However, somethings just doesn’t feel right with Aishwarya’s dance steps.

Conclusion: Watch this for Rajini, Aishwarya lovers, and for those looking for new angle in Tamil cinema. Wholesome entertainer for family, not violent or adult themed.

Cast: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai, Danny Denzongpa, Karunas, Santhanam, etc.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action.

Acting : 6/10

Story : 6.5/10

Special Effects: 8/10

Cinematography: 8/10

Overall Oomphness: 7/10

Note: Read about Endhiran’s achievements at Wikipedia. BTW, do you know the villain is a well known singer who acted with Brad Pitt, won Padmashree Award and is married to a princess? Read about Danny Denzongpa at Wikipedia as well 🙂

Endhiran screening times update

September 30th, 2010
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Still no updates on GSC website, while TGV has opened bookings and listing at :

http://www.tgv.com.my/movies/movies.asp?mID=3689#schedule

Cinema.com.my has been updating listings. Refer to:

http://www.cinema.com.my/movies/movie_contents.aspx?search=2010.6714.endhiran.12389&dt=09/30/2010&section=showtimes

Endhiran movie release on 30 September in Malaysia

September 21st, 2010
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The most awaited movie in Tamildom, Endhiran is being released worldwide on October 1 2010. However, today, I heard on the radio that it will be released on 30th September in Malaysia.

Jackson Heights theatre in New York sold the entire first week shows tickets within 10 MINUTES!!! I guess that’s some sort of record as well.

Worried about getting a ticket? Well, why not take part in this contest:

MyTamilChannel is organising a contest and the prize is 2 tickets for the movie per person (maximum 5 winners)! Read about it (simple contest: just join their FB page and write why you want to watch the movie on their wall) here.

According to Gvishnu, Indiaglitz is organising a contest too. Read about it here.

BTW, GSC website is down as of now (2pm). Didn’t see the movie in TGV and MBO  listing, so I guess on GSC is showing Endhiran.

Actor Murali passes away

September 9th, 2010
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Actor Murali, well known for his tear-jerker acting, passed away yesterday in Chennai due to a heart attack. He was 46 years old.

Those who grew up in the 80s and 90s would have known some of Murali’s best performances like Puthu Vasantham, Idhayam (the scene where he looks at the train going away), Porkalam, Mani Ratnam’s Pagal Nilavu, Kadal Pookal, and Kalamellam Kadhal Valgha.

His just finished acting in his son’s debut movie, Baana Kathadi (nice songs) while his daughter is getting married soon. Sad that he won’t be around to witness these meaningful events.

May his soul rest in peace.