Idhu Namma Aalu (1988 film)
Idhu Namma Aalu is a 1988 Tamil language comedy film written by K. Bhagyaraj and directed by writer Balakumaran; the film was remade three times. In Telugu as Adhirindhi Alludu starring Mohan Babu, in Kannada as Aliya Alla Magala Ganda starring Jaggesh and again in Kannada as Ravi Shastry starring V Ravichandran. Gopalsamy, a poor graduate of Bachelor of Arts, travels to the city in order to financially provide for his mother's eye surgery. Being unable to meet both ends meet, he encounters a Brahmin priest and food seller that employs young men forging their identity in order to deceive his customers; the priest obliges Gopal to sell food in the neighboring agraharam. Being a non-Brahmin Gopal finds it morally reprehensible to wear the sacred thread. Being forced in the circumstances to put on the Brahman identity, he sets off to perform Ganapati homam with three other priests. Srinivasa Sastri is an orthodox Brahmin priest who will preserve his Brahmin regulations mentioned in the Vedas. Though he helps non-Brahmin low caste people, he cannot tolerate them touching his clothes.
Gopal meets Banu. Srinivasa Sastri figures out that Gopal does not know any sacred chants but understands that Gopal is an educated Brahmin, looking for a job, he lets him stay in his out-house. Gopal's innocence attracts. Gopal keeps away from her to not encourage a relationship. Srinivasa Sastri gives money for Gopal's mother's operation and Gopal is loyal to him. Banu's mother wants Gopal to marry her daughter, but Gopal falsely insists that he has a bride waiting for him. Banu finds, she kisses him in front of her parents, Srinivasa Sastri accepts their relationship and arranges for marriage. Gopal reveals that he is not a Brahmin, but Banu does not believe him and both marry in Brahmin's traditions. Gopal's parents come to marriage without their son's knowledge and they are shocked by the wedding, they reveal themselves to a priest, Srinivasa Sastri, ask him to convey their blessings. On knowing the truth, he furiously tells Gopal to swear that he does not live as husband to his daughter to which Gopal promises as a punishment.
Srinivasa Sastri is disappointed on his daughter's marriage. Gopal's parents seeks for apology for their son's act and requests him to unite Gopal and Banu, which Sastri does not accept. Gopal is strong to keep up the promise given to his father-in-law and declines to live as husband and wife. Banu goes to meet her husband which angers Sastri and he tells her to get out of his house. Banu goes back to Gopal and Gopal does not let her enter his home hence Banu starts to live opposite to his home, she tries to provoke Gopal and seduces him. Gopal attempts to make Sastri accept non-Brahmins. Gopal's father gets frustrated on Banu being a virgin after marriage due to the promise and compels Gopal to marry again as he wanted to see grand children. Banu seeks lawful permission from her father to permit second marriage of her husband or accept him as his son-in-law and take back the promise. Sastri is now in dilemma whether to protect his daughter's life, his staunch orthodox makes him sign the legal document permitting Gopal's second marriage.
Gopal does not want to marry again. The compulsion of his father make him break the promise and unite with Banu. Srinivasa Sastri understands that he has spoiled his daughter's life and decides to kill himself by setting fire so that his daughter's life will be happy, but Gopal saves him. Gopal reveals that he broke the promise for Banu's sake and they have united. Srinivasa Sastri realises his mistake which he had done in the name of orthodox and accepts Gopal as his son-in-law; the film explores the meaning of being a Brahmin in context of being principled and keeping one's word under any circumstance separating it from rituals. The screenplay is applauded as one of the best screenplays made in Indian films and is being taught in the Pune film institute where the director studied his art. K. Bhagyaraj as Gopal Shobana as Banu J. V. Somayajulu as Srinivasa Sastri Manorama Kumarimuthu Dubbing Janaki Kalaignanam as Krishna Iyer "Thatha" D. K. Subramaniam K. Gopinathan The music was composed by K. Bhagyaraj.
The Indian Express wrote "The script, spiced with humour and fortified by Bhagyaraj's lighthearted touches as an actor, the absence of malice in his general outlook, manages to give the film safe passage". Caste system in India Idhu Namma Aalu on IMDb
Irumbu Kuthirai is a 2014 Tamil action film written and directed by Yuvaraj Bose and produced by AGS Entertainment. The film stars Atharvaa, Priya Anand and Johnny Tri Nguyen in the leading roles, while Raai Laxmi appears in a supporting role; the film was released on August 29, 2014. Prithviraj Narayanan is a Pizza Delivery Boy, his mother is Mary and his bestfriends are Jagan and Christina. Prithviraj receives complaints from his boss for slow pizza delivery, he follows every rule on riding the bike after a bike accident where he witnessed his father's death. Prithvi falls in love with Samyuktha aka Sam, they become friends and she asks him to buy a bike. Samyuktha suggested him to get a second-hand black Ducati Diavel known as the Raven, but that bike brings danger to Prithvi due to a shocking past. One day Prithvi and Sam get into an argument when he attempts to kiss her and she tells him that she only likes him as a friend. On the way home, Samyuktha is kidnapped by mysterious bikers. Prithvi and Christina look for clues to find the kidnappers.
The kidnapper is revealed to be Don Stoney, the first owner of Prithviraj's bike. Don Stoney named his bike as the Raven for its extreme speed. Stoney was fired from Motocross in France. Stoney is obsessed with his Raven. Stoney's brother, takes Raven and competes with another racer called Michael. At the race, Roger loses the Raven to Michael. Unable to face his brother, Roger commits suicide. For 3 years Don Stoney has been searching high and low for his Raven, the racer Michael - whom he sees as the cause of his brother's death. Prithvi receives a call from Stoney who asks him to come to his hideout at Mahé if he wants Samyuktha back safely; as Prithvi leaves, Jagan talks to Christina, who reveals the truth about Prithvi - his full name is Michael Prithviraj Narayanan. Prithvi is none other than the Michael. Prithvi/Michael wagers pink slips for the Raven. During the race, Stoney gains an advantage, but loses it when Michael uses his extreme skill to catch up to Stoney, handing the victory to Michael.
Afterwards, Stoney says that he does not want the Raven without winning it. He tells Michael that one day he will come back to challenge him again for the Raven, that until Michael is the only other person worthy to possess the Raven, he lets Michael and Samyuktha go, who leave on the Raven, heading back home. AGS Entertainment announced that they were producing six films in March 2013 and revealed one of those would be a "racy action script" featuring Atharvaa to be directed by newcomer Yuvraj Bose, former assistant of Arivazhagan. Priya Anand was signed on to feature in the film in August 2013, while Lakshmi Rai and Johnny Tri Nguyen seen in AR Murugadoss's 7aum Arivu, were selected to portray other roles. Writer Narsim debuted as dialogue writer for this film. In October 2013, the team moved on to film a schedule in Italy for 20 days, canning scenes and songs after finishing another schedule in Puducherry. In November 2013 it was reported that Lakshmi Rai was out of the project, a relative newcomer Joshna Fernando was roped in who shot for some sequences and a song with the cast in the Italy schedule.
In a turn of events, Lakshmi Rai began filming for the project again in March 2014. Akshara Gowda shot for a dance number in the film; the Hindu wrote, "Yuvaraj Bose, does a lot of small things right... There is taste, a strong sense of aesthetics. Everything belongs — except the songs, which are terrible speed breakers... The bigger problem with Irumbu Kuthirai is. It’s okay that the early portions coast along with a nonchalant vibe, but this cannot sustain the latter parts that are about intense showdowns on Ducatis"; the Times of India "Irumbu Kuthirai has been publicized as a bike racing film but what works is the romance... The sore point is the mood-killing songs. But, most the racing portions are a letdown; the role of the antagonist is underwritten and thus, we are never taken in by this part of the film". Sify wrote, "Irumbu Kuthirai in spite its rich production values and slick camerawork falls prey to a lot of compromises like half a dozen songs which pop up at regular intervals, the melodrama and romance in large dose" and concluded that "it fails on the script level which Yuvraj Bose has tried to compensate with a glossy presentation".
The New Indian Express wrote, "Irumbu Kuthirai's trailer promised much - a film with lots of action and thrill and bike racing stunts. But the film fails to match up to it due to its superficial take on both its emotional quotient and action quota...apart from a few impressively choreographed bike chase and fight scenes, there is not much going for the film". Irumbu Kuthirai on IMDb
Thirukattupalli is a panchayat town near Thiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The economy of this town is majorly based on the agricultural lands of the surrounding villages, its nearby major cities include Trichy. Modes of transportation to these cities include regular daily bus services and Budalur Railway Station. Sir P. S. Sivaswami Iyer Higher Secondary School located at the heart of this town serves as the alma-mater for nearly all locals; this place has a big Shiva temple called the Theeyadiappar Temple. This temple is referred to in ancient Tamil literature, plays a part in the history of Chola dynasty; this place is 14 kilometres from Grand Anicut - an ancient dam and the oldest water-diversion structure in the world still in use. This is a central market town for several surrounding villages; as of 2001 India census, Thirukattupalli had a population of 12,567. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Thirukattupalli has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, female literacy is 71%.
In Thirukattupalli, 11% of the population are under 6 years of age. Thirukattupalli is considered to be the 9th in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola Empire located south of the river Kaveri. Inscriptions from the period of Raja Raja Chola I & other Chola Emperors and the Pandya and Vijayanagar periods are found in the Shiva Temple located in this town. Inscriptions say that one of the Generals of Raja Raja Chola I named Krishnan-Raman alias Mummadi-Chola-Brahmamarayan hailed from the nearby Village called Palamaneri. Brahmins belonging to a particular sect of Iyers called Brahatcharanam regard themselves as the descendents of Krishnan-Raman. A fort was constructed next the Shiva Temple during the Thanjavur Nayaks period, captured by the forces of the British East India Company in 1771; the Agneeswara temple is considered as the famous temple of this surroundings. There is some belief; this town is in the bank of the rivers Kaveri and Kudamurutti, both distributaries of the upstream Kaveri river.
The Kudamurutti separates from Kaveri at Thirukkattupalli. There is another place, called as Thirukkattupalli; this is located adjacent to Poompuhaar and Tiruvenkaadu is known as Keezhtirukkaattuppalli to distinguish it from Melaithirukkaattuppalli. Keezhaittirukkaattuppalli is considered to be the 12th in the series of Tevara Stalangal on the northern banks of the river Kaveri in the Chola region of Tamil Nadu. There is an old higher secondary school named Sir Sivaswamy Ayyar Higher Secondary School in the town, celebrating its 100th year. There is other school. Lourdu Xavier Matric. Hr. Sec. School, there is a Government high school; the nearest railway station is in about 8 kilometres from the town. The nearest airport is in Trichy; this Shivastalam is located on the Southern bank of the river Kudamurutti. Tiruppoonturutti is 11 km east of here. Melaitthirukkaattuppalli is considered to be the 9th in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri. Inscriptions from the period of Raja Raja I & other Chola Emperors and the Pandya and Vijayanagar periods are found here.
This temple was part of an old fort captured by the British in 1771. This temple with 3 prakarams occupies an area of about an acre; the sanctum is located lower than the ground level. Four worship services are offered each day, the annual Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Pankuni. Shiva: Theeyadiappar/Agneeswarar Ambal: Vaarkonda Mulaiyammai, Soundara Nayaki Vriksham: Vanni Theertham: Surya Theertham This temple is under renovation. Legend has it that one of the queens of a Chola monarch was a devotee of Shiva, when Uraiyur got submerged in a sandstorm, she managed to find solace in Thirukkattuppalli where Shiva blessed and relieved her of the scorching heat which ravaged the region; this place has been referred to in thevaram written by Saint Poet Thirugnana Sambanthar. Thirukkattupalli is attributed as "Paadal Pettra Sthalam". Niruthanaar Neelsadai madhiodi paambani karuthanaar kadipozhil soozhnda kaattupalli aruthanaar azhaghamar manghayor paagamaai poruthanaar kazhazhinai potrudal porulude porupunal pudayani puravanan nagarmannan arumarai avvaivalla anikol sambandan sol karumani midatrinan karudhu kaattupalli paraviya thamizhsolla parayu mei paavame Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki and Udayar by Balakumaran describes that Thirukattupalli served as an important political and administrative center for Cholas
Gunaa is a 1991 Tamil-language Indian romantic drama film directed by Santhana Bharathi and written by Sab John. The plot follows a released psychiatric patient who kidnaps a rich woman in order to make her fall in love with him, he believes she is avatar of Goddess Abhirami and it is his destiny to marry her. The film was shot around Kodaikanal; the film's original soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The song "Kanmani Anbodu" from this film remains one of the evergreen songs; the film was released on Diwali day. It was critically acclaimed for performances; the film failed at the box office but it acquired cult status in Tamil cinema and inspired similar films about mentally obsessed lovers. Guna receives treatment in a mental hospital in Hyderabad, he does not like his father, his mother Manonmani is a moll in the house that they live. He assumes a fictitious character named Abirami and registers in his mind that she is an angel, going to marry him on a "full moon day". After coming out of the asylum, he believes the story to be true and believes that his Abirami is somewhere around.
A bunch of hooligans led by Guna's uncle trick Guna into robbing a temple of Abirami, an Indian goddess. He happens to see a rich girl in there, right after his uncle tells him that "Abirami will come", he decides that she is the one, in the confusion following the robbery, he takes her with him to a lonely, damaged house situated at the top of a hill in Kodaikanal. Police start investigation regarding the robbery and missing of Roshini. Roshini hates him for his weird nature and for holding her captive. Guna comes to know that her parents were killed in an accident and was brought up under a guardian Suresh Kumar aka SK. At one point, she breaks the chains Guna sets out to escape. Here, SK arrives with the help of the local goon. SK attempts to kill her to swindle her wealth, but Guna saves her by killing the local goon set by SK. Thereafter to get away from all these people, Guna takes her to a perilous cave in a remote area, where she is moved by his deep love and is attracted to him. Sequentially, police starts to search for him.
She accepts his marriage proposal. She convinces him and marries him before the "full-moon day", but contracts a fever in addition to a broken leg caused by SK. Guna goes out to bring Dr. Ganesh, who calls the police. Meanwhile, the CBI officer investigating Roshini's kidnapping reaches the scene with Guna's family. In the end, Roshini is shot by SK to hide his crimes, SK is killed by Guna in revenge. Roshini passes away. In his grief, Guna jumps off the cliff with her while proclaiming his eternal love for her through the famous dialogue "This is not human love, to be understood by humans, it is something far more pristine". The movie ends with a shot of the full moon conveying that they were killed on a "full moon day". Kamal Haasan as Gunaa Roshini as Abhirami Janagaraj as Gunaa's uncle S. Varalakshmi as Manonmani Rekha as Rosie Sharat Saxena as Suresh Kumar aka SK SPB as CBI Officer Ramaiah Girish Karnad as Dr. Ganesh Ajay Rathnam as Inspector Moovendhar R. S. Shivaji as Barber Kaka Radhakrishnan Pradeep Shakthi Newcomer Roshini was selected as the female lead Abhirami, Gunaa was the only film she acted in.
Her voice was dubbed by actress Saritha. Santhana Bharathi said that Kamal was on diet and lost weight for the character and said that he insisted to have a dummy used for climax portions similar to his face and physique. John Edathattil, better known as Sab John, began writing this film after an earlier film about the Sri Lankan Civil War he was involved in was dropped; the dialogues were written by Balakumaran, cinematography was handled by Venu. The caves which the film was shot in were earlier called Kodaikanal; the location became a tourist spot after the film's release and it became known as "Guna Caves". It was here. Sathy who worked as Production controller for the film revealed that "the cave was about 500 to 600 deep we tied ropes with pulleys and transferred all the production equipments in and out of the 500 feet cave"; the film was titled Mathikettan Solai, but was retitled Gunaa due to commercial reasons and the title Mathikettan Solai will give negative impact to the movie The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja while written by Vaali.
While releasing the audio cassette of Guna in 1991, Kamal included some audio recording sessions with music director Ilayaraja. The song "Kanmani Anbodu" remains one of the famous songs from the film; the song "Paartha Vizhi" is set in Bhaavani raga. All lyrics written by Vaali. Gunaa was released on 5 November 1991, that year's Diwali day, faced competition from another Diwali release, Thalapathi. On 24 November 1991, Ananda Vikatan appreciated the film and mentioned that Kamal had expanded the boundaries of his acting and had achieved a landmark success in this film, concluding that only Kamal could play this role effortlessly; the Indian Express wrote "One comes out with the impression that Kamal Haasan of the film is such a curious blend of Sylvester Stallone, Raj Kapoor and Dustin Hoffman." Despite receiving critical acclaim, it did not fare well at the box office due to its experimental nature. It went on to win the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film - Third prize, Kamal won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil.
Kumudam is a Tamil weekly magazine published in Chennai, India. It was founded in 1948 by Kumudam Group, which publishes other Tamil magazines including Kumudam Reporter, Kumudam Snehidi, Kumudam Bhakti, Kumudam Jothidam, Kumudam Theeranadhi; the Kumudam Group started. It had a circulation of 620,000 copies in 1986; the web site kumudam.com attracted over 66,000 visitors in 2008 according to a Compete.com survey. In September 2015, Kumudam came under criticism when an article published in Kumudam Reporter had criticised women wearing leggings; the women's pictures used in the article were printed without consent. The article received considerable social media attention, resulting in a petition on Change.org, which received over 17,500 signatures. Kumudam website
Mugavaree is a 2000 Tamil musical film written and directed by V. Z. Durai and produced by S. S. Chakravarthy, it was Ajith Kumar's first film of this millennium. The film features Ajith Kumar and Jyothika in the lead role as a struggling musician with, Vivek and K. Vishwanath playing supporting roles; the music is composed by Deva, song lyrics were written by Vairamuthu, whilst the film featured award-winning cinematrography by P. C. Sriram; the story revolves around the conflicting emotions of ambition and responsibility that the protagonist, Sridhar played by Ajith Kumar, goes through in his quest to become a successful music composer. The film opened in February 2000 to positive critical acclaimand become a successful venture. Sridhar is from a middle-class family headed by his father. Shiva is Sridhar's elder brother and the breadwinner for the family consisting of his wife Shantha and sister. Sridhar, upon completion of his graduation, aspires to become a music director and tries hard to secure a chance in movies, but all his efforts go in vain.
Sridhar's search for a chance continues for 8 years. Despite that, his family members support him well and encourage him whenever he feels dejected. Sridhar befriends her. Viji likes Sridhar and his aspiration. Love blossoms between them. Viji gets introduced to Sridhar's family, they too like her, but Sridhar has plans of marrying her only after getting his first break in music. Viji understands Sridhar and supports him. A CD shop owner is Sridhar's neighbor, he encourages him. Sridhar gets an opportunity to compose music for a film, he feels happy and goes for recording. But on the same day, the producer meets with an accident, the movie is dropped. Viji's younger sister Sudha gets a good marriage alliance, but the groom's family finds it odd seeing Viji being unmarried. Viji's father requests Sridhar and Viji to get married, so that it does not stop his younger daughter's wedding proposal. Viji's father asks Sridhar to leave away his dream of becoming a music director as he has been trying hard for a years.
He offers him a job so that he can marry Viji. But Sridhar refuses to let go his dream, he is ready to sacrifice his love for the sake of his ambition. He requests Viji to get married to someone else. One day, Shiva is admitted to hospital; the doctors say that Shiva has heart problems and he needs rest. Sridhar is shocked to see his brother's condition; as Shiva was the only income earner in the family, now Shantha and Preitha decide to take up some jobs to help earn money for the family. Sridhar worries seeing that, feels proud about the love and affection shown by his family members towards him, as no one asked him to forego his ambition and take up some job despite this condition, but Sridhar decides to go for a job. He leaves for an interview. After a few years, Sridhar secures a chance to compose music, becomes a leading music composer, marries Viji; the director, V. Z. Durai revealed that he had approached S. S. Chakravarthy to make the film with Ajith Kumar after failing to get noticed for a long period, getting rejected by four producers for the script.
Chakravarthy was supportive and maintained a close link with the film from shoot til post-production. Prior to the release of the film, Ajith who has happy with the final product gifted a car to the director; the success of the film led to the producer and the director signing another film together, Kadhal Sadugudu featuring Vikram and Priyanka Trivedi. The film opened to positive reviews from critics with a reviewer citing that "Durai's presentation and supporting characters lack the depth necessary to make this a commercially successful venture". Rediff.com gave the film a positive review citing that the real "winners" are "Ajith Kumar, the actor, P. C. Sriram, the cinematographer"; the critic claimed that Ajith "brilliantly portrays the vulnerable and sad Sridhar". A third reviewer praised the film claiming that Ajith "comes up with another good performance, conveying the hopes and frustrations of a struggling music director well", whilst Jyothika "looks cute and proves her acting credentials" and Raghuvaran is "dignified as usual".
The film went on to win the second prize for Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Family Film, whilst Brindha won Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Choreographer for her work in the film's songs. The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Chirunama; the film's score and chart-topping soundtrack was composed by Deva, with lyrics written by Vairamuthu. "Oh... Nenje" is based on "Get Down" by Backstreet Boys, "Poo Virinjachu" is based on "That Thing You Do" from the film of the same name, "Keechu Kiliye" is based on "Enemies" by Dr. Alban. Mugavaree on IMDb
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