Monday, March 25, 2013

Kollywood Kisnan - 3

You know our Nadigar T Sivaji Saar is the God of nadipps no? We've heard from our Malarum Ninaivugal days on how 7 am shooting means he'd be there at 6.30 am sharp with makeup and costume. Also how he'd never step out of the shooting floor even when he is not part of a particular shot and that he would get out of the floor only during lunch / tea breaks.

Nadigar T is also known to know not just his dialogues by heart, but also others which our Markandeyan Sivakumar Sir also follows.

But this one particular scene caught Kollywood Kisnan's eye. In Kandhan Karunai, based on Lord Muruga, Markandeyan Sivakumar Sir who plays the title role plays a second fiddle to Veera Vaahu played by our own Chevalier Nadigar T. Here, in the scene below Nadigar T lists out the varadatchanai Devayani should bring when she gets married to Murugar. (01:44 onwards). It's obvious he's reading out from the paper in front of him. You can see a similar reading from paper in this song from Bale Pandiya (02:58 onwards) which is full of swaram. In this Kandhan Karunai scene wonder if director APN Anna forgot to send that particular page of the dialaak paper to Annai illam the previous evening 'coz when the sequence continues with Nadigar T talking about Murugar it is all properly magg adichyfed.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Kollywood Kisnan - 2

Actress Siridevi tweeted two days ago about her debut as a child artiste in Kandhan Karunai

Kollywood Kisnan realized the song she tweeted featured the one and only Master Sridhar , one of the super duper chaaild artistes of Kollywood (the other super dupers being Daisy Irani, Master Sekar and Paploo a.k.a Babloo a.k.a Prithviraj). Check out the song Siridevi tweeted.

Kollywood Kisnan put a little research on Siridevi and her films on wiki which does mention Kandhan Karunai. More Ph.d level research followed on Kandhan Karunai whose credits did not have 'Baby Sridevi'

The 'Baby Selvi' mentioned in the credits is this kid in this beautiful song

In all this, Kollywood Kisnan wonders how this Siridevi ('s PR person) tweeted about Kandhan Karunai ? The nation wants to know. Any answers?

Edited to add 

Thank you Boo (check comments section). Boo says

 Is this Sridevi from 'Arupadai veedu konda' song in Kandhan Karunai?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kollywood Kisnan - 1

On the happy occasion of the blog's anniversary, Kollywood Kisnan* puts entry on the blog with a new series with Arivu poorvamaana trivia , questions, observations on Kollywood that may come in handy for all those wanting to participate in NeengaLum vellalaam Oru Kodi in the coming seasons. Even if you are not, do remember Knowledge is Wealthu . 

Some of Kollywood Kisnan 's  "interesting trivia" , "even more interesting nuggets" , vetti questions, vettier observations posted here will be sourced (seri seri copied) from Kumudam , Ananda Vigadan & nalla ullangaL on twitter.

Here's the first in the series. 

In the varisai of lesser known / acknowledged artistes like Ennatha Kannaiya, Kallappetti Singaram, is late IdichapuLi Selvaraj. 

Kollywood Kisnan is happy to share the trivia that IdichapuLi Selvaraj is the older brother of the one and only Paandu . Ofcourse who doesn't know Pandu from epic movies like Ezhaiyin Sirippil (yappa yappa Ayyappa song) , Pokkiri (lift repair man) and ads like Center Fresh and Mirinda .

* Thank you LS for helping Kisnan put entry on the blog. Any name resemblance to Kavithayala Kisnan is purely coincidental and unintentional. Cigarette smoking causes cancer. It causes death.