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All Time Favourite Tamil Movies
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<!--QuoteBegin-Bharatvarsh+May 9 2009, 09:46 PM-->QUOTE(Bharatvarsh @ May 9 2009, 09:46 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin--><!--QuoteBegin-Husky+Jun 24 2008, 04:37 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Husky @ Jun 24 2008, 04:37 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->AP/TN movie Maya Bajaar. Ghathothkacha. Made me want to be a Rakshasha just like him and his gang when I was little <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Lakshana Kumar is soooooo endearing in this one, everywhere else I always booo at the one who murdered Abhimanyu. But you can't hate the comical way this actor has portrayed him - he plays Lakshana Kumar as hysterically vain. The story ends long before the Mahabharata War.[right][snapback]83268[/snapback][/right]
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Some info on the making of that movie:

http://www.cinegoer.com/mayabazar.htm

http://www.cinegoer.com/themayaofmayabazar.htm

The actor who played Lakshmana Kumara was rElangi, a comic actor in older Telugu movies.

NTR was Krishna, SV Ranga Rao was Ghatothkacha, Savitri was Sasirekha, & ANR played Abhimanyu.[right][snapback]97121[/snapback][/right]<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->One of the greatest movies of all time. Up there along with the rest of the Best Of The Best.

In the Tamizh version Gemini Ganesh played Abhimanyu. NTR and Savitri were retained from the Telugu version of the film. The one who played Ravana in Sampoorna Ramayanam played the great Ghatothkacha (he would be a Telugu actor since SR was a Telugu film). But I'm not sure whether the actor playing LK was the same in both the Tamizh and Telugu films. I know he acted in another Tamizh film where he played the husband who couldn't bring himself up to tell his wife about having lost his job.

MB is such a great movie. Can't help but love it.
My Kannada friends have the version in Kannadam. Must find out whether the cast is all the same or whether certain scenes were redone with locals - that is, whether the Telugu film was just dubbed completely for them or whether the filmmakers did a triple take in Kannadam along with the Telugu and Tamizh. (If the latter, Telugu actors would have been retained in the Kannada version, but who played Abhimanyu?) Mmmm, Maya Bazaar in Kannada, must sound really good too...

For many years, I thought Savithri was a Tamizh actress since she had also starred in Konjum Salangai, again with Gemini Ganeshan, and some other Tamizh films.

BTW, your Chitrakala playing Sita in SR is a *beauty*. Between her Sita and Shobhan Babu (?)'s kallai Rama, I'd have gone cross-eyed not knowing who to look at <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo--> they're all so attractive. Ravana was also excellently chosen. You can't boo at him since Ravana was always a sympathetic character - a dangerous grey: his good side is laudable, his bad side is reprehensible and plunges everything into ruin; but he's obviously not beyond help even if it takes death for him to be restored. That's just Ravana. One cheers with utmost ease for Sri Rama. The entire romantic scene just before Rama and Sita's marriage is about 10 or so minutes without dialogue and perfectly done. The way Sita looks at Rama and the way he glances back at her. Sita's face when she fears Ravana will string Shiva's bow, the smile that escapes her when the super-powered Ravana gets squished trying to lift the bow. Her hope when Rama's turn has come to try and her incredible relief when Ramachandra lifts and strings (and accidentally breaks) it with impossible ease. The wedding games where the white beads she throws over the blue Rama turn blue because of him - after they had turned pink in her own hands - and her surprise at his colourful effect on them. The very peaceful and composed Rama and his profound love for his parents, brothers, wife, his heroic animal friends (Jatayu, Hanuman and the other Kapis, Jambavan and the Squirrel), all his people (from those in his kingdom, to everyone he meets). It's so obviously a love-story throughout, right upto the climax where he finally shows his swaroopam as Mahavishnu to the defeated Ravana who thereby gets Moksham upon realisation. It's an unabashed romance movie - to be expected, because that's what the original epic is and the film keeps to it.
Spectacular. The opening veena plays Thyagaraja's exquisite Raghuvamsa Sudha extra-fast and sends chills up one's spine. It is the pinnacle of film-making.

MB and SR are among my most favourite movies of all time <!--emo&Smile--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /><!--endemo-->, so I can't help gushing - even though SR is a Telugu movie and this is a Tamizh film thread.

Advertising (for the zillionth time): The Sampoorna Ramayanam DVD has the Telugu original audio as well as Tamizh, Kannada and Hindi audio. English, Spanish and Japanese subs. A film that belongs in everyone's collection, IMO.
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