Classics

Oh how I miss these movies!

Especially ones with wicked magicians who hide their life in a parrot, caged across the seven seas! Or movies like the one above – Mayabazar – where Ghatodhgaja transforms into a girl, marries the dorky prince whom the princess doesn’t love and carries the princess off to her rightful prince (if I’m not mistaken, it was Arjuna!)

Maybe I should just go to the neighborhood movie rental place and take out all these monochrome classics and re-create the magic in the living room that I enjoyed 15 years back. The living room now is in a sad state, indeed – 85 channels on TV, not one worth watching for more than 30 seconds. Any time of any day. 10 movies in the city’s biggest multiplex, not one worth going to! And no, the popcorn doesn’t help. Neither does McDonald’s.

And oh, Youtube failed me for the first time: I was trying to catch hold of clips from the tamil movie ‘Kaadhalikka neramillai’, specifically the scene where Nagesh explains his horror movie plot to his dad, Balaiah. If anyone finds a video of that, please please drop me a line!

I leave you with another clip from ‘Mayabazar‘ – where Gatodhgaja has transformed into a girl and is about to get married. Savitri is spell-binding in her acting!

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9 thoughts on “Classics

  1. l luved d classics, kalyan samayal sadham wat a hit it was..

    i liked karnan and old balachander movies, fav of my mayajaal movies were vitalachariyas!! i stil remember them watching as a kid!!

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  2. I love watching such movies..i loves Thiruvilayadal,Kadhalikka Neramillai and Kalyana Parisu.

    And i love this “Kalyana samayal saadham’ video too 😛

    2 reasons y i like waching such movies

    1) Humour – that includes the feeling that the comedian/comedienne tries to put across to the audience. It also includes the hero’s/heroine’s antics (esp the emotional scenes..Exaggerated stuff..But good to wach :D)

    2) Nice Storyline – That’s tangible (no sarcasm out here :D)

    And yeah u culd always watch these old movies on KTV..Comes every afternoon i guess 🙂

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  3. i think it was abhimanyu played by none other than Gemini 🙂

    and you are right about Savithri as she flips between Shubadhara and Ghatotkacha.

    heres some to add that list of magical movies
    aiyaram thalai vangia aburva sigamani
    chandralekha
    alibaba and napathu thirudargal
    ….
    there were a couple more with Gemini

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  4. Venki – Oh yeah, the Vitalacharya series was amazing! Miss those a lot 😦

    Sharan – And ‘Thiruvilayadal’ with Sivaji and Nagesh? 🙂 Nostalgia, indeed.

    Appu – 🙂 Paathala Bhairavi is there in Telugu also, I remember watching it ages ago! Wish they’d telecast it nowadays.

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  5. Nithya – I knew they’d telecast it in the afternoons when working people like me can’t see ’em! 😦 Stupid movie channels.

    CK – Hey, long time no c! I remember Alibaba! As kids we used to love all that magic and supernatural things, no? 🙂

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