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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Feb - Apr - May - Jun - Dec

Don't get confused with the stuttering months in this post title... I want you to fill in some more months to make it as a better series, if you can recollect.

Recollection of what???

Some more Tamil Film names with English months (other than my post title).

Everyone should be aware that, "June R" is in a full swing under the command of debutant Director Mrs.Revathy S.Verma. It is nothing but the next movie of Jyotika, scheduled for release in Sep-05. Saritha & Kushboo have also joined Jyotika in this movie, which seemed to be a female-oriented subject.

The director has justified the reason for naming it with a month's name.. it seems to be for an instant recognition from the audience. Now that Surya has also joined the project, hope the director comes out with some unique subject in a nicely blended package. (You have Usha Utup too in this project, singing a number).

But, just by naming a movie differently with an English month, is the success assured? Past records don't assure that....

February 14 - The recently released movie directed by Hosimin with Bharath & Renuka Menon, got mixed reviews in the media due to its presentation. It is confirmed that Bharath had failed to score a hat-trick after his presence in the hits of last year - Chellamae & Kaathal.

April Mathathil - Directed by SS.Stanley with Srikanth & Sneha as the lead pair, was not a big hit eventhough it evinced some interest in the media due to the gossips surrounding the lead pair at that time. It was watchable, eventhough it was not fast paced & had too many melodramatic scenes (especially, the climax).

May Matham - Do you remember that 'Maargazhi poove..' song of ARR in which Sonali Kulkarni danced amidst the woods? The movie in which she paired with Vineeth didn't click very well in the B.O. in 1994. Eventhough it was produced by GV films and directed by R.Balu (An assistant to Mani and the son of a yesteryear famous film personality), its fate was determined by the audience. [Pl. correct me, if I am wrong with the fact!!]

December Pookkal - I don't think, this Mohan starrer released in 1986 made ripples in the B.O. Rather I would say, I don't remember honestly!!. Google says Revathy & Kamalhaasan also starred in this movie, which has this song 'Azhagaaga Sirithathu andha nilavu...'

(Eventhough I couldn't recollect any other tamil movies with English months, I could remember these Malayalam movies as well, on this line. Mohanlal's 1987 flick 'January Oru Orma' and Mammooty's early 90's 'August-1')

I stumbled upon this news that there is a new tamil movie coming out as 'December 26'. It seems the knot of this romance movie is the Tsunami incident. This is a classic example of capitalising on an incident & a date. I doubt whether they will be able to make it noticeable, eventhough it's on a sensational incident. [To quote, the movie which went along with the Gujarat Earthquake incident -'Ragasiyamai' with 'Fivestar'Prasanna in the lead, didn't click in the B.O. due to its presentation].

Its a co-incidence that I got this news article thru Kaps - which talks about 26th of few other months, on which certain disasters struck our country. Jan-26th (2002) Kutch Earthquake, Feb-26th (2003) Godhra incident, Jun-26th (2005) Gujarat floods, Jul-26th (2005) Mumbai floods.

I hope our Movie creators won't fall on these months/dates as well, since the movie titles alone won't make them successful. The movies need more substance, which I hope they will understand and give.

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Blogger Raju said...

How about January 1? It was a thriller..

Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:46:00 PM  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

I guess we can make use of the unused months! Next would be days.! Anything like that.!

Sometimes I wonder if beyond a certain point they'll have any names?

The 26th day disaster history is scary.!!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:47:00 PM  
Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

movies based on natural disasters dont seem to work in tamil cinema, only kaadhal based movies or family movies work,

june r is an art film, dout if itll crate ripples at BO,

new movies titles r stuff like 'englishkaran' wit the byline 'tamzih vazghai'!
they r cheeky stuff or very poetic like adu oru kana kaalam

Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:01:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

GP...thanks for the info. Was it released in the last few years? I don't remember noticing it. Probably it might have come and gone. Pl. let me know, if u hv details.

Mr.Narayanan.. U r right about the 26th episode.

Vatasan... I assume 'Bombay' was an exception. Regarding the new movie titles, what about "Kaathalal Kasinthurugi..."? Any plans to market it somehow!!!! I'm eagerly awaiting for someone to grab it...

Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:47:00 PM  
Blogger ranganathan said...

'ஆடிப் பெருக்கு', 'வைகாசி பொறந்தாச்சு', 'தை பிறந்தால் வழி பிறக்கும்' போன்றவற்றையும் சேர்த்தால் என்ன?!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:18:00 PM  
Blogger tt_giant said...

Wow.. Ram.. you really have an eye for detail!.

Although I understand that you are listing only tamil movies, I recall a mamooty movie which starts with August.. old one though.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:48:00 PM  
Blogger Kaps said...

I have my own doubts about June R. The starcast looks more suited for a megaserial :-) They tried to hide the heroes name when it was obvious that only Surya will pair with Jyothika.

Looks like June R will not have too many commercial elements that we see in other movies.

maybe u should come up with another post on film names based on tamil months. Aadi perukku, vaikasi poranthachu etc.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 9:11:00 PM  
Blogger Somu said...


Sept 26 was when chennai was hit by the first earthquake.

And am eagerly looking fwd to JUNE R... News reports say that Surya bailed out the director in the last moment by agreeing to do a guest role !!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 10:21:00 PM  
Blogger Cogito said...

Thalaiva, indha madhiri trivia ellam engendhu pidikareenga..ur knowledge of tam movies is amazing..

Friday, August 05, 2005 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Ranga.. You had revealed my plan of making another post... anyhow, you can add 'aadi viratham' 'aadi velli' etc. if you want. You can even add 'Aadi' (Vijay's movie after 'Sivakasi' - originally named as 'Mass' and renamed now).

Deepak..I included 'August-1' already in my post. Hope you missed it in between the lines.

Kaps.. U may be right. 'June R' may not have commercial elements in it. Just need to keep the fingers crossed for its success.

Somu..Sept-26 - is another news to us. Thanks for highlighting it as well.

Cogito.. pullarikkuthu....!!!

Friday, August 05, 2005 1:40:00 AM  
Blogger Jayan said...

Ram, first stop here. Nice presentation and graphics ! I guess all thunukku muttai's can be sourced from here ;)

Friday, August 05, 2005 2:30:00 AM  
Blogger Somu said...


Just a pointer to the Sept 26 incident !!


Friday, August 05, 2005 2:41:00 AM  
Blogger Somu said...

You did not take into consideration movies like

"Thai" poosam or
"Vaikaasi" porandhaachu?

Friday, August 05, 2005 2:43:00 AM  
Blogger TJ said...

Numbers also make a similar series.
Oru veedu Iruvasal,
Moondru mukham/mudichu,
7vadhu manidhan.

Friday, August 05, 2005 3:50:00 AM  
Blogger tt_giant said...

oops.. my bad.. sorry..

Friday, August 05, 2005 6:23:00 AM  
Blogger Pal said...

Impressive Data about tamil movie. I just could not recollect for the past 30 minutes any other tamil movie with an english month name.

Blogrolled "Never Ending Dreams"

Linked your site through your comments in ansh and "just me" blog sites.

Friday, August 05, 2005 7:36:00 AM  
Blogger Raju said...

Jan 1 is a 80's movie, Ram.. It included, I think, Vijayakanth, Satyaraj, Saritha, Tara (as police)..

Friday, August 05, 2005 7:47:00 AM  
Blogger ranganathan said...

எண் வரிசை

ஒரு வீடு இரு வாசல்
இரு நிலவுகள்
மூன்று முகம்
நான்கு கில்லாடிகள்
ஐந்து லட்சம்
ஆறு புஷ்பங்கள்
ஏழாவது மனிதன்
அஷ்ட லட்சுமி(?!)
பணம் பத்தும் செய்யும்

மனிதன்/உறுப்புகளைப் பற்றிய படங்கள்

மனிதனும் தெய்வமாகலாம்
கண்ணில் தெரியும் கதைகள்
வாய்ச்சொல்லில் வீரனடி
கை கொடுக்கும் கை
முயலுக்கு மூணு கால்
பாத காணிக்கை

எனக்குத் தெரிஞ்சு கிழமைலே வந்த ஒரே படம்
'வெள்ளிக்கிழமை விரதம்'!

எனி டிஸ்ப்யூட்ஸ்?!!

Friday, August 05, 2005 8:27:00 AM  
Blogger Ramana Siddharth said...

hi ram..once again u have proved that movie pieces is ur forte..

kalakitenga!the research and the facts/trivia are awesome..

june r has surya in it?din know that..whoose son is r balu..btw have u heard the song yen mel velunda mazai tuliye?its mesmeric..

'Azhagaaga Sirithathu' from december pookal..what a song fro the one & only..

tre are also songs with english month names..like july madham vandal in pudiya mugham,apral mayile from idayam and the more recent ganavary madam from talaivar selva's classic 7grc..

Friday, August 05, 2005 8:46:00 PM  
Blogger Aatma said...

Nice post Ram, Am looking forward to June R, atleast it looks different from other Romantic and so called Action movies. Need some good movies, otherwise u get tired seeing the same thing again and again and again ....

Saturday, August 06, 2005 1:43:00 PM  
Blogger Ganesh said...

happy friendship day

BTW this blogdoctor is going around all of our blogs with spam!!

Sunday, August 07, 2005 8:10:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Jayan / Pal.. thanks for your visit.

Somu, thank for the link for 26th sep.

Guys.. Belated wishes on the international friendship day.

Sunday, August 07, 2005 6:40:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

GP..thanks for addl info on Jan-1st.

Ranga / TJS / Somu... u r right.. there are some more movies, in these type of series.

Sunday, August 07, 2005 6:42:00 PM  
Blogger sen said...

saritha pic ellam podannumma?? :).Chinna pasanga ellam unga blogsite vantha bayanthura pooranga...

Monday, August 08, 2005 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Senthil.. LOL. I can understand your concern..... Will try to avoid these kind of incidents(!!) in future.

Monday, August 08, 2005 4:04:00 PM  

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