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Friday, October 07, 2005

Melting titles, but the movies...

And the much awaited news has been released... the movie for which AR.Rahman will be composing next, is having the hottest pair of today in the lead roles. Yes, U are right. The Poetic title 'Jilendru Oru Kathal' is the one which I am talking about.

This movie has Surya and Asin in the lead roles. Don't leave out Jothika too. She is also playing the key role in this triangular love story. Debutant Director Krishna (an assistant of Gowtham Menon) is opening his account in this movie.

I love these type of poetic titles always. I even loved that 'Chennaiyil Oru Malaikaalam' title selected by Gowtham Menon. Unfortunately, he has scrapped it after a long gap. I am not sure if he will be using this title again for the new movie in which he is planning to venture with Arya & Jothika in the lead (After his 'V..V..' completion).

But most of the time, these directors fail to impress with their screenplay, eventhough the titles impress a lot. You expect something different from these strange titles. Most of them had flaunted the rules of a nice, sweet movie.

Some of those movies with melting titles, which I had observed are...

Sridhar's 'Azhage Unnai Aarathikireen' (Vijayakumar & Latha) which had some nice songs from Ilayaraja, eventhough I forgot whether it was a hit or an average movie.. any idea?

Un Kannil Neer Vazinthaal - What a poetic title? But it didn't help BaluMahendra much. Probably the audience would have expected an action oriented subjected in this Rajini-Madhavi flick and weren't impressed much with what was presented....

Yeh, Nee Romba Azhagaa Irukka? - Supposed to be one of the long titles after 'Aayiram Thalai Vaangiya Apoorva Sinthamani', the movie directed by Vasanth flopped dramatically in the BO. Eventhough he tried with 5 music directors for this movie, his screenplay failed to impress audience. Shaam, Sneha & Jaya Ray also couldn't help much with their performance. Bad luck....

Kangalaal Kaithu Sei - Nothing much to talk about this failed venture of Bharathi Raja. He, who tried to arrest the audience with the title, failed to arrest them with a tight screenplay. As I had mentioned in one of my earlier post, AR.Rahman's efforts didn't yield the desired results. I believe still BR is chewing its failure...

Enge Enathu Kavithai? - Just taken from the popular song (as mentioned in this post) of 'Kandukondein Kandukondein', had a poor casting (Kunal & ....) and went into the cans very quickly. (before you open and close your eyes)

Now I wonder whether the following movies will do some wonders in the BO or not.....

Azhagai Irukkirai, Payamai Irukkirathu - The movie being produced by Cheran, is directed by cameraman Vijay Milton. (captured in my earlier 'Let me do it..' series post). Will the Ladyluck who smiled on Bharath for the first 3 movies, smile at him for this movie - in which he is pairing with Mallika Kapoor? Need to wait and see if Vijay Milton can repeat what KV.Anand did in 'Kana Kandein'. Who knows? It may be a different movie from the failure trend of poetic titles..

Ezuthiyathaaradi - Ramana is acting in this low profile movie.. Any bets?

Nee Venumadi Enakku - Eventhough this cannot be classified as a poetic one, it looked strange to me. Not sure if this 'Jithan'Ramesh & Gajala starrer.. will do some business?

Ithu Thaan Kaathal Enbadha? - The director of this movie might have realised that titles won't do magics. So, instead of making it difficult for the audience to repeat such a lengthy title, he changed it to 'Jerry' recently. Will this change in title, do favours to 'Jithan'Ramesh & Meera Vasudevan? Fingers crossed...

BTW, Meera Vasudevan is supposed to marry Cinematographer Ashok Kumar's son? Why suddenly into a new movie????

In the last edition of A.Vikatan, I read that Director GandhiKrishna (of 'Nilakaalam' and 'Chellame') has got Writer Sujatha's acceptance, to direct one of his novel 'Aathalinaal Kaathal Seyveer'. A poetic name and indeed, the novel was a also neat love story. Gandhikrishna has experienced a lot in this tinseltown.. including scrapping of one of his project 'Engineer' (in which Arvindswamy & Madhuri Dixit acted). So, hope he will make use of his next opportunity to prove his skills again... which he proved in his two other movies.


Hope you will be blowing the dreambubbles with some more nice titles, which really succeeded in the B.O......

Other posts of 'Naming the film' Series
Recycle the Old names, again...
Listen.. Pick.. Name
Name the month - Decide your film name
A Naming convention with difference - Teaching Basics

203rd post

14 Comments:

Anonymous Raju said...

Wow.. another one on 'titles'.. Good collection.. I completely agree that all the long and 'sweet-sounding' titles flattered only to deceive..

(Meera Vasudevan is already married... I think a couple of months ago.. might still continue to act).

Friday, October 07, 2005 3:09:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Raju.. Has she got married? I read an interview of hers few months back... It might be before her marriage!!!

I added one more para on another latest news.. (last paragraph....).. which I realised only now, which I wanted to include in the post itself... Just FYI.

Friday, October 07, 2005 4:41:00 AM  
Blogger Kaps said...

Raju is right. I also read that Meera Vasudevan got married recently.

Friday, October 07, 2005 5:03:00 AM  
Blogger Adaengappa !! said...

Yet again..verygood analysis..I appreciate your appetite for movies..

Friday, October 07, 2005 6:11:00 AM  
Blogger Suguna Purushothaman said...

yeah very true. i like some of these names too. they are kind of thinking just like the way we want them too. good one man

Friday, October 07, 2005 7:44:00 AM  
Blogger Swapna said...

Ram...
Or shud I say Film Stats Ram...:)
Nice list, some more to add to the melting titles could be...
Kannathil Muthamittal...
Parthale paravasam....

Friday, October 07, 2005 8:33:00 AM  
Blogger Cipher said...

Ram.C, I think the Sujatha's novel they are going to make is "பிரிவோம் சந்திப்போம்" . I came across this in http://mynose.blogspot.com/.....

Friday, October 07, 2005 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Kaps... this is the first time I'm observing an actress signing movies, immediately after marriage (!!!)

Prabhu.....:-) :-).. hope it is tasty for you as well..

Suguna.. seems your were missing for long time... thankx for dropping by again.

Soap.. yes.. 'KM' is such a poetic one which made a mark in the audience mind too..

Cipher..thanks for highlighting it. sorry for misleading u guys..:-) :-). I was under the impression that it was 'aathalinaal kaathal seyveer', since it was one of the poetic novel title which I used to remember always..

Friday, October 07, 2005 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger Vanathi said...

U guys are worried abt Meera Vasudevan's marriage?

Saturday, October 08, 2005 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Prasanna said...

Hi Ram,

"Oru Oodhapoo kann simittugiradhu" (based on a story by the same name). Don't know if it inspired other titles like "Oru pullanguzhal aduppu oodhugiradhu", "Oru odai nadhi aagiradhu", etc;"Poomagal oorvalam" also sounded good...who acted??Prashant??hmm...can't think of other good titles....

Cheers
Prasanna

Saturday, October 08, 2005 3:51:00 AM  
Blogger Ramana Siddharth said...

after gajini i am really excited 2 here the news of surya-asin doing a movie again...glad that jo is i it jo-surya best pair from kollywood(i hear on and off screen *winks*)in a long time.Yeh, Nee Romba Azhagaa Irukka was a nice film.sadly it bombed and a few months later gv sir passed away..btw cheran's next movie has an awesome title-tavamai tavamirunde.i am going 2 watch gajini one more time(atleast)..surya-asin jodi romba pudiche potche.

Saturday, October 08, 2005 6:48:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Vanathi... not a worry. Just a curiosity... :-) :-)

Prassanna.. INteresting titles, which I missed out..The first one which you had mentioned was 'Pushpa Thangadurai's novel. And yes, the last one had Prasanth & Ramba in the lead roles...

Siddharth.. Was it a GV films movie (ENRAI)? Yes, Cheran's next movie title too is different. I hope, he makes use of the strong message in his title, in his screenplay as well... Another one, which i missed out earlier was 'Solla marandha Kathai'...

Saturday, October 08, 2005 4:49:00 PM  
Blogger Somu said...

Ram,

One movie that has a really nice title and am hoping would do good in BO is Cheran's Thavamaai Thavum irunthu !

Sunday, October 09, 2005 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Somu, I saw the pictures in Sify today.. looks like a decent treat is awaiting. This time I expect Cheran to express more (better) than his previous two ventures. Hope he won't fail us....

Monday, October 10, 2005 7:25:00 AM  

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