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June 12, 2008

Old Tamil movies

Filed under: movie — Tags: , , , , , — yaadayaada @ 4:54 am

Thanks to Sun TV, have been regularly watching the old Tamil movies.  In olden days, the tamil movie industry was more creative than today. No doubt. All the movies had a well-defined story line. Was watching Chandralekha. What a beautiful movie! It was cute listening to the tamil spoken during that time. Since the movie was made around 1947, most of the technicians in the movie were British. Tamil movie industry has indeed come a long way in the past 75 years as far as technology goes! If only they start casting movies based on the story line instead of having a heroine, songs, item number, fights,etc since that is what everyone does! There are always exceptions. It will be great if the exceptions become the norm.

Another interesting movie I saw was Nalla Thambi with NS Krishnan, TA Madhuram and Banumathy in the lead. Though Sun TV had kind of butchered the movie trying to fit it in the time slot, it was still nice watching it. Saw Ethir Neechachl last week. What a wonderful movie.  Each and everyone of the character had done a wonderful job . How can anyone who loves Tamil movie ever forget “Aduthathu Ambujaththa paathala” Pattu/Kittu Maami combo!

Finally saw Kalaththur Kannamma. Nice movie. Kamalhassan was wonderful! Such a natural! All the black and white movies have a nice charm about them. Looking forward to catch up with many of them!! Waiting for them to air commedy classics like Bhama Vijayam, Kasi Yathirai, Bommalaattam, etc.



  1. I simply love the movie Ethir Neechachl. Each and every character is unique and adds value to the main character. Sowcar janaki looks so cute…at the time of filming this movie, she had two children but it just does not show on her!!!!

    Comment by Lavs — July 1, 2008 @ 9:00 am

  2. Lavs, Welcome!
    Yup! It is a wonderful movie. Sowcar Janaki is a wonderful actress. She is great in Baama Vijayam as well! Hoping that Sun TV will screen it soon!

    Comment by yaadayaada — July 1, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

  3. I started writing a blog on the sun tv old tamil movies for the last few days at Do check it out!

    Comment by rvsubbu — August 10, 2008 @ 5:30 am

  4. Achievements of the past are the tradion of today. Originality, the language and the capability to sing and act are something missing today.

    Comment by Govindasamy Gopalakrishna — September 26, 2012 @ 5:50 am

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