Who would have thunk It

I came, I saw and I lazed around.

Desi MJ Prabu Deva and reminiscions of simpler times

Sigh. 10th standard. wonderful times. Life was all about 'hakuna matata' – No worries for the rest of our days. Or so we all thought. This was, as far as this fragile memory of mine can recollect, the first time i had gone to see a movie with a group that did not contain my parents or any combination of the seemingly endless list of relatives. A bunch of guys in our class decided to go to this new tamil movie 'Kadalan'. It was in a neighbourhood theatre just a few blocks away from home. So i guess that was a factor in my parents letting me go. And this ranks as the first of the many (ok, few) fun episodes of my youth (Ah, my youth, wither goes thou (pun intended)).

Indian Micheal Jackson Prabu Deva (all the dancing with none of the child molesting 😉 ) sent waves of appreciation throughout TamilNadu with this movie. The guy could act, do comedy and boy 'o' boy could he dance! And this was Nagma's introductory role in Tam movies AFIAK. The video is of a song from this movie is of one the most fun songs i know of.

The real revelation in this video (and the movie) is SPB – S P Balasubramanian. He is a well known play back singer. Has innumerable songs in all the 4 south indian language movies. And many hindi movie too – notable for Salman 'I'll shoot all the deer i want to' Khan. And in this movie, in addition to lending his voice, he performs wonderfully. Be it comedy or be it the heavy scenes, he matches and exceeds prabu deva and the others. Watch him dance his way to your hearts – the perfect Hardy to Prabhu Deva's Laurel. And yes, i realise Laurel is the goofy one but once you see the video you will realise why i absolutely could not cast SPB as Laurel. My mind just would not allow that!

Watch Kadalikum Pennin Kaigal … and reminisce with me of simpler times.


May 12, 2006 - Posted by | Movies, Musings, Videos

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