This is a Tamil language riff on Sense and Sensibility released in 2000, with some nods to the Ang Lee-directed version of S&S, but also some things that seem to show a familiarity with the book (the situation with the incapacitated grandfather is not identical to, but vaguely reminiscent of, the inheritance complications laid out in the first chapters of the book). In turn, it seems to be an influence on Andrew Davies' 2008 adaptation of S&S. The latter has Colonel Brandon's friendship with Marianne based not just on his silent appreciation of her music, but on him offering encouragement and constructive criticism on her technique, which is an idea that originates in Kandukondain. The scene in the 2008 version where Marianne wanders around in the rain to a flashback montage of her memories of Willoughby also seems influenced by Kandukondain.
This is the film that introduced me to Indian cinema, and so it was that Konjum Mainakkale was my introduction to song picturizations:
I am very fond of the film. It's a warm, optimistic story about people who stand by each other, where women have jobs, sisters have friendships, and the average major emotional situation calls for a song from ARRahman. The pacing's a bit slack, the production values probably weren't all that even in Kollywood circa 2000, and there's a tendency to gloss over anything that resembles actual conflict. But I like it anyway.
One of the most interesting things I learned from the old thread was a post by, I think, leaf, indicating Pooja Battra's character might have been based on 90s Telugu action heroine Vijayashanti.
Rajshri Tamil has made a subtitled version available on youtube, broken down into 15 parts.
This film is fantastic. And it is one of the rare films in which Aish actually gives a great performance, she is so good that I actually got over her beauty after a while. Tabu is very good as Elinor and their interaction is great. Mamooty was exceptional as Col.Brandon, this is a character I'm very fond of and he totally pulled it off. Everything in the novel is amped up a bit but at the same time managed to keep the essence. This is highly recommended.
I saw this film about two days ago, and it was the first Tamil film I have seen (all of the Indian films that I have seen prior to this were in the Hindi/Urdu language). Anyway, I absolutely love this film, and I consider it to be one of the best Indian films I have seen. The acting (especially from Tabu), the songs, the story, the adorable and sweet sister relationship between Meenakshi and Sowmya (Aishwarya and Tabu).
Also, I have to say that I am completely obsessed with the songs of this film! I have been listening to Konjum Mainakkale and Enna Solla Pogirai almost non-stop since I have seen this movie.
I looked it up in Wikipedia. The name of the actor playing the wicked uncle, Nizhalgal Ravi, lets me think "Nazgul Ravid." The actress playing the more wicked aunt, the real rat, is Anita Ratnam - really!
dancelover: Now working Madhu's lists
Jan 14, 2019 20:33:12 GMT
dancelover: Finished lists for Devika.
Jan 11, 2019 19:31:54 GMT
dancelover: beginning Devika, the Telugu-Tamil star.
Dec 31, 2018 14:29:32 GMT
dancelover: Now finished using a new website about Sivaji Ganesan to revise my jodi-lists for him.
Dec 26, 2018 19:50:24 GMT
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Nov 1, 2018 12:28:15 GMT
dancelover: I now have 5 of the 6, but The Kapoors is missing pages 327 through 350.
Sept 21, 2018 17:28:57 GMT
dancelover: Ordered 6 books from Amazon-linked stores. Dilip Kumar's autobiography arrived. Using it to x-check my records on him.
Sept 18, 2018 20:04:56 GMT
dancelover: Done Sukumari; now working K. R. Vijaya
Sept 11, 2018 20:48:59 GMT
dancelover: Finally completed Lists for Sukumari. Still must cross-reference.
Aug 22, 2018 14:43:14 GMT
dancelover: While still working Sukumari's lists, I have added several Malayalam writers and lyricists, and filled in much data for others.
Jul 16, 2018 13:59:04 GMT
dancelover: Still doing Sukumari; took time to add Malayalam writer Muttathu Varkey.
May 22, 2018 15:22:01 GMT
dancelover: Finished Girija; now working Sukumari (Malayalam actress).
Mar 26, 2018 15:12:18 GMT
dancelover: Now working Girija, a Telugu actress.
Mar 9, 2018 21:53:14 GMT
dancelover: Mona went on to be a Producer of TV. Sridevi worked for her at least once. IMO, Sri was indeed a Great Artist, and Mona was even Greater!
Feb 25, 2018 16:03:19 GMT
dancelover: It was Mona's great artistry, in moving with her 2 kids into father-in-law Surinder's home, that ensured her kids would know Sri's kids as their siblings!
Feb 25, 2018 16:01:17 GMT
dancelover: Now Sri has died while her oldest, Jhansi, is shooting for her debut. Will Arjun comfort Jhansi, and Khushie?
Feb 25, 2018 15:58:21 GMT
dancelover: I think of Boney's 1st wife, Mona Shourie, who died 6 years ago at only 48, just before her son Arjun made his film debut.
Feb 25, 2018 15:55:15 GMT
bollylarki: Sridevi has died of a massive heart attack in Dubai. She was 54. May she Rest in Peace.
Feb 25, 2018 1:13:57 GMT
dancelover: Finally finishing Prem Nazir, after about ten weeks.
Feb 8, 2018 20:32:22 GMT
dancelover: Box Office India: Padmavaat earned 18 crore Thursday, 32 more Friday, total 50 so far.
Jan 26, 2018 20:43:58 GMT