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: Chiloka is back as of Sept 17, 2022. This is Very Good, especially for Screenwriters!
Sept 24, 2022 4:17:53 GMT
dancelover: Chiloka had not been updated since the beginning of 2017. ( Since Sept. 6, 2022, Chiloka has not been reachable. (((.
Sept 11, 2022 18:00:58 GMT
dancelover: A very useful website for Kannadan updates has been Chiloka.com, a site maintained by some fans.
Sept 11, 2022 17:56:35 GMT
dancelover: From the first such films thru the end of 1995, they needed lots of updating. Starting in Jan. 1996, someone else has been partially updating them, with Director, 3 Actors, confirmation they were in Kannadan, and sometimes Screenwriters.
Sept 11, 2022 17:54:57 GMT
dancelover: Since January 2022 I have been updating IMDb's records of Kannadan-language films.
Sept 11, 2022 17:50:20 GMT
dmitrirex: Been gone for a while but great to see that BollyWhat is alive and well!
Feb 20, 2022 21:42:01 GMT
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dancelover: Still here, working Malayalam films on IMDb. Now completing 1994 M. films.
Oct 29, 2020 5:32:09 GMT
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Jun 28, 2020 18:11:26 GMT
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dancelover: I'm back! Dancelover is back!! Covid's quarantine kicked me off the internet for 14 weeks, but now I'm Back!!!
Jun 24, 2020 22:19:19 GMT
dancelover: I have been busy filling in gaps in IMDb. Their records for South India films are shockingly incomplete. I have been working Malayalam, and some Kannadan.
Dec 25, 2019 21:01:30 GMT