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No Retake

January 14, 2008

Periya Edathu Penn released on 10.5.1963 in this year first time MGR’s nine films were released.

This is a song from ‘Periya Edathu Penn’ and first Cha Cha type dance of MGR. This was done as a test by T.R.Ramanna.

The dance number was very good. Look the clip first.

Now you can see that MGR has missed the beat! WHY?

Andrum Vanthathum etha Nila – MGR pats left shoulder of Saroja Devi continued by Saroja Devi pats MGR’s left shoulder.

The next line

Indrum Vanthathum atha Nila – MGR pats left shoulder and again Saroja Devi pats MGR’s left shoulder.

This is the end of beat.

the next line

Endrum ullathu oru nila – Second camera joins and now MGR tries to pat but he changes that gesture and syncs with Saroja Devi’s dance.

To my knowledge two cameras used and the inter cut was so lovely that taking another shot would be time consuming. And I feel MGR face is little bit swollen and looks sleepless. Maybe that also could be a reason for not going for re take. Any suggestions.


May 21, 2007

Songs of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban

The movie Ulagam Sutrum Valiban has 10 songs
(1) Intha Vetriyai Naalai
(2) Lily Malaruku Kondatam
(3) Sirithu Vazha vendum
(4) Nilavu Oru Pennagi
(5) Thanga Thoni Ela
(6) Pachai Kili Muthu charam
(7) Bansaiyi
(8) Aval Oru Navarasa
(9) Ulagam Azhagu kalai
(10) Ulagam Sutrum Valibanodu

First song is the title song, 2nd song is the first duet song of the movie, (for our thought Lily (Latha) is the Secretary name the song goes in her name but Vimala (Manjula) is the character sings) the first half of the song are shot in Kashmir and not in foreign though appears to be foreign location. In the cup and saucer scene MGR lips doest not move but the song goes on, may be the negative was spoiled. 3rd song a typical MGR song shot in foreign location and match scenes those of close ups of MGR taken in Sathya Studio. 4th song another duet song, were some scenes are retaken in Sathya Studio, in this MGR and Manjula dances and MGR sings were there was only BGM, again the negative was opened. No other option but to add the frames. Here is a clip from “Nilavu Oru Pennagi”

5th Song “Thanga” is not a song from Ulagam Sutrum Valiban, it was a song composed for periodical movie “Inaientha Kaigal” the story line happens in Iran. When MGR proposed to shoot the film in Iran, the then Iran Government did not accept and the project was dropped. MGR fans should thank Iran because if they have given permission for shooting, MGR might have not gone for Ulagam Sutrum Valiban project. Despite the song is for periodical one the song perfectly suits to Ulagam Sutrum Valiban, shot entirely in Hong Kong waters. This was near to Hong Kong Airport, planes land every 5 to 10 minutes which MGR utilised in filming the song.

6th Song “Pachai kili Muthucharam” with Mehta Rungroth was a delight to MGR fans, they often asks once more in theatres. MGR looks so charming, young and energetic with usual colorful costumes, with traditional Thai dress. Some scenes were added in Studio with double of Mehta.

7th Song was shot entirely in Tokyo and in sub urb. The heroine wears traditional Japanese costumes. The scene goes with dolphin circus and sceneries.

8th Song with only duet with Lily (Latha) Water Ballad never seen before in Tamil Film was shot entirely in Glass tank constructed in Sathya Studio. And editing the visuals of water ballad performed by Japanese artists.

9th Song which comes before the climax and entirely shot in Expo 70, showcasing most of the pavilions in Expo 70. Half of the song was taken in Day time and half of the song for scenic Night time. The song still haunts in my memory. The song should have be taken in one month time, were MGR uses different costumes and for both characters. Camera work is note worthy.

10th song though present in the Collection was not filmed.

Bad Remix

April 15, 2007

Tamil Years Day I got some spare time to work with remixes. So I decided to go through some MGR songs and one son “Nan Yar” from Kudieruntha Koil was very close to Michael Jackson’s “Bad” song. MGR giving serious or angry look is very rare; he always gives a cool smile even in fighting scenes.

In this song he has serious look which suited the Bad song. I tried my level best to bring the Intro, prelude and end into one but unfortunately there was missing in continuity. Please pardon me this is my first big song. And I pray to MGR who is a good editor to forgive me what I had done to one of nice song.

Michael Jackson Sings for MGR

February 3, 2007

Although I posted a remix of “Beat It” earlier, this video is more apt. Just CVP – Click, View, Post – Enjoy and post your comment.