Thursday, December 12, 2013

Well Done - Well Adorned

In her career in the Bollywood industry, Madhuri Dixit has acted with this hero in more than 7 movies? Quite shocked? Any guesses of the hero?

If you thought Shah Rukh Khan then you are wrong. If you thought Salman then you are wrong again. Believe it or not, Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor have shared a very good screen rapport over the years. Here's a look into their best numbers from the movies they acted together.

Listen to Madhuri & Anil Songs on Raaga.com

The very first movie that they acted together was way back in 1987 - the movie Hifazat. The song 'Batata Wada' rings a bell? No one cannot claim that they do not know the song 'Ek do teen'. This song broke the music records and remained everyone's favourite for more than a decade and if one could say it is one of the best songs till date, no one could disagree. This song was from Anil Kapoor and Madhuri's movie together - Tezaab which released the following year after Hifazat. Their third consecutive movie together was Parinda in 1989. 'Tumse Mike Aisa Laga' in Asha Bhonsle and Suresh Wadkar's voice was loved by many and no doubt was one the hits loved by many then. Ram Lakhan which released in the same year starring the two, had hit songs like 'My name is Lakhan'.

The following year - 1990 saw two Madhuri-Anil movies but they did not make it big in Bollywood - namely - Jamai Raja and Kishen Kanhaiya. 1991 was the year Pratikar released but that yet again reached the flop lists. With the release of Khel, Beta, Jeevan Ek Sangursh, and Zindagi Ek Jua, one can say the couple dominated the bollywood industry.

After a long gap, the couple were seen again in the movie Pukar in the year 2000 and they did not fail to give a sizzling chemistry. And with Lajja movie released in 2001, it remained as the last movie acted together.
Thus the couple established themselves with their ace acting skills in the industry.Can we look forward to more hits from them?


Celebrating the 'Desiya Kavi'

As we jointly celebrate Mahakavi Bharathiar's birthday, let us bounce back and take a look at the songs of Mahakavi Bharathiyar used in Tamil movies. Dating back to Kamal era, ' Varumaiyin Niram Sivapu' caught the attention of many. But the movie did have two of the great poets compositions namely Theertha Karayinile and Nallador Veenai Seithen. The classica musical movie till date -Sindhu Bairavi has also used one of Subramania Bharathi's song 'Manathil Uruthi vendum' where it is a perfect fit keeping in mind the mental state Sivakumar is in the movie.

Listen to Bharathiar Songs on Raaga.com

In the Rahman frenzy era, none can forget 'Suttum vizhi Chudar dhan Kannama' echoing in Hariharan's voice for the movie Kandukondein Kandukondein. With the swaying lyrics ,anyone will definitely fall deep in love.Rewinding to the Black and White era,  Kappalotiya Thamizhan saw two of Bharathiar's compositions put to use. One apt number to recall from the movie would be 'Velli Panimalayin Meedhulavuvom'. A romantic encounter with Gemini Ganesan and Savitri in the lead, from the same movie would be 'Kaatru Veliyidayil Kannama'.

The special movie on Bharathi which was released in the year 2000 did showcase a lot of his compositions like 'Nipadhuve Nadapadhuve Parapadhuve' , 'Mayil Pola ponnu onnu' , 'Ninnaiye rathi endru' 'Kelada Manida Vazhvil' etc... The movie brought out the life story of the poet with actress Deivyani playing the female lead (Bharathiar's wife).

The man through his poetic lines brought out many concepts ranging from 'spirit of nationalism', the 'need for unity', 'respect for women' , ' the rich context of Tamil language'. As a tribute to the man who has contributed to the rich Tamil culture, tune in and enjoy the spirit of our 'Desiya Kavi'.