Rented this movie ‘Madharasapattinam’ upon high recommendation from the MIL and watched it with her yesterday.
Among the many brain numbing Tamil movies I have glimpsed recently, this one, I must say, was refreshing. No mindless fights ( with Dishkum! Bushkum! sounds injected artificially to go with ugly gundas and bloody scenes ) or none of the kuthu dance songs (with Hero gyrating with his girl to the ever-so-similar beats).
The story was beautiful, though not original. It mostly felt like Lagaan, and then some Titanic.
Given the similarities, it still stood aside on its own quite nicely.
However, what really won my votes were the songs. So frikkin’ fabulous!
I promptly fell in love with this one song sung by Sonu Nigam + Saindavi and have not been able to get the tune out of my head ever since.
The guy’s voice starts like a sweet dew on a soft rose petal .. rises to the levels of bubbling hot lava …only to lovingly calm down and flow back to soothing tranquility – all just in one line.
Do not ask me the meaning of what he is saying, but the sound of it makes me go Sigh!
Go, hear the song and you’ll know. Especially the part 4:15 to 4:43
( for sound quality)
( for song picturization )
[ Only when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the hubby ,who cannot sing “Twinkle Twinkle little star” in a decent tone, sends me the link to the song and says “I’ll be tied up in ropes on the mountains, but will still run to the castle and sing this in high pitch, just for you”
High pitch?! LOL! 😀
Anyways, he is a keeper now, isn’t he? 😉 ]