November 05, 2006

Peralagan - Surya. Wow.

Isn´t it convenient that I stocked up on tissues for KANK because while watching Peralagan or Perazhalagan (imdb says one, my DVD the other title) they came in quite handy.









Chinnan (Surya) is witty, sharp, headstrong and courageous - in a nutshell he´s a great guy. But being physically handicapped by having a hunchback and deformed legs, he faces difficulties on the marriage mart.
Apart from looking for the girl of his dreams to marry he is also the owner of an telephone booth and helps the people around him. Two of them being Kartik (also Surya) and Priya (Jyothika), lovebirds who use Chinnans shop to meet secretly.









Then Chinnan gets to know blind Shenbagam (also played by Jyothika) and in her the girl of his dreams. All looks well when he is drawn into trouble in the Kartik/Priya camp and all four lives take some dramatic turns.










Usually I´m not big a fan of double roles since most of the times its done really cheesy. But with these actors and a really cool makeup and SFX department it works great here. I think Surya is slowly becoming one of my favorite Kollywood actors. He has that very attractive Umphh-factor of being a cool actor with intense eyes and a killer smile.

5 comments:

indian parrot said...

Babasko, both peralagan and perazhagan are right. "zh" represents this unique sound you hear only in tamil and malayalam. You roll 1/4 of your tongue inside and breath and at the same time say aah. Some tamilians can't pronounce the "zh" properly, and when they talk they say it like peralagan instead of perazhagan. Thats why the two spellings.

Never seen this movie, i must check it out.

babasko said...

ohh, thanx for the explanation LOL you should see or better hear me trying that - well I guess I´m going to stick with paralagan for the time being

and yes you should definitely go and see it

Mumbaikar said...

I am not sure if you are into watching malayalam movies as well, but this seems to be a remake of "kunnikoonan" starring dileep. I dont know which version is the original, but just an FYI ...

babasko said...

i happened to not watch any mayalam movies so far. but only because i don´t know where to start LOL so any suggestions are highly appreciated. as well as reliable online stores to buy them...

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