Monday, 24 January 2011

Tamil films are here to stay!



In India  very few films show the actual act of a man proposing a woman. Perhaps this is because it takes a lot from a writer to convince the viewers that a girl could fall for a guy this easy or perhaps most of the love stories in Hindi films are abject fantasies. Anyone who has done so in life knows how difficult and life threatening it is to propose a woman and Hindi films make a complete mockery of this wonderful art (or science, whatever!)

I have proposed to two women in my life. The second time I did it was a lot easier than the first and it was a success. The first time was a really difficult one. The words couldn’t form in my mind. Whatever words formed couldn’t be spitted out of the mouth. Nervousness, sweaty palms and forehead, palpitating heart, heavy breathing.A feeling that the world would come to an end if she refused. A sense of emptiness.

I was a lot more confident the second time. I felt I could move on and there would surely be someone else for me. No nervousness, no palpitating heart. A certain confidence-perhaps my mind said this would surely be a success, just believe in me. I was experienced; I was a master of romantic one liners which could even inspire Aditya chopra. I learnt the lesson that failure is a better teacher than success.

 The above scene, though very filmy and clichéd etc, captures a tad bit of realism. I feel Tamil films are evolving in the right direction over their Hindi counterpart. Tamil films handle stories in a lot more mature way and the treatment is very creative. If you really want to watch some good Indian movies, I suggest switch over to Tamil Cinema.Hindi films have lost it.


10 comments:

S said...

Though I don't understand Tamil... I watched the entire video.. and it's quite cute actually :) I understood the gist of it thanks to the english sentences and the obvious expressions :)

So how did you propose your girl? Guitar? ;)

ZB said...

@S: Yea, Even i am not a Tamilian and i dont really understand Tamil...Actually to see movies you really dont need to know the language...I saw Pather Panchali without the subtitles the first time and enjoyed so much.

No, No guitar.Just a 'will you marry me', but the answer came 6 months later. I was in no hurry either. :)

Bikramjit said...

I did not understand a word .. but somehow understood too

and by the first comment .. On one knee was it and did u go singing around the trees :) he hehe

and COngrats on the answer :)

Bikram's

HaRy!! said...

yu said it mate... sure tamil cinema is the best :)! and when it comes to proposing... nah.. no other lang can beat it!

ZB said...

@Bikramjit: Yea mate.Thanks:)

@Hary:Yea, seen some good Tamil movies lately. i must admit, way superior to Hindi...Hindi should learn from Tamil films.

Gayathri said...

:).. Is it that difficult to propose?? ;)..

Rajlakshmi said...

if only i could understand tamil though its a sweet video...
but I do love tamil dances ... and would usually switch to tamil music channels

Jyothi said...

Tamil movies are getting better than Hindi movies. I never realized it's so difficult to propose. But let me tell you, refusing or accepting a proposal is not an easy task either. ;)

There is another train scene in "vinnai thaandi varuvaaya". That was good too.......

Bollyboy said...

Tamil people are dark skinned and not good looking. North Indians are better looking, sophisticated, well educated, with high standards. I do not agree that Tamil movies are better than Bollywood.

Vivek Howal said...

Tamil movies do have a realism that hindi films cant match.
Yes Gayathri and Jyothi proposing is very difficult.
And yes Vinnai thaandi Varuvaaya is a great movie to watch. Love and romance can't be captured to this perfect extent.