Moo to Man

04 Jan

1982,there was this little kid, who wouldn’t leave the theater after watching “Moondaram Pirai“, crying ” Kamal..ku ippidi ayiruka koodahu.” ( this should not have happened to Kamal) after seeing him go mad in the last scene.Something she gets teased about , till today, by her sister. The same girl tried talking to Kamal’s brother, to somehow get his autograph though it didn’t materialize.If she was not an ardent fan, I don’t know who is.

Yes, the girl has blossomed into a woman, not fanatic anymore, though she cannot resist watching a Kamal movie till today. And so, Manmadan Ambu happened , despite warnings from friends who had bad reviews. Who cares?Any movie with Kamal & Madhavan is good for me.

I would rather watch a Tamil movie which has some good looking men,however old they maybe than one where the hero is a self proclaimed udhavakarai( good for nothing) , trying to woe girls with his blood shot eyes.

I would rather watch a movie which is a laugh riot in the climax than one which starts all funny but ends with everyone dying.

I would rather watch a movie which has some poignant moments with a very realist cancer patient than one where diseases are simplified or over complicated.

I would rather watch a movie set in a cruise ship and beautiful locales than one with too realistic village belles .

Yes, there were a couple of gaping loopholes, but, the movie was very entertaining. Everyone crossed their t’s and dotter their i’s. And, Surya in the first song was an added bonus.. Drool..

My main plus point with the movie is that it was realistic, in certain scenes. Just because one’s friend has cancer doesn’t mean one cannot have fun or laugh. I loved the fact that Kamal breaks into a song , once he gets the money for his friend. That is what life is all about. Happy and sad moments.


Posted by on January 4, 2011 in movies



12 responses to “Moo to Man

  1. Praveen

    January 5, 2011 at 4:39 am

    It was fun. period. I dont care for anything else!
    Happy New year! 🙂

    And u like Surya? Here watch him shirtless and fighting.

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  3. Praveen

    January 5, 2011 at 8:47 am


    • shoba

      January 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Wish you a happy new year too !!
      OK, now you have given me enough incentive to watch Raktha Charitram. 🙂

  4. Suresh

    January 5, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I would rather watch a movie that my wife likes, especially in a theater..:)

    I liked the movie…period…:)

  5. Saumya

    January 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Nice…now the pressure is on for me to watch. I love movies that make me laugh. So, must watch this one.

    • shoba

      January 5, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      Yes, Saumya!! Instead of numerous HP views, you can allot time for Manmadan ambu too 🙂

  6. Sri

    January 5, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I had similar feelings about this movie except for Kamal’s look. I wish he had a better camera man who could have shown him in better light. He looks much younger in TV.

  7. sachita

    January 6, 2011 at 12:28 am

    disagree on “good looking men,however old” it killed me to see madhavan gain that weight!
    and agree on the realistic part:)

    • shoba

      January 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      sariya sonna.. Having loved Maddy from “Banegi Apni Baat” times, it was heart wrenching to see him morphed into this fat gentleman. 🙂

  8. Hema

    January 9, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Hey, I enjoyed it too and loved the scene where Kamal breaks into a dance. Good music too I thought. Booking for the tickets for everyone on the first day was one thing that I did totally on self-initiative .You said it sistah! Its a Kamal movie, so no questions asked. Just go , watch!
    Hope your eyes were dry enough ( crying over Moo) to watch the Man.:-)

    • shoba

      January 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      We are after all , a family of Kamal fans. 😉


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