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Tamil Cinema Today


A Vairamuthu interview to kick off the day. First the good news. Vairamuthu is not writing for Rajinikanth's Chandramukhi. But he says, every “micro-second” of his life contains poetry. Like so:

“Princess of Istanbul (!)
Heat up the land with your kisses” (from Mazhai)

He talks warmly about Illayaraja, I think. It is kinda hard to figure out what the man is trying to say. And he also says something about talking to Rahman being a “pleasure.” Says their next project is Godfather starring Al Pacino and Asin.

And Rajinikanth? What can I say? Perhaps just a bad wig day.

Meanwhile, Balu Mahendra agonizes over good directors (read : him) not being treated right by Tamil cinema. Poignant story about him talking about salaries with other directors, and realizing belatedly that they were talking in millions, not thousands. I used to like him a lot, but he seems to be stuck in a rut these days.