Suriya / Ajith’s Valentine’s Day gift?
other industry would have abused, or rather explored
if I may say, the notion of love like we do/did
in Tamil movies. There is love in every form in
each one of our movies. There are a million dimensions
of love and we have seen it all; love in the most
impracticable circumstances, love between a high
society girl and a low class boy (which is perhaps
the most common of all), friends falling in love,
neighbors falling for each other, lovers moving
on and sacrificial love - you name it.
Love is also perhaps the most misused word, strung
together in phrases ranging from the unobtrusive
‘1-4-3’ to the very many quotes, indicating
when the sparks flew, announcing the arrival of
love. Mostly, we break into dance sequences when
we fall in love.
The successful love stories on and off screen in
Tamil cinema are inestimable. Many of our star couples,
predominantly the contemporaries including Suriya
– Jyothika and Ajith – Shalini, stand
testimony to the fact that love transcends the barriers
of work, percolating into
life when you have cinema for a career. After all looking
intensely into the eyes of your female co-star and uttering
deeply weighty lines about love and family does have its
aftereffect. If your script also involves marrying, forming
family and having kids; Bingo! You have lived it all and
documented it even before you are married in real life
(remember, Suriya – Jyothika in Jillunno Oru Kadhal).
Coming to think of it; for the imperfect human
beings we are, it’s perfectly possible to carry
forward the feelings – the ones you are supposed
to forget right after the shot is over – to home
until the inevitable move of announcing the love happens
between the two parties. You have to have absolute control
(or in other words, you have to be a saint in real life)
to not let an emotional scene disturb you or excite you,
as the case may be. Imagine as viewers, if we talk and
write oodles about a film’s lead pair’s onscreen
chemistry it’s plausible that they have that kind
of chemistry going on between them in real life. These
are the sweet little perils, part of life of an actor.
So Suriya and Jyothika carried their onscreen romance
to their real lives and gave the paparazzi a run for their
money by making every one play the guessing game while
Ajith and Shalini were more open about it. And there are
those who dilly dally with partners, indecisive about
their choices. Not to mention about the others who give
up on their love sooner than they got hitched.
Let’s celebrate love this week, in Technicolor.
We hope Jyothika receives an unforgettable Valentine’s
Day gift and Shalini, a scrumptious home-cooked dinner
by Ajith himself. We also wish the to-be married couples
of Tamil cinema Nayan – Prabhu and Selvaraghavan
– Geethanjali a very happy union and a memorable
Valentine’s Day. Let’s hope their celebration
of love proves to be ‘happily ever after’.
And for others in the film fraternity, here’s to
a perfect Valentine’s Day - just an official excuse
to celebrate love, for one way or other that is the main
notion we are celebrating in our movies day in and day
We may be people who are hopelessly in love with love
and movies, but there seems to be absolute thoughtlessness
when it comes to celebrating the day. Here’s also
to the fact that there are no love movies releasing on
the occasion of the V-Day in Tamil. How is that for a
love-addict Tamil cinema?
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