Say Kannatthil Mutthamittal and the dialogues/scenes that come to my mind are:
The dialogue exchange between Madhavan and his fan when that person offers him his seat in the bus brings out the short-tempered nature of the character Thiru so well. (Incidentally, if you haven’t noticed, actor Siddharth will be one of the passengers travelling in the bus)
Madhavan tells his brother-in-law: “Free Advicelaam vaendaam” (This man speaks his mind, doesn’t he!)
Simran cries and Madhavan asks her, “Yaen azhara? Athaan ava enga irukkaannu therinjuduchu illa” and Simran replies, “Enakku azhuga varadhu naan azhudhuttu poraen!” Madhavan just smiles on hearing it. I like this scene.
The scene where Simran and all the three kids literally jump on top of Madhavan! Poor Madhavan! I love it! 🙂
When Simran asks Madhavan whether he is adopting Amudha for the sake of marrying her or is it the other way round, he answers, “Enakku indha kaNNum pidikkum andha kaNNum pidikkum, indha kannamum vaeNum andha kannamum vaeNum.”
(Nice way to escape without answering her question! This does make you wonder whether Madhavan would have proposed first to Simran if he had been allowed to adopt Amudha earlier. Wouldn’t he have waited for her to propose first? After all, he does say earlier in the movie after her marriage gets fixed, ‘Ava manasula dhairiyam irundha ava avana vaendaannu solluvaa’)
The hugging scene that follows this dialogue is well, what’s there to say about it? It is a trademark Mani Ratnam scene! I love the background song, ‘Sattena nenaindhadhu nenjam’.
The scene in the railway station: Simran sees Keerthana. Keerthana knows what she did is wrong and Simran would be angry at her for running away from home. So, she doesn’t hug Simran or anything when she sees her in the station. Simran, in turn, doesn’t want to mellow down in front of her and let out her feeling of joy on seeing her ‘daughter’ again. So, she too just stands silently glaring at her with a stern look on her face. Neither wants to make the first move. Knowing well that he has to take care of the situation, Madhavan prompts Keerthana to come to him with a smile on his face. She runs towards him and hugs him. But, even after this, all Simran and Keerthana are not willing to let go of their feelings. (The beautiful humming of the Kannatthil Muttamittal title song comes in the background during this scene.) In fact, Simran waits till Keerthana comes and apologizes.
This scene affirms what Madhavan says later in the movie, when they are travelling by bus in Sri Lanka, about the stubborn nature of the mother and the daughter. After he says that, Simran says ‘vae vae vae vae’ and he tries to repeat it. That scene brings a smile to your face, does it not? 🙂
The suicide bomb scene holds a special place in my heart due to this.
A few more scenes: the scene where Keerthana calls Nandita Das for the first time as Amma, intro scene of Prakash Raj, the conversation between Madhavan and Prakash Raj before Nandita Das’s brother sees them,….
I can go on and on about many more scenes. But, considering the lengthy post that this one has already become, I am stopping with this. It would be great if you all share your favourite scenes from this movie and any interesting observations that you have made.
P.S.: I was not able to blog much this month. But, am planning to bore you folks by blogging a bit more regularly from today onwards. 😛 By the way, my blog is going to cross 18,000 hits soon! Thank you folks!!!! 🙂