kaNDa naaL mudhal

Continuing from my weekend post, kanDa naaL mudhal is one of my favourite movies. Though as is the case with most of the movies, I didn’t watch this one too until it was shown on TV (Thank God it was shown within a few months of its release), I liked it so much the very first time that I watched it that I immediately got a DVD and watched it again!

Unlike most of the other movies, this one has no unnecessary characters like hero’s good-for-nothing friends, no comedy track, no skimpily clad herione, no gaana songs. With the story revolving around the three charcters, Ramya, Krishna and Arvind and their families, the scenes and dialogues are so natural and the movie moves at the right pace that you find yourself lost in the world of Ramya and Krishna. Right from the movie title, I like everything about this movie. Though I have never liked Laila, this is one movie in which she suits the role perfectly and acts well too. Prasanna too is a good choice for the role. Karthik Kumar does what he does best – come & poNNu patthufy like ‘Alaipayuthey’ and Prince Jewellery Ad. πŸ˜› The background music by Yuvan Shankar Raja is also good (the Reetigowlai BGM that comes in many scenes is a superb one!).

There are too many scenes in this movie that are my favourites. The fight between Ramya & Krishna as kids, Krishna’s reaction when he realizes that the girl singing in his college is the same one who bit him when they were kids, Krishna getting bulbed when he realizes that Ramani Amma is right there in his house when he is complaining about her, Ramya struggling unsuccesfully to tell her parents about her sister’s love affair and instead ends up making them start looking for an alliance for her, Krishna’s sister teasing him about Ramya, Krishna trying to convince Arvind to marry Ramya with his reverse psychology (nice dialogues!) and the scenes where Krishna & Ramya start realizing that they are falling in love with each other and lots more! What are your favourite scenes, if any?

The wedding in the beginning and the two cute little kids fighting with each other, Krishna’s sister teaching music at her home (reminds me of Shobana teaching music in ‘thalapathy’ & Radhika teaching dance in ‘pagal nilavu’) and the poNNu patthufying scene are some scenes that reminds me of Mani Ratnam’s movies.

Except kaNDa naaL mudhalaai, even though I don’t like any of the songs in this movie, I felt that pani thuLi and maerkke maerkke suit the situation perfectly. I did like these two songs for sometime after watching the movie. But they failed to impress me after repeated hearings.

22 thoughts on “kaNDa naaL mudhal

  1. arvind

    i have always felt laila overacts..somehow she seemed normal in this movie…ys the movie is great…
    what do u think abt azhagiya theeye….i have seen the movie umpteen number of times…dont know y…when it comes to prasanna i always remember this movie…

  2. Aparna

    It was a surprise to see her act well

    Rather than overacting, I used to feel that she never acts. I haven’t watched Azhagiya theeye. It’s there on my list of movies to watch for a long time now πŸ™

    Hope you listened to it πŸ™‚
    Your comment was awaiting moderation. Don’t know why..

  3. Anu

    hey aparna, we seem to have very similar tastes….KNM is my favorite movie as well! the costumes of laila were very good and suited her very well……only movie where I liked her.

  4. Aparna

    Oh πŸ™‚ I liked her costumes too! Wanted to mention that too in this post but forgot

    Great! πŸ™‚ You are welcome πŸ™‚

  5. Vinod Chandramouli

    That’s alright . I just realized that you have to login to wordpress before you comment otherwise it goes for moderation….

    And yes, I did listen to that song….LOVE IT πŸ˜€


  6. Dinesh T U

    Aparna …
    I too dint bother to go watch this movie in a theatre, I thought it would be oone of the prasanna kinda movies.
    Even when they showed it on TV, i preferred a ride out with friends …

    But somehow chanced upon the Dvd and got hooked … This is one of those very rare movies which can be seen with the family …

    Kartik has still not changed, he has been doing the same at the recent yaradi nee mohini too … but i beleiv prasanna and laila were at their best, i haven’t seen them better in any other movie …

    the scene where laila’s sister turns tables and make it sound like laila is desperate to get married … omg, that was the best … but my favourite was the climax in the car and airport …

  7. Aravind

    its my fav too and it stays in ma hdd.but after watchin the directors second movie which was rip off from hollywood flick “guess who” it cudn stop thinking that if this movie too is a rip off.

  8. Aparna

    Great πŸ™‚

    I haven’t watched her second movie yet

    >>Kartik has still not changed, he has been doing the same at the recent yaradi nee mohini too
    Oh I didn’t know that. Since that’s a Dhanush’s movie, I have no idea about it.
    Apart from Five Star & this one, I haven’t watched any of Prasanna’s movies.
    I like those scenes too πŸ™‚

    I remember your post on that

  9. Venkat

    Well, it was the first movie that I got to watch with my College mates ( including the girls ). So this movie has always been special for me. The movie is such is a sweet one and you can easily relate to the characters. The songs are awesome too. Everything is right about this movie and Laila was superb and so was Prasanna.

  10. Aparna

    I watched this movie at the theater as soon as it was released. Loved every bit of the movie. And this will remain an unforgettable movie for me for more reasons than one.
    As for the scenes, love the scene where they fight as kids, and the scene near under the overbridge where she slaps him and walks off…

    Thanks for the blogroll.. πŸ™‚

  11. Aparna

    I haven’t heard the songs too!

    Welcome to my blog! There are always some movies with which we all have some nice memories associated with πŸ™‚

    All the scenes where she bites him, slaps him are nice, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

    You are welcome πŸ™‚

    I guess it was sometime in 2005 or 2006. Do watch it. It’s a very nice movie.

  12. Aishwarya

    Late comment..
    Was looking for stuff about KNM on google..and came to your blog. I absolutely love the film…have seen it around 6-7 times πŸ˜€ .
    There are so many wonderful scenes..one of them when Krishna is having his lunch and is talking with his friend on his phone and the following banter with his akka.
    Also the scene in the 1st half when they all go to Mayajaal (right?)…

    I always liked the song Pani thuli since the album released..it’s not too popular but it would be in my Top 10 Yuvan songs πŸ™‚

    Now Im off to check out your other posts……

  13. Aparna

    Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚
    Yes they go to Mayajaal only. I like that scene too. Laila acting like a dumbo to impress Karthik!

  14. Nithin


    I know this is a late feedback!!!

    Antha BGM chancei illa……….!!! And Kadhale Kadhale song during climax also too good… I am tired of searching for these two……..in the internet……….

    If someone has it please lemme know the source or mail me!!!

    Regarding acting and choices.. prasanna karthik laila juzz too good… even the thangai girl acted very well…
    all in all….its worth watching!!!!


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