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October 13, 2009

Kamal 50 years Vijay tv part 2

This is second part of the transcript of  “Kamal 50 years  in Tamil cinema in Vijay tv”

Thanks : Indiaglitz

Thanks : Indiaglitz

For first part of transcript please refer the link below

Kamal 50 years Vijay tv part 1

Video link at the end of the page
All the big shots came and showered their praises on Kamal Hassan today.
Following is just a small transcript  of the function

Vivek : “I hold the record  of not sharing the screen space with Kamal Hassan for a long long time, and he is also holding the same .Its good that it didn’t happen so far because had I acted with him then I’ll be one among the hundred people who acted with him , where as now I can say proudly that I’m on among the thousands and thousands of Kamal fans”
Like every time he came up with a poem, man it was damn good this time also. That guy is having a witty knowledge I tihnk thats why his slapstick comedy is not that famous, cos he is not a ‘no-brainer ‘

Next , dance performance by “Ungalil Yaar adutha Prabhudeva ” team. It was quite good.

Parthiban :  ” I asked the organizers ‘Why  only film people should talk about Kamal,why not his fan’ and they said’ then you please go and talk ‘ .. well I’m here . The problem is Intelligent people are Kamal’s followers, so I’ve to prove that i’m also  intelligent”

Director Shankar: ” During the shooting of Indian ,I prepared myself very well before each shot ,because I’d the fear that Kamal will ask some question in the shot and will become unhappy if I dint reply him properly,but luckily he dint ask any questions, after the shooting was over one of my assistant who was close with Kamal went to him and asked ‘Sir, we expected atleast some place you will interfere us , but why you dint do that ?” he replied ‘ you people were doing your work properly ‘.I’m really happy to hear that.. Thanks Kamal”

Sruthi Hassan then dedicated a song to Kamal (Nee partha paarvaikku .. Hey ram) , but I wonder wh she changed the tempo of that song so badly , for other songs it worked, may be this particular song dint go well with that Tempo .

Prakash raj : ” If you fall down from sky, fall as a seed, then you can grow tearing the soil apart ,Kamal had done it , I got national award for best actor this year,national award for an actor in year you can get it even if U act in one good movie where as if there is any award that has to be given for century actor then it should be given to you sir.Hats-off ”

Ramesh Aravind : “I acted 4 movies with Kamal , one in Kannada remake of sathileelavathi , which I directed,Kamal had donned  the similar role what he had done in Tamil,but in Kannada he asked me for tough accent ,like the Kongu accent he used in the original movie, then I said Hubli accent, Kamal used Hubli accent so perfect  that even the real Hubli people cant differentiate him ”

Venkatesh : ” In my college days in Chennai I used to enjoy his movie … ”

Mammooty : “Kamal and I are right now tied in the national award winning race with 3 each, lets see who is gonna first win it…. ”

Mohanlal: “Over all it was really a pleasant crowd to see”(I missed his part mostly )

Illayaraja: Came and sung a song, nice one, and also said “Kamal may not believe in God, but God believe in Kamal”

Arjun :”He came to Kuruthi punal after some operations even after that he performed his stunts so well , so I ‘ve tell that he is real action King”

Prabhudeva and his father performed a dance for Kamal

Yugi sethu’s special touch was missing today , I dono , he invited Rajinikanth to talk

Rajinikanth :Like the Climax in Kuselan , Rajinikanth delivered a emotional speech(Vasu Impact…  🙂 )
“During Avargal shooting I went out , then KB sir came and asked me ‘where you went out, for smoking? go and see Kamal’s acting scenes inside the set,then atleast you will learn some thing’ .People like Mamooty ,Venkatesh,Mohanlal or even Amitabh Bachan, Rajkapoor and all wondered how come a guy like me famous in the cine field where Kamal is acting , my reply was ‘I learnt acting  from him directly'”.

“In 1975 Kamal hassan was more famous than what he is now, at that time I was entering into Cine industry, and Kamal recommended my name for the movie ‘Ilamai oonjaladugiradhu’ , like I said Kamal was very famous, he could ‘ve easily told any director/producer that dont put Rajini in my movie, instead he recommended my name”.

“Later when our movies where very famous, Kamal came and told me ‘Rajini this is the time , we should go in separate ways here after as this Cine industry is having the tradition of giving the movies which we can do together, so there wont be any Identity for us’.I follow what he tells me, we separated and then I also became famous, because I dint take the route what he has taken, I know I cant win him, so I used my brain taken a different route,I succeeded in it as well”.

“Kamal used to tell me ‘Rajini ,Sivaji and MGR are not enemies but Cine Industry and their fans created enmity between them,so we have to make sure that, it shouldn’t happen to us,You work with the directors, producers, technicians whom I work with , I’ll do the same for the producer, director whom u work under’, we are still following it ”

“Everyone knows that Endhiran (Robot) was made for Kamal Hassan , but later because of date problems Kamal couldn’t do it, so director Shankar came to me I told him ‘Sir,you’ve written the script with Kamal in mind, so don’t expect me act like him ‘ he replied ‘ sir Am I such an Idiot?,I’ve made enough changes in script for you ‘ 🙂 .Later when we started shooting the movie, some shots went up to 7 or 8 takes but Shankar wont show any reaction, so I called him again and said ‘Sir please erase from your mind it is me acting in the movie and not Kamal Hassan’ ”

Welll Rajini did justice to his Kuselan role in real life as well. Rajini and Kamal proved that bid people are always big people 🙂

It really was so touching .

Then finally the Man himself came and said lotta thanks and sorry he received all  the love from audience.. and gave a special Peck to Rajinikanth ..
All I can say was he was visually moved..

For Kamal’s interview on NDTV please follow this link

Kamal 50 years- NDTV Interview

For Videos please follow the below link

October 12, 2009

Kamal 50 years in Tamil Cinema Vijay tv Part 1

Vijay Tv has recently held a grand function for marking Kamal Hassan’s 50th year in Indian Cinema.

I came late from office , about 45 minutes, I’m sure nothing more would have happened except for the red carpet welcome.

I dont have any videos, so I’ll just put down some transcripts of the first part.

The show was basically designed in such a way that famous movie clippings of every decade was shown and Important persons of that era came to stage and showered praise on Kamal hassan.

1960 : AVM Saravanan

” Kamal came to me  and told  that he want to act in a movie, I took him to my father AV Meyyappa chettiar(AVM), after seeing that Kid, he moved the Lamp to his face and said ‘ this guy is going to act in our next movie’,so my father was the one who shown light to Kamal first”

“I admire Kamal and Rajini for their comradrie”

Saroja devi:

“He is my handsome kid………”


K Balachander: “He keeps telling me that I’m his guru , but even if I dint take him in the movie Arengatram also he would be  a star by now, he is more like a Yugapurush, none before, none will come in near future. ”

Sivakumar:” I’m really happy and proud for my brother ,I pray the almighty to wish him all the very best and for the next 5th year celebration as well ”


SPMuthuraman: “Kalathur Kanamma was my first movie as assistant director, and Manorama Achi’s movie as a female comedian , so we can proudly say that its our 50th anniversary function as well.When he was a kid I use to take him walk around the sets showing this is lighting, this room is editing room, this is set.. but after these many years this guy is taking me and showing his collections, this is world cinema, this is how it was shot, really happy to see him ”

Prabhu : ” More than me and my brother Ramkumar, Kamal was the one who spent more time with my father, so I can say that Kamal is the real heir for my Dad in acting ”

Jayaram : “I can proudly say that before Tamil industry finds Kamal as a hero material we were the one who introduced Kamal as Hero.In my college days I used to do some mimicry , even I got my first award for doing a mimicry like Kamal.I got a chance to act with him in 4 movies so far, I’m really proud of that ”

Next came the real show stopper Radhika.. I never expected her to be this much talkative, she didn’t bother about anyone or anything on stage, she was the show stealer so far.

Radhika : ” All are prasing Kamal is this and Kamal is that , can any one dare to  say that, without heroines like us, will any one say that Kamal is ‘Kaadhal Mannan’?… no chance. I acted as his partner after my  10 years in Tamil cine industry ,  every time I see a movie or  movie still with Kamal romancing a heroine I always believe that Kamal loves that girl in real life also, but after acting with him only I came to know that , he can even act sincerely  like he is loving a buffalo(its a compliment 🙂 ) . I like Kamal Hassan’s eyes very much its so gracious ” after saying that she called upon all heroines on stage .

I like Kamal and Tabu conversation a bit

Tabu :I learnt a lot while working under Kamal, especially how to sit patiently while doing make-up, because he will be sitting in make-up room continuously for 5 hours”

Kamal : Dont worry Tabu, You dont need a make-up 🙂

Goutami  : ” I’ve acted only 4 movies with him , after these many years I wanted to say only one thing to him ‘THANKS’ ”

Goutami’s speech was too sentimental , Radhika kept introducing her as real life compliemnt for Kamal Hassan.

After receiving the compliments from all heroines Kamal said “I can bravely say that, even with Goutami on stage,(???) ‘I LOVE YOU ALL ‘ ”

Radhika with her don’t care attitude surely set the function the cheer tone .

Then SPB and Hariharan made a wonderful , stalling performance on stage , they sung a dozen Kama lsongs. The way they both complimented each other was too nice to hear and see, and the Pianist also enjoyed the improvisations by Hariharan and SPB,it was a perfect Jugal Bandhi

Gopinath Vijay tv compere also used his trademark language and kept the stage alive.

It was really good to see all the big shots of all Industry, who and who of South Indian film Industry came and attended it it really was a multi star extravaganza ”

Few of my opinions

May be after spending much time with our CM , he also like people complimenting him on stage 🙂 may be.

Waiting for tomorrow’s part 2: Hope my onsite coordinator  or my manager dint give me any work tomorrow 🙂 till then bye

For the Second part of the show

Kamal 50 Vijay tv part 2

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