“அந்த நாள்” வந்த நாள்
செப்ரெம்பர் 29, 2008 6 பின்னூட்டங்கள்
இந்த வெள்ளி திரையிடப்படும் அந்த நாள் திரைப்படத்தை பற்றி படம் வந்த நாளிலேயே பார்த்த ராஜ்ராஜ் என்ற ரசிகர் எழுதுவது:
I saw the movie in 1954 when it was released. I had just finished my high school (SSLC). The first Tamil movie without any song. VeeNai Balachander directed the movie. Sivaji is a spy for a foreign power and communicates using a radio. He is shot dead. The story revolves around who shot him and how detective Javar Seetharaman finds the culprit. Javar comes from Javert, the relentless inspector in Les Miserables taken in Tamil as ‘ yezhai padum paadu’. Seethaaraman was the inspector with Nagaiah in the lead.
‘koNdu vandhaal thandhai, koNdu vandhaalum koNdu varaavittaalum thaai, purushanai kolvaaL pendaatti’ is a line in the movie. Seethaaraman uses the clue from this line to solve the mystery.
The movie did not go well with the three and half anna tharai tickets. It was good for ten anna chair tickets. Manohara, another sivaji hit, did very well. No songs in andha naaL did not help either. Remember they were making the transition from theatre and the movies had to have at least ten songs and run for at least three hours. andha naaL ran for about two hours, very short compared to other movies and people did not think they got their money’s worth !
The movie is a classic. You will like it. I put it in the same class as those by Satyajit Ray.