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Top 10 dialogues of tamil movies

Topic started by Sanguine Sridhar on Fri Jul 7 8:58:11 2006.

I got it at as forward... anymore?

10.‘Manandal Maha Devi. Illayael Marana Devi!’ – P S Veerappa, the evil scheming minister does not just stop with one of his trademark guffaws but also has the temerity to announce his liking for Savithri, the Princess Mahadevi and steals thunder from an upcoming handsome hero MGR with this punch line in Mahadevi.

9.‘Sabaash, sariyana potti!’ – P S Veerappa goes ballistic, watching the competition between the dancing sensations of those times, Padmini and Vyjayanti Mala, with this innocuous but popular line in ‘Vanchi Kottai Valiban’.

You hear this piece of dialogue even today whenever two beautiful females appear in public places and someone has said this dialogue is a “gentleman’s version of a wolf-whistle.”

8. ‘Netrikann thirapinum kutram kutramae!’ – A P Nagarajan is not one to be outdone by an angry Shiva (Sivaji) who arrives at the durbar of the Pandian King to defend the ditty he ghostwrites for Dharumi and comes up with this classic one-liner in Thiruvilayadal. Has almost attained the status of a literary metaphor and probably has even inspired someone to start a magazine bearing that name.

7. ‘Nee munthinda nokku, naan munthinda nekku’ – Prestige Padmanabhan Sivaji feels traumatized after his retirement from service and also by the neglect and indifference of his beloved children. He has only this one-liner to console his wife Padmini in ‘Vietnam Veedu’ and out comes the handkerchiefs to stifle the sobs and sniffs from the ladies section of the hall.

6.‘Parattai, keduthuttiye parattai!’ – 16 Vayathinile is a watershed film in the Tamil film history for it irrevocably altered the course of movies made this side of Cooum. Bharathiraja came into his own, Ilayaraja the maestro gave the music lovers a taste of things to come and Rajini, Kamal and Sridevi showed they had arrived.

If Sappani ('Aathaa Aadu valathuchu...kozhi valathuchu...naay valakkala...') got the rave reviews and awards, it was Rajini (‘Idhu eppadi irukku’) who got the front benchers’ whistles. But, no one can forget this dialogue which continues to be in vogue and used in every day conversation even now. The Goundamani phenomenon was born with this movie and thanks to ‘Parattai’, he has gone on to give many kick-ass (?!) performances with the semi-trousered Senthil.

5.‘Neenga nallavara kettavara?’ – The grand son of Varadaraja Naicker (Kamal Hassan) asks a seemingly innocent question in ‘Nayagan’, little knowing its deep philosophical implications. Naicker is stumped and says he does not know. Was the do-gooder criminal is a good guy or a bad one? Was this question was meant for the viewers?

4. ‘Kadavulae, Kadavulae’- Rajini to Kushboo in Annamalai. Thanks to a comedy with a snake and this classic line.
Also, this film incidentally was the first one that carried ‘Super Star’ Rajini in graphics in the opening credits.

3.‘Mannippu, thamizhla enakku pidikkatha vaarthai!’ –Statistics and violence prone Professor Ramana takes up arms to protect the society against corrupt officials and with this classic quote, polishes off vermin, a la Eastwood style. The line has entered into every day language and has been parodied tirelessly, an indication of popularity of a dialogue. Some say that this was the movie that launched Vijayakanth, the politician. If Vijayakanth ever has a successful political career, this line then is likely to get an immortal status
2.‘Maapu, vechuttanya aappu!’ – ‘Neenga engiyo poittenga saar’ says an admiring ‘Yettu’ to his smirking boss Janagaraj in ‘Apoorva Sahodarargal’ and launched a thousand laughs across Tamil audiences across the world. But, the number two status has to go to Vadivelu who brought the theatre down with this antics with this one in Chandramukhi. And one never knew what happened to ‘Kovalu’ whose search he was on!

1.‘Naan oru thadavai sonna nooru thadavai sonna madiri’ – If one were to name a dialogue as the ‘mother of all punch dialogues’, then this one. This immortal quote has been the subject of endless spoofs for over a decade and SMS jokes based on this, are doing the rounds even now. No one but Rajini could have pulled it off the way he did it in ‘Baasha’ and in fact, it would be right to say that the concept of punch dialogues for heroes started only after this gem of an evergreen dialogue!

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