Movies & Me

Punnagai Mannan

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Amongst Tamil movies, I have to pick this from Kamal Hassan’s long list as I am biased. Having been a great fan for a long time, it’s obvious that my Tamil favorite is from one of his movies. I have a long list of Kamal Hassan’s movies that I am going to bore you with. If you are not a Kamal fan, please skip this page. This is a long list Nayakan, Apoorva Sahodarangal, Sagara Sangamam, Guna, Kadhala Kadhala, Moondram Pirai, Apoorva Sagodharargal, Mumbai Express (you thought Chennai express came first?). I will end it there as it is never-ending. My Loyalty to Kamal Hassan is such that I start imagining new meanings to some of his disastrous flops too.

Punnagai Mannan is more for nostalgic reasons as I grew up with its songs; the Charlie Chaplin role he played had a deep impact. Ilayaraja’s music in this movie is outstanding. My iTunes collection has all the songs of this movie!. Throughout the movie, you see a painful love being played out, but the music keeps it alive. This movie is a little outdated for today but was a classic when it released.