Q2 Blog Stats

Since I didn’t want to break the chain of posts on Alaipayuthey, I am posting the Stats for the 2nd quarter of my blog a little late.

Q2 Blog Stats (16th Feb to 15th May):
No. of posts I posted: 43 posts
No. of comments: 526
(including my reply to comments)
You visited my blog 14705 times!

Today, the number of posts that I have posted is 101 including this! Blog hits is 23,545! 🙂

As I complete 6 and a half months of blogging, I thank each and everyone of you for making this happen! 🙂 THANK YOU MY DEAR READERS! 🙂

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Alaipayuthey (The Grand Finale)

The wedding:

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If the wedding where Karthik and Shakti met first was so colourful and had a joyous atmosphere, their own wedding is not far behind in these aspects. Right from Madhavan’s blue shirt and Shalini’s maroon saree to the white garlands and the group of friends and Shakti’s sister pulling their legs and the Registrar making his presence felt through out his screen time, everything is picture perfect! Shot at Kapaleeswarar Temple, the wedding of Karthik and Shakti is the most beautifully picturized wedding sequence in Mani Ratnam’s films what with ‘Mangalyam’ scored by Rahman playing in the background. 🙂 After Karthik cleverly manages to dodge Mrs. Prema outside the temple and runs in, the beat of the song starts and you have Karthik taking the garland in his hand. If Mani Ratnam doesn’t utilize the songs appropriately, who else will? 😉
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Alaipayuthey (Part 4)

Here I am celebrating the movie Alaipayuthey and the producer of this movie is now no more! 😦 I was shocked to read about the sudden demise of G.Srinivasan, Mani Ratnam’s brother cum producer of Alaipayuthey and all the other movies produced under the banner of Madras Talkies. 😦 May his soul rest in peace.

Moving on to the post, starting with the first meeting of Karthik and Shakti, it couldn’t have been picturized any better what with the joyous atmosphere of a wedding, friends and relatives pulling the leg of the bride and the groom and an excellent song by Rahman in the background! There can’t be anyone who doesn’t enjoy the conversation between Karthik and Shakti. 🙂

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Alaipayuthey (Part 3)

During Karthik’s search for his lost wife, two scenes worth mentioning are the one where he meets his mother-in-law (this happens to be the first-ever scene that Madhavan shot for the movie) and the one where he goes to the police station to enquire what happened to the FIR that he had filed saying his wife is lost.
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Alaipayuthey (Part 2)

Karthik and Shakti don’t have the courage to face each other with each one consumed by guilt of their own. Though Karthik speaks freely with his house owner and tells him the mistake that he had done by not taking her to meet her dad, he doesn’t say that to Shakti. Had he told her that in the right manner, wouldn’t the strain in their relationship have got eased out?
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Alaipayuthey (Part 1)

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This is going to be very difficult to write. Though I have been writing about only some of my favourite scenes from the movies, how can I pick a few scenes from this movie as the ones that I like, when I love almost all the scenes in it!
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Gayathri Venkataraghavan’s Concert

Yesterday was the first time I went to a concert of Gayathri Venkataraghavan. If I remember correctly, the first time I listened to her sing on TV was about a year and a half back. At that time, I didn’t like her singing much. After that, I didn’t listen to her much. But, a 4-hour concert yesterday was too tempting to miss. Since the only thing that I wanted to listen to was Raagam Taanam Pallavi and being a 4-hour concert, there was no way an will not be sung, I went only at 6pm to the concert that had started at 4 itself. The next 2 and a half hours turned out to be the best part of the day what with the concert turning out to be an excellent one! I will surely go to Gayathri Venkataraghavan’s next concert if I am free on that day!
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