Christmas season brings out kindness in people's souls. A very kind soul who goes by the name of Nina on BollyWHAT? message boards decided to join the season of giving and ridding herself of some of the South Indian film DVD's she'd acquired and watched, but hadn't quite enjoyed enough to keep in her collection. I was one of the people who offered a new home for her collection as I saw a few titles in there that I was very curious about, but perhaps not willing to buy (online orders can be pricy!).
Today the package arrived to my post office and I went to pick it up. Lo' and behold, a lot of Southie goodness awaits me!
Indian - A film with Kamal Hassan by Shankar, that crazy Tamil director whose films I enjoy so much. This looks good. (Tamil)
Happy - Another chance to see Allu Arjun! Bless the man, I didn't like his acting at all in Bunny but he dances and looks so good I want to give him another chance and this certainly looks like a film that will maybe persuade me he is not just a pretty face. (Telugu)
Indra & Tagore - I am ever the skeptic when it comes to uber-popular moustachied older guys from the Southern states, but if I could love Rajnikanth in a film or two, why wouldn't Chiranjeevi have something going for him as well? (Telugu)
Run - Mmmmaddy. Oh, and this one has Vivek and an A R Rahman (or should I make that Golden Globe winner Rahman) score. I know it won't rock my world but I anticipate watching this anyway. (Tamil)
Sri Anjaneyam - I have no idea what this is about but it's got some young-ish looking dude, Charmme from that Siddhu movie with three heroines, and Prakash Raj. Whatever it is, I'm sure it's worth a glance. (Telugu)
Poovellam Kettupar - Surya and Jyothika and perhaps this is not their bestest film ever together, but they're still cute so ...why not! It's nice to see a now-married-couple on-screen in a film from the past. Also, did you know "kettu" is Finnish for 'fox'? (Tamil)
I'm really excited. After the blahfest that was Bheema, I'm really looking forward to any potentially good Southie film experience. And seeing Telugu cinema beyond Siddharth films is beyond exciting. Yay!
* Rumba in this case does not refer to Cuban music/dance but the Tamil word "rumba" which as I understand it means "very, much". So 'rumba thanks' is Chennai colloquial Tamil for "thanks a lot"! It's one of the first little bits of Tamil I picked up from films.