Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rest In Peace: Director Jeeva

I had a chance to meet him and work under him for a short sojourn, in Unnale Unnale, and I shall always remember those hours spent in the dubbing studio for the rip roaring time that I had. Even while speaking for Tanisha, I think we spent more time laughing and pulling everyone's legs than doing much work.
And once while I just started singing a song that was looping in my brain, while they were changing the reels, and I thought the mic was switched off, as it usually is, he had entered the console room, and the dubbing studio was such that I could not see who goes in and out of the console. The booth had the Mic and the TV, so that I could sync to the dialogues and yap away. When I finished humming, he just switched the talk back and said "very nice".
Unnale Unnale was one of the best times that I had dubbing and I shall always fondly remember it. I also wished that if ever I had a chance to make an album, he should wield the lens. Of course I never told him that. And now I never can.
I heard he passed away this morning while shooting for his movie Dhaam Dhoom in Russia.
To one of the directors who believed that I could speak for a lead female actor, and who gave me an oppurtunity to explore this facet. Thank You sir. I wish you hadn't taken leave so early.

19 comments:

andrea said...

:(

His movies were quite good.. and i agree with your views...

SHEETAL AMBAR said...

Chinamyi ! I was shocked to hear that he had passed away when i first heard the news in the morning ! He was one of my fave directors and I loved his movies and cinemotagraphy ! Its such a loss to the industry ! Im sure you will be very fond of ur memories while working for Unnale Unnale !But he has left with many success movies and a very recent huge hit!
May his soul rest in peace !

vIcKy said...

No words to describe. May his soul rest in peace.

Madhana said...

Excellent cinematographer he was.. may his soul RIP..

Siva Jayaraman said...

Sad news and to die at the age is 43 is really sad...

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

This is a schoking news..May his soul rest in peaceand god give all the strength to his family n dear ones to bear the loss..

Archith Seshadri said...

Hello Chinmayee ....you are a great singer! I absolutely think you have potential to nail both Hindi and Tamil songs really well!!! I also have a blog - reviewed ARR's concert in Atlanta recently.

Archith
sesh1175.blogspot.com

Vijay Krishnan said...

He has directed movies with some nice emotions and has shown some good relationships on screen. Sad that tamil industry is going to miss one of the best directors. Let his soul rest in peace.

revathi said...

Its really a shocking news ,What a fantastic Director, I loved his 12 B movie so much, even now, this romantic movie stays so much alive in my eyes, I enjoy watching it over and over again.

Why should good things ever come to an end,I feel so disheartened.

ILA(a)இளா said...

May his soul rest in peace.

Jaya Chithra said...

i am shocked ! :(
deep condolences .

Shafa'ath said...

May God Bless Him, and lets us pray for him. Be strong Chinmayee and i'am sorry for your & the industry's lost

tarakeshwar said...

heard the new just a while back.... was dumb folded!!

ILA(a)இளா said...

May his soul rest in peace

ILA(a)இளா said...

//May his soul rest in peace//
ஓஹ் மனமே ஓஹ் மனமே உள்ளிருந்து அழுவது ஏனோ?

artnavy said...

i did not know he had passed away- wa she not too young?

are u the singer chinmayee who hosts super singer on vijay

Anonymous said...

Chinmayi, ya he was a good director... Please tell me who won Airtel super singer junior show.. I love abarna and her voice.. magical...

CJay said...

I was totally shocked by this news.
Deep condolences...

DASARADHI said...

Hai Chinmayi,

You seem to be multi-faceted. You have even dubbed for an actress. Good.
I enjoy your anchoring on Vijay's SSJ program (even though my wife whispers in my ear that you are too loud - i convince her saying that it should be like that for such a show and shut her up).
Can you list down the songs you have sung for SPB Sir so that i can listen to them.
WISHING YOU TH VERY BEST

Dasaradhi, Chennai