Friday, November 14, 2008

Vaaranam Aayiram

And I m the voice of Sameera Reddy.
I happened to almost miss being the voice of Sameera because at that time, I was in a spree of refusing dubbing assignments. And somehow after some other calls, I ended up giving a test.
I was almost always intimidated by Mr Gautam Menon, I had just crossed paths at a couple of events and I was shuddering at the thought of working with him. And somehow this turned out to be one of the best experiences ever.
Every dubbing experience for me has been a beautiful fun-filled learning experience. After the second session of working with Mr Menon, it was becoming more and more inspiring. I learnt a lot from this session, from Mr Menon and loved the movie, whatever I had seen. To sum up, it was fulfilling.
I somehow started thanking the creator for repeatedly sending me the opportunity of being a part of Vaaranam Aayiram. I guess the movie releases today. And I am praying that it does super well :)

53 comments:

Priya said...

Heyy Chinmayee,

Nice to hear that u had fun with the dubbing....I was wondering that do you get to watch the entire movie first, before you do the dubbing?

Cheers,
Priya

gils said...

harris n gautam prinijitangalamay
:(

குப்பன்_யாஹூ said...

Its nice to hear this news. We will hear your voice in Theatre and will give our comments (it will be compliments only, no worries..)

When are you going to act in films ( we r eager to see u do duet in swiss park, ausie roads.. rounding trees..)

Chandru said...

Well yeah, wouldn`t it be boring to see the movie when its released because you had already seen it during dubbing ??

புகழேந்தி said...

What was the other movie did you worj with Gautham for dubbing???

குப்பன்_யாஹூ said...

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SARAS said...

hey really superb

Anonymous said...

Hi Chinmayi,

We both know eachother. I dont know if you still remember me. We met in Sangam Kala Group competition. I didnt know how to reach you and found blog.

Heard the song you sung in SS 2008(udaya). Unbelievable performance. I knew you were too good in those brihas!! But seeing you here this far is such a bliss. I am very happy you have taken music so close to you this far.

Good Luck
Srimathi Mahesh

King said...

Now i think only ur face will pop up when i c her! :)

Harish Bharadwaj said...

TThis is the best dubbbed work of yours...somehow got the feeling u felt at ease in dubbing ,,or the character of sameera is like yours :)

palanithegreat said...

Nice..Goow luck!

I still wonder how this dubbing works and is coordinated with acting, lip movement etc. Would be difficult for the acto while acting when it is not spoken from their own voice?

I really feel it is a great challenge to coordinate dubbing!

Parthasarathi said...

Will watch this movie soon for ur voice.

bash said...

Hi...nice to hear abt ur part too in this great film...dfntly it'll be a super dooper hit...
be prepared to receive the silver jubilee trophy...

hats off!...

Mahesh said...

Padam pathutu vandha ellarum sonnanga...awesome voice acting....keep up the good work...me watchin on monday!!

Chinmayi Sripada said...

anonymous: the point is I have one.. go get one if you can.

Chinmayi Sripada said...

Priya: thanks... And no its not necessary to watch the movie first
Kuppan: not going to be acting dude!
Pugazhendhi: this is the only movie. the other movies are given somewhere else on this blog.
Srimathi: yeah the brain cells need jogging :)
Harish: Maybe I agree :) And yes i did feel an affinity with the character portrayed
Palani: it is great.. and I dont know about the actor and what they feel.. Got to ask one :)
bash: thanks

sundar said...

Yesterday saw the movie...
Good one after a looooong time!!
Glad to know you have voiced Sameera...could not identify....it was very nice...do you modulate a bit ?

"enakku kadhal illa..adhukku pesanum...pazhaganum"

P.Anand said...

Definitely you must have had tons of fun during dubbing! Vikram was one of the main dubbing artist before (I am not saying you will become an actress like him). Tamil audience are fortunated to hear your voice on dialogues too.

Good work Chinmayee!

Shankar said...

Hey Chinmayee, thats was an awesome effort yaar.... I was just wondering that somehow sameera's voice seemed too familiar and the modulation and accent was really good as well....gave a really stylish kind of aura around sameera's character just like how Shruti's voice made up for the Adhiye Kolluthey song..... Great work and keep it up...Kudos

Chinmayi Sripada said...

to perverted anonymous who has nothing else to do: I would rather play it.

Priya said...

Heyy Chinmayi...just wondering who is the "anonymous" you have been pointing to in this thread.....I dont see any anonymous posts! ..

Priya

Sheela said...

Hi Chinmayee ...

FIrst of all U r just awesome!! Multitalented.!! Amazing actually!!

SO have you not given a thouht for Acting in movies ...

I stay in seattle get to watch ur shows on Youtube :)

Congratulation on your Career!!! I Keep reading your Blogs .. U ROCK!!

Sheela :)

Srivatsan said...

Tats gr8. I Saw the movie yesterday and cried a lot. Its very touching movie. I saw many fathers and children crying in the interval itself.

Anonymous said...

The film is indeed a super hit!

Jay said...

Awesome job in VaaranamAyiram. Your voice was perfect for Sameera. You got to work not ONCE but TWICE with Surya - lucky you! How was the experience working with him?

Chinmayi Sripada said...

anonymous pervert: Its boring to reply to you now. So ciao.

Sujatha Raj said...

I got to see the movie last evening and my family (I am in the US while they are back home) went to watch the movie on Sunday at 7:30 AM. So, we were discussing about the movie and my mom said that she loved the voice of Meghna in the movie. What a voice!!! and how apt it was for Sameera... else Sameera's role would not have been liked much.. The voice did justice to the beauty of the girl as well as the character.. and that's when I told her, you had given your voice for Meghna. And she was surprised but so jubilant with joy. She was prasing you very dearly. Just wanted to share this with you... thought you might be happy to know. :)

Great job and keep it up! Shabba Khair and Godspeed to you :)

sreekrishnanv said...

The movie wasnt great on the whole was good in parts ... i loved the sameera reddy part.... california and SFO was added attraction for me as i have been to all those palces !

Actually i was aware of that voice - but to be frank it didnt remind me of you in the movie ... good job there ! - to whoever the credit should go to !

Frankly BGM was bad - and i had problems with the perspective also - it was kind of a mix up offorrest gump and autograph style - that failed to put the movie as one nice stream !

Whats your next song for rahman?

Sabby said...

Hi chinmayi,
Your voice was so sweet. Your accent was so stylish. I saw the movie twice to hear the voice of sameera. I was blushing just like surya when i saw sameera and heard her voice. But just now i know that was yours. That was kinda honey flowing thro my ears. You really have done a awesome job in varanam aayiram. You just gave life to visuals by your voice.

You just Rock !!!..

Even if u have sung "Adiye kolludhe", it wud be a massive hit than this.

I suppose you are an alumni of any U.S univ. I felt even bit of american slang in ur voice.

Awesome !!!

U.P.Tharsan said...

Hi wirklich Gut.weiter so.....

FunnyMoon said...

Wow!!

i just watched it yesterday and was floored..literally..

The scene where surya ends up at sameera's house before she flies to US... U ROCK LADY!!

Dont get me wrong, but i thought it was Anu hasan mouthing the dialogues for sameera coz of the very clear pronunciation of tamizh which i have only seen her speaking in recent times. But 2 good a way 2 pull it off.. I mean i cant believe that u can modulate ur voice so much... Sure i understand a bit or two about voice modulation.. But Tanisha's voice in Unnale Unnale and Sameera's in Vaaranam Aayiram are like chalk and cheese,,


God bless u and U keep doing things like this--- sweeping people off their feet!! :):)

Srimathi Mahesh said...

Hey,

I was shocked for a moment. Then realized that Anonymous Pervert is someone else:D

I sung 'Unnai Naan Sandhithen' on that day. We were singing 'Swaasame Swaasame' in the backstage! Remember? We also met in Anna Adharsh once i think! Rack your head now!:)

Shree

Rafiq Raja said...

chinmayi instead of lending your voice to Sameera Reddy, you could have acted in the movie itself in her role, and may have made judgement to it. She is a real waste to the character.

By the way, your voice was perfect for the role to the least.

Vasanthan said...

your voice was a huge plus to the movie.

jash said...

hi chinmayi...ur voice does wonders....u r a multi faceted personality....a versatile singer, a VJ, RJ, translator, u r also an IT person right??? hats off chinmayi..managing too many roles is not an easy joke....once again hats off to you....

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seshdotcom said...

Hi Chinmayi I wasn't able to recognize that it was your voice..The Movie was superb no doubt about that..
Thanks Sesha(www.seshdotcom.wordpress.com)

கொருக்குபேட்டை கஜா said...

Great !. When I saw the movie I was wondering if it was your voice (from one place see below).. glad to know it was you..

You were virtually Sameera all thro the movie, except one place you gave away, (because I listen a lot to you on aahaa coffee club could make it out).. that is the place where Surya says.. wherever you go, I will come there and sweep you off your feet.. and you remark "oh ! yeah !".. in your own natural style.. that gave it away !. ;)

Nathan's view said...

wow...
first complements to u..ur voice superb(no doubt)..
and its "cho sheet" to read de comments u recieved from ua fans..

yeah..inspired on seein ua blog..
cheers..

Nathan's view said...

oops..
sure...damn sure..it'll take atleast 10dayz to see ua posts(if i sit sincerely and no doubt, am not tht much sincere )..a loads thr..

no time now..but sure i'll read in upcomin dayz..

cool...

Hari said...

Hi Chinmayee,

Ur tone for sameera's voice is really nice and I think it made those scenes to work. Othwerwise it would have been let down to the hard work by surya.

Titan said...

I was watching the movie in you tube. I like that voice.so googled to find who gave her voice in the film..and your blog was pulled in to my search..Congrat on your future assignments with your voice

Vijay said...

Hi

Came across your blog through my wife who is a great fan of yours. We live in singapore and watch super singer episodes eagerly. we are planning to watch Vaaranam Aayiram this weekend.

I like the way you express yourself both on stage and on this blog - you are just being yourself without any pretentions.

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rgds
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Jayamurugan said...

Hi I had seen the movie last sunday. Ur voice is very apt for Sameera. Sameera's acting along with ur voice made that character one of memorable character in Tamil Cinema.
Also, ur dubbing voice for other actresses [til now, be it tanisha, bhumika, kangana, padmapriya] is different. I had not seen other films for which u had dubbed ur voice.
Keep up the good work. :)
What all ur future assignments[especially in Tamil]

The Indian Pilot said...

Hi Mam,
Not been around ur blog for some time.. First of all my condolences to mr.sridhar's family and friend..A persons best is known only after death..May god give the support and encouragement to his family to pass through this bad phase..

OK Now I was able to see Varanam Aayiram on the 1st day 2nd Show as I happened to be at New York/Jersey area (Luckily at that time) and I loved the movie (Very practical) and just as some one here pointed out I was sure i heard this voice somewhere but i was a lil unsure too but HEY !
I just came to know u were the throat behind sameera's face (AWESOME JOB) .. From a cine goer perspective.. There was an absolute blend between the character and the voice.. I think the credit has to go to Gautham Menon.. (And ofcourse a little to you too !) U NEED TO THANK GOD FOR HIS GIFTS OF ABUNDANT TALENT and am sure you are..Keep up the marvelous work..
Regards,
Chaitanya.

Rangasai said...

Hi Chinamyi,
Caught up with Vaaranam Aayiram just last week and was amazed at the quality of your voice in the movie.Its not the regular voice that i hear every morning in Aaha.This was a bit more deep,husky if you can call it but was wonderfully suited to Sameera's character.As usual another feather to your cap.

Keep up the good work.

Raghav said...

Hi Chinmayi,

There where rumours stating varanaam ayiram was taken from Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is a good movie. But I could see only the plot of conveying the story by hero is what in common. It is a very sentimental and good movie. Part of surya - sameera role and coming back of surya was good in the movie. But I never knew that u chinmayi played voice for sameera. That was awesome and commanding in the movie. It gives a lift to sameera role. All the best.
Cheers,
Raghav.

Ammu said...

I was soo impressed by the deep, husky voice of Sameera that I HAD to know who the dubbing artist was. It was a pleasant surprise to know that it was you! Great job! :)

Ranjini said...

Hi Chinmayi...I'm a regular viewer of Airtel Super Singer...Infact my parents are also the ardent fans of the show...It is really going fantastic...Your style of signing off the show with shabba khair and Godspeed is lovely,superb and mind-catching....You have your own unique style which we all like so much...I really love your anchoring and your attitude....Keep Going...U Rock Chinmayi!!!

Vim said...

Hi......Chinmayi....how u doing....do u remember me..got a autograph from u when you were having lunchin madurai in Germanus hotel....Jus Wishing u happy new year.....& a pleasant 2009 ahead

meghana said...

Though I'm quite regular at reading your blogs, wonder how I missed this one on your voice and sameera! I must say everyone in the unit are a fan of your voice... :)
after all you spoke for meghana (the character!)

:)

meghana

pari@parimalapriya said...

u added life to Meghna's character. gr8 work

Anonymous said...

Hi Chinmayee

Your voice is sweet :-)