Saturday, February 27, 2010

I forgot to mention something and instead of inserting it in the previous post, I decided do write anew. Dubbing for Theeradha Vilayaattu Pillai and Vinnaithaandi... happened at the same time and the hero's name in both movies is Karthik. I was also dubbing for the Telugu versions of both movies and incidentally I had probably said the name Karthik a million times. One of those days I had a recording in the night and had to walk into the next day, I started calling random people and my mother also, with the name Karthik.. got up in the morning and said absent mindedly "Karthik... I want coffee" to Amma.. If I had mentioned any other name, she would have been happier thinking and had the feeble hope that I had finally found someone, but since she knew that was the name of the hero in two movies, at the same time, she new better. The number of times I have said Karthik or even the name Gautham in the movies I have dubbed is phenomenal. Karthik ... Gautham.. Gautham... Karthik.. There was a rare Shakthi or a Ravi here and there. Someone once told me that naming the hero and heroine is a big issue for several people and hence they usually just pick something ... like Prem or Rahul in Hindi movies.. they cited this example. I forget who told me this.. Anyway that is that.

52 comments:

Jay said...

Hahaha....thats quite hilarious...:)
This is what happens to workaholics , I guess...

Vijai said...

He hee.....lol....
Btw....adhenna....mom wud have liked some other name?Karthik enra peru nalla dhana iruku? :)

SG said...

I am sure Shahrukh has patented Raj :)....my husband Ashok says that its very unfair that the bad guy always ends up being called Ashok in many tamil movies and that too, noone says it right most of the time (its asog or asok...) !

Anuradha said...

Oh man, that was one of the very few things I din't like about this movie. The hero's name. Karthik is a veryyyyyyyyyy common name and I would want directors to chose something apart from the regular ones.

Bhavya said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Watched both the movies TVP and VTV.

VTV in particular,

The dialogue delivery in all the three languages English, Tamil and Malayalam give an impression it is done by a native speaker.

Also, your voice very much suits the contemporary matured girl.

Congrads Chinmayi, a great job once again.

Kavitha said...

Sorry to divert attention, but @SG, if he will feel better, remind your husband that there was a "Ashok (Vishwanath)" brilliantly played by a once-upon-a-time-gorgeous Karthik in Agni Natchatram :-) I think that should do to make up for all the "villians" ;-)

Matangi Mawley said...

I sincerely believe that is an issue. Naming a person. In movies, my view is that, a hero's name should be simple. The guy next door kind of a simple name.. karthik- works everytime!

But, for me, name should be real simple.. I ve too much trouble with my name! For some strange reason, no one bothers to say my name right! "Maa-than-gi".. is that soooo complex? "madanki","mathaaangii","mathaji","mathangini","maaadangeee"- these are some of the various versions of my poor name! The worst one was "Mandakini"!

My dad had chosen lots of names for me, when they planning to name me.. some of them were gita, sangeetha (coz dad is obsessed with both music and bhagvad gita), gauri etc. Matangi was in it too.. Mom thought this would be unique! Can't blame her.. Her name suffers the same plight as mine! Pushkala, always ends up being pushpakala or bushkalaa.. like mother-like daughter! ;-)

good one on that mom's hoping part! :-D

shiva said...

I hit upon your blogsite by chance when I was trying to get more info about the song "Dil Gira Kahin Par Daffatan" and I must say am quite surprised/amused to see an artist having a blog site. i guess have never imagined communicating with an artist directly. Anyway, i must say all songs in D-6 are wonderful, but this one is my favorite! KUDOS for singing this and all the very best!! ....

chinmayyi said...

to Vijay:
Karthik enra per nalla than irukkalam but mom knows the fact that I was growing tired with the repeating of that name. We had a lot of good laugh on Gowtham and Karthik

nandhini said...

Yeah, names get so repeated in movies. Karthik, Shiva, Priya, Nandhini(my name) :)

I wish Gautham Menon had chosen a different name for Simbu's character. He came up with good character names in Khakha Khakha : Anbuchelvan, Maya, Ilamaran,,,.

@Directors : come up with good, non-repetitive names. :)

shyam said...

I love your dubbing, your voice has some magic.. awesome...
I heard your voice first time while watching surya s/o krishnan. at that time i thought sameera reddy herself had dubbed her voice.

But when later i watched ye maaya chesave i found the same voice to samantha also.. i did googling and found that its you...

i don't know who you are earlier but now i became a fan of you :)

Karthik T said...

Hi Chinmayi, Do u know am a great fan of u and my name is Karthik. As u said in both films TVP(neethu) and VTV(Trisha) i felt like u calling me :-)
Atleast i got the chance u calling my name through the films.

Prax said...

I have recently noticed this in Ajith's movies. His character names will be either Jeeva or Shiva. That too Jeevanandham...

anvesh said...

brilliant work...absolutely loved your voice for samantha in telugu...

வால்பையன் said...

வீட்டுக்கு முன்னாடி நிறைய கார்த்திக் வந்து நிக்கப்போறாங்க!

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Naa thaandi poiduven .. avlo dhan :)

வால்பையன் said...

பாட்டு பாடுற மாதிரி, அப்படியே ஒலிம்பிக் தடகள போட்டியில் கலந்துகிட்டா ரெண்டு பதக்கமாவது கிடைக்குமே! இந்தியாவும் உங்களை கொண்டாடும்!

(நீளம் தாண்டுதல், உயரம் தாண்டுதல்னு நிறைய போட்டிகள் நடக்கும்!)

Sri said...

That's really hilarious!

Vijai said...

but...pogum podhu...'Bye Gautham' nnu sollama irundha sare....LOL
Its so funny to imagine of the time you had. Happy aah?

Visveswaran Rajamani Iyer said...

HI Chinmayi,
Have you had dubbed during one of Shashti days... you will definitely get Lord Swaminathan's grace.....oops nothing religious...
It makes me remember of a office incident due to our habit of swiping in and out even while entering the house i use to swipe and enter.....its funny.


Regards

Vikram Venkatesan said...

Hi Chinmaye, I din't know the voice over was yours for a few of the films until I read about that in your blog. I believe thats the success one can get as a dubbing artist :-) Keep it up!

By the way, one small suggestion. The text font in your blog is not so reader friendly; probably due to too less vertical spacing (i.e., line-height is less). It would be easier to read if that is fixed.

Thanks!

பிரியமுடன்... said...

நாயகர்களுக்கு பொதுவான பெயர்களை பயன்படுத்தினால்தான்,
பெண்கள் மத்தியில் படம் ஓடும்! அவர்களுக்கு தன் காதலன் பெயரில் கதாநாயகன் பெயர் இருப்பதால் மகிழ்ச்சியடைவர். ஆனால் ஒரு ஹிந்தி பெண்கூட என்னை காதலிக்கவில்லை ஏன் என்றுதான் எனக்கு தெரியவில்லை! ஹ..ஹாஅ..ஹா...
அப்புறம்தான் தெரிந்தது அழகு என்பது
நாமத்தில் மட்டுமல்ல நமக்கும் இருக்கவேண்டும் என்று!

blackaccord said...

Saw VTV over the weekend.. Nice expressive voice given by you for Trisha.. Such a big difference in your voice between singing a song like 'Anbil avan' and the soft but matured voice for Trisha..

nalla velai.. Mall la engayavadhu poi Karthik nnu yaaraiyum koopidalaiye..

TamilPonnu said...

A gal pal of mine watched a clip of VTV and she said that Trisha's voice was super attractive.. I mean it was the first thing that she/I noticed which stuck out for both of us. She was surprised to hear that it was your voice..I'm not sure if you know this..(lol), but your voice is pretty damn good! I like the fact that you are venturing out to do other things, not sure if that's the norm in the industry, but ahmmm more power to you..

Sivaramakrishnan said...

Hi chinmayi,
Totally unrelated comment.Need a favour if u have the time. I have been trying to find the notes of the raja song "kaatril varum geethame" from oru naal oru kanavu. Checked TFM notes but it ain't there. Where can i find the notes?your help wud be greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

ur voice is amazing....it gave the movie a good feel....ur voice has magic

amoeba said...

great efforts

Aishwarya said...

I was just telling my brother about the same thing today - how, when i watched vtv, i suddenly thot of tvp and when u said gautham in kanden kadhalai u reminded me of bhoomika from jillinu..Nice job. The malayalam sounded very interesting to me!

Aishwarya said...

Haha! It's funny - I was just telling my brother today about how you saying Karthik in VTV reminded me of TVP (watched that barely a few days ago), and how tamannah saying Gautham in Kanden Kadhalai reminded me of Bhoomika saying that in Jillinu oru Kadhal! Nice job with the dubbing (you're one of the very few with a good accent and not monotonous). Well done with the malayalam part as well!

Senthil said...

netru office learnthu vittukku varumpothu unga pattu vanthuruchu. Anbulla manna from pokkisam..
intha ponnu mattum eppadi ippadi ellam paduraelnnu ninachuttu vanthaen.. Amazing voice..

some of the dialogue , way u pronounced was amazing..

eppathulearnthu - varanam ayiram.
u know what - vtv
way of smiles during dialogues.

chins rocks.. Keep rocking.

-senthil.

samrat said...

hmm...my name is samrat and u wont believe upto now i never came cross my name in any of the movie...hope my name comes in movies in near future...and ur voice for samantha is perfect and u know im very much surprised bcs ur voice in the movie and in the song "manasa"..is totally different.thats gr8...this update is hilarious...lol

Devanathan Ram said...

This last line is also like the one-liners in VTV!!! And this is excellent too :)

adutha padathula use pannikalaam ;)

timepasssbatani said...

Thanks for being Jessie in YMC. Congrats!

Vinayagar said...

Hey thanks for ur performance in VTV. Without u or trisha, jessie is not what she is now. Not gettin enough of her even after watching n times already..

sharanbabu said...

Only some people are really gifted.your voice is magnetic.Most of them who watched vtv would definetely have been attracted by jessie's voice.i think that her voice ly makes her that special.although people are gifted with many mind blowing talents they ought to be hardworking to reach the sky.probably you are one of them.rock the world!

Sekhar said...

Oh ho.. so many things to say for u. Anyway have great busy time ahead. By the way ur rendition of "Anbil Avan" in Vinnaithandi Varuvaayaa was just excellent. Me hearing it almost all day. The song just's giving me some kind of magical energy. Thanks for the song (Rahman) :) Keep it up Chinmayi.

mani said...

Ha Ha Ha..thats really funny,it has become monotonous hearing names like raj,rahu,karan, prem,priya etc..need a change.

JAI said...

Hi I used hear to varaiyo varaiyo song atleast twice in a day during my journey to office. My two of my friends also become a fan of u after hearing that song.Superb voice in VTV also.Good pronouncations in tamil.

Senthil said...

Chins who's voice(female) in hosanna song..is it u?

naren said...

this is me[nAREnDRAn]from here[Chennai],and this is my 1st attempt to breakup with my profession of being vetti and start writing my views.I chose this interface to type due to various reasons.
Happaaaaa.... i came to the topic of calling karthik...karthik...All because of Mr Many rathnam . he gave this name to the character in ALAIPAYUTHEY. This character has some influence from the role of actor karthik in MOUNA RAAGAM. And no wonder simbu is a big fan of that movie alaipayuthey . Gautham vasudev menon ,an engineer and i guess he has worked with Mr.Mani. And all the more CHINMAYEE voice was heard by evry1 for the first tym in his movie .
finally i finish my mokkai by saying that "u still have a lot of karthiks to pronounce ...

[V]-Tuned-in said...

Hey Chinmayee...

Me as everyone is a great fan of ur voice.. Just reminded me the Bollywood movie name "Karthik Calling Karthik" with your description.. But down south adha maathi it will be "Chinmayee calling Karthik"..
So Far ennoda name ore oru movie la thaan vandhirku nenakiren.. "Venky" in Pachaikili Muthucharam".. Hope its used in future.. :)

Cheers,
Venky

venug said...

wuhhaaahaaa... oh man - thats too much for a name - cant say it as "juz for name sake"... nyway hope you are out of that naasha....

chennuapti said...

hi...........chinmayee... ur voice is superb.....iam big fan of ur voice from after watching airtel super singers juniors

chennuapti said...

hi...........chinmayee... ur voice is superb.....iam big fan of ur voice from after watching airtel super singers juniors

Sankara narayanan said...

In "Mannipaaya" - Vinnai thaandi varuvaaya song ARR has sung the below lines,

kaatrile aadum kakidham naan
neethaan ennai kaditham aakkinaai
anbil thodangi anbil mudikkiren
en kalangarai vilakkamey

I wanted to know the exact meaning of the line "anbil thodangi anbil
mudikkiren". Since you have worked in that VTV movie, also in one of
posts you have written that thaamarai has become very close to you.
Can you please help me out to understand the exact context of this line.

Abi said...

Ha ha ha ha ... You are better than me.. I used to say bad words and also some girls names in sleep ... .. From that day on, I used to triple careful at sleep .. still my friends and my parents complain of me blabbering at sleep .. dont knwo what they mean BLABBER, and hope I was good .. :)

Anonymous said...

to find someone for you...rombha kashtampa...because you are on top of almost everything, better you choose somebody who admire you the most...

Karthick said...

Reason: Many tamil movies which had hero's name as Karthik were/are hit.

To name a few:

Alaipauthey,Unnale Unnale,Rhythm,Vinnai thaandi varuvaaya

Karthik means courage and happiness, this sentiment have touched bollywood too "Karthik Calling Karthik". Expect few more movies with Karthik name in future.

I like the way you pronounce "Karthik".

monika said...

Hai chinmayi
First of all i congratulate for your sucessful career.You are gifted with fantastic voice will always attracts everyone what a husky voice you have no words to praise your voice i saw ur movies surya s/o krishnan in telugu for sameera (Varanam ayiram),Ye Maya chesave for samantha superbbbbb anyways all the best for your career

Ponnusamy said...

Hi Chinmayyi,
Your voice is rocking. in 2 seens of VTV, ur voice is extreme great. i have never heard such a great voice.

Mullu said...

the voice that i feel in love from 2007 wen surya s/o krishnan was released .. firstly in that movie i wondered hw soft hw soothing the voice, honeiest of honey, and wat more can i describe the voice, i again went for movie to listen ur voice "chinmayi" watched the movie again for about 3 times, from where i feel in love with your voice, i didnt try for a search about u, again it was ma luck again dat could reach u on 1st day of the movie Yem maya chesave, i was after the movie excited about samantha, but the scene changed as your voice again touched ma heartbeat, its the same voice, like ur down on earth frm heaven even seen vinathandi varuvaya also same soothing feel...and i request u to go for more projects. its just a gift you can give to all our telugu people, and """ meku telugu ardam avuthundi kabati so lemme tell u , meee voice tho naku picchipattinatu vundi."" lastly 2 say am a big AC of ur voice bt nt for u lol just kidding

Suri said...

Hi Chinmayee,
I am a big fan of Gautam Menon because of the voice and Dilogues of the heroine characters in all his movies. Gharshana(Kakka Kakka)-Asin,Raghavan-Kamalinee Mukharjee & Jyothika,Suraya s/o Krishann-Sameera reddy,Ye Maaya Chesaave-Samntha and Trisha...
At last after Ye Maya Chesave i really wanted to know whose voice was from behind....Thanks to google....at last i found the right person....I really love the way you pronounce....
I have lot many dilogues but i love one of them most is "Nenu alaa anlaa "from Ye Maaya Chesaave.

Please let us know all the songs you are singing in any language and the voice over for movies in any language....because all of them may not be released in Telugu....

Have best time going forward....

Regards
A.Surender Goud