Friday, October 01, 2010

ENNNNNNNDHIRAAAAAAA

The voice of Hariharan ji singing that word kept echoing in my head for the past couple of days until this morning. Caught the show at 8 AM, or rather intended to. Which started late. And then there was another technical glitch, which made the lot of some 300 in that particular screen enjoy two intervals. One intended by the director and the other totally not :)
Maybe because of the screen I watched it in, the audience were a little less evocative about shouting out to thalaivar. But I guess the point is the movie kept us so darn engrossed that we forgot a lot of things. More than anything, there were no punch dialogues. And hence no chance to shout out. Could not help feeling slightly emotional when I saw Kilimanjaro on screen. Silent thanks went out to Rahman sir.
Nothing compares the experience of watching a thalaivar film on the first day. Its almost like a festival, methinks. Only that eppo varum epdi varum nu sollavae mudiyaadhu!
Right after the film I went into NDTV for their Endhiran special, wherein they interviewed several technicians that were part of the project. Mr Sanjay Pinto was kind enough to spend some time and had a great time catching up with him. It was amazing to learn how the media helps maintain peace and calm in a country. For all the media bashing that I have seen and heard, there is a lot more than meets the eye.
As or Endhiran, Whattttte film is all I will and can say. Friends of mine have caught 3 shows of it already at various theatres. Have fun. Its truly a spectacle and complete paisa vasool.

53 comments:

The Mad Jammer said...

From Singapore:). The whole theatre, Golden Village was so vibrant! We wer a bunch of students, screaming thalaiva, whistling and almost dancing to all numbers. Kadhal Anukal was almost like a mantra, and not to mention Kilimanjaro was unmistakably grand! Almost felt like being back home. The nostalgia, and the festive feeling a Rajni film brings - Priceless! Congrats to you, for being part of the team. My gang loved the song:-)

ssv said...

kalappitel pongo.......first show va!?

Shreekanth said...

That was a good review. BTW

"Ada Nooru Kodi Thasai
Ovvondrilum Undhan Pero Isai"

"Naan Oora Vaitha Kani
Ennai Mella Aara Vaithu Kadi"

From the first day of the audio release... Your singing nuances in the above lines especially is spectacular... I would have heard these 2 lines at-least 1000 times..KUdos to your singing .....Just thought of sharing it...

Kudos... and keep

v-nsh said...

Kilimanjaro song really super.How was your feeling to sang for thalaiva movie?

Raghavan Venugopal said...

Watched Endhiran 4 times till now 2 times in Hindi and Tamil reach both GODs rocked. Thalaivar and ARR were amazing. Great work Shankar Sir.

Will watch it all days until it's screened in Pune

Chinmayi u have justified your talent yet Again

Rajandran said...

Thalaivar Rocks!

Anonymous said...

Hey my son is just 18 months and if loves your song. Especially aha aha ..

salo said...

Hi Chinmayi.....
Super Star Rocks!......
Ithu epadi iruku......

HEMANTH said...

Was blessed enough to see THALAIVAR'S MAGIC on Thursday's Premiere Show in California. In Eminem's words "I can't tell you what it really is
I can only tell you what it feels like" Coz' true to Thalaivar's statement it was an experience of my lifetime! And btw you rocked the song as always!!

Samuel said...

Kilimanjaro..........Superb!!!! As usual your voice rocks mam!

JP said...

Kilimanjaro surely rocks!!

anubhavati said...

Hi Chin,

This is Shobha from St.Louis US, and we loved your song no doubt...It rang our loud and clear and crisp on the digial dolby theatre speakers...Great movie and an even better special effects, song sequences, climax and works!!

Shobha

Anonymous said...

To the mad jammer

Are u from India? Cos, ppl from india tend to dance like that at the cinemas and spoil ppl's mood? tsk tsk

-Vjay

Anonymous said...

i love the kaadhal anukkal song!!

Prashaanth

Shereen said...

Kilimanjaro song is just Amazing!!! Fell in love with your voice all over again...have been listening to the song over and over again after watching the movie...Thank you for the wonderful song and all your hard work..Kudos:)

priya said...

chinmayi,

you never seize to amaze me with your singing. you sound like a dream in kilimanjaro. your voice is pure magic..im sure your exploring more tones your voice can produce. its amazing!!!!

Kalyan said...

About Endhiran - at the outset this NOT a movie for a hardcore Rajini fan...no mannerisms, no punch dialouges and total absence of typical Rajini's slapstick comedy. But having said this, the last 30 minutes is a powerpacked performance from our Thalaivar ! His body language, his less-dialouge-more-action performance is mind blowing and unparalleled. Needless to mention the graphics and a fitting logical finish. A must watch for a good conceived story, sci-fi dialouges and for the efforts of Shankar.

It is an out-and-out Shankar's movie with our Thalaivar purely following his instructions.

Chinmayi: About Kilimanjaro. This is the best picturised song. A typical Shankar's picturisation. However, surprisingly the other songs doesn't have Shankar's stamp in it. Perhaps Shankar did not have time to focus on songs and spent the time on script, sci-fi ground work like graphics et al.

Your voice was fantastic and voice modulations were wonderful.

Especially when you sang the following lines !

Malaipaambu pola vandhu maankuttuya pudiya
sukku mulagu thatti enna
soup vechu kudiya

(Aiswarya's dance movements were quite stunning indeed)

This song is my 2.5 years old daughter's favourite too !

You are indeed a legend in the making !

Kudos Chinmayi.

Kalyan

Meera said...

While I watched Enthiran I wondered how you would react to hearing your own voice on screen, especially for a Rajni song! Congrats to you and wishes for many more epic songs in the future! ;)

Sandy said...

Short and crisp review.. And thank you for singing the Kilimanjaro song. The vocal fluctuations that you did in this song are immensely wonderful. :)

Mohan said...

Through the kindness of theatre managers, I was able to get enough tickets to watch the opening night show with my friends and family. What a movie - Thalaivar has reached new heights with his acting. And - simply superb - need I say anything about your voice in Kili-manjora?

chinmayi_fan said...

i agree with shreekanth comment..
i would hv listened those lines just for ur voice modulation ( vibrato,dynamics..sorry.i dont know the exact technical word)..

and the movie rocks.
and a gud review too...!

Arun said...

Kilimanjaro...wow u have done a beautiful job...u sounded like teen gal in love...is that innocence in voice your improvisation?...i am keeping on hearing kilimanjaro again and again..appuram andha "aahhaa ahhahahhaa aaahaaa" unmaiyave aahaha...

Javed ali and ur voice beautiful combination....

Deekshanya said...

My son Avanish who is 5,loves the tcht tcht tcht in the kilimanjaro song. He says it is "the" song! Thanks for delivering it with such beauty! Excellent singing.Kudos! Loved the film, though not a thalaivar film per say, it was a true shankar's movie. Its another milestone in cinema- I should say!

You have Rocked in this song!!
You go gal!
Deeksh

Siva said...

Thanks for reaching your fans via web. I listened to your "Khilimanjaro" in endhiran and "Manasa" in ye maya chesave for hundreds of times. I speak telugu so I dont know what other songs you sang. I am trying to find them.

I live in Madison, WI. Watching endhiran again to see khilimanjaro song once again.

You rock..... Wish you good luck.

Sarvan said...

Thalaivar Rocks!!! My favourite song is Kilimanjaro... and then comes Arima Arima.. I am in love with you voice.. I like that way you have sang kilimanjaro... I have not missed listening to it even one day from the day the songs are out...

Vimalan said...

Watched in Escape with full enthu. Wat a great movie...... your cute voice again made me fell over it... Thanks for that song !
All the Best.

Jayne said...

I love it...... mehehe mehehe :)

Swami said...

Thalaivar Rocks ! Watched the movie just for Thalaivar. Good singing from your side.Congrats. Just cant stop thinking how this mafia is exploiting Thalivar in the name of Promos and the monoply they are establishing. Spare the great soul !

sayaraj said...

hey chinmaye.wt a vibrant voice u have.let god be always with u.

அண்ணாமலையான் said...

hi u rock in that song... keep it up..

பிரியமுடன்... said...

எந்திரம் இல்லா காலத்தில்
எங்கள் ஊர் பெரிய கோவில்!
இங்கால சோழன் சங்கரின்
இன்றைய பெரிய கோவில்
எந்திரன்!
கல்வெட்டில் காணப்படுகிறது
சின்மயி பெயரும்!
வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

Anonymous said...

chinmayi,
Im a big fan of u.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chinmayi-Sripada/130027849040
Is this your official page. If not why don't you create a page for your fans and share your songs with us?

Ruthesh said...

hi chinmay
really thalaivar's film is great...
me too saw it on first show ..
His three diff roles prof,robo,villain robo are great.
great part of rajni sir in bringing diff reactions especially for robo unarchiya purincha madhiri oru enthiran, machine mathiru oru enthiran, thalaivar semaya diff kattirukkaru
unga song marvellous location and aish and rajni are wonderful with their diff costumes....
really a great hit all over world..
both song and film.
proud to be a thalaivar fan
padathula thalaivar semma, athula unga pattum sema
congrats........

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:07MP_CHINMAYI_176630a.jpg

anniyayam....scena irrukel pongo......
nerla parthu attendance podanumae......
deivamae adukku vazhi unndakku!

Koushik

Mohan said...

I saw it for a second time this evening, and it was as good as seeing it the first time.

I paid more attention to the conversation and to the words to what has become one of our favorite songs, Kili-manjaro, and fell in love with this film and this song all the more.

Anonymous said...

the final verse is super

Maheswari said...

Hello Chinmayi,

Congrats on your South scope Cine awards for Vaarayo - I think it is the second award for the same song....best wishes.

Godspeed good people.
Maheswari

Subashini said...

your voice is amazing!!!!!!!!!! so versatile u can sing any genre!!!!!kudos!!!!
after watching endhiran we were humminn 'kilimanjaro' n weren't sure who had sung jus made a wild guess n there u go!!!!!!!!!! u did it again.
congrats on wnning for 'varrayo'

way 2 go girl keep rocking!!!!!!!!!1

raafi said...

http://www.youtube.com/maraikayar#p/a/u/0/cjShkNGhx34

The Rajinikanth Phenomenon:Star Power Or Marketing Muscle

Sudharsan Prabu M said...

enganga adutha post? expecting!!!

Anonymous said...

you did a great job defending in ndtv debate well done

chembiaon said...

Hi Chinamayyii

Thank you for Supporting Rajni in that NDTV showww

HATS off to youu

பாலாஜி கண்ணன்/Balaji Kannan said...

Watched ur show in NDTV. Rajni phenomena thing. Marana Kalaai..You rock ....Felt so happy tht a rajnikanth fan voice is raised .....

g said...

Kilimanjaro song is mind blowing. I always wonder about your voice modulation. this song is indeed another amazing example to prove that you are a versatile singer. hats off to u... :) :)

Sankaran said...

Dear Ms Chinmayi,

You have sang for Aishwarya rai earlier also. But, Kilimanjaro song, really fantastic when we listen that song and watch on screen. That also with Thalaivar? O.... Great. You have sung that song so well.

Ofcourse, as you said, Thalaivar padam first day first show paakkara thrille thanidhaan. After living in Jakarta for the past 15 years, i really feel that "I MISS CHENNAI" whenever Thalaivar film released. Thats the magic of our Super star Rajinikanth.

maheswari said...

rockin performance. god give you long and healthy life with beautiful voice to sing like this

Vijai said...

hi chin..
did you whistle on thalaivar in someother show of endhiran?

Visveswaran Rajamani said...

Songs are really rocking i really do not know how many of them would have noticed the classical touch in
Arima Arima
Kilimanjaro
Kadhal Anukkal.
As a package the movie in Singapore was blocked in most of the theatres, the moment counter got opened...
But onething is sure this would not have been made possible without four Phenomenon, ARR, Shankar ,Rajni and SUN TV...
Regards
Visves

Chandramouli said...

Hi Chinmayee

I haven't seen the movie Enthiran yet; however, heard your song Kilimanjaro, very nice. Perhaps would appreciate it even better on the screen with Shankar's magic.
By the way, did you see 'Hariyudan Naan' on Jaya TV yesterday, when a participant (Lakshmi?) sang the song 'Andha Sivagami Maganudan', orginally composed by Music Director Govardhan. It was a mind-blowing experience. What a composition, lyrics and sweet Susila's voice! Can't even describe the heavenly feeling that I had on hearing this wonderful piece! I really long for such sweet melodies again! As James Vasanth said, this one song is just good enough for any Music Director to rest on his laurels! Music Director Govardhan is still amongst us - wish some TV channel would bring out this genius to share his experience in composing such wonderful songs. In case you haven't heard the song yet, I urge you to take the trouble to look for it somewhere. The movie was Pattanithil Bootham, a visual treat those days, in fact, even now.

jeya said...

What a beautiful voice and a lovely girl,too.

sujan said...

chinmayi Kilimanjaro was superb! a milestone in ur career....superb!

shyam said...

Hello chinmayee
Kilimanjaro, what a song!!! Like Roshan said to P Susheela "Kya gana hai, kya gaya hai". Hats off!!
By the way, what ragam is this based on? Thanks
SHyam

Nithin Kumar said...

What a vibrant vocal sound in "Kilimanjaro" track, absolutely terrific...