When Mani Ratnam directs Kamal Haasan, Vikram, Madhavan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivek, Laila, Sadha, Asin, Pooja among others for an A.R. Rahman musical, with sets created by Sabu Cyril and lit up by Rajiv Menon, on a stage which is 80 feet wide and 40 feet deep, you know it does not get bigger than this, At least, not in this part of the world. With over a hundred dancers around sets such as the train from `Chayya Chayya’ and the ship from `Atho Antha Paravai Pola,’ the latest edition of the `Netru Indru Naalai’ show will be nothing short of a spectacle. On par with what people usually find only in musicals in Broadway and Westend, Mani Ratnam told the media at The Banyan on Tuesday evening. “We have one change to announce. We are positioning it in August to make it a spectacle,” he said.
“We want to make it a special show because it is for a special cause and for special people,” the filmmaker said. “It’s our desire to recreate the magic of the songs over the years. We are looking at the journey of the film industry over the years, from the black and white era to colour to the futuristic sets and sounds of A.R. Rahman. We will hopefully recreate those moments,” Mani Ratnam explained.
“Kamal will do a Sivaji song and a MGR song while Vikram will do a Kamal song and a Rajni song,” Mani Ratnam said, explaining the theme for the musical. “As a part of the audience, I would be more interested in how the stars of today interpret what the stars of yesterday did.’
Adeyappa!! Enjoy Chennaites. Read more of Sudhish Kamat’s article from The Hindu.
I read the same news from New Indian Express too. Is it because of Sudhish or Hindu, the article was more interesting and informative, than New Indian Express, for the kind of filmy news it dealt with. One more reason why I love to read Hindu, anyday.
13 responses to “Tamil Cinema – Netru Indru Naalai”
Wow.. HUGE!! Wish I was making a trip to Singara Chennai this August. Probably a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Kandippa indha program kku me going 🙂
wow, cool .any news on which tv channel it will be telecasted?
Nitin, I think it’s on Vijay Tv
Wow thz for the info.It’s gona be a runaway success.
Can’t really wait to watch it!any idea how we can get it here in US? my apat doesnt allow dish and so no chance of me getting to watch this ;(
Well in case you have not yet observed Hindu is becoming more and more partial and baised in its reporting style.
It is one thing that a newspaper does reporting, it is a different thing if it tries to impose its views on the readers.
Of late Hindu is doing this.
And oh this observation comes after about 15years of reading both Indian Express and Hindu everyday
IBM. No point even if you have a dish from DishNetworks. Doesn’t give you VijayTV. Only DishDirect has Vijay TV I think.
Well, only other way I can think of watching this program is to make a request for it on TMSTorrents.com and someone might record it and put it up there.
yeah manu, I know my aunt has directv with vijay tv, and she records stuff from vijay and sends me the tape
Shyam, I completely agree with you.
Shyam noticed it lately. But really cant help it, after all those things that happened to Hindu Last year.
Lazy, great information. But dont you think, that watching it on Vijay TV will be more fun and clear than Live ?
Did you know that Mani Ratnam was married to Revathy 🙂
The New Indian express is very good and informative site compared to Hindu, it has a special STARTREK section for film news, please check it out lazy, then u will know the difference.