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POLICE KARAN MAGAL

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:07 pm    Post subject: POLICE KARAN MAGAL Reply with quote

Police kAran magaL
This morning a friend of mine called up to know “why have I omitted the above movie from the list that catered to movies in our forum”. Strangely, I have not myself bestowed any thought on to it; possibly, the then attitude of mine was to discuss items that were produced by CV Sridhar; still it defies the spirit by my inclusion of ‘kalai kOvil’ and ‘Ooty varai uravu’ as 2 stark cases of ‘violation’. The best option before me is just to concede that it was a thoughtless omission though the movie has had all ingredients worthy of recall. So, why leave a grouse? Yes, friends –here it is – please take it.
POLICE KARAN MAGAL [1962]
The movie was made by one “Chitrakala” company. The story for the movie is credited to a noted writer Shri.B.S.Ramiah. Already the story had had a successful stint as a stage item. In fact, the drama was on the same name and was handled by M/S Seva stage- a troupe owned and handled by the veteran stage artiste Shri. S.V Sahasranamam, who had Mr.R.Muthuraman on pay roll as a stage artiste with them. Tempted by the success of the drama M/S Chitrakala acquired rights for movie-making and engaged Sridhar to direct the movie. That Shri. CVS became a movie director of reckoning, can be attributed to the phenomenal successes of “KalYANa parisu” and “Nenjil Ore aalayam”- the 2 heavy themes which clearly sent off signals of transition from hefty dialogues to mellowed utterances and precise display of ‘controlled emotions’. [ ‘Thaen nilavu ‘ was a light romantic deal] Besides these, CVS had by then strengthened the stranglehold of movie-making with technical excellence in cinematography and the grandeur of music as two infallible assets – irrespective of a movie being in B&W or colour. In such a low budget movie of its kind, PKM boasted of a list of 7 fabulous songs was by itself an emphatic testimony of the prowess of Kannadasan- V R team to dish out masterpieces without pinching the purse of such humble movie-makers of the times. Inevitably, we have to lament as movie fans, even as we watch the pathetic plight of movie-makers for the nemesis the movie houses are in for having failed to acknowledge the contributions of the ‘true great people’ of the golden era of TF.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Prof,
Thank you for your spirited posting on PKM. 'indha mandraththil oedi varum' was one of the earliest songs that instantly stirred up my emotions. I was 11 years old when the movie was released. I think listening to film songs was only an incidental activity at that age in that I had not grown to the stage of sitting before the radio excitedly anticipating some magical numbers from the movies that had just been released.

I don't know what made me get mesmerized by the song. I have always considered listening to this song as a divine experience. Even now, after listening to this song thousands of times, the prelude and the interludes make me experience a unique sense of ecstacy every time I hear them.

I have been looking forward to some technical analysis of this song. To my simple mind, the prelude gives us a sign of a pleasant breeze entering the arena and the interlude, the uninhibited flow of the breeze inside the arena (after having made its entry when the pallavi was sung.)
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