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« on: August 05, 2013, 01:38 AM »
99 Tamil Flowers - Kurinji Pattu by Kapilar
Kapilar was literature Sangam poet. He was a contemporary of Karikala Chola, Irunkovel and Vel Pari. He was the close friend and confidant of Vel Pari, one of the Velir kings.Kurincippattu is a Tamil poetic work in the Pathinenmaelkanakku anthology of Tamil literature, belonging to the Sangam period corresponding to between 100 BCE – 100 CE. "Kurincippattu" contains 261 lines of poems in the Achiriyappa meter. Kurincippattu tells the story about the love affair between the hero and the heroine. The poems were written by the poet Kapilar. An ancient note at the end of this poem notes that Kapilar wrote this to explain the beauty of Tamil poetry to a north Indian king names Brhadatta. "Kurincippattu" describes the kurinchi landscape of the mountainous terrain and mentions almost 100 different plant names. Some of these are Atumpu (Ipomoea pes-caprae), Aati (Lablab bean), pinti (Saraca indica), tumpai (Leucas aspera) and nanti (Ervatamia divaricata)

Story
The hero and the heroine fall in love. They do not want their parents to know of this relationship. Perhaps they fear their disapproval. Perhaps they are attracted by the forbidden! The hero and the heroine try to arrange frequent clandestine trysts, but sometimes it is impossible. Whenever she cannot meet with her dear lover, she pines for him and
wastes away. Her parents are at a loss to the reasons for her apparent sickness. They try various remedies but the
heroine shows no sign of recovery. Such state of affair lasts for a while and one day a friend of the heroine come to
her parents and divulges the reason for heroine's 'sickness'. She reveals the clandestine affair of the hero and the
heroine, but in a manner that makes the parents feel favourable towards the love affair.


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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 01:55 AM »
Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki
Ponniyin Selvan English: The Son of Ponni) is a 2400-page 20th-century Tamil historical novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. Written in five volumes, this narrates the story of Arulmozhivarman (later crowned as Rajaraja Chola I), one of the kings of the Chola Dynasty during the 10th and 11th centuries. Kalki Krishnamurthy finished the novel after nearly a period of three years and six months of writing and he visited Sri Lanka three times to learn some information to write this novel.


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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 02:06 AM »
Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram
Makkal Kavignar Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram (April 13, 1930-1959) is a well-known poet,lyricist .He is the most popular lyricist in 1950's before Kannadasan fame . He had penned some wonderful philosophy-tinged, upbeat lyrics to MGR’s successful movies.
He has worked at Kuyil, A magazine run by Barathidasan . Tamil movie world invited PKS casually, and he received the first offer to write two lyrics for the movie Paditha Penn [Educated Women], that was released on April 20, 1956. However, it lacked star value, with one M.N. Kannappa as the hero, and a nondescript Arun as music director. Nevertheless, PKS’s star was destined to rise, as Lady Luck showered her blessings and Tamil movie fans noticed him, when five of his lyrics that adorned the movie Maheswari [a Modern Theatres production with Gemini Ganesan as the hero], was released ahead on November 13, 1955. The music director for this movie was G. Ramanatha Iyer, a versatile hand in the field. C.V. Sridhar, who became well known as a trendy director later, wrote the script and dialogue.Kalyanasundaram-Sridhar combination hit the jackpot subsequently in the successful movie Kalyana Parisu [1959, Venus Pictures; again starring Gemini Ganesan]. As detailed above by director Sridhar’s reminiscences, PKS wrote 8 lyrics for this triangular love plot, and all of them became great hits. This movie had the optimal mix of tear-jerking scenes, tasteful songs and a parallel comedy track of husband-wife team K.A. Thangavelu- M. Saroja pair.PKS’s versatile career received tremendous boost, as he wrote memorable lyrics for the two leading Tamil stars of that period – MGR and Sivaji Ganesan. Here is a list of movies, which feature PKS lyrics of these two stars.

MGR: 7 movies; Sakravarthi Thirumagal (1957), Mahadevi (1957), Nadodi Mannan(1958), Arasilankumari (1961), Thirudathe (1961), Vikramadhithan (1962) and Kalai Arasi (1963).

Sivaji Ganesan: 11 movies; Rangoon Radha (1956), Ambikapathi (1957),Puthaiyal (1957), Makkalai Petra Maharasi (1957), Utama Puthiran (1958),Pathibakthi (1958), Aval Yar?(1959), Bhagapirivinai (1959), Thangapadumai(1959), Irumbu Thirai (1960), Punar Jenmam (1961).

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