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I found this article/slideshows on behindwoods.com about kollywoods best "chemistry" pairs in the recent time, not the legendary screen pairs like Kamal.Sridevi, Sivaji-Padmini or MGR-Saroja Devi etc...
According to them was the most lovable screen romances of recent times:
10. Arya - Pooja
Movie : Auto - Though they have done four movies together, this is perhaps their most effective combination to date. The film was not a big hit, but it did manage to generate positive vibes. Their relationship was not the normal hero-heroine type. It was in fact crass romance; somewhere it appealed very much to the audience. The sparkling chemistry in the movie also started off some very strong rumors regarding the lead pair.
Movie: Saami- This was admiration turning into romance. Not the youthful college kind of romance, but something that had more depth to it. The combination worked really well, especially in the songs. Trisha appeared both as the young possessive lover and the understanding wife in different phases of the movie. Both of them were well portrayed. In fact, it had such an impact that Trisha was referred to as 'mami' by a section of the fans and media for quite some time.
8. Jeyam Ravi - Genelia
Movie: Santhosh Subramaniiyam - This was love with a novel way of convincing one's family. Genelia's bubbly, cute and innocent character contrasted with Ravi's character with a very conservative exterior and an interior that urged him to break free. The 'opposites attract' theory impressed a lot, the romance was instantly likeable. But, the clincher was definitely the way in which the lover was introduced to the family. This would have definitely given many a budding lover a few ideas.
7. Vijay - Trisha
Movie: Ghilli - This was one classic case where love is left unexpressed dangerously till the climax. We knew that the heroine wouldn't fly leaving the hero behind, but there was sense of apprehension in the final moments before Trisha finally appeared. Love that goes untold and unknown has a charm that connects instantly to a large section of the people. The audience empathize with the tongue tied lover who is not able to open his heart or who realized too late that the feeling he had in his heart was love indeed.
6. Bharat -Sandhya
Movie: Kadhal - After a very long time in Tamil cinema, a schoolgirl played a part in a love story, it was definitely a change that was worth noticing. The love between the adolescent school girl and the young mechanic somehow looked very natural, all credits to director Balaji Shakthivel. The simple, no make up looks, the lazy and lonely suburban roads, all added to the charm of the romance which had the innocence of a flower bud. Perhaps, it is that feeling that made the story firmly embed itself in the hearts of all those who watched the movie.
5.Suriya - Asin
Movie: Ghajini- The beautiful romance of Sanjay Ramaswami aka Manohar and Kalpana will not be easily forgotten. It had all the makings of the traditional 'quarrel to love' graph, but Murugadoss bowled us over with an absolute beauty of a story. Admiration to amusement to a very special affinity and then unreserved love, Sanjay Ramaswami's side was the one more exposed to the audience. People watching the movie for the first time were literally praying for Kalpana to say 'yes' to Sanjay. How could she have refused such a charming and handsome man? One of the best romances of recent times.
Movie: Alaipayuthey - Mani Ratnam romances are special to watch. The relationships that he depicts have so much depth that one wants to live the life of the on screen characters. Alai Paayuthe was no different. A software techie-doctor pair is not very common; in fact, it is almost non existent (pardon if there are any real life couples). But it looked so real in the movie. They way they met and then fell in love were pure joy to watch. Rahman's romantic tunes made the love story even more endearing.
Movie: Kadhal Kottai - This was not about the lead pair's chemistry, in fact they do not meet for most part of the film. That was the factor that set apart this romance. This started off a trend of sorts of relationships that developed irrespective of distance and other barriers. The fancy of such an unconventional romance remained in the audience heart for a while.
Movie : Kaakha Kaakha This was more about police than about romance, but the undercurrent of love was very strong and one really felt drawn into the relationship. The misunderstanding at first, followed by an apology, acquaintance and then romance; this is not exactly a novel sequence in cinema, but Gautham had handled it beautifully. Anbuchelvan's refusal at first, followed by repentance and then acceptance added to the grip of the romance over the viewers. The chemistry of the lead pair, well everyone knows how wonderful a chemistry they share.
Movie: Kadhalukku Mariyathai: This is perhaps the most celebrated love story of our times. A beautiful tale of two people who are made for each other but resist their feelings for the sake of their families. But, love, especially if destined in one's life, will happen. No matter what the circumstances are. The movie stated in a very cute way that true love will always get its due from the family and society, it will never go unrecognized. The film created a huge impact among the youngsters, so much so that they names of the lead characters in the film – Jeeva and Mini – remain etched in the memories.
So friends, do you agree with this list ? If NO, then who is your fav pairs and why???