Song for Vani and Rani
I love this song and when I saw the episode especially when both Rani and Vani see each other for the first time, this song came to my mind. TMS - Kannadasan- Illayaraja and of course Nadigar Thilagam. There is a P.Susila version somewhere but I couldnt find it. I have not set out all the lyrics. Just the most appropriate and meaningful onesenthan ponnvaname anbu poovaname
enthan ponnvaname anbu poovaname
nenjil poratama kannil nirotama
athai nan parkava manam than thanguma
enthan ponnvaname anbu poovaname
kovil illai endral theivam illai
inge ni illai yen kanne nanum illai
vanam illai endral mathiyum illai
unthan varthai iillai endral keetham illai
en rajathi kanney nee kalangathiru
Neeyum ille endral naanum engey selven
- isnt this line so appropriate for the sisters?
Throughout the world of cinema and entertainment, many dialogues have attained legendary status to the extent that even today people quote those lines. Not only will they know which film the line is from, but who says it. Arnold Schwarnegger's "I'll be back" from The Terminator, Clark Gable's "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" from Gone with the Wind, "May the Force be with you" from Star Wars "My preciousss" from Lord of the Rings. Tamil cinema too has its famous lines ( I am not talking about dialogues such as those from Parasakthi or Veerapandiyan Kattobomman) but the one-liners like "En vazhi thani vazhi" "Kelvi ye nee ketkiraiya?" "Ithu eppidi irrukku?" Today's Vani Rani's episode has produced such a one-liner. Simple and memorable. The magic of this line is not in the words, but the way it was said, the circumstances in which it was said. The correct intonation by Radhikaa is one factor. The other factor is that this sentence summed up the whole plot of the past two weeks. "Rani, enga di nee ponna?
" was so brilliant in its simplicity that dams broke in many households with both men and women reaching for their tissues, bawling their eyes out. I was one of them. :)
It would be unfair of me if in my review I did not mention Radhikaa' s acting. Truly this lady deserves an award (or more) for the portrayal of identical twins with different personalities, different outlook and even different levels of intelligence but connected by a strong bond only twins could have. As Rani today, Radhikaa simply shone. Her facial expressions, her mannerisms, the way she talked and even walked were so natural. Credit must be given to director ON Rathnam for identifying her ability and making sure that it is used in the best way possible. I noticed how Rani walked through the hospital. She was confused, unsure and was in a daze. It was so well done and attention was paid to little details.
Prithvee had another stellar performance today. His facial expressions were so apt to the circumstance and situation. The fear and the worry were shown not just in his face but also the way he walked. I am pleased that Vani Rani has given Prithivee an opportunity to show the world that he can do other roles other than the villain. :) (But Ganga was also excellent, eh Prithivee?)
Arun did not have much to do in today's episode but whatever he had to do, he did it well. I don't know how he modulates his voice to sound geeky and yet concerned but he did a fine job. Waiting to see his metamorphosis (transformation) from geek to sleek. Hehehe.
The best parts of today's episode were the two sisters. No doubt about that. Really heartwarming and wonderful to see them together. This shows how fantastic Radhikaa is that I am talking about her as if she was two different women!! Hahahaha, I hope Sarath does not get confused.
There are two things that I think I should voice out. This time I have something to say about the dialogue. "It is a medical mirahcle" (Not mirahcle, but miracle - you say it like mirror-cle)...ayo, kannungala, aala vithurenge. I don't know whether you were making a joke on us the viewers but when I heard this line, I groaned "Ayo kadavule". It is a standard joke in my family. We always laugh at this line and every time we want to make fun of the doctors (including my brother) we'll say "It is a medical mirahcle". Hahaha. Sorry.
Second thing. I did not notice this. But other viewers noticed it and they commented - I think one mentioned this in the youtube page. Vani is seriously ill and she has lipstick under her mask!!! Chinna chinna vishayangal notice pannuvanga. But I did tell them that make-up is needed because of the lighting. Unmaiya poiya theriyule, but ungala vittukooda koodathu le!! I also said that in the bigger scheme of things, this is irrelevant. Hahaha.
Great episode. Great line. Great acting. Great direction. No.1! No.1! No.1!!