Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Cinema Quiz 2

Well, there were 4 people who showed interest in the previous one - so lets see how many want to have a crack at this...


Answers for Cinema Quiz 1:

1. chinmayee
2. all of them won national award under rahman (Spb got it with IR too)
3. Panchu arunachalam, bhairavi movie
4. P.Vasu's dad was MGRs personal make up man
5. Puriyadha pudhir. The famous dialog being Raguvarans "I know, I know".
6. both of them won national awards for both black and white and color.
7. Sarika Kamal Hassan, won the national award for costume designing in Hey Ram.
8. All of them had Ajit in the lead in their debut films which went to make silver jubilee hits.
9. Arjunan Master
10. K. Bhagyaraj.

How many did u know?

Dushti won it with 8.5/10 and Blogeswari came a creditable second!

Well now to the questions for this quiz:

1. Who is the music director of Nammavar? (easiest one of this quiz)
2. Who wrote the story for Bharathiraja's Taj Mahal?
3. What is Yuvan Shankar Raja's first movie?
4. What was special about Pandiyanin Rajiyathil Oyalala song from Pandiyan?
5. Who is the MD of Chithiram Pesuthadi? She/He is a scion of a famous musician - identify She/He and the illustrious senior.
6.What is Madhavan's first film?
7. Who wrote the lyrics for Pettai Rap song in Kadhalan?
8. Aan Pavam has one unique first attached to it - what is it?
9. Which was the first 70mm film in Tamizh?
10. What is a common thread through these films: Kandukondein Kandukondein, Alaipayuthey, Mugavari, Kannathil Muthamittal, Anjali and Mozhi. (Don't think too hard and complicated).


The questions in Italics are tiebreakers, meaning if 2 or more people get same number of correct answers, the one who has answered more number of tiebreakers questions will be declared winner. If two/more people have same number of correct answers with same number of tiebreaker questions, the person who answered earlier wins.

In case, you don't want to give the answers publicly (it will help people who see the quiz after you), you can email the answers to karthik.sriram@yahoo.com. But make sure you post a comment so that I know the chronological order of attempts!

21 comments:

Blogeswari said...

check mail please

Zero said...

1. Mahesh
2. Rajeev Menon
3. Aravindan
4. Karthik Raja composed the song
5. -- (Cheated, took the help of Google and found out the right answer!)
6. Relax
7. Shankar
8. The various characters were named after the ones who played them. (Well, there are some more unique things that I am able to see.)
9. Raja Raja Chozhan
10. The first letter of the titles of the given films are are in the sequence K-A-M-K-A-M or what??
Well, as it happened, I tried really hard, and I thought about a few other answers that aren't quite there:
a. The dialogues were written by a writer and not the director. (except Anjali)
b. There's a title song with the movie's title in its beginning. :) (except Mugavari)
c. Apart from these, there are some commonalities in cinematographers, music, madmen in the films, "colonies" in the films etc.

Zero said...

Oops, my answer for 9th is rather the first Tamil film in cinemascope and not 70mm! (Let me not divulge the correct answer now.)

Karthik Sriram said...

Zero,

Yous cored 5 with one tiebreaker answered.

Blogeswari said...

What about me? I mailed at 10:30 PM itself. It is very bad that you are not putting answers. verry bad i say

Karthik Sriram said...

all the emails have been answered.

Zero said...

Well, if the answer for the Taj Mahal question is indeed Mani Ratnam, I've this page and a few more similar news-aggregator pages to blame. :|

I remember posters when the film was announced which credited him for kadhai-vasanam, and knew for sure that Mani Ratnam was involved in the writing (at least, the dialogue department) of the film.

Karthik Sriram said...

As far as I have heard, Mani wrote the story. I have never heard Rajeev Menon writing anything - but I maybe at fault here.

Infact people told B.Raja's role in AE was a result of their association in T.M.

Zero said...

Same here, I was completely surprised about the Rajeev Menon bit myself when I stumbled upon it for the first time some months ago. So, I am not sure either.

P.S.:- Incidentally, Rajeev Menon's dabbling shouldn't come off as odd. The man has even sung a song in a Tamil film.

Karthik Sriram said...

@Zero

Dude,

Don't tell me that. He has sung a song? Tell me which song that is... I shall try finding out too.

And BTW, do you have a blog? Please give me the link. And also if you are on orkut, mail me ur profile to my email given in the blogpost.
Thanks!
LKS

Zero said...

Here goes!

Regarding Taj Mahal, my hunch is that the story originated from Rajeev M., considering some news sites of those days mention this. (Of course, Bharathiraja usually adapts others' stories to screen.) As Mani got involved in it, may be, he developed it to a better shape and the story became his, so to say.

So much for a ultra-dud. (I must confess, I've actually spent more than an hour, or may be even two, looking for the movie online!)

I write here -- a tad too sporadically, I must add.

Karthik Sriram said...

Scores so Far(in alphabetical order):
1. Ambi - 4.5/10 - with no tiebreakers
2. Blogeswari - 6/10 with one tie breaker
3. Zero - 5/10 with one tiebreaker

LKS

Zero said...

This page offers more clarity on how Rajeev Menon sort of vanished by the time they started out to make the film, and I remember Mani being credited for kadhai-vasanam in the "indru-mudhal" posters.

P.S.:- Sorry for the flurry of comments! :D

Thengai srinivasan said...

When is the next quiz?

Dushti said...

Jus got a chance to check your blog and have mailed you my answers.

Oru suggestion : I guess you should wait for a day or two before you publish your moderated comments ( esp the ones that have the answers), for people like me who come in late :D

Karthik Sriram said...

Late ah vandhalum, Dushti has come latest! :P

Blogeswari and Dushti tied for first place, followed by Zero.

Karthik Sriram said...

Correct Answers:

1. Name of Nammavar MD - Mahesh Mahadevan, an XLRI alumni
2. Mani Ratnam wrote the story for taj mahal
3. YSR's first - Aravindhan
4. Pandyanin Rajyathil was Karthik Raja's first composition.
5. Sundar C. Babu, He is Veenai Chittibabu's son.
6. Kannada film, Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi
7. Shankar wrote the lyrics for Pettai rap
8. Speciality of Aan pavam - it was the first tamizh movie where all lead characters used their real names as reel names.
9. 1st 70mm film - Maaveeran
10. All the movies/story plot didnt have a traditional villian - I know this is a tricky question, but kindly adjust.

Dushti said...

# 10 : Alaipayude, Mugavari, Kannathil, Anjali, Mozhi do not have villains/villis at all. But KK does have a villi, though not traditional ! Logic engayo idikara madiri iruku !

Anybody with me?

oLi said...

Very interesting quiz. I will bookmark your site and wait for the next one. :)

Self assessed score - 6/10 :)

Karthik Sriram said...

@ Oli

How many tiebreakers did you answer?

LKS

oLi said...

LKS: I did not answer any tie-breakers :(