I was watching Ghajini again a few days ago, after being so disappointed with Asin's miniscule roles in totally hero-oriented Majaa and Sivakasi. During the scene leading to her murder, I couldnt help but wish that somehow she is saved, despite having watched the movie already.. And, when it happened, "Cha.. enna director andha Murugadoss? Ippadiya oru lovely heroine-a kolluvaru?". So, next time I watch the movie, I would stop before the scene where Asin comes to the refugees' camp.. :-)
Then I thought of movies in which the director, without any mercy, would kill the heroine and make us wish that somehow it didnt happen.. here are a few of them..
* Mella thirandhadhu kadhavu - Amala was soo fresh and cute.. Though most of her scenes were behind 'purdah', one unforgettable scene was when she would meet Mohan when he is searching her home... And during the superb "thedum kann paarvai" song, which I have seen numerous times, I always wish she sees the warning board.
* Guna - Roshini was just awesome.. Beautiful and great performance too..
Just when she understands Kamal's love and after the terrific "Kanmani anbodu.." song, tragedy strikes..
* Varusham 16 - One of the best performances by Kushboo.. Kushboo was thin, so adorable and their romance was quite nice. The problem here was, unlike the other two movies I mentioned, the villain here was shown as quite a meek character and there was no strong threat to their love. So, when she is shot, I was stunned and all the good things that so far happened in the movie were forgotten..
* Kaakha Kaakha - Jo's best till date... She was sooo gorgeous and lovely.. The pair looked just realistic and like made-for-each other..
Why did it have to happen to her? Why couldnt she be saved? Enna police-pa?
In all the movies that I mentioned, the tragedy is preceded by some great songs.. Apart from the ones that I mentioned, in Varusham 16 it was "Gangaikkari mannanadi" and in KK "ondra iranda". (though there was one more song in between, 'ondra..' was the last time the hero and heroine met..).
Have a good long weekend, my friends!! Dont cry watching these movies.. Better stop the movie you know when. :-)