Jul 11, 2007

Tamil Movie Quiz - 4


1) A youngster, who hails from a family of cinema artists, did his MS in State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton. During his stay there, he was a brilliant student, and was one of the "Student Employees of the year" in 2002. His project included setting up the main web page for the Research in SUNY-Binghamton. After working for a few years in the US, he returned to India, and has picked up a career in Tamil cinema, thanks to a movie released in the last 12 months. Who is he?

2) Some (anywhere between 2 and 30) years ago, an artist sang a beautiful song and was almost about to win the National award for 'Best Male playback singer' for that year. Due to a silly reason (he was not a registered member of the playback singers' association), he couldn't get it. For the same movie, he won another national award in another category though. Had he won for his singing as well, he would have probably been the only artist to have won two awards for the same movie. He has won national awards in his main profession twice more, once before this movie and one after. He has been singing sporadically in his movies (and occasionally in some other movies in which he is not primarily involved) from about 10 years before the release of this movies, until now. Who is he?

3) A singer, who is trained in Carnatic music, rendered his voice to the songs of a famous Tamil film and was all set to win the National Award. The problem was that, the juries of the award committee decided not to give him the award, just bcos he was already a 4-time recipient of the National award, and they thought that someone else s'd be given the honor. This angered the singer. The very next year, he was selected for the award, but, due to the anger, he didn't go to receive it. It took him a few years to cool down, and when he was selected again twice, he went to the function to collect them. His son has also followed his footsteps. Who is the singer?

27 comments:

Vikramadithya said...

1. karthik sivakumar
2. kamal hassan
3. yesudas

Siva Jayaraman said...

romba tough question paper...out of syllabus... :(

PPattian said...

3. Jesudas

first two.. no idea.

Anonymous said...

1)Karthik Sivakumar(Hoping I got his real name right, dunno if they changed like for Surya)
2)
3)Yesudas - Didn't win for Sindhu Bhairavi, expected to, and was very upset over it.

-kajan

P.S. I am eager to know the answer for the 2nd question. As far as I know, i know only of Kamalahassan(he he) singing in his films, and that too, bit impressively.

Prin said...

1) Karthi Sivakumar
2) Ilayaraaja ???
3) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

Raju said...

Vikramaditya, 3 out of 3.. Well done.. :)
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Siva, enna ippadi sollitteenga.. konjam yosichu parunga.. answer kidaikkum..
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Hari, 3 is right..
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Kajan, 1&3 right answers; Your guess for 2 is indeed correct.
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Prin, 1- Correct. 2 - not him; 3 - The 'other' famous singer.

Me too said...

1. Karthi
2. Annathey???
3. KJY

J said...

woo hoo, quiz :-)

1) Namma paruthi veeran Karthik :-)

2 & 3 - clue please.

Dushti said...

1. Karthi, Son of Sivakumar

2. Kamal for Then pandi cheemaiyile ?

3. SPB ???

Prin said...

Second try...

1) Karthik Sivakumar
2) Rahman/Mahesh (Nammavar Fame) ???
3) K. J. Yesudas

Sundaresan said...

all three are guesses..
1 - Karthi Sivakumar
2 - Unni Krishnan for Kadhalan?
3 - SPB

APALA said...

Hi Raju:

1. Karthik Sivakumar

2. THE ONE & ONLY GREAT KAMAL HAASAN (For Nayagan)

3. K.J. Yesudas

Raju said...

Aparna, All three answers are correct..
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J, right answer for 1.. Clues for 2 and 3 have been added..
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Dushti, 1 and 2 are right.. 3 is the 'other' famous singer.

Raju said...

Prin, u have got the answer for qn. 3 right this time.. For qn. 2, check my new clues...
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Sundaresan, answer for first qn. is right. 2 and 3 are not.. For qn. 3, the answer is the 'other' famous singer..
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Apala, welcome here to my blog..

All the three answers are correct.

J said...

2) A.R. Rahman for Kannathil Muthamitaal

3) S.P.B

correct'a? :p

J said...

3) K. J. Yesudas

Prin said...

Finally.....

1)Karthik Sivakumar
2)Kamal Haasan
3)Yesudas

Balaji said...

1. Karthik Sivakumar
2. Kamalhassan
3. K.J.Yesudas

Vikramadithya said...

Hi Raju,

Wat was the song that Kamal sang ?

Raju said...

J, the answer for (3) is right.. Clue for (2) is he is an actor..
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Prin, U got all three right now.. :)
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Balaji, All three are right... :)
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Vikramaditya, I will answer ur question when I end this quiz.. Lil buzy now; so plz. wait for a while..

raj said...

2. Kamal 3. KJY?
1. Karthi Sivakumar, alright
But very tough - chumma guesswork dhaan panna mudiyudhu - specific movies-ai guess panna mudiyalai.
KJY may have been denied award for Sindhu Bhairavi? Next year he won for Bharatham?

SB - 1985. Nayagan - 1986. Kanakku correctaave varudhu. Paarkalam

J said...

2) Kamal haasan.

J said...

The movie you are mentioning is Nayagan..right?

Siva Jayaraman said...

bathil eppo therinchukallam? :(

Raju said...

Raj, ur answers are right.. I am sorry about the confusion about the year of release. You are right.. I knew that they were released in alternate years (SB-1986 and Nayagan - 1987) but in hurry I wrote it wrong.
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J, yes, it is Kamal.. the movie is Nayagan indeed...
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Vikramaditya, the song for which Kamal nearly won the award is 'Thenpandi Seemaiyile' of Nayagan..
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Siva, the answer is out now.. Easy or tough questions? Ippo sollunga..

Siva Jayaraman said...

ada che...ippadi sothapitene..

enaku actuala answers theriyum...chumma test pannallanu paathen.. (giggle giggle)

Raju said...

Siva, adhaaney parthenn.. ;)