Thanks, guys, for the responses, and for sharing your memories!
Anniyan, sure, we'll try such 'tricks' to 'treat' you all whenever possible :)
Usha Shankar, I have noted your requests. Will bring them soon.
Aayiram jenmangaL was the first horror movie I saw, so the memories linger on. Saw thuNivE thuNai, adhE kaNgaL, yaar nee, shanthi nilayam (Vengayam, wasn't Papamma the equivalent of Grace Poole of Jane Eyre?) etc much later on TV. Perhaps I was older then, or since they didn't have the shapeless white form in them, they didn't impress me as much as aj did :D
This was the first Tamil movie in which Rajini wore glasses; kurinji malar -the Tamil dubbed version of the Kannada remake of nenjil Or aalayam- kunkuma rakshE (?) was released soon thereafter, and then it was in dharmayudham. Sivaji (aNNan oru kOyil) and Kamal (sigappu rOjakkaL, ullasa paRavaigaL) affected similar (j)ocular ornamentations. Bells and buddis seemed the style just then :shock:
Udhaya, You're right about Thyagaraja and Jayanthi- I remember watching so many movies in the first weeks of their release there.
And I wouldn't have understood the VKR/Suruli/Manorama sequences when I saw the movie with my grandmother! Of course, when I saw it much later, I enjoyed it :D VKR as the dirty old aadiyapaadham and Manorama as his wary wife, Annapoorani (South Africa Return!), Suruli as the caretaker azhagu with a secret to hide were a delight to watch!
SL, no, I won't respond to your bait :D All I can say is Kasturi was no vayasuppoNNu, despite the lines of KJY's song therein :wink:
And SL, here's wishing you a Happy Birthday on bahalf of all dhool friends!