For those who missed it, here’s the story on the Making of Netru Indru Nalai, the one Mani Ratnam really liked.
We journalists do not show anyone our copy before it appears, so I had to refuse his request of showing him the copy, for him to “clear”. So finally when it appeared, maybe he was just relieved that I didn’t leak out details or write anything negative.
It’s a curtain raiser, how critical can one get anyway?
But as I was hanging around the sets, he sure was getting the jitters as I jotted down every bit of detail I came across during their discussion. Of course, I was able to use only 5 per cent of the information because the organisers wanted to keep a few surprises.
The event did not happen because of rain. And, it totally washed out the hype generated by this other story on the morning of the show.
They say that the show will happen sometime soon.
But Vandana of The Banyan pledged she’s not gonna do anything of this scale ever again.
Will keep you guys posted about the fresh date of the show.
From the rehearsals I’ve seen, I can promise it’s gonna be one long disco out there at Jeppiar College. Awesome selection of songs, esp. the bit when Shilpa Shetty swings her hip to Chaiyya Chaiyya… Man, she was sooo good at her very first rehearsal that when she walked off after her dance, one of the dancers commented: Avanga nadanthalae dance madri irukku (It looks like she’s dancing even when she just walks).
I can’t wait to see her on top of the train with Vivek Oberoi doing the jig.
Never mind the distance or the price of tickets, this show will be a must watch.