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Friday, February 12, 2010


Cinema enthuses many - I am not a great fan and do not watch much. In an informal office function, just to make the atmosphere more lively, a cine quiz was organized by me. If you think you are cinema crazy, check your IQ.

1) Which was the first Tamil sound film released on 31st October 1931 ?

2) The Corsican Brother released in 1941 starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr was a smash hit with storyline of siamese twins separated at birth and raised in completely different circumstances. This was the plot of a tamil film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. Name it !

3) the 1988 comedy produced by Steven Spielberg saw cartoon characters commonly interact with main characters. What was its equivalent in Tamil ?

4) The cinema Bharatha Vilas is a 1973 Tamil film starring Sivaji Ganesan had a Punjabi family led by Baldev Singh ? who played this role ?

5) Padayappa was directed by KS Ravikumar and starred Soundarya & Ramya Krishnan with Rajini. Music by AR Rahman and was the last film for Sivaji Ganesan. (Looks like all possible Questions over ?)

The producer Thenappan registered the stylised Padayappa design as a Class 34 trademark in 1998 for some goods, making it to be first instance of brand extention in Tamil film industry ? what were the brands ?

6) Time Magazine has a compilation of “All time 100 Greatest Movies” featuring best movies released between March 3, 1923 (when the first issue of Time was published) and 2005 (when list was compiled) Only one tamil film, of 1980s figure in it. Name it ?

7) Brewster's Millions is a novel written by George Barr McCutcheon in 1902, originally under the pseudonym of Richard Greaves. It was a successful film when made in 1985 with Richard Pryor and John Candy in the cast. A tamil film with Rajni in the lead was perhaps even a bigger hit. Name it ?
8) Pazhassi Raaja is a Malayalam film released in 1964 The maiden song of the Music director : RK Sekhar “Chottamuthal chudala vare” was sung by KJ Jesudoss. How is this man better known in Tamilnadu and in India ?
9) In the film Chandramukhi – Devuda Devuda song, various people (Director P Vasu, Producer Ramkumar) come on screen calling " repeatu" One non cine person close associated with Shivaji Rao Gaekwas also appears on screen. Who is that ?
10) the Radha Ravi and Srividya starrer Naalaya Theerpu released in 1992 is significant milestone in tamil film industry why ?

With regards - S Sampathkumar



Answers :

1) Kalidas – the story of the Sanskrit Poet

2) Apoorva Sagodharargal

3) Raja Chinna roja – stated to be remake of sound of Music

4) Major Sundararajan

5) Beedi, cigarettes, tobacco and cheroots for which class 34 is the no.

6) Mani Rathnam directed Kamal starrer - Nayagan

7 the story of village hero spending money within the specified time - Arunachalam

8) father of AR Dileep Kumar aka AR Rahman

9) Raj Bahadur who drove the bus in which Rajni was the conductor for years – the bus ran from Majestic circle

10) the film in which Vijay made his debut


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