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If Surya were a Cookie…

Surya & Cookies

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If Surya Sivakumar were a cookie, I think this just might be the one! Gorgeous chocolate yumminess with a sexy lingering kick… seriously moreish ;)

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Mounam Pesiyadhe

Suriya in Mounam Pesiyadhe

Suriya in Mounam Pesiyadhe

I watched the Tamil film Mounam Pesiyadhe today. I don’t really have much positive to say about it, except that Surya was in it, so I’ll just post a few random screenshots. Enjoy :)

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Indian Deities and Heroes

Surya in Aaru

Surya in Aaru

The picture above is a screenshot from the Tamil film Aaru, starring Suriya. In this scene Suriya’s character Aaru is at a Vinayaka (also known as Ganesh) temple, taking a ritual bath.

I started watching this film yesterday – which was my birthday – so when the subtitles were a few seconds out of sync in the first few scenes this gave me a really good, delighted laugh :)

It also made me think of Indian street stalls, the kind where they sell postcards, stickers, posters etc. They always have an interesting and colourful variety of pictures on display, and you’ll find that paintings of deities and photos of movie stars (“heroes”) are often sitting next to each other. This was one of the first signs that I noticed during my first visit to India some years ago, when I was only beginning to explore Indian cinema; and it’s one of the things that quickly made me realise just how deeply revered and respected movie stars are among Indian people, and how incredibly important cinema is as an invaluable part of Indian culture.

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Lovebombing South Indian Cinema

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Surya in Aadhavan

This post is a reply to Nicki’s tweet, in which she’s asking all non Desi bloggers to post why they watch South Indian films.

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