Thalapathi (which came out in 1991) is one of the three or four Tamil movies that I’ve watched through without subtitles. And why wouldn’t I? The soundtrack, by Ilaiyaraaja, is incredible. So is most of the dancing (and it’s so nice to see Padmini’s niece again – go, Shobana!). As I’ve pointed out before, one of the songs, “Kaatukkulle Manasukkulle,” was sampled by M.I.A. for “Bamboo Banga.” But the clip that I showed before had a lot of distracting print running across the bottom. So here’s another copy:
Wasn’t that great?
But I’m beginning to think that this song, “Raakkammaa Kaiya Thattu,” is even better:
Still, it’s nearly impossible for me to pick a favorite. This one, “Yamunai Aatrile,” is just so sweet: