Apologies to any Dilip or Meena fans who might be offended… I love Dilip and (especially) Meena too. But there are a few films to see them together in, even another light-hearted film, Kohinoor, which is far better too (more cohesive, more involving, etc. – as Antarra correctly pointed out a few months ago). But how many films give a real role to Sai-Subbulaxmi (or Sayee & Subbulakshmi, etc.)? They are real characters in this film, hanging around here and there (and being very cute) before they do their fantastic dances.
They were the original reason I wanted to find this movie too, but I thought maybe my focus would change once I saw the whole film, especially since I had become more aware of the Dilip-Meena duo. But no, that didn’t change; I still like this film mainly for Sai-Subbulaxmi.
P.S. As I’ve said when I’ve talked about these scenes before (long before I had a chance to see the movie), there are also nice Tamil versions of their dances up on YouTube. The Tamil versions are the first ones, actually. Malaikallan came out a year earlier, starring MGR and P. Bhanumathi. I wonder… If I watched Malaikallan, would I still feel that the real stars were Sai-Subbulaxmi?