Sunday, August 13, 2006

So Funny Ya!

(Warning: 'R' rated. You may not get this joke if you dont understand tamil)

I was watching this movie called Enakkum Unakkum Something Something (apparently a remake of the telugu super hit Nuvasth... Nuvunt... - thats all I can remember of the name). The hero Ravi is just wearing a towel, nothing underneath, and is in Trisha' room messing with her. She kicks him out and bolts the door, in the process his towel gets caught in the door and our man is naked. In comes, xyz comedian(so many new faces), also clad in a towel. Ravi grabs the comedian's towel and runs away.

Exactly that moment the granny of the house comes with a tray full of coffee/Tea and she takes one look at naked comedian, drops the tray and falls down. This comedian says a dialog which really cracked me up - (look for something that rhymes)

Avan Avanukku Gandam Thanni'la
Ana paati'kku gandam .......

He doesnt say the word. But it is there. I laughed so much. Things have come a long way from the famous kiss scene of Thayagaraja Bhagavathar in Manmadha Leelai. The thing is - its so much a Nellai word, not many in Madras use it. Anyway feel silly for laughing so much now!

60 comments:

indianangel said...

Great! I saw that movie too. the comedian is called Santhanam (who runs Lollu sabha in vijay TV - thats one great show) and is very famous! BTW, even Livingston was doing a great job with his dialogues!

Mahanadi said...

And you call it funny? its guys like you who encourage such cheap jokes. sick!

Prabhu said...

Hey,
First time here!Interesting posts and archives..book marking you !

Kaps said...

should i wait for one of the commentors to blurt out the nellai slang?

F e r r a r i said...

thalai. andha bajaj vaNdi pathi dhaane solreenga :D

Venkat said...

Lol,

my wife's reading this next to me reading this and wants to know why i'm laughing..?

What should I tell her ? ;-)

Nilu said...

ROTFL!

This reminds of a Vivek dialog

XYZ: Ava unga aatha da.
Vivek: Podang .....

F e r r a r i said...

BTW Lankasri la irundhu uruvi paathengaLa? :D

Babs said...

Ha ha ha....lol

Gud one....like Vivek says "Kunj-Mani sootetain, enga daa soote, athan soonelaaa"

It was directed by Prabhu Deva in telugu right?

How about asking ahh-rya kilo chakarai in Nellai aiyeee ;-)

anantha said...

Mahanadi: Ofcourse it is funny.. cos it rhymes with ..... Well, you get the drift.

Hawkeye: Its not just Nellai. Thanjai maavattathila kuda andha usage undu ;)

F e r r a r i said...

babs,

It is 'Minor kunja suttuten'.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Babu I remember that and the Maharaja Stores guy replying... "Sorry sir adha vikkardhu illai:-)"

-Prabhu

Deepa said...

In Periya thambi, a guy sings "Mazhai penji oorellam thanni" and then SVe stops him and says "podhum, aduttha line a paadadha".

Chenthil said...

Hawkeye, the word is pretty common across TN. As some one pointed out ask Chakkarai in Tirunelveli / Thoothukudi area. Been there, done that :-). And now think back on SJ Surya's song in New "Sakkarai, inikkara sakkarai". He is from Thoothukudi area.

Deepa, I thought that limeric was dated to our generation, is it still in vogue?

Suresh said...

hahaha that was funny indeed (reminds me of the Tamil ring tone that's been circulation - "ayya tholai pesi" .)

Mahanadi - Chill, listened to standups?

F e r r a r i said...

Your site is redirecting me to http://www.jbcar.ca/en/home.asp

Tried in both IE and Firefox. No idea why :(

Managed to stop the browser and click on comments before the redirection.

Chakra Sampath said...

As Chenthil says, that usage is quite common all over TN, I guess.. I could only guess as I know what that is and i have never been to Nellai.

On the other word, someone told me not to tell my name in Nellai.. i was wondering why until I got the meaning from a proper nellai-ite. :)

Zero said...

I think it's widely used except in Chennai.
It's interesting to note that the cusswords in Chennai and rest of TN widely differ; and are almost mutually exclusive, when the "high-end" words (meaning, the supposedly most offensive) are considered.

anantha said...

Deepa: Yes, that "limerick" consists of multiple passages dealing with diverse issues such as a fight between Rajini and Kamal and the ensuing damage, the number of floors on the LIC building and so on. Whatever, it certainly helped mitigate "first year" issues in undergrad and I am certainly proud that I had a role to play in the "continuing education" of more than one senior.

Chenthil: Do we have a generation gap? ;)

Anonymous said...

Really hilarious... and more than that, I liked the way the title of this post gives a hint to the clueless...

Hawkeye said...

indian angel,

thanks for the name. I think I have seen one or two episodes of lollu sabha.

Hawkeye said...

mahanadi,

blame in on 'kali' yugam. i am pretty sure your husband/brother if the saw this along with you they will *not* keep a serious face and say bloody cheap fellow. our culture and country has fone down and when you move over to the other room, they will *not* roll on the floor and laugh their ass off.

trust me.

like madhavan says in alaipayuthe to that lady in the bus "unga purushan paavam"

Hawkeye said...

prabhu,

thanks.

kaps,

i think the sweetness is in things that are left unsaid. this joke could have been lost if they had actually said it and beeped it out. I am assuming u know the word. if not some commentator or I can certainly say it.

Hawkeye said...

farrari,

athe athe.

kaps: here is your clue (incase u dont know it). there is a boneym song in the same name too :-)

Hawkeye said...

venkat,

thats what makes such jokes so lovely. It just wins over 1 segment of the population totally :-)

Hawkeye said...

nilu,

did u see anand's post on "juuuump"

Hawkeye said...

ferrari,

lankasri illa. anaa antha mathiri oru source thaan.

Hawkeye said...

babs & prabhu,

I can still remember the maharaja stores-high ground kadaikaarar smiling in an embarassed way when i asked for 'sarkarai'. it wud be more fun when women visit thirunelveli and do the same mistake.

Hawkeye said...

anantha,

i've lived in thanjai too. kamala subramaniam isckool. i was surprise when o**a was replaced by 'olka'. I guess words mutate as they travel south.

Hawkeye said...

deepa,

athu bayangara 'nandhavanathil oru aandi' vishiyam.

anantha,

you forgot sridevi in the 'middle' :-)

Hawkeye said...

chenthil,

i havent heard that limerick since school days. not a big hit in madras.

i have done the same thing in palayamkottai. i though SJSurya was from andhra. didn't know thoothukudi connection.

if thats the case the song was totally naughty.

Hawkeye said...

suresh,

the punch was - this was totally unexpected. this was the only spike to this level in the entire movie.

Hawkeye said...

zero,

i agree. i just gave an example in the previous word. in fact LKB is virtually unknown in nellai. or maybe i was living in a cave.

nellai had swear words for fellating and there was no equalant in chennai.

Hawkeye said...

anantha,

once again: ippadi sridevi'a vittitiye

Hawkeye said...

anonymous,

danks!

Babble said...

dude,
thats gross

D.N.A. said...

Anantha/chenthil: Generation gap? Adhellam kalathal azhiyadhadhu! There are atleast couple of old tamil songs that also got converted, especially "missiamma" song!

Hawkeye said...

babble,

i know maan! tell me about it!

Hawkeye said...

d.n.a,

missiamma...hmmm u mean
'brindhavanamum nandakumaranum'

i think there areb many jokes that are lost forever. the younger generation total waste

anantha said...

Sridevi-a vidala! Sridevi was mentioned konjam euphemistically as "ensuing damage".

Dude I know my "Rajinkkum Kamalukkum sandai...." :D

Yes, I know that you were in Kamala Subramaniam!

D.N.A. said...

Hawk, we should work to restore all those lost heritage man.

Anonymous said...

pasuvukku paavadai katti

Nilu said...

I give certificate to anantha....he is a master of jigigkkan jigijikkan jikkan..i learnt it from him :)

anantha said...

I am certainly proud that I had a role to play in the "continuing education" of more than one senior.

.... and at least one junior too.

So what does Sakkarai mean?

And btw, is it just me or was S.Ve Shekar the master of the "double meaning" one liner?

Sample (I forget in which play) -

S.Ve.S (on the phone): Amma, ayya irrukara?

Lady on the other end: Mela paduthu irukaaru, pa .

S.Ve.S: Seri naan apparam call panren.

Rather innocous exchange or you had a dirty mind like mine!

WA said...

Che such juvenile behaviour everywhere

Hawkeye said...

dna,

a book on it wouldnt be a bad idea. although we cud end up carrying coal to NC

Hawkeye said...

nilu,

avana paatha appadi theriyalaiye.. 'this cat drink milk' category'la fit agaaraan.

PSBB -> SASTRA : one long journey from peter land to vambu madam.

Hawkeye said...

anantha,

sarkarai is Mr.Johnson

The drama u r referring to is 1000 udhai vaangiya aboorva sigamani. it is where 'kaveri' ( supposedly referring the river) asks her lover sekhar to call her parents and ask them permission - if she could stay with sekhar.

the entire thing is no coincidence. "mela padithirukkkar" has a correlation coefficient of 1.0 with "seri nan apporama phone panren". sekhar defined his double meanining comedy king status with that. he repeated this joke in 'sahadevan mahadevan' or 'thangamani rangamani'

Hawkeye said...

wa,

thanks! we r like this only.

Hawkeye said...

anantha,

interesting u shld ask abot sarkarai - thats the basis of the entire post :-)

S(o F)unny ya! :-)

anantha said...

Hawkeye: Naan PSBB illa. Naan from LKG to XII - Punjab Association product!

anantha said...

And ennaku andha sugar reference puriyala. I can understand the references to plantain and what not, but sugar? What? How? Why?

Anonymous said...

Anti,

That and all like that only.

-Prabhu

D.N.A. said...

"And ennaku andha sugar reference puriyala."

Anantha idhu nyayama? And Nilu unaku edho certificate vera tharadha kelvi! Certificate selladhu. Adipada disqualification!

"S(o F)unny ya! :-)"

Very bad....Very bad....(Imagine babu bhat and his index finger)

Hawkeye said...

anantha,

as prabhu eloquently put - there is no etymology in this.


dna,

baboo babooo

Always ! said...

bhoooo ha ha haah :)) am cracking up already....

and ferrari....ha haha :)) bajaj vandi it seems..lol !

First, by the name, i thot it would be a pretty dumb movie! but now, i think i'll see it...lol

Hawkeye said...

always!

its a feel good family movie.

tilotamma said...

***trust me.

like madhavan says in alaipayuthe to that lady in the bus "unga purushan paavam" ***

:-))))).

Anonymous said...

can anyone tell me what movie is from : minor kunja suttuten joke of vivek?

aniramzee said...

I'm from Chennai, and I've heard loads of people using it around me.The only new word I heard not used in Chennai is "kandaroli."