By: Settu Shankar
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Tamil cinema fans have been so privileged to see lip locks onscreen. The Smooching scene in the Kamal-Rekha film Punnagai Mannan is well remembered. After the film did well, Kamal Hassan made sure that he locks lips with his actress in quite a few of his movies. But this has also been misused many a time, with the filmmakers trying to use it for generating curiosity and for publicity purposes.
One memorable kiss in the recent past is between Keerthi Chawla and Vijay Chiranjeevi, the son of Jaguar Thanga - the stunt master turned director. Now we will see that trying to be replicated twice onscreen. Ninaithadhai Mudippavan will have Keerthi Chawla and Jai Akash engage in a hot kiss for about a minute. Another film Malarinum Melliya, will have its co-stars Varshini and Vignesh in a lip-lock.
In a press conference held by the director of the film PS Selvaraj, he said, "When the shoe was ready to be taken, Vignesh suddenly kissed her. We caught her by surprise and hence caught her real reaction onscreen. It worked out well. Later, in a few more scenes, the actress co-operated with the unit."