My Year of Prakash Raj

Some people spend a year
cooking Julia Child's recipes, or following all of the rules in the Bible, or reading books by people who spent a year doing something. My quest is to watch the 200-some films of South Indian character-actor-extraordinaire, Prakash Raj. (It'll probably take more than a year... and I'll post about some Prakash-less films here as well.)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Round-up for May 2012

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total (May, 2012): 8
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total (as of May 31, 2012): 191

Vathiyar, Aadum Koothu, Idhaya Thirudan, Chamundi, Seenu Vasanti Lakshmi, Avide Shyamala, Perarasu, Mathiya Chennai

This month featured a whole spectrum of corrupt characters (cops, politicians, gangsters, philanthropists, and husbands.) Plus three films where Prakash Raj was in front of or behind the camera.
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Aadum Koothu
Mathiya Chennai
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Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Help me find these movies!

I have nearly reached the 200-film mark in the quest to watch all of Prakash Raj’s films, which means the end is in sight!There are 73 films left to watch (not-including new films and future films), of which I have confirmed  access to, or have possession of 47. That leaves 24 films in which Prakash Raj appears, that I cannot seem to find. I have scoured dvd sellers in the US and India, youtube, torrent sites, and more, all to no avail.
(Prakash Raj wanted a large chart,but we settled for an Excel spreadsheet)
I’m posting this in the hope that more eyes looking for these films will yield results.  I’ll update and post this list from time to time, in the hope that these movies might show up:
  • in the bargain bin at a local dvd shop
  • on television, in the middle of the night
  • in a mysterious corner of the internet (youtube, dailymotion, etc), discovered by someone with superior google-skills
  • available in the usual places, but in a different language version (Hindi dub of Telugu, Telugu dub of Kannada, etc.)
  • the illegal trade in Soundarya-Jagapati Babu films of the early 2000's

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Round-up for April 2012

 Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total (April, 2012): 9
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total (as of April 30, 2012): 183

Veedu Samanyudu Khadu, Anjanayelu, I Love You Da, Album, Thank You Subbarao, Lakshmi Narasimha, Naanu Naanu Kanusu, Lockup Death, Ali Baba

April showers (baths) bring May Prakash Raj movies.
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Round-up for March 2012

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total (March, 2012): 14
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total (as of March 31, 2012): 174

Dosth, Vaanchinathan, Manoharam, Seethanam, Ammai Kosam, Bachi, Solo, Ramachari, Bhalevedivi Basu, Preesthod Thappa, Veerabhadra, Simchalam, Panchamirtham, Thalainagaram
This may have been a record month in number of films watched (and only three  had subtitles.) Which is probably why it’s taken me nearly 2 months to write all of these up. Lots of cops (corrupt and noble), evil-doers, and doting fathers.
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My head hurts from writing this all up!