In Valentineâ€™s Day week, we bring you some of our favourite scenes from Malayalam cinema where couples have expressed their love for each other. These are the scenes that have touched our hearts and thrilled us to bits, making us fall in love with the heroes and heroines.
Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal
Heroes may come and heroes may go, but few hold our hearts like Solomon (Mohanlal) in this Padamarajan classic. Even for firmly urban people like us, if ever a Solomon looked into our eyes, like the man in question did into Sophiaâ€™s (Shari) and uttered poetically: â€˜Namukku gramamgalil chennu raapakkam; Athikalathezhunettu munthirithottangalil poyi muthirivallikal thalirthu poovidarukayum, mathalanarakam pookukayum cheytho ennu nokkamâ€¦â€™ (Letâ€™s go live in the villages; letâ€™s wake up early and go to the vineyards, letâ€™s discover whether the vines have blossomed and the pomegranates are in bloomâ€¦) Hell, yeah! Sign us up for love in the vineyards.
To pay off her fatherâ€™s debt, Mythili (Gautami), an impoverished young woman leaves all her worldly belongings at the doorstep of the high and mighty Narasimha Mannadiar (Mammotty). This is the scene where the benevolent Mannadiar becomes her personal knight in shining armour. In the midst of berating her, Mannadiar proposes to Mythili and knocks the wind out of her sails â€“ and ours too! Goosebump worthy.
Manickyan (Mohanlal) and Karthumbi (Shobana) get off on the wrong foot and this is the scene where the two finally find each other. Director Priyadarsan builds up to the proposal scene through a comedy of errors that includes the duo dodging goons, getting lost in the jungle, being tied up by tribals and fleeing for their lives. Who knew that Manickyanâ€™s imperious â€˜Aaru Karkichu thuppi?â€™ dialogue when they first meet would quickly end up in â€˜Porunno ente koode?â€™ (Do you want to come with me?). Sigh.
Few proposals have wowed us with their brilliance as Lijo Jose Pellishery did in his raw and rustic take on life in Angamaly. Late one tipsy night, Lichi (Reshma Anna Rajan), perhaps the only level-headed one in the tale, proposes to her â€˜Cherukkanâ€™- her younger friend Pepe (Anthony Varghese), taking him by surprise and the audience as well. The way Pepeâ€™s eyes light up and the way he smiles at her in wonder you know that heâ€™s ready to abandon his dream of a life in Germany and follow Lichi to the ends of the world.
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
Pooja (Nazriya Nazim) is headed for disappointment but you cheer on the young go-getter as she follows Giri (Nivin Pauly) to his secret bolt hole up in the hills, to propose to him. Giri rebuffs her teenage dreams but itâ€™s that gentle rejection that makes Pooja even more determined. The icing on the cake is Giriâ€™s proposal Pooja in the climax: the same setting, the same words and their very own happily ever after.
Sub Inspector Rajendran (Sreenivasan) is desperate to show his crush Meera (Karthika) that underneath his (supposed) tough cop armour is the heart of a poet, an artist and a singer. He then proceeds to sing his proposal to the bewildered Meera and Malayalam cinema gets the hit comedy number â€˜Pavizhamalli Poothulanja Neelavanamâ€¦â€™ Snap out of it bro, youâ€™re never gonna get her.
So, love does not come with the first bite of red velvet cake, as George (Nivin Pauly) finds out with Celine (Madonna Sebastian). It takes a couple of red velvet cakes and a proposal that is offered a bit too late. Post the Malar episode, George is still mad at the world but when he sees Celine something clicks (maybe itâ€™s the eyes?) and he finally musters up the courage to propose to her. Only she is already engaged. Back to square one for George â€“ for now.
Love comes calling in the Ferrari of the times - a Maruti 800. The dashing hero, criminal lawyer Shyam Prakash (Mohanlal once again; someone knows his proposal scenes!) chances upon lady love, the veterinarianâ€™s daughter, Radhika (Parvathy Jayaram), on the road and figures out that it's the perfect time to apologise for pestering her. He follows it up with a self introduction and an equally suave declaration of love. Need anything more for Radhika to get stars in her eyes?
A conflicted Arjun (Dulquer Salmaan) takes Sarah (Parvathy) out, after several days of avoiding her. Sarah does not know that it's because of her mother that Arjun had stayed away. She doesn't understand his reluctance, sensing that he is interested in her. Her face lights up when he shows her the wall art he's made but she's disppointed once again by his unwillingness to share his emotions with her.
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