Crush

My sister was watching TV when the channel started playing a song from Alaipayuthey. It was probably the millionth time I was watching it,...

My sister was watching TV when the channel started playing a song from Alaipayuthey.


It was probably the millionth time I was watching it, as well as the millionth time I had that stupid grin on my face when I saw Madhavan prance about awkwardly. More than Madhavan, I think that grin was for Karthik, his character in the movie. Karthik pretty much epitomized every thing I've ever wanted in a guy - charming, intelligent and most importantly, he wasn't afraid to get what he wanted.

So actuall-a paatha (Simbu in Vinnathaandi Varuvaaya. Yes. Same feel) my first crush wasn't Madhavan. It was Karthik.

Who was yours?

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51 comments

  1. Nafisa Ali from Junoon (1979). For a long time, I wanted to change my name to Javed, just to savour the way she says it.

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  2. Its the million-dollar-smile-lady Madhuri Dixit...

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  3. the same movie lady.shalini.pity she married usa.free

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  4. Catherine Zeta Jones!
    Sharon Stone!

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  5. Chutney level post ah idhu?! :-( Not that I'm not a supportive reader, but you know what I mean!

    Catherine Tramell, the basic instinct woman.. Cold, neurotic, intelligent.

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  6. Hehehe, too many girls will agree with you on that choice Lavanya :)

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  7. Genelia in boys and JTYJN.. Simran in Nerukku Ner and Trisha in VTV & Ayudha ezhuthu..

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  8. Genelia in Sachin.

    Also, I hate everyone named Karthik.

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  9. Karthik in Agni Nachitram (the telugu dub) fell head over heels,toes and what not for him

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  10. Madhavan does not look his age in that movie at all...he probably looks his best ever ....as Karthik. One of my fav scenes is the chuckle he has when Shalini gives him a mouthful from across the metal fence. First crush : Mavika Tiwari.

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  11. Martina Hingis when she won Wimbledon in '97. Wow :)

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  12. U like Simbu?/? Shame shame :--PP

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  13. Agessssssssssss ago Ok started a crushes meme that I remember doing. You had also blogged that one, no?

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  14. Revathi from Mounaraagam. The beauty that she is :)

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  15. :) Gradwolf. Yaaa. Fun times:). What up in general life?

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  16. bLaCkJuVeNiLe~ NagendranJune 6, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    its non other than you!! I have a crush on you lavs and your posts are making me out of breath, my heart rhythm is only because of you and your post, my eyes wont take away from your blog. Also i can't take my eyes off you though you'd be like heaven to touch. :(
    I am simply lost without you; your thought even bring smile to my face.
    you are simply the best..!

    i just expressed ma intuitive feeling, and sorry!, this is nothing you just carry with you. bye! :)

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  17. Tom Cruise.
    Like every other 13 year old girl.

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  18. Genelia in Bommarillu

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  20. After reading this, wrote a paralel post in my blog :)

    http://iyengarsuresh.blogspot.com/2010/06/crush.html

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  21. Hey Chutney,

    Yes. Same Bledd. Me too first crush Alaipayuthe Karthik. Second crush Kannathil Muthamittal - the writer guy. Sometimes I wondered if it was just Maddy's Iyengar good looks. But then, I watched Run.

    Aprom Surya in Ayitha Ezhuthu.

    All said and done, Tamizh pasanga madiri varadhu.

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  22. mine is maddy too!..I had such a big crush on him when i first saw this movie..n until today he is still my fav actor..he has a killer smile :) :)

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  23. I agree with you chutney. The crush is on the character. Mine was Karthik from alaipayuthe, Thiruchelvan from Kannathil Muthamittal and the most sexy Michael from Ayutha ezhuthu :)

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  24. I started with Roja Rishiiiiiiii :D

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  25. Arvin Swami in Roja (although only cuz of the romantic snow sequence, not as a character), Karthik in Mouna Ragam and again, him in Agni Natshathram.

    These were first crushes but I fell in *love* with Ajith (after Vaali I think) and cried when he married Shalini (I know!!!)

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  27. You know what 'Crush' reminds me of? That total-thu dialogue in Singam where anushka tells surya 'enaku unga mela crush vandirchu' or some crap like that. The word crush itself is eeew now.

    Anyway, you mean actor level crush? Then definitely madhavan as karthik was THE one..but generally na there's a huge list ;)

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  28. Shobana from Thalapathi. Dunno why though. Just liked her so much that I secretly cut out pictures of her from Kumdham and Ananda Vikatan that my Dad used to buy.

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  29. Oooohh Surya in Ayitha Ezhuthu...
    And Siddharth too.

    @Manasa: Tamizh pasanga are the best pasanga. I totally agree with you.

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  30. Mine is Leonardo DI Caprio... i still have his poster under my bed back home... it freaks out my hubby tho... neways about karthik i really like the guy too n he is part of a theatre group called Evam and i had a colleague who is also a part of that group n so i got to see this guy live on stage :) They have a lot of shows in CHennai :)

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  31. Hi Lavanya! I've been reading your blog for a long time :) ... quite a laugh-riot!!
    As for my crushes, I wonder if the comment box will ever be enough!;)

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  32. I was going to say Karthik from Mounaragam - Nags, you beat me to it!

    But Karthik from MR was so perfect - he was bad, he was brash, he was charming, he was persistent and he was dead and gone and that made you want him even more...please come back. Please.

    And Salman Khan from Maine Pyar Kiya - all my train trips after that for a few years were accompanied by a copy of filmfare with Sallu on the cover. And all walls in my rooms were covered with sallu's - hate him now - but that's besides the point.

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  33. my first crush was a voice.
    Jagjit Singh's voice as in the ghazals I heard, though not exactly the person. Was in 8th standard then.
    Whole day would listen to his ghazals on cassetes back to back. Those were the day!! :)

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  34. Well its appropriate to tell this as i have just published my blog on a crush. My first crush was not a person but a character that swept me off my feet. When I think of it, I fall hard on the ground.

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  35. Revathi, anytime..She epitomized the wonderful portrayal of an feminist, independent, modern yet bound by traditional limits and outlooks....Revathi + rain+ Ilayaraja is a heavenly combo in the 80s

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  36. Diya Mirza in RHTDM

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  37. Recently it is Genelia in Sachin. My god I couldn't think anything else fro couple of days...twice I added her name to mine.. mistakenly
    !!! uffffff...kastam

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  38. i too liked Madavan in Alaipayuthey, it was in 12th that I watched that film..

    Now I watched Simbu's film, my office guys were raving about, but somehow I found it immature love.. or maybe I have grown old.

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  39. i too liked Madavan in Alaipayuthey, it was in 12th that I watched that film..

    Now I watched Simbu's film, my office guys were raving about, but somehow I found it immature love.. or maybe I have grown old.

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  40. Diya Mirza in RHTDM

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  41. Revathi, anytime..She epitomized the wonderful portrayal of an feminist, independent, modern yet bound by traditional limits and outlooks....Revathi + rain+ Ilayaraja is a heavenly combo in the 80s

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  42. Well its appropriate to tell this as i have just published my blog on a crush. My first crush was not a person but a character that swept me off my feet. When I think of it, I fall hard on the ground.

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  43. Hey Chutney,

    Yes. Same Bledd. Me too first crush Alaipayuthe Karthik. Second crush Kannathil Muthamittal - the writer guy. Sometimes I wondered if it was just Maddy's Iyengar good looks. But then, I watched Run.

    Aprom Surya in Ayitha Ezhuthu.

    All said and done, Tamizh pasanga madiri varadhu.

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  44. bLaCkJuVeNiLe~ NagendranApril 29, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    its non other than you!! I have a crush on you lavs and your posts are making me out of breath, my heart rhythm is only because of you and your post, my eyes wont take away from your blog. Also i can't take my eyes off you though you'd be like heaven to touch. :(
    I am simply lost without you; your thought even bring smile to my face.
    you are simply the best..!

    i just expressed ma intuitive feeling, and sorry!, this is nothing you just carry with you. bye! :)

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  45. U like Simbu?/? Shame shame :--PP

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  46. Madhavan does not look his age in that movie at all...he probably looks his best ever ....as Karthik. One of my fav scenes is the chuckle he has when Shalini gives him a mouthful from across the metal fence. First crush : Mavika Tiwari.

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  47. Karthik in Agni Nachitram (the telugu dub) fell head over heels,toes and what not for him

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  48. Genelia in boys and JTYJN.. Simran in Nerukku Ner and Trisha in VTV & Ayudha ezhuthu..

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  49. the same movie lady.shalini.pity she married usa.free

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