Janakaraj mistaking that snake for a podalanga and that cracker for a cigarette. Typical late 80s style comedy where most films and TV serials often used absent-mindedness as an amusement source
The location was either Kodai or Ooty. Sir Walter Scott's immortal lines promptly come to mind :
Breathes there the man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
'This is my own, my native land'?"
Way back in 2001, I happened to switch on Podhigai Channel where a movie featuring Karthik-Revathi was in progress. I happened to watch the most interesting phase of the film and having missed the climax, pestered a colleague the next day at work to fill me with the details. "That was Idhaya Thamarai, it's a really good one", he said. My search ended last year when I got the movie from Netflix, but it was out-and-out disappointing. Perhaps the director thought the lead pair would work magic on screen like in Mouna Ragam. The obvious consolation was PC Sriram's camerawork.
Idhaya Thamarai was a Pongal 1990 release. Oru Kadhal Devadhai(Sankar-Ganesh) is a good song.
A fine portrayal by Heera, I thought. Don't think the film made waves in the Hindi and not hard to reason why - the first half was horribly crude and the packaging had literally idli-sambhar written all over it.
Songs were Hindi rehashes from Johnny, Alaigal Oivathillai and Moondram Pirai.
To end on a more cheerful note, here's the title credit that used to send blood racing into a thousand pairs of palms :)
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