Some of the prettiest women in the country
have been a part of Tamil movies and they
have sent the hearts of men across the state
aflutter with a flutter of suspiciously long
lashes or a saucy twirl of their hips in songs
choreographed with the express aim of showcasing
their assets to maximum advantage. Who can
forget Sridevi in Sendhura Poovae from 16
Vayathinilae or Kushboo in the Aracha Sandanam
number from Chinna Thambi? Director Shankar
paid a towering tribute to Aishwarya Rai’s
beauty in the Adhisayam song from Jeans where
her beauty if not her acting skills was declared
as the eighth wonder of the world.
Most of the heroines nowadays like Asin, Anushka,
Tamannah, Shriya and Kajal Agarwal have at
least one song to their credit with a moony-eyed
hero following them around gushing about their
great beauty. But there are only four Kollywood
cuties who won our hearts with a song.
Nayanthara: The babe from
Kerala made an impact with films like Chandramukhi
and Aiyaa. Chubby and gauche, she was still
adorable. But thorough professional that she
is, she lost the lard, got herself a spanking
makeover and exponentially raised her oomph
factor. The Engeyo Partha Mayakkam song in
Yaaradi Nee Mohini with Dhanush, captured
her new avatar perfectly.
Dhanush follows her around looking absolutely
smitten while she runs around doing inane
things but looking positively good enough
to eat in a pretty white salwar. Not just
the hero but every male member in the audience
Trisha: The former Miss Chennai
has always scored high on the cuteness quotient.
But few film-makers have captured her strangely
cherubic yet cheekily sexy quality the way
Gautam Menon did in VTV. The Hosanna track
as well as the Anbil Avan number had the camera
following her around worshipfully, while she
looked her adorable best in elegant saris
and flowing skirts. Little wonder that Karthik
(played to perfection by Simbhu) fell head
over heels in love with her despite her being
Sameera Reddy: It is no secret
that the men in these parts have a thing for
women from Bollywood. But even so, very few
North Indian imports have achieved what Sameera
Reddy did with a single song in Vaaranam Aayiram.
The soulful Nenjukul Peidhidum Maamazhai composed
by Suriya on the spot in a flash of inspiration
when he sees her in a train enumerates her
attributes in the most poetic way imaginable.
The newly ordained lover fantasizes about
his girl who is draped in a gorgeous green
sari and looking like a vision. Sameera Reddy
portrayed the sari-clad beauty like never
before and won herself a legion of fans.
Anuya: The Siva Manasula
Sakthi hottie made strutting around in hot
pants and cute little tops an art form. Jiiva
croons Eppadiyo Maatikitten dazedly and we
can totally understand his irresistible attraction
for her despite their tendency to irritate
the hell out of each other.