The famous Karnan was a good cinematographer and I personally think he should’ve stuck to that. His films were set on a land where deserts were at the bottom of cold mountains which were nearer to huge lakes which were nearer to huge deep forest which was nearer to a big water falls which was nearer to a enormous……….well, you get the picture. The only logical thing he ever known is if you dress a lady in the thinnest possible saree (and, of course, it is white) and make her take a bath in a river or dance in the rain, the nipples will be visible to the eyes. This had been his life’s motto. And so many adored him for that.
His stories were simple. Needed only a small cast. Jaishankar was his main hero. Later on he turned to Sarathbabu, Suman and Karthik. His pet babes were Jayamala, Rajkokhila (Meena’s aunt), Rajmallika (Meena’s mother) and Madhavi.
Jambu is his famous movie and to a lesser extent, Rettai Kuzhal Thuppaakki. The availability of good prints must be the only reason for that. (Though, when I tried for the vcd’s of his films at shops, I couldn’t get it)
A plane crashes and falls into a jungle. The story is all about how the crowd of around 20 including the air hostess, Jayamala escape from the jungle with the help of the Tarzan, Jaishankar. The peak of the movie is when Jayamala shaves Jaishankar, a jungle boy, and he keeps his face in her ‘no blouse, no bra, only a saree’ boobs and after that bathes him. She falls in love with him. Being a jungle boy, he doesn’t know anything about sex and when she explains to him, it turns into hot pairing in the river. When a tiger comes after her she jumps into the river revealing her nipples thru a transparent dress. Obviously she had no ‘hidden’ agenda. When they get to another ‘country’, one more babe falls for him. There is a lesbo fight between her and Jayamala.
Rettai Kuzhal Thuppaakki (1989)
Suganthi and Karthik acted in this movie. It got so many items numbers by Bapitha, kavithasree and some more unknown babes. There is also a lesbo fight in the river with both Suganthi and the other girl transparent clothes. After she wins the fight she celebrates it Karthik, showing a great side view of her naked boobs and a nipple show thrown in between.
Jaishankar and Rajkokhila. She shows cleavage all thru the movie especially when 3 guys try to rape her. Her nipples are on the show when she plays with Jaishankar in a lake wearing only a saree for dress.
The play continues for about 5 minutes. Her boobs goes in and out of his hands and the water. The sad thing is this film is in Black & White.
Enga Paattan Sothu (1975)
Starred Jaishankar, Rajkokhila, Rajmallika among others. A Black & White movie. While Rajakokhila shows only cleavage and thighs, Rajmallika wears the usual transparent white blouse in a river showing her nipples. After bathing she fights with a macho man, maybe because there is no lesbo fight in this movie. She shows her nipples in the wet dress again when some thugs try to rape her on the sea side.
Cast : Madavi
Well, Madavi plays the lead female role avenging her detractors. Meanwhile there is as usual club dance, underground camera work and all showing a lot of exposure. In one scene, Karnan asked Madavi to show cleavage and Madavi readily agreed and lowered her blouse. But it was no where near Karnan's standards and so he included another extra in the same song and made her show her breasts.