The Answers....

Note: With So much originality in Kamal's movies, I was able to resist the Avvai Shanmughi Question!:-)

 
1.  Easy One: Two of Kamal's flicks have been based on "The God Father". One is of course, Nayagan. What's the more recent adaptation ?

Devar Magan. According to Kamal, his native district reminded him of the feuding Sicily!!

2.  The Richard Dreyfuss Starrer "Moon Over Parador" was remade twice, in recent times - once in Tamil/Telugu starring Kamal Haasan and again in English with Kevin Kline. Name the Tamil version ? Give yourself a pat on the back if you can name the Kevin Kline version too!

Indiran Chandiran (originally made in Telugu as Indrudu Chandrudu). The Kevin Kline version is Dave!

3.  Kamal and Crazy Mohan re-wrote this Rosaenne-Meryl Streep comedy in Tamil. Name it ?

Sati Leelavathy!

4.  This Kamal Haasan 'double-action' musical was in fact an unabashed adaptation of "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud". Can you name it ?

Enakkul Oruvan. However, Enakkul Oruvan was a remake of the Subash Ghai directed Hindi Hit 'Karz' which was of course based on "The Reincarnation.."

5.  Though not based on a Hollywood production, Vetri Vizha was adapted from  a Famous Best-seller of the 80s, that was adapated in the US for the small screen with Richard Chamberlain in the lead. Name the Book/TV Movie ?

The Robert Ludlum bestseller "The Bourne Identity".

6.  The climax of "Rajaparvai" was inspired by a similar scene in which English movie ?(Clue: It was Dustin Hoffman's second starring role - that has nothing to do with Rajaparvai, BTW!)

The Graduate. (The story is however dissimilar. It was just the climax scene that was adapted).

7. Another Sitter : This Dolly Patron, Lily Tomlin comedy inspired this huge 90s hit from the Kamal-Crazy team. Name both the movies ?

9-5 and Magalir Mattum.

8. "Aahaan Vandirichu" from Kalyanaraman was in fact based on a song by a Western Rock Music Band, who reportedly even performed at IIT Madras once! Name the band ?

Uriah Heep!

The song was "Lady in Black" from the album "Salisbury"!

9. This James Belushi hit - The Principal (if you are ever on the Universal Studios' backlot tour, you can see the sets of this movie) inspired this Kamal venture, directed by Setumadhavan. Name it ?

Nammavar. (Kamal didn't play the Principal, however. And The Principal was set ina High School, I think, while Nammavar was set in a college).

10.  Jose Ferrer's potrayal of the French artist Henrie De Toulouse-Lautrec in "Moulin Rougue" inspired Kamal to taken on this role in this mega 80s hit, which also took its cue from this Arnold Schwarzengegger hit! Name the role and the movie ? (The story of Moulin Rouge had nothing to do with it - Jose Ferrer's portayal inspired Kamal to do something specific for this role!)

Apu in Apoorva Sagodarargal.

Jose Ferrer had to 'size himself down' to play Lautrec, who was stunted at childhood. This inspired Kamal to use this technique to 'go down on his knees' as he was searching for some way to play a dwarf.  The tamil movie was inspired by the Arnold-De Vito comedy "Twins" to a certain extent. (to the fact that there can be a pair of  'imperfect' twins.!)

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