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Episode 77: Tamizh Prabha’s Pettai & Pa Ranjith’s Madras with Tamizh Prabha

Our new episode is not only a double bill but also something unique. For the first time we are talking about a novel. In this podcast, we talk about a one of a kind Tamizh novel, Pettai by Tamizh Prabha that was published by Kalachuvadu Publications in 2017. The novel deals with the history of Chinna Thari Pettai – modern day Chintadripet in Madras, India and the story of a host of interesting characters over the course of four decades till the present day. Aditya along with singer, songwriter and musician Arivu, and independent journalist Kavitha Muralidharan delve deep into the intricacies of the novel to mine the ways in which the author has captured the lives of the people of Chintadripet. No prizes for guessing where he’s from. It’s a Tamizh novel by Tamizh Prabha so only fair that this episode is completely in Tamizh.

Followed by the discussion on Pettai, Tamizh Prabha talks to Aditya about Pa. Ranjith’s 2014 film MADRAS, starring Karthi, Kalaiarasan and Catherine Tresa. He has penned the script of the next Pa. Ranjith film starring Arya.

On Pettai with Kavitha and Arivu: 0 – 1:30:10
On Madras with Tamizh Prabha: From 1:30:11

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Intro – Kalangal Kadanthu Ponathe

Madras Suvar Theme

S Ramakrishnan speech on Pettai referenced in the podcast

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