I was reading the newspaper yesterday, with one ear tuned to the television, and I kept hearing some Thamizh dialogue like "Enga amma appa sethupoittaanga, naa anaadha" (My parents are no more. I am an orphan). Sounded like excerpts from a Thamizh movie, and then came on the song, "Naanoru Sindhu Kaavadi Sindhu". I have watched Sindhu Bhairavi many times, but just so I could catch it again, I raised my head to see when it was being telecast again. And there's this visual of a pig walking away into the sunset! Was zooked about what was happening!
Today, I saw the same promo again, which starts off like "Indha Sunday unga veeettukku naan varreeeeeeeen" and realised it was not for a Thamizh movie, but for the dubbed movie, BABE: Pig in the City! I couldn't control my laughter! Imagine a pig speaking in Thamizh, and finally singing the "Naanoru Sindhu" song. It was a riot, no less!! :-)
Vijay TV is reaching new heights in hilarity! They have been proving themselves right from the Jackie Chan dubbed movies ("Daai, ennada pannre? Mmm?? Naa voodu kattren!") to playing romantic songs like "Thottaal Poo Malarum" for two dinosaurs mating (promo for Jurassic Park). I think they also played some Rajnikanth songs as backdrop to some Jackie Chan movie.
On the other hand, I changed my pre-conceived notion about the dubbed Kaun Banega Crorepati 2, again on Vijay TV. Nizhalgal Ravi, who has dubbed for Amitabh, has done a pretty neat job (he only sucks real bad when he speaks English) with the pitching and intonation to suit the original.