an old post for all those wondering why the link from my profile doesn't work
i can speak 3 languages.damn i shud've stopped at 2.but being fluent in many languages has more advantages than the fluidity with which i can spit curses (why does one learn the curse words in a new language first - cud to chew in another blog).anyway this 'talent' of mine was piqued when in successive days i saw 2 movies twice,once each in hindi and tamil.the first was yuva/ayutha ezhuthu and the other was an oldy - gol maal/thillu mullu.
while the first was made in both tongues by the same guy (hence making a comparison moot), the second had a different treatment in each language. without an indepth comparison , i can safely say that the tamil version rocked. every joke in the hindi version was amplified to a higher comical level in the tamil one. i have watched the tamil version several times and the quirks and sounds that are unique to this language heighten the laughter quotient to such a level that i feel sorry for my room mates neither of whom knows tamil.