Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Aruval Westerns

Meaning: A sub-genre of Tamil action films usually featuring an angry young man who has a penchant for slicing and dicing opponents with a humble aruval.
Usage: The Vikram movie Sami spawned a spate of Aruval Westerns.
Pronunciation: Aroo-vaal-westerns.
Root: An aruval is a long curved knife popular in rural & suburban Tamil Nadu.