Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Believe it or Not!!

This post has nothing to do with Ripley's Believe it or Not! chain of places(actually, IMHO(ok, that's a computer person's version of saying In My Humble Opinion... I've started loving abbreviations for some reason. But I make some of my friends go mad! Ah! This too shall pass!(Ithuvum Kadandhu pogum!)So, my dear friends, hang in there!),that's a good place to go to, especially if you are in New York. They've got an awesome collection there. Even my parents(who have traveled to lots of places) were wowed by the collection. And that's something to say!) but more to do with the last post I wrote about Dasavatharam, Kamal's latest movie. Loads of my friends discussed about it with me and some even said that I hadn't taken the time to analyze the movie better. But even after a full two weeks of analysis and discussion, I still stand by what I expressed in the post. If that movie couldn't wow me in the first place, it just doesn't have that wow factor even if I read a lot about it, watch it again scores of times, talk/discuss more about it. Telling me that the movie grows on me is just not my cup of tea. Come on! I have loads more interesting things to do than spend 6 hours for a movie to make an impression on me. I have better things to do than to re-watch the movie.

All said and done, there were an unprecedented number of forwards about this movie and its interpretations. Kamal should be appreciated for that fact. He has given such a film that everyone has his/her own interpretation of it and each of it seems right. A true test of a person's rationale. Though I got interesting forwards, there was one which stood out amongst them. I was LOLing(again, laughing out loud for those who didn't get it) after reading it(thanks S, for sending it my way! I know you ROTFLed after reading this one!). I'll let you decide if you have to give work to your rationale or not after reading this one. Here goes:

1) In 1978, Kamal's Tamil movie "Sivappu Rojakal" got released. He played the role of a Psychopath killer . One year later, a guy called Psycho Raman was caught for brutally murdering people

2) In 1988, Kamal played the role of a unemployed youth in the movie "Sathya". In 89-90's our country faced lot of problems due to unemployment.

3) In 1992, his blockbuster movie "Devar Magan" got released. Its a village based subject. There will be some scenes portraying communal clashes. Exactly a year later in 1993, there were many communal clashes in southern districts.

4) We all know in 1996 many people in our country was cheated by finance companies. Our Kamal Hasan has clearly depicted this in his movie "mahanadhi" which got released in 1994 itself.

5) In "heyram"(2000), there are some scenes relating to Hindu Muslim clashes . We all know 2 years later, godhra(Gujarat riots) incident happened.

6) He used a word called 'tsunami' in his movie "Anbesivam"(2003).The word 'tsunami' was not known to many people before. In 2004, 'tsunami' stuck the east coast of our country and many people lost their lives.

7) In his latest movie "Vettaiyadu Vilayadu "(2006) there are two characters called ila&amudhan who played the roles of psychopath killers. After 3 months of release of the movie, the noida serial killing came to light (moninder/sathish)

And to add another point to the seven below
8 )He shows the outbreak of a biological weapon(virus/vial) in Tamil nadu --Dasavatharam(2008)


My view: Does it mean now Kamal will become Kamalanandha and start dancing with women (ok! In a swamiyar garb) and bringing out Lingams and Vibuthis and predict the future of politics, cinema and India?
Your Views: On the comment section, please!


austere mind said...

Wow! There is one more soul like me! ;) IMHO[;)] i consider all these forwards as pure craps from die hard kamal fans who are trying desperately to save the film from becoming another aalavandhan ;)

The movie is definitely a just another masala, nothing special abt it! But am yet to read ur review of the movie!

Going to read now :)

Superficial Gibbering prater said...

Dei austere mind(vivek) enna da...nakkal panraya ....

Unna madiri local galeej rajini fans ellam talaivar(kamal) padam pathi edavadu sonna...Ding Danaar ayidum(madras lingo)

PS::Nyanum Rowdie aakum Kettela!! (read in Kamasweeram,MMKR accent)

@alpine path::Nice post...Inda madiri galeej auster mind pechu ellam ketkadhey..And the next biological weapon is on its way..Talaivar sonna correct dhan!!

If kamal becomes kamalananda...I know the cases for which he will be first arrested ;;Wanna guess ?? :P

austere mind said...

Well.. I don't alpine path's comments section to become a boxing ring.

Neverthless austere mind has no intention of lowering his standards like the prater.

Thalaivar madhiri naanga! Enga range a thani ;) Unga biological weapon la engalukku jujupi ma ;)Chumma suthi suthi parandhu parandhu kappathuvomla ;) We don't need a tsunami, we can create tsunamis! :)

alpine path said...

austere mind, thanks! And welcome :) I wouldn't say the movie is "just another masala". Kamal has put in solid work, but there is no story to back his work. As a result, all the efforts that he put have gone to waste. And creating tsunamis, good one for Rajini. Looks like you are giving ideas for Rajini's new film ;)

superficial gibbering prater, your thalaivar says there will be biological weapon, austere mind's thalaivar is there to create tsunamis, see how (un)fortunate Tamil Nadu is to get a bio weapon, kill it using a tsunami and still act as if this was part of normal life! Wow!! Btw, the MMKR accent was a superb touch! :D

Vishnupriya Janardhanan said...

wow wow ...great sanda. . The comments are as intersting as the blog :D...
Good post, alpine. .the new age nostradamus , kamalanada :P

alpine path said...

vishnupriya, yup! I loved the sanda too :D Very interesting :) Thanks too. But I can't put Nostradamus and Kamalanandha in the same category. Nostradamus said it in verse and its hazy as to what he means sometimes. But Kamalanandha is spot on about the problem :D He even takes graphical movies about it. Now, who is greater? ;)