June 27, 2005 · by sudhishkamath Shankar: What the fuck am I thinking? Share this:ShareFacebookPrintTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related Posted In: Archives
Actually the movie is not great but your review is not very honest either. I din’t intend to offend you, but I had left a similar comment for your swades review, but it was way down the pile of dogshit other sycophants had written so you might not have noticed that.
I am actually very surprised by the shallow nature of your reviews because you keep saying that you want to direct movies and also you keep saying swades and black are classics. A movie director needs much more discretion than that, I believe. (if you want to be any different from Shankar and the current lot)
Vikram, has given a credible performance only to be undone by Shankar’s silly antics. The only good part of heavy masla dosed anniyan is vikram’s acting and the energy he brings to his role. I agree that remo is kind of skewed but I am sure the stunningly handsome looking vikram as remo is undone by Shankar’s pathetic and cheap sense of style (remember the coke sipping Prashanth in Jeans?)
Also, I saw your upcoming movie stills, just one piece of mind from this passionate movie watcher. Great production values does not make a movie great, dishing out cheap shit to people afflicted with fair skin syndrome does not make a movie or its director great. It might earn you some cheap bucks. If you plan to make a good movie make a movie which our people (I mean sarasari tamil makkal and India makkal) can connect to and such a movie will not only please the connoisseurs but also the masses.
Just one more thing… You say Vikram’s Pithamagan grunts were horrible then why the fuck was he given a national award for that movie?. Going by the list of movies and the list of actors honored by the national awards, I doubt that the people sitting in awards committee know a tad more than those freaks who cash in on the blogger’s free web space clog useful bandwidth with their mindless gag.
Muarali: I saw the first 10 mins of Anniyan and have not had the inclination to see further. What you say is a credible performance from Vikram, seems outright un-natural. This has been a point echoed by a lot of ppl I know. And this is only the Ambi part!
Come to think of it, as I read ur comment, you have mentioned Pithamagan. I just noticed something. Vikram’s expressions (I can’t describe it any better than the “raised chin, flared nostril” look) while walking past Sada and the kids, in the first 2 mins of Anniyan remind me of Chithan in Pithamagan!
And this is just my opinion!
And as for your statement about Suderman’s pet project, it is left to you and him to talk about it.
But I think its really unfair for you to act all judgemental about his effort before you actually see it. Moreover you and I don’t know who his target audience is, do we? Lets wait…..
And btw, are you trying to defend Vikram’s award for Pithamagan or are you against it? I had a hard time trying to *completely* justify the award, because I thought Surya did a much better job in the same movie!
Suderman: Feel free to delete my comment. I thought I had to say this, *not so much in your defense or whatever*. But as another passionate movie watcher, I felt I had to say that!
I am sorry if gave an impression that I was judgemental about suderman’s movie. Make no mistake I am full of praise for his passion about movie making and his guts to go all out and be an independent movie maker. I wish him good luck.
I must have made it more obvious what I have in mind when I was talking about his pet project. All that I am saying is in Tamil and in large in Indian movies there is a predisposition towards fair skin and many film makers are guilty of doing this mistake and me pining for a change to this rather irrational dog-eat-dog kind of attitude was just warning sudish not to fall in the same genre of dis-honest film makers.
Is it a norm that hero needs to be fair and the heroine needs to be doubly fair. Just have a look at raaga.com tamil page and tell me if I am wrong. In a land of 6 crore people where 5.9 crores are dark skinned, is there not something seriously out of perspective when movie after movie casts fair skined people in the lead roles.
If you think I am bluffing, let me reinforce my argument with few examples
2. Talk to any talented dark skinned girl and listen to her horrenduous discrimination stories in their own country,
3.read Francois Gauthier’s column in rediff http://www.rediff.com/news/2004/may/20franc.htm
4.Also read this paragraph from a wonderful review written a Briton about Laagan
“This revisists the old cliche of salvation for the natives at the hand of white women. Perhaps this is another nod towards India’s obsession with fair skin. After all, when was the last time you saw a dark skinned Bollywood actress? A light skinned Sudra probably has better prospects in life than a dark skinned Brahmin. Such is the power of complexion in India. But that is another discussion. Back to the film…”
URL of the review
5. Last but not the least, straight out of the horses mouth the best tamil director Balumahendra himself acknowledged this fact and stressed the importance of having people like Dhanush and local heroines in the lead roles. Just google for BaluMahendra’s interview in rediff to read what he had to say in this regard.
7. Straight out of the fact book, the recent biggest hits in tamil movie industry, excluding some obvious crap. I am listing these movies just to drive the point that people watch movies to which they can relate themselves with
This is no rocket science, its just common sense, trust me on this. Wouldn’t you laugh your ass out if I told you that a stunning blonde stars in a All-African film (don’t even think about how those locals will take to such a film). This is exactly what I am talking about.
Again, my sincre luck to this blogger on his movie making. All that I (belonging to viewing public) pine form these budding directors is meanigful movies which would no longer rely on exploiting weakness of people but rather win over us in honesty and originality of narration
Nicely put Murali. But again, I’d wait to see Suderman’s movie before equating the movie with any of the other people that you mentioned. You never know, the complaint about the surplus fair skin may be irrelevant. Lets wait, shall we?
and Btw, I am still curious. I could not figure out whether you are praising Vikram or not for his Pithamagan role!
I am saying Vikram’s acting in Pithamagan was good but like you said I also thought that Surya’s was better. Putting aside Surya vs Vikaram lets see some light at the fact that Vikaram’s acting was good enough (compared with the other movies and actors) to earn a national award, which I think is pretty commendable.
its my opinion and im entitled to one in my blog!
and u’re free to criticise my movie when it does come out…
and duh… the characters in my film arent fair skinned!!
they are brown or a darker shade… lighting can make even captain vijayakanth look fair!
besides i dont think im capable of making a mass based movie yet… im just learning… the first step is to make a niche movie… addressing people of my age, group and sensibilities… if i do good at this, then maybe Ill think of expanding my target group…
did u actually say “stunningly handsome looking vikram as remo”?
peace brother! and even hritik roshan won awards for Koi Mil Gaya… why am I even telling u… u probably think thats an awesome performance too… so lets leave it at that!
ippo enna seyuvay??
ippo enna seyuvay??
ippo enna seyuvay??
i deleted ur comment… sent it where it truly belongs… the trash!
And next time try to talk with ur mouth cuz ur ass aint doing a good job!
You can trust me to delete it again and again and again and u cant do shit!
oh, and im not quite sorry that some ACJ chick dumped ur rotting ass!
Suderman brether, read my review of Anniyan or as you so eloquently put it “Annoyin” ;).. Thou shall know the fury of a graduate student spending $50 bucks to go see this crap of a movie! 😀 Peace!
Hey sudish, whats this-ore war a irukkudhu unga comments box le-peace peace-saare bharatiya bhai bhai.
just that i had some clown post some crappy comments with my boss’s name in it!
my colleagues called cyber crime and we traced him down to the IP… I got an apology now and so deleted the comment!
So its peace now!
If only this thought had really occurred to Shankar?!?!?!
Phew…. somethings are reserved only for dreams, I suppose…. 🙂