I was just listening to the Pudhupettai soundtrack.
Must say it is quite ambitious with orchestra music and all that, but it has adequate punch to cater to the front benchers too — his staple.
It’s one of those tracks that totally worries me, cuz I really like the sound. It’s definitely gonna be on the lips of every rowdy and roadside romeo, the kinds who hang out leching at women outside women’s colleges, sing riotously inside city buses or outside movie halls.
As if sexual harassment understated as eve-teasing wasn’t a menace enough, now Yuvan and Selvaraghavan come up with a peppy and upbeat “Variya” (supposedly picturised on ‘Night Life’), a song guaranteed to be an instant favourite among the city’s sidiest bunch…
What irks me is that Selvaraghavan is a pretty talented director with great potential … Very few understand the middle class like he does, very few succeed in telling stories of normal people and intense relationships, very few command the respect of stars, technicians and producers alike … But to quote the cliche, with great power comes great responsibility … something this juvenile delinquent does not understand.
A few months ago, I said why 7G Rainbow Colony was a wrong good movie. Yes. Wrong and good.
I suspect Selvaraghavan has decided to make that style and content his signature.
He better know that by doing so, he’s only gonna remain the poor-man’s-Maniratnam and never be able to relate to a wider audience, let alone the World Cinema he wants to compete with.
The same thing applies to the stars too. Starting with Vijay (he would do a world of good for himself refraining from another one of those shorts-jatti lines that smack of sexist policing), Vikram (no more slapping heroines) and Suriya (the young man has taken to sexist policing too in ‘Aaru’)…. surely they don’t want to be seen doing things which the likes of Simbu and Dhanush do!