Sunday, October 04, 2009

Unnaipol Oruvan - An interview on Vijay TV

So there was this program on Vijay TV. The title had liberal splatterings of words like ulagam, sagaptham and varalaaru. Of course it had to do with the Ulaganaayagan if you had not guessed that already. The program had people posing questions about his movies and beliefs... expecting candid answers. He usually answers one question with another question. (He feels that this makes him sound smart). But this time he actually answered. It gave me an opportunity to see how confused he actually is.

There was a person who asked him why he had the beard in UPO. His said it was his statement against gross generalizations... that not all bearded guys were Muslims. Yet, he does not have any problem in having as a hero and a teacher, a certain someone who grossly generalized all brahmins as slave traders and all theists as barbarian fools. Hypocrite!

And then there was this question about being brave. He eloquently said the exhibition of Ahimsa is the ultimate form of bravery... and he is trying to be brave. Wow. A film star who is brave in real life too? Lets see how brave.

There was another obvious question about 'Saving Thamizh'. He apparently has very strong opinions on this. He said even learned brahmin ladies would substitute 'sha' for a 'sa'.. as in 'Shaptacha' for 'Saptacha'. This apparently is some sort of travesty in the thamizh world. Very brave I should say... to pick on ladies... right?

A less brave person would have picked on a certain political stalwart who does not even know to pronounce 'zha'. He says "Tamilukkaga Vaalndhu, Thamilukkaga Ulaithu"... AND still manage to get 8.5% of Thamizh votes. Haasar is not a brave person. He is not what he thinks he is.

Haasar... with respect... the guy who has put in 50 years of film service, is no philosopher. He is not even a great thinker as many purport him to be. He is just the above average actor, who can make us laugh... a LOT... and only if he teams up with Crazy Mohan. He is definitely confused... nothing wrong with that is there ? But the point is confused men and their opinions must never be taken seriously. Just enjoy them. Like you would enjoy Vasool Raaja.

8 comments:

Kaushik said...

:-)
Didn't know the bit about him and EVR Naicker, though it fits, coming to think of it.
And like I noted in one of my recent posts, the Indian atheist's scorn is almost inevitably directed at Hinduism, only, in South India, it is at Brahmins/Brahminism. Doubly so if your name is Kamal Hashan.

Escape.... Great Escape said...

Yeah... there was a time when he wore only black on all his interviews. KH in black with a Marlon Brando poster behind him... was a fixture on all festival days...

Yes. not Atheists... they are called 'rationalists'. No guts to target other religions. The only rationalist with such courage was a Sri Lankan called Abraham Kovoor.

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Escape.... Great Escape said...

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Manikandan said...

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kruthi dhamodharan said...

Okay I'm not here to support anyone but just couldn't stay dumb after reading this post! Well you say you don't know how confused he can be? Alas! I worry the same about you! Just like the way you have commented upon his ideology he has commented on a certain sect of people! Does it make any sense if I accuse you of not being a brave person coz you have only spoken about Kamal Hassan and not any other actor? Absolutely not! Nobody can talk everything at Everytime nobody has the ability to digest that even if he does!

Everyone is entitled to his opinion on issues, be it Kamal Hassan or you!

It is just hilarious to see such a confused post accusing someone else to be confused!

kruthi dhamodharan said...

Okay I'm not here to support anyone but just couldn't stay dumb after reading this post! Well you say you don't know how confused he can be? Alas! I worry the same about you! Just like the way you have commented upon his ideology he has commented on a certain sect of people! Does it make any sense if I accuse you of not being a brave person coz you have only spoken about Kamal Hassan and not any other actor? Absolutely not! Nobody can talk everything at Everytime nobody has the ability to digest that even if he does!

Everyone is entitled to his opinion on issues, be it Kamal Hassan or you!

It is just hilarious to see such a confused post accusing someone else to be confused!