Yes, TOI says so
What an article! Some gems that are contained in it:
” YOU can’t dismiss it as Simply South anymore. Proof?
- Look no further than SRK wanting to work with Shankar
- Asin and Shriya being touted as the next big things in Bollywood
- Even Amitabh had to acknowledge the super stardom of Rajnikanth following the success of Sivaji over Jhoom Barabar Jhoom in Mumbai.”
SRK?? Shankar?? Acknowledgment of AB?? Great proofs!! ROFL 🙂 It doesn’t stop here..it goes ahead and says…
“As for filmi music, AR Rahman is today the last word on the business. And of course, there’s the eternal Ilayaraja . They changed the entire musical scene in Bollywood”
The reference to Ilayaraja here is because of Cheeni Kum (read the article) and the fact that its songs were liked in the North. Factually, those songs are around 20 years old! Nobody used ’em. Just because someone used them now, doesn’t make it a new phenomenon! It just implies lack of awareness in the past!
This article, supposedly, is praising sudden “improvement” in film technicians from southern India!! Why to praise or ridicule based on the region? Why can’t the media just comment on the work done and leave it at that! Doesn’t sell, does it? Praise with some substance, at the minimum!
I agree that stupidity omnipresent!! But then, one should realize that and shut up. Like I do. Sigh!