Please ban ‘homage’ in movie world

Was unable to watch the whole movie. This time the movie was ஏழாம் அறிவு (“7aum Arivu”) which appears to be a homage to the (lost) glory days of ancient Tamil peoples. As a Tamilian, I emphasize that paying ‘homage’ to anything through movies must be banned with great urgency.

A side note: A friend of mine had this to say on this movie – “அஞ்சுக்கே வழி இல்லெங்கும்போது….”

Please ban ‘homage’ in movie world

Ban ‘homage’ in movie world

I just finished watching Neethaane En Ponvasantham – one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. That’s OK – I have seen many such movies (Yes, I’ll struggle to pick which is the worst). This movie was clearly advertised as a homage to Ilayaraja (may well be sincerely so). What a tragedy?

Pass a law that bans anyone paying homage to anyone else in Tamil movie land.

Ban ‘homage’ in movie world

Aayirathil Oruvan

Selvaragavan’s new movie was in the making for more than 2 years. With a good story idea, you’d expect the director spending most of the time discussing and developing the story and the characters. But he has other ideas like:

  • How do I make the two women, whom I personally seem to like, do idiotic exposures and speak crass dialogues?
  • How do I take western hard rock like picturizations and senselessly apply them to my period movie?
  • How can I cast creatures who cannot speak/mouth even modern tamil in a period movie?
  • How can I show my own demonic/crass/cheap/perverted desires in the screen with complete disregard to my own screen play?
  • How do I go to the interviews/promos once the movie is released and make myself sound like a genius in front of an anchor (who doesn’t know anything anyway)?
  • etc.

Having endured the torture for ~3 hours, few suggestions on how to approach this movie:

  1. Don’t go to this movie.
  2. If you do:
    • Please don’t talk about “a brave/bold attempt”
    • Please don’t brand it “path breaking”
    • Please don’t praise Reema or Andrea or Karthi for “living the characters” in the screen
    • Please pass on this advice to others
    • you get the point
Aayirathil Oruvan