Sunday, August 2, 2009


Here is the link to the column that I wrote for about Tamil cinemas fascination to deal with human pain again and again………..

As far as the Tamil film industry is concerned I just can’t help but notice an aspect that’s so profound, the fascination to deal with one bold human emotion again and again -‘pain’.

The thing that disturbs the audience the most is the feeling of seeing something really horrible happening to a person in front of their eyes which they wouldn’t want to happen to them even in their worst nightmares. People get infused with such an uncomfortable emotion and they attribute it to the movie and end up calling it as the effect of the movie but what they fail to recognize or realize is that it’s the content that disturbs them the most than the movies depiction of it.

“I don’t want to see another Moondram Pirai or another Sethu or for that matter another meaningless cinema in the name of rustic realism showing pain which seems to have become the order of the day. A commendable movie need not necessarily be a tear jerker, it could be about the subtle aspects of life, subtle aspects of varied human emotions and not just pain.

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