Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Somethings don't matter

In the sovereign state of India where there is freedom of speech, any one can talk any thing. Just now read a review on Sivaji, I could only pity such people - what all they have to do for money.

According to me, the movie was a decent watch. Also it is probably the biggest commercial hit in recent times. The producers are happy, actors are happy, distributors are happy, fans are happy - the movie has raked in multiple times of what has been invested. It is not often a regional language movie of India gets into the U.K. top 10....many more of such oft-repeated success stories.

There is no point analyzing successes.

8 comments:

Karthik said...

This contempt for individual opinion is what defines Rajini worship throughout TN (which unfortunately is the place I belong to). This is what makes me agree with the "pig herd" analogy of Anuradha.

Do you remember our Network Analysis professor (Dr.Srivatsa) saying.. College is a place where everyone is happy getting cheated. Rajini movies are places where everyone goes to get cheated, synthesizing a lot of happiness because it simply can't be otherwise. I felt this more so with this movie. Inspite of Shankar's crap.

As for you, keep harping on your point.

Karthik said...

And btw, thanks for pointing to that link. The comments are a treasure-house of our crappy mentality. Definitely research material.

Selva said...

Here again: what defines 'crap' is not objective. So I refrain to refute your statement(s).

I don't understand how one gets cheated in a movie. As per the analogy cited, I see cheating to happen only if the audience go inside the hall and do something else other than watching the movie and do get it. A majority of the people I guess go to a cinema to watch the movie and it is being served. Served well even in the case of Sivaji. I wont say I am cheated If I am dumb enough to expect a Dr.Srivatsa kind of pedagogy in all the courses I take.

A movie is not a lesson which one has to learn. There are lot more important things on which one can do research on, I hope you dont waste time on the crappy blog and the ensuing crappy comments.

Vijay Krishna said...

Karthik: I doubt if you really understood the analogy made by Ms. SenGupta. She says: "Pigs go in herds. We went in herds. So we are pigs." That's stupid reasoning. That's bloody selective elitism. It is borne out of her innate belief that all things South (and that includes you and me) must be second-rate.

I don't see how you can classify watching "Rajini movies" as getting cheated. In any case, I doubt if you watched the good ones at all.

Shankar said...

Nachunu sonna da!

the movie was a v.v.good timepass which is want I wanted out of it... greatly enjoyed the colors in the movie.

Anonymous said...

Vijay Krishna instead of presenting an valid argument you are using an ad hominem argument in targeting any one who does not see merit Rajani movies...

Selva said...

@anon:
Like most questions from Anonymous posters, I don't understand the point in your comment.

Anonymous said...

some times what you think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious...and other times you are confused by what is really obvious...:p