washout:Lessons from Rajini & Kamal.
of the titans’, ‘Clash of Superstars’,
‘The next Kamal-Rajini equation’.
These were the phrases used in the media to
project the pongal releases of this year.
We agree, even Behindwoods.com was responsible
in its own way to hype up the situation. But
what we expected was a cracker of a conflict.
What turned out was a dumb squib!!
no doubt was a special one, with Ajith putting
in great efforts to make a strong come back
and with Vijay in his best form. One thing
which is astonishing is the loyalty of Ajith’s
fans. They live and die by his name. Even
after a string of flops for the past two
years, how can someone generate so much
curiosity? Perhaps the only other man who
can accomplish something similar to this
is the Superstar, Rajinikanth himself. On
the other hand, Vijay who has been growing
in stature ever since Ghillie hit the screens
is next only to Rajinikanth when it comes
to distribution price tags. His movies sell
easily for more than 4 crores in Chennai-Chengalpet
“With greater powers come greater responsibilities”.
Do these two young guns realize that? The
pity is, they don’t seem to. And what
is more discouraging is that they do not seem
to be learning anything from the giants, Rajinikanth
Vijay for his home production came up with
a sleek trailer. The trailer was exceptionally
done. Perhaps it had to do with the studio
where the editing was done. But lesser said
about the movie, the better. Most of the
people who have watched the movie have an
uneasy feeling about it. Mr.Vijay, we all
are great fans of yours. You definitely
have that charisma that one requires to
become a Superstar. But for God sake stop
making remakes of Telugu movies. Tamil industry
is one of the most original and the talented
one in the entire country. And for God sake,
stop listening to people who say you already
are a Rajinikanth. You have miles to go
before you can catch up with the one man
of Aathi had to do with three main assumptions
of the production team.
1. Everything that Vijay does will sell.
2. Get Vijay-Trisha pair and you are all done.
3. All Telugu remakes will be a hit.
on the other side was so eager to get at
least one of his movies released on time
that content of the movie was given the
least preference. The movie Paramasivan
is doing brisk business when compared to
other movies. But if it was released among
a better set of movies, it would have been
yet another wash out for the Ultimate star.
Ajith, please do not sign up a dozen movies
at a time. You are one actor who people
cherish watching on screen. Please do not
let quantity dominate quality. You are too
talented for movies like Paramasivan.
should also be held responsible here. What
do the best directors do? Mani, Shankar,Gautham,
Murugadoss, Selvaraghavan, Bala, Cheran and
Dharani. They all take their own time to complete
a project. For them perfection is more important
than churning out movies after movies every
four months. Directors, by making quick movies,
are in fact doing producers bad rather than
third biggie of Pongal is Saravana. Another
super talent, who had gone wasted with such
a movie, is Simbu. Imagine Simbu beating ten
to twelve baddies to pulp. That scene is good
enough to test your nerves. Mr.Simbu, please
act your age and you will be one actor who
will be talked for generations to come.
Final verdict: All three big
movies of Pongal are turning out to be disappointments
for the fans.
One thing which the younger lot of the actors
should learn from the magical pair of Rajini
and Kamal is their total commitment towards
giving quality movies. Kamal, who been striving
to give better quality movies through out
his career is coming up with Vetaiyadu and
few other interesting projects. Rajini has
joined hands with Shankar for Sivaji. He
is now encouraging younger directors to
come up with a storyline for him. Murugadoss
and Vishnuvardhan being two of those many
directors that the actor had a talk with
humble request to the generation Y actors,
“In the race to Superstardom, don’t
waste your God given talents. Let Tamil cinema
be the final winner!!”