The Invisible Other - Teaser 2: Paramakudi 'Chiyaan Boys'

14 comments:

mduveeran veera said...

Wow..You hit the nail on the head.Ajith and Karthik favoured by thevars,Vijay and Vikram by dalits.This explains to some extent the mass adulation that these stars command even though their films may flop.

Very very intresting take on caste in tamilnadu.Waiting for the full documentary.

Anonymous said...

Good one! enna support?? The actors are only ones benefitted by their blind following and not the vice versa. It's high time they realise this!

pidhattral said...

Good one Suresh! We were watching an app launch for RJ Balaji and got reminded of one of ur podcasts where you talk about the hesitation of the tamil media when it comes to criticizing Tamil heroes! Then came to ur blog site to see if there is much happening in ur web space...and there is the teaser! Looks like things are panning out as planned! Eagerly waiting for the doco! Good luck!

InWantOfBeingMe said...

Brilliant stuff, looking forward to the full documentary! Have always listened to your roasts and kinda miss them.

Agree with Anon's comment completely! When are these people going to realise, that they are not benefited by their blind following!

Suresh said...

About 'blind following': As you could observe from this clip (and in more detail in documentary when it comes out), their 'following' -- I'd say, reproduction of a star's image -- is contained within fairly functional framework. It's actually applicable to both sides. Modern caste wars are mostly fought by show of numbers. Whether it's 'guru poojai' or a film release. It's a complex interplay of male adolescents seeking a rite of passage (to manhood), a sense of dignity (by his relation to a caste group), political overtures and some element of fandom. There are very specific motives and expectations out their participation in this modern ritual. It is hardly 'blind following'.

It also needs to be noted that unlike Thevars/fuedal castes dalit appropriation of a film personality does not go down well with the person concerned. They'd rather have no following than exclusively dalit following (based on some of their interviews on this issue).

Anonymous said...

yo! when is that we can finally watch the documentary?????

Anonymous said...

yo! when is that we can finally watch the documentary?????

Anonymous said...

http://caravanmagazine.in/books/boats-against-current

You might like this. Touches some of the aspects you look at in your doco.

Mayuran said...

அண்ணாச்சி, "ஐ அம் ச்டில்ல் வெயிட்டிங்" எங்கப்பாஅ முழு நீளப்படம்?

Suresh said...

The documentary is in draft, currently being revised with editorial comments from some friends. Will be out...soon(ish). But yeah, I think I cannot in all honesty give another timeline. It will just be out then.

Anonymous said...

Hey suresh, any update on this?

Jayachandran Elango said...

very intresting
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InWantOfBeingMe said...

Suresh, did you recently do a roast of Neeya Naana Gopinath ? Listened to it and totally loved it!

Anonymous said...

Is thr a way to access your old podcasts which were onn podbazaar.

Bhuvanesh

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