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Friday, April 13, 2007

Sattameva Jayathe








Chinna pasangala, otha yaar kitta vilayaadreenga????? Aandavar da!
Vakkali August 15 mattum varattum... ippo aadravan aattam ellam gaali...

Aandavar speaks to Indiaglitz (click on Launch Videos).

Truth triumphs, sometimes. Some industry "doyens" were backing Senthil Kumar.
Update:
  • Three industry persons are involved in this
  • One of them is Kalai Poonai S.Dhanu
  • It may be just a coincidence: Senthil Kumar is/was a post-holding member in Mental (aka Rajini) Rasigar Mandram



Update: Thanks to Thilak, here's a transcript of what Thalaivar said in the interview (for those who can't watch the video)
"It strengthens my belief in legal system, the system that we all put in place, we and our forefathers. I am happy that I took recourse to that system instead of other options available to us. As a matter of fact, I was quite surprised to know that people within the industry, were backing the gentleman who claimed that I had plagiarized the story. Well, the first thing that came up in the room when this was disclosed, this was a big laughter. It was Mr.K.S.Ravikumar and I who changed the story so many times, even we first didn't know the first line till it went into the paper. We were talking on so many lines, already it was 10 corrective and we were talking of further variations on it, so we are talking about 20 different stories and fortunately, none of the stories coincided with what the gentleman claimed was his and it was a cheapshot... lumpen cheapshot at not probably the greatest artist but a hardworking artist atleast. And that, it was backed by a small percentile of industry people... doyens... it was quite surprising to me and I am just hurt, for all the FICCI awards and people loving me. YES, you find a few people who indulge in such "scheme" which is very silly. I only wish that this legal recourse that we took and the judgement that came for us, will deter other pretenders at home, from attempting such silly...taking a silly route to fame. That's all I got to say and I believe in the court and its judgement and Above all, I believe in the truth and that's what has triumphed. Thank you."


25 Comments:

  • thala, idha include panunga.

    "It strengthens my belief in legal system, the system that we all put in place, we and our forefathers. I am happy that I took recourse to that system instead of other options available to us. As a matter of fact, I was quite surprised to know that people within the industry, were backing the gentleman who claimed that I had plagiarized the story. Well, the first thing that came up in the room when this was disclosed, this was a big laughter. It was Mr.K.S.Ravikumar and I who changed the story so many times, even we first didn't know the first line till it went into the paper. We were talking on so many lines, already it was 10 corrective and we were talking of further variations on it, so we are talking about 20 different stories and fortunately, none of the stories coincided with what the gentleman claimed was his and it was a cheapshot... lumpen cheapshot at not probably the greatest artist but an hardworking artist atleast. And that, it was backed by a small percentile of industry people. it was quite surprising to me and I am just hurt, for all the wiki awards and people loving me. YES, you find a few people who indulge in such "scheme" which is very silly. I only wish that this legal recourse that we took and the judgement that came for us, will deter other pretenders at home, from attempting such silly...taking a silly route to fame. That's all I got to say and I believe in the court and its judgement and Above all, I believe in the truth and that's what has triumphed. Thank you."

    saw your comment that you can't watch the video, so did a steno work :)

    By Blogger Thilak pratap selva kumar, at Fri Apr 13, 11:53:00 PM  

  • Neenga dhaan Thilak thalai :)
    Thanks A LOT..
    [I took the liberty of correcting a couple of typos]

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Sat Apr 14, 01:09:00 AM  

  • I misinterpreted FICCI as WIKI,
    LOL

    I missed doyens too :(

    I can't help but admire his humility. He doesn't go around claiming about his achievement and still people find something bad about him.

    By Blogger Thilak pratap selva kumar, at Sat Apr 14, 03:15:00 AM  

  • இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள!

    By Blogger Thilak pratap selva kumar, at Sat Apr 14, 02:37:00 PM  

  • That movie in which Cho,Prabhu Deva, KH acted together (Kaadhala (2x) ? ) - I remember reading long back in Tughlak Kelvi Badhil that Cho acted in that movie to show his moral support to KH, since he clearly understood efforts were being made to isolate KH. Cho felt that such a great actor did not deserve this. Cho and KH are poles apart on many issues - still you can imagine what must have happened for someone who understands the movie industry to take this decision.

    This has been going on for a long time - any other person would have simply quit by now.

    Kodambakkam - By the Echikalais, Of the Echikalais, For the EchiKalais.

    By Blogger BNB, at Sat Apr 14, 06:17:00 PM  

  • BNB,
    Yes, the movie was Kadhala Kadhala...

    "
    This has been going on for a long time - any other person would have simply quit by now."


    1) The letter (Tamil and English) ... enna solradhu nu therla.. DEIVAM.... evalavu meaning irukku.. Sattameva Jayathe.. It shows BALLS, integrity and dignity.. Compare with the way Mental handled the Baba black sheep issue and Maruthuvar Ayya.. 'lumpen' word first na kelvi pattadhe Thevar Magan la dhaan (when Madhan Bob says 'lumpen' trespassing)

    2) Yes, nobody would have withstood all this. There is one incident which will be come out soon officially in the press and when it does, i will update in detail.
    Aana the SADDEST thing, the calamity is, Aandavar is never given credit by TN makkal.. they let themselves be deluded... How many obstacles, how much pressure, yet he is unfazed.. And yet, look at his work and what he does onscreen - PEERLESS... Naseeruddin, Mohanlal, kiss His ass!
    [Blog ulagil, sila America based pseuds/mutta pundaigal Aandavar pathi manavariya kadumaya vimarsanam panraanga.. Mavane avainga nerla maatta mattaangala nu yengitrukken.. Adhuvum Dasa release appo theatre la.. Thudikkidhu bujam! :) ]

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Sat Apr 14, 10:22:00 PM  

  • "And yet, look at his work and what he does onscreen - PEERLESS... Naseeruddin, Mohanlal, kiss His ass!"

    haha...I know what you're talking about..I know...But anyway, let them rate the man. .we know why we like our man..Don't it seriously..No matter what, KH will be our favorite thala..

    By Blogger Thilak pratap selva kumar, at Sat Apr 14, 10:43:00 PM  

  • Bala,
    I think i wrote elsewhere in my blog too about the Cho incident....I think being a man of integrity himself, Cho does find the same attribute in Kamal very appealing...
    I guess one reason for trying to trouble him has been his stand in the FEFSI vs producers issue....I don't think that most actors with so much money and fame at stake would have taken such a bold stand as he did... Most producers would hate him for his stand... There was even a death threat if i remember correctly...
    One just can't help admiring this man's guts and daring...

    By Blogger mutRupuLLi, at Sun Apr 15, 11:37:00 AM  

  • Dasa has stiff competition frm Vijay's ATM slated for an Aug release.Regardless of the hype associated with this film -for that matter any film of KH& whether we can accept or not, Vijay is in a leaguep of his own when it comes to opening.
    So KH needs to be more careful.buthe has Oscar Ravi in his side now.lets see who wins this.?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Apr 16, 10:39:00 AM  

  • Anonymous,
    Blog la pera sollama comment panradhu kozhathanam illa? (Read like Thevar Magan Sivaji)

    "Vijay is in a league of his own when it comes to opening"
    ROTFL! Yeah, a 'separate league' for sure... Adhi la paathome andha opening-a... First let him match Ajith's opening... Bulk shows book panradhu, thechi otradhu, odadha padathukku poster adichu vizha kondaadradhu.. idhellam dhaan Visay-oda 'league'-a??? opening-geepening nu pesina naan vera yedhavadhu solla poren... you better shut YOUR 'opening' :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Apr 16, 10:56:00 AM  

  • guess u thot it was a tirade against KH.
    Rather my point is just a reflection of what the masses go for?KH can hope to match Vijay's opening in city multiplexes may be,but go beyond egmore its a no contest.
    its whether u agree or not its the market reality..guess TN people
    are tired of Mani sir's half baked and Kamal sir's overbaked films..may be.. just my thots

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Apr 16, 12:24:00 PM  

  • SAC and Vijay are the two biggest cheats in TFI. I don't see how people believe all their lies.

    From reliable info:
    Thamizhan - 1st week Kamala theatre E otitu irundhanga.

    Sivakasi - 3rd week Sangham..20 paeru-ku mela theatre-la aalaey illa..

    Pokiri - vengayum..Visai poolandi kanda rumour kalapi vittan..2nd week Devi-la tickets easy-ya kedaithadu..

    Visai yellam oru manashan..avana pathi pesuringalaey! cha!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Apr 16, 12:24:00 PM  

  • Ada anons-gala, pera sollittu post pannungappa :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Apr 16, 12:33:00 PM  

  • Bala,

    Your blog is mentioned in PFC. Take a look.

    http://passionforcinema.com/kamal-hassans-latest-the-10-avathars-crosses-a-legal-hurdle/

    By Blogger Thilak pratap selva kumar, at Mon Apr 16, 01:19:00 PM  

  • hi bala,
    I have posted in PFC about this incident and your blog. Sorry for not informing you prior.

    By Blogger V.P.Jaiganesh, at Mon Apr 16, 02:32:00 PM  

  • Thilak,
    Anga 'Vijay' panra comedy-a paatheengala? :)

    Jaiganes,
    No problem :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Apr 16, 02:37:00 PM  

  • "KH can hope to match Vijay's opening in city multiplexes may be,but go beyond egmore its a no contest."
    Kozhai Anon :
    The sooner you get out of your slumber, the better.
    Talk about self delusion... :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Apr 16, 02:38:00 PM  

  • Sridhar,
    One mroe thing about the FEFSI incident. To be fair, for once, Rajini helped out Aandavar by asking Soundarya to act in KK... Sorry if i'd already mentioned this to you

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Apr 16, 02:40:00 PM  

  • Bala,
    When a Vijay fan or rajini fan ridicule KH's talent or Box Office position it is like the dog Vs Sun. no Arguments needed. It is only when totally misinformed and underread ppl start comparing Mohan Lal and KH. I go ballistic. Be it work ethic or versatility, the BOW of Kamal is so overwhelming compared to the understated, underwhelming and stale performances of Lal. While Lal thrives on some good novel to story scripts in Malayalam, Kamal strives hard to create some original and intelligent scripts not just to showcase his acting (he has had enough of it), but also to highlight the huge set of support cast actors in Thamizh Film industry who are reduced daily to fathers and villains of Vijay and Ajith movies. It is a pity that such a person's journey is not just strewn with thorns, but the entire route diverted because of some "Take diversion" detours placed by mischievious elements in the Industry.

    By Blogger V.P.Jaiganesh, at Mon Apr 16, 03:10:00 PM  

  • whats all this about? Cant make head or tail of it. kindly the explain.

    By Blogger Viji, at Mon Apr 16, 03:47:00 PM  

  • Bala,
    Yes..pathaen. Vijay is generally well informed. Just that, some people love to hate few actors. I totally agree about the feminist dialogues and KH has maintained the level of sincerity and honesty in his films. I couldn't believe 'narcissism' can be used as a reason (or an excuse for that matter). It reveals their bias and they can't claim they are unbiased anymore :)) VPJ was spot on as well.

    By Blogger Thilak pratap selva kumar, at Mon Apr 16, 05:43:00 PM  

  • Just reading about the obstacles movie after movie, I feel drained! Hats off to you, Annathey!

    By Blogger Me too, at Tue Apr 17, 07:48:00 AM  

  • Jaiganes,
    'Nachu' comments in PFC :)

    Viji,
    inga enna nadandhukittrukku....

    An assistant director named Senthil Kumar had filed a case against Aandavar saying Aandavar had plagiarised his story for 10A. The Highcourt dismissed the case. Three industry persons had backed Senthil Kumar and one of them was Kalai Puli S.Dhanu

    Aparna,
    And obstacles idhoda mudiyapporadhilla :(

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Apr 17, 04:38:00 PM  

  • A_A,
    "3 industry persons had backed Senthil Kumarand one of them was Kalaipuli S Dhanu"-Who are the other two??

    Hub-le kooda you had posted that there is something you will update after it gets confirmed.

    Here again you say there is one incident which will come out officially in the press which you will update in detail.

    Yennappa athu???

    By Anonymous Cinefan, at Wed Apr 18, 12:36:00 PM  

  • Offcourse Kamal is a living example to the saying "What doesnt break you makes you stronger". He will come out of the current problem as well with accolades. He must be praised simply for the guts to stay original and innovative in this age of Remix and Remake. Eager to see how he has played these various roles and how the script is going to be. Surely it must be a lesson in acting and film making where bachhas and bachhans alike can learn from and survive.

    By Blogger V.P.Jaiganesh, at Wed Apr 18, 12:59:00 PM  

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