கடிதங்கள் (ஆங்கிலம்) – நவம்பர் 13,2003

This entry is part of 44 in the series 20031113_Issue


Dear Sir,

I had the pleasure of reading an article written by R. Raju titled ‘Thamizh

cinema-vin pithamagan-gal ‘. After reading the said article I visited the

site suggested by the esteemed writer to check out whether his ‘story ‘ was

true or not. I was quite amused to find the said story by Mr. Jeyakanthan,

had the vaguest of connections to Pithamagan movie itself. True both are set

in similar circumstances, but there are some underlying differences in both

the creations, which are quite obvious. It seems some of your contributors

seem to have personal vendettas against the Tamil film industry for some

(guessable, perhaps) reasons.

It is quite funny how sometimes most of your website is used for nothing

else than finding fault in other creations, and the contributors doesn ‘t

bother to come up with something original. I sometimes wonder why people

write ‘ethirvinai ‘s and ‘ethirvinaikku ethirvainai ‘s, which are nothing but

personal attacks on the original contributor, and does nothing constructive

to the advancement of Tamil as a language or your publication.

Having said that, your site is one of the leading Tamil literary online

publications, in my opinion. And I would like to see the editor take more

care about the quality of the articles that are published, so that the

quality of the publication does not diminish.

I also would like to use this occasion to give a small thought about the

movie pithamagan. This movie is a good movie, only if you consider it

alongside with other Tamil/Bollywood movies, since it does not indulge with

the usual cinema masala of hero-worship and politically motivated

double-entendres which make no sense at all. But, if you compare pithamgan

with world cinema, the shortcomings are pretty obvious. One aspect of the

movie which struck me within the first twenty minutes was, the director has

created his characters first (at opposite extremes, in Vikram ‘s and Surya ‘s

roles), and then tried to write a story around these characters. This

obviously leads to several illogical scenes (including why Vikram grunts,

instead of speaking, since he did have regular contact with normal, speaking

human beings), and essentially wrecks the naturalness of the movie.

Many thanks,

Kajen.

kajen15@hotmail.com


Dear Editor,

The series on MudivaTra aRithal is not being published in Thinnai. Is it

completed stopped or is there a plan to continue. Please let me know. If it

has already been published as a book, would you please give the details of

the same.

Thanks.

Ramachandran.

ramsgm@hotmail.com


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