In my long history of forming and expressing opinions about storytelling, the most frequent complaint has been: "why does he talk?" Why should I talk? Why should I tell you my story? For you it is another story. For your amusement good sirs, I should reveal my triumphs and tribulations, my nadirs and insecurities? To what end? It is not that I do not want to. Everyone wants to. Only to very few and in very few occasions when one is convinced it makes sense to.
Have blog, will archive. What follows is from a clutch of posts written at various points in time about ThillAnA MohanAmbAL - in my opinion, one of the most thoroughly enjoyable films with a distinctly homegrown aesthetic. Due to the nature of the post, you can expect all kinds of unevenness and abruptness, which the content shall hopefully compel you to bear with. Plunge..
A few days back I managed to catch Thevar Magan and, as is my wont whenever I watch it, started raving about it. This time I also managed to have a conversation about it with @kalyanasc on twitter.
Following the principle of 'Have Blog. Will Archive", I thought I'd post it here.
Oh, the things I do for posterity!
@dagalti How much credit would like to give the late Bharathan? It is also beautifully photographed, especially Gowthami #ThevarMagan
— Kalyan Raman (@kalyanasc) June 10, 2012
@kalyanscI know nothing of Bharathan's works actually.I don't think his only other Tamil film (Avarampoo, (cont) tl.gd/hpiuov
— dagalti (@dagalti) June 10, 2012Credit Sharing - local-flavour
I know nothing of Bharathan's works actually.I don't think his only other Tamil film (Avarampoo, which is a remake of his Malayalam film based on Padmarajan's script) reflective all the nice things I hear about him.
Moreover, I am very partial to writers. Particularly to someone…