Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Solving problems is easy : Watch Telugu Cinema

Yes, I figured it out.  There is a very easy way to solve all the world's tyranny and corruption.  It was in front of my eyes all along, being shown day in
and day out in the hundreds of movies that Telugu Cinema churns out every year - beat up the bad guys! It is that simple.

I have been blessed with the privilege of having access to three telugu channels off late - Maa, Gemini and Teja.  They once again reminded me that, tyranny, corruption and the set of similar problems that plague a country like India are very easy to resolve - just beat up the bad guy or even better make him meet St. Peter.

I can understand if a movie made generation ago or maybe a few movies relied on this ending - but every movie?  It amazes me that today's producers have innovated nothing. They just continue to produce the same movies with the same story line - a boy, a girl, a father, some evil, fights, an item number and then the climax.

Evil gets beat up quite often and hold on, the hero somehow as superhuman powers and can beat up over a thousand guys without tiring.  The race now is to film a fight sequence where the hero beats up over a million guys? I am kidding, but they all seem to take inspiration from Neo.


A second favorite peeve apart from the superhuman powers of the male character - the female lead is a dumb, stupid lass who is only alive to admiringly look at the make lead and imagine getting wet in the rain where she can then take off her clothes. In addition, the number of female leads who can even dub their own voices hovers around zero most of the time.  If I close my eyes and watch a movie, they all sound like Aarti Aggarwal to me. Well, she was the first actress who got the now famous dubbing artist's voice.

And yes, there is a bad local policeman who will turn up at all possible scenes where the presence of police is required.  I almost forgot - there is a villain who relocates to a different city in the past and has a chela who runs the evil deals in hyderabad.


What is going on?  The only thing that sustains this never ending stream of stupid, dumb movies is the stupidity of the audience. I guess, they deserve this nonsense.

What does the future hold for avid telugu cinema fans - more dumb lasses all with Aarti's voice, more telugu heroes beating up even more extras in a single fight scene, more dads wantign to destroy their girl child's love interests and more villains who have relocated to calcutta.


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