Is absence of writers costing a lot to Mani Rathnam and Shankar
Over the period of years, we have been not just enthralled, but carried a pride of being an ardent Tamil film buff. This is incisively due to the mammoth masterpieces that came from our masterminds of Tamil cinema, where the entire Indian industry was in awe of. Especially with the filmmakers Mani Ratnam and Shankar peaking to the high caliber, it was writers like Sujatha, Balakumaran and many more legendary writers, who were their backbones. Not to miss the iconic writer like Ananthu, who was a part of classical hits of Late filmmaker K Balachandar and filmmaker Vasanth (whose first innings came to an end with “Rhythm”). Although, these writers weren’t penning script for every film for these filmmakers, they were completely present for the script discussions and had a major role in shaping it up. But doesn’t it look like, we are actually missing the soul in the films of these well established films in the recent times.
When the climax of Kamal Haasan’s Indian was so gruesome of an old man stabbing his son to death for being brutally corrupted, audiences were shocked and couldn’t get out of it. But the same filmmaker placing a ridiculous climax of Rajinikanth’s 3.0 character warning the soul of ‘Pakshi Rajan’ of killing pigeons. How could the India’s most costliest and epic film could have such sequence?
Yes, everyone is in awe of Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. But to be honest, was it due to Mani Ratnam’s writing or the illusion that was created with huge star-cast.
We aren’t here to comment on the legendary filmmakers, but just a little disappointment that however huge a filmmaker or the films they make, it’s nothing without a WRITER and good writing.