Wow! Malayalam film industry have superstars too, heavy, bulky, talented and of course aging superstars. These superstars refuse to accept the fact that its time out for them so they pave way for younger lots. The industry is always in news for all reason except cinema. This time it is about ego.
Wondering when was the last time the industry delivered a movie worth mentioning. Malayalam film once considered to be of world-class is today gasping. Their very own superstars are out to gag the industry to death just to keep their ego. A strange tryst is going on; the superstars along with their cronies are after a veteran actor Thilakan for his blood. The reason, Mr. Thilakan spurned venom and showed guts to speak about the way industry are taken into ransom by these aging stars.
They say Mr. Thilakan, is an arrogant old man, who is insane, physically weak and frustrated and seeks attention. Those who say this will not deny the fact that Mr. Thilakan is a fine actor and has equally contributed to the success of many movies that had the above superstars.
There is no point talking about what led to this stink in the industry involving the superstars, because it is a silly issue, it is all about ego. Ask them and all will give huge statements, but none have done a close introspection as to why in Kerala they need so many Unions in movie making unlike in other parts of the country.
The superstars are insecure and they tame fans association who act like goons. C’mon what are you trying to prove. We have seen better and bigger stars in India and they are generous, take for example Big B, Rajnikanth, Chiranjeevi, Kamal Hasan, Nagarjuna etc., and while they are still active you see so many younger faces too, and don’t forget they are more popular than you and have bigger fan clubs that act like PR and not hooligans.
Why not follow the Live and let live policy, for the sake of the industry, for the sake of Cinema. Just, closing your eyes doesn’t mean no one is watching you, get your act together. Accept the fact that there is a problem; the so called superstars should get the insecurity thing out before they are thrown out, they should generate feel good factor. Accept the fact that there are few takers for your movies now and you need to do better.
The typical malayalee hypocrisy, these stars are no different. They need to accept the fact that like Mr. Thilakan physically they are also growing old and it puts lot of pressure on the technicians to keep them shining. The growing popularity of Bollywood, Hollywood and Tollywood in Kerala says something else. Sit down and think, what could be the reason for the low turnout of audience for your movies and Malayalam Cinema as a whole. Can you chalk out any solution to keep this industry going rather than acting nuts on a helpless artist who is seeking his share of honor? Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. I don’t want to speculate that the days are numbered for these so called superstars, but if they let their ego rule the industry then either one will perish without any sign. Last but not the least, every dog has a day