Bollywood, Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, Indian Cinema, Issues in India, Ooty, P U Krishnan

Our glamour boys, now in the waiting list!

Till the other day there were just five or six of them. All, good looking, and city based with thousands of fans who won’t leave any stones unturned to make their heroes invincible even if they fail to live upto expectations, at times. Appearing mostly in action packed movies, these heroes seem to possess supernatural powers when they fight. When they are riding a motorbike or driving a car, they would overtake the vehicles they chase even if they are miles ahead [at times the vehicles of the heroes take the aerial route!]Then comes the romantic scenes when they swing and dance with dames who capture the attention of the young and the old alike. Even if the movie is not as interesting as expected, certain spell-binding songs make up the lacunae.

Thus far and no further! A new trend is reigning supreme now. The city-based heroes are now in the waiting list! And so are the action packed movies. There are new faces galore; ordinary looking youngsters are making a bee-line to get an entry into the ‘old’ world. Everything happens in some remote villages and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the rural areas. Of course, there are songs and fights but no supernatural performances. People seem to enjoy this new trend. How long will this trend continue? Will the former heroes stage a comeback? Let us wait and see!

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.


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    Interesting thought u hv above n I think it is a sign of things to come.I think that in 5 years, we’ll hv a new set of faces n unless the former ones reinvent themselves, they mite just lose their relevance. In Malayalam movieland, the old faces r makin way fr the new. All the superstar’s movies last year flopped while the small, sensible movies have come out big. However, old stars who have reinvented themselves are still hanging on. Old formulas mite not work today.

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