Saturday, August 2, 2008

Natpukku Kuselan - Rajini





I haven't seen the film and I am sure that the last twenty minutes must be outstanding....for Friendship and what it means. Happy friendship Day to all those who read this...even if you are reading it later.



Much is being said about the "apology" and so on. I have one thought to contribute. The "karnataka" market for this film cannot be something so big that it prompted the Superstar to send this apology....I know that he settled probably four times that amount for the financial hardships that the distributors claimed to have suffered in "Baba". To say that he did this for money is utter nonsensense. I feel that there is more to it than what he, as a Gentleman, is willing to let all of us know. What little I Know of him , says that he is NOT a Commercially driven person. Much finer sentiments rule that Man.



In any case, to apologise and to say that he is sorry IF he had hurt someone's feelings...is an act of bravery and not cowardice. To express one's feelings in a socio - Political issue is one thing and to hurt the sentiments and feelings of a section of people is another. We must realise that the apology was for having hurt and not for having participated in the protest fast.



I wish all of us will rise above petty partisan feelings and Try to solve this problem of "cauvery" water....We have always welcomed non Tamil Speaking people in Tamil Nadu ( here I mean, people for whom Tamil is not their mother tongue) - MGR , Periyar , Jayalaithaa , M.R.Radha , Savithri , Padmini , Nagesh , Kannamba , Vai.Ko , Vijaykanth , Rukmani Devi Arundale , Dr Cherian ,Dr. Badrinath , Dr. P.C.Reddy , Nagi Reddy , Bhanumathy , Mr.Tarapore , Mr.Kothari , Mr.Dadha have all been Great Citizens for Tamil Nadu.....What they have done for us is more important than where they came from. Ambedkar has done so much for social upliftment in Tamil Nadu , he is from Maharashtra. Mother Theresa was not even an Indian by birth . So why harp on this Tamil - non Tamil Issue.


In the Genographic Project, I suggest all of us visit that site
https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/atlas.html

they have traced our ancestry .... all of us come from a small group that migrated some 60,000 years ago from africa. so where are these issues of language, State or even Country??....We seem to have had one migration 50000 years ago and one 25000 years ago. These Gentlemen ..were our ancestors....This is verified Genetically. In fact , for a small sum you can get a Kit from National Geographic and trace your gene , almost to that little pool of water in Africa...Try it.The web site makes for interesting reading , a documentary on this was also telecast. One of our friends from Tanjore was able to trace his roots , I remember reading about it in the Papers.



So let us all be FRIENDS .... Not for a moment am I suggesting that we give up our rights , lose our self respect or agree to impossible demands....let us remember that a Smile gets you much further than a slap.



SARVE JANAAH SUKHINO BHAVANTHU.

32 comments:

Thinakar said...

Dear Mohan Ram,

As a good friend of Rajini, you have reflected the true feelings of Rajini.. Hats off.

You are also friend of Sathyaraj, who constantly bashses Rajini on every occasion he gets a chance. You must have been on the stage(Hogenekal fast) when Sathyaraj openly attacked Rajini when he was present.. And now also he did the same.. Why can not some one tell Sathyaraj directly about it.. In the name of freedom of speech he goes beyond a human point...

What are your comments, knowing both the actors..

anbudan
Thinakar

Mohan's Musings said...

I wonder if you read my blog on Sathyaraj....He speaks what he feels....(No. I was not on Stage when all that happened that day.I had left by then.)I personally do not believe that actors should indulge in anything political - but will go with what my nadigar sangham decides....as I am a member.Whenever the Government needs the assistance of actors , like when they wanted to entertain troops at the time of a war etc, we should immediately rise to the occassion.Otherwise it is wise to stay away..Tough to depend on the steadfastness of any Politician - As Goundamani said Arasiyalil idhellam sagajamappa. ..
Unarchigalai vitru vyabaaram seiyyum naangal, unarchchivasapada vaippugal adhigam....that will only lead to such problems. These are touchy issues which should get resolved by themselves, not by mediators/friends or Fans.It is my prayer that the actor community stay as one force....only then can we act if some problem for the industry arises like the thiruttu VCD problem. What we miss today is an elder Statesman like Sivaji Ayya.His presence on the Stage that day would have ensured that such a situation did not arise.

Thinakar said...

I understand your point of view.. True, Shivaji's presence would have made things much smoother. I can see, Rajini being projected to the top slot of Tamil Film industry, which is not acceptable to many of his co stars... So, they try to pull him down, when they get a chance.

Watched the two recent controversial videos of Rajini's press meet and function speech. Poor Rajini, any one can see the kind of stress on him, especially the second one during Funds distribution..

Well, Kaicha maram than kalladi padum.. Rajini nalla kaichu pallutha maram.. Kalladi vangithan ahanumnnu kalathin kattayam...

Happy Friendship Day... Mohan.

anbudan
Thinakar

pun said...

Well said.... As a Man, Rajini did have explained what he has said for. And as a common person if anyone see's his speech, he is constant telling that he wanted to deliver some thing else and wat it was propageted as different. Every human has right to speech, and only a great souls can accept and tell sorry, if it is wrong. There shouldnt be any ego for any human, which rajini has truly depicted. If he wants karnataka people not to see his movie, that will not be a matter for him. His movies doest flop like sarth kumar's or sathyaraj's. I dont think he also needs to give explanations to them, as they doesnt have been on supportive as nadigar sangam, when he is in trouble. Rajini himself needs to solve his problems... and these people always waits to comment on him alone. But thy need him to make any issues reach to people. Now peopl know who are selfish. Thanks for the comments made on our thalivar. It was true gentlemanship comment by you too.

Balaji said...

Happy friendship day mohan.
But beware.. these so called 'tamil loyalists' will not spare even a blog which might represent something that they dont agree with. Remember the story of a tamil cinema lyricist's blog?
As u rightly pointed out, all of us are tied with a tricolored national fabric.. Its pathetic that cinestars who portray reel heroes are so political about this.
Kamal says in Virumandi, manikaravan manushan.. manippu kekaravan periya manushan.. Though rajini dint actually apologize for his opinion, he did for not being articulative. That speaks high of his humility. Only tall fruits get stones thrown at them. Rajini is one such.
I bow down to his modesty.

Gowri Shankar said...

Sir,

First of all thanks for such a post. Secondly, your statement about Sathyaraj. May be if Satyaraj spoke that way as a result of his emotional outburst, being such an experienced actor he should know how to talk in a public stage. Ok, thats alright. But what about his recent statement?

ITS CLEARLY SEEN THAT HE IS ALWAYS AGAINST THE SUPER STAR AND WANTS TO CRITICIZE HIM IN EVERY GIVEN OPPORTUNITY.

Also, Sharath Kumar says that the matter should've been brought to his attention if the movie is under trouble in Karnataka. All I want to ask him is,

WHAT DID THE NADIGAR SANGAM DO WHEN "BABA" INCIDENT HAPPENED?? THEY SIMPLY GAVE A CONDEMN STATEMENT. WERE THEY ABLE TO TAKE ANY DAMN ACTION? ALSO, AT THE SAME STAGE DURING THE HUNGER STRIKE, HE HIMSELF TOLD THAT HE AND DIRECTOR RAVIKUMAR WAS BEATEN UP IN KARNATAKA. WHAT COULD HE DO ABOUT THAT?

If Nadigar Sangam is not able to handle problems within the state, what the hell they would've done abt Karnataka?

ABOVE ALL, IT WAS JUST AN EXPLANATION. Not an apology. Even though people know it, they are not ready to accept it just because they want to do something against him.

Thalaivar's silence is also meaningful. As always, he never chooses to hit them back with statements. I don't even give a damn about T.Rajendar as it is not even worth discussing abt his statements.

If Satyaraj is your friend, so be it. Please don't justify his speech. What he spoke was wrong.

NATTU said...

Dear Mohan,

Thanks for your fantastic writings on this special day.

As thinakar said, I dont understand why these actors(?) keep on attacking Rajini. The day is not too far for them to accept rajini as a great soul. Keep writing.

Thanks
Nattu.

pugal said...

Well said Mr.Mohan about Mr.Rajinikanth. I think there are lot of actors in tamilnadu who feel jealous about Mr.Rajini. We understand that rajini did not apologise for money. He is a true indian and good human being. I like your blog. Thanks.

pugal said...

Well said Mr.Mohan about Mr.Rajinikanth. I think there are lot of actors in tamilnadu who feel jealous about Mr.Rajini. We understand that rajini did not apologise for money. He is a true indian and good human being. I like your blog. Thanks.Pugal

pradeep said...

Mohan sir,
though you are an actor you should be fair in telling who is great and who is a pervert under the guise of an actor. Surely you must have read what sathiyaraj spoke and i can say it is absurdity multiplied thousand times. He advises us not to pray to Swami Ragavendra becos he is from karnataka-Can you now understand what kind of a pervert this man is?.Ragavendra swamigal is from Buvanagiri,Tamilnadu and so what if at all he was born in karnataka. Do you paint mozhi chayam on God's faces. this man wants to pull down Rajini at any cost. All that is there in his mind is to how to pull down the superstar. When you find happiness by making others happy you are bound to be happy and if try to find happiness by making others unhappy you are bound to be unhappy-This is a saying of Sri Paramahansa Yogananda disciple of Sri Yukteswar giri who is the disciple of Sri Lahari Mahasaya who in turn is the direct disciple of Mahaavataar Babaji. Who prevented sathiaraj to protest against Kalaigar when he shelved the hogenakal project. Does he have such guts. I actually pity this man sathiaraj because by divine law he can never be happy because his intentions and thinking is always bad

Mohan's Musings said...

Dear Friends,
Some of you have clearly analysed and expressed your views,thanks.
I am NOT the Public Relations Officer for ANY Actor and do not have to JUSTIFY his comments.His or her views however odd or perverted are NOT my views.
I am not talking about anyones perversions but only their acting ability ,so please note that I appreciate the good points in everyone , and try to avoid those that I feel are bad. In our mythology even Gods make mistakes for us to learn and avoid.
I want you all to read my earlier Blogs when I mentioned the Story of Raghavendra Swami and Rajini.
I am not aware of the story of the Lyricist's Blog , but can only say that to Pray for unity in thought , word and deed amongst Indian People is NOT anti Tamil. Fanaticism anywhere in any subject can be difficult....even a fanatic "rasigan" of an actor can be difficult , for fanaticism tends to close your mind to the rest of the world.My daughter once said.....One should not have such an open mind that your Brains fall out.......similarily I say one should not have such a closed mind that it suffocates and dies.....
Ullathil nalla ullam urangaadhu enbadhu Vallavan vaguthadhadaa....

MoDeStOrEaN said...

thank you sir...


you are a such gentleman..and you proofd you are educated....atleast you understand our feelings...and we know rajini sir ....he is demi god of us......

MoDeStOrEaN said...

thank you sir...


you are a such gentleman..and you proofd you are educated....atleast you understand our feelings...and we know rajini sir ....he is demi god of us......

www.reelpotti.blogspot.com

Gowri Shankar said...

Sir,

Though am Rajini's fanatic, i was not carried away here. I guess whatever I wrote in my earlier comment, makes sense. Also, please donot think that fanaticism made me blind. Even a ordinary layman would say that Satyaraj is wrong. Though thalaivar remains silent and he never hits back with statements, I seriously feel that he MUST BE TAUGHT A LESSON. The comedy is, he speaks about giving the money back to the distributors. Pathetic!!! The whole world knows who returned the money back to the distributors when they suffered during the "BABA" debacle.

Somashekara said...

Hi Sir,

I remember seeing you in the MCC club in Chennai. Hope things are fine with you.

Now for the current issue, if we have been following the news, Karnataka CM had made it clear that no water will be given to TN.

I just wonder that actors so easily forget the past. They had staged a protest about cavery issue but to no avail. We could not get them to budge.

As mentioned, the interlinking of rivers is the solution.

Lets come to the hokenagal issue, the TN govt mentioned once election was over, they will take up the issue with the newly formed government. We have not seen any progress on that.

Coming to Sarath Kumar and Satyaraj and Nadigar Sangam. I dont know if its run well and professionally. If they have an issue with Rajinikanth on his statements, why cant they do something about the water issue. In case they have done something, what has been the progress of the same.

Being a fan of Tamil Cinema and also hoping our Cinema should reach the World Audience and Stage, i believe Cinema and Political stands should be mixed and confused. We need to convince the same to Karnataka outfits as well. I am sure many big stars in Bangalore also would like a peaceful solution.

I feel if there are people who are unhappy with Rajini's remarks should do something and find a solution to the water problem. Mere protest, anger and speeches will not solve the issue of the Common Man. Also, we know the Common Man is not stupid.

He needs Water and Where is it and When will it Come?

Somashekara

Somashekara said...

Hi Sir,

I remember seeing you in the MCC club in Chennai. Hope things are fine with you.

Now for the current issue, if we have been following the news, Karnataka CM had made it clear that no water will be given to TN. Lets not forget, they had ignored the Supreme Court directive.

I just wonder that actors so easily forget the past. They had staged a protest about cavery issue but to no avail. We could not get them to budge.

As mentioned, the interlinking of rivers can be the solution.

Lets come to the hokenagal issue, the TN govt mentioned once election was over, they will take up the issue with the newly formed government. We have not seen any progress on that.

Coming to Sarath Kumar and Satyaraj and Nadigar Sangam. I don't know what is the role of the Sangam nor its charter as i am an outsider . If they have an issue with Rajinikanth on his statements, why cant they do something about the water issue. In case they have done something, what has been the progress of the same.

Being a fan of Tamil Cinema and also hoping our Cinema should reach the World Audience and Stage, i believe Cinema and Political stands should be mixed and confused. We need to convince the same to Karnataka outfits as well. I am sure many big stars in Bangalore also would like a peaceful solution.

I feel if there are people who are unhappy with Rajini's remarks should do something and find a solution to the water problem. Mere protest, anger and speeches will not solve the issue of the Common Man. Also, we know the Common Man is not stupid.

He needs Water and Where is it and When will it Come?

Somashekara

Mohan's Musings said...

...."i believe Cinema and Political stands should be mixed and confused"... I am not sure of what you mean by that statement...I for one do not believe that the two should mix...What can the nadigar Sangham do.? What has the Architects Association, the medical council. Lawyers Association or the software professionals bodies of TN done....It is like that...a Professional Body...Just because the members are Actors/Stars the media focuses on them and then one asks, what have they done....If the TV channels do not give this undue importance to such Starry issues , none of these would have happened. Let the Media stop focussing on such issues and we can get some solution....We have so many News "hungry" channels running 24 hours without any other software that they are constantly searching for the littlest of things to blow it up. Especially if it is actor related....One of these days the media is going to create such a mess that they will all regret their actions....What is required though is an independant and fearless fourth/fifth estate ... how many are willing to talk of non celebrity related issues.?? As you so rightly asked..we need water, who is going to give it....

Thilaag said...

Hi Mr. Mohan

I feel shame on Tamil Nadigar Sangam leaders as thier comment on Superstar Rajinikanth remark.

As a leader they should lead the people not being lead by the people.
Leader should clarify certain issue before come up to stage with the statement.

I am strongly disagre with you, Sathyaraj & T.R.
I feel that no one is perfect in this world and everyone tend to make mistake but at the same time we have to learn from mistake.
Superstar express his regret on his speech during the protest meeting over the Hogennakkal issue was directed only to the people who indulged in violence and not to Kannadigas in general said Rajinikanth.
He is a man of principles and integrity. He had only expressed his regret and did not apologize.

I am very sure you should know the meaning of apologise & regret.

Rajnikanth should only bows before good people but not to Sathyaraj or T.R and this people only know how to create a problem or cheap publisity.
What they have done to tamil community. Mr. Sarath ask these people not be fanatic and Good people wont elobrate what they have done to community.

If they want a realy tamillan in tamil cinema, I am very sure no one will left except a number of people.
Sathyaraj is a man without principal, selfish, and racist too.

He don't believe in god and he don't belive people belive in god.

How can he claim MGR is a real tamilan is it just because he love MGR. Ask him not to be selfish
he have to respect millions of tamilan who love our Superstar.

As a fan I have a right to protect my Superstar.

Mohan's Musings said...

Hi Thilaag,
I respect your views.....But WHAT DO YOU STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH ME....not agreeing with Mr.TR or Sathyaraj I understand but what comment of mine did you not agree with.? I seem to be echoing almost what you said...or probably vice versa...Please do read the blog in its totality and calmly...you will have nothing to disagree with me as is evidenced by the comments of several other Fans of the Superstar as posted above your reactions my friend...

மாயவரத்தான்.... said...

Plz. my post on Ju.Vi.'s recent article :
http://mayavarathaan.blogspot.com/2008/08/455.html

மாயவரத்தான்.... said...

Plz. visit and post your comments on my post on Ju.Vi.'s latest article against our Super Star :

http://mayavarathaan.blogspot.com/2008/08/455.html

chills said...

dear sir,

the reason i am here in your blog is because of link i got from superstar website.

enough is said about the topic,but I am amazed at your maturity and thinking in handling the discussion.

I will keep visiting your blog to get more of your thought provoking writing.

good luck

Suresh Rajendran

Karthik said...

Hi Mohan Sir,

Thanks for your views...Its time that every one realized that we are all part of a same clan irrespective of which part of the world we are and if you are not prone to such open mindness then atleast we should atleast consider ourselves to be first Indians.I am from Tamilnadu,but for me India comes first even if its at the cost of Tamil Nadu...these are just geographical demarcations that separate us,kindly leave all these things behind and live life happily,and we as readers are grateful for your views when you echoed a simialr point(You also gave the URL to prove your point...you stand above the rest)
But i am also critical of Satyaraj and T.R both of them used derogatory statements and all of them strongly condemn thier statements and its cos of these irresponsible people that people are divided in this country.Though we are happy that people like you are there which such broadmindness...

Raja said...

Dear Mohan,

Just to add to what Mr.Thinakar said i feel the jelous in satyaraj has grown in recent years on rajini and also on hitting hindu sentiments.
My open challenge to satyaraj is as he had acted in many movies talking ill on god, pls ask him to mention the same on muslim community in any of his movie. i will salute his views.

I can understand that it is natural to feel bad that though being a villan like rajini in the begining he wasnt able to achieve what Rajini has achieved " as his open statement on remuneration is his only motive in movies" he will be jelous on rajini, but there is an old saying " naai enna thaen suriyana parthu korachalum, surian mangathu"

Rajasekar

Sudalai said...

Mr Mohanram

You are no way responsible for the idiotic comments passed by Sathyaraj. As mentioned by other friends , I do not want you to talk to him about this...He cannot understand

But all I request you is when you meet thalaivar next time , Just pass this message "Mahatma cannot survive in this world". In 1948 there was only 1 Ghotse but today there are lot of Ghotse's and they will always gun for this Mahtama.

Ahimsa will no longer work. we all are waiting for the lion to come out , if it does then watchout for us. Rest will be history....

Jai said...

Hello,

Rajini has attained his pinnacle of glory. He has earned it by sheer hard work, dedication and not but the least - by our support to him over decades. Any individual, who has attained such a position irrespective of his profession, will not even mind such derogatory comments from small time individuals like the names mentioned in this blog.
Though he is a demi god for all his fans, he is a human being in the first place. Leaving apart his generosity, and questions on what he has done to server the public – let us all not forget that he is an individual making his living and the profession he chose was acting. He has succeeded in it more than any individual in the same profession. Let us all give credit to that and it should be part of our success to make a great actor out of our support.
In my opinion, we should all change our mindset in asking questions about what the entertainment world has done for the society and shift our focus on asking the bureaucrats and the politicians of what they have been doing so far?
All said and done, I am an ardent fan of Rajini and let us leave him to think how he can entertain us rather than save us – his profession is to entertain and not ‘save the world’. There are people entrusted to save the society, let us pray they do it right.

Thinakar said...

Dear Mohanram,

You are too good.. I am of the same opinion on media like you.

"We have so many News "hungry" channels running 24 hours without any other software that they are constantly searching for the littlest of things to blow it up. Especially if it is actor related....One of these days the media is going to create such a mess that they will all regret their actions....What is required though is an independant and fearless fourth/fifth estate ... how many are willing to talk of non celebrity related issues.?? "

Your above statement are very true.

The END to this kind of media coverage is on the way . They CAN NOT LIE and EXAGGERATE for too long. People are smart to understand and these channels will be shown the door..

anbudan
Thinakar

Pradeep Kalingarayar said...

One pharase-This is rhetorical pharase "Nallavangala Andavan Sodippan Aana kaivida mataan"-Super Star Baasha...
Every one will have a downfall.Next time Rajini will shake the world with excitment...
trust my words...
Please do not Misunderstand thalaivar

anand said...

Hi Mohan,

How are you? I basically dont understand one thing, why is Nadigar Sangam involves in almost all the political crisis of TN.I do see that Nadigar Sangam actively involves itself in issues related to 2 Govts. Can this organisation make desicion for the Govt? No it cant. If they actually can do it why dont they show perseverance to continue to agitate. I strongly condemn Sathyaraj's comment for whatever he spoke. If he is your friend pls advice him to behave himself in public meetings also advice Nadigar sangam not to involve in issue which they cannot solve. Rajini is a man of honour, we need time to understand his greatness.

Anand.R
Engineer, HP, Bangalore.

Catastrophic_Colossus said...

Dear Mohan Ram,
Nice to read your blog.I would like to inform a small information i came to know,I don't think our thalaivar asked the apology for Kuselan release as the media has portrayed it.

You can view the video of the interview here
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=ik7luv3lqr8
In the right side it is given it was uploaded on April 7,2008.Just after the fast which took place on April 4,2008.And it was telecast in Udaya TV on April 6th.I don't know when he gave this interview but it was definitely given not for the sake of Kuselan, as you have mentioned in your blog but for the welfare of TamilNadu-Karnataka relations.

Its the work of media which needs just spark to create a fire,and some in the industry are blowing this fire to make it a bigger one.

And a kind request,i knew from a tv show you are a devotee of Sai and if you find time write a blog about your experiences with Sai,it would be a pleasure to read

endrum anbudan
Karthik

Surya said...

Hello Mohan Sir,

First of all I thank you a lot for supporting Superstar.
I saw your video in youtube where Sathyaraj speaks & praises about "Superstar" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlLc3q9weoc

It mentioned "Vaanavil 2008,but does not mentioned when exactly it happened.."..I want to know when that function happened...Was it before Hogenakkal issue or recently? Thank you for your support sir.

Mohan's Musings said...

dear surya,
This was the Rotary District conference held on Feb 27th this year. Several sessions were there with speakers speaking on various topics , speakers like Ms. Kanimozhi , Vairamuthu , N.Ram to name a few.

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