Thursday, November 10, 2011

Run Pandit Run

I like Santhosh Pandit...I adore him as a person. Though my tiny intellect doesn't want me to watch his movie going by the promos & reviews. If its a big miss am ready to accept it. But as a person he is a gem, infact a very rare gem. There is a tinge of sarcasm and tongue in cheek smile on my face but still i place him there. I like many who are reading this blog would have seen the movie 'Forest Gump' where the protagonist Gump was as stupid as one could get. He was naive and abnormal in every sense. But a portion of our heart felt for this good chap when he keeps running all along because his girlfriends asks him to, or when he shows his butthole to the president himself (in the story though) or even when he goes out fishing with no knowledge about it. Call it sympathy, call it cruelty or call it 'goddamn luck' I think there is a place for people like them alongside us. If all were normal and intellectual where is the fun in life? There needs to be a place for such light weight personalities (literally) too. He has virtually kept the flood gates open for opportunities in this industry that is what I like about all this event that has unfolded.

There is a big social networking and media uproar amongst us 'bloody' mallus against him. They love to put those hate comments and make those hate calls to this poor dude.
Mr.A says 'Eda I am frsutrated at work and my boss is an asshole'
For that Mr.B replies 'OOhh Well then I suggest you watch the video from 'Krishnanum Radhayum' and have a laugh riot'


After watching the video Mr.B and his malayalam movie ideologue and love for the movie industry arises. He logs in to youtube and puts those hate comments (പൂരത്തെറി) and YES his mobile number is available on the internet. He calls him and unleashes his tirade yet again. And yes thats bloody hiding mallu for you. For the very fact that he (the same audience) sits and watches movies like Christian Brothers, Chinatown. Tejabhai, PappiAppacha (very recent ones.. dont make me say the history) and prefers to be silent. Because these so called superstars thrive on our internal division of movie fans and the well know silence. The point is not about good movies or bad movies and the cheap petty politics as there are crap movies coming up every weekend irrespective of language. But the point here is the story of a young man who sold his land and house.He who believes he can do something with his 'limited' skills at his disposal.

5 out of 10 people we meet in India has a secret dream of becoming a movie actor or some one in film field. But very few talented or filmy family ones make it to the big screen. The majority middle class is relying on the 9 to 5 job with a safe income, healthy famly and a social status. Now there is Santhosh Pandit who I personally think is a better lyricist, producer & distributor than the other 16 divisons of movie making he has handled. But still wanted to take that intentional risk to have a go at his dreams. There is a cliched statement in malayalam 'പറ്റാത്ത പണിക്കു പോകരുത്' (if you can't do it, don't try it) . Maybe Santhosh Pandit will
wave a flag to all those silent dreamers to have a go at your life and lady luck. Media is demonstrating him as a circus clown act and there are a few jealous film makers who are astounded by the 'luck' this guy has. His next 10 films could be a flop, he might return to his earlier job but he is still a winner at heart for me. Now dont frame me as a 'FAN' its just that I like him the way he is. I am not encouraging you to go and watch his movies you don't even need to watch his videos but don't just ridicule him. We have lot of actors in our film industry (not only malayalam) with limited abilities but lot of backing. At least for a change we have a new 'SuperStar' (as he calls himself) who has neither a godfather in this industry and nor a family to back him. He could be a rare instance in Indian film industry of a self made man.

NOTE: There were eggs thrown at Santhosh Pandit in one of the functions framing him as a 'loser'. So you 'winners' grow a ball and throw the same egg at the so called 'Superstars' for cheating you off a good 2 hours of entertainment minus Rs.50 off your pocket. 'may there be eggs raining in all flop movies. AMEN!!' (atleast the poultry industry needs a big break tsk tsk).

4 comments:

Jayadeep said...

Totally agree! Truely speaking I watch his interviews more than his songs or movie trailers (infact I watch his interviews everyday! :)). He has a great confidence level and I really adore him for that (again as you said I am not his FAN). He as an individual is now a hit maker regardless of the way he chose, also he is a real stress buster! :)

The way our mallu crowd reacted to him on the show Niyantranarekha (manorma channel) and the way they threw rotten eggs at him shows how disguesting our people could be.

Everyone should keep in mind that no one has the right to do character assasination. Pass on the feedback and just leave it.

Also, I am the last person to read blogs, I just read it only for the reason that, it was this guy, that is the impact he made!

Note: if I paste this on the facebook page I know how I will get treated, so just putting my point of view here.

Jayadeep

Nishanth Nair said...

Panditji Amar Rahe!!! He is the man!! Milking money out of the sadistic , hypocritic mallus!!

Kusuma Kumari said...

I recently watched one of his speeches at an award function at Trivandrum. Please watch this I like him And no body has the right to call him bad words etc What did do worng He just produced a movie If yu dont wnat to watch it dont watch No body has the right to call him ab dawards I appreciate his confidence and sense of humor He has a good marketing tacticshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gud3MUzAOk&feature=player_detailpage

Kusuma Kumari said...

I recently watched one of his speeches at an award function at Trivandrum. Please watch this I like him And no body has the right to call him bad words etc What did do worng He just produced a movie If yu dont wnat to watch it dont watch No body has the right to call him ab dawards I appreciate his confidence and sense of humor He has a good marketing tactics

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