Happened to come across this short, sweet, fabuluous and highly thoughtful article titled “Immortality Ode” in The Hindu on New Year’s Eve . The article is about the demi-gods on screen that we have come to worship are slowly ‘ making it to the pages in history.” At one point, he says,
South Indian superstars like NTR and Sivaji Ganeshan struggled to pull in their paunch and pass off as just out of college youngsters wooing heroines half their age. The acting was over the top, the costumes outlandish and the wigs bizarre.
I just could not help but think – substitute the names and its equally relevant. So, is it an established practice that has become so ingrained in the working of the tinsel world, or is it a misplaced notion that “this is what the average moviegoer wants to watch onscreen?”
Read the complete article here.