I couldn’t resist a chuckle as I stumbled upon this news bit at The Hindu by Suneetha B. The latest entrant in the TV Media War Zone in Kerala, REPORTER TV has started a new program called “CUT COPY” at 8.30 pm every Friday which features the ‘deliberate and blatant’ inspirational tales wrought out of DVDs and old VHS tapes :).
Reporter Channel seems to be the brainchild of MV Nikesh Kumar, one of the most popular TV personalities in Malayalam news television. And with also claims of it being the first High Definition News Channel in Kerala, this ought to really interesting (!), to watch inspirations with a greater degree of clarity.
A Related Movement on Facebook.
While on this, someone sent across this page on Facebook which seems to have taken to the Masters of the Microwave with a vengeance, and appropriately named Cut Copy Paste, are on a mission to surgically dismember every representation of inspiration in popular media, and they are NOT restricted to Malayalam from what I could see. I hope they don’t lose the momentum, and keep at it, chipping away at every single Maestro of the Microwave who thinks of taking the elevator to fame, riding on someone else’s creativity.
You could read the entire article at The Hindu here.
The latest instance of Ctrl C + Ctrl V raging in Malayalam media.