If ISRO asked Malayalam movie industry folks to recommend a volunteer for their moon mission, the unanimous choice would be director Vinayan. Since that did not happen, the next best thing — something which has not happened even in our vibrant political landscape — has happened. MACTA has become Humpty Dumpty.
The funny part? One group has only Vinayan in it. (Yes, we are exaggerating). Even K M Mani, P J Joseph and Balakrishna Pillai will be laughing at this.
18 years back Vinayan made a movie called Superstar. Contrary to the name, it had no superstars. It did not even have asteroids. Since Mohanlal did not give him dates, Vinayan found a look alike and make the movie. With such a Big Bang, Vinayan arrived on the scene and entertained us for two decades with Kunjikuruvi to Athisayan
Still the karma produced by Superstar has been hanging around the ozone layer for more than two decades and thanks to global warming and depletion of the ozone layer, it has landed back on Vinayan himself.
Superstar Mohanlal, fresh from holy city of Kashi, spoke with the soul of Suresh Gopi.
”AMMA will never support any one or any organisation which always tried to call bans and prevent film-makers from producing cinema in this crisis-plagued film industry.This is one organization which even created a lot of problems to films like Calcutta News which was shooting in difficult conditions among floods in Calcutta.We are supporting the directors who have come out of MACTA and the producers’ association who has announced its wholesome support to these directors,” Mohanlal revealed. [LINK ]
Vinayan, in polite language, asked Mohanlal to mind his own business. Mohanlal in turn asked Vinayan to create an organization in which everyone is well behaved. Thilakan meanwhile said “teacher, teacher, Nedumudi Venu pinched me”, but no one cared
Mohanlal’s wish for Vinayan has come true. Now Vinayan can do a Dasavatharam in his organization and discuss various issues. The first avataram can ban avataram No 2 and 3 for appearing on stage shows. It will be fun and if it is broadcast as a reality show.
With various organizations blooming in the cinema field, it has reached a stage where the organization has become more important than people and the craft. Instead of producing entertaining movies, their activities themselves have became entertainment. Instead of helping the industry, organizations became dictatorships telling what people should and should not do. They thought Kerala was Cuba.
One of the best things to happen in this asteroid-hitting-planet-malayalam-cinema event are some new guidelines in the new organization. There will no LKG style bans, discriminations or boycotts of human beings. No longer will one man be able to control the lives of other human beings. It is indeed heart warming to read that the organization honchos have realized that every human has the right to earn a living and the only laws that matter are the ones made by an elected government.
Then Vinayan is not going to keep quiet. His next movie is a Tamil one with Sanusha as the heroine. Before you know, he will be directing Vijay or Ajith and those movies will run for 100 days in Kerala knocking out M&M movies. This is what our lord, Suresh Gopi, meant by “Cosmic Law” in Chintamani Kola Case
PS: And as all this thamasha is happening Kamal Haasan’s Dasavatharam, Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar Raj and Vijay’s Kuruvi are running to packed houses with tickets being sold in the black market for Rs. 500.