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Kamal's bitter experience with Ravi

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Kamal Hassan
'Economics is what Economists do,' is one of the famous but comical definitions for Economics in practice for years.

It is applicable to the tinsel world too. Here, cinema is what the cine people do, for many decades. If an action movie has clicked well, all others follow the same theme like the flock of sheep even without thinking the alternatives. Very few think of the change. Kamal is one such perfectionist cum trend setter.

Kamal is an all rounder. Yes, the one and only successful all rounder of our time in the film industry. He is the inspiration for most of the good changes in the film industry for the past three decades. But it seems that the film industry is not using this genius properly all along his career.

He has experienced bitter moments with some of his producers in the past. With Kalaipuli Thanu, AM Rathnam and now Oscar Ravichandiran also joined in the unwanted line up!

Yes! Once again the legendary actor may experience bitter moments from the sets of Dasavatharam after completing all his works for the same, in which he performed 10 different roles, just because of the producer's 'irritating statements' (as quoted by a source) on his own even without consulting the actor!!

Originally, Dasavatharam was planned to release in May 2007 along with Superstar Rajini's Shivaji! After this, there were many release dates were announced and later conveniently forgotten by both the producer and media. Finally Kamal opened his mouth and announced that the film would hit the screens on Pongal 2008 without fail. Remember, he told this in a function organized by him to felicitate poet Puviyarasu, who won the Sahithya Academy Award.

But after a few days, Oscar Ravichandiran made a statement that the film had been postponed to April and invited some media men, who were in his close wing and showed a song and some of the clippings of the film even without the knowledge of Kamal. After few days, he announced that the film would be on screen for April-14.

After a couple of week, Ravichandiran announced that he has invited Jackie Chan for the audio launch of the film on March 14th. When media persons queried the actor in Hridhyaraagam press meet about Chan's arrival, Kamal told that he had not been informed about that.

In fact, it was big 'news' to Kamal on his own film informed by the media men. Some of the Tamil film industry sources say that the producer invited Jackie Chan on his own without a pre discussion with Kamal, who spent almost 3 long years!

Now, once again the producer himself announced that the audio launch also postponed to some time in April. Now the film's release for this summer is also become a big question now. For a big film like Dasavatharam, a gap of at least 2 months is must for the pick up of its audio. Another reason for Kamal's worry is the beginning of local Cricket season. In May, IPL is going to launch its first ever 'Twenty: 20' series (a total of 50 matches in 2 months) with a bang in all over the country. So Kamal is afraid a little bit of the inflow of the viewers to the Halls.

As said by one of his close friend, at present Kamal has totally came out from the project and it is Ravichandiran, who completely handed over the movie to CG outsourcing companies to redesign the film with more graphical works. Now, the actor's complete concentration is on his forthcoming multilingual projects Kandhahar (with Mohan Lal) and Marmayogi (in association with Walt Disney).

When we contacted Oscar Ravichandiran and his brother Ramesh Babu to comment on this, they simply ruled out all these things and said that the understanding between them and the actor is 'perfect'!

We too pray for the same and appeals everyone in the industry to give due respect to the great personality of Indian Cinema, like Kamal!

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