By: Kollywood Komban
Monday, March 26, 2007
Tolerance is more than an asset for people from two categories. One of the categories is politics, and the other is no doubt cinema. Film personalities nowadays have become highly intolerant people and threaten the media to abort news related to them.
One such actor is Vijay, who has often threatened media people right from the days of his Rasigan. One shouldn't forget the worst happening for the magazine Kumutham at the time of the release of Rasigan, which was directed by his father S.A.Chandrasekaran. In a review for that film, Kumutham blasted the director for his double meaning sexy dialogues, a mere foreplay of Vijay in a Bathroom with his mother- in-law (Srividhya) and
the improper body language etc... Kumutham wrote like this: 'It is our fate to watch the face of this half -baked hero (' moonchi' as appeared in Kumutham) throughout two and half hours which is totally unfit for cinema!'
On the very next day of the release of the magazine with this review, a gang lead by S.A.Chandrasekar rushed to the office of the magazine, broke the glass doors, and warned the Editor of the Magazine Sujatha (Writer) to withdraw the comments about the hero in that review. In its very next issue, Kumutham published an explanation like this: 'Vijay is one of the best and the most beautiful young actor in present Tamil cinema. His appearance and body language, particularly his facial expressions are perfect. It is our fortune to have watched the movie Rasigan..!'
After this explanation only, SAC dropped all his stong-arm tactics against the magazine. After this, many such incidents have happened between SAC and Tamil film journalists. At the time of the release of Vijay's Sachin, two Tamil dailies (Dinamani one among the dailies) published some adverse comments about the film. Immediately the PRO got the two reporters of the dailies at SAC's residence. SAC scolded them with harsh words and threatened them, asking them to mind their language while writing.
Due to the complaint by SAC only, a film journalist from Daily Thanthi group was dismissed by the administration at the time of Vijay's Thirumalai release.
Now there is news about SAC's latest threat to the media. This time, Vijay TV is being targeted by the director.
S.A. Chandrasekaran allegedly issued threats to Vijay T.V. to stop airing its programme 'Lollu Sabha' immediately, following its satirical comments about Vijay's latest film Pokkiri. After watching the programme, SAC summoned the Director Rampal and blasted him directly. He threatened Rampal to stop the programme, otherwise he would stop the supply of the clippings and trailers to the TV channel, using his power as the President of Tamil Film Directors Union. The TV channel has stopped the re-telecast of the programme and also shifted their theme with immediate effect.
The director of the programme and other technicians were reportedly summoned again to actor Vijay's residence and forced to apologize in front of him. The TV administration has refused to comment further on the happenings over this issue.The Director acknowledged that he was threated, but he has requested me to ignore the matter.
Hail the freedom of Press!