Hello everyone.This time am going to blog about 'Thala' Ajith Kumar.Probably for the first time am blogging something about him.First of all I have to admit one thing that am a huge fan of Thala Ajith(People who know me personally know this,but still I don't want to pretend to be a neutral,thats the reason for this information in the beginning itself).On seeing the title you might think that am going to write about his latest release Aasal.This article has nothing to do with that movie.On seeing the picture itself you might have understood this is all about his speech at the felicitation function for Kalaignar.I mean the one organized by the South Indian film industry,why am saying this,you should not get confused as daily one group is felicitating our CM and he too is kind enough to allot time for all these things inspite of his busy(??) schedule.
So what did Ajith speak?Why such a huge chaos happening about him in Tamil Cinema?Ananda Vikatan,Junior Vikatan,Nakheeran,Dinamalar,Dinathanthi etc.. every he is making headlines.Even in Thuglak Ajith's name is getting lot of importance?What did he do like that?The answer is simple.He spoke the truth honestly.As you all know being honest in TN,especially in Cinema or Politics is a great sin,he is targetted by a bunch of jokers.In that function,at first he too like others,praised CM.Then he started speaking certain facts which is unusual for an artiste in TN to speak.What really shocked me is he spoke these things in front of Mr.Karunanithi.This is what he said:
There are some people in cinema industry,who are in some important posts,organize meetings for political and sensitive issues,even before the govt reacts.They are also threatening the actors to attend such meetings.If we are not attending the same means,our loyalty and integrity as Tamils is questioned.We are tired of these things and only you(CM) can put a fullstop for all these things.
This shocked almost every individual in that auditorium and as you all know,Rajni gave a standing ovation for this speech by Ajith.For these speech lot of responses are coming until even this moment.Many actors are praising Ajith for speaking out this openly as they couldn't do the same due to some pressure.On the other hand some people started targetting Ajith for this.As he said,one stuntman(Jacquar Thangam,many might not have heard abt him till now :D) has started shouting that he is anti-Tamil.They,using their political influence are planning to sideline Ajith from cinema industry itself.Over emotional persons like Barathiraja started bashing Ajith.Now Ajith is paying the price for being honest.
Alright,lets see who is Jacquar?This Jacquar is the same stuntman who faced allegations of trying to misbehave with an actress who asked a chance to act in movies.The actress name is Anamika.She has reportedly asked a chance to him to act in movies.This fellow has taken advantage of it and tried to misbehave with her.Anamika told these things to media(and this is not my imagination).She also alleged that after she told this incident to media,this Jacquar even threatened to finish off her life.This issue came in almost all media and a popular show in Vijay tv called Kadavul Paathi Mirugam paathi made a huge mockery of this event.Now he says actors should act with social consciousness.Great.
What social consciousness means to such people?To organize a stage,speak some nonsense in the name of Tamilism,finally ending up with egg on their face.I would like to recall some incidents,which can be called an example for the SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS of these legends.In the month of April,2008,the same Tamil Cinema actors association staged a protest against the Karnataka govt and the Kannadigas for not allowing us to use the Hogenakkkal water for a power project.The same gentleman Sarath Kumar lead the protest,same Rajni,Kamal,Ajith,Vijay etc all have attended it.Rajni spoke bit harshly and said should we not beat those people who are creating problems(odhakka vendama).Rajni's posters were burnt in Karnataka.Later on after some 4 months,Rajni appologised for what he has spoken(he dint do any mistake,but he appologised,acc to me that appology is only the mistake).
Alright what has happened to that project?Within a week after the actors staged a protest,our CM casually gave this statement:Since elections are to be conducted in Karnataka soon,we are postponing this project for now and the same will be resumed after a new govt is formed.My question is doesn't he know that elections are going to be conducted in Karnataka before the actors' protest?A new govt under Yediyurappa was formed in Karnataka and after that a Parliament election also has been conducted successfully and now the govt is going on successfully there.But the project is yet to take off.
So what the actors achieved by staging a protest for this issue?Simple. Sarath Kumar got good publicity.Rajni's Kuselan movie suffered huge loss at BO.Ofcourse its a crap movie and deserved to be a flop,but generally in any movie,if Rajni makes his appearence means,that movie will take a huge opening.But,in this case of Kuselan,it didn't even get a reasonable opening in TN.This is mainly because of his apology.No wonder Rajni clapped when Ajith was speaking.
Another incident that can be taken as an ex: for our actors social consciousness is the fasting organized to condemn attacks on Tamils in Sri Lanka.The actors went on a fasting.Again emotional outbursts were there.The actors donated lakhs and lakhs of rupees for the cause of Lankan Tamils.I don't know where did all these money go.I don't know whether this money reached the Tamil people or Sinhalese army.I don't know that.But what happened in the end?
Our CM also went on fasting.At this age he went on fasting.Great na?See what kind of fasting it was.(This news is from some popular weekly magazines)He had his break fast and started fasting around 9 or 9.30 AM and ended his fasting before lunch and had lunch.What an idea sir ji!!!.The reason he gave was,the SL govt agreed for ceasefire. But they(SL army) continued the war and we all know the end result too.So again what did actors achieve through this protest?Instead of shouting some nonsense in mic before public,its better to adopt few affected Tamil people.Actor Surya,has adopted some children and taking care of their studies,food and shelter through Agaram foundation it seems(I don't have newspaper proof for this,one SL Tamil leader told this in Z Tamil channel).Hats off Mr.Surya!.Remember,anyday helping hands are better than praying lips(or even shouting lips).
So anyway the govt is going to take a different action and the words of these artistes is not at all going to have any value.So why you are forcing/threatening those who are not willing to participate in such events?One can raise his voice against anyone/anything,thats his own right.At the same time none should be compelled to do anything as refraining from such things is their own right.
Now things are going in a different route.Sarath Kumar and Jacquar are playing the caste card in this issue it seems.Jacquar claims that Ajith fans assaulted his wife and his house as per the orders of Ajith.If Ajithfans assaulted him means they wont go in such a small number.They would have gathered in huge number and the consequences might have been even more severe.
Anyway,today the unions(FEFSI,South Indian actors union etc) have decided to demand an apology from Ajith for speaking the truth in public(speaking truth is a crime in TN Mr.Ajith,u have to understand this).As far as I have understood about Ajith,he will not apologise and all.But time and situation might force him to do so.That doesn't matter.He has spoken his heart out before a huge crowd,in front of a responsible leader(namma CM than pa).
One might like Ajith,or hate Ajith thats different.But if u analyse this issue properly and unbiasedly you will understand what he has spoken is 100% correct.
People like Jacquar or Sarath Kumar or Guhanathan will not be remembered by public.Their fame(they got this fame itself thru this incident only,Sarath Kumar is an exception in this regard) is short lived.But Thala Ajith will be remembered forever for his bold and beautiful speech in the presence of Mr.Kalaignar.
Hats off Thala!!!(Thala Pola Varuma :-))
Note : All the political news and cinema news I have written is a collection from newspapers and weekly magazines like Ananda Vikatan,Junior Vikatan,Thuglak etc.So don't hold me responsible if this hurts anyone,I owe responsiblity to whatever I have written about Thala alone.