Periyar the movie on a Leader who fought for masses

I was actually anciously waiting for this movie to get released finally it was released on May first on May day synonymous.The movie was a good effort in clearing the ideologies of periyar it was a round up on his complete life.Many believe periyar as “ANTI-BHRAMIN” and this movie uses the “periyar-rajaji” friendship to blow up those beliefs.Periyar fought for self determination,championed the cause of caste-based reservation for equitable representation.This movie is released at an apt juncture when the social justice movement has suffered a set back thanks to the supreme court judgement.His life also has contemprory lessons in the fight against “untouchability and dalit opressions” suffered by the masses.The film also gives glimpses of how periyar was fore sight in his thinking.In one scene in an interaction with gandhi periyar warns gandhi that religious fundementalists would kill him if he fights for religious unity.He also fore sees the breaking down of Soviet Union in a trip to the nation after the october revolution.I was disappoionted that film failed to register the open protests of periyar against idol worship like breaking “rama idol” which would have registered his thinking.The songs are written by vairamuthu and they are good especially the song “kadavula ill ai Kalla” and “Bhagavan” are of scintilating lyrics.Vairamuthu uses periyar’s jovial remarks about the three lines in a squirrel’s back which people say due to rama touching the squirrel when periyar shoots back “why there s no lines in sita’s back” :).Periyar was not into politics but was in different administrative jobs.Periyar made caste based reservation feasible in tamil nadu which ensured the better state of OBC’s in Tamil Nadu.The film also has scenes showing “reform marriages” which are performed sans any priest.I would prefer one like that in my life.These films should be seen by the youth of the nation probably they may be geeks when it comes to earning but knowing the history prevents us from commiting many mistakes.Kudos to the entire team they have done a good job.Satyaraj and kushboo have been great especially satyaraj has lived as periyar.The director is doing a good job GnanRajasekharan prior to this directed “Bharathi” and should continue his good work.Well Done 🙂


3 responses to “Periyar the movie on a Leader who fought for masses

  1. Hi Ashok,
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  2. Ashok you must also have written the it was he who said that the “Tamil was the language of

  3. And a pervert who married a girl less than half his age,should not talk abt the lines on Sita’s back,should reveal that how many times he could make sex with her and could satisfy her

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