KAMAL HAASAN, it simply must be admitted, is not only an actor par excellence but a startlingly sensitive film-maker, as well. An admirably cordial and casual guy in real life...his in-depth thoughts are known to turn into the most special pictures in reel life. His films are searing and scathing as well as controversial...!
Right now, hes hopping mad over the treatment meted out to his new, latest offering Hey Ramby the scissors of the Censor Board. Understandably so. When a film-maker with (genuine) feelings, creates a stopperafter putting in, all the emotions and energy he can suck up from his innermost reservoir of gut feelings, his last exhausted, fervent hope n prayer is: Please, God, let my film be a success. Now if the Almighty listens and bestows His boons n blessings upon the devotee, all one has to shout is Jai Sai Ram... knowing that things will carry on divinely. Otherwise, the only alternative happens to be an exasperated moan: Hey Ram !!!
|Kamals film is An
experiment with truth. And, as in all the
movies he makes, theres something special that hit
the viewers in the solar plexus. He always dares to
provoke! Speaking at the Taj Ballroom to select
mediapersons (in the company of Rani Mukherjee, Shah Rukh
Khan, Om Puri and pretty wifey Sarika not to
forget his sister, Subhangi, the bereaved wife of actor
Mohan Gokhale), Hassan reiterated his resolve to show the
unfair cuts on cable TV soon.
Legally, the Censor Board cannot stop my
screening on an international satellite channel. And I
aim to expose the Censors bureaucratic
bungling... So watch out!
(And may young Mohans soul, who died in Chennai while shooting for this film, rest in peace.........)