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Why ‘Al Pacino’ ?

with 2 comments

(In which I officially start a new WTF category)

On the occasion of his birthday, Rediff calls Kamalhasan the ‘Al Pacino’ of Indian cinema. Apart from the idiotic – but widespread in the Indian media – compulsion to seek validation from the West (Hollywood in this case), I wonder why particularly Al Pacino ? Why not Jack Nicholson, De Niro, or quite possibly, Tom Hanks ? Pacino, while arguably an incredible actor, has mostly restricted himself to unidimensional dramatic roles. KH on the other hand, has not only essayed a variety of characters, but also ventured into other aspects of film-making. Not totally unexpected shoddy work from Rediff.

The comments section, as usual, is a treasure-trove of invaluable laughter, such as:


HES ONLY D ACTOR FRM D SOUTH TO MAKE A MARIK IN BOLLYWOOD FAR BETTER THEN RAJNIKANT. WHEN HE CAME TO BOLLYWOOD HE DIDNT KNEW A WORD IN HINDI BUT D WAY HE SPOKE HE WAS SO FLUENT. HES D BEST ACTOR IN INDIA BUT A VERY EGOISTIC N CHALU INSAAN USNE SAB HEROINES PE CHANCE MARA HAI

and this one, bound to start some flame wars:

CURRENTLY TELUGU CINEMA RULES IN INDIA AFTER BOLLYWOOD. TAMIL IS PANI KAM

(in both cases, CAPs are original)

Previous unintentional hilarity provided by Rediff here and here.

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

November 8, 2007 at 7:51 pm

Posted in Films, Fun, India, WTF

2 Responses

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  1. Oohh I love reading Rediff articles because of the comments section…LOL.

    Have you heard of AR Rehman being called “Mozart of India”?? I like Rehman, but I wouldn’t label him as Mozart because their genre is so different. I totally dislike such ignorant comments.

    ruhi

    November 9, 2007 at 3:43 pm

  2. whatever happened to all the Meethun-da artwork (on your earlier blog?) love the movie reviews.
    hmm.

    hmm

    November 16, 2007 at 7:11 pm


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