It’s a somewhat unusual but very believable sight on a Friday morning at the Mohan G. Film Cinema, coupled with religion at Rudra Tandavam, which, in the form of entertainment, presents a theory that is very dangerous for sugar-loving audiences. A line of couples and a receptive group of young college teens who seem to have neither clarity nor political convictions that make Mohan G’s dominant audience is the audience I captured with Rudra Tandawam. Sweet – an audience that radicalizes the young adult crowd and turns it into a rousing regime of offensive dialogue or parody aimed at marginalized sections of society.
Tens of thousands of people, particularly Americans, took to the streets to protest:
Against white supremacy and police brutality, which has African-American history. The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter started something of a revolution in the West. Last May, a black man was harassed by three police officers, one of whom, a white man, held his knee to the man’s neck for nearly eight minutes, resulting in a gruesome murder that was caught on camera in broad daylight. George Floyd was the man killed by Derek Chauvin, who has now been sentenced to third- and second-degree murder. Now imagine if the director pulled Chauvin down by removing, rather than removing, the racial aspect to fit his “politics”. Would you call it comfortable or deaf?
A police officer is charged with the death of a drug dealer and sentenced to prison. When the case is tied to the boy cast. We can get a series of twists and turns. That say a lot about the film and its creator. Near the house, we carried out another gruesome murder in which a father-daughter pair. That were brutally tortured by two police officers and killed in custody. The case that rocked Tamil Nadu last year. Which is said to have something to do with caste. What if the director defended prison torture – advocating a link between caste and religion? Sounds dangerous? Rudra Tandavam is that movie.
Here Mohan D attacks his critics head-on for challenging him for a box job in Draupadi:
A film I’ve never seen, but I know the politics well. Results? We get a more controversial film. Starting from the location of Rudran Prabhakaran (Richard Rishi), the wall posters of political leaders in Vatapi Rajan’s office (Gautam Menon plays the leader of a political outfit named Manita Urimay Ezhuchi Iakkam), to the actors chosen for each character. – looks like they have something in common. The lamb in this print is Gautham Menon.
The story doesn’t seem like Mohan G’s best costume; He introduces a dangerous concept, namely: crypto-Christians who primarily attack Dalit Christians who, according to the director, take advantage of the fruits of caste even though they are converted. There comes the point where the boys’ community testimony becomes a point of contention in the courtroom. There are stories about why Dalits fled to Christianity, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem for Rudra Tandavam. He wanted to be different.
It’s a moral question, but is there at least a police movie aesthetic?
No. It’s all over the place – from music to acting. Mainly the music, the crescendo hitting the roof, and I wish the decibels were higher to save us some movie entertainment.
Speaking of acting, Gautham Menon plays the villain here. It might look weird in the middle of the film. Which is undoubtedly a problem. It is not the writer’s job to comment on the choice of the actor’s character, and I believe it is the right of the actor to play a moral wrong. But this part of the film is fundamentally wrong on so many levels, with politics being the least. Of course, you may be disappointed with Gautham’s involvement, but whether he thinks it was a mistake or not is an excellent place to leave this discussion.