Friday, February 27, 2009

Awards or Insults?

A funny thing that has happened recently in Tamil Nadu is the announcement of “Kalai Mamani” awards for cine artists for their contribution (????) to Tamil Cinema. A decade ago, Kalai Mamani award was observed as one of the most prestigious awards. But now this has turned out to be an insult to some recipients and to the award itself. The award has lost its respect.

Insulting the Award:

Couple of years ago when I read “Kalai Mamani” awards for Surya, Jyothika and few other artists, I couldn’t stop laughing and I pitied the award.

Then last year it was irritating to see Trisha’s name in the award list. (For beach dance?)

This nonsense has gone one step further this year. I feel that it is an insult to “Kalai Mamani Award” that they have included Simbu, Asin, Nayanthara, Vaiyapuri and most interestingly Kanja Karuppu, Jayam Ravi etc in the list.

What have Asin, Nayantara and Kanja Karuppu achieved in Tamil Cinema? Most of them have not even completed 5 years in Filmdom. How the hell are they eligible for this prestigious (?) award? Most of them do not know to speak Tamil properly. Nonsense!!!!

Insulting the recipients:

And the most insulting part is the yesteryear actor, our very own PadmaShri, PadmaBushan Saroja Devi” has been included in the list along with these kiddos. Lol. I feel it as an insult to Saroja Devi.

Does it take 54 years to accept Saroja Devi as an actor and her contribution to Tamil Films? She has already been felicitated with PadmaShri (1969) four decades ago and Padma Bhushan (1992) one and a half decade ago. Now, this is certainly an insult to her. I don’t know how she feels. But as a fan, I feel that she has been insulted.

"KalaiMamani" Simbu

"KalaiMamani" Kanja Karuppu

"KalaiMamani" Asin

"KalaiMamani" Nayanthara

"KalaiMamani" Saroja Devi....

Sounds great... Isn't it??


Future list:

Don’t be surprised if you see Perarasu, J K Ritheesh in the 2009 Kalai Mamani Awards list. It may happen.

Wake up TN Govt!!!

Tags: Kalaimamani award asin nayanthara simbu, Saroja devi, Kalaimamani Sarojadevi, Kalaimamani awards 2008.


Angry, :x :x :x

Vini…

17 comments:

Cynthia said...

good one vinith,infact even i felt the same when i read this news yesterday!ridiculous...

Vinith said...

Yes Cynthia. Ridiculous it is... huh!!!

Mahesh said...

Vinith,to be very honest from kalai mamani to Academy award are either biased or not given to the best.As Said in Arasu Badhilgal only bunch of jokers will be there in the award panel.am not saying out of frustration since the academy award wasn't given to raja..am damn sure he will get the Bharatha Ratna in the coming years.Even @ that time i wud sing the same tune...


Till now Sivaji hasn't got a single national award while Saif Ali Khan,MGR,Ajay Devgan bagged it qutie easily.

Even For Rahman those morons dint give a national award for duet while they gave it for an avg album like Minsara Kanavu.


IMO Never confuse output with the awards

Mahesh said...

Vinith,to be very honest from kalai mamani to Academy award are either biased or not given to the best.As Said in Arasu Badhilgal only bunch of jokers will be there in the award panel.am not saying out of frustration since the academy award wasn't given to raja..am damn sure he will get the Bharatha Ratna in the coming years.Even @ that time i wud sing the same tune...


Till now Sivaji hasn't got a single national award while Saif Ali Khan,MGR,Ajay Devgan bagged it qutie easily.

Even For Rahman those morons dint give a national award for duet while they gave it for an avg album like Minsara Kanavu.


IMO Never confuse output with the awards

Ramki said...

cool it man .. they have given it for nayantaara ..is it not great ! what an service to the cinema !!!!;)))))

Vinith said...

Mahesh,

As you say, the National Awards and Filmfare awards are truly biased. Had they done justice, IR, Sivaji would have got atleast 10 awards (SP Bala sir too said this in a program). I actually lost hope on those awards. But I'll be happy if anyone from Tamil can win National Award.

But then KalaiMamani is usually given for the contribution of the artists towards Tamil Cinema. I don't know what 9Thara, 3Sha have done to Tamil Cinema.

Ramki, LOL ;)

karthik said...

haha....vinith free'a vidunga...indha news'lam ignore pannunga...namma bp dhaan aerum...for the time being lets hail arr's award alone...indha award paer paerarasu'nu ninachu vitrunga..namma government'a thooki kuppai'la dhaan podanum..nalla talent irrukara artist'lam paesama hollywood poidalaam...

Vinith said...

ha ha ha... agree karthik.

kannan said...

I just saw your post, been busy with some stuff these few days and didn't check online.

Yes, I was so disgusted when I read that Nayanthara got a Kalaimamani! I didn't read the news fully, just enough to know that Barath and Asin also got it. I didn't know this Kanja Karuppu and Saroja Devi matter! The award is an insult. I sincerely hope that next year, all the recipients who truly deserve it refuse to turn up. Kalaimamani can turn into the consolation prize of the movie world, lol.

Vinith said...

Lol @ the last line Kannan. Well said.

I don't think the prestige, dignity that the award holds will be resurrected. I lost hope. Let's wait for next year's list. I'm sure there's gonna be another laughter therapy.

I just wrote this post in a hurry. Else I would have elaborated more on it.

kannan said...

Hi Vinith, check this out.

Emjay said...

Well said, Vinith. That's how I feel about all these awards..
Lobbying...

BTW, Thyagu got this Kalaimaamani long back, FYI. What say?

Vinith said...

Thanks Emjay.

That's an info to me that Thyagu got award long back. Aah... so the insults started long before... huh. lol

bingleguy said...

well ... thereafter we may have to think twice before calling this award prestigious ! I believe it should not become a cheap prize for name sake instead of recognition of dedication to the Industry ....

May be we have stopped looking at this awards long back !!!

bingleguy said...
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Vinith said...

Yes BingleGuy, KalaiMamani award lost the respect long back. Just that its getting worse day by day.

LOL!!!

bingleguy said...

kalaimAmani vida ;-) kolaimAmani porundhumO ;-)
adha vida

KALAI KOLAIMAMANI romba ve porundhumO ennamO

LOL