Should Hype trump Common Sense in Films?

Recently I watched a Tamil film Velaiyilla Pattathari (meaning jobless graduate)which was about a guy (Dhanush) who has to undergo a long and trying period of joblessness to finally get a job(apart from the usual masala elements that you associate with a Indian Tamil movie).This post is not a review of the film. It is about a scene which did not make any sense to me. Start watching from 1.30 min…

For those of you who don’t understand Tamil,let me break it down for you..The hero goes into a lengthy speech about the hardships he had to face and ends it by asking the villain to figure out how resilient he should be as a jobless graduate compared to the villain whose life is a bed of roses in comparison.As a he had a job already when he was giving the speech,it did not make sense why he should still identify himself as a jobless graduate!!

But this particular scene is very popular (you just have to Google “Dhanush mass Dialogue”) and YouTube is full of comments appreciating the dialogue delivery (simply because he spoke non-stop!).I guess if you are a superstar nobody really pays attention to what you say and just jump on the bandwagon of fawning fans??



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