Lots of people in office today got hysterical. We were all at our desks, faithfully following the Aascar ceremony. It was a historical moment when most people on my GChat list simultaneously changed their status messages to ARR-related statements. Not to be forgotten is Resul Pookutty's achievement. Malayalees world-over rejoice, it's not just Omanakutty who is famous amongst us! I was deeply moved by Pookutty's charged, resonantly, typically Mallu voice. My grandmother is called Lakshmikutty. We could be brithers, men.
And of course, what can one possibly say about ARR?? In the good ole days when loudspeakers were permitted, every street corner would blare out a Rahman song for every possible celebration- marriage, funeral, birthday, seemandham etc etc. Songs from movies like Kadhalan, Gentleman, and Bombay- wah re wah, kya baath hai. I saw Rahman for the first and only time when I was in Class IV. He'd come to our school (ok, I've been bursting to say this, he was in PSBB...for a while...till they chucked him out...but heyy what the heck :D) as the Chief Guest for our School Anniversary (no, not Annual Day). And even then, he was a star, but he was all humble in a totally un-irritating way. He's such a good man and what an underrated quality that is these days.
Now that India already has Aascar winners, I hope Kamal will stop making his Aascar-attempt type movies and make proper Crazy Mohan padams that everyone can understand. Porum pa, porum. We know you are a fundaastic actor, but kindly, please to be stopping the avatars.
I'm very happy that India's first Oscars were not won by Saaruk Khan or Amitabh Bachchan. That is possibly a politically incorrect statement to make, but I'm in the mood to make it. Though Bollywood is acting all ohh-we-won, you know what, you so did not...HA! Aapu. Please don't type comments on the lines of 'We are all Indians' etc, because I already know all that.
Last but not the least, I thank Aascar Ravichandran for his optimism.
Evalavo pannitom, idha pannamatoma??