Monday, June 29, 2009

മലയാളസിനിമയുടെ സ്വന്തം ലോഹിക്ക് ആദരാഞ്ജലികള്‍

For all those who loved and still love Malayalam Cinema, Lohi's death is the lose of one of the finest scripwriters/directors Malayalam Cinema has ever seen.

One of those writers who created cinemas with the soul for Malayalam movie lovers.

Cinemas with characters
who could find a place in the mind of an average Malayalam film lover.

I knew him only through his characters.

His characters were from middle class with dreams of a common man (Mammootty in Amaram, Thilakan in Kireedom).

Characters who got confused in the roads of life and never could understand where life is taking them (Kireedom, Chenkol, Sallapam, Thoovalkottaram, Veendum Chila Veetukaryangal, Amaram, Thaniyavarthanam)

Somehow most of us who love Malayalam Cinema could relate to his characters because they were like so many others whom we had met at differenet points of life.

No wonder most of these characters are still etched in the minds of an average Malayalam Cinema lover like you and me.

മലയാളസിനിമയുടെ സ്വന്തം ലോഹിക്ക് ആദരാഞ്ജലികള്‍

Monday, June 01, 2009

Kamala Das -മലയാളത്തിന്റെ നീര്‍മാതളത്തിന് എന്റെ ആദരാഞ്ജലികള്‍

Kamala Das -

I always admired this woman.

I know her only through her Books - English and Malayalam - from "Ente Katha" to "Neermathalam Poothakalam" which I used to satisfy my reading appetite in school days.

The only woman who could sit in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and write "Wild feet stirring up the dust in my home in Malabar and I so far away"

The only woman author who had the courage to write about sex in Malayalam.The irony being that much of her writing about sex is about how disappointing she found it eventhough most of her works were sensuous and mildly erotic.

The only woman who had the courage to describe making love with her husband as ‘a marital chore’ she endured every night from the age of 15.

The only woman who encouraged her husband to take another lover: someone unlike her, someone who was good in bed and was proud about the same in her writings.

The only woman writer in Malayalam who was unpretentious and genuine and was a true feminist who thought feminism was about breaking the shackles of women in the society and was not about imitating men.

The only woman who had the courage to write poetry with out inhibitions and take on a society and intelligensia in Kerala which had very powerful inhibitions.

She inspired me simply because she chose to fight against abuse from suffocation in her own way than by fighting those abuses and shackles by violating the same.

Sad to know that she too has passed away..

മലയാളത്തിന്റെ നീര്‍മാതളത്തിന് എന്റെ ആദരാഞ്ജലികള്‍