14 September 2005

Political Ambitions

"Captain" Vijayakanth is all set to launch his political party tomorrow { Sept 14th }.In as much as i and many others would love to, i dont think it is correct to write him off as yet another actor nurturing political ambitions.
The reasons are quite many for that.Thespian Shivaji Ganesan already tried his hand in politics and bit the dust.However Tamilnadu and the southern states of india in particular, are not averse to the idea of cinema actors taking politcal centerstage.In fact almost all the leading polticians in tamilnadu are in one way or other, connected with cinema.
However vijaykanth, is not someone whom we can write off.For one his fan base particularly in madurai and southern belt is quite big.In fact even rajinikanth's movies dont command such a fan following as vijaykanth's does !
Secondly he has always maintained a do-gooder image both in reel and real life.His movies might stink of patriotic jingoistic crap, but they have always been well received.
His recent interview { for a gist of it head to Prabhu's blog } on television smacked of "reaching out to people" kind of statements, which unfortunately is enough to sway the masses.
On a personal note, i would be happy if he causes a split in the DMK's votebank.If amma is to regain power this elections and lead the motherland into next five years of upsurged growth, then something is needed to split the UPA coilation.Will vijaykanth be it ?
Strangely enough and not surprisingly, the leading dravidian parties are maintaining a stoic silence over his moves.Will "Captain" have the last laugh ?

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 11:08 AM


  1. Blogger Smyta posted at Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 4:11:00 PM GMT+5:30  

    The trick to eating a crow is to pretend it is tasty!
    So who cares how the crow is served?

    Love etc.,


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