This is something new, its a guest post. Might make it a regular feature if writers block continues for a very long period of time!
In a world where women are trying to become emancipated (in effect, move away from their men), and stand on their own 2 feet, we are still holding, rather the Tamil serials are still holding us back by our balls. Yes, its true. In an attempt to break away from the mold, we ironically rely more on stereo types and cliches to help us live on; hoping against hope that these will give us the well-needed roots. Sadly, though, they will leave us way way behind and will in effect stunt us from any growth. So, for any of you who dare to read this post after this piece, I beg your forgiveness for typos and orthography.
Sinduja: are u watching that simran thirai?
me: no man.. why you want me to subject myself to such things i say
Sinduja: it is really rubbish
let me tell u the new story
Sinduja: starts with seemingly happy family of elder sister married with child, younger sister that is nubile (simran and do we know…or do we know: about the getting married off thing)
the father of the women is also there hoping to find a good match for simran
now husband is psycho: such that he needs a haircut and no one tells him that he needs a haricut.
Sinduja: also, he seems to be harbouring lustful feelings for the younger sister of his wife (brinda das)….and even (apparently) says that if no one else marries her…he will
Sinduja: play scary music….similar to that of psycho stabbing naked woman in shower
he confesses all to his wife….later in thier bedroom…..
can u imagine brinda das’ alsready twisted mouth…when she hears this “TERRIBLE” news…????
her mouth becomes even more konal
however…they all sleep on it…and she gets up in the morning…and goes downstairs to meet her father….
Sinduja: she confesses all after a lot of back and forth b/w them…..and the father looks thunderstruck!!!!
me: its not over yet
Sinduja: remember…all the shots must be done atleast three times…so dayiien…dayieen, dayieen
imagine…seeing the face frozen in that expression
then……here comes the extreme stupidity of the entire plot of the story….(yes..only here)
no one believes her!!!!
was that an anticlimax or what
Sinduja: she is cursed….and asked to relax by the fatehr
then…her husband who has heard everyhting as they are all very used to eavesdropping…..decides to go out for a jog….
please note…there is a way to jog…and the way that ramji did it..is not jogging….
Sinduja: then….simran awakes and decides to go for a bath…..the psycho man hears…..peeks into the bathroom
HIS WIFE!!!!! oh no oh no
where is the naked nubile beauty????
ho no..ho no
the wife yells at him with her konal mouth…and he asks her to shut her trap….
Sinduja: in the meantime..simran has finished bath…..and meets the sister looking very upset
brinda das spills all to her sis…who looks surprised..shocked…angry
then tells her to realx..and that it is nothing
Sinduja: in the meantime…the father has also joined them..saying “my son-in-law” is a gentleman..and you go around suspecting him of having these lustful thoughts…wash out ur suspecting mind with soap….well…not quite
but then….ho no…..
even more scary music if u please
me: oh god!
Sinduja: the child calls out to her mother…amma…amma…and then……….
rolls down the stairs….
oh no oh no…..
she comes to land at the foot of the stairs..and is immediately picked up and rushed off to hospital
and thats when i stopped watching
i waited for the IDHAYAM WEALTH OIL PULLING ad to play…and then i went away
was it not a riveting story???
oh me oh my
now i am tired
Sinduja: if ever, anyone wants the most predictable women’s emancipation stories in the world….please come to me….i have tonnes of them….starting from the “kasturi”…..to “kolangal”….
I hope that this story has given you an insight into the foray of Tamil serials. Even if this has not deterred you from watching the serials, I hope you do realise that these are not about women’s emancipation, esp. since all the female protagonists have very high unhuman squeaky voices. Nothin left to say except Toodle-pip!!
The author, Sinduja, is a hyper, tamil serial loving, friend. Her day will be made when Metallica is roped in sing the title music for a Tamil serial. She’s extremely talented and sings the “idhayam oil pulling” ad exactly the way it airs on TV with all the gargling noises. In her spare time, she’s a freelancing environmentalist. Oh and she also happens to be my cousin!