Mankatha Box Office – UK Tamils Embrace Junk

What is it that attracts some Tamils to filth?

Bet even the great Greek philosophers Socrates and Plato would have been flummoxed by the above question.

Be it the stinking Cooum in Chennai or Ajith’s latest crapshow Mankatha, like bees drawn to a flower a lot of Tamils find their nirvana in filth.

Must be something in the Tamil genes that has so many of them genuflecting time and again at the altar of trash.

Mankatha Box Office - UK Tamils Love Junk

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26 Responses to "Mankatha Box Office – UK Tamils Embrace Junk"

  1. Tamil Sand   September 7, 2011 at 10:29 am

    What ever this film will go on to become one of d biggest blockbusters in tamil..If u dont lik such kind of entertaining movies they why dont u stop reviewing abt them and instead concentrate on movies like brokeback mountain and black swan or other gay or lesbo films..U degrade tamils by refering to cooum and embracing junk..you may live happily in a faraway land but this is how tamils are,and i highly doubt you’re a tamilian if you’re one then its you who is a disgrace to tamilians..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Bet you forgot to take your schizophrenia pills today. 😉

    2. BTW, what’s wrong with liking gay or lesbian films? Brokeback Mountain was a lovely film. One of Ang Lee’s best works. The movie won scores of awards including 3 Oscars.

    • முனிAndy   September 7, 2011 at 11:39 am

      well, Brokeback Mountain had a couple of lovely nude scenes for Williams and Hathaway.. definitely a must watch for horny, straight men.

      • boopalanj   September 8, 2011 at 10:15 am

        From when andy has this avatar pic? 🙂

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        We no liking….looking crude. 🙁

  2. satheeshway   September 7, 2011 at 10:57 am

    @SI: What is it that attracts some Tamils to filth?

    Answer is simple.

    Unlike US, Tamil nadu (or may be India) has no casinos, adventure lands, theme parks etc. Only way Indian coolies can relax every month is by laying their ass on theatre seats for three hours to watch intolerable trash.

    True Art and Creativity has literally lost its meaning in India.

  3. satheeshway   September 7, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Moving from one country to another wouldn’t change a person’s taste.

    A dickhead is a dickhead no matter where he is.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We’re pinning all our hopes on Udhayanidhi Stalin’s OKOK to salvage Tamil cinema. 😉

    • Naveen   September 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      I wonder what that cunning bastard Karunanidhi would make of that title.

      Maybe he will suggest his chutia grandson to change it to O**a O**a so that it is Tamil.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      😉

  4. Tamil Sand   September 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    You all visit this page to show ur hatred towards your bosses and reflect your emotions in your reviews and comments..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Didn’t we tell you earlier to take your schizophrenia medicine on time.

  5. Naveen   September 7, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Check this out… http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/overseas_boxoffice/index.html

    3 Idiots was released in S. Korea this weekend and it did business worth INR 8 Crores! SI’s daily dose of Beer / Gin / Rum / Vodka / Whiskey will take a spike today. 😉

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Disgusting.

    Must be the side-effect of all those violent, horror movies the Koreans watch.

    BTW, we think 3 Idiots is on RedBox too.

    There’s no hope for the world! 🙁

  6. Tamil Sand   September 7, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Well yeah i took d pill and i know ur sufferin from a rude shock not able to digest Ajith’s crowd pullin ability and he s oly next to rajni in that aspect..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: i know ur sufferin from a rude shock not able to digest Ajith’s crowd pullin ability

    No, we no sufferin. Becoz in Tamil Nadu, even funeral pullin beeg crowd. 😉

    Ajith movie just like Saavu (funeral) procession.

  7. Tamil Sand   September 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Then why do you watch his films??If his films are like a funeral procession then what abt vijay films?? Are u a visay fan?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: If [Ajith’s] films are like a funeral procession then what abt vijay films?? Are u a visay fan?

    Yeah, yeah. V r beeg fans of Visay.

    V loooov Visay films 2 much.

    Visay bitter dan Ajith, Surya and Vikram. Visay bitter dan even Holywud Maralan Barando.

    C how much v luv Visay:

    http://www.searchindia.com/2009/01/11/villu-review-revoltingly-bad
    http://www.searchindia.com/2010/04/30/sura-review-colossus-of-nonsense
    http://www.searchindia.com/2008/05/03/kuruvi-review-nonstop-nonsense
    http://www.searchindia.com/2010/04/26/sivakasi-review-punnaku-pandi-the-art-of-nonsense/
    http://www.searchindia.com/2010/04/29/thirupaachi-review-punnaku-pandi-and-the-capture-of-bin-laden
    http://www.searchindia.com/2010/04/27/madurey-review-punnaku-pandi-and-the-negro-problem
    http://www.searchindia.com/2010/04/29/vettaikaran-review-punnaku-pandi-the-dysentery-before-sura

    • podadubuku   September 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      @TamilSand

      Isn’t it pathetic to think that a junk movie cannot be called a junk movie unless you are an anti-‘insert your star hero’s name here’ fan?

      I guess one cannot objectively/candidly review a Rajini’s film unless he is a Kamal fan, a Kamal’s film unless he is a Rajini fan, a Vijay’s film unless he is an Ajith fan and an Ajith film unless he is a Vijay fan.

    • 1012900   September 10, 2011 at 4:26 am

      “Then why do you watch his films??If his films are like a funeral procession then what abt vijay films?? Are u a visay fan?

      As Vivek tells in one of his movies, “Ethana Periyaar vandhaalum ungala ellam thirutha mudiyadhu da”. This is the mentality of the countless youth in TN. Anyone who doesn’t like an Ajith film is automatically branded as “Vijay fan”, and vice versa. Well, it’s not a surprise why India is still a third world country.

  8. Tamil Sand   September 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    @podadubuku
    Yes mr.dubuku but what i see here is anti-tamil..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Well, if you read our Bollywood reviews you’d probably rant that we’re anti-Hindi.

    Then, if you took the time to pore over our Tollywood reviews you’d likely scream your lungs out that we’re anti-Telugu.

    By the way, some of the Tamil movie reviews here including Mankatha, Asal, 180, Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai, Avan Ivan and Tamil Padam were not even written by us, i.e. SI. They’re from SI readers.

    And most of the commenters who criticize Tamil movies here are likely Tamils too.

    So, stop tearing your hair out.

  9. podadubuku   September 7, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    @tamilsand

    Please see the other post on Bodyguard and take time to read the reviews posted on this site before coming to the conclusion that this site is anti-Tamil.

    Then you would probably realize that it is not being anti-Tamil or anti-Telugu, anti-Hindi or anti-Indian but more about being anti-stupid.

    Cheers

  10. satheeshway   September 8, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Fans of Ajith and Vijay are tasteless nut cases.

    The art of film-making attains nirvana when it gets close to life.

    Tamil movies portray men as demigods and women as virtuous virgins.

    Tamil audience will never accept movies like 500 days of summer or brokeback mountain.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Fans of Ajith and Vijay are tasteless nut cases.

    Our hypothesis is that around 50% of the Tamil film audience is composed of such ‘tasteless nut cases’ and that figure is unlikely to fall significantly any time soon. After all, every Tamil hero zero has his own fan-base. Doesn’t augur well for Tamil cinema but who’s tell these tipsy monkeys their tails are rotting.

    • 1012900   September 10, 2011 at 4:38 am

      “Our hypothesis is that around 50%..”

      Ha ha. Around 50%? It’s well above 50%. Almost all of them are nutcases. I’d say only 5-8% of the tamil film audience is those with sane minds.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You could be right.

      One of these days, we’ll publish what these rabid curs aka Ajith’s fans tried to do to the SI blog recently.

  11. Tamil Sand   September 8, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Yes the fans consider them as demi-gods and its not without a reason..Have u known ajith as a human instead of a actor??

    Do you know about the welfare and goodwill activities done by him and his fans??

    Does any hero in this time period of d industry has d guts to disband all his fan clubs and advise them to take care of themselves and their family by sayin that he is nothin more than a hero on screen and it is their duty to look after their family and not to worry about him..

    And mind you he has nearly 60000 fan clubs and nearly 2 million members..Such humility keeps him so close to our hearts.

    • satheeshway   September 8, 2011 at 11:36 am

      What matters is quality of the product and not the personal background of worker. Steve Jobs is an asshole in extracting work from Apple employees yet we love his products. Woody Allen is a fuckin womanizer may be that’s why his movies have a poetic touch.

      Point is movies of Ajith, Visay, Soriya,Visal, Simbu are comparable to dogshit. Doesn’t matter even if they are Gandhi or pretend to be one.

      They don’t have to work on classics to be listed in imdb top 250. Simple, original entertainment is what moviegoers ask for paying their money.

    • Naveen   September 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      I know one Kumar (real name changed). In his spare time he leads and participates in social welfare initiatives. For the past 3-4 years Kumar has actively led projects for maintaining clean streets in India, introducing productive waste management methods, encouraging green energy, and teaching people the value of recycling. Kumar also produced a tamil drama. The collections from that drama were fully passed on to social service organizations for welfare purposes.

      Kumar is a good man. There are no fan clubs, cut outs, posters, pal-abhishekams or any such nonsense for Kumar. He does all this despite having a high pressure regular day job where he has consistently done well.

      Film stars doing social service has to be looked at with some cynicism. There do it for several reasons other than just genuine interest.
      1. Popularity – helps them get good initial opening
      2. Power – just in case they get into trouble with the law or politicians or if they want to enter politics in future
      3. Ego
      4. Launder black money
      5. Peer Pressure

      When a “Star” asks his fans to shut down the fan clubs under his name, that also increases his popularity for being so noble! If the prick was so noble in the first place then he would have never encouraged the creation of fan clubs. He needed it for the success of his films and now after making enough money and fame by draining the wealth of his fans he no longer needs that club. He knows his “fans” will make him “demi-god” for being the noble guy who made the ultimate sacrifice of disbanding the clubs.

      Nevertheless, if Ajith, Vijay, Kamal, Rajini, Simbu, Jeeva, Vikram, Surya, Santhaman, Raghava Lawrence etc. are doing something that helps in Social welfare then that is a good gesture, a good act irrespective of their true intention.

      Having said all of that, being a good man in person does not make Ajith a good actor or his stupid movies any good. Mankatha is Mannangatti by any standard. Please don’t take personal offence.

      • boopalanj   September 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

        If you people remember, the fire accident that happened in a Kumbakonam school (which lacked proper infrastructure) had gotten lives of 83 innocent kids. These so-called stars – including Vikram, Vijayakanth, Sarathkumar, Ajith, Vijay etc visited the spot, and made statements of donation to the media – ranging from 5 lakhs to 10 lakhs each.

        None of them had done it (with exception of Vijayakanth), and those parents who did not receive any funds even after an year from them, made it clear that they were not in need of their money, but let the stars not avail publicity at the cost of a tragedy.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        The world is sicker than we can imagine!

    • StrYngLad74   September 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      @Tamil Manna:

      “Have u known ajith as a human instead of a actor?? Do you know about the welfare and goodwill activities done by him and his fans??”

      Too bad you can’t “social-work away” bad acting.

      “Does any hero in this time period of d industry has d guts to disband all his fan clubs and advise them to take care of themselves and their family by sayin that he is nothin more than a hero on screen and it is their duty to look after their family and not to worry about him.”

      Even though that has no bearing on the product he generates on-screen, that did impress me somewhat since I’ve not heard a single insecure Southie demi-god doing that, but……

      “And mind you he has nearly 60000 fan clubs and nearly 2 million members”

      As Naveen put it- what was he doing all the while 2 million idiots were wasting their time setting up 60,000 fan clubs and busy fellating him in their reveries?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: what was he doing all the while 2 million idiots were wasting their time setting up 60,000 fan clubs and busy fellating him in their reveries?

      Dispersing the seed via a form of Holy Communion.

  12. boopalanj   September 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Yes, in that aspect, Ajith is humane. But are’not we mixing up two things here? MGR was a good man, but were not his films monotonous and lacking any creativity?

    Just because Ajith is a good man, it does not mean all his films are award-winning ones. I would also criticize the choice of stories that Ajith had made in the past. Because of that, films did not render much of a platform for good acting showcase, and in the available little chance, Ajith did not make it any better. All films just targeted only at his fan boys.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    When we were young, we had a maid servant called Angamma. She was a good woman too but, alas, had few fans and no fan club. 🙁

    This concept of good and bad people is highly nebulous and in any case completely irrelevant to judging movies.

    What’s germane here is: can the hero/heroine act, is the story compelling, is the photography eye-catching, is the music pleasing…. Ajith’s movies usually fail on most counts.

    Plus, well publicized reports of stars’ charitable and humane deeds are highly suspect.

  13. Hari   September 8, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Do you know, fans in Tamil Nadu long ago had started worshiping Khusboo actress?? 🙂

    Almost they performed an abhishekam on her photo 😉

    ha ha ha ha just can’t stop giggling!! 😛

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    As someone said, the world is weirder than you can imagine!

    • satheeshway   September 8, 2011 at 11:34 am

      What matters is quality of the product and not the personal background of worker. Steve Jobs is an asshole in extracting work from Apple employees yet we love his products. Woody Allen is a fuckin womanizer may be that’s why his movies have a poetic touch.

      Point is movies of Ajith, Visay, Soriya,Visal, Simbu are comparable to dogshit. Doesn’t matter even if they are Gandhi or pretend to be one.

      They don’t have to work on classics to be listed in imdb top 250. Simple, original entertainment is what moviegoers ask for paying their money.

    • StrYngLad74   September 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      @Hari: “Do you know, fans in Tamil Nadu long ago had started worshiping Khusboo actress?? Almost they performed an abhishekam on her photo”

      The temple and the abhishekams happened with her approval and blessings (pun intended). However, once those fans discovered she was having an affair with a married man, director C. Sundar (whom she is married to now), they destroyed the temple.

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