Surely, the Japs have taken leave of their senses or perhaps it’s the delayed effect of the nuclear bomb we dropped on their parents’ heads back in 1945.
We think the decline of Japan (the stagflation and all that) and their fascination for Muthu and its protagonist Rajnikanth is all of a piece.
Decline of a once glorious nation.
Even by the bizarre standards of Rajni movies, Muthu is Kuppae (piece of trash).
Except for that opening song Oruvan Oruvan, the whole lengthy movie Muthu is a frigging nightmare.
A nightmare we revisited upon ourselves earlier today.
Muthu is the weird story of an eponymous servant in a Zamindar’s house, set in a village in Tamil Nadu.
Of course, in keeping with his carefully cultivated image, Rajnikanth plays the humble servant while that dummy variable Sarath Babu is cast in the role of the Zamindar.
Although a mere servant, Muthu is the terror of the large Zamindar household.
After all, his is the name that makes the cock crow, men work harder and women walk faster! No kidding.
Add to this nonsense, comedy in the form of Vadivelu and Vichichitra and Rajnikanth’s own antics with Meena and you have the making of an unending migraine.
As for this girl Meena, Kollywood must have surely dredged the pool to the very bottom to unearth such a one as this creature.
God, how low the Japs and their Tamil counterparts have fallen with their worship of false gods.
To borrow a line that Meena speaks in the movie, Vedanai, Avamanam and Vekkam (agony, humiliation and shame) are the three ignominy faces of Muthu.