How many guys can relate to the Dhanush (Karthick) character in the movie Mayakkam Enna?
Not just the Dhanush (Karthick) after marriage (for which the director says it’s his accident that made him that way) but the entire persona.
I am sure a lot of men!
Unfortunately, even without the accidental fall, many men in our society can relate to how they treat their wife in the movie.
This is our society. We live in a society where a sizeable amount of men
- Use crude abusive words and insults people they love. Dhanush (Karthick) in this movie calls the heroine “ ava galeeju machan “ just to prove he is faithful to his friend . A scenario quite common in our household where the men trash their wife so that other people can feel secure of the man’s love.
- Get totally drunk when they face day-to-day failures and get intimate with their wives even when she is dejected and lifeless .
These issues in the society are what Selvaraghavan brings up to the screen.
But he shows the dark side of human nature and takes immense effort to make it sound C-O-O-L .
Take for example ,
The scene where Richa (Yamini) starts an argument and also drags Dhanush (Karthick) dad’s name into the conversation.
Dhanush(Karthick) replies “don’t you know her mom “ and make gestures to suggest her mom is a prostitute.
I can hear a lot of guys who watched the movie say “she asked for it “ since she is the one who started it.
But one forgets that Richa (Yamini) was not vulgar but Dhanush(Karthick) was.
A tried and tested formula to shut a woman’s mouth with vulgarity and say “she asked for it “.
The director feels the hero is a nice sincere guy who is passionate about his work and faithful to his friend. Yet such nice man don’t feel the need to apologize (even when it involves calling the girl’s mom a prostitute suggestively)
Selva has his “C-O-O-L” stamp on all such scenes.
“adra avvala , odada avala , vidra avvala thevayea illa “ is just the icing on the cake.
Scene 2 :
The scene where Shankar (Dhanush’s friend) tells Richa (Yamini) to divorce her husband and stay with him like a wife in a flat in T.Nagar. She simply says “ You are not married ,that is what is making you talk this way “.
Really ??????? Only the man’s hormone is to be blamed for lusting after dear friend’s wife ?????
Her husband will never see the day of the light to know that one of his friends was a low-life scum who hit on his wife.
Yes!!!!... that’s the ideal women ….. who cannot break the friendship of her husband’s and let the husband rather live in an illusion about his friend.
In a gist,
7G RAINBOW COLONY and Mayakkam Enna have established a kind of social scenario and a CULT where
1. The man can be cool ( drink a lot ,smoke, lust after women (it’s just his hormones at play so we got to take it easy ..),be loud and verbally abusive without being apologetic.
2. It’s the women in his life who has to be sensuous and give herself to the man and make the first bold move. (which is Selva’s signature style)
3. The women have to be the ultimate goodie. You can never see regular good women in Selva’s movies. Only men get to be play regular /below- average guy (character- wise).
4. Its only when a women gives her 100% to the man in her life, she gets to see the changes in her man .
In fact in Selvaraghavan’s interview with Madan he said “He is happy in his life and he fully appreciates the kind of women who takes the extra effort to give the man a push from behind the head. He did take a moment to mention -Not like the kind that simply stands behind “
Wow! Mr.Selvaraghavan!. Our society already expects women to be perfect and happy with not- so- great men.
Don’t you think you are making it even harder for us by making every young man to expect a wife like Richa (Yamini).This is coming from a person who is already all that your heroines are.
But do you know we women are not happy being the way we are...!
If you want to give credit to woman, just don’t make the men with dark shades in his character look “C-O-O-L” and try hard to avoid sexist views .
I am sure the two director women in your family can help you understand our thoughts.
Hope to see a movie from Selvaraghavan where men are highly virtuous (like the heroines) and are blissfully in love with their average natured women. There are movies like this in the past.
Well its up to the directors in movie industry to make a sensibility call and not allow this dangerous CULT to be nurtured.