PEN AND CAMERA- ARE THEY MIGHTIER THAN A SWORD?
April 21, 2011

The saying goes ‘A pen is mightier than the sword’ but with Ko making all the headlines, should we say ‘A camera is mightier than the sword’? It is a known fact that KV Anand’s Ko releasing this Friday has the lead, Jiiva playing the role of a photo journalist. Previously, very few actors have played memorable roles as journalists or photo journalists. Here is a look.

• Kamal Hassan is known to experiment and in the film ‘Tik Tik Tik’ he played the role of a photographer who works for a newspaper and he happens to photograph some models during a beauty pageant conducted by a rich industrialist. The models are murdered and what followed was a nail biting and scary thriller.

• Sarath Kumar played the role of an intrepid scribe who uses his pen’s might to stop atrocities. He is beaten up badly but narrowly escapes death and makes sure his effort in stopping the atrocities didn’t go in vain.

• Sridevi was a beautiful journalist in the film Dharma Yuddam. Despite having Rajinikanth as her co-star Sridevi managed to grab eye balls with the song ‘ada poya poyya, ulagam perisu, nee oru podi dabba, inda pena perisappa...’ which was picturised with her.

• Madhavan played a very significant role of the journalist Shyam Saxena in Mani Ratnam’s movie Guru. He uses his journalistic skills to expose Gurukant Desai’s (Abhishek Bachchan) corrupt ways.

It is going to be a delight to see how Jiiva achieves his goal in the film using the camera as his weapon. KV Anand famously said, “Instead of giving my hero an ‘aruvaal’ (sickle) I have given him a camera’. Will Ko show that camera is as dangerous as the sword that action heroes wield? Let’s wait and watch!

Tags : Madhavan , Sarath Kumar, Kamal Hassan, KV Anand
 
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