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Sambhar Mafia - Cooked To Kill!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Title Matters

In the latest State budget, the ruling DMK announced that Tamil films, which go in for Tamil titles, would be exempted from Entertainment tax. This looks as if the government is doing a big favour to the film fraternity.

Most of the recent movies go in for trendy English names so that they can strike a chord with the youth. PMK has already been threatening the filmstars to go in for Tamil titles for the movies.

What will the government do if a movie with a Tamil title has extensive usage of English in the dialogues and the song lyrics? Will the government give some more sops if a Tamil movie song is written in Tamil?

IMHO, there are many more serious ways to promote the language.

6 Comments:

  • yeah, its totally obsurd to exempt tax for having tamil names...Looks like DMK is very inclined at giving freebies and deductions on all fronts this time...

    By Blogger KK, at 1:10 AM  

  • Such policies reflect the stupidity and shallowness of the people in the administration. It appears that they are pulling out all stops to promote the language and the culture when it has survived the test of time. Utter nonsense it is !

    By Anonymous Anand Srini, at 9:38 AM  

  • this will be more effective than any protest or bullying PMK ever did

    By Blogger Hawkeye, at 12:37 AM  

  • To promote, for starters, maybe they can make tamil stars pronounce la, La and zha properly.

    By Blogger Deepa, at 5:52 AM  

  • @KK,
    Absurd is the apt word.

    @Anand Srini,
    well said Anand. Films anyway don't promote Tamil in anyway. Such moves may not really work to the growth of Tamil.

    @Hawkeye,
    Spot on. This is much better than the high-handed tactics used by PMK.

    @Deepa,
    I'm sure most of the actors and actresses will fail this test ;-)

    By Blogger Kaps, at 3:20 PM  

  • First of all, Let DMK rename its TV Channels (SUNTV, SUN NEWS, SUN MUSIC) into something in Tamil... will they ever do that??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:08 PM  

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