In a stunning new development, production of the new Superman movie has come to a grinding halt, because the producers believe that they have found a better man than Brandon Routh to play the man of steel – legendary Doordarshan Tuesday evening drama star ARS.
“Those dweeby glasses! That grim jaw!! That greasy hair!!! He's perfect!!!!”, exclaimed a Hollywood big-wig, adding an extra exclamation mark after every phrase.
|ARS strikes a pose in his Superman costume. Nice, no?|
Expert Hollywood watchers feel that ARS will bring a refreshing new feel to the superhero genre, with his middle-aged looks, stern countenance, and his penchant for saying “Yais, Yais, you are correct.”, in a classic clipped South Indian accent.
The only potential problem seems to be the actor's lack of a six-pack and rippling biceps. But the producers are undaunted. “Adhu yellam systethile paathukkalam.”, said Jana, who was specially hired by the producers for his expert use of the word ‘Systeth'. “Hahahahahahaha – Systeth! Hahahahaha.”, said photographer G.Venket Ram, beating S.U.Saravanakumar to an appearance on this site..
|Even in the Clark Kent costume, ARS is a worthy successor to the celebrated Christopher Reeve.|
Computer Graphics experts are working round the clock to convert ARS' on-screen persona into one that is more like a super-being from outer space, and less like M.S.Swaminathan. “We don't see any difficulty. If a wimp like Eric Bana can transform into the Incredible Hulk, this one's a cinch.”, said Vinay Nilakantan, the head of the graphics team, to murmurs of agreement from those gathered.
When asked for his comments, ARS said “Yais, Yais, you are correct.”, in a classic clipped South Indian accent, before removing his glasses and adding “Operation success!”
He went on to reinforce his confidence of pulling off the role, saying “Of course I will do well – I make a much better Superman than Dermot Reeve!”, needlessly dragging the one-day specialist into the controversy. When a journalist attempted to correct him, saying “Actually, Christopher . . . . “, he cut him short with a curt “My name is ARS, not Christopher! Can't you get even simple facts right?”
This makes ARS the first Tamil actor to potray a costumed superhero on screen, not counting K.Bhagyaraj in ‘Darling Darling Darling'.