by Anand Ramachandran, who still longs for 'old school' tamil cinema.
World famous king blade Tamil film actor-director Visu is yet to finish one of his typically long-winding, meaningless sentences, one that he, startlingly began over four years ago.
|Tamil film actor / director Visu, photographed in 2000, which was the last time he had his mouth closed.|
After taking a moment to think, Visu ( lovingly referred to as ‘Visu' by friends) launched into what would evolve into a never ending blade, even by his own lofty standards.After taking a year to greet the crowd ( and everyone else in the world, mostly by individual names), he then spent 2003 and 2004 dwelling on what essentially boiled down to “Good question, now let me see . . . .” He also interspersed his reply with several entertaining instances where he pursed his lips, raised an eyebrow and moaned “Mmmmmmmm. . . .” Currently, he is reportedly moving on to the part where he quotes examples from his movies to address the question – the point at which the last stragglers quickly left the building, ending any chance of further news updates. The only people remaining in the audience are the actor's brother Kishmu (showing sibling solidarity) and leading Visu wannabe Prasanna (trying to pick up some tips and nuances from the master on being a self-righteous, irritating snotweed)
Strangely, Visu hasn't stopped for food or drink – giving credence to the oft-quoted theory that he gets all the nourishment he needs from the constant drone of his own voice.Rumour has it that after completing his filibuster, Visu is planning to launch an all-new TV show called ‘Visuvin Aruvai Kodumai'. Stay tuned, if you're the masochistic sort.