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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Benicio del காளை

One of the charms of Indian politics is in observing the string of dead people one is allowed to invoke in posters and campaigns. I remember watching on TV a chap who put up posters for Velupillai Prabhakaran's birthday (fateful day that was). Interestingly enough, that birthday boy poster had pictures of EVR Periyar and Ambedkar in it!! I suppose anything goes in Tamil Nadu.

A few days later I happened to be in southern AP (colloquially, an extension of northern Madras) and not to be outdone, Chiranjeevi had inducted Mother Teresa into his pantheon of duotone thumbnail mugs.

But recently, what had me cracking up was this:



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sorry couldn't read the tam. whose poster was this?

posted by Anonymous skimpy 

10:18 pm, January 06, 2009
 

DPI, Thirumavalavan

posted by Blogger Anand 

10:25 pm, January 06, 2009
 

Romba kashtam...! *sigh*!

posted by Blogger Kavitha 

8:47 am, January 07, 2009
 

TN and AP, though are not leftist states do exploit the rhetoric in politics and movies. One of Chiranjeevi's blockbuster movies was titled Stalin! And of course, what kind of a parent would name his son Stalin! I am not surprised at all at CHE's induction. It was pretty shrewd on his part I must admit. CHE appeals to the urban youth as well. I have a CHE t-shirt! Ok, I am not exactly youth...

posted by Anonymous Suman 

11:15 am, January 07, 2009
 

Suman: The whole prechnai is that it is not Che they have in that picture! Koorndhu gavaniyungal...

posted by Blogger Anand 

3:23 pm, January 07, 2009
 

My first impression was Japaneesu Kamal.

posted by Blogger VikramAdith 

7:38 pm, January 08, 2009
 

Well, what is epic fail is using Periyar's photo on a poster for "Mayavathiji"
What the fuck does Mayavati and her party have to do with Periyar? Does she even know who Periyar was?

posted by Blogger Ravages/CC 

11:33 am, January 09, 2009
 

hehe! super stuff... now, where is my cho guevera t shirt?

posted by OpenID menakaraman 

2:33 am, January 10, 2009
 

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posted by Blogger Kavitha 

10:40 am, January 10, 2009
 

On the flip side, I wonder if someone somwewhere is using Ajay Devgan's stills to denote Bhagat Singh..?

posted by Blogger Kavitha 

10:45 am, January 10, 2009
 

ravages ji, Mayawati planned to install a statue of Periyar in lucknow in 2002, but was forced to abandon the plan due to pressure from her then electoral partners BJP.

Anand - we use only Sivaji Ganesan's face for Kattabomman, so this is ok I guess.

posted by Blogger Chenthil 

10:39 pm, January 10, 2009
 

Let's see this as glass half full - maybe he is a fan of benicio del toro and not a blind follower of che. I know, that is stretching it. The alternative is very depressing to contemplate. Your avatar photo is awesome(cho guevara as someone else called it in the comments - cho guevara, even the name is awesome).

Rajagopal

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

8:49 am, January 13, 2009
 

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