Posted: 20 December 2007 at 5:33pm | IP Logged
The problem is with directors/producers who cannot think creatively. I thought the psychosis angle was an interesting new one but they failed to exploit that and people see only the love-crazed aspect of SS. The character he plays is supposed to be in deep mental anguish, talking to his dead father occasionally. If the directors/producers start showing events of his past now, throwing light on how his father died, how that has affected him or how previous incidents in his life contributed to his mental illness, that may help to see his character in a more sympathetic light. And that will highlight mental conditions that are so often dismissed in most Asian, and especially Indian, societies.
Such an angle would be a different and welcome one from the usual themes that Tamil serials portray. They can also show how he is later goes through various treatment stages, i.e., how he comes to terms with his situation and deals with his illness slowly.
Edited by Bonheur - 20 December 2007 at 5:35pm