From Jayam Ravi to Santhanam - How B-league actors get ‘piggyback’ mocking K-Town superstars?

There’s a vast difference between how the movies were made in 90s and early 2Ks compared to what’s being made now. With the array of young filmmakers arriving in K-Town, we can earnestly appreciate their new-dimensional plots and the engrossing treatment of scripts. However, they feel that by mocking superstars in their trailers, it would instantly gain an additional mileage. Of course, there’s fan war everywhere and it obviously instills an impeccable debate of humorous conflict. 

This isn’t limited only to bigger superstars, but to someone like Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, whose ‘Solvadhellam Unmai’ was mocked by filmmaker Arun Prabhu Purushothaman in ‘Aruvi’. Well, the film definitely had an outstanding plot, but if not for the entire first hour used mocking this show. No offense! But that’s a fact. 

Similarly, Pradeep Ranganathan’s ‘Comali’ that was unofficially-sorry- loosely based on Hollywood’s 2006 hit movie ‘Idiocracy’ had mocked Superstar Rajinikanth’s political reference. This was followed by Santhanam’s reference of filmmakers Atlee and Siruthai Siva, who have been consistently making movies with Ajith Kumar and Vijay. Not to miss the recent one, where we see Hiphop Aadhi’s ‘Naan Sirithaal’ slightly triggering on the same concept of Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam and Vijay’s ‘Mersal’ as well. 

Remember one thing! The reigning filmmakers of 90s and early 2Ks didn’t  use this technique to mock the senior actors. Actors like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan respected their seniors as role models and that’s the reason, they stand out as unbeatable superstars for decades.