asinine affectations…

Yandamoori Veerendranath and Upendra

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I’m quite sure that Kannada movie directot Upendra has read quite a few Yandamoori Veerendranath’s novels. It’s quite difficult to explain but I’ll try. Anybody who has read Yandamoori carefully can identify one of his techniques– let’s call double negative– protagonist lies; readers and the protagonist are very sure that it is a lie and the event never happened or won’t happen; and then the same event happens almost shockingly. When one carefully observes Upendra’s initial movies- Om, Shh, A, Upendra (blame it on my memory I can’t remember anything about tarle nan maga that I can fit in to my theory) – one can find out this technique being used in one way or the other.

If that doesn’t make you buy my story (hypothesis, really), I’ve got one clear example. Remember that scene from the movie Om where Shivaraj Kumar cuts a rowdy’s hand? That is a direct adaptation (yeah, i didn’t use the word copy) of a scene from one of Yandamoori’s novels- The diary of Ms. Sharada (or is it Mrs. Sharada?)- where Yandamoori graphically describes how the protagonist handles a street fight and ends up cutting the opponent’s hand. Read it to believe it. I’m quite sure anybody who has read that novel and seen the movie will agree with me.


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  1. i am amazed seeing this comment. i worked with Upendran on a story for Mr. Aswanidut with did not turn up later. i think i have no influence over him. its just coincidental.


    November 12, 2008 at 11:58 am

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