Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Vedham Pudithu


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Jul 23, 2012, 7:07:21 PM (8 years ago)
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  • Vedham Pudithu

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     1'''Vedham Pudithu''' 
     2 
     3 
     4aka New Vedas 
     51987 144’ col Tamil 
     6d/sc P. Bharathirajaa pc Janani Art Creations 
     7st/dial K. Kannan from his play Jatikal Illayadi 
     8Papa lyr Vairamuthu c B. Kannan 
     9m Devendran 
     10lp Sathyaraj, Saritha, Raja, Nizhalgal Ravi, 
     11Charuhasan, Amala, Master Dasarathi, 
     12Janakaraj, Veeraraghavan, Srilatha 
     13 
     14 
     15Melodrama supposedly critiquing Tamil 
     16Brahminism and a major censorship case when 
     17the Madras Tamil Brahmins’ Association’s call 
     18to have it banned was apparently supported by 
     19the then-President of India, R. Venkatraman. 
     20Balu Thevar (Satyaraj), a non-Brahmin atheist 
     21and the village chief, has a feud with the 
     22Brahmin Neelkanth Sastry (Charuhasan) who 
     23teaches the Vedas, including their erotic 
     24descriptions in Shankara, to Thevar’s son 
     25Sankara Pandi (Raja), the latter also being in 
     26love with Sastry’s daughter Vaidehi (Amala). 
     27Pandi gets killed, as does Sastry. 
     28Vaidehi pretends to be dead, and escapes, allowing 
     29another character to emerge: a widowed forest 
     30ranger (Ravi) who confronts the girl’s Brahmin 
     31suitor (Janakaraj) as well as the film’s villain. 
     32Bharathirajaa’s practice of setting a love story in 
     33the context of village ritual yields an unusually 
     34violent story in a film purporting to merge 
     35humanist values into religious ritual. 
     36 
     37 
     38[[Film]]