Monday, May 21, 2007

Sivaji - Mudhalvan

Dayanidhi Maran has been made the scapegoat of the Stalin-Alagiri showdown that brought to light the extent of power-struggle going on behid the scenes. With Karunanidhi's kidneys losing the motor by the day, the tussle for power reminds me of this old Tamil saying;
Appan eppo saavan, thinnai eppo gaali aagum.

Until now Maran has been very polished and careful not to react emotionally. The next few days, he will be spending weighing his political aspirations against his brother's media moghul status which he shares to a great extent; before coming out with his next move. This may take as long as June 3rd before we get to know what is really going on.

Will he join Amma to form a DMJ or will he join Captain to form a DMVJ all in the interest of keeping his business including the Sumangali Cable network afloat?

This will be interesting to see, because both Karunanidhi and his wife have significant stakes in SUN TV. It also shares office space in the DMK office, which should be no big deal for Maran as the uplink happens from VSNL to Manila (based on my old information).

If he joins Amma, SUNTV will take over Jaya TV only for the duo to split when they part ways after a couple of years. If the nexus happens, that will spell death knell for Kalaignar's Dravidian politics that has been an hobson choice ever since the Indian Independence except for a few years here from Rajaji and a few years there from Bakthavatchalam and Kamarajar. Even MGR and Amma had to allign themselves to Dravidian theology to garner public support. As Karunanidhi fades, will go with him -the hardline Periyar philosophy - springing several options open in the air. DMK will split into hundred small parties like how Duryodana's head split into 100 Kaurava's in MahaBharatha. It is all gain for Amma unless a determined Vijaykanth makes a few smart moves. Or spare a thought for the Rajinikanth factor...
Naan eppo varuven, eppadi varuvennu yaarukkum theriyadhu;
Aana vara vendiya nerathila kandippa varuven

Sivaji - the boss, who missed out his oppurtunity, the last time around, when Shankar offered him the lead in Mudhalvan, will also be watching like an eagle for the right time to jump in. If Sivaji comes anywhere close to Chandramuki in box office, Rajini will launch in style. Overnight, entire TN will reallign itself behind SUPERSTAR barring a few fanatics belonging to PMK and Dalit Panthers.

Finally,I am running for office under his banner. Afterall I am the first to speculate thalaivar's Chief Ministership for the next 20 years in Tamilnadu. I deserve atleast a MLA ticket if not a minister post. I am buying two Premier Veshti's for Diwali.

20 comments:

Aravind said...

lol..good imagination and yes these things might happen u never know.

vishy said...

Dhoda.. vodane neenga dhan first person to see Shivaji as next CM nu scene podaringa..

I still do not think he would come to politics.. also I do not think he would to such a great job.. but will definitely be better than the rest..

APAM NAPAT said...

If Sivaji's 100 day celebration coincides with Karunanidhi's death Rajini will surely enter politics.

APAM NAPAT said...

enna aravind project panraa madhiri illa pola irukku, Karthik sonnaan.

Ajay said...

hope there is no D word in whatever party Rajini starts...

APAM NAPAT said...

"Dravida" word is actually not that bad. It has been terribly misused and degraded that makes you say so.

South of Vindyas where Agasthya settled in; cannot be bad afterall.

Ajay said...

well.. ur right..but y always name a party with Dravida in it???

APAM NAPAT said...

Rajini's party will be Makkal Munnetra Munnani.
3M

Ajay said...

MMMa..guess u'll prove to be more creative than him if he chooses to enter the scene...

APAM NAPAT said...

yep,
3M in Tamil
3P - People's Progressive Party in English

APAM NAPAT said...

yep,
3M in Tamil
3P - People's Progressive Party in English

uhgar said...

On a serious note, do you really think the Marans have been made scapegoat in this affair? I think there was always this friction between them and the sons of MK.
The irony is that due to DMK's help, the Sun n/w has become this monster in the media industry that they really do not need MK and co any more. Wonder how Kalaignar TV would fare!
It seems from what I read and hear that D Maran was a fairly good minister. In this spat, the nation is at a loss of a decent minister.
Why did not Manmohan and co. say that they want him as a minister and ask them to resolve their issues at home?? I know that is easier said than done ... but there was no comment from the central on this at all!

APAM NAPAT said...

raghu,
As you said, the rift was there for quite sometime. I thought they did well to disguise it for the previous election. You've got to give credit to SUN TV (MArans in turn) inspite of the DMK backing because they have survived on the top even during Jaya's regime. Maran was not a great minister or anything. The IT and Telecom industry was moving fast. All Dayanidhi did was riding on the wave. I do agree that there are a few that cannot even do that and Maran understood the industry being the son of a former IT minister and businessman himself.
He also had a decent image in the public for he did not feel shy wearing trousers amidst the veshti wearing politicos. So credit is due to him for his media savvyness and pro-business attitude to that degree. If you watch carefully, he was blocking other TV networks (especially tamil ) from getting license for starting new channels. He was also monopolising the cable industry in TN. This spat comes as a blessing in disguise for the people of TN. It has also brought to light, the wickedness of Karunanidhi which has been time and again pointed out by Vaiko. Maran ofcourse has become a scapegoat if you take the situation alone. But it is not entirely a bad thing for the general public.
Ooru rendu patta koothadikku kondatam.

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Annathai

MK and his wife dont have any stake in Sun TV...Couple of years back K Maran bought them from MK and his family which sparked off the Stalin-Maran adidhadee...

Also superstar will not come to politics :)Avarukku Padhavaee, Panam melai aasai kidaiyadhaam...Verumna 35 Crores Salary (via Distribution Rights) dhaan vaaanga theriyumaa :p

APAM NAPAT said...

anusha,
Thailaivara pathi thappa pesadha. Avar politics varuvaar after K's death.

Deepa said...

My inside-informer told me Rajini will never enter politics coz of an agreement between him and amma. Anyway, nice post. Thalaivar century patthiya? Sad but at least it happened.:-)

APAM NAPAT said...

i did not see Sachin score 100 but watched Wasim Jaffer and Dinesh Karthik on the first day. Wasim Jaffer looked great. Rajni will enter politics if Sivaji becomes a runaway hit. Agreements will longer be valid given the money he will have at his disposal. Rajni will be able to buy entire Poes Gardens including Veda Nilayam and the 400 pairs of slippers she owns.

Anonymous said...

trousers or veshti, you cannot take the filth out this group - http://www.haindavakeralam.org/PageModule.aspx?PageID=3824&SKIN=B

so yes, Rajini may be a welcome change. At least, he has no fears (thus far) expressing his religious beliefs.

APAM NAPAT said...

anon,
thanks for the link. MK vin marupakkam romba kevalam dhaan.

I said...

yaru da avan kalaignar pathi thappa pesaradhu, bus kolutha vendiadhan.