Scenes from the movie – Athu Oru Kanakalam

I was reading Farish Noor’s analysis about Hindraf – Hindraf, Communitarianism and the Made-In-Malaysia Dilemma – Of course, I don’t agree with all of his analysis. However, I do agree with him that the basic aim of Hindraf is about seeking equality; Hindraf sees the Tamil -Hindu people of Malaysia as being the most downtrodden and that it wants the situation to be equalised. Hindraf wants the Hindu-Tamil people to be of equal status with all the other Malaysians.

Since we are into this issue about equality, I am reminded of the movie Athu Oru Kanakalam.

Here are some scenes from the movie. I have to say that some the scenes are ‘hot’. I suppose that it is OK for me to post pictures from such scene as befitting the current situation around the Hindraf rally and about Hindraf itself.

These pictures are taken from the Athu Oru Kanakalam Gallery @ Myhotboard Showcase. Readers can access this gallery by providing a password. If readers are not registered, please do so here in the registration page – New User .

Enjoy these pictures:

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Picture Credits: Athu Oru Kanakalam Gallery @ Myhotboard Showcase

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Picture Credits: Athu Oru Kanakalam Gallery @ Myhotboard Showcase

These pictures are pictures of Teja Shree. The real heroine in this movie is Priyamani. Here are some of her pictures:


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Picture Credits: Athu Oru Kanakalam Gallery @ Myhotboard Showcase


Picture Credits: Athu Oru Kanakalam Gallery @ Myhotboard Showcase


Picture Credits: Athu Oru Kanakalam Gallery @ Myhotboard Showcase

Athu Oru Kanakalam describes the relationship between a servant and her employer’s son. Broadly speaking, notwithstanding the weaknesses of the plot and storyline, this movie describes the relationship between high and low class people. Such a theme is not unique to the highly stratified Indian society. It applies to every society, even to the Malaysian society.

Stories about status based relationship are abound in many societies. Perhaps readers are aware of the story – The Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain and also in Malaysia: the 1960 P. Ramlee movie – Antara Dua Derajat.

What does this show – Can it be that Hindraf’s demands are almost impossible to achieve. Inequality persists as long as they are humans with different economic capabilities and socio-economic status. Ahh…. there is something…something which I want to say here…. but I don’t have the words. Perhaps I should let it go and go on with browsing pictures from Athu Oru Kanakalam Gallery @ Myhotboard Showcase .

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