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    Archangel of the Estate



    After the dropped film projet 'Jilla' Collector (nothing controversial about the movie being canned, Rajini was impressed with 'Chinna' Goundar and wished to do a similar movie. Udhayakumar who made 'Chinna' Goundar and was to make 'Jilla' Collector with Rajini, but directed Yejaman instead) ... so, after the dropped projet 'Jilla' Collector, a Rajini film is titled after a physical location, and it’s the first for a Rajini Film Title.

    Petta (a colloquial way of addressing ‘Pettai’ in Tamil Language) is an estate. Not an area, or village or town. It is bigger than an area but relatively smaller than a town or village. The origin of a Petta existed even before the colonial India. Less populated, a Petta has a principle building surrounded by housings, religious establishments and social structures like schools, hotels, hostels and clinics. Either in the estate or just at its outskirts, there will be a job provisioning depot. During industrial era, that boomed late in India, these lands were addressed as Industrial Estates.

    Petta title is a 'cult' Rajini film title. Even though it is a single word title (Rajini brought forward single word title as its catchy & easy to remember for a layman; his last multi letter title was Nattuku oru Nallavan (1991)), Petta breaks the long list of proper names (as in character name) for a Rajini film, and enters in the league along with titles like Enthiran (2010) that broke the Proper Name streak (Veera, Baasha, Muthu, Arunachalam, Padayappa, Baba). Gayathri (1977), Priya (1978), Bhairavi (1978), Valli (1993) & Chadramukhi (2005) are other exceptions in Rajini Film Titles, which deal with the female lead proper names. Peeta also kind of kills the recent 'K' attachement to a Rajini Title (Kuselan, Kochadaiiyaan, Kabali, Kaala).

    Petta title sounds exactly how Rajini would pronounce the word ... followed by his original mannerisms - smile and winking at the audience. By this, I can confidently say Karthik is a rooted Rajini fan, just like myself.

    The archangel in the poster is Rajini himself. The coloured glass windows of the church that form the backdrop serves as his wings. There is a similar poster for the film Constantine (2005), where Keanu Reeves is seen caring a 'Holy Shotgun' marching towards the viewers. Even though the atmosphere (replacing the dark shades of grey with a colour palette in Petta) and the pose (a scarf replacing the tie and a vest taking over a neat costume of Constantine) seem identic, there is no resemblance between the two posters nor it can be considered as inspired or whatever word that fits the context.



    Rajini, whose character name is still a suspense, carries a candelabrum (a holder for several candles). The interesting part are the burning candles - Lighting up the path. In the final stretch of the motion poster, where Rajini swings the candelabrum from right to left (in front of the viewer) - Archangel showing the light. The interior of the church is at chaos. A holy place being invaded, and then, appears the Chief Angel to stamp his authority over the evil - The evil has finally met its match.

    Almost everyone would have noted the descriptive images flashing while announcing the names (keys of a church organ detaches for music composer / lighted candles appear for the banner / suspended desk accessories for script writer / etc.), what particularly interested me is the colour palette used in the (motion) poster. Without going too much technical about it (mentioning it for the people who wish to look beyond inside a movie poster), the usage of colour expresses an exploitation genre, like 'back to the 70s' style. I actually like the entire film and the filming of 'Hobo with a Shotgun' (2011) starring Rutger Hauer, and Petta motion poster just enhanced its colours. Of course, Grindhouse defunct effect is employed, a style rejuvenated by Quentin Tarantino for the modern-day audiences.

    Few more technical: Apart from the colour palette, the arc effect is excellent capturing the mounted graphic decors. The zooms are punctual and the style of photography using focus modes are crisp while capturing (CGI) subject - a blurred long shot, one shot focus, godseye, closeup, full frame, etc. The processing of the special visual effects is done promptly to increase the authority of minute details in the images.

    I don’t wish to speculate, but there is a century old church in Dehradun Uttarakhand – St. Francis of Assisi (St. Francis Catholic church standing since 1853 even after a massive earthquake). The history of the church is interesting, for those who wish to look into it.

    John Woo, the visionary action stunt coordinator has an immense likeness towards church decors and white pigeons. His action blocks inside the church increases the 'adrenaline effect' among the viewers. He is also an ardent user of slo-mos, that enhance the 'heroic' attribute to the character indulged in the shootout inside the church. Even his sword fights in the film Red Cliff (2008) is choreographed with grace and style, of course with its own fair share of gore (as in art). Other church episodes that I like are in video games such as Resident Evil, Uncharted 3 (a huge awesome fight sequence) and few movies like Resident Evil, Constantine (one of my favourite super hero characters). I also like fights inside a cemetry, gives me a eerie thrill. Personally, I wait eagerly to watch Rajini doing spectacular stunts filled with style inside the church.

    Rajini, once again, sets a subtle political message. The temple (church) is the society that is totally invaded by forces creating confusion and disorder. Rajini is a powerful angel that leads many other angels, who brings in the light to show the path to the lost, at the time, to burn the immoral and the wicked who create mayhem into ashes.

    Rajini Petta is in a different league.



    Petta - Hellfire
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    Rajini Rap by ARR

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    1/ Baba - Am about to Explode (2002)

    Come On Come On !

    Yeah!

    Come On Come On !

    YO! Am about to explode,
    (here I come) Can you fell my flow

    Baba thats what they say
    B to the A to the B the A

    GO! Am about to begin,
    (for the justice) I will win

    Can you stop me ..... you cannot
    Hey getout or you will get shocked

    Do you hear me loud and clear
    Let me tell you Baba's here
    Do not, what we have no fear
    Am a magical man; oh yeah.

    [Am a magical man; YO! Do you understand.
    Hey you! Stop right there
    1 2 3 yeah!]

    I am a man on a mission with ambition
    As I hear the beats dawning into an indic introduction
    With the ploy to make the whole world safe and free

    The name is Baba ....Yeah ! That's me!
    B to the A to the B the A
    Baba that's what they say
    The name is BABA ... Yeah.




    2/ Sivaji - The (Motta) Boss (2007)

    You could kill me, You thought, You could get away;
    But you never never never never gonna get away,
    You can break me n break me n take me n break me,
    Never never never gonna get away ... no ...

    Comin' with an aim
    Comin' Comin' with a Jai
    Comin' with an aim
    Comin' Comin' with a Jai
    Comin' with a Yaar
    It's SIVAJI ... The Boss




    3/ Enthiran - Robo Da (2010)

    Boom Boom Robo-Da Robo-Da Robo-Da Zoom Zoom Robo-Da Robo-Da Robo-Da

    Okay ... fine .. fine ... fine ...

    Spit the Gigidi Microphone
    Gigidi Checki Check
    Throw your hands up in the air
    Do the crash mambo break
    Cause the problem of a man
    Will set you on fire
    Don't do the wire
    Take Human fire
    (Alap)




    4/ 2.O - Super Super One (2018)

    You got this Sagathey, Sudathey Seendathey
    Baby you should watch this
    Qu'est ta fait
    As I am the one

    Hey got this, You go this, Saga His
    Baby you should watch this
    Qu'est ta fait
    As I am the one

    Hey Buck Buck Buck Buck
    It got to stop

    Ya! Go while you re ready take a shot
    I am the only one
    There is no comparison
    'Cos I am the Super Super One
    I am out to get you
    Let you wreak yourself
    As am coming now
    There re 1000 fighters by my side
    I am bad_as I shoot them down
    About time like no man
    About time with no gain
    I stand well above mouth stain
    I care down like no man.




    Chitti 2.O - "He's not the Boogeyman. He is the one you send to kill the fucking Boogeyman"

    bwahaha
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    The Wives of Veera

    (The Siente & the Stranger Series)

    Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield.

    Siente : So I shall tell you a story to weaken the burden of this dreadful journey. A 'fairy tale' you asked, and it shall be from fabler Aesop's fables (sixth century).

    A man had two wives - one younger to him and the other older than him. His wives loved him very much, resulting in each desiring to have him for herself. The younger wife combed his hair before going to bed, and the older one brushed his hair when he woke up in the morning. As years passed, the man's hair started to turn grey. The young wife wished his hair stayed black, while the older one liked his silver strands. During the night, the younger wife plucked out a white hair, and in the morning the older wife plucked out the black hair. The consequence was the man soon found himself entirely bald.

    Stranger : But you promised to narrate a Fairy Tale with beasts and dragon !

    Siente : Once upon a time, Veera, a singer-instrumentalist, along with a folk drummer Ravikanth, is offered by production house to record an album under their company. The album becomes a huge sucess in sales. The company owner had a beautiful daughter Roopa who falls in love with Veera. The Knight of Music marries the dancing princess and they lived happily ever after.

    Stranger : huh! where is the beast ?

    Siente : Once upon a time, Veera, a young man falls in love with an angel Devayani. His love for her made him change completely and he became the Knight of Power when he proved his might to her father. The Knight of Power marries the classical angel and they lived happily ever after.

    Stranger : But wait ... where is the dragon ? Aren't there any ? *sigh*

    Siente : Yes, they are. And they were always there. You didn’t see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist. One came out of the sea and the other out of the abyss. The married life of Veera and Devayani did not last forever contradicting the fabulous endings "And they lived happily ever after". Devayani turns into food for a hungry flood. As all power is lost when love is lost, The knight of Power was driven by sorrow and he leaves the sea-side village. Veera comes to the town where he meets Roopa and marries her, thus, rejuvenating himself as Knight of Music. The shocker arrives to the happily living forever couple Veera and Roopa - Devayani, presumed dead, knocks their door during a star studded night. The Knight now has to yield to the suituation, where he tries to balance his life being shared between Roopa and Devayani. The first beast is an angel whom Veera worshiped. The second beast is a princess whom Veera honoured. And a huge dragon called Fate stared at him while standing between the Wives of Veera.

    Stranger : Well, that sounds more like a fairy tale with two beasts, a dragon and a Knight. How did the Knight handle the beasts and the dragon ?

    Siente : On a sunny day, somewhere in a far far temple, Veera is present with Roopa. Ravikanth informs him that Devayani is climbing the devine stairs. Fate mocked at Veera who found no time to fight the laughing dragon. Instead he moves around the temple to meet with Devayani. Convincing her that he would soon be with her, he circled around the temple to make the same promise to Roopa. Kind of not letting the right hand know what the other had done. Roopa and Devayani happily descended the stairs together not knowing that they are sharing the same husband but hoping that he will join them soon. Standing on top of the stairs, Veera watches his wives cheerfully walking away. His mind worked overtime with his brain to memorise what he spoke with whom.

    And the dragon whispered in his ears, "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."

    Stranger : Funny!

    Siente : What is that you find funny ?

    Stranger : I thought women were smarter than this. You always have a habit to mock at woman at the very first chance you get. You called them Maya previously, and now you address them as beasts! Two Beasts and a Knight!

    Siente : When you say fire, you don't get burnt. Else you won’t say it. One resurrects from the water, the other waits on the land. They are the destination for the Knight, his goal as big as a beast. The Knight is a traveller who took both the paths, while being guided by the light of the fire coming out of the mouth of the dragon called Fate. The reason of existing of the beasts and the knight is to serve a larger purpose, not in their forms, but in their actions. As soon as Veera spoke the truth, the three lived happily ever after under the warmth of the dragon.

    Stranger : If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. I will take that with me during my tedious journey.

    Footnote : Veera released in 1994 is a Tamil language movie written by Panchu Arunachalam and directed by Suresh Krissna. The director handled the story as a musical comedy giving much importance to music while designing his scenes and emotions of his characters. The contrast of the seaside view versus the concrete jungle extends the tale through two different dimensions. The OST is scored by Ilaiyaraja. We have already discussed about the Golden Fish scene, and there are many such valuable scenes in Veera where Ilaiyarja polished the visuals with bright musical score rich in grammar. Veera is the last collaboration of Ilaiyaraja with Rajini. The film has a huge cast that includes Meena, Roja, Janakaraj, Senthil, ..., and Rajinikanth plays the lead role. Veera is an adult oriented film and a rare feature in Rajini's filmography. During the initial release, Aathile Annakili & Adi Pandalile, were removed from the screening due to its obscene lyrics and visuals (Meena covering herself with 'village-bath-towel' & Vichithra's clothes hardly covering her hanging flesh. In both the songs Rajini flirts with the dames). The songs were later included in the film after replacing the explicit words and few visual frames altered using editing technics.

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    True Colour

    (The Siente & the Stranger Series)

    Siente : Listen to this and speak only when you understand. We still have a long way to go!

    Once upon a time, there lived a Golden Dolphin who was worshiped as a saviour among the voyagers and sailors. Some even considered it as Demi-God. Whenever there was a ship wreck, the Golden Dolphin would appear and help the drowning crew by carrying them on its back till the sea shore. The Golden Dolphin was a great entertainer too. In the evening, people from all over the world gathered at the harbour to see the spectacle of the Golden Dolphin. It soar high up towards the sky and dived back into the water, sending droplets of cold water on the faces of the kids gathered around. The kids stood in the front row waiting to be blessed by the Golden Dolphin. The shops around the port area flourished as tourists shopped in happiness throughout the evening after tasting joy from the performance of the Golden Dolphin.

    At the corner of an abandoned street, a man performed street tricks with his monkey. To encourage the people to throw a coin at them, the monkey imitated the Golden Dolphin. It jumped up in the air and twisted and turned before landing back on the ground. It rolled over the muddy street lane as the Golden Dolphin floated over the sea water. But none gave their attention to the monkey but the man came every day with his monkey to perform before an empty crowd. In the evenings the monkey watched the Golden Dolphin dance over the water and would repeat its mannerisms silently in the dark in the urge of making heads turn towards it the next day. At times, to convince the passer by, the monkey spoke high about the Golden Dolphin, that it considers it as the Great Entertainer and its mentor. But none took notice of its lies, but the monkey continued with its copycat acts.

    One day the monkey saw a small metal can falling from a cargo wagon. It ran behind the rolling tin and caught it. It took it far away thinking it could hold something to eat. After a deep struggle, the monkey managed to separate the lid from the tin. It found a thick liquid inside. It was a tin of red paint. Not sure what it had found, the monkey let its face inside the tin to check deeper. Its face and nose was covered with the red paint. The monkey tasted the dripping paint and coughed. It threw away the tin angrily and returned to its master who immediately saw an immense opportunity as soon he saw the monkey's red face.

    People were surprised to see a monkey with a red face. Overnight, the money became a star. It announced itself as the competitor to the Golden Dolphin with the same mouth that once spoke high about the Golden Dolphin. It started to plot over taking the place of the Golden Dolphin. Its master boosted that the era of the Golden Dolphin has come to an end and everybody preferred his monkey over the Golden Dolphin. They created an army of monkeys who were initially scared to enter the harbour area and asked them to spread false laurels about the Red Face Monkey. The monkey’s monkeys ravaged the peaceful surrounding the harbour with their filthy and stained mouths crying out loud 'Hail the Next King!' Hail the New King!'. In the evening, the monkey would mount a self-made stage and talk nonsense, but made its monkeys to cheer out loud making it look like everyone is enjoying its presence. Admits the self-proclaimed cheering, the Red Face Monkey organised the fall of the Golden Dolphin.

    The monkey's master decided to go international. They both travelled on a boat to reach the other side. The other monkeysd stayed over the deck shouting out praises about the Red Face Monkey. A thunder followed by a storm wreaked their boat. Even though the monkey imitated the Golden Dolphin its entire life, it did not know to swim. Stealing someone else’s identity does not allow taking the talent along with. The monkey struggled to keep its head over the water by kicking all its four legs at the same time. To its surprise, the monkey suddenly started to float over the water. It found itself on top of the Golden Dolphin. The monkey grinned. It sat with pride while travelling on the back of the Golden Dolphin. It thought that the people would see it walking over the water and thus, it could attain the Demi-God status, just like the Golden Dolphin.

    The Golden Dolphin gently slipped the monkey onto the harbour's deck. The crowd cheered, and the monkey waved back. The Golden Dolphin halted for a while looking with its deep calm eyes at the monkey. It whispered to the monkey, "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be". A moment later the Golden Dolphin dived back into the water and disappeared. The crowd cheered again, and the monkey ignored the Golden Dolphin and faced the gathered crowd. It was overwhelmed by the sound of the claps that it even forgot to thank the One who had saved its life. The new cheers that did not came from the monkey’s monkeys made the monkey think that it has achieved greater heights than the Golden Dolphin.

    As the monkey started to walk holding its face high up towards the sky, a tiny pebble flew before it and landed on its nose. A moment later stone shower poured all over the monkey. Scared, the monkey ran to the covers while watching the crowd angrily stoning at it. It got behind a wall and on the opposite side there was shinny objet. The monkey looked at its own reflection on the mirror. Its face was no more painted red. The water had unmasked the monkey.

    With its head hung down facing the ground and trembling with guilt and shame, the monkey walked past the laughing shadows. The monkey’s monkey was chased away from the harbour area and its master was nowhere to be found. It turned towards the sea and the Golden Dolphin swore high above the water and shot past the setting sun.



    Stranger : Stealing someone else’s identity does not allow taking the talent along with. Be true. That’s the most beautiful of all colours which no paint can mask. I see light at the distance. Maybe, it’s a guest house where we can spend the night. A storm is coming.
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