What if Nallasivam says "I'm Vengeance"?

“I’m vengeance”   the one-liner which drove the DC fans to the cloud nine. Fans all over the world flabbergasted while they see their superhero getting ready for the ride of revenge. If it gets released in theaters I am damn sure that the Indian theaters will erupt! This proves what kind of an audience revenge has.

We all got a database in our brain that has the list of “andha naalu peru…” who remain our biggest motivation to prove ourselves in life. Perception plays an important role in the chapter of revenge. Sometimes “Revenge” is overrated and sometimes it is required. Here I’d like to add the essence of Hindu mythology to forecast the different perceptions of the revenge that served to “andha naalu peru…”.

The World of Shiva 

Major Vihaan Shergill is the Shiva here. The theory of revenge that used in Uri is simple but crystal clear,

“if you are good, we are good. If you slap me tight, I’ll kick your ass hard!”

The team of protagonists faces a tough challenge as a result of which the antagonists attack them. The story line and screenplay made our adrenaline rush ten times faster! The movie clearly portrayed one nation’s perception of revenge.  Ultimately, Shiva is the god of destruction right!

The World of Vishnu

So does that mean that revenge only means bleeding someone to death? Nope!  Revenge can also be served by proving who we are and what we are capable of. Gunjan Saxena did this very thing when she was misjudged. Not only her male teammates, but she also had to go against her very own kith and kin to stand by her dream. 

This tale of revenge started and ended with an arm fight with the only difference being the winner. When the universe wants you to go down,  the best form of revenge is by standing up against the force and proving it wrong. Gunjan Saxena portrayed one community’s perception of revenge. The revenge was taken when she saved the man who wants her to go down. Ultimately, Vishnu is the god of protection right!

The World of Bramma

Bramma is always shown to us as a calm and composed man with multiple faces.  Kamal Hassan's underrated masterpiece Anbe Sivam gave the term revenge a completely new meaning. The multiple faces of Nallasivam will show us a new perception of seeing this world. The type of revenge in this film is also probably the most difficult kind of revenge -  Forgiveness!

The dialogues of this movie hit us hard with a million questions. Anbe Sivam has shown us the epitome of reality. We have seen the perception of a nation and a community in the previous examples but this one deals more with the perception of the inner soul. 
               “Unga pozhappa kedukka maaten, Pozhachu ponga.” 
This climax conversation between Nallasivam and Santhana Bharathi was a gem in terms of its writing and the performances. Sometimes letting go hits them harder than you think. Sometimes it is okay to let go and say “Pozhachuponga”

“Louis! Success is best revenge” said Donna. “Bullshit. Revenge is best revenge” replied Louis. As I already said, Perception matters..!

 

Written by

Sundharesan Mohankumar

5 comments
Thambidurai palani September 13, 2020

This is too brief to explain the varieties of people’s mentality, hats off to this thinking @ Sundharesan Mohankumar, ur words slightly forced my curiousity to watch the other two movies uri the surgical strike and gunjan saxena ✌, great work nanba 💓

Thambidurai palani September 13, 2020

This is too brief to explain the varieties of people’s mentality, hats off to this thinking @ Sundharesan Mohankumar, ur words slightly forced my curiousity to watch the other two movies uri the surgical strike and gunjan saxena ✌, great work nanba 💓

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