PMK leader Anbumani Ramdoss wrote back to veteran filmmaker Bharathi Raja and questioned whether he would have kept mum if the calendar in “Jai Bhim” contained a picture of “Thevar Thirumaganar” and asked whether the people of “Kongu” community would have kept calm if the calendar contained the picture of “Theeran Chinnamalai”. He also asked Bharathi Raja whether he would have remained silent citing creative freedom if the calendar contained the picture of Dr.Ambedkar. Anbumani said that he would have raised voice if any of the above mentioned picture had found a place in the calendar that was hanged in the house of a cruel villain.
Legendary filmmaker Bharathi raja wrote a letter to Anbumani Ramdoss, requesting him to concentrate on lending his voice for the social issues such as reservation rather than finding flaws in films watching them with the use of a magnifying glass. “We don’t know how to make films by fearing to whom. I am afraid of our filmmakers narrating stories to every politician before making it as a film in future” Bharathi raja vented his emotions out in his letter.
Supporting Suriya and Jyothika, Bharathi raja said that the issue could have been solved with a phone call and he couldn’t understand why it blew up. “Talk with us, no matter what. We are your friends who are ready to rectify our mistakes” Bharathi Raja said in his letter. Now, in reply, Anbumani Ramdoss wrote up with a five page letter and issued it in his official social media handles. In the letter, Ramdoss, after mentioning about the achievements of his father as a political party leader, asked Bharathi raja whether he would have kept mum if the calendar contained picture of “Thevar”.
“In “Jai Bhim” film, what if the picture of “Thevar Thirumaganar” was kept in the calendar that was hanged in the Psycho Inspector’s house instead of fire effigy that belongs to “Vanniyar” community. Wouldn’t the people of “Kongu” community enraged if the calendar contained the picture of Theeran Chinnamalai ? What would have happened if the calendar contained the picture of “Annal” Ambedkar ? What would have happened to creative freedom if that happened ?” Ramdoss questioned.
“Do Suriya alone has the freedom to creat6e ? Why Vijay Sethupathi was denied to make the biography of Sri lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralidharan ? You Yourself wrote a letter condemning the same, remember ? You also severely warned the makers of Family Man 2 to ban the series. Makers of “Karnan” were asked to make a major change in to period of the film. What happened to creative freedom then? Ramdoss questioned who went to to ask several other questions to director Bharathi Raja and the makers of “Jai Bhim”.
Read them out below :
Here’s the tweet uploaded by the PMK leader :