The promos of the Shashank Ghosh’s upcoming release Quickgun Murugun, don’t seem to have gone down well with the Capital’s South Indian community. The spoof on the ‘Indian cowboy’, the flick has got a mixed response so far. We spoke to some Delhi-based South Indians on their reaction to the comic idea.
“I think the movie is a blatant stereotyping of all things South Indian. It’s evident not only in the way the hero looks, but also in the plot,” exclaimed Siddharth K.G, a Tamil movie buff.
“It takes a dig at the three icons of Tamil cinema,” said Sudarshana Krishnamurthy.
“He looks like Sivaji, slings his gun like Rajnikanth and has a setting like the Jaishankar flicks of yesteryear — all the while on his silly misadventures. Has any South Indian director poked fun at Mithun’s ridiculously-titled movies?” she asked.
Some others believe the movie is culturally insensitive. “It’s as if it makes fun of the whole Dravidian race,” said Krupa Ge. A few, however, were unfazed, “About time some one made a joke of the Tamil cinema. It should be a wake-up call to them,” said Karthik Ram Manoharan.