It's funny how commercial movie makers take liberties with facts. One look at the new teaser of the Tamil film, Puli (Tiger), starring superstar Vijay Ilayathalapathy, and I can't help but think: what is Indian in the look and feel of this clip?
Before you pin me against the wall, accusing me of bias, hear me out! I am not against cinematic license. After all, if a creative mind won't imagine, who will? But must it be so removed from the reality in which the story is set that it begins to look illogical? A good talent will always want to strike a balance between the two.Let's do a quick recap of other Tamil fantasy films. Images of Rajinikanth-starrer Kochadaiyaan crop up -- iron vests and knee-length boots rub shoulders with dhoti-clad Tandav-pose striking Rajinikanth. Passable, perhaps.
Now, let's take a closer look at Puli teaser to figure out what exactly we are hinting at.Clothes that are hardly Indian
These two films have also taken some minor liberties but for most parts they seem okay. Sadly, that is not the sentiment with Puli.