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Sunny Leone is darling of Bollywood and has some of the best party songs to get you into the groove. wikimedia commons
Sunny Leone is darling of Bollywood and has some of the best party songs to get you into the groove. wikimedia commons
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-by Salil Gewali

After Jackpot’s blast Bollywood has unabashedly knocked out Ragini MMS, Ek Paheli Leela .., Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, Noor, Garuda Vega …….. and a lot of others with a bang! Lots of news — titillating and riveting to prod the “bodily desire”. Thanks to Sunny Leone’s past profession, the film-makers are pointedly cashing in on it, as obviously understood. Hardly any newspapers and magazines hold back to add “epithets” to this vivacious lady as “ adult-star ” or “porn-star” to make the readers/audiences more inquisitive. For about past five years we all have been unfailingly updated about this lady’s titbits.

Actress Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone. wikimedia commons

Do we want our children to know about pornography? Given the manners and styles this lady is being presented by the electronic media – are we not uncomfortably confused that our children now might see this woman also as their “role model”? Won’t they become tempted to emulate a porn-star who receives so much of appreciation and warm welcome with even privileges to grace the key public events? What could be the height of bizarreness that this lady is ever mobbed by a swarm of media crews who with enthusiasm rush out titillating stories for the next morning? To them she is a Goddess from the heaven descended down to bless us all. What messages does it send out to our children, can anyone guess dispassionately?

Well, make a sneaky peek into Sunny’s facebook– it unfolds a whole lot of unspeakable things. Just find out how many million fans’ likes she has earned from INDIA alone, and analyze their opinions, perception plus our naughty silence in respect to her raunchy flicks – of both Bollywood and the other-world. That other-world is not far — just Mr. Google will take you in less than one second. The flood of kinky sexual acts of Sunny Leone greets you!!! 

  Yes, the number of the fans of “Sunny Leone” began to shoot astronomically when she was invited to jazz up “Bigg Boss” about 5 years ago. No denying, the majority of masses in INDIA were not aware of what exactly porn-world is all about until her ground-breaking entry into the country. Till just a year or two ago the policemen would swing into action to pounce upon any suspects with obscene literature or digital CDs. But now the lustful roar is coming out from Bollywood itself for the mass consumption.

Sunny Leone arrives in Mumbai for Bigg Boss season 5.
Sunny Leone arrives in Mumbai for Bigg Boss season 5. wikimedia commons

Bollywood in collusion with media is hatching the schemes to push the pornography into the threshold of our “sacred households”. It’s not that there is the absence of a voice of protest. But the media never give any coverage, no matter how vehemently the public disapprove of.

Well, a sudden ban on Pornography by the Indian Government about 2 years back threw up less known facts. It showed that the major chunk of the masses is already into the pit of pornography. Sunny Leone has been very successful to steer the Indian populace into that “gutter-world”. Now people “beat their chest” for porn. If facebook comments or other write-ups published in media are to be believed then there are lots of intellectuals who have felt too stiffed when the porn was banned about 2 years back by the government. Some blasted the BJP government saying that it is taking India to the “Stone Age”. Even a swarm of women journalists churned out articles after articles branding the government as  🌷”Taliban” or“Archaic creature”.  🌷

It is very obvious that millions have been already been pulled down into the whirlpool of this raunchy underworld. And some might have sorely been afflicted by its addiction syndrome — the most damning malady ailing a major chunk of the western population. It’s long been acknowledged, though greatly suppressed, this blue voyeurism has drastically shattered the millions of the households, their marital relationships, contaminating their sacred thoughts and ruining their personal values, as often been revealed in hundreds of journals published across the world, but not much in India, after the exhaustive surveys. Another question, how long will the masses lust after all this immodest sensuality and the filth of pornography? Has not the strength of sex-juice, as nature given for some reasons, gone bland with the time by losing all its intrinsic charm, grace, and purity?

‘A true strength of sex and its purity and purposes have drastically gone down these days. The marital bond is dismally slack. An easy access to pornography and open display of nudity and cheap representation of the sexuality, ‘immodest fashion statements” from house-to-the street are, the contributing factors’, quips Dr Naresh Patel, a psychologist, and writer from Mumbai.

Again one academician from Delhi opines ‘I strongly believe that many unsuccessful models or film-stars in INDIA have already been tempted to follow in the footstep of Sunny Leone. Very soon they will boldly claim that they are porn-stars vying for Bollywood opportunity as Sunny Leone. And, some young girls will now have less qualm to join this bandwagon of pornography – the sacred sex will be taken very casually and which will degrade the society very fast.’

My honest questions — are we not becoming unclear of what is right and what is wrong for the society, what is good and what is bad for the households, and what is virtuous and what is sinful for our inner selves? Further, are we truly serious to ponder over the ominous repercussion of such pornographic thoughts that are fast taking space in the mindset of our grown-up children, let alone the matured adult? Will not the perverse thoughts make way for perverse indulgences that will take its toll on their studies and later in their marital lives adversely affecting family values? Is it not an ominous threat to the profound spiritual culture of INDIA? Why there is no protest by any women organizations against this pernicious pornography where females are inhumanely objectified, humiliated and tortured.

Have we not become a bit dithery to say “no” to this windfall of wanton exhibitionism and sensuality? Should the blatant and ubiquitous  female objectification in the entertainment world not raise our eyebrows and awaken our inner sensibility anymore? Have we not witnessed enough instances of cold-blooded rapes, sexual violence against women, adultery, promiscuity, and a host of other perverse sexual activities in the society? A prostitute may harm a few individuals while the pornography can destroy the soul of a whole generation and the next.
Here our  🌷”silence” against the breeding of vices is akin to the acceptance.🌷 I guess, now it is not just mute acceptance but open demand and appreciation and celebration.

This could well mean that our inner strength of morality has become weak and feeble that it fails now to prompt us to stand upright against the evil.

Salil Gewali is a well-known writer and author of ‘Great minds on India’. Twitter @SGewali.

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Top 10 Kamal Haasan Movies To Watch Out

In 2009, Kamal Haasan reached a new feat of only a few actors in India to have completed 50 years working in cinema.

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In 1973, Kamal got his first adult role as Thiagu in the film by K. Balachander, whom Kamal Haasan considers as his mentor. Wikimedia Commons
In 1973, Kamal got his first adult role as Thiagu in the film by K. Balachander, whom Kamal Haasan considers as his mentor. Wikimedia Commons
  • Kamal Haasan started his career as a child actor in the 1960 Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma
  • Kamal Haasan’s one of the movies, Nayagan got included in NDTV’s list “India’s 20 greatest films”
  • As a producer, Kamal Haasan won a Filmfare Award and National Film Award for his movies Apoorva Sagodharargal and Thevar Magan

Kamal Haasan is a renowned Tamil actor, director and producer, who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. He has also tried his hands at screenwriting, playback singing and choreography. He started his career as a child actor in the 1960 Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma, which won him the President’s, Gold Medal. Since then, he hasn’t looked back and went over to act in over 200 films in several languages including Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali.

After completing few projects as a child artist he took a break to continue his education. Later, he concentrated on dance choreography and worked as an assistant choreographer. At the same time, he made some unaccredited appearances in a few films which he worked on.

In 1973, Kamal got his first adult role as Thiagu in the film by K. Balachander, whom Kamal Haasan considers as his mentor. He kept on doing small roles in several films such as Sollathaan Ninaikkiren (1973) and Naan Avanillai (1974), most of which were directed by Balachander.

Also Read: 7 Best Movies Of Bollywood Star Sidharth Malhotra

In 2009, Kamal Haasan reached a new feat of only a few actors in India to have completed 50 years working in cinema. Wikimedia Commons
In 2009, Kamal Haasan reached a new feat of only a few actors in India to have completed 50 years working in cinema. Wikimedia Commons

The movie, which got him immense recognition and accolades as an independent lead actor came with the 1974 Malayalam film, Kanyakumari. His acting skills in this movie won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Malayalam). After this success, Kamal Haasan starred in a series of films in both languages—Tamil and Malayalam. His second breakthrough came in Tamil cinema with Balachander’s Apoorva Raagangal. This movie helped him to pocket his second Filmfare Award, his first in Tamil.

Between 1974 and 1978, Kamal Haasan won six Filmfare Awards including four consecutive wins for the Best Actor in Tamil cinema. Shortly after that, under the “Hasan Brothers” banner, Kamal turned producer for Raja Paarvai, in which he played the lead role of a blind musician. The “Hasan Brothers” banner which was later renamed as “Raaj Kamal Films International.”

Between 1974 and 1978, Kamal Haasan won six Filmfare Awards including four consecutive wins for the Best Actor in Tamil cinema. Wikimedia Commons
Between 1974 and 1978, Kamal Haasan won six Filmfare Awards including four consecutive wins for the Best Actor in Tamil cinema. Wikimedia Commons

Kamal Haasan made his entry into Bollywood with Balachander’s Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981). The movie was a remake of his 1978 Telugu film Maro Charitra. In Moondram Pirai, Kamal Haasan won the Best Actor honours at the National Film Awards and Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for his role of a school teacher who looks after an amnesic girl

As a producer, he also won a Filmfare Award and National Film Award for his movies Apoorva Sagodharargal and Thevar Magan. There are many films featuring Kamal Haasan which have been submitted by India to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, the most for any actor in India. Kamal Haasan produced and directed Vishwaroopam in 2013 and won two awards at the 60th National Film Awards.

In 2009, Kamal Haasan reached a new feat of only a few actors in India to have completed 50 years working in cinema.

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Take a look at the top Kamal Haasan movies that helped him to reach the pinnacle of success.

  1. Hey Ram is an Indian historical fiction-political thriller film made in both Tamil and Hindi languages. The movie is written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan, who also acted as the protagonist in the film.

Hey Ram was shown at the International Film Festival of India. It was also picked by Film Federation of India as its submission to the Oscars in the year 2000 but was not nominated. Till now, the movie has garnered three National Film Awards.

Hey Ram is written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan, who also acted as the protagonist in the film. Wikimedia Commons
Hey Ram is written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan, who also acted as the protagonist in the film. Wikimedia Commons

Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment owns the copyrights to this film

  1. Nayakan is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language crime-drama film based on the real-life Bombay underworld don Varadarajan Mudaliar, and sympathetically depicts the struggle of South Indians living in Bombay.
Nayakan was India's pick for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 60th Academy Awards but was not nominated. Wikimedia Commons
Nayakan was India’s pick for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 60th Academy Awards but was not nominated. Wikimedia Commons

The movie is written and directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Kamal Haasan. The actress in this movie is Saranya Ponvannan and it was her film debut. Nayakan was released on the occasion of Diwali and received critical acclaim worldwide.

The diligence performance of Kamal Haasan’s earned him the National Film Award for Best Actor. The film also got the National Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. In 1988, Nayakan was India’s pick for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 60th Academy Awards but was not nominated.

Even the magazine TIME included Nayagan in its list of “All-Time 100 Best Films”. Later on, Nayagan got included in NDTV’s list “India’s 20 greatest films”.

  1. Thevar Magan is a Tamil film directed by Bharathan. The star cast of the movie includes Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Revathi, Gouthami and Nassar in pivotal roles. Kamal Haasan has himself written the film’s script and produced along with his brother Chandra Haasan under the production company Raaj Kamal Films International. The story revolves around a person named Sakthivel, who returns home to meet his father Periya Thevar who is a respected village chieftain to marry his girlfriend.
The Thevar Magan picked up for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 65th Academy Awards but unfortunately was not nominated. Wikimedia Commons
The Thevar Magan picked up for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 65th Academy Awards but unfortunately was not nominated. Wikimedia Commons

The movie bagged a couple of National Film Awards, including the Best Tamil Film Award, Best Supporting Actress Award and a Special Jury Award. The Thevar Magan picked up for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 65th Academy Awards but unfortunately was not nominated.

  1. Vishwaroopam is film written, directed and co-produced by Kamal Haasan, who’s also in the lead role. The movie is an Indian spy thriller. The star cast of the movie has Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah and Jaideep Ahlawat in supporting roles. The movie is filmed in simultaneously in two languages, Tamil and Hindi

The first teaser of Vishwaroopam was revealed in April 2012 and the theatrical trailer was revealed in June 2012. The movie is the first Indian film to utilize the new Auro 3D sound technology. Also, the film was first Indian film to be released via direct-broadcast satellite, also known as direct-to-home (DTH), but after protests of theatre owners, this plan was dropped.

The first teaser of Vishwaroopam was revealed in April 2012 and the theatrical trailer was revealed in June 2012. Wikimedia Commons
The first teaser of Vishwaroopam was revealed in April 2012 and the theatrical trailer was revealed in June 2012. Wikimedia Commons

Vishwaroopam got entangles in legal controversies, as several Muslim civic organizations protested the film’s release in Tamil Nadu, resulting in an official ban being imposed on the film in the state for 15 days by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The ban was spread in major overseas markets like Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Singapore while the release was delayed in the south Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka.

  1. The story and the screenplay of Dasavathaaram were written Kamal Haasan. It is Tamil science fiction disaster film, directed by K. S. Ravikumar. Dasavathaaram stars Kamal Haasan in ten distinct roles. The film had been under production for nearly three years.
Dasavathaaram stars Kamal Haasan in ten distinct roles. Wikimedia Commons
Dasavathaaram stars Kamal Haasan in ten distinct roles. Wikimedia Commons

The story revolves around bringing together the lives of several individuals beginning with the 12th century and ending with the 21st century.

  1. Anbe Sivam was written by Kamal Haasan, and Madhan provided the dialogues. It is a Tamil-language comedy-drama film directed and co-produced by Sundar C. The story is about an unexpected journey from Bhubaneswar to Chennai undertaken by two men of contrasting personalities, Nallasivam and Anbarasu.
Despite its failure, Anbe Sivam is now regarded as a classic and a cult film in Tamil cinema. Wikimedia Commons
Despite its failure, Anbe Sivam is now regarded as a classic and a cult film in Tamil cinema. Wikimedia Commons

Anbe Sivam was released on a positive count from critics but underperformed at the box office. Despite its failure, Anbe Sivam is now regarded as a classic and a cult film in Tamil cinema.

  1. Michael Madhana Kama Rajan is a Tamil comedy film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. Michael Madhana Kama Rajan was a blockbuster at the box office and completed 175-day run at the box office.

    Michael Madhana Kama Rajan is a Tamil comedy film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. Wikimedia Commons
    Michael Madhana Kama Rajan is a Tamil comedy film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. Wikimedia Commons
  1. Mahanadi was directed by Santhana Bharathi and featured Kamal Hassan, Sukanya, and Cochin Haneefa. The story of the movie portrays the grief of a humble villager, who sees his family, the property being ruined. Mahanadi revolves around social issues such as corruption and child trafficking.
Mahanadi revolves around social issues such as corruption and child trafficking. Wikimedia Commons
Mahanadi revolves around social issues such as corruption and child trafficking. Wikimedia Commons

The film acclaimed the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.

  1. Sagara Sangamam was a huge box office hit. It was directed by K. Viswanath and produced by Edida Nageswara Rao, casting Kamal Haasan, Jayaprada, Sarath Babu, S. P. Sa