The Dirty Picture

Times of India reports:

Vidya Balan has never exposed as much – but in the first look of “The Dirty Picture“, inspired by late southern sex icon Silk Smitha’s life, she has painted a perfect picture in an itsy-bitsy red blouse matched with luscious red lipstick. 


Silk Smitha was quite a rage (a softcore goddess) as far as the south indian cinema industry was concerned, back in the 80’s. Largely unnoticed among family audiences thanks to her ultra sensual appeal. And “Silk” as she was known to her fans, was some sort of a refreshing change from the rusty old Jayabharathi’ and Unnimary’ in this department. She died young – a tragic death, the reasons of which are still not clear.
Now when the ultimate symbol of desire descends down to play the ultimate object of desire, this is what I call a cinema lover’ delight.

We aren’t a Banana Republic as yet…

As has been the order of this day, half a dozen debates have raged on my own profile on Facebook branding me to be quite shallow in my thoughts, anti-national, traitor,anything and everything. Contrary to popular belief, I am neither Anti-Jan Lokpal neither am I being pro- government. But I certainly have reservations to the manner in which the so called civil society led by Anna Hazare has been working towards the anti-corruption drive.

India against Corruption, however contentious enough it may sound with regards to its funding sources is a great beginning on this regard. Though being a realist, I am of the opinion that trying to get a democratic setup under siege by hunger strikes and massive show of strengths is certainly not the way to make sure you have your say in it. The elected government setup however bad its performance has been, is elected through a democratic process of voting by the citizens of India. Precisely the reason why I feel, they are obligated enough to douse the fire and bring in a solution. We are not in favour of parallel- governments motivated by individuals, who dictate terms to the administrative and political setup how things are run in this country. Add to this, the rather aggressive tone in which the anti-corruption drive is taking place, one fears that the nation is on the brink of anarchy.

There are indeed strong repercussions that one is to witness, if  the government makes yet another mistake as what transpired in the earlier cases of CWG,2G and Air India. As such, their days stand numbered.