Da Vinci Dilemma
Tom Hank’s movie Da Vinci has kicked up a row in
Some Catholic groups in
Even though, I would like to see the movie see the day of light in
This is yet another occasion where the freedom of expression is in collision course with some group’s sensitivities. I am trobuled by the rise of ‘holy cows’ indicating decreasing tolerance level. It is becoming increasingly difficult to understand where the threshold lies. I wish we could all be more tolerant of divergent views and opinions.
Chennaites are all too familiar with these kinds of controversies. Kamal Hasan to Kushboo to Vaasanthi, they all have invited wrath of some group or the other. Even the Tamil movie titles have created huge controversies in Tamil Nadu.But a significant reform announced by Tamil Nadu Government seems to have gone unnoticed at the local and the national level. Immediately after assuming power, Mr. Karunanidhi, has thrown open the archaka profession (limited to Brahmins till now) to all qualified Hindus. While, I support and welcome this move, I am surprised that no group has come out against this announcement at any level. This is a significant break from the age old Indian tradition and has far reaching consequence.
PS: Initial movie reviews Da Vinci are out and they are lukewarm at best.