When was the last time you saw a good old movie in your mother tongue?Sholay, the most memorable movie in Hindi, that was ever produced in India, is remembered to this day, only because it was so simple to understand and the body language and action appealed to millions around the country. In Chennai, where Hindi is still not a widely spoken language, the movie ran to packed houses for more than one year.
On some channels, I recently viewed the MGR blockbuster called NamNadu (Our country). This movie exposed corruption at the political level and how power was misused by the politicians. There was not one scene that was objectionable. MGR was a real legend of his lifetime.
Decades after the movie was released, thanks to some local channels in Tamil, we often get to see such movies. One understands that this is done by local cable tv operators. However, the vital thing is the last chance to watch such memorable movies, totally different from the trash that we get to see in Tamil, today, day in and day out.
And our own Rajnikant is 70+, and fit to retire, So is KamalHassan, who is 60+. So, the only actor who is capable of good performance is Vijay Sethupathi, who is now showing some promise. Old is positively gold. Always. Members who have seen some good old movie, may share their experiences. Language is no barrier for good movies.