Friday, January 29, 2016

652 Part 1 of Lack of Catharses for Rulers (worldwide?)

In the memorable 1966 Telugu film titled "ParamAnandayya Sishyula katha", its Hero Late Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (popularly known as NTR) was an addict to a prostitute, a role played by L. Vijayalakshmi, a very talented danseuse. When people in his kingdom were haunted and hunted by wild animals which were foraging into villages and devoring people, the king NTR did not bother. People who came to represent their grievances to the Main Gate of his Fortess, his guards pushed them and drive them away.

(Everyday, some class women or workers come to the gates of Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu's Camp Office in Vijayawada, and are beaten and chased by the Police mercilessly. The guards of Paramanandayya's NTR's fort might have been more considerate and compassionate than the Police of Vijayawada.

The King was also a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Of course, Phallus worship was and is common in India. One dawn, on an auspicious day, he (addicted king NTR) was expected to worship Lord Shiva, as per his regimen. But when the morning bells for worship rang, NTR was asleep in the embrace of his danseuse-beloved. Alarmed that he was missing Shiva's worship, the NTR frantically searched for any phallus shaped body (called Shiva Lingam in India), so that he can worship. But he could not find any. At last he found a nipple of the breast of his paramour L. Vijayalakshmi, and treating it as Lord MahadEva, NTR carries on his worship. Subsequently, there was a dance contest between the danseuse L. Vijayalakshmi and the Heroine of the film K.R. Vijaya (as far as I could recollect, the dance-song was in rAg hindOLam), whom NTR rescued from a forest.

Click to go to Youtube.Com, Paramanandaiah Sishyulakatha, NTR-L.Vijayalakshmi Conversation Scene

There is an Aristotlean tragedy drama term called "Catharsis" familiar to English Literature students. In tragedies, as per Aristotle's conception, the Protagonist (Hero) should commit a mistake, for which he undergoes misery and suffering. If possible, the Hero has to shed tears in remorse. The tears of the Hero should evoke empathies and sympathies from the spectators. In Shakespeare's drama Hamlet, we see this type of Catharsis for Hamlet. Similar Catharses we can find not only in the film "Paramanandaiah Sishyula Katha", but also in Telugu films like mahAmantri Timmarusu (King Krishna dEva rAya- NTR, by a mis-judgement orders the blinding of his mentor and Prime Minister Timmarusu. Later truth comes out that Timmarusu was innocent, and then Krishna dEva rAya repents). Same way, we have catharsis in ANR films Vipranarayana (loves a danseuse, gets wrongly accused of Royal jewels etc.), dEvadAs (could not take a daring step at the crucial moment of his beloved Parvati's marriage with somebody else), mahAkavi kALidAsu (loses his memory and fails to recognise his own wife). We have a sort of limited Catharsis for Rama (NTR) in the film Lavakusa.

Anyway, Telugu people very rarely remember the theme of Paramanandayya Sishyula Katha (The story of disciples of a Preceptor by name ParamAnandayya). Of course, they remember NTR every year at least twice on his birth anniversary and death anniversary, and more whenever they see his films, or when politicians go begging for votes in streets.

We shall, now come to our current Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Telangana Mr. K. Chandrasekhara Rao, and the Chief Minister of Residual Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Nara Chandrababu Naidu. We have, actually, instead of electing Prime Ministers and Chief Ministers, elected "Event Managers". For them, Events come readily, be they elections in some nook and corner of India, some birth Anniversary or some death Anniversary, or visit of some Foreign Head of State (Presidents etc.) or the Head of Government (Prime Ministers).

For our Prime Ministers, Presidents, Chief Ministers, et al, a la their counterparts in other countries, there is no question of any Catharsis. Of course, sometimes, they may feign some heart-throb (Remember Mr. Narendra Modi's belated tears about the suicide of University of Hyderabad student Rohit Vemula). But they are all more of a ritual, rather than an effervescence (बुदबुदाहट , उबाँल, పొంగి వచ్చే ) of genuine grief. Again, it is also true, that if they experience genuine compassion / empathy / sympathy, then, they can't rule even for one day, or they can't live long. Like plants shedding their leaves in autumn and winter, some amount of shrugging off shoulders, and going ahead with the Event Management Bonanza, becomes unavoidable for politicians. Telugu language can supply to the World dictionaries, one idiomatic gerund for this term "dulipEsukOTam" (దులిపేసుకోటం).

Here, Telugu language can supply one word to English, and their top World Dictionaries such as Cambridge, Oxford, Webster, Chambers, Collins, etc. etc. That word is "lampaTam". LampaTam is addiction and obsession. LampaTuDU is the person who is addicted to and obsessed with "LampaTams". Now, in our Paramanandayya Sishyula Katha 1966 Telugu film, our Hero NTR was a vEsyA lampaTuDu.

Everybody knows that Mr. K. Chandrasekhara Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, is the bete noir and the Thorn in Flesh of Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Recently when Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu and Mr. KCR embraced one another, some gullible innocent people might have thought that there is real truce between them. Such AsAni sE dhOka khAnE vAlE , bhOla bhAle may have to regret later. Those embraces are just like "intermissions" between one battle and another battle, in a World War.

Mr. KCR in his Election Meeting has tried drive the nail, straight into the coffin, without mincing words.
"...If Chandrababu Naidu wants to sweep, he has space from Hindupuram (in Anantapur district) to Itchapuram (Srikakulam). There are several towns in AP... Tirupati, Guntur, Vijayawada and Vizag. He is Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and he should focus on his state where he has lot of work to do. ..."

Link for those who wish to read the above News Report at Deccan Click to go to KCR's advice to Mr.Chandra Babu Naidu, at Deccan Chronicle.Com.

Keeping aside the vituperative tongue of Mr. K. Chandrasekhara Rao since more than 15 years which the Central Governments from time to time have failed to control, at least as far as the above Statement is concerned, there is some truth in what his venomous tongue siad.

ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.

Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu has become a Singapore LampaTuDu (Addict-ed to Singapore). If somebody utters the word "Singapore" , Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu forgets everything and just as Hunter-cum-Dacoit vAlmiki became Sage vAlmIki, by relentlessly chanting "marA marA", so long that snake-pits-hills grew around him, when our beloved Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu chants "Singapore" valmIkams [snake-pits-hills] (this word also India can supply to the pool of Global Lexicon), will rise to giant DhyAn Buddha's Statues size in Amaravathi.


To continue and revise this, with more proof.. सशेष. సశేషం.

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