Monday, September 1, 2008

Anbe Sivam

Last Saturday I watched a Tamil movie "Anbe Sivam" being played on Sun TV and was awed by Kamal Hassan's acting skills (in tears most of the times). Then after going through the Wiki some interesting accounts of history came into light that I'd like to share.

The movie had shades of communism and some of the scenes were inspired by real life incidents, especially the rockefeller controversy as regards to a painting scene. Its about the painter Diego Rivera's mural Man at the Crossroads. Later he modified the version after the previous version was blanketed as Man, Controller of the Universe. Lenin's face was the point of conflict in that painting.

Catch up with a small glimpse of the Tamil movie, Anbe Sivam and also the title song sung very well by Kamal Hassan:

Other movies based on the Rockefeller controversy incidents are: Cradle Will Rock and Frida.

You must have heard the word "Rockefeller" in Billy Joel's "We didn't start the fire" as well.

Josef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

Until then adios !

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