Tamil movies defy physics, logic and biology. Of course they are made purely for entertainment purposes so, don’t try them at home! Listed below are top 10 most nonsensical attributes in Tamil movies.
- Epileptic/random fits being stopped by giving a bunch of keys to the sufferer
This has been showed in Tamil movies as far as I can remember. While some swear that holding keys stop fits quicker, there is no concrete scientific or medical proof that holding keys hasten the stopping of fits – fits eventually stop after some time.
- Reviving an unconscious person by sprinkling water on the face
This scene is liberally showed in Tamil movies. While an unconscious person can be revived by the sprinkling water on face if the blackout is not serious, other types of unconsciousness cannot.
- Same actor double acting as father and son
This is also the formula behind many Tamil movies like Arunachalam, Surya Vamsam, Varalaru etc. No one can look exactly like their father in real life. Nammala mutta pasanga nu neneikirangge..
- Inconsistent scenes
Discrepancies that are hilarious are aplenty in Tamil movies. Failed editing makes some serious scenes extremely funny for the eagle eyed audience.
- Over heroism
Gravity, laws of physics defying scenes rule Tamil movies. Vijay, Rajinikanth and Vijayakanth display such heroism that evoke laughter rather than awe.
- One hero can beat up 10 or more baddies
This is the most common scene in Tamil movies. Instead of finishing off the hero in team effort, the baddies will attack the hero 1 by 1. Perhaps they are abiding by the rules of dharmayuttham where it is not dharmic to attack a lone, defenceless man. Illati, queue le ninnu adi vaanggevanengge.
- An actress who acted as daughter for hero later acting as his pair. An actress who acted as pair for hero, later act as mother to the same hero.
This is true for Rajinikanth. Meena acted as his daughter in the 80s and in the 90s acted as his pair in the movies Ejaman and Muthu. Sri Vidya acted as Rajini’s wife in the movie Aboorva Raagangal and in the movie Thalapathy, she acted as the birth mother of Rajini.
- Amy Jackson passing off as an Indian in the upcoming Tamil movie I
This is a new, disturbing trend. In the past, North Indian actresses were passing off as Tamil girls in Tamil movies but now, a white actress is passing of as a Tamil girl in a Tamil movie. This denotes how chronic the Indian fair skin fetish has become. Before I, Amy Jackson acted as a Malayali Nasrani Christian in Ek Deewana Tha, the Hindi remake of Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya and as a Telugu girl in the Telugu movie Yevadu.
This lineup is not made to belittle any actor or movie – this is made for purely entertainment purpose, like the movies. Hope you enjoy this countdown!