When A Musical Is All There Is…

It probably wasn’t the movie itself, but the atmosphere and the experience.One night at the volunteer home Raja (a boy who recently graduated high school and lives at the home) invited us to go see a Tamil movie with him and some women from the home…. On the way Raja explained that the most popular Tamil ‘hero’ (Indians use this term instead of actor) would be starring in the movie we would see and that his movies generally stay in theaters for over a year, that’s right a year…. After the song the movies story was played out before our eyes, but we could hardly understand anything and had to simply guess with little hints from the few english words thrown in here and there…. Changes gangs about three times, kills the largest gang leader in India (also the most popular villian actor in India, hence the loads of cheers) and turns out to be an undercover cop.