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Muralitharan Bio Pic And The Storm In Tamil Nadu

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  1. SGBV

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    #ShameOnVijaysethupathy trends in twitter after Muttaiah Muralitharan bio pic 800 announcement.

    Looks like several Indian Tamils are not happy about making a bio pic of Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muralitharan; thus they express their dissatisfaction to Vijay Sethupathy for playing his role.

    Because several Indians believe Sri Lankan government is the reason for the genocide of Tamils in the Northern Sri Lanka during the ethnic war that ended in 2009.
    They accuse Muralitharan as a traitor for playing for Sri Lankan national team and contributing for his country's victory including the 1996 world cup.
    Besides that, they are offended with the fact, that Muralitharan entered politics (not directly, but his younger brother contested for parliamentary election) under Rajapaksha's ruling party; thus they believe Muralitharan lost his capacity to be a Tamilian.

    As a Sri Lankan, I could sense the amount of stupidity, politics, and selfishness around this matter and would like to clarify a few points to my fellow Tamil friends in this forum.

    - Many Indian Tamils do not know there are 2 Tamil ethnicity in Sri Lanka.
    1. Sri Lankan Tamil 2. Indian origin Tamil (they were stateless persons before 1983)
    The Sri Lankan Tamils do not mingle, respect or even consider these Indian origin Tamils as fellow Tamilians. Leave alone respecting them as fellow citizens until recently. The reason being, these Indian origin Tamils are poor, brought to Sri Lanka as slaves from India by the British, and are considered low caste/poor class.
    They still live in line houses (which is a very poor shelter given for estate laborers), do not enjoy their rights and no proper education to their offspring.

    The Sri Lankan Tamils have never represented these Indian origin Tamils in their arm fights in the past, and never considered their rights or living as a part of their fight either. But just because of having Tamil identity, most of these Indian origin Tamils had to face arbitrary arrest, detention and questioning by the Sri lankan police in the past.
    These Indian origin Tamils still fight for their basic rights, such as minimum wage for their daily labor works, and basic facilities for their living etc...

    But Indian Tamils living in Tamil Nadu, always consider Sri Lankan Tamils as their தொப்பிள் கொடி உறவுகள் (umbilical cord relationship), but they dont know their actual தொப்பிள் கொடி உறவுகள் is these Indian origin hill country estate Tamils in Sri Lanka.
    It seems odd, when Indians chose a blind eye and deaf ear when it comes to these Indian origin Tamil's most basic issues, while shouting and fighting for the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils. Double standard isn't it?

    Muralitharan belongs to Indian origin Tamil: Played for IPL matches.

    Perhaps that's why Sri Lankan Tamils have never accepted him as their hero. He was considered as a best cricketer by the world. Indians liked him; hence he played for CSK and SRH (IPL) with the fullest support of Indian fans. No one bothered to question his origin or relationship with the Sri Lankan team when they booked him for the IPL matches, but celebrated his success for the team. Again double standard isn't it?

    The bio pic 800
    This bio pic is all about cricket. That's what the makers of this movie said so far.
    It is to celebrate his success, document his struggles as a person, and fights as a cricketer when he faced hardships in his paths. It is like documenting any other bio pic of a successful person regardless of his origin or orientation.
    The movie doesn't portray him as a Tamil fighter or a freedom fighter with a gun. But as a cricketer with a ball.
    The title 800 itself speaks volumes about the movie. Why can't they accept it as it is?

    Vijay sethupathy as Muralitharan
    After seeing the first poster, even I felt how close he looks to the original Muralitharan. Like how Sushanth Singh Rajput looked like MS Dhoni in his bio pic.
    He, as an actor would even play Veerappan's role or even Osama Bin laden's role if that pleases his career dream. This is his profession, and he is expected to do justice to the role he plays in the movie.
    Why can't others see this in a professional way, than politicizing it?

    Diaspora Sri Lankan Tamils and some Indian Politicians
    Sri Lankan Tamil's freedom fight has become a business content for both Diaspora Sri Lankan Tamils and certain Tamil Nadu politicians these days.
    The former uses this to make sure they and their relatives receive refugee visas. The latter uses this for their own cheap political fame.
    But no one considers the actual war victims, the ex-LTTE disabled cadres and their poor families. There are thousands of war widows, and orphans who are living under the Rajapaksha's ruling Government's care.
    Many ex-LTTE cadres joined Sri Lankan army and Police while a few joined politics under the ruling Government.
    Those Sri Lankan Tamils living in Sri Lanka elected several young Tamil politicians under Rajapaksha's party, and that is how they have moved from a disaster to development towards reconciliation. Let them live....

    India backed Sri Lankan Government for the war victory
    It is known to all that Sri Lankan Government won the war with the fullest support and backing from India. Yet, no one questions India or the parties that ruled India back then.
    LTTE had India's backing until they killed former Indian president Rajiv Ghandhi. And it is amusing to know, Tamil Nadu people are supporting LTTE despite the fact that they killed their own president, yet shout Vandematharam. Double standard again???

    A few double standard fellows from here and there uses Sri Lankan war to their own selfish reasons. But they become viral due to the ignorance of many many Tamilians who think ONLY emotionally. Just think rationally before you act. JMO
     
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    Since you mention the above and your topic is related to ethnicities, just curious to know if you are a Sri Lankan Sinhalese or Sri Lankan Tamil?
    Regarding Murali - obviously this is being made into a political topic, but is it any surprise? This is how subcontinental (India, Pak, SL...) politics has always been, right? They'll take any topic and make it political and try various diversion tactics from real issues (such as covid, economy)
     
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    This is a condescending post.
     
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    Getting my popcorn and occupying a seat in the front row. :laughing:
    Rajiv Gandhi (not Ghandi) was a PM, not President.
     
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    How so?
     
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    Two questions-
    The Indian origin tamils move to SL in the early 1900s?

    And origin of Sri Lankan Tamils based on history?
     
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    Sri Lankan Tamils are the descendants of the ancient Jaffna kingdom established hundreds of years ago. The more recent arrivals were brought by the British and are referred to as Hill Country Tamils.
    I read a book by a woman who claims to have been a child soldier in the very early days of the LTTE. She is the daughter of a Hindu Indian Tamil mother and a Christian Sri Lankan Tamil father and her story is fascinating though controversial. Tamil Tigress, by Niromi de Soyza.
     
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    Are you a srilankan tamil or Indian origin tamil or a srilankan? I do know that there were clashes between Indian origin Malayaga thamizhs and srilankan tamizhs. But I and the world knows what srilankans did to thamizhians both indian origin thamizhs and srilankan thamizhs. There is no justification for those collective murders and innumerable rapes. You are saying india backed ezham till rajiv gandhi was killed which is wrong. Rajiv was killed because indian politicians withdrew their support for thamizh ezham. The great karunanidhi and Congress betrayed ezham. But that doesn't justify what srilankans did to thamizhs. The srilankan govt and indian govt both did wrong to ezham. Till now thamizh people face discrimination in srilanka which is a well known fact. Few people may get govt posts here and there. But majority are facing only racial discrimination. I know it for a fact because I have a friend in srilanka. They are till now regarded only as the second grade citizens right from their college admission to jobs. Can you deny it? There is a protest against the movie because howmuchever you can claim that the movie will be based on the game the underlying politics that its going to showing unavoidable. The srilankan govt is taking advantage between the clash of these two tamilian origins and trying to establish that they are pure which is wrong. What they did is inhumane. Period. In the battle all the thamizhs should have shown a united front against their collective enemy that would have put a full stop to their clashes as well. What muralidharan spoke was bad. Double standards are wrong but that shouldn't be the justification for what srilankan govt did. Your post is trying to hide what srilanka did behind the double standards curtain. This is exactly the fear of the thamizhians in bringing out the film, in no way the srilankan govt should be given a clean chit. They have to take the ownership of what they did. P.s. I dont support the aasassination of rajiv gandhi.
     
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    I agree
     
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    I should join you.
     
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