Vikram swamy, I had not known about the movie you have mentioned. So, just now I watched a short ‘review’ about that movie. I too don’t agree with the story line.
While the message that aged parents should be taken care of is good, the story that is woven to deliver this message is based on male-female attraction on the earthly life is not good. Couple of years ago there was another movie which highlighted such relationship (RajKiran and Revathy were the protagonists).
Old age is the time one must detach oneself from from all material attachments and progressively focus on deepening our relationship with Perumal. All our traditions and practices emphasise this and help us cultivate this attitude right from young age. In societies where this knowledge is lacking, people have to depend on their attachment for their partner, and have to keep changing their partner with the passage of time.
In our present society, the value for spiritual values is degrading, and movies like these are an indication. I personally would not support such themes.
By the 70s our society had degraded to some extent, so ‘raman aandaalum ….’ was just a song. Now it has degraded more; so ‘raman aandalum…’, ‘ravanan’ are full length movies!
If we appreciate pa.paandi and appathaava … movies, then it won’t be a surprise to see worse things to come in the next few decades.
PS; A very good instruction to take care of aging parents is in Mahabharata.
- how Yudhdhisthira took care of Dhritharastra and Gandhari after the war.
- ‘கொக்கென நினைத்தாயோ கொங்கணவா?” story. (our swamy has narrated this story in enpani. if someone knows the enpani # please share. It is better to hear from him than read from improper sources).