Gods & Goddesses

Thiruvarutchelvar (1967) -Closing scene -Stunning Dance by Shiva and Parvati !


Director: A.P. Nagarajan
Stars – Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesh, Savitri, Padmini
Thiruvarutchelvar is a Tamil devotional film following a format I’ve seen in a couple of of those already. The movie principally consists as a collection of vignettes that match right into a sacred piece of literature or poem that’s being associated by one of many characters. On this specific case, the vignettes get underway when a king (Sivaji Ganesan) embarks on a quest to dedicate himself to God, starting this quest with the recitation of a poem about God and a variety of his disciples. (I consider the quantity was 60-something — fairly a couple of of them.)

However the occasions main as much as this recitation are fairly amusing and doubtless comprise the very best a part of the movie: After witnessing a beautiful bharatanatyam dance by a “Queen of the humanities” performed by Padmini (see above), the king turns into “mad” with want to the purpose the place he makes very inappropriate advances on her. The dancer shoots him down moderately soundly and brilliantly, and the king, feeling regret for being become “an animal” by his want for her, asks his court docket sage/poet to show him extra about the best way to surrender such sinful methods and serve God. However the king, nonetheless considerably boastful, additionally insists that the poet present him solutions to 3 questions concerning God: The place can one discover God, in what path is he dealing with, and what’s he doing now? The poet is shocked, unable to think about convincing solutions, however his pre-teen granddaughter manages to go in his place and educate the king a couple of classes to indicate him information that he had failed to know.

By pointing to a combined milk drink and asking the king to indicate her one ingredient separate from the remainder within the drink, she exhibits him that you could’t level to a spot the place God is as a result of God is combined into every thing. By exhibiting the king a candle and asking him to inform her which path the sunshine is shining in, she exhibits him that you could’t inform somebody the path that God is dealing with in as a result of he faces all over the place. And by taking part in some recreation by means of which she will get the king to let her be king for a second after which threatens to imprison him, she factors out how God is consistently figuring out everybody’s destiny, so you possibly can’t say what God is doing proper now. (Sure, that one’s a bit tougher to elucidate, nevertheless it sort of works because the scene performs out.) The king, thus humbled much more by the encounter with this youngster, embarks on his really holy mission, which begins with the recitation of verses.


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