It’s a pity that I’m seen merely as a author of juvenile humour when I’m truly one of many nation’s best, if woefully underrated, clairvoyants. My piece ‘Welcome, Bond Garu’ on this very house (September 1, 2018), wherein I emphatically argue that the time is ripe for an Indian James Bond, is all of the proof you want.
Being somebody who’s ceaselessly serving society at his personal expense, in my piece, I even handed over a completely developed plot the makers may use utterly freed from value.
Today, 4 full years after my prediction, Cheo Hodari Coker, creator of Marvel’s Luke Cage, stated our very personal Ram Charan is right to play the following Bond.
Dear Readers, please notice: my prediction was so correct that I referred to the superspy as ‘Bond garu’ in my piece, understanding beforehand that if Bond was going to be Indian, there was no means he could possibly be something however Telugu.
Take that, Hindi boys.
Well, earlier than the Broccolis come to Hyderabad, eat Paradise Biryani and enroll my beloved Telugu brother, just a few ideas.
I do know the plain method to go can be to enroll SS Rajamouli or Prashanth Neel, our sodarudu from Karnataka, due to their current observe file. Personally, I feel we have to go in a distinct route. Kindly hear me out, fellow RC followers, earlier than bringing in my mom and sisters into the argument.
I’m going with veteran director Okay Viswanath, the person behind Sankarabharanam and Sagara Sangamam, to helm this challenge. Here’s why: When we’re being given this fabulous alternative to showcase our nice tradition, who higher to characterize it than Okay Viswanath? Hold on, I’m not being facetious right here. I’ve thought this by. What is Bond’s numerical identification? 007. Not 006 or 008. What is the importance of the quantity seven? Sa re ga ma pa da ni – the seven notes! The coming James Bond, in my view, needs to be a musical. And a musical that showcases our classical music. Hence Shri Okay Viswanath garu. Now you see, don’t you?
I don’t find out about you Bond followers, however I wish to see a correct Carnatic title tune for Bond that makes us neglect Paul McCartney, Shirley Bassey and Adele’s numbers. Something in Neelambari maybe? To lull us into a way of false safety earlier than the introductory motion set piece.
Something tells me Chiru Sir ought to make a visitor look. Total goosebumps even serious about it. And that father and son ought to do this inimitable veena step simply earlier than the climactic blow-up of the villain’s den.
This is all such enjoyable, I say. In reality, I feel the Bond after this needs to be NTR, adopted by Vijay, Yash, Allu Arjun, Surya, Prabhas, et al. Our Tamil brother Dhanush is already there and he may present the fellows round, acclimatize them to Hollywood’s methods. As far because the followers are involved, I consider in all of them getting their fair proportion. In reality, each time a brand new Bond is made, there needs to be a web-based ballot the place we nominate a bunch of superior Southern stars, and the followers can select their favorite by rotation.
I’m simply considering aloud right here a bit, however how in regards to the first of those Telugu-flavoured Bonds have Double-Oh-Sevenu deliver again the Kohinoor and return it to its rightful proprietor, Kangana Ranaut?
Finally, my dearest Telugu sodara sodarimanis from Bapatla to Baltimore, as an alternative of mistaking my love for the alternative and trolling me, please be a part of me in making this dream come alive.
Krishna Shastri Devulapalli is a satirist. He has written 4 books and edited an anthology.