Monday, February 04, 2013

When it comes to dealing with Conflict of Interest

"indha avinaasi oru viswaasi"

p.s: I'd like to collect funds for a social psychology research project that surveys why such an abnormally high number of criticized bloggers resort to this (or why they feel compelled to use the word "really arrived"). 

17 comments:

mokka musketeer said...

saar...sema saar sema...I like this..Very interesting...I tried to comment on your Kadal review about this BR's review..

Hawk Eye said...

not the greatest of my achievements - still ... I got him ;-)

Chenthil said...

"Refreshing looseness in story telling" - this from a reviewer who pleads for taut story telling. உங்களுக்குன்னா ரத்தம், எங்களுக்குன்னா தக்காளி சட்னியா?

Padawan said...

Chenthil: Have not seen Kadal, so have not read his review yet but I am assuming that your quote is from his review of Kadal.

Now, when a reviewer finds the looseness in story telling refreshing, why is that hard to accept. Each movie, much like anything else, is about that "specific" movie no?

Just because, he is not happy about looseness in story telling in one movie and he pleads for taut story telling does not mean that all movies should have a taut story and certainly does not mean that one cannot enjoy a refreshing looseness in story telling.

BTW, that உங்களுக்குன்னா ரத்தம், எங்களுக்குன்னா தக்காளி சட்னியா? was brilliant! ROFL!

PS: Ignore the comment about Kadal if it is not from his review.

Ramya Mani said...

உங்களுக்குன்னா ரத்தம், எங்களுக்குன்னா தக்காளி சட்னியா! hahaha!!! super!

Karthik Sriram said...

Hawkeye,

My experience from TCC (when Orkut was popular) and now Claps and Boos, people who start out reviewing do start out with good intentions. However, as with other professions, once they become aware that their reviews are being looked forward too, they think that they "have arrived". They start using GRE words to express simple thoughts and then start to give reviews that go against the popular opinion, to get more people to look at them.

In BRangan's case, this Kadal review is a PG version instance of Sudhish Kamath's Kandhasamy review - wherein personal biases are expressed blantantly in what is supposed to be an objective review.

I am a ComplexNumber said...

Ungalukkunna ratham...nice..

I think brangan wouldnt have thought of writing the review...
It is hawkeye (in his kadal review) who prodded branga...
So the saathaan is Hawkeye...

Enna othukareengala ???

btw, through Kadal, i found an easy way to annoy people "bergmans saathaan dei" just pizzes people off...Women can try to annoy by imitating thulasi...:)

I am a ComplexNumber said...

I just was browsing through brangan blog for the first time...athu oru maayaa ulagam...

It seems people dont even understand humor (for instance about this blog's about page)

Hawkeye,
Why you are wasting time with these branga sort of folks?

i get that they are extremely comical (unintentionally)...but still..

Chenthil said...

Padawan - it is from his review of Kadal. It was too jarring, this amount of jalra in a review. If it was Malathy Rangarajan, you atleast no that she doesn't pretend to be anything else.

I haven't seen Kadal and I expect that I will like the movie when I see it.

The thakkali chutney - ratham dialogue will fit in many situations.

Harini said...

you run out of fuel, you harass every by-walker. attention grabbing technique. brangan paithiyam madiri serious aa eduthuttan. blog hits um mela pochu. well done hawkeye sir. kalakkitteenga as usual.

Hawk Eye said...

given that we (brangan, myself, commentors) are all neck deep into ad hominem, I agree that my motives for criticism can be a stand-alone worthy discussion.

But it should be a secondary discussion to the actual criticism (what/who) etc.

edho my 0.02 cents.

Anonymous said...

aiyo not criticism compliment. mani ratnam padatha ozhunga edutha fuel irukkum. ippa ennatha review panrathu? appo idhan micham.

I am a ComplexNumber said...

//my motives for criticism can be a stand-alone worthy discussion//

I didnt doubt your motives..It was more rhetorical...

For all his puffed up notions and his "achievements"...
he didn't seem worthy of a fight...:)i felt it not a fair fight

When they don't understand even your "I am the essence of overconfidence! " byline I just got worried..

I totally agree that his is a very biased review. I think even Mani's wife and son couldn't have been that biased. For sheer humor, i still want you to go after these guys...it is a vicarious pleasure for me



Anonymous said...

Hawkeye view...when you can compare thuppakki with viswaroopom in viswaroopam review...wow this has to be mutual between u and your inferred
nemesis....

Anonymous said...

thambi hawkeye, you go dA! Brangan has been blatantly getting away with his biased reviews. It doesnt help that he only keeps commenters who essentially say "saar neenga engEyO pOittInga saar". idhula nAn romba poRumaisAli theriymAnnu oru acting vERa.

bk said...

BR is the kind of movie critic who, after watching Jaws, would mine for subtext in why the Great White attacks the surfers. He is the polar opposite of the mountaineer George Mallory who, when asked why he liked to climb Mount Everest, quipped, "Because it's there". His latest blog is about how the world of social media is sinking the fortunes of filmmakers. For a man who professes to believe in free speech as practiced in the US, he wants an end to comic put-downs, sarcastic tweets and creative humor that lambastes film makers. Oh the Humanity!

austrian said...

Hawkeye,

/* given that we (brangan, myself, commentors) are all neck deep into ad hominem */

LOL, I don't see your criticism about BR's Kadal review as ad hominem.

In fact his review is a very interesting psychology study on human bias as you indicate.

It's almost like he assumed the movie is going to be multi-layered of the mastercraft and then wrote it that way after watching it.

your personal motives for criticising him does not in anyway invalidate the content of what you say.