My Year of Prakash Raj

Some people spend a year
cooking Julia Child's recipes, or following all of the rules in the Bible, or reading books by people who spent a year doing something. My quest is to watch the 200-some films of South Indian character-actor-extraordinaire, Prakash Raj. (It'll probably take more than a year... and I'll post about some Prakash-less films here as well.)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Prakash Pix: "Car Windows"

Now that I've amassed a ridiculous collection of screencaps of Prakash Raj in various films, the obvious next step is to do some themed picture posts. In order to accomplish this, I had to go through all of the pictures and tag them, and this turned out to be more epic than I anticipated. I am pleased to say that is DONE, and I now present the first in a serious of themed photo posts:

"Prakash Raj Looking Out of Car Windows"
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam
Kadhal Sadugudu
Edited to add: "Prakash Raj Looking Into Car Windows"


  1. You know Liz, this is "OK" but I'd really have preferred photos of Prakash Raj looking INTO cars through car windows. Sorry, I had to be real with you. All the best,

  2. Looking OUT of the car is totally the power position, which is more fitting. But I did find one to add for you!

  3. Nahin! Looking out is power ONLY from the back, as in he's being driven by someone! As far as the other one picture, Fine!
    All the best!

  4. The "bollywoodfoodclub" gal has a point. When you're standing outside of a car looking at the person inside it, the object of your gaze is in a subordinate position. He's sitting and you're standing. If I met Prakash Raj on the street, he'd be standing and I'd be tripping over myself trying to touch his feet. But these pictures make me feel like I'm in a position of dominance -- enjoying an unearned and unwarranted advantage. It's just not right. You've emasculated him. If he were a rural guy living under the influence of a very conservative clan, your post might have even besmirched his family name and damaged his daughters' and nieces' chances of making a solid marriage alliance. What you wrote, essentially, was, "Hey Prakash where are your balls? Maybe you can be Gupta's understudy on OUTSOURCED!" In Arjun, we even see him being henpecked by that "let him enjoy" woman who probably got him to buy all the jewelry she's wearing -- and for what? So that she could be all fancy dispensing stupid advice that he's apparently too weak to disregard? Okay, look, maybe I'm making too much out of this. But then again, look at the final picture in your series -- he's hulking over some thakur or dacoit. And what can the guy sitting in the car do about it? Nothing. So yeah, I'm a little creeped out by what you did. Apparently you have all those screen caps, but you chose to debut your series with a bunch of photos of Prakash Raj looking out of car windows!!!!! I don't get it. Will try to forgive it.

  5. Wow! Looks like I wasn't so crazy after all with my request for more pictures of Prakash Raj looking IN to cars. I can go on with my day now feeling better.
    All the best!

  6. It's good to know that Prakash Raj has so many people willing to jump to the defense of his stature and masculinity...even if they are crazy pants ;-)

    Keep in mind, oh outraged commenters, that I am at the mercy of the available material. If you've got a problem with Prakash Raj repeatedly being placed at the subordinate position inside the car, take it up with V.V. Vinayak, Bhaskar, Puri Jagannadh, Trivikram Srinavas, et al. Until I completely lose it, kidnap Prakash Raj "Misery"-style, and stage a series of photos of him looking into cars, I will have to make do with how others have filmed him.

    I'll need to think carefully about what series of photos I can next post that will restore his stature and dignity in your eyes, even it means the "Top Ten Prakash Raj Deaths" may have to wait for a bit.


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