Selvaraghavan’s ‘Mayakkam Enna’ may have not been successful at the box-office but was definitely an audience favourite. But, was he being socially responsible as a director there? Considering the fact that many from the audience cheered for the song ‘Adida Avala’ back then is still a disturbing factor. The fact that it is derogating women, nodding to physical violence to name a few is also equally disturbing.
In an interview with Cinema Express, Selvaraghavan was imposed upon that very same question: was he being socially responsible while framing that song? To which the director responded, “It is imperative that a director is socially responsible. I apologise for that song from ‘Mayakkam Enna’. It was wrong of me to include it in the film although it wasn’t who wrote it. Obviously, everyone (including the writer, music director and the actor) should have been socially responsible when a song like that was added to the film.”
Although, there are still many films glorifying women shaming and women bashing stories, we are glad to find many leading directors these days opting for stories that concentrate on the bigger picture – real social issues and being politically incorrect in a good way!