10 Characteristics of Rasigar Manra Season’s Greetings
I dunno if many of you have come across rasigar manra season’s greetings and all .Yes i am referring to the A4 sheets with black and white content stuck on walls and water tanks whenever a movie realeases on a festival day . In our area it is a usual sight . Ajith and Vijay fans are constanly battling it out for power or supremacy over the area . Their only weapons are these handouts which they print for each movie . Okay lets get into the details .
I found this pasted on my house compound wall . I was just about to tear it off . But looking at it i realized that every handout is made in the same way, every year for every movie . So i unstuck it carefully and scanned it . Hope you guys don’t mind about the condition of the paper . 😛 . I have numbered the characteristics in the image so read it along with the image.
Top 10 Characteristics:
1. Always A4 paper . Why ? Coz that is only cheap and available . No colours , only black and white as it will be easy to take xeroxes or who knows maybe one of the manra uruppinars has a xerox shop .
2. The whole poster wil be written in THE Movie Font . In this case they have tried a lot to write in Villu style font . I have a question here . I have known abt Vijay Rasigar Manrams and Ajith Rasigar Manrams . What the hell is Villu Narpani Manram ? And what Narpani they do ? Shew ..
3. A Noob diagramatic representation of the festival they are supposedly wishing . Here we can see a sugarcane that looks like a coconut tree which is the height of the pongal paanai .
4. Whats a manram without the posts ? So the whole area pasanga names will be printed in the order of ‘who-has-bought-beedi-for-the-group-most-number-of-days’ . The top guy being Thalaivar . Usually the other posts are decided the day the poster is written. And what exactly is the work of Manra-Kaapalar ? To safe guard the manram from dispersing till the next movie comes ? And i think uruppinar will be a list of school boys from 5th to 10th in the area (Top prority to Younger Brothers of Office Bearers)
5. Remodified Punch Line from the trailer of the movie . Modified to meet the manram needs . “Villu , engal kuzhu powerfullu” .
6. Self made punch line or something lifted from magazines like Aanantha Vikadan. “Villu , edhira nillu , unga kooda irukkuthu dhillu” ( I have no idea what it means or how to punctuate it ) .
7. This is a sure shot in any poster . Atleast one of the names will be a character played by the hero or the name of some movie by the hero . In this case Pokkiri Karthik ( I have no idea why kokki kumar came here ). In Rajini rasigar manra posters there’ll surely be some 10 names like rajini karthik, rajini mohan, baasha bai , arunachalam venkatesh etc..
8. Group Name . Dont they have to name themselves ? Its never a new innovative name . Atleast b4 they used to have area names like Adam Boys (for Adambakkam) or Royapuram Rockers ( from the cult classic Chennai 600028) . Now look at the name of our group . Triplex Boys . Wow . Guys you are gay . Yuck . Terror Boys , XXX Boys seriously forget these names .
9. Group Logo . Its good to see the movie Vin Diesel’s XXX logo has made quite an impact worldover . 100s of autos have it . 1000s of bikes . Now time to make an entry into rasigar manram posters .
10. Stills from the movie. Usually stills released in papers will be used . Now guys take it from internet i guess . Look at the center pic of vijay . His expression is like hes trying to rape the cheetah in the center . Manra Design Heads , ive got a message for you . Find Good Stills .
X. I have no idea what happened in the X marked place. It says Mahendran to Mahadevan . The guy must have namelogically changed his name .
Thats it . I have enlightened you with valuable rasigar narpani manra gyan . 😛