Monday, June 02, 2008

Shatrugna is brother of Rama of Ramayana fame

Well, if the title of this post seemed to state the obvious for some of you, it doesn't for many people. These people don't know who was Shatrugna. We found this out not by conducting an opinion like Dr. Yogendra Yadav does. Neither did we ask the census people to find out whether people knew who Shatrugna was. That wouldn't have added much value to their census work anyway. What we did was pretty simple. We thought of interviewing Shatrugna. So we did this.

We thought that that interview was hilarious. The locale for the interview and the camera work was brilliant. If saying so is being immodest, so be it. But the interview, much like the interviewee, Shatrugna, received low popularity.(When I say low popularity, it's relative to the popularity of videos like this and surprisingly this.) The reason, we found out, was that many didn't know who Shatrugna was.

A software engineer from Shimoga, whose name translates to Lotus, said, "Yeah, I know Shatrugna. He comes in Ramayana or Mahabharatha. Right?". If that was shocking, another software engineer who has based his operations in Scotland asks, "Shatrugna was Rama's son. Wasn't he?". On the contrary, Sharat Kowligi of seems to know the assets of Shatrugna's son too.

Swaroop, who plays the judge remarkably well, in this hrasva swara competition, says many did not know that a character like Shatrugna ever existed in any of our epics."This is quite shocking. We should now make elaborate documentaries on the daily lives of Shatrugna, Nakula, Sahadeva and other low key men of our epics.", says a disappointed Arjun, a much acclaimed actor and a master cinematographer in the hit comedy group Clearly, as Mr. Kadambi says here, people should stop spending time only on google searches and get to reading books, more importantly our epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha.


Parisarapremi said...

ಅದೇ ಶಬರಿಯ ಗುಹೆಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ವಿಶ್ವಾಮಿತ್ರನ ಮೂರನೆಯ ಮಗನಾದ ಘಟೋತ್ಕಚನ ಭಾವ ಅಲ್ವೇ ಈ ಶತ್ರುಘ್ನ? ಅಥವಾ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ ತಂದೆಯಾದ ಭೀಷ್ಮರ ಮೊದಲ ಸತಿ ಶೂರ್ಪನಖಿಯ ಒಡಹುಟ್ಟಿದವನಿರಬೇಕು ನೋಡಿ... ;-)

Arvind said...

Oh God no. Not more about him.

Thank you anyway, I learnt about him from your video. My life is fulfilled. I can die peacefully.


Arjun Sharma said...

In a sweeping stroke of publicity, you have covered almost all of our videos. Kudos.

[Arvind] Bitch.

wanderlust said...

ree, nimm yamana solu takes the cake nijavaaglu. you guys are bleddy talented. camerawork-u tumba channagide.

Sandeep said...

Madi, ella kade sarrige promote madi. Aadre audience ella kade avavre idaare. You should do something about this.

And to clarify, I thought Bharata was Rama's son, not Shatrughna. Who knew?

Harish said...

[parisarapremi]Hehe, houdu. Ee shoorpaNaki yaaru gotte? Namma soorya idaanalal, ade sun-u, avana ajji draupadiya maidanana heNdati urmiLe tangi.

[arvind]About whom? About Shatrugna?

Alla thanks ella yaake? Haan? Eno jana tiLkondre saaku.

Alla, Arvind anta login aagi comment bardidya. Matte keLagaDe 'Arvind' anta yaake barkonDidya? En ashtondu ishtana ninna hesru ninge? SikkaapaTTe narcissist neenu.

[Arjun]Hege? Naanu kilaaDi. oLLe kudos-u.

[wanderlust]Thank you, thank you. Eno ellaa nimma abhimaana.
Heege mattashtu haasyakke, veekshisi namma channel, mindryin. :)

[Sandeep]Houdu, nee heLodralloo point ide. But you should do something about this because you being in Scotland can help us become popular across the length and breadth of Europe. Now this is a challenging proposition to you - popularising Kannada videos in Europe.
Nee pedda. Ashte.

Canary said...

you're still writing! great! :)
just visited my old posts and saw ur comments :)

wanderlust said...

your google takeover got churumuri'd.

Rafiki said...

Hey loved all your videos. Sent out some of the links to abt 12 friends. Great work nijvaaglu.

wanderlust said...

everytime i watch/listen to advani speak, I am reminded of swaroop saying "noDdya ma? consistency! maatadovaaglu adhey tara, haadovaglu adhey tara, ginDdaaglu adhey sound baratte. nodu.."