Stereotyping Tamilian

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Color

Original photograph by Sathiyan

A typical tamilan (non tambram) is stereotyped as being black in color, having pot belly and scrambled hair. The recent example can be seen from the ITC’s Bingo advertisement.

The color of Black is so powerful that almost all actors have used to evoke sympathy from the audience. Rajini in particular had this color his trump card. When he had met so much success with the color black I am surprised to see, why is he moving away from “pichai karrupay” to “chekka sivapay” to “vellai tamilan” .

For me the average is tamilan is like the one seen in the photograph above. Colors should not matter.

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3 Responses to “Stereotyping Tamilian”


  1. 2 Karthi May 24, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Kamala. Same is the case here, I can spot tamilan and even a kannadiga. Ellam muga lakshanam than. (But all are not black/white/wheatish complex)

  2. 3 kamal anjelo May 24, 2007 at 11:43 am

    i don’t know, but wherever i go, at one look i could identify easily a fellow tamilian (i don’t have to listen to the language).there is something distinctive…but i cant put that in words.


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