Thursday, August 31, 2006

In Kuruthippunal, the line “Ovvoru Manushanukkum oru Breaking point irukku!” is homage to a great film. Name the film.

Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now.

General Corman says the same line in the film describing Kurtz’s state:
[...] Therein, man has got a breaking point. You and I have. Walter Kurtz has reached his. And very obviously, he has gone insane.” [Link]

Note: Apocalypse Now itself was based on Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darnkess, from which the film faithfully took the line. But, since Kamal Haasan is a big fan of Coppola, that line should rather be homage to the film.


  • The word is 'copy'. 'Stealing' might be more apt but 'copy' would do!

    By Blogger SatheeshKrishnamurthy, at 7:47 PM  

  • Ha ha.

    Well, the way I see it, if one reprises a line from a favourite movie, it does qualify as a homage, regardless of how open one wanted to be about it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:01 PM  

  • I urge you to look at our man's track record. You don't need to go far. Just a look at Triviapetta's archives will do. Dime a dozen examples of our man's stealings have been listed. Surutta kala vallavan!

    By Blogger SatheeshKrishnamurthy, at 10:34 PM  

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