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It’s a pity that I’m considered merely as a author of juvenile humour when I’m really one of many nation’s best, if woefully underrated, clairvoyants. My piece ‘Welcome, Bond Garu’ on this very area (September 1, 2018), by which I emphatically argue that the time is ripe for an Indian James Bond, is all of the proof you want.

Being somebody who’s without end serving society at his personal expense, in my piece, I even handed over a completely developed plot the makers may use utterly freed from value.

Right this moment, 4 full years after my prediction, Cheo Hodari Coker, creator of Marvel’s Luke Cage, mentioned our very personal Ram Charan is good to play the following Bond.

Expensive Readers, please notice: my prediction was so correct that I referred to the superspy as ‘Bond garu’ in my piece, realizing beforehand that if Bond was going to be Indian, there was no manner he might be something however Telugu.

Take that, Hindi boys.

Effectively, earlier than the Broccolis come to Hyderabad, eat Paradise Biryani and join my beloved Telugu brother, a number of strategies.

I do know the apparent method to go could be to enroll SS Rajamouli or Prashanth Neel, our sodarudu from Karnataka, due to their latest observe file. Personally, I feel we have to go in a distinct route. Kindly hear me out, fellow RC followers, earlier than bringing in my mom and sisters into the argument.

I’m going with veteran director Ok Viswanath, the person behind Sankarabharanam and Sagara Sangamam, to helm this mission. Right here’s why: Once we are being given this fabulous alternative to showcase our nice tradition, who higher to characterize it than Ok Viswanath? Maintain on, I’m not being facetious right here. I’ve thought this by. What’s Bond’s numerical id? 007. Not 006 or 008. What’s the significance of the quantity seven? Sa re ga ma pa da ni – the seven notes! The approaching James Bond, for my part, needs to be a musical. And a musical that showcases our classical music. Therefore Shri Ok Viswanath garu. Now you see, don’t you?

I don’t find out about you Bond followers, however I wish to see a correct Carnatic title music for Bond that makes us neglect Paul McCartney, Shirley Bassey and Adele’s numbers. One thing in Neelambari maybe? To lull us into a way of false safety earlier than the introductory motion set piece.

One thing tells me Chiru Sir ought to make a visitor look. Complete goosebumps even fascinated by it. And that father and son ought to try this inimitable veena step simply earlier than the climactic blow-up of the villain’s den.

That is all such enjoyable, I say. In reality, I feel the Bond after this must be NTR, adopted by Vijay, Yash, Allu Arjun, Surya, Prabhas, et al. Our Tamil brother Dhanush is already there and he may present the blokes round, acclimatize them to Hollywood’s methods. So far as the followers are involved, I consider in all of them getting their fair proportion. In reality, each time a brand new Bond is made, there must be a web based ballot the place we nominate a bunch of superior Southern stars, and the followers can select their favorite by rotation.

I’m simply pondering aloud right here a bit, however how concerning the first of those Telugu-flavoured Bonds have Double-Oh-Sevenu convey again the Kohinoor and return it to its rightful proprietor, Kangana Ranaut?

Lastly, my dearest Telugu sodara sodarimanis from Bapatla to Baltimore, as an alternative of mistaking my love for the other and trolling me, please be a part of me in making this dream come alive.

Krishna Shastri Devulapalli is a satirist. He has written 4 books and edited an anthology.


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