Metroplus

Hiphop Aadhi makes short film on Jallikattu

Hiphop Aadhi  

Music composer Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi has come up with a short film-cum-music video titled ‘Takkaru Takkaru’, in which he makes a strong case for jallikattu, an event held in the state as part of Pongal celebrations.

With strong lyrics such as ‘Maatu Pathi Prachana Illa, Naatu Pathi Prachana’ and ‘Adaiyalam Izhandhal Thaai Naatilum Naam Agadhi-dhaan’, the short film seeks to throw light on why there is a dire need to introspect about jallikattu. Though it is a fictional story, the composer ends the film with a commentary, in which he says, “It is not just a sport; it is breeding science. If a bull wins, it is sent for breeding… the ones which lose are sent for farming. The government is not against jallikattu; the protests are by many organisations, many of those from abroad.”

If you want to know about jallikattu, ask people who have bulls, he adds. “A decade ago, there were 9 lakh bulls, but now there are only 60,000. It is only due to our ignorance. Jallikattu is our identity. It more than entertainment; it is a livelihood.”

Aadhi, who hails from Coimbatore and has forayed into films as a composer too, is well-known for his love for Tamil and has mentioned poet Bharathiyar in many of his works.

Watch the film here:


Our code of editorial values

null
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Sep 10, 2021 1:40:37 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Hiphop-Aadhi-makes-short-film-on-Jallikattu/article14404871.ece

Next Story