'Karnan': Unpacking the myths and metaphors in Mari Selvaraj's film

'Karnan': Unpacking the myths and metaphors in Mari Selvaraj's film
Film CommentaryFrom the metaphor of the donkey and the kite to parallels with the 'Mahabharata', there is much to unpack in Mari Selvaraj's 'Karnan'. Sowmya Rajendran*Major spoilers ahead In the village of Podiyankulam, a little donkey hops on the road, its front legs tied with a rope. Nobody takes notice of it. They understand that the donkey's legs have been tied to prevent it from running, going where its heart takes it. It's normal to treat it that way, the people believe. But not Karnan (Dhanush). Every time he sees the donkey, he is bothered by its bondage. The fact that it is not free. Mari Selvaraj, the director of Karnan, also frequently shows us shots of human legs, starting from the beginning when a child lies writhing on the road in the middle of an epileptic fit. There are no ropes around the
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