Poll: After Kamal Haasan remarks on Saint Thyagaraja, musicians want him to apologise; Do you think he should?

After the live interview between Kamal Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi, Carnatic musicians have now signed petitions seeing apology from Kamal Haasan for his comment on Saint Thyagaraja.
Poll After Kamal Haasan remarks on Saint Thyagaraja, musicians want him to apologise; Do you think he shouldPoll After Kamal Haasan remarks on Saint Thyagaraja, musicians want him to apologise; Do you think he should
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Kamal Haasan's recent live conversation with Vijay Sethupathi on Instagram went viral and it was the talk of the town for the past two weeks. The interview titled Thalaivan Irukkindran even sparked reports which claimed that Vijay Sethupathi will be seen as the lead actor in Kamal Haasan’s upcoming film Thalaivan Irukkindran. While several things were discussed during the interaction, and it was all lauded by film critics, few things did not go well with some. During the online interview, the duo discussed a number of issues from politics to his films. However, Kamal Haasan’s alleged offensive comment on Saint Thyagaraja was slammed by Carnatic musicians. Now, several Carnatic musicians and fans are signing petitions seeking an open apology from the actor for the comment.

The petition was initiated by Palghat Ramprasad, a well-known Carnatic singer. It was mentioned in his petition, “Every Carnatic musician, regardless of how they exhibit their affiliation to the outside world, deep within themselves know that they owe every bit of their basic livelihood and professional success, to Sri Thyagaraja’s contribution to Carnatic music. The specific reference to Thyagaraja and Lord Rama, also suggests the negatively pointed target on a specific religion/caste, which is indeed an insult to the followers of this faith."

For the unversed, Kamal Haasan reportedly stated in the video that Saint Thyagaraja was ‘begging in praise of Lord Rama’. In the petition, Palghat Ramprasad has claimed that the comment of Kamal Haasan had deeply hurt the followers of Thyagaraja. He also stated that the Carnatic singers owe to Thyagaraja for their livelihood and professional success. More than 5,000 people have signed this petition, and now it is going viral on social media, with many sharing the petition and urging people to sign the same. This also includes some popular names in the Carnatic music field. Take the poll below to let us know what you think Kamal Haasan should do.

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Anonymous 2 months ago

Nobody is competent to comment on a great personality like Thyagarajar who has sung in praise of Lord Rama,an incarnation of Narayana,who is the cause of creation,preservation and dissolution of the Universe

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kalmal Hasan himself is a piece of S_ _ _! U media people don't elevate him unnecessarily!

Anonymous 2 months ago

True..i agree..kaamahasan is not worthy of a person...he is self obs pathethic perverted bas***d.

Anonymous 2 months ago

No question of Apology at all.. Why should anyone apologize for calling you a** a a**? Begging is a integral part of this community.. When their chirdren wear the sacred thread for first time,in that ceremony they are expected to ask biksha (beg) as a part of ceremony. They do this to get rid of ego which stands between them and attaining God consciousness. The same as been done by Saints and the great tyagarajar. We cooks say it as asking for alms (having divine purpose to be begging).. Anyway.. It is know that you will be called a beggar if you beg or ask food on streets and this is the ego that has they have to let go and not be bothered about being called a beggar. Now if you expect to apologize for calling him a beggar, then isn't that egotistical? Aren't you belittling the great tyarajar? Think about it after having your curd rice.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Mad man. He will realize soon.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I had some respect for Kamalhasan as a good Bharata Natyam dancer, which brought him laurels in pictures like 'Sagara Sangamam'. No doubt in cine field he had multi faceted talents, as seen 'Dasavatara'. I feel that just because he is in waning stage in popularity and do utter some nonsensical dialogues to generate debates mentioning his name frequently, this type of psychology signals 'out of balance mind' and benign stage of insanity in insulting stalwarts of rich Indian cultural heritage. Let him come to me, I can counseling to him the value of his taking birth in this holy land. Let him read any of my 'divinepersuit' blog consisting 186 articles. He wiould repent for himself . God Bless him with 'spiritual enlightenment' - the invaluable treasure of ancient India.

Anonymous 2 months ago

There is a limit and he should stop these non-sense of commenting Hindus. He should apologize and we should start ignoring his movies and party.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kaamahasan is a ba***d

Anonymous 2 months ago

You can also stop commenting.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He Kamalhasan things he is the ultimate & keeps on giving statement against the wishes of the HINDU community. Here again he has stated against the likes of the entire community who treat Saint Thayagargar as their God & Guru. He had to apologise for this statement & let us all take a pledge not to support his movies or his TV SHOWS neither his political party. This is the time to show our strength and say you are not at all a person for whom we will support

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamala Hasan should apologize. Taking advantage of Hindus' tolerance, he has blatantly denigrated one of the greatest saints of carnatic music. Moreover, his views are most likely to influence those of his fans; he should be more careful about what he expresses in public and should not misuse this power to target a specific community. His cine achievements and fame give him no right to denounce the divinity of ancient Indian saints. He should apologize to not only carnatic music but also Indian culture at large to redeem himself in people's eyes

Anonymous 2 months ago

Have YOU apologized to people for all the mistakes you have made? Have you ever said "I'M SORRY" to the people you have hurt?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Need not appologise. Why ? Because soon He is destined to beg. Then he will repent Till his last days

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamala Hasan should apologise and then keep his mouth shut. Whenever he speaks a controvarsy breaks out. It is always better to keep his shitting mouth shut for peace!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kaamahassam should juz liplock

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamal Hasan showed both his ignorance and contempt for the Saint Thyagaraja. When the saint was offered huge money by a king in return for composing songs in the kings praise, he refused the king's allurements. Now Kamal Haasan has no hesitation in saying he would do whatever it took gain money, bungalows etc. To say like Kamal Haasan did, that "I will not beg like Thyagaraja" is nothing but disgusting. Kamal Haasan has no without moral scruples and he has no right to hurt the sentiments of people. He should apologize. But he won't. Because many politicians feel that that you can make a career in politics by abusing Hindu icons.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes. He have to apologize for this. Thyagarajar swamy is a man who sings for Rama and gets food and that's a culture named Unchavarthi. He does this for Bhakthi that he had towards Rama. He have never earned for gold and wealth etc. He sings " Rama Bhakthi Samraajya ". Kamal sir has earned a lot out of eagerness for money and wealth. Not for a good purpose. He doesn't have any rights to talk about great people. Useless fellows should never talk about great people. He must apologize.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes. He should.

Anonymous 2 months ago

ALL ACTORS ARE BEGGARS THEY BEG BEFORE SPECTATORS FOR MONEY AND POPULARITY

Anonymous 2 months ago

All actors are beggers they beg before spectators for money and popularity

Anonymous 2 months ago

Somewhere down the years because he wanted to look like a hard core leftists he has forgotten what his ancestors sought as Brahmins . Their life's goal p was -- gyaani and tyaagi ( seekers of knowledge and people who strived to give up worldly attachements / possessions) However kamal Hassan is so engrossed in seeking , acquiring and enjoying worldly possessions that he cannot appreciate what Saint Tyagaraja Swami is . He requires another birth only as no amount of condemnation will change his thinking

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kazhuthaikku undo karpoora vasanai. Bandar kya janey adrak ka swad. Don't give any importance to such people.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should tender apology to have hurt sentiments of people who adore the great saint.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He is a person of very cheap taste and calibre. Wants to become a public figure by foulmouthing a great saint, who is respected and worshipped by millions. He will be no better by apologising.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ignore him as you ignore an insane .Do not waste time with ignorant in human

Anonymous 2 months ago

But you're doing the opposite. Why are you here? Insane much?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes..he must apologize..he is loosing his sanity because of old age.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He is an Unindian acting as an Indian.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He is a true Indian at heart unlike you. All you know how to do is hate.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Disagree that he 'owes' an apology. At the very least, it is his opinion. Others need not agree with him, but that still does not make an apology necessary. Apologies cannot be forced. Disheartening to see regressive thinking.

Anonymous 2 months ago

It is better he does not enter into the field not concerned to him.His dirty comments have made him more dirtier than he is.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He not only should apologize but also should stop talking

Anonymous 2 months ago

You should stop talking.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Not really! Much as I revere St Thayagaraja,I want to draw your attention to what TM Krishna also felt on carnatic music being the matter of right of the Brahmins only.Im a Brahmin too..Let's not get worked up over everything that ppl say..ppl have opi inons and they have a rt to air it.In fact many have foul mouthed Kamalahasan..is that something to proud of..one has called him a m**********r we think what we are ,Rt?

Anonymous 2 months ago

This fellow who cannot understand the divinity of Saint Thygaraja, and goes about making stupid comments deserves no attention. The man seems has no brain. Opportunist comments

Anonymous 2 months ago

Idiot Should apologize

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamal s main problem s he thinks that he s most intelligent. Actually he s a stupid at the core. Being an atheist, he s delivering unparliamentary words unnecessarily tarnishing his very small remaining reputation to nil now. Kadavul nanaichaa dhan nee kadavulaiyae unara mudiyum. Kamal saagarathu kulla andhaa time avaruku varum. Avan indri oru anuvum asaiyadhu. Aambalai ya irundha, Vera religious persons pathi , Kamal ha pesa sollunga . Bayam. He shd àpologise for his words. He s almost now moron

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologise on his derogatory remarks over the great saint Thiyaga Brahmam.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes,i have been is fan as actor,now i hate him,he doesn't have rights to talk about the great saint & he is targetting our Hindu's,begger i will ensure my circle doesn't vote him also

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes. He should apologize without any further delay.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologise. Otherwise we will not vote for him in elections.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He is not worthy to seek an apology. Will we argue with a mentally handicapped person ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologise

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should die very soon....

Anonymous 2 months ago

Is this what Saint Thayagaraja taught you through his music?

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologize for hos adverse remark.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Not necessary, because an apology from a person who does not have any knowledge of the MARGA will be an insult to the whole universe. (It is irrelevant here to mention that he is a fine actor.)

Anonymous 2 months ago

I am a music lover. Everyone knows the effect of spitting on the face of Sun. It is only "barking dogs seldom bite". Ignore the illiterate.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He can only comment on Hinduism and related things bcoz he is paid christian and his brother also on Vatican payroll so dont expect ignore the stupid . He has gone mad long back .

Anonymous 2 months ago

How do you know this? Are you a spy?

Anonymous 2 months ago

he is an atheist !!! your soooooooooooooo ignorant honestly!!! crazy human being ! either know the facts and talk else please help us a favour and zip it

Anonymous 2 months ago

All these Tyagaraja loving people should focus on listening to his great Keith is. They are unnecessarily wasting their time worrying about what Kamal said in his own way. I am sure he did not intend to insult the great composer in Telugu even though he lived in Tamil Nadu most of his life. Leave Kamal be. He can do more good to TN than others.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Waste of time. The will of God the all pervading presense of divinity doesn't dim by non recognition of ignorant children. Likewise Saint Thyagaraja's place in history can't be tarnished by provocations of passersby.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Definitely he should mention an apology live in media

Anonymous 2 months ago

He must say Apologize

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should Apologize and also punishable

Anonymous 2 months ago

In my view he needs to apologise or at lease express regret. He prefers to comment only on Hindu religion though there are several questionable practices in other religions too, which shows his hypocratic mnd.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamal Haasan should apologise for his stupid remark!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Wish it was him instead of Irfan Khan!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Wish it was you instead of Irrfan Khan.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologize. And, he should not repeat this type of stuff.

Anonymous 2 months ago

It is just ignore him. He will kill himself. He is already so isolated. Just ignore him

Anonymous 2 months ago

Let's ignore you.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes...Kamalhasan must openly apologize for his comment .I had high esteem on him..but his recent negative comments on Hinduism, made me against him.It is suspecious that whether he gets money from Christian group for his political survival and inturn tarnishes Hinduism.Such action to be confirmed ,it true, such people living on Hindus support and hurting the same to be punished.

Anonymous 2 months ago

hes an atheist and why would he require to take money from anyone! do you even know how much hes worth??

Anonymous 2 months ago

Just out of curiosity... All that people who have been commenting on Kamal... Surprised to find so many musicians out there... Great.... But why is everyone anonymous? Not a single person brave enough to reveal his name. Is it the norm of the site or the cat got their tongues. Be bold in what you stand for.... Right or wrong.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Because people like you harass people like us.

Anonymous 2 months ago

why you are anonymus?

Anonymous 2 months ago

You need brains to understand Thyagaraja. Kamal Hassan is a actor, not an intellectual, nor a man of wisdom.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He is totally ignorant of the significance of the practice of taking alms by the devout Hindus. He calls it as begging since his knowledge is limited to begging. He does not have any business to comment on this great saint and his spiritual practice of Unchavirthi . Had he commented on the saints of other religions, he would have torn into pieces by now. At least respecting the strong sentiments expressed by the followers of saint Thyagaraja ,he should apologise for his irresponsible comments.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Of course he should. But v can never expect such a noble deed from a christian propagandist.

Anonymous 2 months ago

These people should be ignored. They have no respect for culture and say whatever their masters say. Ignore them, boycot them

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes, so why are you commenting then. Be true to your word and keep your mouth shut.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Of course..he has to ask for apology. No one has the right to hurt any one's religious sentiments. Understood mr. Kamal?

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologize

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologize

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamal Hassan is a very arrogant person from the very first impression I got about him. He could be a good actor. But he is not a good human being. He will also not apologize knowing his nature. The loose tongue of his is unfortunate.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He need not to apologise, history and truth always will hurt somebody's blind believes, Kamal always pinpoint the truths after he throughly study the history and obviously he could produce the proof. And more over the people should take the useful and essence of the interview, actually nowadays people mentality developed in a way to criticize everything on the basis of religious, caste & etc. They were interacting for to develop their business. What the purpose people hell they are objecting, there's any use. Ooh go and do your jobs... Jobless fellows

Anonymous 2 months ago

Writing so much U can do the same idiot

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes! He Should Apologise

Anonymous 2 months ago

It was indeed a stupid, uninformed comment from an uneducated upstart. No doubt. But why pull the Saint down to the level of having to receive an apology from a third rate muff?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yep!

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should have immediately given a statement saying at least sorry for the comment, may be inadvertently. Nevertheless he should say sorry and apologize if necessary. That would have lifted his morale. Having lead a more or less successful career in cinema field, he should lead a relaxed life instead of starting a political party.

Anonymous 2 months ago

When he has openly admitted he is propagating Christianity for money, one can not expect a dignified speech from him. If VHS or RSS were to offer more money, will he switch side? Prostitution of the highest order.

Anonymous 2 months ago

When did he say this? You're a liar. A born Chanakya- rithi liar.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamal Haasan always makes silly comments on stalwarts in their respective fields. He should keep his feet on the ground instead of keeping it in air. He should apologise and all his films should be boycotted.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamalahasan is a stupid illiterate. You cannot expect good things from him.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamal Hassan is illiterate. Wow!

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologize

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamal might have slipped his tongue while talking about the greatest personality who taught us how to praise the Lord Sri Rama centuries ago. Kamal cannot be a successful practitioner in politics if does not respect Thyagarajah Swamy.

Anonymous 2 months ago

When he was acting he had done many roles. This hippocrite acted in many God worshipping scenes. When he gained name, fame, money and with political entry he started to talk all rubbish things. We enjoyed his acting. It does not mean people will accept all his blasphemy. His utterance about the saint is highly condemabable and need uprising against it. If he is an atheist better, he can keep it with him. No need to push it on the people, because they are more knowledgeable than him.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think people should ignore him, just like RA GA, as someone mentioned. His comments are just for publicity to be in the news, that is all. I only wish newspapers and media should refrain publishing anything of him. Other than a few diehard fans, no one will take him seriously. He should take birth seven times even to utter the name of St. Tyagaraja.hnk

Anonymous 2 months ago

And you will take birth 398 times.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Though Kamalhasan himself a and patronises Idiotic and stupid ideology of Black shirt Brigade of Tamilnadu which off late has become only Brahmin basing brigade, he knows Carnatic music and if I am not wrong he was tutored by Shri Balamuralikrishna. I do not think he should have really meant any offence while uttering the word "Pichai" which has only come in the flow. May be he should have used the word instead of "Unjhivarthi" to explain another Black shirt brigade sympathiser and a Social media alleged Christian convert (I can be corrected if what social media is wrong) Vijay Sethupathi who may not understand the word "Unghivarthi". Though I can give the benefit of doubt to Kamalhasan, still Kamalhasan should understand that even if he has used that word inadvertently, we should not keep quite and have to show our protest even if he has not meant it. I am sure, he will be provoked by all the protests, and as an idiot he will start Justifying using the word because he is fundamentally an idiotically rebellious nature sometimes.

Anonymous 2 months ago

No he should not He never ment to insult the saint

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lol. No Tamilian feelings have been hurt, only BJP, RSS Bakths and some stupidly idiotic Bhramins's are creating an issue out of nothing. If Thiyagaraja didn't beg, what did he do then?? Even now all these Carnatic singers do is sing and take money in big auditoriums rather than begging for food. The BJP IT cell and the mindless idiotic Bhramin community should stop forwarding stupid & useless Petitions which is not going to do anything. Know your place Bhramins, this is not 1950s, you can never get on the top ever again in Tamil Nadu. Finally, I am myself a Hindu, so don't paint Jesus on me and get satisfied with that!

Anonymous 2 months ago

You have exposed the cultural and caste arrogance that demands that everyone fall in line with and follow what you want- whether it is your superiority regarding vegetarianism, language, social class etc.

Anonymous 2 months ago

A majority of Hindus eat meat Einstein. Sixty to seventy percent or more Indians eat meat. And the majority population in India is Hindu.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Food ascetic spotted.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I myself am not a Brahmin!but thanks to that community! Atleast we do not eat anything and everything that moves and do not spread diseases!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Andddd we believe u!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamal Hassan should not only apologise publicly but also stop playing second fiddle to DMK in all the issues including Anti Hindu comments !

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes.He should apologise.

Anonymous 2 months ago

T M Menon

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamal Haasan should apologise for his stupid remark!

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologize publicly, next time he should not open his mouth against Hindu Dharma. Stupid malahasan.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologize. He should stop thinking he is very great above all. He has achieved more in cinema and should take rest. Live with the huge money he has earned. Stop commenting irrelevant things.

Anonymous 2 months ago

It is unfortunate that off late Kamal Hasan has lost his brain and doesn't know what he talks about. He needs to respect the feeling of other religion and he thinks it is a fashion to criticize hinduism which he needs to abstain from. S.Radhakrishnan

Anonymous 2 months ago

Stupid Kamal must apologise to all the Hindus

Anonymous 2 months ago

By asking this question, we r making this man unreasonably big. If he is a human being, he should apologize as Thiaga Brahman & this fellow do not have any equation. By his comment, he does not even realize he is wounding mind of millions of people. So cheap Kamal is & has been.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Best to ignore such comments and throw it into the dustbin Kamal does not deserve this publicity The great Saint Thyagaraja's greatness does not in the least get affected by such lowly comments

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should apologise to.this world.

Anonymous 2 months ago

To your upper caste world?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Saint Thyagaraja did not beg anyone. He shunned the patronage of kings and the rich. He sought the blessings of Lord Rama. He "begged" the Lord to shower His karuna and premamrutha on him. Surely, kamal hasan will be meted the strongest punishment by Lord Rama the protector of Saint Thyagaraja

Anonymous 2 months ago

Legendary actor is becoming a shame symbol of Hinduism, people who are coward target only one religion that is Hinduism and it's cultural symbols

Anonymous 2 months ago

He needs to be careful in uttering a word on Demi God s like saint Thyagaraja. He himself was a student of Carnatic music having learnt it from renowned musicians. So he has done this with utmost knowledge of what he is saying. This is unpardonable.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes. He should apologize

Anonymous 2 months ago

Anonymous He should beg for apology, as he had committed a sin by talking about the persons and subjects much beyond his capacity and knowledge of understanding, as he is a narrow minded two legged creature

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kamal thinks he knows everything. He confuses people with jargon. He should apologize.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes, He should be sorry

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