Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's the 4DK Animalympics! Round 17



The Subliminal Marmoset from Pyasa Shaitan

Skill Set: The way he just... looks at you.

Pyasa Shaitan is filled with images that are at once hard for the mind to grasp yet impossible to unremember, and of all of them, the Subliminal Marmoset is the most indelible. Sure, he's just a still photograph that was probably clipped out of some old copy of National Geographic. And, yes, he's just one of many random visuals that Joginder throws at his audience to distract them from the fact that he has simply taken an old Kamal Hassan film and inserted lots of footage of boobs and himself yelling at the camera into it. But, people, let it go; star quality is star quality, and this little guy definitely has that certain je ne sais quoi that makes him stand out from the crowd. We think it's the eyes.

4 comments:

Beth said...

I think the blue-ish tinge is key. Only really weird mammals are BLUE.

Todd said...

Seeing as this was a Joginder film, that makes two really weird mammals in one movie. Though I remember him being mostly red. And yelling.

LadyOscar said...

Agh! Now I need to see this film!

I think he looks like an owl monkey (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=owl+monkey&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g1g-m1) rather than a marmoset, but I'm happy either way. (My domain name is marmosets.net, but my machine at work is Aotus, the genus of the owl monkey.) Cute!

Keith said...

He also appears in Harinam Singh's Gumnam Qatil. And I bet he pops up elsewhere, making him the hardest working still photograph in Bollywood.