Monday, July 23, 2007

Sivaji's CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest.

The major medical clincher of Rajini's block-o-buster 'Sivaji - The Boss' is the advanced CPR procedure on the Superstar to get back from the dead. Was this medical marvel, (a regular in English med serials) a first on tamil screen? Not really, tamil movies have always did a proper job in copying than its northern cousin, the Bollywood. The Prabu starrer ‘Nalalya Saithi’ lifted the scene from the Hollywood sci-fi ‘The Abyss’, with then bomb-shell Kushbu doing the CPR with her bare fists. Big bang blows after blows activate Prabhu’s heart.

Now the most typical question from a superstar fan, how long can a human body survive after a cardiac arrest, medically 4-6 mins., but in a movies Hollywood horror film ‘The Frighteners’, the hero is sent to the undead world to find the truth about the dead villain for about half an hour, till the heroine performed CPR on a frozen dead hero.

So when Hollywood can, our Superstar can. Superhero equals Superstar. It’s always our Superstar Rajini.

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