Disclaimer: This is written in good spirit. Writing a letter like this has become inevitable because Puri has stated that CGTR was made with good intentions (and not just for entertainment). The views expressed in this open letter have nothing to do with the objections being raised by Telangana vadis. The letter is apolitical; it is an imaginary letter which may be seen as reflecting the righteous indignation of an ordinary citizen. Pawan may nor may not react to views, the readers may or may not like it, but the letter only gives some ponderables - nothing more, nothing less.
Dear Power Star,
In your many interviews, you came across as a thinking person who has read the literature of fiery patriots such as Swami Vivekananda. Then, how could you not find the dialogue where you ask '... asalu Telugu Talli Bharata Mata ku emi avutundi' outrageously lousy and uncultured? Do you know that millions in India and in Andhra Pradesh every morning sing the national song 'Vande Mataram' and 'Maa Telugu Talliki' with devotion? Do you not know that many patriots Balagangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi invoked the imagery of Bharata Mata to inspire millions during the Freedom Movement?
What exactly did your director want to say through the interview scene involving the characters of Rambabu and Gundakka? It was neither constructive nor sensible. If Gundakka is a self-serving, hollow politician fooling women in the name of politics, your character should have exposed her and suggested what could be done to raise the status of women. Far from it, Rambabu seems to believe that women are asserting themselves rather needlessly. Also, does quoting a proverb like 'Adadi adadaniki shatruvu' serve any purpose? What do you want to say through this?
Rambabu quotes Karl Marx in the climax speech. Earlier in that speech, Rambabu doubts the intellectual capacity of the masses to hold correct political opinions. Is it Rambabu's case that we should carry on with our lives and not bother about what America does or what our Prime Minister does? Do you not know that Marx advocated politicization of the masses as a necessary pre-condition for their liberation? If you have any respect left for Che Guevara, please do not use the portrait of the great man in films like this one.