VADIRAJ HOMBAL digs up a YouTube video of Spice Telecom’s Miss Lingo Leela (“SSLC passed but currently unemplaayed”) colloquial class campaign created by Senthil Kumar, Velu Shankar and Priya Ganapathy for Radio City, Bangalore.
The less-than-a-minute spots were done to introduce “outsiders” in Bangalore to the unknown facets of the “locals longuage” in a fun way, but eventually ended up riling Kannada activists and writers for treating the language lightly.
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Did they rile the so-called “Kannada activists” (whatever that label means) because they were produced by “Senthil Kumar, Velu Shankar and Priya Ganapathy”???
I hope not.
I hope they riled the activists because the spots are so silly they seem to be aimed at individuals with an IQ of 70. Kannadigas deserve better.
compared to the heavy treatment gandhinagara gives to kannada, this light treatment is way more observant, respectful and brilliant in its usage of kannada.
i thought the whole series was brilliantly written. for exampal for a series written by a guy, he’s captured langa davani, geetan appan duDDu, model urvashi’s dressage tolk excellently.
to make IQ 170.
JHINCHAAK ge yenu kammi yilla …
check out the dialogue ‘what man, you are wearing a hot seere….’
two bit mindless writing would have it hot soree. you see lingo leela is primarily ‘a deligent teachar and propogater of locals langvage.’
LOL…this IS funny!!!
yivaru asha latha kanree
cheap stuff. which kannadiga speaks english with a mallu/tamil mixed accent?
Just to get some facts right whether you like Lingo Leela or not:
The entire fun series was conceived, created, written, produced and executed by a female – Priya Ganapathy, after discussing the radio idea/concept with Velu Shankar at RadioCity in 2002.
Incidentally, she is not a Tamilian, but a Kannadiga who knows and speaks colloquial Bangalore Kannada. If anyone else claims to have written it, he/she is lying… Bari VOllu! And that goes for Senthil Kumar too, who had NOTHING to do with the script writing or production. He was part of the agency handling the client – Spice.
Regarding the Tamil-Mallu accent, either you are a bad judge of accents or have not met many simple Kannadigas or not a fan of Kannada movies where they speak English! Sisya, Happy Journey on your trip of language discovery. No point in being more stiff-upper-lip than the Brits about how Kannadigas speak the Queen’s language! It is good to laugh at ourselves once in a while.