Well well, what now?? A reader, Ravi Menon, from Malaysia tipped me about an announcement being made today by AK Antony, the present day defense minister. A movie about VK Krishna Menon is being launched with Naseeruddin Shah in the lead, scripted by Shashi Tharoor & ex diplomat TP Srinivasan. Rajmohan Pillai is producing the movie and R Sarath directs it. The movie is titled ‘Krisha’.
Fans of Tharoor may recall Tharoor’s portrayal of Menon’s character in his book “The Great Indian Novel”. It was here that Tharoor first portrayed Menon as Krishna. My guess is that Tharoor’s interest in Menon continued, but I am not so sure that the public will stomach it.
Meanwhile, my study on VK Krishna Menon continues…I now have at hand the book on Menon written by TJS George. Between the other books (Janaki Ram, Madhavan Kutty, MI5 files & many articles) and this, I voiced my thoughts on Menon to many, hearing in reply, almost always that they were simply amazed by my interest in ‘that loser’. Many asked, how can you like that man? Most of them told me that they disliked him simply because he was an arrogant person who loved nobody.
However, I really enjoyed reading the recent article that Shashi Tharoor wrote in the Hindu, about Menon. It is titled ‘An Unusual life’. Tharoor aptly said - Krishna Menon's approach was not calculated to win friends, but it did influence people.
For those interested, GVK has a blog on Menon where you can also read the usual ‘he was an idiot’ rants from readers.
My previous articles on Menon
An undiplomatic diplomat
The reluctant politician