Kravmaga Sreeram has portrayed all the leading politicians of Tamil Nadu as ‘minions,’

Flix Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 18:14

Ever imagined what a Tamil Nadu politician would look like as a popular animated cartoon? How would they look dancing to pop tunes in their miniature form?

In a series titled ‘Sanions’, Chennai-based designer Kravmaga Sreeram has portrayed all the leading politicians of Tamil Nadu as ‘minions,’ the animated cartoon created by Universal Pictures.

Commissioned by an AIADMK affiliate, the series features DMK Chief M Karunanidhi, DMK Treasurer MK Stalin, DMDK’s Vijayakant,and even his wife Premalatha Vijayakant as minions.

Karunanidhi

Vijayakant

Stalin

Thirumavalavan

Premalatha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi are also represented.

Modi

“The AIADMK affiliate came up with the idea to strike a chord with youngsters and on social media. I had to watch the films and correlate the characters with the politicians,” says Sreeram, to The News Minute.

He went on to add that he had most fun sketching PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss. Not only does minion Anbumani wear a white buttoned-up shirt, he is also accessorized with a microphone. “Anbumani has been imitating Steve Jobs in his campaign speeches this year. Portraying his smiling face, with Job’s body language was challenging but fun,” says Sreeram. While Anbumani is his favourite, the people’s favourite has been Vijayakant, with ‘Captain’ minion getting the maximum likes on Facebook.

The conspicuous absentee from the minion representation is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. “I have no political affiliations. But since this was a commissioned project, I was under some stipulation. I would love to take up the challenge of designing her as a minion. But after elections, perhaps,” concludes the artist.

Sreeram has been a visual designer for more than three decades now. Having worked as an art director previously, Sreeram is now a martial arts instructor and a freelance designer.

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