Tamil Nadu politics is an intriguing as Game of Thrones

Dravidian Game of Thrones Imagining Tamil politics in the battle for Westeros
Flix Satire Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 12:01

By Srivatsan S

Power, family ties, and deep-seated loyalty among supporters are just some of the characteristics that govern Tamil Nadu’s politics. They are also the foundation of George RR Martin’s best-selling book series and its famous television adaptation ‘Game of Throne’. So, as ardent followers of Dravidian politics and the HBO series, it’s perhaps only fitting that we match Tamil Nadu’s leading politicians to our favourite GoT characters.


“It’s all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honour...but family” –Tywin Lannister.

Kalaignar Karunanidhi as Tywin Lannister. Although, this Lannister owes a lot of debt.


“There are no men like me” –Jaime Lannister.

Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, who cannot be the King. M.K Stalin as Jaime Lannister.


“Everyone who isn’t us is an enemy” –Cersei Lannister.

 Walk of Shame and 2G should suffice. Kanimozhi as Cersei Lannister.


“Whatever their price I’ll beat it. I like living” –Tyrion Lannister.

He’s a rebel and a product of ignominy as his father claims. M.K Alagiri as Tyrion Lannister.


“I will take what is mine with fire and blood” –Daenerys Targaryen

 She is not the mother of dragons but dominance. J.Jayalalitha as Daenerys Targaryen. Also, one might recall the scene from “Adimai Penn” as she’s the breaker of chains. And, “Mhysa” means “amma”.


“No one can survive in this world without help” –Ser Jorah. Ser Jorah has to be O.Paneerselvam for his loyalty to the ‘Khaleesi’.


“Your grace” –Missandei.

She has proved her loyalty to the Queen even during the disproportionate case.  Sasikala as Missandei.


“I will risk everything to get what I want” –Lord Petyr Baelish.

He’s cunning and served both the houses and wants to sit on the throne independently. Vijayakanth as Lord Petyr Baelish.


“Sadly my lord, I never forget a thing” –Lord Varys.

One word, sarcasm. Also, he has “little birds” all over the continent. Cho Ramaswamy as Lord Varys.


“Life is strange. Not many years ago we fought as enemies” –Barristan Selmy.

Lord Commander of the Kingsguard who has served the DMK all his life. One cannot question his fidelity and has been succeeded by the Lannister family. Anbazhagan as Barrsitan Selmy.