Management lessons from AAP’s showing
In each and every event and situation there is a lesson to be learnt. We only miss that very often. If we are willing and be prepared to learn then we can always connect the events or the outcomes with the Management Principles. But, even the so called Geniuses miss this. Take for example the Film 'Ravanan' by Manirathnam. Why it failed? Whereas he was very successful in 'Thalapathi'. Why? Thalapathi is the story of Karnan and Dhuriyothanan. He just narrated the story as in the Epics. It received the acceptance of the Society. He just utilized the Strength of that Epic and the strength of that Character "KARNAN".
Ravanan is the story of Ramayana. This nation believed in that epic for centuries together and the respect they have for Sita and Rama is some thing great. In such a circumstances if he is going to portrait Sita loves Ravana - do you think that the people will agree that? There may be difference of opinion about the 'Agnipravesh'. I do agree that Rama demanding an 'Agnipravesh' by Sita is unacceptable in today's parlance. But, still lakhs and lakhs of people take Ramayana and its versus as watchword. So, trying to change the belief of the people proved him costlier.
Coming to the strength of Aishwarya - her beauty, did he materialize that? He has missed the chance even in the film 'Iruvar'. But whereas the film 'Jeans' en-cashed it. Maniratnam is not an ordinary Director. He is a Management Graduate and he knows about 'SWOT' analysis. In spite of that he has not paid much attention to that aspect.
To conclude, Management Lessons are there every where. Many a times we miss it first and then realize that mistake by that time it is too late and too costlier. -KRG