"A Malaysian minister has called for suicide scenes to be cut from imported Indian films, amidst concerns that they are leading to copy-cat incidents."Reading this bit of news makes me want to kill myself.
The BBC article makes an interesting observation: "Suicides are said to be a common dramatic feature in Indian films, especially those made for Tamil audiences.
Those damn elitist Tamilians! Never satisfied with old-fashioned dramatic features like murder, rape and torture in their movies!
Don't be too hasty in dismissing "copycat incidents" though. This one time, after watching a lovely Ozu film, I did something horrible: I sat on the floor, sipped my tea and gazed at a closed window for a full four minutes. Then I stood up, walked over to the other side of the window and took a deep breath. Ha ha.