From Sivaji Ganesan in ‘Oru Yathra Mozhi’ to Sarathkumar in ‘Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja,’ a look back at performances by predominantly Tamil-language actors who got characters we still remember them by in Malayalam cinema
K Balachander and Sridhar were two filmmakers who used the actor in consistently challenging roles: he fit easily into them because his on-screen persona was like water, capable of taking the shape of the vessel
Sivaji Ganesan as the Big B, Suriya as SRK and GVM replacing Farhan Akhtar for the Dil Chahta Hai remake. As blasphemous as this may sound, here’s a back-of-the-school bus conversation we’ve all indulged in at some point in time.
This 1970 melodrama is a great place to begin looking for Sivaji Ganesan’s transition point from an actor who elevated a scene to someone who needed to keep acting far beyond the requirements of a scene.
Tamil cinema has focussed on social and economic disparities between lovers, rarely throwing the spotlight on their relationship. However, films such as Adutha Veetu Penn, Mozhi and Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi have stuck to their romcom roots.