Thursday, September 17, 2009

Saluting a Legend – Kamal Haasan

The legendary actor, Kamal Haasan, completed 50 years as an actor last month. In these fifty years, Kamal Haasan has given us great visual feast through his amazing acting skills. Here is a collection of 10 movies of Kamal Haasan that I liked most.


I am not sure how many times I have watched this movie – Nayagan. The Time magazine has listed this movie in the all time 100 best film list in 2005. This movie directed by Mani Ratnam narrates the story of Sakthivelu Nayakar enacted to perfection by Kamal Haasan. Kamal Haasan won the best actor national award for this movie.


This movie in which Kamal Haasan acts in double role as Chandru and Senapathy, was nominated by India as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards in 1996. This movie also won Kamal Haasan the national award for the best actor.

Thevar Magan

When three legends join hands together, the product will be a great classic. Thevar Maghan is the fine example of that. The trio of director Bharathan, great Shivaji Ganeshan and Kamal Haasan gave us a classic in the form of the movie Thevar Magan that will be cherished by all the people who love cinema.

Sagara Sangamam

This movie in Telugu narrates the life of a classic dancer who failed to achieve greatness. This movie directed by another great K Viswanath shows Kamal Haasan’s command in Indian Classical Dances. See the scene below. I don’t think any one other than Kamal can enact this to such perfection.

16 Vayathinile

This Bharathiraja film has Kamal Haasan acting as mentally retarded. The movie that also stars Rajnikanth and Sridevi was the first movie to be shot completed outdoors. Great movie and great acting by all stars especially by Kamal Haasan.

Michael Madana Kamarajan

The film were Kamal Haasan portrays four roles is one of the most hilarious movies ever to hit the screen. His portray of four different characters shows his versatility as an actor.

Moondram Pirai

The last movie Sridevi and Kamal Haasan acted together, this movie also fetched him the national best actor award. This movie released in 1982 is one of the masterpiece of Kamal Haasan.

Apoorva Sahodharangal

A movie where Kamal acted as a dwarf man was one of the biggest hits in Kamal’s career. Another movie that shows us how great an actor he is.

Avai Shanmughi

One needs an extra ordinary talent to act as a lady in the entire movie and that is what Kamal has done in the movie Avai Shanmughi. How naturally he enacted that role, you have to see that to believe it.


Any time you see this movie, you will forget everything and laugh. You see this thousand times and even then you won’t feel bored.

I always like to believe – the best of this great actor Kamal Haasan is yet to come!

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Blogger Nikhil Narayanan said...

You missed Pushpak(a Vimanam)


September 17, 2009 6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Mahanadhi is one of his best movies.


September 17, 2009 6:56 AM  
Blogger PoP said...

Brijesh, you should also see this. See him as an Intelligent Artist. Character names in Kamal’s Movie

September 28, 2009 3:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anbe sivam , alavandhan , Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu , GUNA , Punnagai Mannan

October 14, 2009 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unnal Mudiyum Thambi, Sathya

October 14, 2009 7:31 PM  

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