If you are a fan of Tamil cinema, then Kamal Haasan is a name that needs no introduction at all. During his highly illustrious career, the superstar has won the love of fans thanks to his gripping performances and charming personality. Today, as Haasan turns a year older, we take a quick look at why ‘Ulaga Nayagan’ is not just a star but the very personification of excellence.
Haasan is an outspoken individual: The veteran actor has never really shied away from voicing his opinion on burning issues, Moreover, Haasan is someone who loves questioning status quo. This became amply clear when he accused the Tamil Nadu state government of indulging in corruption and damaging the state’s reputation. We got further proof of this when he spoke out in favour of ‘Mersal’ and said that there was no need to remove the GST joke.
Haasan is multi-talented: During his successful career, Haasan has not only acted in films but has also proved his mettle as a filmmaker by wielding the mic for films like ‘Hey Ram’. The veteran has also proved his mettle as a singer, storyteller and lyricist, proving that he is one multi-faceted person. To make things even better, he recently hosted the TV show ‘Bigg Boss Tamil’ and added another feather to his cap.
He is versatility personified: A careful look at Haasan’s filmography reveals that Haasan has never really hesitated to experiment with his onscreen image. And, as a result, he has done films belonging to diverse genres. On one hand, he has been a part of comedies like ‘Chachi 420’ and ‘Mumbai Xpress’. On the other hand, he has enthralled us with his performances in hard-hitting films such as ‘Mahanadi’ and ‘Vishwaroopam’. Similarly, he has also played simple and relatable characters in films like ‘Moodram Pirai’ and ‘Saagar’.Now, that’s what we call range!
Haasan is a pan-India figure: Haasan mania is in no way limited to Tamil films alone. A Universal star in every sense of the word, he has also worked in notable, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam films. His most popular Hindi films are ‘Sadma’ and ‘Ek Dujje Ke Liye’. Similarly, his most prominent Telugu films include ‘Maro Charitra’, ‘Sagara Sangamam’. ‘Swathi Muthyam’ and ‘Eenadu’ to name just a few. Interestingly, he has also worked in a Bengali film titled ‘Kabita’.So, for him, language is not a barrier.
We wish Kamal Haasan a happy birthday and hope that he finds success in all his upcoming ventures. So, which is your favourite Ulaga Nayagan starrer? Tell us in the space below.