The art of drama is best complemented by appropriate props, sets and make-up. Kamal Haasan is one actor who has always pushed the boundaries in terms of cinematic challenges, be it with his physique and fitness or with his roles. He has advocated the use of high-end make-up and technology to add the missing link to his characters. And the results have been awesome. In this article, we meet Kamal Haasan in ten of his most awe-inspiring avatars. Tenth one is the best..so don’t miss it!
10. Appu Raja
In a double role as a hero and a dwarf, he made every one fall head over heels for him. Well, literally.
9. Hey Ram
A patriot who kills Mahatma Gandhi, Kamal Haasan plays the role of Nathuram Godse, the man who could not bear the loss of his Muslim friend to partition.
Ten different avatars and twenty different dialects to carry each off, Kamal Haasan used prosthetic make-up in all diverse forms to create magic on screen.
Simple yet serious, this form of Kamal Haasan speaks less, works more and feels the most pain in the movie. If you have not watched him, you have not watched Indian cinema at its best.
6. Anbe Sivam
An entirely different persona of Kamal Haasan comes forth with this movie where he mentors Madhavan in succeeding to get his love.
A dancer and a killer, these are the two forms of Kamal Haasan that we see in this movie. And let us not forget, he strikes gold yet once again with his dance
Father and son duo played by the one and only Kamal Haasan. This was the first movie to bring technicians, make-up artists and camerawork on the same level as actors, directors and producers. Challenges and awards galore!
Flexes and reflexes were the only two words we thought of when we saw this double role of a normal man and his psychotic twin brother who wants to kill him.
2. Indrudu Chandrudu
The cunning mayor and the charming hero – yet another double role that brought out Kamal Haasan’s dedication to cinema at its best.
1. Chachi 420
The brilliant take on problems faced by divorcing couples and how a husband tries to fake the role of a woman to be close to his children, Kamal Haasan made everyone roll with laughter with his genius.
There you are with our tribute to the maestro in art, make-up and acting. Virumaandi is another respectable mention that could not make it to this list due to lack of strength in story and success of the movie. But overall, whenever Kamal Haasan is before the camera lens, we have loads of action and entertainment to look forward to. Don’t you think so?