Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Tamil Actors and Looks

What is the deal with that? It always seems to function in an inverse law. Good looking actors almost always never make it and bad looking actors are idolized. I am trying to rationalize this:

1. People who watch the movies want to relate to the people on-screen and since most Tamil people see themselves in Vijaykanth, Vijay, Sathyaraj, Karan, and so many others.

2. People of Tamil Nadu adjust with everything. They do not complain much...

3. People enjoy seeing ordinary people also make it big and saying power dialogues...Like in most Vijay or Vijaykanth movies you can hear a dialogue that goes like, "poor people like us are silent usually but once provoke we will rise and destroy the rich," and this makes the poor dude feel happy and he goes home content.

Enough of rationalizing...I seriously believe that Tamil movie desperately needs a decent looking hero for a change...Lets analyze this...

Decently good looking heroes like Suresh, Karthik are all old now...Kamal is fat and old, Rajni was never known for his looks and what are we left with? Vijaykanth and Sathyaraj from the 70's and 80's...So that was okay because by now we are used to these faces...If someone tries to convince me that Sarathkumar is good looking I will get so mad and I might do something irrational.

Then happens 90's...Whom do we get? Vijay and Ajith...Well Ajith used to be decent upto Vali after which he became fat and then thin and basically joined the rest of the Ugly hero gang...What about Vijay? Do I need to even explain? He is certainly an upgrade from Vijaykanth but nothing better...

Still okay. Then Surya happened and Vikram re-happened...they are decent but nothing to compare with the likes of Hrithik or Salman...But what about actors like Karan, Ramesh (Jeeva's brother), SibiRaj (Sathyaraj's son), and so on and so forth...In the end it just seems like in the Tamil industry we compete to see who is uglier...

No wonder...Seriously no wonder the north Indians think that the South Indians do not have a great taste...We must do something about this...Again if someone tells me that Abbas is a decent looker...My irrational behavior will get to a peak...

But to the defense of the ugly south Indian actors they can: Act, dance, and sometimes be nice too, few of them are linked with the Mafia, and few of them have their personal lives postered in public, they arrive at the shooting spot on time, very punctual, and can do math (don't know why but had to add it there so I can stereotype South Indians).

Anyways, I hope some rich producer reads this blog and invests in getting some good looking guy who can act. Again that does not mean he should look and act like Salman...That will be sad but he can look like Sallu or Hrithik and act like Vikram...Which I think will be the perfect combination...Just one last touch up will be that this actor should not be too fair or too dark but the perfect shade of brown...Yes...That's what we in the South want...

2 comments:

Supriya said...

Hey forgot the prize winners on the Ugy Squad. Dhanush, Vishal, that hero in 'Pauthiveeran' and numerous other sons of producers.

VJ-C said...

mugathai parkathey agathai paar.... atharkumale nadipai paar.... we do accept very few actors arnt really fit for this job. tamil film industry is a service industry, we make movies to entertain the public not to satisfy personal fantasies.
"beauty is in the eye of the beholder" "ugly sees ugly"