with the monotony of saccharine sweet love stories
and family dramas threaten to take over our senses
in Kollywood, comes a welcome breeze, a trendsetter
of sorts in the name of Sasi. If you had noticed
of late, Sasi is flag-bearing a silent revolution,
the one illustrating its presence rising above
the world of mediocrity.
few took notice when Subramaniapuram released,
but when it catapulted its way to super success
it’s hard not to pay heed. With that born
an inimitable talent, what others would profess
as non-hero material with rugged looks and coarse
demeanor, yet a hard-hitting one. Sure shot success
is assured for people who manage to hit the bull’s
eye with their creations, in other words, whose
target is uncompromised. Sasi stands proof for
His directorial-acting debut in the unassuming
Subramaniapuram went on to create box-office records,
smashing the existing ones. The
success, however, did not
influence his decisions in future course of actions.
case scenario, Sasi would have been starring in a dozen
Subramaniapuram look-alike movies. But he’s no
average Joe. He produced Pasanga immediately after,
hardly a commercial potboiler, to emphasize his versatility.
Pasanga, directed by one of his allies Pandiraj, is
one of the successful movies of the first quarter that
has had a silent success for its beautiful treatment
of sensitive issues and neat performances. Sasi’s
latest Nadodigal is running full-houses where he plays
a friend who epitomizes the word friendship. Nadodigal
is on its way to record success.
A cursory look at Sashi’s career reveals a stark
resemblance to, perhaps, Pandiyarajan or Parthiban’s.
After their successful stint as Assistants to Bhagyaraj,
they went on to create some memorable movies initially.
Panidiarajan’s Aan Paavam, Manaivi Ready and Kanni
Raasi showed promising potential. But his career fizzled
out when success took over and he strayed into the world
of mediocrity with movies that put a splotch on his
CV. Ditto with Parthiban. Seran is another talent in
the similar lines. However, he has certain limitations
and his experiments, like Maya Kannadi, received lukewarm
response proving his limits.
But hey, Sasi is not the one to limit himself inside
the vicious circle of monotony. Here he is, with two
acting successes on his CV in very little time, but
his next venture is directorial in which he’s
not starring. Like how obvious can his indifference
to success be? That’s Sasi for you.
in a recent interview, proudly announced that Sasi is
a self-made talent while the others in the field have
a strong fan-base. For instance - Surya, Ajith and Vijay.
And Sasi’s popularity is growing day in and day
out and it wouldn’t hurt to call him an all rounder.
if you thought Sasi is reminiscent of Kamal’s
earlier days in Tamil cinema, you are right. He’s.
He’s redefining the world versatility in Tamil
cinema and doing it in style, one step at a time. And
I say it with such unfaltering conviction since I don’t
see any competitor in sight for him.
Wish him luck!
Sudhakar, with inputs from Prathap.)
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