"HOPE SURIYA-THE ACTOR DOESN'T SUFFER LIKE RAJINI -THE ACTOR"
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By Behindwoods Visitor Yashwanth Chandrashekhar
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Dear Behindwoods.

I'm a regular visitor and a fond follower of Behindwoods over the last 3 yrs. In the last couple of years, I have seen the meteoric rise of Suriya. I also have immense pride in showing Tamil films now, to my Indian friends from north of the Vindhyas and have them sit up and take notice. Having grown around various parts of the country, I follow multiple movie industries and I don't see the sheer variety and excitement, as seen in the Tamil industry, elsewhere! And a welcome change in seeing some beautiful dusky skinned talent in recent times! Proud to be a Tamilian all the more now!

I'm a BIG fan of the 'Sivakumar maindhargal' Suriya and now Karthi! Suriya's been an actor to look out for to me, from his Nerukku Ner days, when he stood shoulder to shoulder with the established Vijay, and shared screen space with a stalwart Raghuvaran. From the 'Also ran' hero who couldn't shake a leg, to an awesome dancer, a glimpse of which was first seen in Mounam Pesiyadhe, his hard work showed in his products My respects towards him grew manifold with every movie he acted in barring the few he selected out of inexperience right after his debut.. He started delivering enjoyable hits! Mounam pesiyadhe, Nanda, kaakha kaakha and Pithamagan (in which I felt he stole the show right under Vikram's nose).Aayudha ezhuthu made me his follower,
Mani Ratnam
and then Ghajini nailed it! Never did he let his act repeat, be it commercial potboilers like Aaru, or Vel or the funny Perazhagan and Maayavi. I showed Vaaranam Aayiram to an audience of north Indian friends and acted as a proud translator. But post VA, I see a drop in Suriya's film qualities. Ayan was a welcome break with a commercial release after a very demanding VA. Something similar to Aaru after Ghajini. But the movies that followed have also not been anything special to talk about for Suriya-the actor, not the star. Be it Aadhavan or Singam, while there is no doubting Suriya's effort, the story line doesn't seem much better than Vijay films, with all due respects to the genre. He has carried over his shoulders these films' flaws, especially Aadhavan. Hope he doesn't get stereotyped and suffer like Rajinikanth -The Actor. Would definitely like to see him in, say, a negative role, or an out and out comedy which would give some fodder to his histrionic skills.

Another point that I don't find in many reviews (or in any review at all(?!)) is a mention of his newly found fashion sense. I found his costumes in Ghajini songs gaudy and out of sorts. But then, post Sillunnu oru kaadhal, there seems to be a magic touch (Jyo's?). His styles are all international. From his straight/skinny jeans to his leather shoes especially in songs of Aadhavan. They were mind blowing. His hair styles have also been really up to date as per international standards! Here's another thing Suriya is doing in Kamal's way...Trend setting. Hope to see the Chennai youth in equally trendy outfits and styles the next time I come down to India.

And last but not the least, here’s best of Wishes from an ardent follower for his newly born (son) and newly conceived (ezham arivu)!

Thanks and Regards,

Yashwanth Chandrashekhar
yashwanthcshekhar@gmail.com

Tags : Rajinikanth, Suriya, Ajith, Vikram

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