combo back in Dasavatharam!
Two movies that have kept cinema buffs
speculating are Rajni's Sivaji and
Kamal's Dasavatharam. Even as people
wonder who the ten heroines of the
film will be (as Kamal is touted to
play ten different roles!), one sure
actor who will definitely be a part
of this venture is the actor Jayaram.
It is a well-known fact that the Jayaram,
KS Ravikumar and Kamal combination
share a rare kind of camaraderie that
has given them a success like Tenali.
fact, Jayaram and Kamal's friendship began
many years ago during the filming of Chanakyan,
a Malayalam film where Kamal played the
lead with Urmila Matonkar. Jayaram, was
making his debut in the industry then and
acted as a mimicry artist in the film, and
since he was already known across the state
of Kerala for his mimicry prowess, the role
was befitting Jayaram's fame.
The film was the starting point for their
strong bond, and it is said that Jayaram's
addictive sense of humour is what beguiled
Kamal, and formed the basis for a friendship
that is strong even today.
Years after that first film, a series of
Tamil films like Tenali, Panchatantram,
and now the much-sought after Dasavatharam,
Jayaram has become an actor to lookout for
in Kamal's comedy capers. In fact, in a
recent interview, Jayaram talks about the
rare chemistry he shares with Kamal and
with KS Ravikumar too.
"We shot the film Tenali in just
25 days and it was an absolutely amazing
experience! Most of the scenes we
would improvise in the last minute!
I think it was the spontaneity that
worked for the film, as I still remember,
K S Ravikumar would set up the scene,
give us a brief background on what
the incident was, and that was it.
We would simply improvise and because
Kamal and I share the same comedy
wavelength, the results were hilarious
situations that were finally filmed.
And of course, I have to mention that
Ravikumar is an amazing person, as
he always gave us the freedom to improvise."
Dasavatharam, this is what he says: "Yes
I have been approached for a role in the
movie, and I actually don't even know what
the role is! Frankly, I am not worried or
bothered by it either. Even if I have an
insignificant role, I would never give up
the opportunity of working with Kamal and
watch him act. That is something I love
Well, Jayaram and Kamal sure are lucky to
have chanced upon the formula for successful
comedy situations. With KS Ravikumar also
in the scene, Dasavatharam promises to be
a laughter riot.