dynamic four heroes of Kollywood
is the buzzword in Kollywood
these days. No one is sitting
around with their signature
style of films and acting for
very long. Everyone is trying
their hand at something very
different from time to time.
The recent success of some very
offbeat and unexplored themes
in Tamil cinema has set the
ball rolling in the right direction.
Poi Solla Porom, Naan Kadavul,
Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu are all
examples of movies which stood
out for their uniqueness in
terms of theme and treatment.
Now, everyone wants to have
something novel in each of their
films, perhaps not groundbreaking
or non-mainstream, but definitely
something different - get ups,
dialects, make up or even the
It is glad to know that the
forthcoming films of most of
heroes will have something new on offer
for the audiences. Kamal Haasan has been
Indian cinema’s ambassador of experimentation,
so we are not discussing his films here.
We are talking about the forthcoming films
of Ajith, Vijay, Dhanush and Silambarasan.
What’s so different in their new films,
one might ask? Well, here are some things
that might stand out once the films make
it to the screen.
First, Ajith’s Asal. From what we
have heard and garnered, Ajith will be playing
an international don, sounds familiar! Does
ring a bell, it reminds us of Billa. But
Ajith, known for a lot of makeovers or experiments
with his looks, has decided to go for a
very striking feature this time –
the handlebar sideburns. We have seen a
few snaps of him sporting a semblance of
what we might get to see in the movie, it
sure does look good. While being reminiscent
of Kamal’s absolutely huge sideburns
from Virumaandi, these will definitely lend
a novel feel to Ajith’s already handsome
looks. Let’s hope that the positive
vibes of the new look rubs off on the movie
Vijay has already got cracking with Vettaikaran,
shooting began in early March. There are
all the makings of a regular Vijay entertainer.
But, Ilaiya Thalapathi too will be making
a few very noticeable changes to his looks.
Information from the unit suggests that
he will be seen in more than one get-up
in the movie and that one of the get-ups
will have Vijay sporting a flowing mane.
Now, that is most definitely a first for
Vijay and will be eagerly looked forward
to by his fans. However, unlike Ajith’s
Asal look, the details of Vijay’s
new look have yet to be decided. We will
have to wait for confirmation.
Then there is Dhanush who is leaving his
comfort zone – Chennai. Most of Dhanush’s
successful movies have been based in the
city with the actor playing the typical
irresponsible youth, mouthing the local
slang to perfection. It has become a trademark
Dhanush trait. But, this time he has chosen
to go in for an experiment, leaving the
city roads for the rustic lanes of Madurai
and a more turbulent story with Aadukalam.
The change of base to Madurai also necessitates
a sea change in Tamil slang; Dhanush has
reportedly trained hard to get the perfect
Silambarasan is going in for a very normal
appearance doing away with the style quotient
to a large extent in Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya.
His fans generally love his flamboyance
and style on screen, but he decided that
the director’s vision of the character
was right and thus will come across as a
very simple young professional.
That’s what the top young heroes of
Kollywood are up to at the moment. They
sure are trying to be dynamic enough to
keep the audience interested. The audience
is in for something new in 2009; let’s
hope all of them are liked.