July 28, 2011

There have been some legendary rivalries in the history of Tamil cinema which the average moviegoer will confidently rattle off as MGR – Sivaji, Rajini – Kamal, Vijay – Ajith, Vikram – Suriya, and now Dhanush – STR. The stars in question for the most part view their rivals as healthy competitors and try not to fuel the flames of the intense rivalry that blazes between opposing fans. To prevent things from turning ugly, star competitors are for the most part willing to say generous things about their rivals, make guest appearances in each other’s films and generally put up a show of camaraderie. Heroine sharing is another thing they do so that no ill will is generated.

In the black and white era, the leading ladies of the day like Saroja Devi, Padmini would be seen alternately in MGR as well as Sivaji’s films. The trend continues to this day.

Rajini – Kamal

Sri Devi and Sripriya were the heroines most favored by these Superstars in their younger days and for every two films either of them did with Rajini or Kamal two more will follow opposite the other one. The duo continues to share heroines with Soundarya, Rambha, Jyotika, Manisha Koirala being some of the lucky lasses.

Vijay – Ajith

Trisha, Nayanthara, and Asin have been the heroines who have been allotted equal number of films with two of the top – ranked stars for this generation. Trisha has done Tirupaachi, Gilli, and Aadhi with Vijay and then followed it up with Ji, Kireedam with Ajith. Asin had Sivakasi with Vijay and Varalaru with Ajith. Nayanthara did Billa and Aegan with Ajith, and Villu with Vijay.

Vikram – Suriya

These reel life rivals recently released films with the same heroine. Anushka did Singam with Suriya and was seen in a powerful role in Vikram’s Deiva Thirumagal. Jo and Trisha have also shared screen space with both the stars.

Dhanush – STR

Nayanthara was seen in STR’s Vallavan where they shared sizzling chemistry. Her next outing was Yaaradi Nee Mohini where she played the object of Dhanush’s affection.

Suriya – Karthi

Suriya and Karthi are not considered onscreen rivals but they do have a penchant for sharing heroines in the true spirit of brotherhood. Tamannah did Ayan with Suriya which was a smash hit and then did Paiya and Siruthai with Karthi. Both the films were hits so she proved she was a lucky mascot for the brothers. Kajal Agarwal did Naan Mahaan Alla with Karthi and has been roped in for Maatran with Suriya.

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