Sunday, March 12, 2006

Sivaji's Bad Guy

Actor Suman has been chosen to play the villain in Sivaji. Considering that actors like Mohanlal were talked about as candidates for the role, this comes as a bit of a disappointment.

8 Comments:

At 8:10 PM, Blogger Prasanna said...

absolutely right bb. When i read abt this in The Hindu, it was a bit of dissapointment for me too. But u cannot blame the actors too.If the person gets to play the villain role and he is projected like Ramya in Padayappa or Vijayashanthi in Mannan, then probably nay one wld have accepted the role. Seems even Satyaraj was asked and he agreed provided Rajini acts as the villain in his next movie!!!! This was wat he said.I feel that unlike Mani, Shankar is pretty bad in casting. An example of this wld be Manisha in Mudhalvan. She was a very bad choice. Lets see how Suman performs. Hope he proves to be a good choice.

 
At 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suman is a pretty good actor. I last show him acting as Allu Arjun's(nephew of Chiranjeevi) father in the telugu superhit Aarya.

But in a way, Mohanlal rejecting the film is good. I find that putting to many big stars in a movie, especially tamil movie, rarely brings justice to all of them.

The last time I saw a Tamil film with two leads that left a great impression on the audience is Thalapathi.

-Kajan

 
At 12:52 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

I too not able to digest Suman as a villian in the highly expected Sivaji..But I thot of Satyaraj..If satyaraj will act as villian in that, we can expect good actions in the movie..As prasanna said, if they able to justice this, then OK..

 
At 1:41 AM, Blogger Ram C said...

Prakashraj could have been an apt choice... Not sure if Suman can do justice to this offer. Surprised to note that AVM didn't want to pay so much (!!) money to Nana patekar / Prakash Raj. Considering the expected business (should be around 50 crore Rs.), they could have committed to either one of these two guys.

 
At 6:59 AM, Blogger Filbert said...

True Balaji, the announcement did come as a bit of disappointment. But as Kajan said, having someone like Mohanlal or Nana Patekar as the villain makes the film all the more huge. And lets just hope that Suman turns in a performance of his lifetime and takes us by surprise.

 
At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would've have voted for Raghuvaran.. there's something about him that makes him shine in a Rajini film (and Mudhalvan wasn't so shabby either!).. He is still a fine performer, despite the fact that his personal problems have eaten him up over the years.. Surely, he would've been cheaper to cast than Prakashraj or Nana Patekar..

Hmmm.. and Prasanna.. you thought Manisha was a bad choice in casting, I thought Sada was the worst of all in Anniyan. I never knew any actress had so much teeth when she smiled.. UGGGGGLY!.. to put it lightly!..

Having chosen Suman might have been a sensible move (considering the hype it would have generated if they had gone for NP or PR).. he may have finally gotten the break that he has been looking for all these years.. Who knows?.. This casting might have a gold mine in store that we all don't realize right now.. Remember, Rajini, Shankar & AVM are all shrewd businessmen, at the end of the day..

 
At 10:55 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

prasanna, u're right. mohanlal said in the rediff interview that it was an interesting role and he would've done if not for the bulk dates shankar wanted...

kajan, my disappointment was based solely on the fact that mohanlal was considered for the role and didn't have anything to do with suman as an actor. its been a long time since i've seen him on screen. as long as he does a good job i'll be happy :)

ramc, yeah considering its AVM and the amt of business they're gonna do, calling any amount a big salary seems strange!

filbert, true. its huge enough as it is i guess :)

sandya, yeah. didnt think of him but raghuvaran would've been a good choice. talking of him, been awhile since i saw him in any movie i think...

another factor in picking suman is probably the telugu audience's familiarity with him. rajni's always tried to make his movies acceptable in teluguland too. so picking suman fits that too :)

 
At 11:34 PM, Blogger Kaps said...

BTW Pattimandram speaker Raja (the lean guy with a specs) has been chosen as Shriya's dad (Rajini's FIL). I'm sure he'll add to the comedy.

 

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