Monday, June 16, 2008

Make-up


Recognize the actor(its the same actor portraying younger and old versions of the same Chinese man) in the above photos? Though Kamal went all the way to Hollywood to find a make-up man for Dasaavathaaram, he obviously didn't end up with the best in the business(probably - and understandably - due to budget constraints). Can't help wondering how those 10 characters, especially the foreign ones, would've looked if the man behind this actor's transformation had worked on Kamal...

29 Comments:

At 11:16 PM, Blogger Bart said...

Not sure of the actor but its good makeup for sure (Tommy lee jones??).
Hmm.. Dasavatharam. if only..
What's there next? Naan kadavul?! There's already gas floating around on BharathiRaja's Bommalaattam (BR says Nana Patekar will certainly will national award :))
Hmm. If only Dasa...

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger arun said...

is that Mark Wahlberg?

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger Zero said...

Looks like Mark Wahlberg to me too.

 
At 12:12 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

bart, no not tommy lee jones. haven't heard much about 'bommalaattam' but hope its sees BR return to form :)

arun/zero, now that u mention, it, esp. the first photo, does look like wahlberg. but no, not him :)

 
At 12:55 AM, Blogger visithra said...

lets not even talk about the horrible make up in dasavatharam

looks like jim carrey?

 
At 2:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balaji,
Is this Eddie Murphy?

Sreela.

 
At 2:59 AM, Anonymous karthik said...

Nicholas Cage?

 
At 4:24 AM, Blogger anantha said...

Kamal seems to think Michael Westmore is god. Someone should help him get rid of that latex fixation.

 
At 5:28 AM, Anonymous arun said...

Eddit Murphy.
But, Wow!

 
At 6:40 AM, Anonymous silanthimanithan said...

There is a very prominent impression artist in the US that uses a combination of makeup, body language and voice modulation to bring alive different characters. He has made skillful impressions of GW Bush, Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger and you really have to look hard to convince yourself that these are not real.

His name is Steve Bridges and his website is http://www.stevebridges.com.

He has appeared as President Bush on the same stage as the Bush and parodying successfully. I am sure he does not even spend a fraction of what they spend for dasavathaaram, sivaji and a whole slew of "High Budget" trash that Shankar makes. The problem is, in the quest for grandeur, our film makers lose sight of a cohesive script and importantly a Story(as in the case of Sivaji). The focus seems to then be solely on just the empty shell - Songs, Cinematography, sets etc.

 
At 7:11 AM, Anonymous ram said...

thats not mark wahlberg?!?! wow! i thought, "if someone else has already mentioned mw, i am not going to post it again" but looks like i am wrong...wow...who is it? looks very much like mw...
ivan yaaro?

 
At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jackie chan?

 
At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jet li

 
At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that Brad Pitt in "The curious case of Benjamin Button"? I saw the trailer when I went for Indiana Jones.

Kumar

 
At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops...that is Eddie Murphy in Norbit. But do check out the make up for Brad Pitt in Benjamin Button..amazing!!

Kumar

 
At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is Brad Pitt in "The curious case of...". I remember seeing this in the trailer.

-San

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger mitr_bayarea said...

Balaji-

can you disclose who the actor is..

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Srivatsan Sridharan said...

Matt Damon? :-)

 
At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Bee said...

Looks like Brad Pitt... waiting 4 ur answer :)

 
At 1:04 PM, Anonymous APALA said...

It's Eddie Murphy in that horrible NORBIT!

You folks don't worry about DASAVATHARAM! It's ruling the BO and that's EXACTLY what Kamal wanted. It's just that some of you - being Rajni fans - the "despise" is understandable!

Again as I said earlier, Kamal-ji don't have to waste his energy in Hey!Ram, Anbe Sivam, Mahanadhi etc., for you guys to appreciate it after 10-15 years! He should just stick to masala film for general public -who is better than these double-standard educated hypocrites!

Dasa rules! Read the papers?!!!! Check them out!
If Hindi version comes, it would make even more money!

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger Srivatsan Sridharan said...

apala, so much feelings :) Relax

BO success and failures are quite normal. If the movie runs it's good for everybody. Kamal himself might be used to it these days :)

As some one told Oscar Ravi will not face same situation as Dhanu (Aalavandhan). There is no other movie (atleast in Tamil) unless Baradhiraja comes up with super dooper bommalaatam :)

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

Sreela, arun, kumar, apala got it right. that's eddie murphy in 'norbit'. he's had some amazing disguises right from 'coming to america' days :)

 
At 1:40 AM, Blogger Friendly Stranger said...

The older one looks fine but the younger one frankly looks like o rang u tang!

 
At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting article...

http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-articles/movies-07/dasavatharam-18-06-08.html

 
At 1:49 PM, Anonymous vijay said...

Balaji, I am not sure if you noticed this
http://sify.com/movies/imagegallery/galleryDetail.php?hcategory=13733818&hgallery=14697475

I am surprised. I thought that in Kuselan, which is relatively smaller scale compared to Sivaji with less money being invested in makeups and such, and with P.Vasu being at the helm rather than Shankar, Rajni will probably look even older than he did in Sivaji. But he looks even younger in these stills. Just thought that you being a big fan you might be pleased to see these stills :-) Reminds of you of the Mannan days.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Srivatsan Sridharan said...

Vijay,

Yes Chance illa, superstar looks awesome, seems he has even lost a bit of weight.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Filbert said...

Balaji, waiting for your post on the new Kuselan stills :) Thalaivar looks amazing!!

 
At 9:11 PM, Blogger skanda said...

Tats Eddie Murphy????Totally unreconizable, i thought it was Tommy Lee Jones grown old...Damm good makeup....If "Dasa" had a bigger budget, Kamal could have afforded this make upman..

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger Kartikey said...

you have answered the question...budget constraints. 100 crores is a lot for India, not for some international films

 

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