Don's timeline in Tamil cinema
The 'Anjaan' fever is at the peak, Tamil cinema is going to witness one more Don in the name of 'Raju Bhai'. On this occasion, IndiaGlitz, presents you some of the memorable Don saga in the past via a slide show. Do comment your favorite character and movie; if we've missed out on any movies do quote them as well.
“Dark and sinister, a movie that would leave a permanent mark in your mind for a long time”. One of Myskkin’ prized jewel till date banks of how a man could succumb to defeat and take a different path altogether.
The first ever neo-noir film in the history of Tamil cinema. Even before its official release in TN, the movie bagged Grand Jury Award for best film at the South Asian International Film Festival and garnered overwhelming positive reviews. It went to achieve two National Film Awards for Editing & Best First Film of a Director.
“Tamil cinema’s answer to Underworld mafia comes in the form Superstar’s Baasha!” There are a hundred reasons why this movie falls on the list of “Movies to watch before you die” and one amongst them is Rajini’s portrayal of the Don of Mumbai who sends fear gripping down the entire underworld.
The first ever official remake of Superstar Rajinikanth, but Ajith's charisma has ensured there are no traces from original 'Billa'. Yuvan's brilliant music and world class cinematography from, Nirav Shah have contributed to the success of this gangster-thriller.
Thala’s Dheena by AR Murugadoss surprised the audience with a difference, and the movie was whistling all the way. “A local goon who faces an uphill task against his brother with all the masala ingredients sums up Dheena.”
The movie Gemini ran for a long time, one for “O Podu” and the other for Vikram’s stellar performance as a local dada. A thug who cares for nothing, changes over circumstances into a new leaf: that’s Gemini folks.
“The new kid in the block, drafts a unique attempt on the life of a gangster”. Karthik Subburaj’s script takes the hero chair, for the movie just takes turns in revealing thrills and fun with subplots infused within its 3 hour run.
Nayagan - Sathya
Kamal Hassan’s nayagan was portrayed as the India’s answer to “Godfather” and this movie sort of catapulted a series of cult status to forthcoming movies. If Naayagan was about a self righteous don, Sathya was about a thug and his rough attitude. Both the movies are a must watch for its mean portrayal.
The organized underworld crime thriller was something new to Tamil audiences in 2006. Arya & Bharath gave their best & it is Yuvan, who maintained the mood with his skillful music. After this movie, Vishnuvardhan went on to become one of the stylish movie maker in Kollywood.
After this movie, people started believing that it's not the muscles and rough looks that make a rowdy, but with guts even the leanest lad in the town could take the “Larger than life” role. “By far this is one of the most realistic thug movies made till date, a thug who becomes one by chance and what he ends up as”
“Clumsy, funny and yet daring is the dark and humorous “Soodhu Kavum”. Never will you love a gangster movie for its fun as Nalan’s entertaining story telling sends the audience in guffaws of laughter till the end sequence.