That Kamal Haasan has inspired many actors and filmmakers in Kollywood is an open secret. And now, top Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino admitted that he was inspired by the Ulaganayagan.
In an interaction with ace Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap, Tarantino said he had seen Kamal's 'Aalavandhan' and was inspired to use comics for his 'Kill Bill' series for the most gruesome scenes.
Kamal, while accepting Tarantino's compliment, said in an interview: "When I did the animation action sequence 12 years ago it was seen as self-indulgent and odd by a lot of people. Now that it has been endorsed by a filmmaker of such brilliance, critics will be kinder to some of the things I attempt in my films."
It was way back in 2001 Kamal Haasan did an 'Aalavandhan' ('Abhay' in Hindi) where he played a dangerous psychopath. In this movie, Kamal used graphic sequences to portray the violence.