Multifaceted star Kamal Haasan turns 62 on Monday, November 7. The actor, who started his career as a child artiste, has been a part of many critically-acclaimed films as well as commercial hits at the box office.
On his special day, we list 10 of the memorable movies in his career.
Nayagan: Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan's Nayagan is a landmark movie not just in Kollywood, but in Indian cinema. The classic presentation backed by Kamal Haasan's flawless performance remained the biggest highlight of the movie. In fact, this flick created a new wave in action-oriented films in South India.
Swati Mutyam: K Vishwanath's Swati Mutyam is touted to be the Indian version of Tom Hanks-starrer Forrest Gump. The story clashes with the existing socio-cultural traditions through the eyes of an autistic man played by Kamal Haasan. The movie made it to Oscars in the year 1986.
Pushpaka Vimana: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao's Pushpaka Vimana was a black comedy and a silent movie made in 1987. The story revolves around the struggles of a young graduate in the pre-liberalization era.
16 Vayathinile: It is the directorial debut of P Bharathiraja, who is one of the finest filmmakers of Kollywood. It was a trend-setting film in many ways and majorly for completely being shot outdoors. Kamal Haasan had shared screen presence with Rajinikanth and Sridevi and it was also Rajini's first colour film. The movie, set in a rural backdrop, was a blockbuster at the box office.
Thevar Magan: The story was about a feudal father and modern son. Bharathan had directed the movie that narrates how the hero was forced to give up on his dreams and love to protect his village.
Indian: This movie, directed by Shankar, is about an old man turning vigilante to clean up the system by removing corruption. Kamal Haasan in two different characters of a father and a son impressed viewers.
Apoorva Sagodharargal: It was a comedy-drama film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. Appu played by Kamal wore a clown's mask to show a cheerful face to the world though he is weeping inside.
Apoorva Raagangal: Legendary K Balachander's creation was a controversial film that examines relationships between people with wide age gaps that questioned our social system.
Guna: It is one of the most underrated movies of Kamal Haasan. The complicated story tries to prove that love is divine. Although the movie bombed at the box office, the story and Kamal Haasan as an innocent schizophrenic were widely appreciated by people in the later years.
Avvai Shanmughi: It was a Tamil remake of the American comedy film, Mrs Doubtfire. The movie was appreciated for its good story and Kamal Haasan stunned audience with his role of a cross dressing nanny.