As the dictionary meaning of the word aura suggests, these men/women have that distinctive intangible quality in their very make that charms others. What I say is entirely different from the the craze that people have when someone goes to top. This is rather more of a recognition given even before the world accepts them.It may be the charm and attraction that K.Balachandar saw in Rajni when he was working as a conductor,it may be in the manner Sachin Tendulkar was celebrated like their own dear child by the whole of Mumbai in the days of him playing for Shardha Vidhyashram. Even few contemporaries like Michael Jackson, Roger Federer and to an extent some pop stars like Selena Gomez too fall under the category of receiving excessive love from people.You might wonder,why am I suddenly talking about all this?.The reason is that this blog is about one such person.
After all this, it is needless to say whom I am talking about.Yet let me pronounce.This post is about Ajith Kumar as a dedication for his Birthday earlier this month.For those people not from Tamil Nadu and for those few people from Tamil Nadu who don't know to recognize talents and honest men,let me say who actually is Ajith?.
Mugavari was the first of the movie that made me notice him.It shed light on his deep and intense acting skills.There are two roles that are hard to perform even for a skilled actor.One is to do a role that is not ordinary like a mentally disturbed person and the other is to act as a very ordinary person.Oddly most difficult thing for a human being is to be human and be ordinary.That is why Vishnu's incarnation as Ram is respected a notch above as that of the incarnation of Krishna simply because Vishnu as Ram did not use his holy,divine power.Him being normal human, which is difficult, made Ram a thoroughly worshiped and most revered god.As such Ajith with out punch dialogues and without his Sweet-teen like handsome look purely marketed his acting skills in that movie which made me follow him. Eventhough Vaali and Amarkalam were mutli-million grossers,in my opinion, I would say Mugavari was his turning point as an actor.
How far would one go and to what extent one would commit himself for doing something he loves?.Ajith simply answered that question after some 12 years of a carreer marred with ups and lows and an in-fame racing escapade that kept him out of cinema for a brief time through an epic movie Varalaaru aka Godfather.He came back with that movie all guns blazing revising the benchmark for class acting.He reaffirmed himself as a star,a star that is much more big and shiny than what it appears through 3 different roles including an-eyebrow-raising classical dancer (being a bad dancer )character with a predominant feminine demeanor.Cross-Gender acting is not a famous form and not many have succeeded even internationally, but he did it in style .
That role, done with almost a near perfect technique by all standards was nothing short of a master piece.But personally I was astounded by the psycho character who wants to avenge his father.If you look at the above clip you will know it.Especially the close up shot from 3.13 to 3.53.Portraying mentally disturbed characters demonstrates an actor's deep acting skills. Right from Guna Kamal to Moondram Pirai Sree Devi to Anniyan Vikram to Internationally acclaimed I am Sam(original version od Dheiva thirumagan) Sean penn everyone who wanted to go to the next level of acting did such roles.Ajith has done that twice in Varalaaru and in Villain with greater poise.
More to add, in the above clip with regard to the close up shot one can notice the tapestry of emotions displayed like rage,frustration,childish joy, hardheadedness, sense of revenge expressed in a 7-8 year old child's mannerism.Out and out his face and its expressions induces all those emotions without any annotation or any other external emotions.Ajith slowly transfigures close to 4 emotions in a matter of 40 sec .That is what you call real acting.If there is one thing for which I'm his die hard fan then it would be for this kinda depth and complexity in his acting.
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