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From Iruvar to Singam: 5 best performances of Prakash Raj in Tamil cinema – Times Now

5 best performances of Prakash Raj in Tamil cinema

5 best performances of Prakash Raj in Tamil cinema&  | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspTwitter

Key Highlights

  • Prakash Raj made his debut in Kollywood cinema with Duet in 1994, directed by K. Balachander
  • He had played the antagonist for the first time in Ghilli, which featured Vijay
  • The actor played the antagonist in Singam that gave him a lot of fame

Prakash Raj is a well-known figure in the Indian film industry and his versatile performances are loved by many hearts. He has acted in more than 200 films in all four South Indian languages as well as in Hindi. He made his debut in Kollywood cinema with Duet in 1994, directed by K. Balachander, and since then, has been a commercially successful film star in the Tamil film industry.

Apart from his acting skills, Prakash Raj made his mark as a director and produced several superhit films under his banner. The multitalented actor has won 5 National Awards and 5 Filmfare Awards for his immeasurable contribution to cinema across several languages. He has also won 4 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and one state award as the best character actor. 

His many performances in his career spanning over three decades are worth remembering. Here, we compile the five best performances of the talented star that impressed the masses.

Iruvar

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Prakash Raj played the role of Tamilselvan based on the late M. Karunanidhi in the 1997 film Iruvar directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Mohanlal and Prakash Raj as friends-turned-political opponents. The film also featured Aishwariya Rai, Revathi, Gautami, and Tabu. Prakash Raj won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor in this film. 

Ghilli

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Prakash Raj played the antagonist for the first time in Ghilli, which is the Tamil remake of Telugu film Okkadu. He played the role of (Muthu Pandi) a villain with the essence of humour and brutality, and his dialogues in the film are a favourite among his fans. The movie also starred superstar Vijay and actress Trisha in lead roles. 

Vasool Raja MBBS

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The multitalented actor proved through Vasool Raja MBBS that a villain does not need to do big fights. Prakash Raj played the role of a hospital dean and gave a one-of-a-kind performance in this film. Vasool Raja MBBS also marks Prakash Raj’s first collaboration with Kamal Haasan.

Santhosh Subramanyam

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Prakash Raj played the role of a father in the romantic drama Santhosh Subramanyam starring Jayam Ravi and Genelia D’Souza in lead roles. Towards the end, the film superbly portrays the emotions that flow between a father and son’s relationship. The family drama, directed by Mohan Raja, turned out to be one of the biggest hits in Tamil.

Singam

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He is known for his effective performances as a dangerous villain in Singam 2011 where he played a corrupt politician. The action drama written and directed by Hari, was a commercial success at the box office. 

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