In the universe of Tamil cinema, there are two stars or shall we say superstars! Superstar Rajnikanth and universal hero Kamal Haasan. Now when Dasavathaaram has released, the success of Sivaji will be a benchmark.
Well-known actor-director K Bhagyaraj says it is wrong to compare Kamal Hassan with Rajnikanth because both are as different as chalk and cheese. “Kamal Hassan is more creative. He tries different kinds of characters and roles. But Rajnikanth does not experiment much,” says Bhagyaraj.
Director KS Ravikumar, who has delivered two superhits with Rajnikanth and three with Kamal Hassan, says Kamal is for the classes while Rajnikanth is more a mass hero. “Even the class comes to me because he needs some commercial aspects in the film. And the mass comes so that I can add some classic commercial aspects to the film,” said KS Ravikumar, Director, Dasavathaaram.
Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan acted in several superhit films together in the 70s and the 80s. In most of them, Kamal would be the hero and Rajini the stylish villain. Three decades later, the duel is still on.