The demand for good villains in Kollywood is fast on the rise. So previously heroes are turning villains subsequently. Prasanna did the change over in Anjathey and continues in Bana Kathadi. Sibi Raj turned anti hero with Nanayam and doesn’t mind continuing in the new role but of course only for reputed directors. Rajeev Krishna, the innocent hero of ‘Aaha’ did a negative role in Newtonin Moontraam Vidhi. And after ‘Aasal’ Rajeev Krishna is flooded with offers for negative roles. The new entrant in the group is Ramana who plays a villain in ‘Thottupaar’.
Even the 80s heartthrobs are turning villains today. Suman made a mark with Sivaji and went on to do more. The bubble gum romantic hero of Panneer Pushpangal, Suresh is again in the reckoning after ‘Kizhakku Kadarkarai Salai’ with ‘Asal’ as a villain.
The latest in the series may be little disturbing. Director –Actor Bhagiyaraj has also turned a villain in a film directed by Brinda Sarathy.