Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kamal Haasan -- King of remakes

Tamil superstar Kamal Hassan who recently celebrated his 50th year in the film industry, turned 55 yesterday(07-Nov-2009).


KAMAL HAASAN -- The King of remakes

Kamal Haasan made his film debut as a 6-year-old child artiste, in the film Kalathur Kannamma, which was released on August 12, 1959, directed by A. Bhimsingh.
[ Image: Kamal kissing his daughter Shruti ]

Kamal Haasan first received a regional Filmfare Award for acting for his role in the Malayalam film Kanyakumari(1974).

Known for his penchant for taking up challenging roles, Kamal, as he is fondly called, is reputed to be a "perfectionist" and a tech-savvy professional who has never hesitated to experiment in his ventures.

In an era where people, in an attempt to recreate magic, tend to completely miss the point made by the films they try to remake, one man gets the soul right more often than not. His screenwriting career has had several bouts of both legal and illegal plagiarisms but one thing common about everything he remakes is the intelligence factor. He has an uncanny knack of always coming up with smart adaptations of already tried and tested stories.

“There is nothing wrong in remaking a good idea. In fact Kamban's Tamil Ramayanam itself was nothing but a very intelligent remake of the original Ramayana” - Kamal Haasan.

Here is a look back at the various movies Kamal has remade/copied and the various ideas he's intelligently adapted. >> [ Read complete article @ ]

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