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Kamal Haasan : A Cinematic Journey

By K. Hariharan

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In many ways, Kamal Haasan is unique. One of the greatest actors India has ever produced, he has usually gone further than just enacting a role to completely immersing himself in it. Kamal Haasan: A Cinematic Journey explores some fifty films out of the 245 Haasan has been associated with and analyses his cinematic journey from his beginnings as a child star all the way to his latest blockbusters. It traces how, even at a young age, he took on roles other actors would be wary of, positioning himself as an object of female desire in the 1980s; balancing both comedy and tragedy with aplomb; playing formerly caricatured roles such as that of a dwarf in Apoorva Sagodharargal and a woman in Chachi 420 with dignity; and having a resurgence in 2022 with the blockbuster Vikram.

This book is the best introduction possible to Kamal Haasan: his life, his thoughts and his movies.

Pages: 272

Available in: Hardback

Language: English

K. Hariharan

Graduating in Direction from the FTII (1976), Hariharan Krishnan has made nine feature and over 350 short and documentary films. His films have won national awards and been selected at international festivals too. As a writer-critic, he has contributed to a variety of books and journals on media and cinema.

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