Kamal Hassan is undoubtedly the best and most versatile actor that South Film industry has given to the Indian Cinema. Although he is mainly a Tamil film actor but has worked in a number of Hindi films and in other regional languages of India. Kamal Hassan is perhaps one of the most talented artists of India, owing to the fact that besides a great actor he is also a producer, screenwriter, director, playback singer, and songwriter. It is, however, difficult to select top ten best movies of his career but we have tried somehow. Let us have a look at the top 10 Kamal Hassan movies.
#1 Mahanadi, 1993
Mahanadi is a Tamil-Language Indian drama directed by Santhana Bharathi. The film portrays some evils of the society like corruption and criminal practices like child trafficking by means of the life story of a humble village man. The story shows how the family property of the protagonist is ruined. Kamal Haasan got the Best Actor National Film Award for his role in Mahanadi.
#2 Nayagan, 1987
This Mani Ratnam movie was a crime thriller released on Diwali of 1987. It was based on the real-life story of Bombay underworld don, Varadarajan Mudaliar. Kamal Hassan received the best actor National Film Award for playing the character of Velu Nayakan in the movie.
#3 The Chieftain’s Son, 1992
The Chieftain’s Son released in 1992 is the story of a foreign return son of a village chieftain. The protagonist played by Kamal Hassan, comes to his village to marry his beloved and discovers that his villagers are suffering due to his father’s stepbrother and his nephew. This film won 5 National Film Awards in various categories.
#4 Hey Ram, 2000
Hey Ram released in the year 2000 was written produced and directed by Kamal Hassan. This film was based on the India’s partition and the Murder of Mahatma Gandhi by Nathuram Godse. This film was selected by India for submission to the Oscars but it was not nominated.
#5 Moondram Pirai, 1982
Moondaram Pirai, a 1982 release was a Tamil film in which a woman is shown to relapse to her childhood days as a result of a head injury in a fateful car accident. Kamal Hassan got Best Actor National Film Award for this movie. It was remade in Hindi as Sadma.
#6 The Love Chariot, 1987
This movie is popularly known as Pushpak. It released in 1987. This is one of the Kamal Hassan movies that has received a lot of critical acclaim as a silent film based on the life of an unemployed young man.
#7 Hindustani, 1996
Hindustani released in 1996 was based on the story of a veteran freedom fighter Senapathy played by Kamal Hassan. The film shows the protagonist’s anger against widespread corruption at every level of bureaucracy and his struggle to eradicate this social evil.
#8 Chachi 420, 1997
Chachi 420, released in 1997 is one of the most memorable of Kamal Hassan movies. He is seen very flawlessly disguised as a middle-aged woman in the movie. The main theme of the story revolves around a rich girl falling in love and marrying a poor boy against her father’s will.
#9 Love Is God, 2003
This movie is a simple story of Nalla Sivam and Anvarasu who meet under different circumstances. The movie shows the journey of their life and how they change.
#10 Dashavataram, 2008
Dasahvataram released in 2008 is a film based on a disaster fiction and Kamal Hassan is seen in ten different characters in this movie.
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