Tamil Movie Stars & their Crazy Titles

Even those leaders like Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Che Guevara who were at the vanguard of a real revolution did not have a fancy title like Tamil movie star Vishal Reddy.

After his appearance in just half-a-dozen Tamil films, Vishal Reddy has now taken on the title of Puratchi Thalapathi  or Revolutionary Commander.

Wow, in comparison to Vishal even the vainglorious Julius Caesar was a picture of modesty.

As if most Tamil movies are not bad enough, the bizarre titles that many talentless Tamil movie stars give themselves – under the pretext that they are actually given by doting fans – has become ridiculous.

We guess the closest Vishal has ever come to being a Puratchi Thalapathi or Revolutionary Commander is when he goes to the mall or a party with his army of cronies.

But Vishal Reddy is not an exception.

In fact, he’s the rule and in august company too.

You have Vijay (hero of the recent flop Azhagiya Tamil Magan) who is Ilaya Thalapathi  or Young General.

When it comes to superlatives, it’s hard to beat Ajith, whose last film Aalwar was a total dud at the boxoffice. You see, Ajith is Ultimate Star.

Short in stature (and talent too if you ask us), Simbhu is Little Superstar.

This craze is not restricted to heroes.

These days our favorite Tamil comedian Vadivelu is referred to as Vaigai Puyal (Vaigai Tempest).

This weird craze for titles among film stars is not new in the Tamil movie industry.

The late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and movie star M.G.Ramachandran (MGR) was Makkak Thilagam while his movies rival Sivaji Ganesan was Nadigar Thilagam.

Alas, the reigning God of Tamil films Rajnikant is just a humble Superstar.

7 Responses to "Tamil Movie Stars & their Crazy Titles"

  1. dilip   December 28, 2007 at 8:48 am

    You seem to be biased towards Rajni very much. Rajni is nothing in front of MGR. That’s why he acted as MGR in movie “Sivaji”

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We are not biased towards Rajni or Ghajini. See our Sivaji review.

  2. dilip   March 17, 2008 at 12:31 am

    you are bunch of ajit hatters and call yourself a neutral reviewers.it seems that you do not know anything abt indiancinefield and specially tamil cinefield.ajit has been credite as “ULTIMATE STAR”.only after acting in 30 movies nad after giving plenty of blockbusters and decade of service to tamil cinema.
    he got 4 filmfare awards.he was praised by all the great actors in india.go and see movies like vaali ,mugavari and kandukonden kandukonden.i can see reviews only for three ajit movies that too after only varallaru.
    you might be thnking that varallaru is his first movie.no it is his 43rd movie.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    It’s said that even after 43 films, Ajith seems to have a hard time mastering the basics of acting. Do you think we ought to wait till Ajith scores a century before he displays some acting capabilities?

  3. dilip   March 25, 2008 at 11:19 am

    ajit is a good actor and he already proved his acting skills way back in 1999 when vaalee released.go and see movies like vaali,mugavari and kandukondekn kandukonden.Thats why he has been given filmfare awards four times and has given lot of state wards.so he already displayed his acting skills.so u need not talk without knowing anything.In your dictionary it seems that it is only rajni who can act in kollywood which is a ridiculous thing.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Neither Ajith nor Rajnikanth fall in the category of extraordinary actors. They are hardworking and lucky stars.

    Pasupathy, Balaiah (yesteryear comedian), Meera Jasmine, Navya Nair, Vikram, Kamal Haasan, Prithviraj, Padmapriya are some examples of good actors.

  4. dilip   March 26, 2008 at 3:01 am

    thanks to the compliment you have given to ajit that he is hardwoker.so u accept that he is a star .Indeed he is ultimate star.
    but when i said kamalhaasan as a good actor you have not accepted and you just said he is a ordinary actor.
    but now you have said him agood actor.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Sure, Ajith is a star. Just like Simbhu, Jeeva etc. But to describe Ajith as “Ultimate Star” is to engage in a flight of fancy.

  5. dilip   May 8, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    of course indeed it is a fact that billa is a grand sucess and it is a much bigger hit than sivaji.ajit proved that he is the ultimate and bigger star than anybody in kollywood.so fitting reply to you

  6. shuaib68   September 2, 2008 at 2:30 am

    I think the cinema lover is a totally different person to a fan of a particular star. To view and identify the qualities of acting, you have to get released from the cages of “FANS” in which one is permanently imprisoned for life.

    Once you are free, you can enjoy the freedom of watching the entire world cinema and sift through the good ones and feel the breath of freshness in its real essence. The wonderful feelings and satisfaction that it gives to us in Originality, is simply awesome.

    Once, I too was under captivity of these “Fan” mentality. Then I discovered that we are many times were taken for a ride and we become unknowingly parties to stupidity.

    It began like this. The popularity sometimes drives the person who is concerned to go crazy. After watching Rajini’s BABA this fact became very real. Just because one happens to be an actor and have the luck to be loved for his movies, can one attain DIVINITY?

    I personally didn’t buy that idea. I did not pay money to buy that. And that one is too far. Yet, we watched his preceeding movies afterwards. I still didn’t watch Kuselan though.

    This phenomenon never comes up in Hollywood. They try to give quality movies in it’s true essense – The Cinema for the cinematic experience. That’s it.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: To view and identify the qualities of acting, you have to get released from the cages of “FANS” in which one is permanently imprisoned for life.

    Once you are free, you can enjoy the freedom of watching the entire world cinema and sift through the good ones and feel the breath of freshness in its real essence.

    You raise an important point.

  7. gandhiji   September 2, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    ah.. just noticed Dilip’s BS in this thread.. i think he has a thing for “vella thOl’..

    billa was a bigger success than sivaji? what is he smoking..

    Here is Bill stats after 11 weeks from chennai
    No. Weeks Completed: 11
    No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 9
    Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 40 %
    Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs.185,580
    Total collections in Chennai by end of the twelfth weekend: Rs.4.42 Crore

    Not even half of what Sivaji or Dasavatharam got.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: ah.. just noticed Dilip’s BS in this thread..

    He/she/it has single-handedly robbed us of at least 10 years of our lives with repeated crap postings in different avatars.

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