When it comes to movies, versatility is the key. An actor who is able to wow the audience with his diverse roles and mannerisms is the one who lingers in the mind for long and continues to make a mark in the film industry.
Thankfully, Tamil cinema definitely has such gems who have time and again surprised and even shocked everyone with their unpredictable roles and distinctive performances. Here is our pick of the best of the lot.
This is one actor who has been known for his versatility, ever since he ventured into movies. Over the years, he has portrayed a variety of roles from a love stuck lover to matured patriarch, frustrated youth to police officer and played each with utmost conviction. He has even doodled in comedy and left the audience in splits. He has no qualms in trying new looks, mannerisms and dialects to make his characters more convincing. Some of the movies which prove his versatility are Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu, Virumaandi, Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu, Dasavatharam, Moondram Pirai and Vazhvemayam.
He made his entry into Tamil films as a lover boy and played a bevy of these roles for a long time. However, his versatility was put to test when he played a double role in Perazhagan where he played a double role including one of a hunchback. The movie took him to new heights and proved the point that Suriya is capable of delivering more than just lovelorn looks. He went on to prove the point with other movies like Kaakka Kaakka, Ghajini, Pitamagan, Vaaranam Aayiram and Nanda.
Cast him in a vile role, an intense one or a comic role, he does it all with aplomb and manages to walk away with accolades. One of the most versatile actors that Tamil cinema has ever seen, Prakashraj has proved his ability to experiment with diverse roles he has played over the years. Some of his noteworthy performances are Iruvar, Kanchipuram, OK Kanmani, Abiyum Naanum, Mozhi and Gilli.
He is known for the amazing way in which he gets under the skin of the character and literally lives it. Lately, his roles have been completely different from each other which is why the audience wait with bated breath for his new releases. Anniyan, I, Kaasi, Gemini, Deivathirumagal are some of the movies in which he has proved his versatility.
He has been around for quite a long time now and there is hardly any role which he has not done. From light hearted roles to loveable and vile ones, he has portrayed all kinds of roles in a wide range of movies. A few movies in which his versatility is seen are Avvai Shanmugi, Kuruthipoonal, Jeans and Poi Solla Porom.
These actors have left their audience dumb stuck with their diverse roles in movies and earned the tag of being the most versatile.