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The Notable Prakash Raj: 5 Top Movies And Character Analysis

by Dheeraj Khanna Writer

Prakash

Seeing how this notable Kannada thespian has been captivating Indian audiences for over twenty years, it is time he is given the laudation he so wholeheartedly deserves. Not only has he gained a reputation for playing the menacing, villainous roles in Telegu and Tamil films, but his relatively recent foray into Bollywood has also established him as a reliable character actor any producer would be grateful to include in their big-budget projects. So it is worth taking a moment to take a look at his memorable contributions to the repertoire.

Nagamandala

This supernatural drama directed by T.S.Nagabharana allows Prakash Raj to show off his versatile acting abilities by letting him assume a dual role of both Appanna and Naga. The aggressive, venomous nature of Appanna is contrasted brilliantly with the soft-spoken, romantic Naga. This nineties thriller not only focuses on a wide range of social issues including domestic adjustment, female chastity and village attitudes but also demonstrates how Prakash Raj can flourish as a leading man.

Iruvar

His career-defining turn as a writer-turned-politician in Mani Ratnam’s political drama Iruvar earned him a blustering of praise worldwide as audiences got to witness the range of emotions Prakash Raj can exhibit in any given scene. His Tamizhselvan is a man of contradicting motivations, someone who thrives in the power of his word, whether spoken or written. His politically-charged monologues reflect not only the complexity of the relationship between the two budding politicians but the harrowing sadness that lingers beneath his lofty ambitions.

Kanchivaram

This Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan has been appreciated by viewers internationally for its detailed depiction of the lives of silk weavers. In his performance as Venkatam, Prakash Raj is able to express the agony of a man being marginalized and exploited under a brutal capitalist system. For this intricate performance, he received a National Film Award for Best Actor.

Antahpuram

Prakash Raj takes on yet another complicated character in this action movie about rural violence. As the traditional father, he could have easily slotted into a classic stereotype, but as is the case for any role that Raj takes on, he goes the extra mile and supplies multiple dimensions to Narasimha. Portraying fatherhood as a conflicted responsibility, he attempts to reconcile his love for family with the honour associated with being in community politics.

Anniyan

This Tamil thriller positions Prakash Raj as a police inspector, allowing him to exercise certain affections that he had previously not been able to showcase. Though it is a supporting turn, Prakash Raj is able to exude a sense of disbelief and righteousness directed at the deranged murders being committed in his city. His path to revenge is sympathetic to the audiences as they begin to identify themselves with his personality.

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