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Kamal Haasan @ 64: 64 dialogues of the Ulaganayagan

Written by S Subhakeerthana
| Chennai |

Published: November 8, 2018 12:23:49 pm





Kamal Haasan inspired generations of actors through the years.

As the multifaceted Kamal Haasan turned 64, I curate 64 Tamil dialogues mouthed by the actor that I like the most.

A part of every actor wants to be Kamal Haasan. So much has been written about his performances but what truly sets him apart from the rest? I think it’s nothing but an instinctive sense of dramatic execution. Blessed with a pair of expressive eyes and facial gestures, whatever he did, ensured him a permanent place in films. He speaks impeccable Tamil, and also has a sound grounding in the language.

Playwright Crazy Mohan refers to him as an actor par excellence. He said, “Kamal Haasan conveys feelings and emotions through his voice and interprets them honestly. He always speaks the language of the character.”

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Delhi Ganesh, who has worked with Kamal Haasan, concurs in a different way. “Kamal internalises the role and goes beyond the script. He’s a complete actor-technician. Such is his depth of knowledge in cinema. Also, he gets under the skin of any role effortlessly — be it that of a funnyman ‘Chaplin Chellapa’ in Punnagai Mannan, or a fearless old man in Indian, or a don ‘Velu Nayakar’ in Nayakan, or a doting father Krishnaswamy in Mahanadi. He betters himself with every film, and his greatest quality, is his connect with those who stands before him in the frame to act,” he added.

I remember him as this 40-something handsome Superstar whose films I used to watch growing up. Avvai Shanmugi was the first ever film of his that I saw. My father told me that after watching it, I kept pestering him that I meet ‘the madisaar-clad Shanmugi maami’ somehow, someday. It took me a few years to understand it was Kamal Haasan.

Name anything in cinema — the man has done it. He’s inspired generations of actors through the years, and yet manages to stay relevant and in style. If he could do it for more than five decades, there must be a lot more than talent to his story. He will always remain the Ulaganayagan in years to come.

I’m not a fan of loud punch dialogues. But I always admire the way he delivers his dialogues.

Here you go:

1. Mannika therinjavan manushan. Aana mannippu kekka therinjavan veeran. (Virumaandi)

kamal haasan movies Kamal Haasan in Virumaandi.

2. Veeramna enna theriyuma? Bayam illadha maadhiri nadikkardhu. (Kuruthipunal)

kamal haasan famous dialogues Kamal Haasan in Kuruthipunal.

3. Naalu perku nalladhuna, edhuvum thappu illa. (Nayakan)

kamal haasan dialogues Kamal Haasan in Nayakan.

4. Maayan, Unakulla muzhichuttu irukara adhe mirugam, enakulla thoongittu irukku. (Thevar Magan)

Kamal Haasan in Thevar Magan. Kamal Haasan in Thevar Magan.

5. Munna pinna theriyadha oru payanukaaga kanneer vidra andha manasu iruke, adhaan Kadavul. (Anbe Sivam)

kamal haasan movie photos Kamal Haasan in Anbe Sivam.

6. Naan kadavul illa nu yenga sonnen? Irundha nalla irukumnu dhaan solren. (Dasavatharam)

kamal haasan birthday special A still from the movie Dasavatharam.

7. Panam kudutha edhuvenaalum vaangidalam nu nenaikaravanga irukara varaikkum, that will be India for you. (Anbe Sivam)

8. Communism-um oru feeling. Karl Marx adha pathi pesaradhukku munnadiye neraiya perku andha feeling vandhuruchu. (Anbe Sivam)

9. Bheem boy! Bheem boy! Andha locker la irundhu aaru latchathai indha Avinashi naai moonjila vittu yeri. (Michael Madana Kama Rajan)

kamal haasan popular dialogues Kamal Haasan in Michael Madana Kama Rajan

10. Neenga Nallavara Kettavara? Theriyalaye paa. (Nayakan)

11. Ponga da, Ponga da dei. Poi vivasayam paarunga da. Pulla kutti ellam padikka veiyunga da. Podhum da. Podhum. (Thevar Magan)

12. I don’t like violence against women. (Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu)

kamal haasan Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu A still from Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu starring Kamal Haasan.

13. Naan sandhaikku ponum aaththa. Kaasu kudu. (16 Vayathinilae)

kamal haasan tamil movies Kamal Haasan in 16 Vayathinilae

14. Kadavul paadhi, mirugam paadhi, kalandhu seidha kalavai naan. (Aalavandhan)

kamal haasan hit movie dialogues Kamal Haasan in Aalavandhan.

15. Lanjam vaangardhum thappu, kudukardhum thappu (Indian)

16. Nalla kaathu illa, nalla porul illa, nalla saapadu illa. Yegapatta iyarkkai valangal irundhum, indha naadu pichakkara naadave irukku. (Indian)

kamal haasan, Indian Kamal Haasan in Indian

17. Namakku ore aayudham bayam. Thandana bayam. Marana bayam. (Indian)

18. Nee oruththan vaangardhu naala, unaku keezha irukara aththana perum vaangaran lanjam. (Indian)

19. Oru nallavanukku kedaikka vendiya yella mariyadhaiyum, kettavanukku kedaichududhe. Adhu epdi? (Mahanadi)

kamal haasan photos Kamal Haasan in Mahanadi

20. I’m a hero and a villain. (Viswaroopam)

Kamal Haasan in Vishwaroopam. Kamal Haasan in Vishwaroopam.

21. Kaadhal, paasam, thank you, sorry… Idhellam solradhukke neram illendradhu puriya aaramikkudhu. (Uttama Villain)

22. Saaga varam pol sogam undo… Theera kadhayai ketpaar undo? (Uttama Villain)

kamal haasan uttama villain Uttama Villain starring Kamal Haasan

23. Ovvoru manushanukkum oru breaking point iruku. Iyarkayin needhi. (Kurudhipunal)

24. Marathi. Oru desiya viyaadhi. (Unnai Pol Oruvan)

25. I’m just a stupid common man of this republic. (Unnai Pol Oruvan)

kamal haasan images Kamal Haasan in Unnai Pol Oruvan.

26. En kannu venum nu kettiyaa? (Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu)

27. Paatha udane oru spark… Pattunu solliten I-love-you. (Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu)

28. Thevana irukardhu mukkiyama, illa manushana irukardhu mukkiyama? (Thevar Magan)

29. Nalladhu inga irundhu dhan seiyyanum nu illa. Veliya irundhum seiyyalaam. (Thevar Magan)

30. Manasa maathikittu mannippu kekkara manushan irukkane… Enna porutha varaikkum avan dhaan Saamy. (Anbe Sivam)

31. Naalu kaasu sambaadhikanum naa, saaganum. (Nayakan)

32. Indha naatula ippo gaana kutcheri thevai illa, gnana kutcheri thaan thevai. (Unnal Mudiyum Thambi)

kamal haasan dialogues Kamal Haasan in Unnal Mudiyum Thambi

33. Varungaala arasiyal paththi enna nenaikareenga? Uruppadhunu nenaikkaren. (Varumayin Niram Sigappu)

34. Communist na galatta pannuvaan, oora koluththuvaan. Avlo dhana? (Varumayin Niram Sigappu)

Kamal Haasan in Varumayin Niram Sigappu

35. Desam na verum India map illa… Mannu illa, makkal. (Needhi Devan Mayakkam)

36. Namma kovil kattradha paththi pesinaalum pesuvom, aana bathroom kattradha pathi pesa maatom. (Nammavar)

Nammavar poster starring Kamal Haasan Nammavar poster starring Kamal Haasan

37. Thuppakiyaala porakkara arasiyal, thuppakkiyala dhaan saagum. (Kuruthipunal)

38. Anga kadamaiya meerardhukku dhaan lanjam… inga kadamaiyai seiyyardhukke lanjam. (Indian)

39. Raja calling Raju. Maamanara calling maamo. How do I know sir? (Vasool Raja MBBS)

kamal haasan comedy movies Kamal Haasan in Vasool Raja MBBS

40. Don’t put words into my mouth-u. (Pammal K Sambandam)

41. Munnadi.. Pinnaadi. Yenna irundhudhu… (Panchathanthiram)

Panchathanthiram photos A still from the movie Panchathanthiram.

42. Pazhamozhi sonna, anubavikkanum… Aaraya koodadhu! (Pammal K Sambandam)

43. Red tapism down down, bureaucracy down down, nepotism down down, favouritism down down. Vaazhga Bharatam. (Varumayin Niram Sigappu)

44. Adiei, vandila break pudikala, di. (Sathi Leelavathi)

45. Nee Thiripura Sundari illai, thiruttu Sundari. (Michael Madana Kama Rajan)

46. Pudhu kaapi podiya? Naalu kilo va? Angavasthrathula jarigai maari kadaisiyaai irukku paathela… (Michael Madana Kama Rajan)

47. Yaarukku kalyanam? Nekka??? Nokka??? Nekkum nokkumaa? (Michael Madana Kama Rajan)

48. Un moonjia naan nambaren… Yen moonji dhaan ippo un moonji maari aayidiche! (Michael Madana Kama Rajan)

49. Catch my point? (Michael Madana Kama Rajan)

50. Naa Romba Chinna Aalu. Suyanalam pudichavan. (Papanasam)

kamal haasan photos Kamal Haasan in Papanasam.

51. Nee solradha kekka idhu ‘High’ court illa, ‘my’ court! (Apoorva Sagotharargal)

52. Inga enna first night a nadakkudhu. Ore irutta iruku! (Dasavatharam)

53. India side Narasimha Rao, andha side Appa Rao. Rao-oda Rao-a serndhu kandu pidinga… (Dasavatharam)

54. Romba traffic jam, adhan flyover la vandhuten. (Dasavatharam)

55. Idhu circus thuppakki. Munnadiyum sudum, pinnadiyum sudum. (Apoorva Sagotharargal)

Kamal Haasan in Apoorva Sagotharargal Kamal Haasan in Apoorva Sagotharargal

56. En uthirathin vidhai, en uyir uthirtha sadhai, ver oruvanai pagavan enna poruthiduvena? (Uttama Villain)

57. You’re Tamilian? I’m a Tamil-speaking Indian. (Varumayin Niram Sivappu)

58. Nindru kollum deivamum summa iruku, andru kolra sattamum summa iruku. (Mahanadi)

59. Orutharoda maranathukku iyarkkayai thavira, vera yaarum yerpaadu senjaalum, adhu kolai dhaan. (Virumaandi)

60. Mecca-va paathu Namaz padikkara aththana perayum theeviravaadhi nu nenaikadhinga. (Dasavatharam)

61. Mannikaromo illayo, marandhudrom. Maradhi namm dhesa viyaadhi. (Unnai Pol Oruvan)

62. Enkita yen da sorry kekara… Naan yenna ondra pondaatiya! (Sathi Leelavathi)

63. Enaku vaai iruku, naan nyaam… aniyaayam pesuven. (Unnal Mudiyum Thambi)

64. Ippo, pullaya, purushana-ndradhu mukkyam illa. Naada veeda-ndradhu dhaan mukkiyam. (Indian)

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