Actors who have played transgender or transvestites on screen
Actors who have played transgender or transvestite on screen & nbsp
Tamil cinema has some great actors who gave their body, heart and soul to a movie and performed in the best possible way. And, many male performers have performed as female or transgender in movies. While some actors have played such roles for a particular song or sequence in a movie, many actors have played like the other gennder throughout the movie.
It is not an easy task to take on such a role and make it so realistic that you forget that the performer is of the opposite sex. Let’s take a look at a few movies where heroes morphed into female or transgender.
Kamal – Avvai Shanmugi
The actor Kamal Haasan is of course the universal actor who breathes the cinema like oxygen. He has devoted almost everything of his life to cinema. The actor has worn prosthetic makeup n number of times. Avvai shanmughi is a movie that made her play as an old lady. The actor had to change his voice, body language and everything in between for the movie. Although his performance has been compared to Robin Williams’ performance in Mrs. Doubtfire, Kamal Haasan gave a more Indian touch to the character and interpreted it well on screen. Kamal had also starred as an old lady in one of his last films Dasavathaaram.
Vikram – Iru Mugan
Another actor who gives his body and soul to the movies is actor Vikram. He physically challenges his body for a character and shows a lot of transformation in a movie. Acting as is more like a walk for Vikram. But the actor went so far as to put on a little makeup for a character from Iru mugan it made him look completely different. Later when the film came out he was asked why he put such effort into the film, the director’s vision was simply to show the difference between the two characters, so I accepted it as it was. .
Vijay Sethupathi – Super Deluxe
Super Deluxe is again a masterpiece. Director Thiagarajan Kumararaja is a one of a kind director who makes a film that has a lot of work and only attracts a certain type of viewers. Vijay Sethupathi, who is always willing to give anything for a movie just took on the challenge of performing as a trans person in Super Deluxe. The actor has learned the way they talk, walk and react. He made it stand out so well and won a national award for the film.
Sivakarthikeyan – Remo
Sivakarthikeyan took on the challenge of playing such a character too early in his career. But the actor did it so well that audiences didn’t get bad comments. Credits must definitely be given to makeup artist, Sean Foot of Weta Workshop, who worked in Vikram’s film I. Sivakarthikeyan was featured as a nurse in this movie. His tireless efforts in voice acting and body transformation were helpful in making the character so real in the movie. Although the film received little reviews, it performed well at the box office and won a few awards for Siva.
Sarathkumar – Kanchana
The actor Sarathkumar gave a historic performance in this film Kanchana directed by Raghava Lawrence under his popular Muni series. Sarathkumar’s performance is one of the main reasons the film is a blockbuster. He played as a transgender woman and mastered the expression of emotions the character carried.