For a person, who left his home to become a theatre artist, the cinematic journey was really long and illustrious.

Whether it was ‘Parasakthi’ or ‘ Veerapandiya Kattabomman’ or  ‘Raja Raja Cholan’ or ‘Thiruvilayadal’ or ‘Pasamalar’ or ‘Deiva Magan’, his performances were always consistent. Two factors can be attributed the entry of Ganesan into films: The principal artists in Tamil films during the 1940s and 1950s were Telugus, whose acting was not matched by their dialogue delivery in Tamil. Many leading South Indian film actors have stated that their acting was influenced by Ganesan. [26][28][29] Since actors who are well-trained in classical dance can effectively showcase expressions called Nava Rasa on their faces, Ganesan went on to become one of the popular actors in Tamil cinema in the 1950s. He was praised for his body language and his resounding voice and dialogue delivery.

Once again directed by A Bhimsingh, the film has a cult following and rightly so.

His famous non-stop dialogue and acting prowess in ‘Veerapandiya Kattaboman’ helped him get the name as ‘Nadigar Chakravarthy’ or’ Emperor of Actors’. He became an actor after performing as a stage actor in his childhood.[2]. When Sivaji returned from Egypt after winning the best actor award, there was a huge crowd to receive him at the Madras Airport. Some of his famous hits during this period are Vasantha Maligai, Gauravam, Thanga Pathakkam and Sathyam.

Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan Manrayar, commonly known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan1 October 1927 – 21 July 2001), was an Indian stage and film actor active during the latter half of the 20th century.

It is one of the most patriotic movies ever made in India. Sivaji Ganesan has acted in many Tamil movies co-starring with many popular and talented Tamil actresses of his time. [45] His younger son Prabhu is a notable Tamil actor.

which was a promise made by the erstwhile congress government at the time of bifurcation of the state. the title " In 1946 he made his mark playing the title role of the Maratha emperor Sivaji—the historical character who gave him his screen name—in C.N. Since then, he was referred to by the name of "Sivaji".[26]. [12] He also had been suffering from a prolonged heart ailment for about 10 years. Ganesan played supporting role to Rajendra Kumar in the Hindi film Dharti in 1970, which was a remake of his 1969 Tamil film Sivandha Mann, in which he played the lead role. Sivaji Ganesan acted in 283 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.

The group favoured Ganesan to play the lead and he would continue to do so. [12] He was also acknowledged as a consummate actor and one of the most imitated ones. He also dabbled in politics in the 1980s, serving in the Indian parliament and as president of the Tamil Nadu faction of Janata Dal. His style of dialogue delivery with a long spell of dialogues — like a poetry recitation with much clarity — earned him critical recognition. Padayachi, was himself an outstanding stage actor and I learnt in an atmosphere that was reminiscent of an ashram school."[43]. In the movie, PARASAKTHI, we can see how the socio-political set up affects the ordinary man. Jenkins was the 12th of 13 children born to a Welsh coal miner. The movie is loaded with social and psychological messages. Ganesan was the fourth son of his family. (In fact, Sivaji Ganesan lent his voice to Mukkamala Krishna Murthy, a Telugu actor, for a Tamil film Niraparathi. Rangasamy. The character of Lord Shiva has been portrayed with great elegance by Ganesan.

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