As in previous years, 2005 also belonged to male actors in Tamil. They got the best roles, while their female counterparts had to satisfy themselves by merely supporting the male ego. Movies are hardly, if ever, made with actresses playing stronger roles.
First on our list: Vikram (Anniyan)
No, Vikram didn't have many releases. But, so what? It is more than enough to have one film like Anniyan. In fact, it is as good as three great films for him. He looked innocent and vulnerable as the conventional Ambi, rocked as hip and cool Remo, and was simply fantastic as the scary Anniyan.
The only way to describe his performances as these three characters is, well, mind-blowing.
Text: Shobha Warrier | Design: Uday Kuckian