Prakash Raj is one of the most versatile actors from the Indian Cinema. His style and way of acting are quite distinctive from other stars. He is able to leave his influence on the audience, every time he plays any character on the big screen. His fluency in other languages make him the most sought actor in the industry. Starting his career through TV, nobody thought that he will turn into an acting gem. From lead role, negative role, supporting actor, and direction there is nothing he can’t do. By saying that, we are here to present some of his enigmatic, energetic, and most influential roles that he has played till date.
Let’s Go Through Some Memorable Prakash Raj Roles:
Released, in the year 2008, it’s a Tamil language drama flick. The direction is from Priyadarshan and movie producer is, Bhushan Kumar. Prakash Raj and Shriya Reddy are in the lead roles. The movie is so scintillating that it landed with numerous awards, at various national and international alumni. The acting of Prakash Raj is very heart touching in the flick, which also turns out to be National Award winner for his best acting. The movie depicts the miserable condition of silk weavers in Kanchipuram, which is a small town. Here, Prakash Raj plays the role of a silk weaver, who is in a very pitiful state of life. He once wished to marry a woman only with the silk saree, but his desire gets unfulfilled because he couldn’t arrange the finance, to buy it. Later, his brother in law gets crooked and decides to leave Prakash Raj sister. Once again, Prakash Raj sacrifices his silk saree will and gives all his savings to him to save his sister’s marriage. Prakash still going strong with his dream decides to gift a silk saree to his daughter on her wedding. When he returns from prison, for the theft case of stealing silk, he finds his daughter is paralyzed; he kills her on his own and uses the same half silk saree as a coffin, which he has knitted. The film shows the agony and ignorance towards the silk weavers. The acting of Prakash Raj, is very scintillating and heart touching, which keeps our nerves pumping till the end.
It’s another movie, showing the tremendous firepower and acting skills from Prakash Raj. Here Prakash Raj plays the role of Arjun Sarja’s friend; both meet Abhirami and become friends. Arjun and Abhirami start liking each other, which Prakash hates as he lusts for her. He turns into frenemy against his friend, to fulfill his desires. His dual characterization of being an innocent and cruel mentality man got a lot of attention from viewers and critics. He crosses all limits to put Arjun behind the bars in a fake case as he becomes a cop later on in the movie.
Another scintillating performance from Prakash Raj can be seen in the movie Singham, where he plays the role of an antagonist. He plays the character of a corrupt politician from Goa, who is running a lot of illegal businesses such as, smuggling, extortion, and kidnapping. The movie dialogue, ‘Aata Majhi Satakli’, is still fresh in the memories of peoples. Here Prakash plays the character of Jaikant Shikre , a politician who is after Ajay Devgan who plays the role of a cop in the movie. The dialogue delivery, acting, and epic expressions, and style landed him with the Filmfare award, in a negative role. This character also established him as one of the most scintillating and versatile actors in Bollywood.
It’s another acting gem played by the versatile actor, Prakash Raj. Here, he plays the role of a vicious leader and son of a Home Minister. He falls in love with the actress Trisha and wants to marry her at any condition. In doing so, he kills two brothers of the actress. The cruelty that he shows as a villain in the flick, is absolutely realistic, because of the efforts that he has put forward to make it a successful one. His fighting with the actor Vijay and his dialogue deliveries are epic in the film. He also won the best villain award for this character.
It’s a Tamil film, where the character of Prakash Raj is schismatic. Here he plays the role of an overprotective father, who loves his daughter, a lot. Due to some reasons all the babies born to Neelakantham (Prakash Raj) dies, so once his daughter is born, he calls a priests for solution. The priest advises him to put her name as Gangotri (Aditi Agarwal) and make her bath in the holy water of Gangotri for 15 years. Meanwhile, Allu Arjun (Simhadri) gets along with his family from childhood as a servant and falls in love with Gangotri. Knowing this, Prakash Raj gets very angry and beats the hell out of Allu Arjun. Later, his obsession for his daughter turns vicious and he tries to kill Allu Arjun, knowing this the actress tries to commit the suicide. Prakash realizes his fault in the end, after knowing their true love. The role of a father, played by him is quite marvelous and scintillating, which takes his acting skills to another level.
It’s another film that includes the astonishing role from Prakash Raj. Here, he plays the role of actor Vijay’s, brother. He plays the role of an antagonist, who is a crook from childhood. Once during the celebrations, his firecrackers get a woman burnt, and he throws all the responsibility on his younger brother Muthappa (Vijay). His father gets very angry and throws Muthappa out of the house. Udayappa (Prakash Raj) later on becomes an MLA, who is very rude to his mother and sister. Prakash literally fills the veins of the audience with anger through his behavior and characterization that he has shown in the movie. His rowdy role and depth touch to the character recognizes him as one of the real life goon. He also won the best actor award, in a negative role for this.
In this movie, Prakash Raj plays the role of a sadistic, ignorant husband and industrialist. He is married and doesn’t have any children. He and his mother curse his wife for this. Prakash gets abusive and rude most of the time. The line crosses when he stops his singer wife from doing the work. This leads to split between them. Later on he falls in love with another woman, who is his earlier wife’s friend. After knowing that the lady is pregnant he manipulates the things and takes it forward for the sake of a child. It’s another film which has a jam-packed performance from him.
It’s another movie, where Prakash Raj plays the role of a villain. Here, he depicts the character of an international Don, Ali Bhai. His gang collects the extortion from businessmen and builders under the name of protection. His brother handles his work in India while he stays at Dubai. After his brother gets killed by rival gang Narasimhan, he comes to India for revenge. He gets succeeded in his plan to kill his competitors, but he doesn’t know that actor Vijay is an undercover officer, whom he orders to blow school on Independence Day. He turns furious on knowing this and shows his vigil and vicious form, by killing Vijay’s father. His acting in the movie is a trademark which is still leaves the audience awestruck.
Here Prakash Raj plays the role of a doting father and a politician. He is an MLA from Shankar Nagar. He falls in coma sue to a road accident. His acting as a politician and ailing father is quite commendable. His son, Mahesh Babu keeps under wraps the fact that he is also a politician and serving like him. He does this because of doctor’s advice to save him from any shock. The affection between a father and son is brilliantly done by Prakash Raj. Later on, he gets to know of everything but sustains and applauds his son for his love towards him. His role garnered him best- supporting-actor award as well.
In this film, Prakash Raj plays the dual role of a writer and politician. He and Mohanlal become friends in the movie after Prakash helps him to bag a small part in a movie. Prakash is also attached to some political party and follows their ideology. He introduces Mohanlal to his party chief and both come along. The story takes a turn when Prakash Raj becomes Chief Minister. He feels that Mohanlal can be a rival to him so he doesn’t give him any ministry. Prakash uses various tricks and anti-party activities to stop Mohanlal. Mohanlal makes his own party and wins the CM election. After becoming CM, he issues an arrest warrant against Prakash Raj, for igniting some riots in the state. After this incident how the story progresses can be seen in later part of the film. Once again both friends reunite, but unfortunately, Mohanlal dies in an accident.
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