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What makes you feel that Kamal Haasan's repertoire of 40 Malayalam films is mere 'Point.Of.View'? How can his filmography be a 'personal' point of view? I said he 'predominantly' did non-tamil films in Malayalam because, he has done 40 straight films(+1 Spec Appearance) in Malayalam which together constitute a much bigger repertoire compared to his filmography in Hindi and Telugu.
Firstly, you were being senseless in your argument as your wording was wrong. Did he "predominantly" act in Malayalam? Secondly, where have I denied that he has been in around 40 films. And, yes making claims like Malayalam was predominant among non-Tamil films without being attributed to any reliable source is a POV. I agree that he was very much active in Malayalam cinema between 1974 and 1978. Yes, only in that period, during which he acted in around 30-35 films. But you cannot sum up his career for sure like what you did in the edit. Besides, we have a mention about his earlier involvement in Malayalam cinema: "The next year he acted in a series of films in Tamil and Malayalam.", "Following the success of Kanyakumari, he started working on more Malayalam films throughout the 70s" in the preceding sentences. Making further emphasis would only make it look like a POV. As I said earlier, the reader can go through the table and make use of sortability feature, to understand how many films has he done in various languages. —Vensatry(ping) 08:19, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
The word "predominant" was used for that period only. His total number of non-Tamil films is around 80, and he has not had a prolific non-Tamil career after 1989. (You should have thought about this before showing childlike haste in dubbing something as 'senseless').
Besides, the emphasis was laid (on his Malayalam career) because, a lot of online webpages may have referenced this wiki article earlier, especially during the days when it claimed he works 'primarily in Tamil and notable films in Telugu'. His Telugu filmography does not contain more than 16 films, while his Malayalam filmography contains 41 films. So, for almost a year, this wiki article had given the wrong information (which was strong 'POV') saying that he 'primarily acted in Tamil & Telugu'. Anyway, you have made your point clear with the response. Thanks for that. So I am making no further edits to it. But, for almost a year, a wrong impression was conveyed about his Telugu repertoire. PS: I respect his notable Telugu filmography which contains evergreen classics like Saagara Sangamam and Swathi Mutyam.
No, when you used that word it wasn't particularly referring to that period alone. And, yes I remember while ago, there was something like "Kamal Haasan is an Indian actor who primarily works in Tamil and Telugu film industries", which is untrue. I know many of them wouldn't be aware of the fact that he has acted in around 40 Malayalam films. To be very honest, his talents were not properly exploited by the Malayalam filmmakers that he worked with. There are not even a handful of good performances out of the 40 films. However, films like Maro Charitra, Aakali Rajyam, Sagara Sangamam, Swati Mutyam and Indrudu Chandrudu elevated his status to such an extent that they are not just considered a "landmark" in his career, but in the whole of Telugu cinema. I remember Kamal himself saying in one of the interviews that he is worried for not being able to give a film like Ek Duuje Ke Liye or Kokila or Sagara Sangamam in Malayalam. —Vensatry(ping) 08:14, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Yeah saw that. Are you a Sivaji fan? :) —Vensatry(ping) 13:27, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes indeed. I am also a fan of MGR as well. I am more into the "old is gold" concept. Mani Ratnam films are because Mouna Ragam is the first Indian cinema GA for the 1980s. Nayakan (my next planned GA) is because of the impact it created. Thamizhan1994 (Appo Pesu) 13:31, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
I don't know why but the mere mention of Muthal Mariyathai or Gauravam makes me laugh. Sivaji is a natural when it comes to comedy as even when he speaks seriously or shows his expressions, it is humorous. But it leaves a mark on you in a good way. That's how I started admiring him. Thamizhan1994 (Appo Pesu) 13:47, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, he was quite adept at comedy, even at the twilight of his career. But I thought he was effortless in stylized acting. Rajinikanth is the only actor who comes close to him in this regard. —Vensatry(ping) 14:03, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Would you care to take a look at Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge? I am trying to make it FA worthy, but I am told that the prose is still not up to par. It had peer review already. I would also like to hear your suggestions, before it goes to FAC. BollyJeff|talk 02:21, 27 May 2015 (UTC)