The Trend Of Famous Other Regional Stars Essaying Supporting Roles In Tamil Cinema

The Trend Of Famous Other Regional Stars Essaying Supporting Roles In Tamil Cinema Tamil Article

Tamil cinema has always been looked with revere by other regional languages. There are various ways to prove this, but the current topic of interest is: other established regional actors taking up supporting roles in Kollywood. Though this article is not a detailed analysis, I just tried to look at the ‘wow’ feeling the other film industries have for our very old Kollywood.


Mammootty was an established actor in Malayalam, but he didn’t mind taking up the supporting role in Mani Ratnam’s directorial venture Thalapathy way back in 1991. He shared screenspace with Superstar Rajinikanth and the film went on to become a roaring success. He also worked as the male lead in Tamil films like Mounam Sammadham, KIlipechu Ketkava, Maru Malarchi, etc.


Though the superstar of Mollywood, Mohanlal, had acted as the sole hero in Iruvar and Popcorn, he didn’t have any problem to play supporting role in Unnai Pol Oruvan and Jilla. 

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh is the Badshah of Bollywood, but he didn’t have any issues to play a supporting (and significant)  role in Hey Ram. Though Kamal Haasan was the protagonist of the movie, Shah Rukh did a commendable job in sharing screen space with one of his favorite heroes. 


Jayaram had acted in many Tamil movies as the protagonist in the initial stages but later he switched to doing supporting roles. He had done supporting roles in some films of Kamal Haasan. 

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood, and his career is going strong even after three decades of being active in the cine field. No sooner his performance in the Hindi flick Airlift received an overwhelming response he surprised us with his acceptance of the antagonist role in the Rajinikanth starrer 2.0.  And now going with the promos it seems he will surely rock!

The essaying of supporting roles in Tamil films by established actors in other regional languages only goes to prove the healthy trend in the film fraternity. And it would be even more heartening if many multi-starrer films crop up, showing that there is no enmity between the stars.