On Kamal Haasan’s Birthday, celebrate by binge-watching these movies only on ZEE5

On ‘Ulaga Nayagan’ Kamal Haasan’s birthday, let us recount why he is the universal hero. Check out his 5 films that are a must-watch on the occassion.

ZEE5 Web Desk

November 7, 2020


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Kamal Haasan, the one and only ‘Ulaga Nayakan‘ meaning ‘Universal Hero, turns 66 this year. He went from being a child actor to a superstar, regarded worldwide. One thing that can be said about the ‘Uttama Villain’ actor is that he breaks all limitations. The actor, director, singer, dancer and producer has left no unturned leaf when it comes to movies. On his 66th birthday, let us revisit 5 of his best gems to the Indian cinema.

1. Uttama Villain

Uttama Villain, written by and starring Kamal Haasan, was a cinematic marvel in itself. The movie revolved around a leading film star, played by Kamal Haasan, and his personal problems. The film also stars Pooja Kumar, K.Vishwanath and many others in prominent roles. The Ghibran musical hit the theatres on May 1, 2015, and holds relevance till today.

2. Eenadu

Another unmissable gem co-produced and co-written by the talented individual is the  Telugu film Eenadu. The film also stars Venkatesh, and the music produced by the ‘Behen Hogi Teri‘ actor, Shruthi Haasan is refreshing. The film follows a mysterious man who is set out on a mission and is an action thriller

3. Yeh Toh Kamaal Ho Gaya

Yeh Toh Kamaal Ho Gaya is an absolute nostalgic marvel. This 1982 film was directed by T. Rama Rao and written by Rahi Masoom Reza stars Kamal Haasan in a dual role. The Kamal Haasan and Poonam Dhillon starrer featured music scored by the legendary R.D. Burman. The film follows the murder of Ruby Gupta and the confusion ahead.


Papanasam is a chilling thriller starring Kamal Hasan, Gautami, Niveda Thomas, and Esther Anil in prominent roles. This Jeetu Joseph directorial is a must-watch for all Kamal Haasan fans. The film describes the length a father can go to, for the sake of his family.


Another Poonam Dhillon- Kamal Haasan starrer is the 1984 film Yaadgaar. The film was written and directed by Dasari Narayana Rao and Dr Rahi Masoom Reza. It follows the life of a terrible liar and the events that turn his around.

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