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Kamal was a great fan of Max Ophüls, the legendary German filmmaker who was known for complex tracking shots.
Kamal was a great fan of Max Ophüls, the legendary German filmmaker who was known for complex tracking shots.

Kamal discovers Kuchipudi

Sixth in a series of articles on Kamal Haasan’s tryst with the classical arts »
Superstar Kamal Haasan is most fond of neoclassical music.

Kamal and the art of screenplay writing

“Charu anna would be composing these funny lines and singing them to tunes of the latest Tamil film songs. Much later, RC Sakthi made me write. My friend Puviarasu made me write. Great poets such as G... »

And more on the Ilaiyaraaja connection

The best part of these interviews were Kamal's impromptu launches into song – and he sounds exactly like how he does in the recordings, exactly. »
Kamal Haasan with Ilaiyaraja.

‘You can feel the fear in the song’

Between takes, Kamal would keep humming on the sets, and one day ‘Muktha’ Srinivasan, the director, caught him singing a keerthanai. »
Sigappu Rojakkal.

‘He taught me to sing with abandon’

Kamal Haasan recalls his association with Ilaiyaraja. »
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