Here are five films that show Prabhudheva is more than just a dancer

With a soundtrack that was ethereal, Minsara Kanavu was one of Prabhudheva’s most memorable performances. But, Prabhudheva the star is beyond Prabhudheva the dancer. Arguably the best dancer in India, Prabhudheva’s feet are iconic for the magic tricks they perform. A prolific talent, he has been dubbed as India’s Michael Jackson. Starting from Kaadhaln, the duo has given us several humour tracks that are legendary in their own right. The film won four National Awards and also gave Prabhudheva an immense shot in the arm as an actor. Manathai Thirudivittai is a great example of what fun this duo can bring on screen. Kaathala Kaathala:
Kamal Haasan and Prabhudheva in Kaathala Kaathala. Kadhalan:
Prabhudheva in a still from Kadhalan. Ullam Kollai Pogudhe:
Playing a mimicry artist who struggles to make ends meet, Prabhudheva falls in love with his sister’s friend. The song “Puyale Puyale” encapsulates the kind of comedy that Prabhudheva excelled at — a subtler version of slapstick that hits the right notes. Top News
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Kajol and Prabhudheva in a still from Minsara Kanavu. Kaadhala Kaadhala is a classic example of how Prabhudheva can floor us with this comic timing. From the stable of Rajiv Menon, a filmmaker Kollywood misses, Minsara Kanavu was another huge hit for Prabhudheva. As the actor-dancer celebrates his birthday today, here are five films that showcase Prabhudheva, the comedian. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Prabhudheva turns 45 today! The actor has juggled several hats – hero, choreographer, director and producer with consummate ease. His combination with Kamal Haasan is prolific in this ensemble comedy, where Prabhudheva’s character becomes the perfect source for the punchlines from Kamal and the rest. Similarly, Prabhudheva’s dance moves should come with elaborate disclaimers saying, “Do not try this at home unless you have a body of jelly”. Directed by Shankar, Kadhalan was a film that gave a breakthrough to Prabhudheva as an actor. Directed by Sundar C, the film is a good mix of pathos and humour — an example of the kind of films Prabhudheva did in the 90s. The actor’s immensely memorable collaborations with Vadivelu, Kamal, and several such other humourists have produced some great comedy sequences that still tickle our funny bones. For any doubts, please watch the iconic “Pettai Rap” song and let me know if you didn’t have a grin on the face while watching it. But the performances, songs, and of course the comedy, make several of these for a happy watch when we get re-runs on Television. Prabhudheva’s sense of humour and comic timing is brilliant as several of his films have shown. Being the subtle enabler to Vadivelu’s theatrics, the film’s comedy is an absolute riot. Prabhudheva shares screen space with Aravind Swami and Kajol but holds and excels in his own space. Manathai Thirudituvittai:
Prabhudheva in Manathai Thirudituvittai. There are several romantic comedies of Prabhudheva that have very similar storylines — star-crossed lovers who face insurmountable struggles to join hands. Prabhudheva and Vadivelu seem to have an equation that is quite unique. As the painter with a stutter, Prabhudheva’s act in Kadhala Kadhala is downright hilarious.