Sathyaraj has been in the cinema industry for more than 40 years, and the talented actor has worked across languages. Whether it’s the lead or villain or supporting character, Sathyaraj has nailed it with ease in his own style. Sathyaraj is turning a year older today. As he is celebrating his 67th birthday, let’s take a look at some of his best characters played by him:
‘Amaidhi Padai’ Ammavasai
Sathyaraj played the lead role in ‘Amaidhi Padai’ as Ammavasai, a jobless young man who makes it big in politics. Be it a polite young man or majestic MLA, Sathyaraj played the role with perfection in the Manivannan’s directorial. ‘Amaidhi Padai’ is one of the best films by the actor, and it is still enjoyed by many.
‘Kaaki Sattai’ Vicky
Sathyaraj played the negative role as a gold smuggler Vicky in the cop drama ‘Kaaki Sattai’, which featured Kamal Haasan in the lead role. Sathyaraj’s unique style of dialogue delivery and the diverse role played by him turned the character into a memorable one among the fans. Also, his famous dialogue ‘Thagadu Thagadu’ has been used by several stars in many films.
‘Vedham Puthithu’ Balu Thevar
‘Vedham Puthithu’, which was directed by Bharathiraja, features Sathyaraj, Saritha, and Amal Akkineni in lead roles. Sathyaraja played the role of an atheist, who is against the caste system. Sathyaraj’s Balu Thevar character in ‘Vedham Puthithu’ had some fiery dialogues and it surely made its way to the hearts of cinephiles.
Sathyaraj’s role in the epic historical ‘Baahubali’ is one of his iconic characters. Sathyaraj played Kattapa, a pivotal character, and his rapport with Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas) too grabbed the attention of the movie buffs. Sathyaraj appeared in a different look for the film, and his character turned out to be a super hit one.
Sathyaraj played the role of a farmer in ‘Kanaa’, which was directed by Arunraja Kamaraj. He is also an ardent cricket fan, and he motivates his daughter (Aishwarya Rajesh) to become an Indian cricketer despite his poverty. Sathyaraj explained the problems of farmers through his character and connected with the fans at an emotional level.