It’s Karthik’s birthday today. Let me list out my top 5 Karthik films
Mouna Raagam : One of the all time classics when it comes to love triangles. There is Mohan , Karthik and Revathi. Out of the three Karthik steals the show in a stunning cameo. This movie has been the inspiration for so many love triangles in Tamil Cinema. In this fast moving world Mouna Raagam reminds us that every relationship needs time. The way the bonding grows between the husband and wife is so heartwarming. Illayaraja’s is another major attraction with some evergreen songs.
Unnidathil Ennai Kuduthen : Karthik was a master in playing those soft subdued roles and this was a film in which he was absolutely spectacular as the reformed thief. Everything about him was so loveable. Even though there’s Thala Ajith at the other end we root for Karthik and feel happy when he gets his girl.
Ullathai Alitha : A Sundar C special with a wonderful comedy ensemble. The film has both Karthik and Goundamani in prime form as the two of them outdo each other with Manivannan for company. The film was a laugh riot from start to end and is a comedy classic.
Agni Natchathiram : With Mani Ratnam in the director’s chair again Karthik gave his best as the family rebel. It was Karthik’s version of the angry young man which gained widespread acceptance among the audience. The fact that there was Prabhu acting along with him made it very special.
Pistha : A KS Ravikumar commercial potboiler with Karthik and Manivannan teaming up to give us absolute entertainment. Nagma and Mouli too join in to have fun.