My Year of Prakash Raj

Some people spend a year
cooking Julia Child's recipes, or following all of the rules in the Bible, or reading books by people who spent a year doing something. My quest is to watch the 200-some films of South Indian character-actor-extraordinaire, Prakash Raj. (It'll probably take more than a year... and I'll post about some Prakash-less films here as well.)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Prakash News

Google is now alerting me to all kinds of Prakash Raj news, for instance:

Prakash Raj’s brother, Prasad Raj is debuting in Kollywood as a villain with 'Padai Soozha'. Debutant director AS Prabhu is introducing the heir of Prakash Raj in the film produced by Royal Moon Pictures. 'Padai Soozha' is about the rivalry between a gangster and some college students. Prasad Raj is the gangster.

Prakash Raj's brother Prasad Raj debuts in 'Padai Soozha'

As Prakash Raj made his first entry as a villain with K. Balachandar’s film, his brother is also playing a baddie in his first film being directed by A.S. Prabhu. "Though he resembles his brother Prakash Raj, Prasad is totally different from him in his style of acting. He has a natural flair and is impressive in stunt sequences,” claims the director. Maybe that’s why he has reserved a special, introductory fight sequence for Prasad — a rare privilege for an actor making his debut.


If Prasad Raj's career takes off, I'd love to see a Kannada-language version of the Fabulous Baker Boys, with Prakash as Jeff Bridges, Prasad as Beau Bridges, and  Mamta Mohandas in the Michelle Pfeiffer role.

1 comment:

  1. Gauri Radha गौरी राधाNovember 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Interesting idea for a remake Liz!!

    Strong family resemblance with the SI brothers, PR1 and PR2 look very alike.