Now, it’s a total makeover of the bad man who is being portrayed in an alluring way. This is what struck me as I watched ‘Bogan’ with Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swami in the lead roles. As a woman, I found myself unwilling to look beyond the glamourous casanova who took over the movie in style…and no, I’m not referring to the protagonist here! It’s the villain of the film played by Arvind Swami.
Truth be told, I was never quite a fan of this dishy actor who sported a rather gentlemanly image complete with clean handsomeness in those Roja / Thalapathy / Bombay days. But now? I would happily pay to watch Bogan again, although it would only be for the scenes where he plays the smooth scoundrel to the hilt. It’s not just me. So many women (and men) let their jaws drop when he swaggers on to the screen with a supremely confident gait. There’s no other way to put this — insolence becomes him.