And that is why Dulquer Salmaan and Nivin Pauly contribute better towards a good filmography than heroes of the “masses” Ajith and Vijay. Be it Dulquer’s ‘Kali’ where it talks about women safety or Nivin Pauly’s ‘Njandukkalude Nattil Oridavela’ where he gives equal importance to all the other characters. There was a time when the two worked together (Bangalore Days) and created magic on screen proving that commercial movies could look this good, have a subtle and feel good story to it.
Why do mass actors like Ajith and Vijay choose movies like “Mangatha” and “Puli” where nothing makes any sense, the female leads are just used as objects. Why can they not do more movies like “Yennai Arindhaal” and “Kaththi”? They have the entire love of their fans and they have every chance to take full advantage of this love and support to create magic. Why is there more of “Thalai vidudhalai” and “Thalapathy entry”? There is no necessity to glorify them. Rather, they could glorify the story by concentrating more on the acting.
Actresses need to be given equal importance in the story, there is no necessity for any entry songs that revolve around their “massness” and most of all, these actors that contain so much power can choose better stories than stories that talk just about them.
There are a lot of ways these actors could put their power to use just like Dulquer and Nivin have. Vijay Sethupathi is a clear example of good cinema where he proves time and again that he is a genuine believer in simple, good stories. Only if Ajith, Vijay, Rajini and many more actors that drive the masses choose better stories, there is a lot of scope for Tamil cinema to go a long way just like ‘Visaranai’ did!
Not necessary that actors need to choose films only related to social messages. But, they could definitely choose commercial stories that do not glorify themselves and suppress others in the movie directly or indirectly.