The entire world knows and it's indeed true that our Indian film industry is a very vast and diverse landscape, where various regional cinemas come together and present a great cinematic experience for the audience. In the latest, we saw a remarkable collaboration of South Indian hit director Atlee and King of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for the magnum opus film ‘Jawan’ and it is almost there to become the largest movie of India by crossing Rs 1000 crore box office collection mark.
South Indian cinema is one of the most prominent and influential regional industries known for its niche of high-octane action sequences, dynamic storytelling, colourful visuals and larger-than-life characters. Especially for its MASS, MASSIER and MASSIEST flavours that turn fans into screams higher than anything, dhol-tasha, a dance for which the industry is widely known. And to note few top South actors who have achieved iconic status as mass heroes like no other are Rajinikanth, Dhanush, Thalapathy Vijay, Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun, Yash, Jr NTR, Mohanlal, Nagarjuna, etc.
“Mass” is also considered a specific genre that has over the years grown and risen up from South Indian film industries for which they are highly known, including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The word ‘Mass Hero’ is typically referred to as a powerful and charismatic protagonist who often shoulders up several issues as a man army. These films are known for their grandeur and gloriousness with a perfect entertainment mixture of comedy, drama, intense emotions or sentiments, energetic dance moves, catchy songs, villainous antagonists and relationships. As we saw a Bollywood actor and South director duo making it big with great mass elements, while Kabir Singh fame South Indian director Sandeep Reddy Vanga is also all set to direct Ranbir Kapoor in the upcoming film ‘Animal’.
Meanwhile, we wish these other charismatic Bollywood stars also cast in massy flicks to make it massiest with their extraordinary talent and no doubt they all seamlessly have the potential to pull this genre with ease.
Bollywood Superstars Who’ll Rock Mass Avatars!
An actor who entered from nowhere to now emerging as one of the finest Bollywood actors has been portraying different roles film after film and no doubt he can simply pull off mass avatar too which will suit him perfectly. And we also wish to see him in this role.
The Greek God has done massive action sequences in Krrish series, Dhoom 2, War and he has an upcoming film Fighter too. The actor was also seen in a South Indian remake movie ‘Vikram Vedha’ and his performance was very impressive. But we’ve never got a chance to witness him in a huge mass film.
Just like that, imagine this most handsome acing a magnum opus mass film will surely become a record-breaking movie!
An all-rounder Ayushmann has continuously impressed his fans with his out-of-the-box roles and the one who never did an action film astounded everyone when ‘An Action Hero’ was released. Without any doubt, this versatile star will set screens on fire in a massy character.
From charming lover boy to dark complex roles, Shahid has continuously proved his versatile talent prowess throughout his career and talking about getting into the shoes of mass masala, he has that massiness naturally inbuilt is what we feel and with his DESIness and classy personality the actor will kill it for sure!
Ranveer Singh always unpredictably amazes the audience, be it the villainous role of Alauddin Khilji from Padmaavat, Murad in Gully Boy or brown munda Rocky in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani he can pull off any character. Through his vibrant and energetic personality, Ranveer will be effortlessly perfect in the massiest role!
Though we’ve seen him in Simmba and are all set to witness it in Singham Again and Don 3 too, we cannot stop thinking of Ranveer Singh acing a South Indian-style mass avatar!
For more than a decade now, Sidharth has emerged as a heartthrob to many with his astonishing performances. We have seen him brilliantly performing action sequences in the movies and also seen him in an almost mass makeup look in Ek Villain, Brothers, Jabariya Jodi, and Marjaavaan but watching him in an enormous massiet film will definitely be a treat.
If the rumours of him being cast in Rowdy Rathore 2 is true then it will be a first step to watching him in a mass flick.
Rising as one of the best actors currently in Bollywood Kartik's on-screen portrayals are remarkable and his infectious smile and energy is what make him different from others.
He was recently seen in a mass Telugu remake movie ‘Ala Vaikuntapuramulo’ titled in Hindi as ‘Shehzaada’, though it wasn’t a commercial success but the actor’s performance was outstanding and hence, Kartik has the ability to nail a massy role too.
Varun Dhawan’s on-screen performance is widely known to everyone, from SOTY, Main Tera Hero, October, Badlapur, ABCD 2, Badrinath Ki Dulhania to Bhediya, etc he can get into any role and the actor can smoothly blend into mass role too. His off-screen energy and humorous personality also proves it all.
Yes, we have seen these actors in different action films of Bollywood but they seem to be cast in South India’s massive mass films, this thought only blows our minds then imagine witnessing them on a huge theatrical screen just like the way King Khan’s Jawan is roaring loudly!
And especially when South Indian directors who are famous for directing Massy movies will make it with these Bollywood stars then it will be a sure shot eye feast for Pan-Indian fans!
Also, while Bollywood and South Indian cinema each have their unique flavours and styles, the ability of these Bollywood actors to adapt and excel in mass hero roles in the South Indian film industry showcases the strength of Indian cinema’s diversity. And in an industry where storytelling reigns supreme, these actors are poised to entertain audiences across the nation, proving that great cinema knows no boundaries.