28 Years of Gentleman: Here are a few Arjun Sarja movies that prove his versatility as a performer
 
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28 Years of Gentleman: Here are a few Arjun Sarja movies that prove his versatility as a performer
Alfred Francis
Jul 29, 2021
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Before Vijay, Ajith and Surya became superstars, there was a time when Arjun was a beloved action star for Tamil, Telugu and Kannada audiences. His prowess in martial arts in addition to his script choices helped him win many fans. He owes a part of his success to comedian Vadivelu, with whom he has acted in several projects. Their comic timing and chemistry salvaged many mediocre films.

In Gentleman, which completes 28 years of its release today, Arjun’s verbal duels with Goundamani, who plays his best friend Mani, made for interesting viewing. OTTplay takes you through a few movies of Arjun Sarja if you loved watching Gentleman.

1
Hanuman Junction
7.1OTTplay Rating
In this Telugu remake of the Malayalam movie Thenkasipattanam, Arjun plays Krishna and Jagapathi Babu is cast as Dasu. Sathru, who loves Dasu’s sister Devi, arrives at Hanuman Junction to marry his lady love. Sathru’s entry into the town creates many misunderstandings and even causes a rift among the friends. Now it is up to him to clear the air before it is too late.
2
Giri
6OTTplay Rating
Shiva (Arjun) is living with Veerabagu (Vadivelu), running a bakery in Kumbakonam. However, it is later revealed that Shiva has been sent to protect Devyani and a child, the last remaining survivors of a family rivalry. Later, Priya (Reema Sen) too falls for Shiva, which complicates matters further.
3
Marudhamalai
5.6OTTplay Rating
Marudhamalai (Arjun) joins the police force as a constable and takes his job very seriously. This causes him to clash with Maasi (Lal), a ruthless gangster who controls the area using caste politics. Marudhamalai beats him up and humiliates him in public. In retaliation, Maasi kills his father. Marudhamalai, swearing vengeance, is finally ready to take on Maasi with full force.
4
Vathiyar
5.7OTTplay Rating
Dorai (Arjun), once a school teacher living with his sister and mother, is a deadly gangster, feared by the bad and adored by the weak. ACP Easwara Pandian (Prakash Raj) tries to pull him back but is continuously defeated by Dorai’s tricks. Anjali (Mallika Kapoor), a journalist, falls for him and decides to learn about his past. To do this, she infiltrates his household as an orphan girl.
5
Prasad
Shankar (Arjun) is a mechanic who lives with his wife Malathi and sister’s daughters. His life is shattered when his wife gives birth to a deaf and mute child. The child, named Prasad, grows up unloved by Shankar but Malathi recognises his swimming talent and encourages him. Gradually, Shankar too gives Prasad his due. As the relationship with Prasad deepens, Shankar becomes a better father and a man. Arjun won the Kannada State Film Award for his performance as Shankar.
6
Kadal
5.2OTTplay Rating
After his tryst as an action star during the 2000s, Arjun began doing a variety of roles. This Mani Ratnam-directorial gave a new direction to his career. Kadal had Arjun play Bergmans, a ruthless and demonic villain who stops at nothing. He has a long-standing rivalry with Sam Fernando (Arvind Swamy) and tarnishes the latter’s name as a priest. Bergmans refers to himself as ‘Satan’ in the movie and showcases a performance worthy of the name.

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