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Happy Birthday Dhanush: From Aadukalam to Asuran, five best performances by The Gray Man actor

On the occasion of Dhanush’s 39th birthday, let’s have a look at five best performances by the National award-winning actor.



Happy Birthday Dhanush

Dhanush, the actor who is all over the world now, turned a year older on July 28.

From starting as a Tamil actor to making people crazy about his talent with his Bollywood debut Raanjhanaa and now leaving a spark on the global map with his Hollywood debut, The Gray Man, the actor has done everything right at the correct time.

And today on his 39th birthday, let’s have a look at the five best performances by the National award-winning actor.


Aadukalam was the first film that won Dhanush his first National Award in the Best actor male category. The movie has released in 2011 in the Tamil language and the film also featured Tapsee Pannu and Kishore, Naren and Murugadoss.

Aadukalam revolves around a master called Pettaikaran, who is famous in town for an impeccable track record of successes in rooster fights. And things turn interesting when one of his aides, Karuppu, goes against his word in a fight. The movie had not only released to critical acclaim but also won five awards at the 59th Filmfare Award South.

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Dhanush broke the assumption that he could not carry character burned throughout a film, with Polladhavan. The Tamil actor not only pulled off heavy roles with ease in that year but also effortlessly played the boy-next-door who lands up in an extraordinary situation in Polladhavan.

The thriller not only film established Dhanush as an actor who can deliver in acting and still play with a starry image, but also impressed critics.


Raanjhanaa will always be a film, which should be applauded for its versatility. The makers and director Anand L Rai did bring the real essence of UP and Banaras through his characters like Bindiya (Swara Bhaskar), Zoya (Sonam Kapoor), Murari (Mohammed Ayub) and Akram (Abhay Deol), but the show stealer will always be Dhanush’s character Kundan Shankar.

The film marked the Bollywood debut of Dhanush and also won him the Filmfare Award in the best actor category. The 39 years old, did not only enter the skin of his character but portrayed his vulnerability, USPs and defects with pride.


Asuran won Dhanush his second National Award in the best actor male category. The fourth collaboration of Dhanush and Vetrimaaran treated the audience with a blood-soaked tale of revenge and redemption. The movie was based on the best-selling novel Vekkai by Poomani.

The story of the rural backdrop with two warring families and a social class divide could not have been made more effective. Not only Dhanush should be applauded for his work in Asuran, who played double roles of a forty years old man and a fearless youngster in his 20’s but also filmmaker Vetrimaaran should be hailed as handling these complexities with ease is not an easy job.

The Gray Man

The Gray Man may be criticised for dealing with too many things at once, but the acting done by Dhanush is top-notch. The Tamil actor made the entire nation proud by marking his Hollywood debut with Marvel filmmakers Russo Brothers and earning good acclaim from co-stars, Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling.

The film revolves around the CIA’s top asset, whose identity is unknown and how he uncovers and triggers a global hunt by assassins set loose by his ex-colleague. The movie may have not been able to impress the audience but the critics have even applauded Dhanush’s acting in the Gray Man.  

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Viduthalai Part 2 first look: Vijay Sethupathi, Manju Warrier return in Vetrimaaran’s sequel

Starring Vijay Sethupathi and Manju Warrier in the lead roles, the sequel is set to delve deeper into Vijay’s character.



Viduthalai Part 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed 2023 hit, Viduthalai Part 1, has sparked fervent anticipation among fans. Starring Vijay Sethupathi and Manju Warrier in the lead roles, the sequel is set to delve deeper into Vijay’s character.

Scheduled for release by the end of the year, Viduthalai Part 2 marks the conclusion of the two-part adaptation of Jeyamohan’s poignant short story Thunaivan, produced by Elfred Kumar and Vetrimaaran. The film not only promises to entertain but also aims to leave a lasting impact with its exploration of complex characters. As anticipation builds, fans eagerly await the culmination of this cinematic journey, promising to be as riveting as it is resonant.

Perumal Vaathiyaar shared the two posters on X (formerly known as Twitter), while Vijay wrote, “The beginning of a new chapter begins with Viduthalai 2, directed by #VVetriMaaran. First Look is Out #ValourAndLove, an @ilaiyaraaja musical.” In the first poster, Vijay is depicted screaming in the middle of a field, holding a machete in his hand, while the second poster presents a softer scene, featuring Vijay pushing a bicycle through serene fields with Manju Warrier by his side.

Building on the success of its predecessor, Viduthalai Part 2 aims to further unravel Perumal’s complex character and his journey, promising to captivate audiences with its depth and emotional resonance. The film also sees the return of essential actors such as Soori, Rajeev Menon, Bhavani Sre, Gautham Vasudev Menon, and Chetan reprising their roles.

This film is the second part of a two-part adaptation of Jeyamohan’s short story Thunaivan, produced by Vetrimaaran and Elfred Kumar. Anurag Kashyap’s reunion with Vijay Sethupathi after their collaboration in “Maharaja” adds further intrigue to the ensemble.

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Bigg Boss OTT 3: Sai Ketan Rao hurls chair at Lovekesh Kataria, almost hits him in heated argument, video surfaces

The incident, stirring a frenzy of commentary from spectators and critics alike, serves as a poignant reminder of the emotional rollercoaster and social intricacies inherent in the realm of reality television.



In the most recent episode of Bigg Boss OTT 3, an intense verbal clash unfolded between contestants Sai Ketan Rao and Lovekesh Kataria, sending shockwaves among viewers. The incident commenced innocuously enough with Lovekesh making a passing comment about another contestant, only to be swiftly challenged by Sai for unwarranted interference. What began as a mere disagreement quickly snowballed into a fiery argument within the confines of the notorious reality show.

Tensions reached a boiling point when Sai, in a fit of vexation, hurled a piece of Bigg Boss property in Lovekesh’s direction, intensifying the already charged atmosphere. Sai’s subsequent shirt removal and aggressive approach towards Lovekesh alarmed onlookers, but prompt intervention from Ranvir Shorey averted the situation from escalating into a physical altercation.

The public outcry following the ruckus was palpable as citizens took to social media to express divergent opinions. While some defended Sai Ketan, attributing his reaction to Lovekesh’s provocation, others rebuked both contestants for their use of abusive language and aggressive demeanour. This discord not only shed light on varying perceptions of acceptable conduct in a reality show environment but also underscored the blurred lines between entertainment and conflict.

As tensions simmered within the Bigg Boss house post-incident, the repercussions of this heated exchange are anticipated to reverberate through the contestants in the days ahead. The incident, stirring a frenzy of commentary from spectators and critics alike, serves as a poignant reminder of the emotional rollercoaster and social intricacies inherent in the realm of reality television.

Meanwhile, in a swift turn of events, Adnaan Shaikh’s entry into Bigg Boss OTT 3 as a wildcard contestant—following Chandrika Dixit’s recent eviction—was short-lived as he faced immediate expulsion for sharing information from outside the house with the contestants, marking a surprising twist in the ongoing drama within the Bigg Boss domain.

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Madhuri Dixit reunites with Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai at Ambani wedding, pictures go viral

Another memorable shot featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside Mukesh Ambani, showcasing the gathering’s elite status.



The Ambani wedding spanned three days and drew a dazzling array of celebrities and dignitaries from around the world. Shriram Nene took to Instagram on Tuesday to give us a glimpse into this star-studded event. One of the first photos he shared captured Madhuri, himself, Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, and their lovely family. Another memorable shot featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside Mukesh Ambani, showcasing the gathering’s elite status.

There was also a heartwarming photo with Aishwarya Rai and her charming daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan. The couple also posted pictures with Ranveer Singh and Yash. Additionally, there were snapshots with Madhuri Dixit, Shriram with Jackie Shroff, Jasprit Bumrah, MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, Sachin Tendulkar, and Anjali Tendulkar.


Shriram expressed his deep respect by sharing a photo with the Ambani family, describing them as impeccable hosts who made the evening truly memorable. He fondly recounted the lively discussions about sports and playful banter over Wimbledon predictions, adding a touch of lightheartedness to the grand affair. He also added the hashtags #AmbaniWedding and #ARWedding, which perfectly summed up the essence of the Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant wedding celebration.

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant held their wedding ceremony on July 12, followed by Shubh Aashirvaad on July 13, culminating in a lavish reception on July 14. Even after these grand events, the celebration continued with a special reception for the media on July 15, welcoming global icons like Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, and a constellation of Bollywood stars.

Overall, it was a spectacle of love, joy, and glamour, with moments of laughter and celebration intertwined with elegance.

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