Lokesh Kanagaraj is a die-hard fan of Kamal Haasan. Almost everyone knows that by now. In fact his next film Vikram features Kamal Haasan in the lead role. We expect it to be a fanboy tribute by Lokesh Kanagaraj. But we are not here to talk about that. We are here to talk about Thalapathy’s Master and it’s connection with Kamal’s Nammavar in 1994.
Even Kaithi which was released before Master was heavily influenced by Virumandi as admitted by Lokesh himself. So the similarity between Master and Nammavar should not be surprising. One thing that caught my eye in yesterday’s teaser is Vijay being an alcoholic. There’s even Quit Pannuda Song which indicates Vijay quitting drinking. Something similar is indicated in Nammavar too when Nagesh asks Kamal how Kamal transformed from being a rowdy in college days to become the vice principal of the college.
Another indication is the ego clash between Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi. Nammavar too had a Kamal and Karan face off with the two gaining the upper hand at different points. The frames in the trailer too are similar to Nammavar.
Master is definitely not a remake but there will definitely be Nammavar references with Thalapathy as the badass rebel professor.