Bharath brought a new dimension to youth acts with his dumb-and-deaf performance in 'Pattiyal' and did the family hero stuff in the memorable 'Emtan Magan'. And then there was 'Veyil', where he offered the perfect foil to an intense Pasupathy. Simbu was basking in the glory of the 'Thotti Jaya 'success the previous year, and went the full nine yards as actor-writer-director with 'Vallavan'.