Rajnikanth vs. Kamal Haasan
Kamal's ascent to success was destined. From child actor to handsome hero, the transition was just a matter of time. He was lucky to work with legends of the day, and he being a talent powerhouse, brought an extra dimension to every role he did. Rajni slogged to bag his role, and perhaps what stood out for him, was the fact that he was the epitome of everything that is not hero material. For Kamal's do-good hero, there was this perfect foil now in the industry, the do-no-good villain. Where Kamal brought passion and method, Rajni brought style and gimmicks. Tamil cinema embraced both.